2011 Aussie Millions

Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational
Days: 2
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 2 Completed

Moving On

Level 11 : 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
TV Table
TV Table

The second heat of the Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational is in the books. Given that the first heat was finished in about three hours, this was a marathon. The final two players left at the end of the night were Patrik Antonius and James Bord.

Thing got under way after a late start (we won't name names, but a couple of players were rather late), and after three levels of play, our first elimination had occured. Phil Ivey fell at the hands of James Bord.

Two levels later, David Benyamine exited, thanks to Patrik Antonius. We then lost Andrew Feldman, Jonathan Karamalikis, and Nikolay Evdakov, in that order. Three handed play was very interesting, thanks to Billy Argyros' table theatrics. They won't be moving on to the final table however, as he was ousted in third place.

Patrik Antonius and James Bord will be taking their chips, 67,600 and 132,400 respectively into the final table which is set to kick off Friday at 7:00 p.m. local time. Keep it locked to the Live Reporting Blog for all the action from this event and more here at the 2011 Aussie Millions.

The Croc Gets Bitten

Level 11 : 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Billy Argyros
Billy Argyros

Billy "The Croc" Argyros and James Bord got all the chips in the middle, with Crocky having the worst of it holding {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Bord, with {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} was a big favorite to finish things off for the night and when the board rolled out {2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Spades} that's exactly what he did.

James Bord and Patrik Antonius will take their respective stacks into tomorrow night's final table.

Tags: Billy "The Croc" ArgyrosJames Bord

$10k Tequilas

Level 11 : 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

James Bord just offered Billy "The Croc" Argyros $10,000 to drink four shots of Tequila. He's accepted, but there seems to be some difficulty in getting the shots to the table and in front of the camera. Bord stated "it's good value to make sure he wouldn't throw up on the table."

Tags: Billy "The Croc" ArgyrosJames Bord

Tightening Up

Level 11 : 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

Even though the players have very few big blinds, the play has tightened up considerably since returning from break. A quick raise seems to be enough to take down most of the pots preflop.

The blinds are certainly forcing the action, but we've yet to see any final fireworks.

Level: 11

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 400

Croc Doubles

Level 9 : 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

Patrik Antonius made it 6,000 to go and Billy Argyros moved all in. After some deliberation, Antonius, said "I have to call," and tossed in the chips, turning over {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Argyros tabled {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Argyros added a little more to his stack, and now sits at 44,000.

Tags: Billy ArgyrosPatrik Antonius

Evdakov Ousted

Level 9 : 1,200-2,400, 200 ante
Nikolay Evdakov
Nikolay Evdakov

Nikolay Evdakov open-shoved for about 30,000 with {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and was called by Patrik Antonius, who flipped over {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The board ran true for Antonius, coming out {5-Clubs}{q-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Evdakov is dunzo, while the remaining three continue to battle it out.

Tags: Patrik AntoniusNikolay Evdakov

Antonius and Bord Mix It Up

Level 8 : 1,200-2,400, 200 ante

James Bord made it 5,700 from the cutoff and Patrik Antonius called from the big blind.

The flop came down {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Antonius checked to Bord who bet 7,200. Antonius made the call and the {6-Spades} fell down on the turn.

Both players checked to the river, which brought the {k-Hearts}. Again, the two checked and Bord tabled {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} to take the pot.

Tags: Patrik AntoniusJames Bord