2022 888poker XL Winter Series
A$10,600 Main Event
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A$10,600 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Del Vecchio Trying to Cook Up Third Straight Run to Aussie Millions Final Table

mnuwwarah • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Mike Del Vecchio
Mike Del Vecchio

Mike Del Vecchio has been a beacon of success at the Aussie Millions Main Event the past two years. Each of those years, no player was able to send him to the rail until the final day of play, as Del Vecchio finished fifth in 2018 for A$370,000 then chopped it three ways last year for A$1,272,162 and an official second-place finish.

For the third straight year, Del Vecchio has put together a strong run at Crown Melbourne. This time around, he has bagged once more heading to Day 4, in the money and in the hunt with only about 4% of the field remaining.

Del Vecchio's 1,093,000 ranks sixth. It wasn't the easiest run for the American as he had a below-average stack for much of the early portions of Day 3, but he ran it into the seven figures after the dinner break and looks poised to contend for a third straight six-figure score Down Under.

In total, 37 players advanced, with Nino Ullmann (1,497,000) in the lead as the redraw to six six-max tables looms. Other big stacks include Rishabh Vekaria (1,380,000), Manig Loeser (1,355,000), Bryce Yockey (1,246,000) and Randy Lew (1,094,000).

Nino Ullmann
Ullmann sits atop the counts after Day 3.

Plenty of recognizable names also remain in contention, including Erik Seidel, Scott Margereson, Fabian Quoss and Nick Pupillo.

Day 3 would see a key point in the tournament arrive as the money bubble burst about halfway through the day's seven-level grind. Ize Bourne was the unfortunately player to bust in 89th place, the final unpaid position, when his eights and fives couldn't overcome the trips flopped by Sergio Aido.

Kahle Burns, Jack Salter, Rory Young, Sergio Aido and Steve O'Dwyer were among the big names going down but at least pocketing some cash for their efforts.

O'Dwyer held one of the biggest stacks in the hours after the bubble burst, but he ran into a rough spot when he opened pocket tens on the button and got three-bet by fellow high roller reg Loeser, then four-bet by the big blind. O'Dwyer shipped it covering everyone, and Loeser called it off with kings and held to shoot up the counts and into the lead.

Defending champ Bryn Kenney also busted but had a fruitless day where he came in with a big stack and simply found no success. All other remaining champs have likewise exited, ensuring a fresh name will go down in Aussie Millions history.

Day 4 of Aussie Millions commences at 12:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday. Return to PokerNews then for more coverage, as well as the first day of livestreamed action, with play beginning at 6,000/12,000/12,000.

Tags: Mike Del Vecchio

2020 Aussie Millions Main Event Day 4 Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
81Hussein HassanAustralia944,00079
83Daniel O'SheaAustralia753,00063
84Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom718,00060
85Jinsoo KangAustralia308,00026
86Michael Gross (AU)Australia238,00020
87Ali GhezelbashAustralia802,00067
88Erik SeidelUnited States1,035,00086
      
91Jordan TentoriAustralia692,00058
93Bryce YockeyUnited States1,246,000104
94Michael SideridisAustralia603,00050
95Kan LinAustralia586,00049
96Goran MandicCroatia900,00075
97Pete ChenTaiwan413,00034
98Nicolas MaloCanada642,00054
      
101Oliver WeisGermany725,00060
102Dingxiang OngSingapore787,00066
103David WangAustralia137,00011
104Nino UllmannGermany1,497,000125
105Tomas RibeiroPortugal449,00037
106Matthew WantmanUnited States583,00049
107Ngoc Tai HoangAustralia549,00046
108Vincent WanAustralia203,00017
      
281Rishabh VekariaIndia1,380,000115
282Manig LoeserGermany1,355,000113
283Simon BurnsUnited Kingdom153,00013
284Fabian QuossGermany558,00047
285Ashish GuptaAustralia253,00021
286Paawan BansalIndia289,00024
287Adriano CendronAustralia192,00016
288Jack WuTaiwan1,026,00086
      
311Nick PupilloUnited States416,00035
312Randy LewUnited States1,094,00091
314Jeremy PekarekUnited States295,00025
315Mai HaAustralia156,00013
316Steven MillerUnited States495,00041
317Gareth PepperAustralia1,063,00089
318Mike Del VecchioUnited States1,093,00091

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Nino Ullmann de
Nino Ullmann
de 1,497,000 87,000
Rishabh Vekaria IN
Rishabh Vekaria
IN 1,380,000 -20,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 1,355,000 -10,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 1,246,000 76,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 1,094,000 124,000
Mike Del Vecchio us
Mike Del Vecchio
us 1,093,000 18,000
Gareth Pepper nz
Gareth Pepper
nz 1,063,000 43,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 1,035,000 315,000
Jack Wu TW
Jack Wu
TW 1,026,000 26,000
Hussein Hassan au
Hussein Hassan
au 944,000 529,000
Goran Mandic hr
Goran Mandic
hr 900,000 60,000
Ali Ghezelbash au
Ali Ghezelbash
au 802,000 42,000
Dingxiang Ong sg
Dingxiang Ong
sg 787,000 97,000
Daniel O'Shea AU
Daniel O'Shea
AU 753,000 63,000
Oliver Weis DE
Oliver Weis
DE 725,000 -65,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 718,000 -471,000
Jordan Tentori au
Jordan Tentori
au 692,000 132,000
Nicolas Malo CA
Nicolas Malo
CA 642,000 47,000
Michael Sideridis AU
Michael Sideridis
AU 603,000 -197,000
Kan Lin AU
Kan Lin
AU 586,000 110,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 583,000 -47,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 558,000 -319,000
Ngoc Tai Hoang vn
Ngoc Tai Hoang
vn 549,000 -161,000
Steven Miller us
Steven Miller
us 495,000 280,000
Tomas Ribeiro pt
Tomas Ribeiro
pt 449,000 144,000

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Kang Jams Twice

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Jinsoo Kang raised to 25,000 from under the gun and Oliver Weis three-bet to 59,000 in the cutoff, Kang folded.

One hand later, Pete Chen opened to 20,000 on the button and Kang flat-called in the big blind. On a {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop, Kang check-jammed for 195,000 when facing a bet of 20,000 and Chen folded.

Kand also open-shoved the next small blind to add a few chips more to her stack.

Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 420,000 -60,000
Jinsoo Kang AU
Jinsoo Kang
AU 300,000 60,000

Tags: Jinsoo KangOliver WeisPete Chen

The Last Three Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The remaining 37 players will play three more hands for tonight and then bag and tag their chips.

Pepper Above a Million

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Rishabh Vekaria raised to 25,000 and he was called by Goran Mandic in the cutoff. Gareth Pepper in the small blind had other plans and three-bet to 123,000, Vekaria gave it some thought and called which got Mandic out of the way.

On a {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop, Pepper continued for 125,000 and Vekaria sent his cards into the muck.

Rishabh Vekaria IN
Rishabh Vekaria
IN 1,400,000
Gareth Pepper nz
Gareth Pepper
nz 1,020,000 160,000
Goran Mandic hr
Goran Mandic
hr 840,000 -125,000

Tags: Gareth PepperGoran MandicRishabh Vekaria

O'Dwyer Eliminated by Loeser

will_shill • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

Manig Loeser check-called two streets from Steve O'Dwyer on a {5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{q-Clubs} board and the river was the {7-Diamonds}.

Loeser checked again and O'Dwyer bet everything but one chip. Loeser raised and O'Dwyer called.

Manig Loeser: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Steve O'Dwyer: {q-Spades}{6-Spades}

Loeser had turned a straight and that was more than enough to beat the top pair of O'Dwyer who was eliminated.

Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 1,365,000 75,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie Busted

Tags: Manig LoeserSteve O'Dwyer

Wantman Gets Value From Ghezelbash

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

On the river of a board {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs}, Matthew Wantman made it 78,000 to go out of the small blind and he was called by Ali Ghezelbash.

Wantman tabled the {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for a flush and that won the pot.

Jack Wu TW
Jack Wu
TW 1,000,000 50,000
Ali Ghezelbash au
Ali Ghezelbash
au 760,000 -190,000
Dingxiang Ong sg
Dingxiang Ong
sg 690,000 340,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 630,000 215,000
Ashish Gupta au
Ashish Gupta
au 278,000 -27,000
Adriano Cendron AU
Adriano Cendron
AU 230,000 55,000
David Wang au
David Wang
au 160,000 39,000
Simon Burns gb
Simon Burns
gb 153,000 -219,000

Tags: Ali GhezelbashMatthew Wantman