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Event #11: $10,600 Main Event

Tino Lechich Eliminated in 16th Place (AU$85,000)

Happy_Freaked • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Tino Lechich


That's the following hand summed up in one word, as Kitty Kuo, Alexander Lynskey, and Tino Lechich just played one of the biggest pots of the tournament that ended with an epic river card.

The action started with a shove from Lechich, who pushed 349,000 into the middle from the hijack seat. Kuo called from the small blind, and then the action was on Lynskey in the big blind.

"All in," Lynskey announced.

Kuo went into the tank for about half a minute before making the call to create a pot just shy of 3.5 million in chips.

Lynskey: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Kuo: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Lechich: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The flop brought {2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and Lynskey stood up to look over at his friends on the rail in amazement of the massive pot. On the turn, the {J-Spades} hit, and Lynskey stayed in front.

Only one of the two remaining aces would help Kuo stay in the tournament, and Lechich already found himself drawing dead.

The {A-Hearts} hit on the river, and Kuo cheered while Lynskey stumbled back to his seat.

"It's exactly the same as last year," Lynskey sighed to Dylan Honeyman across the table of him.

Things were indeed very similar last year for Lynskey, when he got crippled after James Rann hit a river card to stay alive against him. Lynskey busted in ninth place in last year's Aussie Millions Main Event, and right now he's still in the tournament with 16 players remaining.

Meanwhile Lechich made his exit, and with that the tournament lost one of its most experienced players. Lechich's live tournament results date back to 1988, and he first cashed at Crown in 2003.

Player Chips Progress
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 3,475,000 1,823,000
Alexander Lynskey au
Alexander Lynskey
au 1,450,000 -1,362,000
Tino Lechich au
Tino Lechich
au Busted

Tags: Alexander LynskeyDylan HoneymanKitty KuoTino Lechich