Day 2 Completed
|Prize Pool||222,425 AUD|
|Blinds||12,000 / 24,000|
Day 2 Completed
Yuki Ko captured the fourth event on the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship schedule on Tuesday, defeating a final table that included 2003 Aussie Millions Main Event champion Peter Costa.
Costa wound up third and Ko went on to beat Ilias Sagias heads up to earn the Event #4: $1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha title, an exclusive LK Boutique championship ring and a $54,500 first-place prize.
The final table began at half past twelve on Tuesday with nine players remaining and Aussie Mostafa Haidary leading.
Costa was bringing up the rear, but managed to survive two all in pots early, including chopping a big three-way hand with Kiwi Roger Swolf that saw Swolf take over the chip lead.
Jens Lakemeier was the first player sent packing, getting it in with kings on a board with two aces, and fellow German Paul Hoefer was eliminated eighth in a massive three-way pot that saw Costa triple up into contention.
Panayotis Flourentzou took seventh when he ran an overpair into Sagias' set and Swolf continued to hold the lead until Costa took it from him, making a full house over his trips.
Haidary cracked Andrian Chin's aces to double up and Chin was soon sent home sixth before Haidary doubled through Costa and brought him back down to earth.
Ko started moving up the ladder when he busted Swolf fifth, the latter getting it in with a pair and a draw that could not beat Ko's small set. He also ended Haidary's tournament in fourth and started heads up play with a 3:1 chip lead when he made yet another full house, cracking Costa's queens to send the "Silver Fox" home third.
Sagias grabbed the momentum when heads-up started and pulled back to even. It went back and forth for a while until Saigas grabbed the lead, making a flush to double through Ko.
Ko then pulled back into a commanding lead doubling through with a straight against a set of aces and finally made a set of deuces to crack Sagias' aces and secure his first Aussie Millions win.
Ilias Sagias made it 70,000 and Yuki Ko called.
The flop fell and after Ko checked, Sagias potted for 140,000. Ko re-potted and Sagias called all in with the .
Ko had flopped a set with the and it held on the turn and river to send Sagias home second.
Yuko Ko continues to put huge pressure on his opponent and Ilias Sagias has lost each bigger pot after the Japanese had doubled up back into the lead.
After a raise to 65,000 by Sagias, Ko called and they checked the flop . On the turn, Ko led and Sagias mucked.
The same happened on the flop of and with Ko taking down the raised pot by betting pot size.
After a raise to 60,000 preflop, both Yuki Ko and Ilias Sagias checked the flop . On the turn, Ko bet 80,000 and Sagias raised the pot to 360,000. The Japanese called with only 222,000 chips behind and moved all in after the river.
Sagias sighed and eventually called off with the , Ko had rivered a straight with after his flush draw had busted.
Shortly after, there was pot and repot to send 360,000 chips into the middle of the table. The flop came and Ko asked for the pot size before leading as much, Sagias snap-folded.
After the usual 60,000 raise preflop, Yuki Ko and Ilias Sagias headed to the flop of . Ko bet 85,000 and Sagias raised the pot, the Japanese repotted and both players got their stacks in.
Sagias: for a pair of eights, a gutshot straight draw and the nut flush draw
Ko: for two pair and the second nut flush draw
The on the turn improved Sagias but he didn't have the hand locked up yet. It was guaranteed after the river though and Sagias doubled up for 670,000.
The new level started with two hands that saw a repot and a call before either three-bettor took down the pot on the flop with a big bet. What followed after were five limped hands with four of them going to Yuki Ko on the flop to send Ilias Sagias almost back to the stack where he started the duel for the LK Boutique winner ring.
Both players continue to trade pots with the smaller ones going towards Ilias Sagias and the bigger ones towards Yuki Ko. The latest example saw a limp for 20,000 by Sagias and a raise to 60,000 by Ko, which was called. On the flop , Ko continued for 45,000 and was called before firing 70,000 on the turn.
Sagias called and faced a pot-sized bet of 350,000 once the fell on the river. The Aussie gave it some thought and tossed the cards into the muck.
Yuki Ko raised to 50,000 and Ilias Sagias called to see a heads-up flop of , which both players checked. On the turn, Sagias check-called a bet of 50,000 and then check-folded the river when Ko fired a bet of 65,000.
Ko also took down a hand on the flop with a bet of 85,000 before firing the next heads-up flop of successfully for 75,000.
Only one showdown took place and the chips went to the Japanese as well. On the flop, Ko check-called a bet of 40,000 by Sagias. The turn and river were checked through and Ko won the pot wuth for two pair.