Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
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!
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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.
Unfortunately for Rodrigues, the board ran out 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!
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 and Rodrigues the . 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 and the two players chopped up the pot to keep Rodrigues alive.
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.
Chris Moorman made it 25,000 from the button and Randy Dorfman made the call.
Dorfman check-called 33,000 on the flop as the 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.
Manny Rodrigues shipped his final 33,000 into the pot from under the gun and David Gorr made the call from the small blind.
No need for a dramatic explanation of the hand. The board ran out to see Rodrigues double to 80,000 as Gorr slipped to 440,000.
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.
With Bonkowski in a flip for a day three berth, the 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 on the turn saw Bonkowski have Reinkemeier drawing to just two outs, and when the river blanked with the , he doubled to 500,000 as Reinkemeier slipped to 420,000 in chips.