$250,000 Super High Roller

Event Info

Buy-in 250,000 AUD
Prize Pool 4,000,000 AUD
Players 16

Level Info

Level 15
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 5,000

Antonius Tanks Preflop


Phil Ivey opened for 175,000 on the button and Patrik Antonius hit the tank from the small blind. He thoughts for one minute, then two . . . three . . . four . . . five . . . six . . . "All in."

Gus Hasen wasted little time in folding from the big blind, and Ivey asked for a count. Even though there are two dealers at the table, Hansen volunteered, reached over, and began breaking down Antonius' stack, which ended up being a little over 900K. Ivey took a moment to stare up at the ceiling before spiraling his cards toward the muck.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,200,000 -218,000
Patrik Antonius fi
Patrik Antonius
fi 1,100,000 124,000

Tags: Patrik AntoniusGus HansenPhil Ivey

Negreanu Looking to Take Over the Top Spot on All-Time Money List

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey
Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey

Daniel Negreanu currently sits in second place on the all-time money list with $14,901,459, second only to Erik Seidel's $16,885,167. "Kid Poker" has a chance to change that tonight and take over the #1 spot if he can win the $250,000 Challenge for $2 million, which would put him in front of Seidel by just $16,292!

Tags: Daniel NegreanuErik Seidel


Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 5th Place

Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

After doubling up Gus Hansen, Sorel Mizzi found himself all in preflop with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and behind the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} of Phil Ivey. Mizzi needed some major help, and he got some as the {7-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop gave him both straight and flush possibilities.

Unfortunately for Mizzi, neither the {K-Hearts} turn nor {Q-Diamonds} river completed those draws and he was eliminated in fifth place, bringing us to the money bubble.

Once again, we are unable to get accurate counts at the moment, but will do so as soon as possible.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca Busted

Tags: Phi IveySorel Mizzi

Hansen Doubles Through Mizzi

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

On a flop of {6-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}, Gus Hansen checked from the big blind and Sorel Mizzi put out a bet from the under-the-gun position. Hansen then sprung to life with a check-raise to around 92,000, Mizzi moved all in, and Hansen snap-called.



Hansen had a hammerlock on the hand, and Mizzi was left drawing dead on the {4-Clubs} turn. The {K-Spades} was put out on the river for good measure, as Hansen collected the pot. Unfortunately we can't get close enough to the feature table to get accurate chip counts, but we will do so on the next break.

Tags: Sorel MizziGus Hansen

Ain't No Party Like a Party Poker Party

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Party Poker
Party Poker

Thanks for following along with our coverage of the 2012 Aussie Millions on PokerNews. Be sure to check out our friends at the PartyPoker blog as well for great posts by Mike Sexton, Tony G, Kara Scott, and Dragan Galic.

Tags: PartyPoker

Back to the Grind . . . Again

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

The story of the night seems to be long stretches of boredom accompanied by sporadic moments of pure excitement. Winfred Yu's elimination was one of those rare moments, and now it seems we're back to the other stuff as the remaining five players, all experienced pros, continue to trade blinds and antes back and forth.

Winfred Yu Eliminated in Sixth Place

Winfred Yu
Winfred Yu

Winfred Yu got his last 132,000 all in preflop and was way ahead of his sole opponent, Daniel Negreanu.



Unfortunately for Yu, the flop came down about as bad as it could when it ran out {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs}, giving Negreanu trips. The {5-Clubs} turn left Yu drawing dead, and he made his exit after the {J-Diamonds} was put out on the river.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,300,000 133,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuWinfred Yu