2016 Aussie Millions

Sponsored by: pokerstars
Event #9: $25,000 Challenge
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool 2,928,000 AUD
Players 122

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Spindler Shoves on Zhu

• Level 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.

Benny Spindler de 225,000 76,500
Yaxi Zhu CN 165,000 -54,500

Tags: Benny SpindlerYaxi Zhu

Weiss Tries to Flush Liem

• Level 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.

Michael Liem MY 160,000 86,000
Michael Weiss AU 80,000 -73,000

Tags: Michael LiemMichael Weiss

Two Pots With Kempe

Webjoker • Level 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

Level:
13
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
500

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.

Table Draw Day 2

Webjoker
TableSeatPlayerChips
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
Event #9: $25,000 Challenge
Day 2 Started