Live Events 2
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Just Eighteen Remain; Moorman and Vos Leading

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Chris Moorman; the man leading the final 18
Chris Moorman; the man leading the final 18

After a near ten-hour grind on the felt of the Crown Casino poker room, Day 3 of the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event has come to an end!

Seventy-six players took to the felt at the start of the day, but unfortunately four of them would be going empty handed. Van Marcus and Eugene Katchalov would be two of these before a simultaneous Carter Phillips and Julius Colman elimination would see the two split the AUD$15,000 minimum-cash.

From then, the action flowed fast as we proceeded to lose a further thirteen players before break as overnight chip leader Randy Dorfman was overtaken by the man everybody strives to emulate – whether it be poker skills, aura or ability to transcend the human species and act like a robot sent back into time to crush the poker world – Patrik Antonius. As players jostled for position on the leaderboard, it would be Dorfman becoming the first man to join the seven-figure club as a further seventeen players hit the rail before the next break as Dorfman edged ahead of Antonius.

As the final thirty-six redrew and the dinner bell tolled, it would be Team Full Tilt Poker members Howard Lederer and Erick Lindgren swiftly bumped to the rail on the resumption of play as the final four tables were reached with just over a level remaining in the day.

When Manny Rodrigues was the last elimination of the night, he joined the likes of locals Haibo Chu (56th), John Dalessandri (55th), Nik Lackovic (54th), Karib Karib (50th), Michael Guttman (45th), Emanuel Seal (25th) and Matthew Kirk (20th), alongside internationals Carter Phillips (equal 72nd), Mike Sowers (40th), Lederer (34th), Lindgren (33rd), Gabe Patgorski (32nd) and Elliot Smith (23rd) all unable to survive to the penultimate day.

That day will see just eighteen players surviving with Chris Moorman holding the greatest chance of capturing the AUD$2,000,000 first prize as he will carry through 1,643,000 in chips. Snapping at his heels include Mark Vos (1,200,000), Cliff Lee (1,192,000), Dorfman (1,190,000) and Jeff Rossiter (1,069,000) who are the only players in the seven-figure club.. Antonius (965,000) along with last year's third-place finisher Sorel Mizzi (965,000) and Randy Lew (488,000) still remain in the mix to claim their first – and most likely not their last – Aussie Millions title!

Make sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting team tomorrow from 12:30 pm EST as we play down till just a final table of seven remains with all the live coverage being brought to you from the luxurious Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia!

Tags: Chris MoormanMark Vos

Day 3 Seating Draw

[user80015] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Table 1

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Michael Ryan782,000
2Sorel Mizzi965,000
3Tobias Reinkemeier561,000
4Eli Heath611,000
5David Menz423,000
6Patrik Antonius958,000

Table 2

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Randy Dorfman1,190,000
2Manny Stavropoulos135,000
3Mark Vos1,200,000
4Tyler Bonkowski453,000
5Jeff Rossiter1,069,000
6David Gorr455,000

Table 3

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Sam Razavi841,000
2Randy Lew488,000
3James Keys880,000
4Shane Sigsbee624,000
5Chris Moorman1,643,000
6Cliff Lee1,192,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 1,643,000 293,000
Mark Vos au
Mark Vos
Full Tilt Red Pro
au 1,200,000 505,000
Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee
1,192,000 142,000
Randy Dorfman us
Randy Dorfman
us 1,190,000 10,000
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
Full Tilt Sponsored Player
au 1,069,000 149,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 965,000 -5,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
fi 958,000 -102,000
James Keys
James Keys
880,000 200,000
Samad Razavi gb
Samad Razavi
gb 841,000 -244,000
Michael Ryan us
Michael Ryan
us 782,000 122,000
Shane Sigsbee us
Shane Sigsbee
us 624,000 44,000
Eli Heath
Eli Heath
611,000 111,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 561,000 141,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 488,000 -112,000
David Gorr au
David Gorr
Full Tilt Sponsored Player
au 455,000 15,000
Tyler Bonkowski ca
Tyler Bonkowski
ca 453,000 -47,000
David Menz
David Menz
423,000 -342,000
Manny Stavropoulos au
Manny Stavropoulos
au 135,000 -125,000

Manny Rodrigues Eliminated in 19th Place (AUD$45,000)

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Manny Rodrigues - 19th Place
Manny Rodrigues - 19th Place

After being all in numerous times this level, Manny Rodrigues' run in the Main Event has come to an end.

David Gorr opened to 25,000 from under the gun and Rodrigues committed his final 42,000 from the small blind with Gorr making the call.

Rodrigues: {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Gorr: {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Unfortunately for Rodrigues, the board ran out {8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} to see Rodrigues collect AUD$45,000 for his great short-stack ninja work as the final eighteen players can now bag and tag their chips, and get some well deserved rest!

Tags: David GorrManny Rodrigues

Rodrigues Survives

donpeters • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Manny Rodrigues raised all in from under the gun for his last 25,000. He was down to just two and a half big blinds. Mark Vos provided some protection from the button with a reraised to 50,000 and everyone folded.

Vos turned over the {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Rodrigues the {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Vos, who had been needing to use the restroom for quit some time now, tabled his hand and sprinted to the bathroom as the dealer ran the board.

The board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and the two players chopped up the pot to keep Rodrigues alive.

Tags: Manny RodriguesMark Vos

Rodrigues Raise-Folds with Less Than 10 Big Blinds

donpeters • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

From under the gun, Manny Rodrigues raised to 27,000. Mark Vos reraised from the button to 75,000. "I don't really like this hand," said Rodrigues as he sat contemplating with 68,000 chips behind. Eventually, he tossed it away and left himself with under seven big blinds. Vos showed two queens.

Tags: Manny RodriguesMark Vos

Dorfman Moorman-ised

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Chris Moorman made it 25,000 from the button and Randy Dorfman made the call.

Dorfman check-called 33,000 on the {2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop as the {K-Spades} spiked on the turn.

With the action checked to Moorman, he pushed out a bet of 69,000 only to have Dorfman respond with a check-raise to 168,000. Moorman made it 319,000, and after several minutes in the tank, Dorfman folded.

As Moorman raked in the pot to move to 1,350,000, Dorfman slipped to 1,180,000 in chips.

Tags: Chris MoormanRandy Dorfman

Rodrigues Goes Pow and Doubles

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Manny Rodrigues shipped his final 33,000 into the pot from under the gun and David Gorr made the call from the small blind.

Rodrigues: {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Gorr: {6-Spades}{5-Spades}

No need for a dramatic explanation of the hand. The board ran out {7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} to see Rodrigues double to 80,000 as Gorr slipped to 440,000.

Tags: Manny RodriguesDavid Gorr

Tyler Wins Battle of Difficult Names

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Tyler Bonkowski
Tyler Bonkowski

Tyler Bonkowski opened the button to 25,000 only to have Tobias Reinkemeier three-bet to 57,000 from the small blind.

Bonkowski jammed for 240,000 and Reinkemeier made the call.

Bonkowski: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Reinkemeier: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

With Bonkowski in a flip for a day three berth, the {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop was one of the best he could have seen as it cut down the three jacks Reinkemeier had while also adding two nines.

The {6-Clubs} on the turn saw Bonkowski have Reinkemeier drawing to just two outs, and when the river blanked with the {2-Diamonds}, he doubled to 500,000 as Reinkemeier slipped to 420,000 in chips.

Tags: Tobias ReinkemeierTyler Bonkowski