2011 Aussie Millions

Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational
Days: 1
Event Info

2011 Aussie Millions

Final Results
Winning Hand
250,000 AUD
Event Info
25,000 AUD
Prize Pool
600,000 AUD
Level Info
5,000 / 10,000

Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational

Day 1 Completed

Headed to the Finals

Level 6 : 800-1,600, 100 ante
TV Table
TV Table

The first heat of today's Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout is over. The eight-handed table consisted of Tony G, Annette Obrestad, David Oppenheim, James Akenhead, Carlos Mortensen, Barny Boatman, Gus Hansen, and Mike Matusow. Only two of the eight advance to Friday's final table. Those two are David Oppenheim and Barny Boatman.

Surrounded by television cameras and bright lights in Studio 3 at Crown Casino, things got under way at around 2 p.m. local time here in Melbourne, Australia. Carlos Mortensen was the first casualty, going from chip leader to out the door in a rather quick fashion. That started off the flurry of exits. Gus Hansen was next to go when his {k-Spades}{j-Hearts} couldn't improve to best Barny Boatman's nines. Boatman did it again just a few hands later, this time it was James Akenhead who couldn't win a race, his ace-jack falling to Boatman's tens.

The players then took a short break and as soon as they got back, Annette Obrestad found two ladies and was all in preflop against Mike Matusow's {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. Though Matusow flopped the nut flush draw, {2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, he didn't get there, and was left with a lowly stack of about 1,200. On the very next hand, Obrestad finished him off in a battle of the blinds.

It wasn't long after that Tony G raised it up from under the gun and David Oppenheim called. The flop came down {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Oppenheim check-called Tony's bet of 3,000. Oppenheim bet enough to put the G all in on the {10-Spades} turn and Tony made the call. You can probably guess what happened next. Oppenheim table {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for top two pair and Tony showed {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a pair. The river didn't help Tony and he was out the door in fourth.

The action slowed considerably after the exit of Tony G. The players were on the bubble, as two of them would advance and one would be sent home with nothing.

After some shoves and no-calls, Annette Obrestad finally met her fate. She moved all in after a David Oppenheim raised from the big blind. He called and tabled jacks to Obrestad's ace-ten. She found no help on the board and was eliminated in third place.

David Oppenheim and Barny Boatman have advanced to Friday's finals. Oppenheim will take a stack of 156,000 with him and Boatman will carry over 44,000. Stay tuned to the live reporting coverage, as the second heat will kick off at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Obrestad Eliminated in 3rd Place

Level 6 : 800-1,600, 100 ante
Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad limped on the button, and Barny Boatman limped from the small blind. David Oppenheim, in the big blind, raised to 5,800. Obrestad moved all in and Boatman folded. Oppenheim made the call, tabling jacks. Obrestad's {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} was in need of some help.

Flop: {8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}

The {5-Spades} on the turn gave Obrestad a gutshot straight draw, but it wasn't to be as the {9-Diamonds} fell on the river.

David Oppenheim and Barny Boatman have advanced to the finals.

Tags: David OppenheimAnnette ObrestadBarny Boatman

Level: 6

Blinds: 800/1,600

Ante: 100

Things Have Slowed

Level 4 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

With a flurry of action and bustouts earlier, play has slowed down now. Why you ask? Because we're on the bubble. Two of the players advance to the final and one goes home empty handed.

The G Makes His Exit

Level 3 : 400-800, 0 ante
Tony G
Tony G

From under the gun, Tony G made it 2,500 preflop and found a caller in David Oppenheim from the big blind.

Flop: {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}

Oppenheim check-called Tony's bet of 3,000.

On the turn, {10-Spades}, Oppenheim bet enough to put Tony all in and the G called.

Oppenheim showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for a flopped top two and Tony tabled {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a turned pair and a straight draw. The queen Tony was looking for failed to appear on the river, instead it was the {2-Spades}, sending Tony out the door.

Tags: David OppenheimTony G

Level: 5

Blinds: 600/1,200

Ante: 100