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Event #11: $10,600 Main Event



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

Alex Rocha Leads Day 1b of the Aussie Millions Main Event

Happy_Freaked • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
Alex Rocha
Alex Rocha

The second of three starting days of the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event drew a total of 207 players, putting the total for now on 389, 33 entries ahead of last year's pace. After a long day of poker it was American pro Alex Rocha who came out on top on Day 1b, taking 166,000 chips to the second day of play, right ahead of KC Wong who bagged up 163,000.

Day 1b had strong cast of contenders, including German pro Dominik Nitsche. The man with $5.1 million in live tournament earnings lasted all but six hands, as he ran his set of threes into Pete 'Chewing Gum Pete' Matusik's set of tens. Italian November Niner Federico Butteroni, tennis legend Boris Becker and WSOP Ladies Event winner Kristin Bicknell were also among the players we will not see return on Day 2.

Big One for One Drop champion Antonio Esfandiari made an appearance on Day 1b as well, and he entertained his table filled predominantly with amateur players, with a game of Lodden Thinks. Esfandiari cracked jokes and had a good time, but ultimately he was not rewarded with chips, as he got knocked out.

Brazilian pro Yuri Dzivielevski had a good day and bagged up 76,200, while Vladimir Troyanovskiy took 102,500 to Day 2. Other players that advanced included Dylan Wilkerson, Ronnie Bardah, Oliver Price and former Aussie Millions champions Tyron Krost and Oliver Speidel.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us 166,000 6,000
KC Wong HK
KC Wong
HK 163,300 71,300
Josep Maria Galindo es
Josep Maria Galindo
es 153,200 11,200
Mazyar Misaghian au
Mazyar Misaghian
au 150,600 -1,400
Sinan Aydogan AU
Sinan Aydogan
AU 139,700 139,700
Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
us 135,000 -9,000
Robert Salter AU
Robert Salter
AU 127,700 127,700
Mikel Habb au
Mikel Habb
au 126,400 96,400
Pheap Chea AU
Pheap Chea
AU 123,800 123,800
Peter Brasile au
Peter Brasile
au 118,400 118,400
Joshua Wilson us
Joshua Wilson
us 116,500 116,500
Marcelo Manfredini UY
Marcelo Manfredini
UY 113,200 113,200
Xiuming Huang CN
Xiuming Huang
CN 108,300 108,300
Errolyn Strang au
Errolyn Strang
au 106,200 106,200
Gay Tan SG
Gay Tan
SG 106,000 106,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 102,500 12,500
Brian Payne AU
Brian Payne
AU 101,400 101,400
John Buglion US
John Buglion
US 99,000 99,000
Joseph Sandaev (Joe Sandaev) AU
Joseph Sandaev (Joe Sandaev)
AU 94,100 94,100
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
us 93,300 19,300
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 86,300 16,300
Emad Moaref AU
Emad Moaref
AU 86,200 86,200
Peter Matusik AU
Peter Matusik
AU 83,300 83,300
John Apostolidis AU
John Apostolidis
AU 80,500 80,500
Sotirios Kiokpasoglou AU
Sotirios Kiokpasoglou
AU 79,800 79,800

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Four More Hands

donpeters • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

Each table will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Graner Takes One From O'Donnell

Happy_Freaked • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

Kevin O'Donnell just raised from the small blind to 2,000 and EPT champion Stephen Graner three-bet from the big blind to 5,800. O'Donnell called, and the flop brought out {9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}.

Graner bet 5,100 on the flop and O'Donnell called, putting the {10-Spades} on the turn. Both players checked the turn, and on the river the {5-Diamonds} hit. The action was checked again, and O'Donnell showed {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}. Graner tabled his {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} and he raked in this pot.

Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
us 144,000 20,000
Kevin O'Donnell us
Kevin O'Donnell
us 16,000 -29,000

Tags: Stephen GranerKevin O'Donnell

Jack-Deuce Does it For Gupta

Happy_Freaked • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

Vikram Gupta just raised in early position to 2,100 and Joe Sandaev called, enticing three more players to call as well. The flop brought out {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} and the action checked to Sandaev who bet 4,800.

The player on the button, and both blinds, folded quickly, and Gupta moved all in right away.

Gupta's shove was for 17,500 and Sandaev went into the tank for quite some time before making the call.

Gupta: {J-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Sandaev: {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}, {10-Clubs} and Gupta doubled up.

Joe Sandaev AU
Joe Sandaev
AU 100,000 -36,000
Vikram Gupta AU
Vikram Gupta
AU 42,000

Tags: Vikram GuptaJoe Sandaev