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Event #11: $10,600 Main Event



Event #11: $10,600 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

James Obst Leads After Day 1a of the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event

Happy_Freaked • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
James Obst
James Obst

The first of three starting day of the 2016 Aussie Millions drew a crowd of 180 players, and it was top Australian pro James Obst who came out on top with a massive 212,100-chip stack. On one of the last hands of the night Obst grabbed the lead when a player six-bet shoved on him holding ten-jack suites, while Obst held aces.

After a word from defending champion Manny Stavropoulos the action got underway, and Stavropoulos took his seat as well. The man who won nearly $1.4 million last year didn't have a very spectacular day, but he still managed to bag up 19,500 chips.

Plenty of familiar faces played on Day 1a, Philipp Gruissem was among those that did very well, bagging up 97,900. Other top pros that advanced include Max Silver (84,300), Michael Egan (133,600) and Jonathan Karamalikis (70,000).

Things didn't go well for Jack Salter, who was among the first players go get knocked out, and the same could be said for Leo Boxell. Christopher Frank and Oliver Gill were among the early casualties as wel while former WSOP Europe Main Event winner Kevin MacPhee ran pocket tens into aces, and that made sure wouldn't make a deep run in this event.

Last year's Day 1a chip leader, Jan Suchanek, had another successful day, took 104,800 to Day 2 today, and that means in contention once again.

Play will continue tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. local time with Day 1b, and PokerNews will be right there with you for all the coverage.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
James Obst au
James Obst
au 212,100
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
au 183,000 36,000
Andrew Bassat AU
Andrew Bassat
AU 168,000 -2,000
Jack O'Neill gb
Jack O'Neill
gb 141,000 141,000
Dylan Honeyman au
Dylan Honeyman
au 137,400 29,400
Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
nl 137,400 27,400
Michael Egan au
Michael Egan
au 133,600 21,600
Sailendra Sha AU
Sailendra Sha
AU 133,000 13,000
Greg Goldberg US
Greg Goldberg
US 129,200 6,200
Umut Picakci DE
Umut Picakci
DE 129,200 129,200
Charidimos Demetriou CA
Charidimos Demetriou
CA 116,700 116,700
Michael Kenneady AU
Michael Kenneady
AU 114,400 114,400
Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 104,800 10,800
Andrea Rispoli AU
Andrea Rispoli
AU 102,200 102,200
Christian Nolte at
Christian Nolte
at 102,000 102,000
Sabah Isho AU
Sabah Isho
AU 100,000 100,000
Omar Melki AU
Omar Melki
AU 99,700 99,700
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 97,900 21,900
Mark Malecha AU
Mark Malecha
AU 97,000 97,000
David Brand AU
David Brand
AU 87,500 59,500
Cyrus Nazare
Cyrus Nazare
86,400 86,400
Stephen Bantick GB
Stephen Bantick
GB 86,200 86,200
Jarred Graham au
Jarred Graham
au 86,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 84,300 -17,700
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
gb 83,700 13,700

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Obst Gets Six-Bet Jammed On Holding Aces

Happy_Freaked • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
James Obst
James Obst

On one of the last hands of the night Australian pro James Obst found himself in one of the best situations possible. The player under the gun raised to 1,500 after which one player called before Obst made it 5,500 on the button.

The initial raiser four-bet to 14,000 and the player in-between folded before Obst made it 26,000.

"He then jammed about 100k into me," Obst said, as he called right away holding pocket aces.

Obst's opponent held {10-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and flopped a pair, but couldn't crack the top starting hand of his opponent.

James Obst au
James Obst
au 212,100 117,100

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Four More Hands

donpeters • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

The tournament staff has announced that each table will play four more hands before the surviving players bag and tag their chips.

Cimbolas Jams Turn Against O'Rourke

donpeters • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

After a player in middle position limped in, Matas Cimbolas raised to 2,000 in the hijack seat. Liam O'Rourke called on the button, and the limper also called.

The flop fell {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, and Cimbolas bet 3,200 after the first player checked. O'Rourke called, and the other player folded.

The turn was the {5-Spades} to pair the board, and Cimbolas tanked for a little bit before he moved all in for approximately 18,000. O'Rourke tanked himself for three or four minutes. He eventually folded, and Cimbolas won the pot.

Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
lt 31,000 8,000
Liam O'Rourke au
Liam O'Rourke
au 25,500 4,500

Tags: Matas CimbolasLiam O'Rourke

Yoon Stays In It

Happy_Freaked • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

Greg Goldberg raised to 1,400 and the player in the cutoff called after which Brian Yoon moved all in for 12,400 from the big blind. Goldberg folded and the player in the cutoff called.

Yoon: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Yoon's nut flush took down the pot.

Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
us 26,000 9,000

Tags: Greg GoldbergBrian Yoon