Tom "durrrr" Dwan opened the action for 32,000 preflop and Patrik Antonius defended from the big blind. The Finn checked the flop and Dwan continued for 43,000. Antonius thought for a bit before announcing that he was all in, and Dwan sort of shrugged before calling off for around 200,000.
Antonius had played his ace coyly, and as a result he was primed to win another big pot. Dwan, who had flopped middle pair, was looking for either a seven or king, but instead the turned to leave him drawing dead.
The meaningless was run out on the river for good measure, and then Dwan took his leave from the 2014 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge in 12th place.
Fabian Quoss knows a thing about these big buy-in, super high roller events. He's played several of them, but most importantly has experience winning them. At the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure just last month, Quoss won the $100,000 Super High Roller for $1,629,940 after beating Dan Shak heads up.
On this hand, Mike "Timex" McDonald, who began the day as chip leader, opened to 32,000 from under the gun. Quoss called on the button, and Martin Jacobson called from the big blind. The flop fell , and Jacobson checked. McDonald bet 50,000, Quoss called, and Jacobson folded.
The turn was the , and McDonald bet 125,000. Quoss called to see the pair the board on the river. McDonald bet 275,000, and Quoss called.
McDonald tabled a busted draw with the . Quoss had turned a straight with the , and he won the pot to move into the chip lead.
David Steicke raised on the button to 36,000, and Tom Dwan reraised to 91,000 from the small blind. Yevgeniy Timoshenko reraised all in for approximately 375,000 out of the big blind, and both of his opponents folded.
From under the gun, David Steicke raised to 36,000. He was called by Doug Polk from the small blind, and Patrik Antonius out of the big blind. Then, the dealer spread the flop, and action checked to Steicke. He bet 56,000, Polk called, and Antonius folded.
After the paired the board on the turn, Polk led with a bet of 136,000. Steicke opted to fold, and Polk won the pot.
David Steicke got his stack of 290,000 all in preflop holding the and was in a bad spot against Patrik Antonius' . Fortunately for Steicke, who won this event back in 2009, the flop was gin as it delivered him two pair.
Antonius simply rolled his eyes and then watched helplessly as the blanked on the turn followed by the on the river. Ship the double to Steicke.