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Event 9 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event

Stewart Scott in the Bully Pulpit

Stewart Scott has the most chips and he's putting them to good use. In position, he called a raise to 55,000 from Annica Ivert. Sam Capra also called out of the blinds. All three players checked the {7-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {2-Diamonds} flop. On the turn, Ivert took a stab at the pot with a bet of 72,000, roughly half-pot. Scott raised that bet to 175,000, folding Capra and Ivert in turn.

Tags: Annica IvertSam capraStewart Scott

Dixon Ruecker Eliminated in 12th Place (AU$80,000)

Dixon Ruecker - 12th Place
Dixon Ruecker - 12th Place
Dixon Ruecker moved his last 26,000 in preflop from middle position before Annica Ivert raised to 90,000 from the small blind. The action was then with Stewart Scott in the big blind who, perhaps sensing that Ivert was trying to isolate against the short-stacked player, put in a four-bet to 220,000. It worked as Ivert folded her hand.

Scott: {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}
Ruecker: {J-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

The board fell {K-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Scott's incredible rush continues as he makes an unlikely flush to eliminate Ruecker from the tournament in 12th place. He'll take home AU$80,000.

Tags: Dixon RueckerStewart Scott

Ramakrishnan Takes it with Overbet

Elliot Smith raised to 50,000 from under the gun before Rajkumar Ramakrishnan popped it up to 200,000 from the cutoff. Smith made the call and they saw a flop of {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

Smith checked and Ramakrishnan moved all in for over 900,000 which was enough to cover his opponent. Smith lifted his sunglasses and stared directly at Ramakrishnan intently for a good two minutes before folding.

Ramakrishnan moved to 1.4 million with Smith back to 810,000.

Tags: Elliot SmithRajkumar Ramakrishnan

Dixon Ruecker Crippled

We weren't certain who was the all-in player in a hand between Dixon Ruecker and Sam Capra. Ruecker opened from the big blind for 50,000; Capra was next to act and made it 190,000 to go. Ruecker went into the tank for several minutes before moving all in. Capra called.

Ruecker: {K-Clubs} {J-Hearts}
Capra: {6-Spades} {6-Diamonds}

Both players had reached the stage of the tournament where they were willing to take a race. This one went to Capra on a board of {Q-Clubs} {5-Spades} {3-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}. His sixes held, to the loud cheers of several Capra supporters on the rail. When the stacks were counted down, Ruecker was left with 30,000. Capra is on 1.0 million now.

Ruecker was the button on the next hand and folded after Richard Ashby limped in.

Tags: Dixon RueckerSam Capra

Gruneberg Wins Blind Battle

The action folded around to Tino Lechich in the small blind who raised to 70,000. Zach Gruneberg made the call in the big blind.

The flop came down {5-Spades}{A-Spades}{K-Hearts} and Lechich led for 75,000. Gruneberg then cut down his chips before splashing 275,000 into the middle to send Lechich into the tank.

Lechich removed his glasses and rubbed his face in his hands as he anguished over the decision. He eventually let it go and Gruneberg wins the blind war. Lechich slips back to 550,000 with Gruneberg up to 980,000.

Tags: Tino LechichZach Gruneberg

Lechich Takes One Off Rho

Tino Lechich raised to 60,000 and Peter Rho made the call in the big blind.

The flop landed {3-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{K-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Rho checked to Lechich who fired 75,000. Rho beat him into the pot with a call.

The river was the {J-Hearts} and both checked. Lechich tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} to take it down.

Tags: Peter RhoTino Lechich

New Seat Assignments

Table 10

Seat 1: Richard Ashby
Seat 2: Dixon Ruecker
Seat 3: Sam Capra
Seat 4: Barny Boatman
Seat 5: Annica Ivert
Seat 6: Stewart Scott

Table 14

Seat 1: Elliot Smith
Seat 2: Rajkumar Ramakrishnan
Seat 3: Peter Rho
Seat 4: Zach Fellows
Seat 5: Tino Lechich
Seat 6: Zach Gruneberg


As the emotions of the rail settle down after the elimination of fan favourite Grant Levy, the twelve remaining players are now taking a fifteen-minute break.