Aussie Millions Main Event

Huntly Doubles Through Speidel with Flush


From under the gun, Josh Barrett min-raised to 16,000. Dennis Huntly was in the cutoff seat and tanked for a little bit when action moved over to him. He then reraised all in for 88,000. In the small blind, Oliver Speidel asked for a count on Huntly's shove, got it and then reraised all in himself. David Steicke folded from the big blind and Barrett ducked out of the way as well.

Huntly tabled the {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, but was behind the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for Speidel.

"How about a six?" asked Huntly in hope of doubling through.

The flop came down {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and gave Speidel a set of jacks while containing no sixes for Huntly. There was a club flush draw present and Huntly was the only player holding a club.

"How about a club, Dennis?" said Steicke.

The turn was black, but not a club with the {8-Spades}. The river, though, was a club and it didn't pair the board with the {10-Clubs}. Huntly slapped his hands together in a small celebration of his double and raked in the pot.

Josh Barrett 630,000 -100,000
Oliver Speidel au 605,000 -115,000
Dennis Huntly au 206,000 136,000

Taggar: Dennis HuntlyDavid SteickeJosh BarrettOliver Speidel

The Final Six Tables

• Nivå 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
311Lee Nelson625,000
312Daniel Idema1,150,000
313Joey Lawrence440,000
314Stanley Wu250,000
315Mile Krstanoski235,000
316Octavian Voegele230,000
251Bjorn Li1,160,000
252Phil Ivey930,000
253Ioannis Makris260,000
254Tim O'Shea1,370,000
256Slade Fisher295,000
281Oliver Speidel720,000
282David Steicke170,000
283Josh Barrett730,000
284Pat Dillon75,000
285Dennis Huntly70,000
286Louie Srour140,000
261Borge Dypvik750,000
262Elton Tsang280,000
263Mohamad Kowssarie640,000
264Grant Levy470,000
265Steve Hansen60,000
266Andrew Mellado560,000
291Patrick Healy1,300,000
292Aage Ravn500,000
293Janis Lesinskis330,000
294Michael Pedley115,000
295Yann Dion1,220,000
296Minh Nguyen715,000
321Andrew Hinrichsen660,000
322Karim Jomeen130,000
323Danny Chevalier325,000
324Matthew Turk740,000
325Kenneth Wong1,100,000
326Jason Koon1,000,000

The Final 35 Players

Tim O'Shea 1,370,000 -30,000
Patrick Healy 1,300,000 175,000
Yann Dion ca 1,220,000 220,000
Bjorn Li au 1,160,000
Daniel Idema ca 1,150,000 -100,000
Kenneth Wong 1,100,000
Jason Koon us 1,000,000 110,000
Phil Ivey us 930,000 -14,000
Borge Dypvik no 750,000 82,000
Matthew Turk 740,000 -485,000
Josh Barrett 730,000 90,000
Oliver Speidel au 720,000 -40,000
Minh Nguyen au 715,000 55,000
Andrew Hinrichsen au 660,000 -55,000
Mohamad Kowssarie 640,000 -160,000
Lee Nelson nz 625,000 -25,000
Andrew Mellado 560,000 -42,000
Aage Ravn no 500,000 -110,000
Grant Levy au 470,000 110,000
Joey Lawrence 440,000 15,000
Janis Lesinskis 330,000 -133,500
Danny Chevalier 325,000 -15,000
Slade Fisher nz 295,000 95,000
Elton Tsang cn 280,000 40,000
Ioannis Makris 260,000 25,000

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Koon Drops a Bit

Kenneth Wong
Kenneth Wong

While most of the room was racking up and moving seats, there was a big hand in progress at Table 25.

It began with Jason Koon opening to 20,000 in early position, and Kenneth Wong three-bet to 50,000 a couple seats over. The two of them were heads-up the rest of the way, and Koon checked to the reraiser on the {2-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} flop. Wong stuck in a bet of 62,000 there and another 100,000 on the {2-Hearts} turn with Koon check-calling both bullets.

On the river, the {5-Hearts} drew one last check from Koon, and Wong took his cue to bet 225,000 — about half his remaining stack. That was the move that sent Koon deep into the tank, and he would spend maybe four or five minutes of quality time in the tank. Finally, he flicked the call into the pot.

Wong turned up {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds}, and aces up earn him that healthy pot. It moves him all the way up around 1.1 million, knocking Koon back under the million-chip mark.

Kenneth Wong 1,100,000 380,000
Jason Koon us 890,000 -435,000

Taggar: Jason KoonKenneth Wong

Back in Action

[user68268] • Nivå 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

With a little bit over one hour left in Level 17, the players have redrawn and taken their seats with the cards now back in the air. There will be a 75-minute dinner break at the completion of this level.

Down to 36

• Nivå 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

There will be a full redraw at this point. Play will recommence shortly.

An Orbit with Ivey

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Out of all of the cashes Phil Ivey has racked up over his career, he's never once cashed in the Aussie Millions Main Event prior to this year. In fact, the only cash he has in a live tournament on Australian soil came back in 2010 when he took second place to Dan Shak in the $100,000 Challenge for A$600,000.

We just watched an entire orbit at Ivey's table in which he got involved in three hands and folded preflop in five others. Here's a look at those hands.

On the first one of the orbit, Ivey opened to 20,000 from under the gun plus one and Kenneth Wong called form the next seat before everyone else folded. The flop was checked after the {Q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} fell and then the {5-Diamonds} landed on the turn. Ivey and Wong also checked fourth street to see the {Q-Clubs} pair the board on the end. Once again, both checked. Ivey tabled the {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for queens and fives with an ace. Wong couldn't beat it and mucked his hand.

After Ivey folded the next hand preflop from under the gun, he made the call out of the big blind on the third hand after Minh Nguyen raised it up from the hijack seat. Ivey then check-folded the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop to a bet of 24,000 from Nguyen.

Ivey passed preflop from the small blind and button before action folded to him in the cutoff seat on the sixth hand and he opened to 20,000. Aage Ravn called from the big blind and the flop produced the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Ravn checked and Ivey bet 30,000. Ravn folded and Ivey won the pot.

On the seventh and eighth hands of the orbit, Ivey folded preflop from the hijack seat and then middle position. After all of that, Ivey is currently sitting on 944,000 in chips during his first in-the-money run at the Aussie Millions Main Event.

Phil Ivey us 944,000 104,000

Taggar: Aage RavnDan ShakKenneth WongMinh NguyenPhil Ivey

O'Shea Back On Top


Tim O'Shea held a big chip lead early in the day and then lost a lot chips when he made a hero call against Daniel Idema.

When we came to O'Shea's table recently, he was in a hand against Alexander Antonios and Dennis Huntly. We caught the action with a flop showing {8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Antonios to act first. He led for 47,000 and Huntly quickly got out of the way. O'Shea was on the button and he popped it to 170,000. Antonios then made it 300,000. O'Shea then thought for only a few moments before shoving his stack all in. O'Shea had Antonios covered and a call from Antonios saw him put his tournament life on the line.

Antonios: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}
O'Shea: {k-Spades}{5-Clubs}

The turn was the {7-Spades} and the river the {10-Clubs}. These cards changed nothing and O'Shea yet again sits behind a huge stack.

Tim O'Shea 1,400,000 785,000
Alexander Antonios au Utslagen

Taggar: Alexander AntoniosTim O'Shea

On the Lam

Robert Lam had about 120,000 chips left when he stuck them all in with {A-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}. That turned out to be a very bad thing indeed when big stack Matthew Turk put him to the test with the dominating {A-Spades} {Q-Spades}.

The {3-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {7-Diamonds} flop didn't change much, and Lam was looking for some help. "Diamonds are good," he wished aloud.

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, though, and Lam added, "Or a five," to his list of outs. The river brought the blank {2-Clubs}, though, and he's been unable to get over the hump. Lam's fallen out here in 39th place, and the AU$ 25,000 he'll pocket should be some consolation.

Turk is battling back and forth for the chip lead, chipping his way up further to about 1.225 million.

Matthew Turk 1,225,000 225,000
Robert Lam Utslagen

Taggar: Robert LamMatthew Turk

Healy Doesn't Fold

On a {8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop Patrick Healy bet 45,000 from the big blind. Yann Dion was in the cut-off and he opted to call. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Healy fired another 45,000 into the pot. Dion grabbed raising chips and put out 140,000. Healy wasn't impressed and quickly threw in the call.

The river was the {9-Clubs} and after Healy quickly checked, Dion tanked for a while before also checking. "Ace high" Dion announced after which Dion fist pumped and showed {3-Hearts}{4-Spades}. "Now that's some real poker", some player at the table said as Healy raked in a big pot.

Patrick Healy 1,125,000 345,000
Yann Dion ca 1,000,000 -350,000

Taggar: Patrick HealyYann Dion