$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

Negreanu is King

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu raised to 40,000 under the gun and Gus Hasen looked him up from the button. When the flop fell {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, Negreanu bet 62,000, Hansen grabbed a stack of chips and raised to around 450,000, and Negreanu moved all in for 457,000. Hansen made the call and the cards were turned up:



Hansen had flopped top pair, but it was no good against Negreanu's pocket pair of kings. "Kid Poker" also held the king of clubs, meaning he topped Hansen's flush draw. The {4-Hearts} turn was nothing special, and neither was the {A-Diamonds} river. Negreanu's kings held to give him a big double while Hansen took yet another hit.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 910,000 601,500
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk 300,000 -425,000

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Hansen Flops the Nuts, but Mizzi Turns It


Action folded to Gus Hansen in the hijack and he raised to 51,000. Sorel Mizzi was next to act and opted to move all in for 234,000. The button and blinds got out of the way, while Hansen made the call.



The {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop was gin for Hansen as he flopped the nut straight, but Mizzi picked up a draw to the nut flush. Fortunately for Mizzi, the {3-Hearts} spiked on the turn to give him the guaranteed double. The meaningless {10-Spades} was put out on the river as Hansen took a small hit to his stack.

Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk 725,000 -246,500
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 500,000 266,000

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We Have a Hand!

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Phil Ivey limped under the gun and was followed by Patrik Antonius in middle position and Gus Hansen in the cutoff. Daniel Negreanu checked his option in the big blind and it was four-way action to the {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop. Ivey checked, Antonius bet 35,000, Hansen raised to 72,000, and Negreanu folded.

With action back on Ivey, he check-raised to 144,000, which was enough to get both Antonius and Hansen to fold.

Tags: Gus HansenPatrik AntoniusPhil IveyDaniel Negreanu

All Quiet on the $250K Front

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

We know we didn't have any hands during that last level, and the reason is simple, there weren't any hands to report. Simple raise and take its were common, with no substantial pots developing. To makes matters worse, the players at the final table aren't even talking.

Phil Ivey has a pair of headphones on and is zoned out, while Sorel Mizzi seems to be enjoying his massage. Even the talkative Daniel Negreanu has been mum.


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Lull in the Action

Chad_Holloway • Level 9: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

We wish we had something to report, but since returning from the break, there has been no noteworthy action. Studio 3 is eerily quiet and it seems fatigue is setting in for the spectators, camera crew, media, and players. The good news is this is a turbo structure, meaning the action will be forced sooner than later.


Hansen Extends the Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 6,000-12,000, 1,000 ante

The last hand dealt before the break took about eight minutes or so into the break due to Gus Hansen tanking to a flop shove from Tony Bloom.

Bloom opened preflop to 28,000 and Hansen called on the button. Sorel Mizzi called from the small blind and the flop came down {J-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}. After Mizzi and Bloom checked, Hansen fired 51,000. Mizzi folded, then Bloom check-raised all in for 254,000. Hansen tanked for a long while, several minutes into break. He was mumbling to himself the entire time and seemed to have a pretty tough decision in front of him. Eventually, Hansen folded and Bloom won the pot.

Tags: Gus HansenTony BloomSorel Mizzi