2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$100,000 Challenge
Days:
123
$100,000 Challenge
Day 2 Completed

Ole Schemion Leads Final Table of $100,000 Challenge

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion

The official final table of the 2015 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge has been set, and it is truly a great one. Ole Schemion leads the pack with 1.888 million in chips, and he's trailed by Jason Mo with 1.15 million and Erik Seidel with 1.083 million. Include the likes of Justin Bonomo, Dani Stern, Richard Yong, Scott Seiver, and Alex Trevallion, and you've got yourself quite the lineup of stars.

Schemion's big chip lead came just before the night came to a close when he busted Tony Bloom in 10th place. Bloom, the winner of the 2004 Aussie Millions Main Event, raised all in on the river of a board that read {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} with a flush. Unfortunately for him, Schemion had the {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for a full house, and he made the easy call to send Bloom packing. Thanks to that hand, Schemion finished over 700,000 ahead of his nearest competitor.

The plan for Day 2 was to reach the final table with everyone remaining officially in the money. That couldn't have been done without someone earning the unlucky title of "bubble boy." That nickname went to Dan Smith, the 2012 winner of this event.

After Bloom went out in 10th place, the final nine competitors formed to one table. It was here that Smith moved all in from the cutoff seat with the {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and ran into the {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} of Seidel. Smith found no help on the flop, turn, or river, and he was eliminated to move Seidel over a million in chips to end play.

Not only did Seidel hit seven figures, but he found his way to the money in this event for a record fourth time — something no one else has done in the history of the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge. Heading into this year's affair, Seidel, David Steicke, Bloom, and Dan Shak had all made the money three times in this event, but now Seidel stands alone with four. He's also locked up no less than AU$310,000 in prize money to put his combined take from this event at over AU$3 million.

Speaking of money, the top prize this year is set at AU$1.87 million, and the top three spots are set to earn at least a million Australian dollars.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerChips
1Erik Seidel1,083,000
2Scott Seiver545,000
3Richard Yong554,000
4Justin Bonomo833,000
5Ole Schemion1,888,000
6Alex Trevallion291,000
7Dani Stern656,000
8Jason Mo1,150,000

It's going to be quite the finale when it goes down, and that's going to happen on Saturday, Jan. 31. All of the final eight players will now have a chance to make a deep run in the Main Event, which will see them enter the third and final starting flight tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Tags: Ole Schemion

Dan Smith Eliminated in 9th Place

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Play folded to Dan Smith in the cutoff seat, and he raised all in. Erik Seidel reraised all in from the button, and everyone else folded. Smith tabled the {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}, and Seidel had the {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}.

The {3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades} board gave Seidel the win and sent Smith home as the "bubble boy."

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted

Tags: Dan SmithErik Seidel

The Final Nine (full)

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
SeatPlayerChips
1Dan Smith448,000
2Erik Seidel572,000
3Scott Seiver609,000
4Richard Yong503,000
5Justin Bonomo850,000
6Ole Schemion1,897,000
7Alex Trevallion305,000
8Dani Stern665,000
9Jason Mo1,151,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 1,897,000 7,000
Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 1,151,000 351,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 850,000 -290,000
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 665,000 -95,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 609,000 69,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 572,000 117,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 503,000 113,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 448,000 -222,000
Alex Trevallion au
Alex Trevallion
au 305,000 -72,000

Tony Bloom Eliminated in 10th Place

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Tony Bloom
Tony Bloom

In a spectacular turn of events, 2004 Aussie Millions Main Event champion Tony Bloom has been eliminated. It wasn't too long ago that Bloom had a healthy, above-average stack, but he has since run into the juggernaut that is Ole Schemion.

After Bloom raised to 45,000 from the cutoff seat, Schemion reraised to 110,000 from the big blind. Bloom made the call, and the flop came down {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Schemion checked, and Bloom bet 115,000. Schemion called.

The turn was the {Q-Spades}, and both players checked to see the {Q-Hearts} land on the river. Schemion led with a bet of 175,000, and Bloom raised all in for right around 400,000. Schemion confirmed with the dealer that Bloom said that he was all in, then gave a little quick shrug and called.

Bloom tabled the {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a rivered flush, but that was no good against Schemion's {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for a full house.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 1,890,000 720,000
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb Busted

Tags: Ole SchemionTony Bloom

Paul Newey Eliminated in 11th Place

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Paul Newey
Paul Newey

Paul Newey just fell in 11th place, running the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} into the {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} of Dan Smith. The money went in preflop and the board ran out {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} to give Smith the win.

With that, Newey was gone in 11th place and the field of 10 balanced to two tables of five. Each table will now play round for round in order to keep the pace even.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 670,000 370,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb Busted

Tags: Dan SmithPaul Newey

Trevallion Doubles Up

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Dani Stern moved all in from the small blind against Alex Trevallion's big blind. The winner of the 2015 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge just two days ago made the call with the {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs} and had his last 176,000 in chips on the line just a few spots off the money. Stern had the {8-Clubs}{4-Spades} for two very live cards.

The board came {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and Trevallion doubled up.

Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 760,000 -140,000
Alex Trevallion au
Alex Trevallion
au 377,000 167,000

Tags: Alex TrevallionDani Stern

Seiver Doubles Through Bonomo

donpeters • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

After Justin Bonomo raised from under the gun to 45,000, Scott Seiver reraised all in from the next seat for 250,000 even. Play folded back to Bonomo, and he called with the {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Seiver had him pipped with the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}.

Thanks to a board of {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, Seiver was able to double back over half a million in chips. Bonomo slipped back to 1.14 million.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,140,000 -145,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 540,000 210,000

Tags: Scott SeiverJustin Bonomo