Live Events 2
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Andras Kovacs hu
Andras Kovacs
hu 192,800
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
Full Tilt Sponsored Player
au 154,900
Michael Ottobre
Michael Ottobre
Martin Drewe au
Martin Drewe
au 136,100 116,100
Jay Kinkade
Jay Kinkade
Jeff Sarwer fi
Jeff Sarwer
fi 120,500
Haibo Chu au
Haibo Chu
au 113,900 93,900
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 110,000 90,000
Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 101,700 81,700
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 95,000 75,000
Rony Hanna
Rony Hanna
Connoz Burroughs
Connoz Burroughs
Evan Panesis
Evan Panesis
Manny Stavropoulos au
Manny Stavropoulos
au 85,600 65,600
Aytunc Tezay
Aytunc Tezay
Michael Newman us
Michael Newman
us 81,500
David Menz
David Menz
James Keys
James Keys
Shane Laugesen
Shane Laugesen
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 74,400 54,400
Gavin Cochrane gb
Gavin Cochrane
gb 70,200
Michael Egan au
Michael Egan
au 61,100 41,100
Kent Hunter
Kent Hunter
56,400 36,400
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au 55,000 35,000

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Day 1b Comes to a Close with Rossiter Topping the Pack

donpeters • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante
Ferguson the only Team Full Tilt member moving on from Day 1b
Ferguson the only Team Full Tilt member moving on from Day 1b

The second flight of action for the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event is in the books after 209 more runners joined the action, all for the cool price of AUD$10,000. After the first seven levels of play, under 80 of them remained. Heading the pack from Day 1b is Jeff Rossiter with 154,900 in chips.

Some of the other notables wrapping up the day with large stacks were Martin Drewe (136,100), Jay Kinkade (128,700), Jeff Sarwer (120,500), Randy Lew (119,000), and Gavin Griffin (101,700) while Grant Levy, Eric Assadourian, Evan Panesis and former Aussie Millions champion Lee Nelson will join them on Day 2.

Yesterday, Full Tilt Poker players held themselves a solid day and finished with their tag on the top four chip counts. Today, things didn't go too well for the team. David Oppenheim, Annette Obrestad, Carlos Mortensen, David Benyamine, Andrew Feldman and Steve Yea were all Red Pros that hit the rail while Team Full Tilt Poker members Andy Bloch and Gus Hansen were eliminated as well. Not all is lost from the team though on Day 1b, as Scott Montgomery finished with 49,200, Chris Ferguson with 45,400 and Roland de Wolfe with 26,100.

The third and final starting day kicks off on Tuesday at 12:30 P.M. local time here in Melbourne and once again the beautiful Crown Casino will be the host to all the action. Be sure to return right here to PokerNews to follow all of the action as we bring it to you live from the floor!

Three More Hands

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

The Tournament Director has just given the announcement that three more hands remain in the night!

Broadway for Judah

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Mel Judah pushed his last 3,400 in from the hi-jack and the small blind made the call.

Judah: {A-Spades}{10-Spades}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The board rolled out {2-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} to see Judah river Broadway to double to 8,400.

Tags: Mel Judah

Levy Tripped Up on River

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

With the board reading {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades}, Evan Panesis fired out a bet of 10,200 into Grant Levy.

Levy made the call and Panesis tabled his {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for runner-runner trips. Levy flashed his {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and mucked his hand while slipping to 18,000 in chips.

Tags: Evan PanesisGrant Levy

Capra Doubles

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

Andras Kovacs opened to 2,000 from under the gun with Sam Capra defending his big blind to see a {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop.

Capra checked and Kovacs fired out a bet only to have Capra move all in for roughly 21,000. Kovacs called to put the 2009 final tablist at risk.

Capra: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Kovacs: {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

With Capra needing to fade diamonds or running kings or cards to fill a straight, the turn and river landed running jacks to see Capra double through to 45,000 in chips.

Tags: Sam CapraAndras Kovacs

Darko Saved by Runner-Runner

[user80015] • Level 7: 400-800, 100 ante

On the flop of {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} we found Darko Balaban all in for his last 15,200 against Adam Johnson.

Balaban: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Johnson: {J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The turn and river landed the {6-Diamonds} and {A-Clubs} to see Balaban catch runner-runner to stay alive.

Tags: Adam JohnsonDarko Balaban