Live Events 4
Event 9 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event
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Fletcher Felted

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Patrick Fletcher out
Patrick Fletcher out
Patrick Fletcher has been eliminated from the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event.

After earlier taking a fairly sick bad beat, he found himself on the short stack and in need of doubling up. He took a shot holding {k-?}{q-?} on a {10-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop and was called by an opponent holding {j-Clubs}{q-Spades}.

Needless to say things didn't get better for Fletcher, the {a-Clubs} turn and {4-Diamonds} river completing the board and sending Fletcher to the rail.

Tags: Patrick Fletcher

Berec Busted

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Berec Quacks Out
Berec Quacks Out
Jozef Berec moved all in preflop with {2-Spades}{2-Hearts} and was called by his opponent holding {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}.

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{6-Spades} to see Berec hit the rail only a few hands before the dinner bell will be rung.

Tags: Jozef Berec

Lots of Chips for Small Cards

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Ivan Demidov
Ivan Demidov
Ivan Demidov has quietly amassed a small fortune of chips in today's tournament. His aggressive style backfired for him, however, in a recent hand after joining Harry Demetriou's table right along the rail.

After an early-position player opened to 775, action passed to Demidov in the small blind. He put in the second raise, to 2,250. His opponent, with position on Demidov, made the call. Demidov fired a continuation bet of 3,375 chips on the {8-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {8-Spades} flop and was again called. After that, he shut things down. Both players checked the {2-Spades} turn and the {10-Spades} river. Demidov tabled {A-?} {2-?} for a pair of deuces, but lost the pot when his opponent showed {5-Clubs} {6-Clubs}.

Demidov probably didn't mind the loss much. He's still sitting on roughly 65,000 in chips.

Tags: Ivan Demidov

Portaro Wins Round Two

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Johnny Solomons opened to 1,100 and found two callers including Bruno Portaro.

The flop fell {8-Spades}{J-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Solomons led for 3,500 and only Portaro called. The turn landed the {2-Clubs} and Solomons' 9,100 bet was check-raised to 23,000 by Portaro.

Solomons sat in the tank for over two minutes before laying his hand down as he slipped to 30,000 while Portaro jumped back to 59,600 in chips.

Tags: Bruno PortaroJohnny Solomons

All I Need is to Fold Kings Against Aces a Few Times...

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Nik Lackovic can lay down kings preflop
Nik Lackovic can lay down kings preflop
Nik Lackovic must have soul-reading skills beyond the means of the average poker player. Facing a newly-arrived opponent at his table who opened to 1,100 preflop, Lackovic proceeded to play back to 3,000.

The newcomer didn't flinch, and moved right back over the top all in for around 10,000 chips.

After some time in the tank, Lackovic looked over at his opponent and said, "I can't believe I'm going to lay this down."

After a little bit more playing with his cards in his hands, Lackovic open-mucked {k-?}{k-?}. Normally a newsworthy thing in itself, his opponent then opened {a-?}{a-?} clearly in awe of the massive fold by Lackovic.

Tags: Nik Lackovic

Nguyen Continues to Surge

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Minh must win!
Minh must win!
Minh Nguyen is continuing to surge hard as we approach the dinner break.

Most recently, he eliminated a player when his {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades} was too strong on a {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} board against {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, with the board running out {5-Hearts} and {5-Spades}.

With his opponent on the rail, Nguyen raked in the pot taking him to over 72,000 in chips.

Tags: Minh Nguyen

Same Day, Different Feel

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The Crown Poker Room today doesn't have quite the feel that it had yesterday. Things are much quieter, perhaps because of the fact that yesterday was the first day of the Main Event and perhaps because there is no AU$100K final table in the room today. While yesterday there was electricity in the air, the tone is more subdued today. It does not seem particularly more charged than any of the days of the preliminary events here at the 2009 Aussie Millions.

Fletcher Takes a Hit

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Patrick Fletcher has just taken a sizable hit after his opponent made his hand at the river. Fletcher fired at all the way down, betting 850 preflop with two callers. Leading a further 2,000 at the {4-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop which his opponent once again flat-called.

Fletcher fired 5,300 at the turn {9-Hearts}, which still wasn't enough to convince his opponent to lay his hand down, once again calling. Finally Fletcher bet 15,000 at the river {7-Spades} and his opponent check-called again.

Much to Fletcher's disgust his opponent proceeded to table {8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, for a rivered straight after calling the flop and turn with air.

Fletcher is down to 11,000 and in need of a double-up soon.

Tags: Patrick Fletcher

Italiano Books Up

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Angie Italiano opened to 700 and Rainer Quel made the call. The flop fell down {4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and the action was checked to the turn when it fell the {5-Hearts}.

Quel checked and Italiano led out with a bet of 1,000 and Quel with the {4-Hearts} landing on the river. Quel took the aggressive approach leading for 1,500 before Italiano raised it to 5,000.

Quel made the call and Italiano tabled {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} for a full house as Quel showed the {4-Clubs} and mucked. Italiano jumped to 19,000 following the hand as Quel continued to slip, now sitting on 10,200.

Tags: Angie ItalianoRainer Quel

Quel Straight Flushed

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Straight flush stacks Quel
Straight flush stacks Quel
Rainer Quel flopped the nuts holding {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} on a board of {5-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and with some heavy betting action, Joseph Thiel saw his {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} make the immortal nuts when the {10-Diamonds} landed on the turn making Thiel a straight flush.

The meaningless river saw Quel slip down to 17,200 as Thiel jumped to near 30,000 in chips.

Tags: Rainer Quel