2016 Aussie Millions

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Event #17: $1,150 Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions

Event Info

Prize Pool 198,850 AUD
Players 194

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000
Event #17: $1,150 Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions
Day 1 Completed

Darryll Fish Wins the $1,150 Tournament of Champions for AU$49,695

• Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Darryl Fish
Darryl Fish

American Darryll Fish rose from short stack to champion, winning the 2016 Aussie Millions Event #17: $1,150 Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions inside the Crown Poker Room on Friday evening.

Fish earned $49,695 for the win along with a coveted LK Boutique Aussie Millions championship ring.

In just the second hand of play at the final table, Calvin Tan Seet Pin got his aces cracked to leave him short and he was out tenth soon after. Chad Awerbuch hit the exit ninth before Eric Theissen ran two dominated hands into Szymon Sobanda and busted eighth.

Rotus Haoran Zhang was the next to go, doubling up David Leas before running into Raiden Kan's queens. Then Takashi Ogura ran the {a-Spades}{j-Spades} into Szymon Sobanda queens and failed to improve, busting out sixth.

Fish was the short stack at that point, but quickly doubled twice to turn that around. Soon after, he turned a straight against David Leas trip jacks and sent him to the rail fifth. Fish took the lead and put his foot on the gas after that, and while it was White that busted start-of-day chip leader Kan, Fish took a ton of his chips before he was sent home fourth.

Sobanda doubled through White, but then ran a dominated ace into the Fish juggernaut to go broke right after, sending Fish into heads-up play with White, holding a big lead.

It turned out to be an insurmountable one, when White turned two pair and got it in after just a few hands heads-up. Fish had aces up, it held and coming off a career year that saw him earn $753,967, he now begins 2016 with his first Aussie Millions title.

Tags: Calvin Tan Seet PinChad AwerbuchDarryll FishDavid LeasEric TheissenKyle WhiteRaiden KanRotus Haoran ZhangSobanda Szymon

Kyle White Eliminated in 2nd Place ($32,810)

• Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Kyle White
Kyle White

Darryll Fish made it 50,000 from the button and Kyle White defended the big blind. White checked the {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop and Fish continued for 40,000.

White called and the turn came the {9-Hearts}. White checked again and Fish led for 78,000. White check-raised all in for less than 300,000 and Fish called immediately with the {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

White was on the {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for two pair, but Fish's aces-up were good and held on the {8-Hearts} river.

Darryll Fish us 1,940,000 390,000
Kyle White ca Busted

Tags: Darryll FishKyle White

Szymon Sobanda Eliminated in 3rd Place ($20,880)

• Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Szymon Sobanda
Szymon Sobanda

Szymon Sobanda shoved short and Kyle White looked at the {k-Diamonds} and called. His other card was the {4-Hearts} and Sobanda was on the {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

He doubled through on the {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} board. But the very next hand, he got it in again with the {a-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Darryll Fish woke up with the {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds} in the big blind and made the call.

Sobanda exited third after a {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} board paired Fish and not him.

Fish Now takes a massive lead into heads-up play.

Darryll Fish us 1,550,000 650,000
Kyle White ca 385,000 -115,000
Szymon Sobanda PL Busted

Tags: Darryll FishKyle WhiteSobanda Szymon


Another One For Fish

• Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Darryll Fish defended his big blind against a Szymon Sobanda open to 41,000.

They both checked the {5-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop, but Fish led for 43,000 on the {8-Hearts} turn. Finally, on the {5-Spades} river, Fish led for 116,000.

Sobanda tanked for two minutes before folding.

Darryll Fish us 900,000 165,000
Szymon Sobanda PL 375,000 -75,000

Fish Leads Into The Break

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Darryl Fish
Darryl Fish

Darryll Fish has moved into the chip lead after a big hand headed into the break.

Raiden Kan made it 35,000 on the button and Fish and Szymon Sobanda called in the blinds.

They both checked the {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop, but when Kan continued for 55,000, only Fish called. Fish check-called another 110,000 on the {a-Hearts} turn.

The river was the {3-Clubs} and after Fish checked, Kan counted out 140,000. Eventually, Kan checked and mucked when Fish turned over the {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} having flopped a set.

The players then headed off on a 15-minute break. Updated counts can be found below.

Darryll Fish us 735,000 165,000
Szymon Sobanda PL 450,000 -175,000
Raiden Kan HK 380,000 -100,000
Kyle White ca 300,000 110,000

Tags: Darryll FishKyle WhiteRaiden KanSobanda Szymon

David Leas Eliminated in 5th Place ($13,420)

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
David Leas
David Leas

Darryll Fish made it 35,000 and David Leas called. They both checked the {j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Clubs} flop, but when the {10-Clubs} came on the turn and Leas bet 40,000, Fish jammed it in.

Leas called off his tournament life with the {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}, but trips were behind Fish's {k-Hearts}{q-Spades} straight.

The {8-Spades} river was a brick and Leas left fifth.

Darryll Fish us 570,000 200,000
David Leas au Busted

Tags: Darryll FishDavid Leas