That'll be all from Day 1c and from all the day one's of the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event.
With 270 players competing in the third flight, the total field came to 746. This represents an increase of 65 players, and comes just one player short of the 2007 event. The record remains the 2008 event which was 780 players.
In all it looks like the players and poker room have done a great job in supporting the event.
Some big names came to the felt today including the Brothers Hachem (Joe and Tony), as well as Tony G, Mark Vos, Chris "Moorman1" Moorman, Clonie Gowen, Josh "JJ Prodigy" Field, Andrew "Adgee" Jeffreys, Jan Suchanek, and Rayan Nathan.
At the end of seven levels Pierre Aoukar would be the flight chip leader at 178,500. Some of the notables survived too - Steve Topakas (94,000), Tony G (86,000), and Mark Vos (35,000) will all be progressing to day two, amongst a host of other players.
With that the business end of the tournament begins tomorrow, with approximately 300 players returning as the long trek to the champion continues.
Join us from 12:30pm GMT+11 as we continue to countdown to the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event champion.
We didn't catch the preflop action but Mark Vos, with beer in hand on the last hand of the night saw a
flop. Vos asked his opponent if he wanted to keep it friendly and just check, which they both did. When the
hit the turn, again Vos goaded his opponent into checking through. The
fell on the river and for a third time Vos checked to his opponent who just couldn't help himself and bet 1,200.
Vos, snap-called saying "I just have to make a hero call before the end of the night." He showed
, and his opponent just laughed and mucked, saying he had jack-high.
Vos is at about 40,000.
Tony Bloom on the other hand has busted. He and an opponent got it all in while the rest of the table was bagging their chips. Bloom had aces, and his opponent jacks. Bloom was in good shape to double before a jack hit on the river.
The tables have been instructed to deal four more hands to complete the day's play.
Pierre Aoukar has charged to the top of the counts, eliminating Charles Caris in the process.
Preflop, Aoukar opened to 3,500 with Caris making the call from the small blind.
The flop came
and Caris check-called a 5,000 chip bet from Aoukar. The turn was
and Caris check-called another 5,000 chip bet.
The river paired the board with the
and once again Caris checked. This time Aoukar moved all in and Caris made the call, he had trapped himself.
Aoukar rolled over
for a full house, to eliminated Caris and his
which had made trips.
Aoukar has 178,500.
Preflop from under the gun, Oliver Gill made it 1,600 to go and was called by John Dalessandri on the button.
The flop came down
and Gill made a 2,300 chip bet. Dalessandri answered that with a raise to 5,300 before Gill decided to put all his chips in the middle.
Dalessandri made the call tabling
. When it was Gill's turn, he showed
The turn brought a deuce and the river a seven and Gill would see his stack drop while Dalessandri raked in the chips.
Benny Spindler is down to 57,000 in chips after running his own pocket eights into an opponent's pocket aces.
On a board showing
, Spindler opened with a 2,400 bet and his opponent moved all in for 15,400. Spindler tanked and eventually called, only to see his opponent turn over the aces. Failing to spike a third eight on the turn or river, Spindler surrendered the hand.
WIth a little less than a half-hour remaining in day 1c, there are a number of players who are yawning, resting their heads, and in general looking flat-out fatigued. In fact it's been like this every day so far of the main event. The only difference about tonight is that players who make it through to day 2 don't have much time to rest up before hitting the table again tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
I'm sure the $2,000,000 AUD first prize will certainly help wake them all up in the morning.
James Kinsey is up to 78,000 in chips after a recent encounter with Ben Savage.
Savage limped into the pot from the button, Jessica Dawley completed from the small blind and Kinsey checked his option in the big.
The flop came
and the action was checked to Savage who attempted to take the pot right then and there with an 800 bet. Dawley quickly folded but Kinsey, holding
, floated, opting to see the turn --
Kinsey then bet 800 on the strength of his top pair and Savage made the call. Kinsey wound up with trips after the river dropped the
on the board and he fired a 1,000 value bet. Savage made the call and mucked after Kinsey showed his three queens, leaving himself with 27,000 in chips.