2015 Aussie Millions

$10,600 Main Event
Day: 1c
Event Info

2015 Aussie Millions

Final Results
Winning Hand
1,385,500 AUD
Event Info
10,000 AUD
Prize Pool
6,480,000 AUD
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

$10,600 Main Event

Day 1c Completed

WSOP APAC Bracelet Winner Alex Antonios Leads Day 1c; Ivey Advances to Day 2

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante
Alex Antonios
Alex Antonios

Day 1c of the 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship AU$10,600 Main Event attracted 292 players, which along with Day 1a's 183 and Day 1b's 173 brings the total field to 648, which is a little shy of last year's 668.

The third and final starting flight played seven 90-minute levels, and after that time approximately 150 remained with World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific bracelet winner Alex Antonios and his stack of 206,200 leading the way. Others who bagged up big stacks were Jordi Urlings (147,700), Don Mishra (143,400), and Dylan Honeyman (143,200).

Antonios, who won the WSOP APAC $2,200 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em event back in October for AUD$128,784, steadily chipped up throughout the day. In the last level of the night, there was around 20,000 in the pot and a board reading {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{a-Spades}. A player in middle position had checked and Antonios took the opportunity to bet 7,900. His opponent thought long and hard before making the call, but mucked just as soon as Antonios rolled over the {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for two pair. While Antonios thrived, more than a hundred players failed to survive.

"All in and a call Table 27," was heard just 45 minutes into play, and it was a result of a raising war on a {3-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop. Nathan Vingrys ended up getting his stack all in and was at risk against Khylon Hanegraaf.

Hanegraaf: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}
Vingrys: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Vingrys opted to commit with his big pocket pair, but he was in big trouble as Hanegraaf had flopped a full house. Vingrys could still win with an ace, but it wasn't in the cards as the {10-Spades} blanked on the turn followed by the {J-Spades} on the river. With that, Vingrys became the first elimination of the day, though he soon had company.

Others who hit the rail as Day 1c progressed were Sam Khouiss, Justin Bonomo, Jackie Glazier, Scott Seiver, Doug "WCGRider" Polk, Sam Trickett, Bryn Kenney, Igor Kurganov, Tobias Reinkemeier, and 2010 Aussie Millions champ Tyron Krost.

Of course not everyone was so unlucky. Among those to advance to Day 2 were AU$25,000 Challenge champ Alex Trevallion (85,500); the legendary Phil Ivey (84,600); "King" Dan Smith (79,000); Asia Player of the Year Pete Chen (77,000); World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific bracelet winner Luke Brabin (70,500); and German wunderkind Ole Schemion (60,400).

The survivors from each of the starting flights will combine under one roof for Day 2 action at 12:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday. The plan is to play five 90-minute levels with a 15-minute break after each (no dinner break), which means players will have a relatively early night so they may attend the Aussie Millions Welcome Party. Of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be there every step of the way to bring your all the action and eliminations straight from the floor of the Crown Poker Room.

While you wait, check out our video featuring WSOP APAC champ Scott Davies:

End-of-Day Chip Counts

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Alex Antonios au
Alex Antonios
206,200 11,200
Jordi Urlings mt
Jordi Urlings
147,700 147,700
Don Mishra sg
Don Mishra
Bobby Zhang au
Bobby Zhang
Dylan Honeyman au
Dylan Honeyman
143,200 -7,800
Fabio Vallelonga
Fabio Vallelonga
Timothy Mitchell
Timothy Mitchell
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
WSOP 4X Winner
Aristomenis Stavropoulos
Aristomenis Stavropoulos
Victor Teng au
Victor Teng
Phares Bouya
Phares Bouya
David Longmate gb
David Longmate
Darren Melia
Darren Melia
Benjamin Savage
Benjamin Savage
John Lombardo au
John Lombardo
Tonio Roder de
Tonio Roder
96,900 -3,100
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
96,600 -9,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Killeen ie
Kevin Killeen
95,600 30,600
Wai Tung Lo hk
Wai Tung Lo
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
Marko Neumann de
Marko Neumann
91,000 -23,000
Keanu Simpson au
Keanu Simpson
Jason Les us
Jason Les
86,600 24,600
Scott Davies us
Scott Davies
86,500 46,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Charles Caris au
Charles Caris

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Three More Hands

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. We're headed out to the field to capture any last-minute action and to compile a list of chip counts. Stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 1c action.

Mizzi Gets Rivered to Bust

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

They'll be no final table appearance this year for Sorel Mizzi after an opponent rivered a flush to eliminate him.

He was in the small blind and three-bet a 1,200 early position open to 3,800. His opponent called and checked behind on a {2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop. Mizzi led out for 4,200 on the {k-Spades} turn and was quickly raised up to 12,000. The Canadian only had another 11,400 behind and in they went after a couple of minutes counting his chips.

"There's too much in there to fold, sorry if I bad beat you, brother," said Mizzi's opponent as he called off the extra with {q-Spades}{10-Spades} for a flush draw.

Mizzi opened {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} but the couldn't stay ahead as the river was the {3-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi

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Drinan Trying To Trap with King-Three

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante

"Oh, how much do I owe you?" asked Connor Drinan after the waiter delivered another glass of wine. Luckily for Drinan, the waiter informed him that Dan Smith had already taken care of it from the other side of the room.

"Oh, well tell Dan Smith thank you for me," Drinan told the waiter.

After that, Drinan continued the zestful conversation he was having about playing {K-}{3-} suited, but accidentally limping in with the hand when he meant to raise.

"I can't even bluff this table!" he exclaimed. "You guys are too smart! I bluffed the other table so much, but here... here I gotta try and trap you guys by limping king-three!"

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A River Full of Surprise

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante

"Didn't see that one on the river!" commented Daniel Laidlow to Craig McCorkell after he bet-folded.

Four players had taken to a {3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop and all checked to the {4-Hearts} turn where McCorkell led out for 2,500 from the small blind. Aditya Agarwal was the only caller from the button and the board completed with the {8-Spades}.

McCorkell bet again, for 5,500 only to see Agarwal quietly raise to 18,600. McCorkell took a few minutes to fold as he needed to stare down his opponent for while first.

Player Chips Progress
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
64,000 -19,000
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
34,000 -40,000
WSOP 1X Winner

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The Rich Get Richer

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante

Back in October Alex Antonios won a bracelet in the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific $2,200 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em event, not to mention AUD$128,784 in prize money, and right now it looks like he could very well bag the Day 1c chip lead.

In a recent hand, we stumbled upon the action with around 20,000 in the pot and a board reading {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{a-Spades}. A player in middle position had checked and Antonios took the opportunity to bet 7,900. His opponent thought long and hard before making the call, but mucked just as soon as Antonios rolled over the {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for two pair.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Antonios au
Alex Antonios
195,000 15,000

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Some People Tilt When They Drink, But Drinan Isn't Some People

Level 7 : 300-600, 100 ante

"You been drinking from the start?" asked Ole Schemion to his new table mate, Connor Drinan.

"No," responded Drinan, smiling wide to display his now purple teeth thanks to a couple glasses of wine.

"Some guy tilted me, so I had to start drinking on dinner," he continued. "I knew if I didn't start to drink, I would just punt it all off," Drinan said as he waved his arms wide as if to motion him spreading his chips everywhere. "But if I started to drink, I'd run up a big stack after the break. Now look!"

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