2022 888poker XL Winter Series
A$10,600 Main Event
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A$10,600 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Big Day 1a for Fabian Quoss at Aussie Millions Main Event

mnuwwarah • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante
Fabian Quoss
Fabian Quoss

Fabian Quoss may term himself retired from the game of poker, but he showed he can still dominate when he does take the time to play an event. Day 1a of the Aussie Millions Main Event went exceptionally well for Quoss, as he sat down about halfway through the day and proceeded to run up a chip-leading stack of 187,100.

He had arguably the toughest table in the room, one that housed the likes of Ari Engel, Oliver Gill, Johannes Becker, Jeff Fielder and Benny Spindler at various times, but it didn't stop the German veteran from a crushing performance. Becker and Engel were actually among the players he busted, the former in a four-bet pot when his tens couldn't catch Quoss' queens and the latter in a cooler when Engel flopped a set and Quoss hit a straight on the river.

Quoss was among 72 players who made it through out of 160 entries on the first of three starting days. He certainly wasn't the only notable name advancing, either. Grant Levy, Igor Yaroshevskyy, Jorryt van Hoof and national legends Joe Hachem and Tony G also punched tickets to Day 2.

Tony G was grinding under the starting stack for much of the day, but a late heater saw him bag 107,800. Most crucially, he was dealt kings and saw a player four-bet all in from the blinds after he'd already three-bet an opener. Tony G called the shove and flopped top set against a set of jacks, fading the one-outer from there.

Hachem has made it through with the shortest stack, advancing with just 4,200.

Several big names found themselves less successful and on the rail. Among that number: Kenny Hallaert, Sosia Jiang, Martin Kozlov, Martin Jacobson, Jonathan Karamalikis and Bart Lybaert. As Aussie Millions is a freezeout event, they'll have to content themselves with trying to win some events if they hope to taste victory here at Crown Melbourne.

The Aussie Millions Main Event continues on Saturday with Day 1b, so come back to PokerNews for more coverage at 12:30 p.m. local time.

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End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 187,100 -5,900
Max Lehmanski de
Max Lehmanski
de 169,900 79,900
Jim Andreadis au
Jim Andreadis
au 166,000 166,000
Tim Chung HK
Tim Chung
HK 166,000 94,000
Tomas Ribeiro pt
Tomas Ribeiro
pt 158,900 13,900
Steven Morris gb
Steven Morris
gb 148,900 148,900
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 135,900 30,900
Gavin Flynn ie
Gavin Flynn
ie 132,400 27,400
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 126,900 36,900
Alan Pun HK
Alan Pun
HK 117,400 117,400
Grant Levy au
Grant Levy
au 109,600 -20,400
Tony G lt
Tony G
lt 107,800 63,700
Egor Bulychev RU
Egor Bulychev
RU 102,000 20,000
Oliver Weis DE
Oliver Weis
DE 95,900 900
David Miscikowski us
David Miscikowski
us 88,800 -4,200
David Stanton au
David Stanton
au 86,600 86,600
Guillaume Nolet ca
Guillaume Nolet
ca 85,000 85,000
James Gilbert us
James Gilbert
us 81,000 81,000
Pierce McKellar us
Pierce McKellar
us 81,000 -21,000
Ryan Hong au
Ryan Hong
au 74,000 74,000
Nino Ullmann de
Nino Ullmann
de 73,300 -18,700
Denis Zhang
Denis Zhang
73,100 100
Rahul Melwani IN
Rahul Melwani
IN 68,700
Martin Rowe au
Martin Rowe
au 68,100 68,100
Ize Bourne au
Ize Bourne
au 67,900 67,900

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Hachem Loses Most of His Stack After Bricking Monster Draw

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Max Lehmanski opened to 1,300 from the hijack and Joe Hachem three-bet to 3,800 on his left. Denis Zhang cold-called from the big blind and Lehmanski called as well.

The flop came down {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{q-Hearts} and Hachem fired 6,000 in position. Zhang check-shoved for about 27,000 and Lehmanski escaped. Hachem, however, was ready to spin as he held a gigantic draw with {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Zhang tabled {q-Spades}{q-Clubs} and his set avoided Hachem's outs as the rest of the board ran out {8-Diamonds} and {4-Spades}.

Denis Zhang
Denis Zhang
73,000
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 15,000 -35,000

Tags: Denis ZhengJoe HachemMax Lehmanski

Five More Hands

mnuwwarah • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Each table will deal five more hands before chips are bagged to end Day 1a.

Quoss Eliminates Becker

mnuwwarah • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Johannes Becker's seat was empty and Fabian Quoss was sweeping a pot. Jeff Fielder said he started the action with an open to 1,500 and Becker flatted before Quoss made it 7,500. Fielder folded and Becker shoved for about 42,000. Quoss called holding {q-}{q-} and he held up on the flop, turn and river against {10-}{10-}.

Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 193,000 53,500
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de Busted

Tags: Fabian QuossJeff Fielder

Ribeiro Slipping

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Tomas Ribeiro was in the big blind, facing a 1,500-raise from the small blind. Ribeiro three-bet to 4,300 and he was called.

The {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{a-Hearts} flop brought a 2,300-bet from Ribeiro which his opponent check-called. Neither of them fired on the {10-Spades} turn but the small blind led out 12,000 on the {j-Spades} river. Ribeiro quickly called, but he looked into {a-Spades}{9-Spades} for the nuts.

Tomas Ribeiro pt
Tomas Ribeiro
pt 145,000 -70,000

Tags: Tomas Ribeiro

Weiss Takes Three-Bet Pot

mnuwwarah • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Oliver Weiss opened early for 1,400 and called a three-bet from the big blind to 4,600. Both players checked the flop for a board of {a-Spades}{9-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The big blind check-called 6,800 and then checked the {8-Hearts}. Weiss shoved for 20,600 effective and that won him the pot.

Oliver Weis DE
Oliver Weis
DE 95,000 14,000

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Levy Delivers Knockout

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

Playing a big stack, Grant Levy wasn't scared to risk some of his chips in a preflop contest which saw his opponent spin for around 18,000. Levy trailed with {10-Spades}{8-Spades} against {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, but his live cards connected to the {2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Levy improved to roughly 130,000 while his opponent departed from the tournament area.

Grant Levy au
Grant Levy
au 130,000

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Keenan Flops Well

Jan_Kores • Level 7: 300-600, 600 ante

James Keenan was in the hijack, betting 3,000 into the pot on the flop of {4-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Keenan was up against a player in the big blind, and he received a call.

The turn was the {9-Hearts} and Keenan bet 4,000, getting another check-call from his opponent.

The {7-Clubs} landed on the river and the final betting round was checked. Keenan announced an ace, confirming it by turning up the {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for the best hand.

James Keenan nz
James Keenan
nz 57,000 4,500

Tags: James Keenan