2016 Aussie Millions

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Event #4: $1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool 222,425 AUD
Players 217

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 0
Event #4: $1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 2 Completed

Japan's Yuki Ko Wins Event #4: $1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha For $54,500

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Yuki Ko
Yuki Ko

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.

Tags: Andrian ChinIlias SagiasJens LakemeierMostafa HaidaryPanayotis FlourentzouPaul HoeferPeter CostaRoger SwolfYuki Ko

Ilias Sagias Eliminated in 2nd Place ($35,590)

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Ilias Sagias
Ilias Sagias

Ilias Sagias made it 70,000 and Yuki Ko called.

The flop fell {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and after Ko checked, Sagias potted for 140,000. Ko re-potted and Sagias called all in with the {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{7-Spades}{k-Spades}.

Ko had flopped a set with the {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and it held on the {k-Clubs} turn and {4-Hearts} river to send Sagias home second.

Yuki Ko jp 2,170,000 400,000
Ilias Sagias AU Busted

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More for Ko

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

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 {Q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{5-Clubs}. On the {5-Hearts} turn, Ko led and Sagias mucked.

The same happened on the flop of {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and {Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} with Ko taking down the raised pot by betting pot size.

Yuki Ko jp 1,770,000 306,000
Ilias Sagias AU 400,000 -306,000

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Next Action Hand Brings Double Up for Ko

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

After a raise to 60,000 preflop, both Yuki Ko and Ilias Sagias checked the flop {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. On the {2-Diamonds} 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 {A-Hearts} river.

Sagias sighed and eventually called off with the {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, Ko had rivered a straight with {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} 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 {5-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Ko asked for the pot size before leading as much, Sagias snap-folded.

Yuki Ko jp 1,464,000 674,000
Ilias Sagias AU 706,000 -714,000

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Sagias Doubles Into the Lead

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

After the usual 60,000 raise preflop, Yuki Ko and Ilias Sagias headed to the flop of {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Ko bet 85,000 and Sagias raised the pot, the Japanese repotted and both players got their stacks in.

Sagias: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for a pair of eights, a gutshot straight draw and the nut flush draw
Ko: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades} for two pair and the second nut flush draw

The {5-Clubs} on the turn improved Sagias but he didn't have the hand locked up yet. It was guaranteed after the {7-Diamonds} river though and Sagias doubled up for 670,000.

Ilias Sagias AU 1,420,000 780,000
Yuki Ko jp 790,000 -780,000

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Action Slows Down

• Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

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.

Yuki Ko jp 1,570,000 115,000
Ilias Sagias AU 640,000 -75,000

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Level:
23
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
0

Ko Increases Pressure

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

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 {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, Ko continued for 45,000 and was called before firing 70,000 on the {A-Hearts} turn.

Sagias called and faced a pot-sized bet of 350,000 once the {9-Hearts} fell on the river. The Aussie gave it some thought and tossed the cards into the muck.

Yuki Ko jp 1,455,000 75,000
Ilias Sagias AU 715,000 -75,000

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Ko Gets some Back

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Yuki Ko
Yuki Ko

Yuki Ko raised to 50,000 and Ilias Sagias called to see a heads-up flop of {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, which both players checked. On the {3-Hearts} turn, Sagias check-called a bet of 50,000 and then check-folded the {9-Spades} river when Ko fired a bet of 65,000.

Ko also took down a hand on the {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop with a bet of 85,000 before firing the next heads-up flop of {5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{K-Spades} successfully for 75,000.

Only one showdown took place and the chips went to the Japanese as well. On the {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop, Ko check-called a bet of 40,000 by Sagias. The {8-Spades} turn and {2-Spades} river were checked through and Ko won the pot wuth {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for two pair.

Yuki Ko jp 1,380,000 295,000
Ilias Sagias AU 790,000 -295,000

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