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Event 9 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event

Channing Sends One Home

Catching the action on the flop of {7-Clubs}{J-Spades}{2-Clubs} Bruno Portaro led out fo 1,200 and was me with a reraise to 4,600 with Neil Channing making the call as Portaro passed.

The turn landed the {8-Hearts} and Channing instantly called the all in from his opponent and tabled {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} to be a long way ahead of his opponent's {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}. The river fell a safe {K-Spades} for Channing sending him to 35,000 as he sent his opponent to the rail.

Tags: Neil Channing

Casale's Kings Cracked

Antonio Casale saw Casey Kastle raise the button and the player in the small blind call before he squeezed out {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}. Sitting in the big blind, he opted to reraise to 4,400. Kastle made the call, but the small blind went for the squeeze play by reraising all in for 13,000 total. Casale reshoved for about 60,000, drawing a very reluctant fold from Kastle. The small blind was caught, turning over {5-Hearts} {7-Hearts}, but got bailed out by the board. The {3-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {4-Clubs} flop gave the small blind hearts and a gutshot; the {6-Clubs} turn filled the gutshot; and the {8-Hearts} river filled the hearts.

Casale's stack moved back to 47,500.

Tags: Antonio Casale

Boatman Floats Away

The anchor is up for Boatman
The anchor is up for Boatman
Barny Boatman has just sailed out of this tournament, when his {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} couldn't outdraw Lisa Walsh's {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, with the final board reading {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}.

With Walsh taking the last few thousand of Boatman's chips, she increased her stack to 19,000 and change.

Tags: Lisa WalshRoss Boatman

Quach Ends Ng

Boom-Shaka-Lakka out
Boom-Shaka-Lakka out
Ken Quach has just silenced Mr 'Boom-Shaka-Lakka' himself; Kenny Ng. Quach held {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} to be well ahead of Ng's {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

The board of {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Spades} couldn't see any improvement for Ng as he headed to the rail as Quach chipped up to 40,000 in chips.

Tags: Ken QuachKenny Ng

Another Titan Down for the Count

Erik Seidel has been patiently waiting all day to find the right spots. He thought he finally found one with {10-Clubs} {10-Hearts}, reraising out of the small blind after a player open-raised from the cutoff. The cutoff player put in a third raise when the action came back to him, prompting Seidel to move all in for 23,600. The cutoff called with {A-Clubs} {9-Clubs}.

Unfortunately for Seidel, he wasn't able to dodge the cards that he needed to dodge in order to emerge unscathed. An ace flopped, {Q-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {A-Spades}, and then the board double paired out {5-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} to send him to the rail.

Tags: Erik Seidel

Derias Calls Heads, Flips Tails

With the action folding round to Sherif Derias on the button he opened to 1,000 and was met with an all in reraise by Stuart [Removed:293]. Derias made the call tabling {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and was in a race against [Removed:293]'s {A-Spades}{K-Spades}.

Derias would lose the flip when the board ran out {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and thus be crippled with only 5,000 in chips.

Tags: Sherif DeriasStuart Barclay

Vengrin Piles On

Matt Vengrin saw two short stacks move all in before he could act and decided to get in on the fun. The first player moved all in for 6,000 with pocket threes; the second moved all in for 14,000 with {A-?} {J-?}. Vengrin, obviously, didn't know what they had when he decided to call over the top of both of them with {A-?} {K-?}. It worked out for him when the board ran out {A-?} {4-?} {7-?} {5-?} {8-?} to give him top pair, top kicker and the best hand. He has moved up in the counts to over 70,000.

Tags: Matt Vengrin

The Real Feature Table

There are two red-felted tables in the center of the Crown Poker Room that serve as the feature tables. Both are within easy access of the rail along the walkway that splits the room in half. But right now, all of the railbirds are crowded around a table in the front corner of the tournament area, right under the television bank. The draw? The following four players are all sitting in a row: Maya Geller-Antonius, Max Veenhuyzen, Marty Smyth, and WSOP Main Event runner-up Ivan Demidov.

Marcus Motors to Chip Lead

'Kefallonian Kid' cruising
'Kefallonian Kid' cruising
Seeing a flop of {J-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} in a limped pot Michael Marcos led out from the small blind with an 800-chip bet. The big blind then bumped it to a further 1,600, and once the limper was out of the way, Marcos made it another 4,800 to go.

The big blind then put in yet another raise making it 8,000, which was immediatley followed with Marcos moving all in with the big blind putting his remaining 15,000 chips into the pot.

Marcos: {J-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Big Blind: {J-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

With the big blind drawing dead to a chop he would see the {8-Spades} and {7-Diamonds} land on the turn and river to see Marcos skyrocket up to 80,000 in chips.

Tags: Michael Marcos

Action a Bit Slow

The post-dinner action hasn't lived up to the action we've seen on some of the other days of the 2009 Aussie Millions. The players seem to be stuck in first gear. As an example of what passes for action right now, Daren Yoon's table took a four-way limped flop of {8-Clubs} {7-Spades} {K-Diamonds}. Everyone checked on that street, and then checked again on the {7-Hearts} turn. When Yoon bet 1,500 on the {5-Hearts} river, the other three players couldn't muck fast enough.