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Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
us 186,000
Luke Brabin au
Luke Brabin
Full Tilt Online Qualifier
au 177,200
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
fi 176,500
Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
Full Tilt Online Qualifier
us 162,500 -5,000
Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 146,600
Brian Furness
Brian Furness
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
us 134,200
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 116,900
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
Full Tilt Red Pro
ca 108,700
Dale Marsland au
Dale Marsland
au 102,000
James Whittet hu
James Whittet
hu 95,900
Julius Colman au
Julius Colman
au 90,300
Sean Dunwoodie au
Sean Dunwoodie
au 89,500
Andrew Starkey
Andrew Starkey
Full Tilt Online Qualifier
87,700 -9,300
Jarred Graham au
Jarred Graham
au 86,600
Konstantin Bucherl
Konstantin Bucherl
Jason James ca
Jason James
ca 75,700
Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee
Mitchell Carle au
Mitchell Carle
au 73,200
Jani Mikkola
Jani Mikkola
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 69,800 60,300
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 69,500 11,500
Hiren Patel us
Hiren Patel
us 68,900
Emanuel Seal au
Emanuel Seal
au 68,800
Felix Oberaver
Felix Oberaver

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Team Full Tilt Dominates Day 1a!

[user135779] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

The first Day 1 flight of the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event has officially come to a close and you could not have asked for three bigger names to be at the top of the chip counts!

In fact, those three big names are the arguably the biggest steeds in the Full Tilt Poker stable - Team Full Tilt Pros Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Erick Lindgren. Lindgren has topped our chip counts with 186,000, while Antonius is close behind with 176,500, trailing Luke Brabin who stormed out of nowhere to bag 177,200.

Ivey is also up there, finishing with 134,200, but sandwiched between them are Carter Phillips (167,500) and Brian Furness (141,800).

Other big names to have made it through to Day 2 (made up of a huge majority of Full Tilt Pros) include Chris Moorman (116,900), Erik Cajelais (108,700), Sean Dunwoodie (89,500), Jarred Graham (86,600), Billy "The Croc" Agryros (64,500), Howard Lederder (62,500), James Akenhead (56,000), Robert Romanello (35,000) and Barny Boatman (22,800).

Australian football superstar Gary Ablett Jr. also managed to scrape through with 22,800, but unlike his fierce aggression and determination displayed on the field, he appeared quite timid at the tables and will need to change up his game come Day 2.

However, with those who survive, there are others that fall, and amongst those in today's tournament obituary include Maria Ho, Tony Dunst, Daniel Neilson, David Saab, Terrence Chan, JP Kelly, Raymond Rahme and Erica Schoenberg, as well as Full Tilt Pros Mike Matusow, Jonathan Karamalikis, Eli Elezra and Justin Smith.

In all, 83 out of the 238 players who started today will be returning on Wednesday to continue their quest to becoming the newest Aussie Millions champion. And if today is anything to go by, we could be in for one of the most incredible tournaments we've ever witnessed in this part of the world.

We could wax lyrical about what we've witnessed today, but given that the cleaning staff are belting our feet with the vacuum cleaners, it's time for us to wrap this up and get back home. Be sure to join us tomorrow from 12.30pm AEDT for Day 1b of the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event!

From all of us at PokerNews (and in case we don't see you), good afternoon, good evening and goodnight!

Dunwoodie Making a Late Charge

[user140525] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Sean Dunwoodie is up to 150,000. He explained to us his big double up hand that started the upward momentum:

Rhys Gould raised to 2,000, and Dunwoodie called. The flop came out {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-}, and Dunwoodie called an 1,800-chip bet. The turn was the {8-Clubs}, and Gould checked this street. Dunwoodie bet 4,100 and got a call. The {4-Diamonds} river must have changed something for Gould, who bet out 26,000. Dunwoodie then moved all in for a total of 40,000. He told us Gould said he knew he couldn't be bluffing in that spot, but he made the call anyway. Dunwoodie tabled {7-}{5-} for the nuts and a full double. After that, he kept taking down pots to work his way toward the top of the counts.

Tags: Sean DunwoodieRhys Gould

Akenhead Aches

[user162117] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

A middle position raiser would make a raise and send the action to Mitch Carle on the button, who made the call. At this point James Akenhead moved allin for his remaining 25,000. Carle would make the call and put Akenhead at risk.

The board ran out {k-}{6-}{6-}{2-}{10-}, Carle's hand holding up and eliminating Akenhead.

Unfortunitely for the Full Tilt Poker Red Pro he would be sent home late into day one.

Tags: James Akenhead

Three More Hands

[user135779] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal three more hands on each table, after which play will cease for the day.

Dan Damned

[user162117] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

After more than twelve hours of play, Dan Smith has exited the building.

Dan Smith and Manny Rodriguez have clashed yet again, to create round three of their battle.

With a flop showing {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, Smith put Rodriguez to a decision for all his chips and Rodriguez made the call.

Smith: {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Rodriguez: {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The turn and river bricked and Smith would be left with only 3,000.

Just a few hands later and Smith would move all-in from the hi-jack seat and garner a call from the big blind. Smith's {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} would need help that would never come against his opponent's {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

Tags: Dan Smith

Antonius Takes the Chip Lead

[user140525] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Barny Boatman opened his button to 2,100, and Patrik Antonius called out of the small blind. The flop came out {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, and Antonius checked. Boatman bet 2,600, and Antonius made it 8,500 total. Boatman sank into thought, and thought, and thought. Finally he three-bet to 18,500. It took Antonius only a minute to decide on a four-bet shove, enough to put Boatman all in four times over. Boatman folded, dropping down to 31,000. And alert the press: Antonius is up to a field-leading 175,000.

Tags: Barny BoatmanPatrik Antonius

Carle Can Turn

[user162117] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Randy Dorfman has already taken a runners-up title at an event at this years Aussie Millions and will be trying to carry that success into to the Main Event. Not if Mitch Carle has anything to do with it and not if he runs as bad as he did in this hand.

Folded to in the hi-jack, Carle raised to 1,600 and got a caller in Dorfman on the button.

Flop: {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{k-Spades}

Carle checked to Dorfman who threw in 2,200. With action back on Carle he would check-raise to 5,000. A call from Dorfman and a turn would be dealt.

The turn brought about the {4-Clubs} and an all-in bet up front from Carle. Dorfman made the call and tabled {k-}{j-}. Carle showed a lucky a turn catching {j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

The brick on the turn was good for Carle who takes the pot and moves to 45,000 while Dorfman slips to under 30,000.

Tags: Mitch Carle

Gimbel's Stack Gobbled

[user140525] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Chris Moorman opened to 2,000 from the hijack. Standard. Brian Furness called in the cutoff. Also standard. On the button, Harrison Gimbel moved all in for 27,800. More interesting. Moorman tanked long enough to run out his timebank before giving up his hand. Action back on him, Furness surprised everyone with a call.

Gimbel: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Furness: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The board ran out clean - {9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} - and Gimbel was eliminated shortly before the end of the night.

Tags: Harrison GimbelChris MoormanBrian Furness