2016 Aussie Millions

Event #9: $25,000 Challenge
Dias: 2
Event Info

2016 Aussie Millions

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
790,560 AUD
Event Info
24,000 AUD
Prize Pool
2,928,000 AUD
Informações sobre o nível
25,000 / 50,000

Event #9: $25,000 Challenge

Dia 2 Iniciado

Table Draw Day 2

251Benny Spindler148,500
252Phanlert Sukonthachartnant239,000
254Yaxi Zhu219,500
255Byron Kaverman123,000
256Michael Egan326,000
281Erik Seidel80,000
282Niall Farrell109,000
283Dean Spagnuolo257,500
284Jason Koon268,000
285Oliver Price318,000
291Alex Lynskey346,000
292Rainer Kempe357,500
293Eugene Katchalov399,000
294Phillip Gruissem98,000
295Daniel Neilson129,000
296Ben Tollerene263,500
311Michael Weiss153,000
312Sam Greenwood162,500
314Dominik Nitsche258,000
315Michael Liem74,000
316Brian Roberts159,000
322Chance Kornuth204,000
323Daniel Cates224,000
324Jason Les406,000
325Igor Kurganov314,000
326Steven O'Dwyer519,000

O'Dwyer in Pole Position Chasing Another Title

Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

It's time for Day 2 of the $25,000 Challenge, and none other than Steve O'Dwyer leads with 519,000 chips, as 25 other hopefuls trail him in the hunt for the $790,560 first-place prize. O'Dwyer recently won the €50,000 Super High Roller in Prague, finished fourth in the Triton Super High Roller and took down the $50,000 High Roller at the PCA.

This two-day event will see its conclusion today, and it's looking to be another very long one. Just 14 players will get paid today in this six-max tournament, and a lot of work needs to be done by short stacks Erik Seidel, Phillipp Gruissem, Niall Farrell and Byron Kaverman.

High stakes heads up player Jason Les currently sits in second place, followed by Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov and recent EPT Prague €25,000 High Roller winner Rainer Kempe. Locals Alexander Lynskey, Michael Egan, Dean Spagnuolo, Michael Weiss and Daniel Neilson are also still in contention in this stacked field at the 2016 Aussie Million.

Play will recommence at 2:30 p.m. local time, which is exactly one hour from now. Stay tuned for all the live updates.

Nível: 13

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Two Pots With Kempe

Nível 13 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

Rainer Kempe opened the first hand with a raise to 12,000 from the cutoff, but folded to a button three-bet to 32,000 from Eugene Katchalov.

The second hand he was right back at it, again opening to 12,000, this time from the hijack. Ben Tollerene made the call from the big blind and the high stakes cash game player check called another 18,000 on {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Hearts}. Both players checked the {3-Clubs} on the turn and {9-Spades} on the river and Tollerene waited for Kempe to show. In Australia the last agressor shows first, despite no action on the river, and so Kempe tabled {Q-}{J-}. Tollerene took a good look, and silently slid his cards into the muck.

Tags: Eugene KatchalovRainer KempeBen Tollerene

Weiss Tries to Flush Liem

Nível 13 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

Michael Liem opened for 12,000 from the button and Michael Weiss defended the big blind to see a {2-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop. Weiss checked, Liem moved all in for 64,000, and Weiss made the call.

Weiss: {10-Spades}{5-Spades}
Liem: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Liem was ahead, but Weiss had flopped a flush draw. The {2-Diamonds} turn was no help to Weiss, and neither was the {5-Hearts} turn. With that, Liem, the short stack heading into Day 2, received a much needed double.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Michael Liem my
Michael Liem
160,000 86,000
Michael Weiss au
Michael Weiss
80,000 -73,000

Tags: Michael LiemMichael Weiss

Spindler Shoves on Zhu

Nível 13 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

Benny Spindler has started Day 2 out by winning a few pots, the latest one being contested pre flop against Yaxi Zhu. Spindler raised to 11,500 and Zhu three-bet from the big blind to 31,000 before the action came back to the German pro.

After a while Spindler moved all in, and Zhu asked for a count right away.

Spindler was all in for 188,500 and Zhu took about a minute before ultimately letting go of her hand.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Benny Spindler de
Benny Spindler
225,000 76,500
Yaxi Zhu cn
Yaxi Zhu
165,000 -54,500

Tags: Benny SpindlerYaxi Zhu

Koon Straightens Out Spagnuolo

Nível 13 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

From the cutoff seat, Dean Spagnuolo raised to 11,000. Jason Koon called from the button, and Erik Seidel called from the big blind.

On the {J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop, Seidel checked, Spagnuolo bet 12,500, Koon called, and Seidel folded.

The turn was the {3-Hearts} to pair the board, and Spagnuolo bet 21,000. Koon called again, and the river completed the board with the {A-Hearts}. Spagnuolo bet 41,000, and Koon called.

Spagnuolo showed the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for two pair, aces and threes, with a queen kicker. Koon showed the {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} for a Broadway straight, and he won the pot.

Additionally, Koon raised the next hand to 12,000 from the cutoff seat and won the blinds and antes to add another 10,000 to his stack.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
370,000 102,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Dean Spagnuolo au
Dean Spagnuolo
180,000 -77,500
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
86,000 6,000
WSOP 9X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Jason KoonErik SeidelDean Spagnuolo

Kempe Short After Tollerene Hits Lucky Eight

Nível 13 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

Not too long after playing a small pot against each other where Kempe got one street of value with his second pair, Ben Tollerene and Rainer Kempe clashed again.

It was Ben Tollerene who opened to 11,000 from the hijack and Rainer Kempe three-bet to 31,000 from the button. Both blinds (Katchalov and Gruissem) got out of the way and action was back on Tollerene. He shoved for 227,500 (45 big blinds) and Kempe called just about instantly.

Rainer Kempe: {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Ben Tollerene: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

Tollerene seemed unfazed and his face didn't even change one bit after the {8-Diamonds} appeared in the window. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Tollerene doubled up, leaving Kempe short.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
465,500 202,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
110,000 -247,500

Tags: Ben TollereneRainer Kempe

Weiss the First to Fall on Day 2

Nível 13 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

A short-stacked Michael Weiss moved all in under the gun for 59,500 and Dominik Nitsche just flatted from the button. Michael Liem and Brian Roberts both folded from the blinds, and Weiss discovered the bad news.

Nitsche: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}
Weiss: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Weiss' best shot to survive was to catch a four, but it never came as the board ran out a clean {10-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
360,000 102,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Michael Weiss au
Michael Weiss

Tags: Michael WeissDominik Nitsche