2016 Aussie Millions

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

Event Info

Prize Pool 222,425 AUD
Players 217

Level Info

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

Haidary Doubles Through Costa

• Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Just after coming back from the break, a three-way pot emerged on the flop {3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}. Peter Costa bet 64,000 and Roger Swolf folded, Mostafa Haidary raised the pot to put himself at risk for 222,000. Costa called and both players had flopped the straight, though Haidary had some outs to win the pot entirely.

Haidary: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Costa: {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

"Just pair up the board!" Haidary demanded from the dealer and got his wish granted with the {3-Diamonds} on the turn. A now meaningless {4-Diamonds} river completed the board and Haidary doubled up.

Peter Costa gb 600,000 -250,000
Mostafa Haidary au 500,000 270,000

Tags: Mostafa HaidaryPeter CostaRoger Swolf



• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

The players are now off on a break with Level 20 over. This break has been extended to 25 minutes and play will resume at approximately 5:15 p.m. local time in Melbourne.

Sagias Gets There

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Ilias Sagias
Ilias Sagias

Ilias Sagias got it all in for his last 80,000 with the {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} versus Yuki Ko's {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Ko smashed the {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades} flop, but Sagias got there on the {j-Hearts} turn, making a straight. The {5-Spades} river did not pair the board and Sagias doubled up.

Yuki Ko jp 475,000 -115,000
Ilias Sagias AU 160,000 43,000

Tags: Ilias SagiasYuki Ko

Andrian Chin Eliminated in 6th Place ($11,675)

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Andrian Chin
Andrian Chin

Yuki Ko raised to 42,000 and Andrian Chin called all in for his last 18,000, Mostafa Haidary called in the big blind. On the flop {7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, Haidary bet the pot for 108,000 to isolate successfully.

Chin: {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} for a pair of deuces and open-ended straight draw
Haidary: {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a pair of sevens, gutshot and flush draw

The {A-Hearts} on the turn improved Haidary to a flush, but Chin made a full house with the {A-Diamonds} river to triple up.

One hand later, Chin was all in again and Ko looked him up out of the big blind.

Chin: {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}
Ko: {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}

On the flop {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Ko took the lead with a pair of fours. The {10-Hearts} turn changed nothing for Chin, Ko had even picked up a flush draw as well. A blank {4-Spades} river sent Chin to the rail in 6th place and he picked up a payday of A$11,675.

Yuki Ko jp 590,000 100,000
Mostafa Haidary au 240,000
Andrian Chin au Busted

Tags: Andrian ChinMostafa HaidaryYuki Ko

Haidary Doubles; Chin Shrinks

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Mostafa Haidary
Mostafa Haidary

Roger Swolf limped in and Mostafa Haidary potted it to 53,000.

Andrian Chin shoved in behind and after Swolf folded, Haidary made the call for his tournament life

Haidary: {8-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Chin: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board rolled out {5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Haidary flopped a straight, held and doubled. Chin was left with just a few chips and his chair.

Mostafa Haidary au 240,000 90,000
Andrian Chin au 30,000 -170,000

Tags: Andrian ChinMostafa Haidary

Costa Extends Lead

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Peter Costa
Peter Costa

Two hands between Peter Coats and Ilias Sagias ended up pretty much even before Sagias opened from the button to 32,000. Costa called in the big blind and checked the flop {2-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Spades}. Sagias checked behind and then bet 31,000 on the {5-Clubs} turn when Costa had checked to him.

Costa called and both players checked the {6-Spades} river. The Brit showed {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and the pair of kings indeed won the pot.

One hand later, Sagias raised to what looked like 30,000 and picked up two callers in Roger Swolf and Mostafa Haidary. The flop {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} saw Swolf with a bet of 30,000 and that scooped the pot without further resistance.

Peter Costa gb 820,000 100,000
Roger Swolf NZ 435,000 85,000
Ilias Sagias AU 117,000 -113,000

Tags: Ilias SagiasMostafa HaidaryPeter CostaRoger Swolf


Swolf's Trips Not Good Enough

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Roger Swolf raised to 20,000 and was called by Ilias Sagias on the button as well as Peter Costa in the big blind. On the flop {4-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, Costa bet 25,000 and Swolf called, Sagias quickly folded. The {8-Diamonds} turn resulted in a second bet worth 35,000 by Costa and Swolf called before the Brit made it 40,000 to go on the {8-Clubs} river.

Swolf cut out a raise to 150,000 and Costa was struck for a moment. "Jacks full?" he asked his opponent, cut out the chips for the call and stood up to study the board and Swolf. Costa eventually called and it was a good one.

Swolf: {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for trips eights
Costa: {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a full house, sixes over eights.

Peter Costa gb 720,000 190,000
Roger Swolf NZ 350,000 -340,000

Tags: Ilias SagiasPeter CostaRoger Swolf