2016 Aussie Millions

Event #1: $1,150 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2016 Aussie Millions

Final Results
Winning Hand
275,300 AUD
Event Info
1,025 AUD
Prize Pool
1,353,000 AUD
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Event #1: $1,150 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

Just 17 Remain With Sean Giesbrecht Leading Into The Final Day

Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Sean Giesbrecht
Sean Giesbrecht

The opening event of the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship played into the money and down to the final two tables at Crown Entertainment Complex Sunday.

The 126-player money bubble burst early in the day when chip leader Hon Cheong Lee made a straight on the river to crack Stephen Boots' top pair.

But Lee would not hang onto the lead, Aussie Daniel Neilson ran hot and took control at the midway point of the day before Lee handed the lead to Aditya Rao in a massive cooler with queens against kings.

Rao became the first player over and above the one-million chip mark, but others would catch up. By the time they got down to three tables remaining, Kevin Blackwood, Louis Salter and Phachara Wongwichit had all pushed over one million with Rao joing an ever growing group of players just below that mark.

While they got into the money today, recognizable names like 2012 World Series of Poker November Niner Rusell Thomas (106th Place $3,245), Two-time European Poker Tour Main Event finalist Xuan Liu (86th Place $3,515), Australian Poker Hall of Fame member Van Marcus (58th Place $3,790), EPT Season 12 Malta winner Niall Farrell (26th $6,495), and US Television Writer and Producer Matt Salsberg (23rd Place $7,575) could not manage a truly deep run.

Once ten 60-minute levels were through just 17 players remained with Canadian Sean Giesbrecht holding the chip lead.

The entire group will come back to play down to a champion inside the Crow Poker Room beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday with a $275,300 first-place prize and a coveted Aussie Millions title hanging in the balance.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand for all the action, so stay tuned to follow it all until another Aussie Millions winner is crowned.

Tags: Aditya RaoAlexandre ThomasDaniel NeilsonHon Cheong LeeKevin BlackwoodLouis SalterMatt SalsbergNiall FarrellPhachara WongwichitRussell ThomasSean GiesbrechtStephen BootsVan MarcusXuan Liu

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Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante

Remko Rinkema and Donnie Peters put a bow on the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and talk with PCA Main Event winner Mike Watson.

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Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerNationalityChip Count
281Michael SeymourAustralia415,000
282Jacob Elmore DahlUSA1,449,000
283Kim AuAustralia343,000
284Ferenc RiechGermany1,001,000
285Alexandre ThomasAustralia521,000
286Kevin BlackwoodAustralia935,000
287Louis SalterUnited Kingdom1,300,000
288Daniel NeilsonAustralia298,000
311Sean GiesbrechtCanada1,690,000
312Phachara WongwichitAustralia465,000
313Matthew WakemanAustralia706,000
314Eric ThiessenBelgium567,000
315Stephen KoutsouvelisAustralia586,000
316Aditya RaoAustralia1,398,000
317Tatjana ZizicSerbia271,000
318Sinan AydoganAustralia906,000
319Patrick FletcherAustralia418,000

End-Of-Day Counts (full)

Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Sean Giesbrecht ca
Sean Giesbrecht
1,690,000 190,000
Jacob Elmore Dahl us
Jacob Elmore Dahl
1,449,000 149,000
Aditya Rao au
Aditya Rao
1,398,000 148,000
Louis Salter gb
Louis Salter
1,300,000 120,000
Ferenc Riech de
Ferenc Riech
1,001,000 1,000
Kevin Blackwood au
Kevin Blackwood
935,000 -65,000
Sinan Aydogan au
Sinan Aydogan
906,000 -114,000
Matthew Wakeman au
Matthew Wakeman
706,000 -109,000
Stephen Koutsouvelis au
Stephen Koutsouvelis
586,000 136,000
Eric Thiessen be
Eric Thiessen
567,000 -133,000
Alexandre Thomas au
Alexandre Thomas
521,000 -304,000
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit
465,000 -95,000
Patrick Fletcher au
Patrick Fletcher
418,000 -112,000
Michael Seymour au
Michael Seymour
415,000 -125,000
Kim Au au
Kim Au
343,000 -107,000
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
298,000 -432,000
Tatjana Zizic nz
Tatjana Zizic
271,000 -119,000

Koutsouvelis Cracks Kings

Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante

From the button, Stephen Koutsouvelis moved all in for 199,000 and the action reached Ferenc Riech in the big blind. The German snap-called with {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and had to face three aces in the deck, his opponent flipped over {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}.

Unfortunately for Riech and much to the pleasure of the Australian rail, the flop provided two aces in {A-Spades}{5-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. Neither the {7-Spades} turn nor the {4-Spades} river changed the outcome and the Aussies celebrated.

Player Chips Progress
Ferenc Riech de
Ferenc Riech
1,000,000 280,000
Stephen Koutsouvelis au
Stephen Koutsouvelis
450,000 30,000

Tags: Ferenc RiechStephen Koutsouvelis

Follow Along

Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Following the action on Pokernews
Following the action on Pokernews

Jacob Elmore Dahl was so impressed with his last double up he decided to relive the hand on his phone through the Pokernews App. By the time he had finished stacking his chips the hand was live on Pokernews.com!

Follow all the action from the floor of the Crown Poker Room throughout the rest of the Aussie Millions right here on PokerNews.

De Melo Wins Flip; Busts Next Hand

Level 22 : 12,000/24,000, 4,000 ante
Andre de Melo
Andre de Melo

Andre De Melo flipped with {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} against the pocket nines of Patrick Fletcher and doubled up to almost half a million in chips after the board ran out {8-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{J-Spades}{K-Spades}{3-Spades}. Just one hand later, de Melo got his stack in again and this time he only had three outs. Sean Giesbrecht more than happily looked him up:

De Melo: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Giesbrecht: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The board came {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and the kings helped Giesbrecht into the overall lead, sending de Melo to the rail in 18th place.

Player Chips Progress
Sean Giesbrecht ca
Sean Giesbrecht
1,500,000 985,000
Patrick Fletcher au
Patrick Fletcher
530,000 -20,000
Andre de Melo br
Andre de Melo

Tags: Andre de MeloPatrick FletcherSean Giesbrecht