The United States will have to wait at least another year to bring home the Aussie Millions Main Event title, as Jake Balsiger has exited in third place at the hands of Ami Barer.
Balsiger min-raised to 240,000 on the button, Barer three-bet to what looked like 575,000 from the small blind, and the American four-bet to 1.175 million. Barer five-bet ripped, moving all in for effectively five million or so, and Balsiger snap-called.
Balsiger was in great shape to double up and take the chip lead, but his odds of winning the hand dipped when the dealer fanned , giving Barer eight extra outs to make a straight.
"Always a sweat!" someone yelled from the rail.
The turn was the , bringing a third club, and it reduced Barer's outs to eight because Balsiger held the only club.
The completed the board, giving both players a straight, but Barer's ten gave him the winning hand and eliminated Balsiger in third place.
With that massive hand, Barer heads into heads-up play with a three-to-one chip lead against Sorel Mizzi.