2016 Aussie Millions

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Event #9: $25,000 Challenge

Event Info

Prize Pool 2,928,000 AUD
Players 122

Level Info

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

Kornuth Wins a Nice One Without Having to Show Down

• Level 21: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Igor Kurganov raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and Chance Kornuth called from the button. Both blinds folded and it was heads-up action to the {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop. Kurganov bet 80,000, Kornuth called, and then both players checked the {Q-Diamonds} turn.

When the {6-Spades} completed the board on the river, Kurganov led out for 240,000 and Kornuth thought for more than a minute before making the call. As soon as he did, Kurganov sent his cards to the muck, meaning Kornuth won the pot without having to show down.

Chance Kornuth us 2,130,000 530,000
Igor Kurganov ru 2,100,000 -260,000

Tags: Igor KurganovChance Kornuth

Kornuth Takes Some from O'Dwyer

Webjoker • Level 21: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Chance Kornuth opened the button to 60,000 and Steve O'Dwyer defended from the big blind. O'Dwyer check called a bet of 80,000 on {7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades} before both players checked the {4-Hearts} on the turn.

The {9-Clubs} completed the board and O'Dwyer checked again. Kornuth bet 225,000 and O'Dwyer just about instantly called.

"Nine" Kornuth said before showing his {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}.

O'Dwyer sighed, checked his cards one last time, and mucked.

Chance Kornuth us 1,600,000 320,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie 1,150,000 -170,000

Tags: Chance KornuthSteve O'Dwyer

Oliver Price Eliminated in 5th Place (AU$190,320)

• Level 21: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Oliver Price - 5th Place
Oliver Price - 5th Place

Chance Kornuth raised from the button and Oliver Price defended his big blind. Price proceeded to check-call a bet of 75,000 on the {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} flop, and then he checked after the dealer burned and turned the {6-Spades}. Kornuth moved all in, and Price used two hands to slide in his stack of 380,000.

Price: {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Kornuth: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Price held top pair with a gutshot, and he needed to improve as he was behind the pocket rockets of Kornuth. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {K-Clubs}. Price missed and was felled in fifth place for AU$190,320.

Chance Kornuth us 1,280,000 290,000
Oliver Price gb Busted

Tags: Oliver PriceChance Kornuth

Phanlert Sukonthachartnant Eliminated in 6th Place (AU$131,760)

Webjoker • Level 21: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant

Igor Kurganov opened for 70,000 from first position and action folded to Phanlert Sukonthachartnant in the small blind. The APPT 2015 ACOP High Roller champion moved all in for 228,000 and Steve O'Dwyer in the big blind asked for a count. As soon as he got it, he flat called. Kurganov knew enough and folded his hand to leave the two of them to it.

Phanlert Sukonthachartnant: {9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Steve O'Dwyer: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

The {J-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop favored O'Dwyer but Sukonthachartnant had a live draw. The {10-Clubs} on the turn gave him some additional outs but the {K-Diamonds} on the river wasn't one of them.

Sukonthachartnant, truly one of the biggest names in poker, made his exit in 6th place for AU$131,760. The remaining 5 players are now guaranteed a pay day of AU$190,320.

Steve O'Dwyer ie 1,320,000 420,000
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant th Busted

Tags: Igor KurganovPhanlert SukonthachartnantSteve O'Dwyer


Michael Egan Eliminated in 7th Place (AU$109,800)

Webjoker • Level 20: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Michael Egan
Michael Egan

Michael Egan made it 50,000 from middle position and action folded to Jason Les in the small blind. Les three-bet to 122,000 and Oliver Price immediately folded from the big blind.

While the dealer was still busy counting how much the three-bet was, Egan had already moved all in for 431,000. Les, who had Egan just barely covered, called.

Jason Les: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}
Michael Egan: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out and uneventful {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Egan made his exit in 7th place, taking home AU$109,800.

The remaining 6 players are now guaranteed AU$131,760.

Jason Les us 947,000 421,000
Michael Egan au Busted

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Big Slicks Abound

• Level 20: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Phanlert Sukonthachartnant opened for 55,000 and was met by an all-in three-bet by Michael Egan. When action reached Chance Kornuth in the small blind, he moved all in over the top and Sukonthachartnant got out of the way.

Kornuth: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Egan: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Both players held the same hand, and a chop was guaranteed after the flop came down {5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. The {10-Diamonds} turn and {7-Spades} river made it official, and Kornuth and Egan split the pot.

Tags: Chance KornuthMichael Egan

Kornuth Can't Call

Webjoker • Level 20: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Chance Kornuth made it 51,000 from middle position and Steve O'Dwyer in the big blind was the only caller. O'Dwyer and Kornuth both checked on {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{J-Spades} before the {5-Diamonds} hit the turn. O'Dwyer bet 70,000 and Kornuth called. The {5-Spades} completed the board and O'Dwyer now bet 135,000. Kornuth, with a wry smile on his face, folded reluctantly.

Steve O'Dwyer ie 1,015,000 65,000
Chance Kornuth us 920,000 -130,000

Tags: Chance KornuthSteve O'Dwyer

Couple of Shoves from Les

• Level 20: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

After Chance Kornuth opened with a raise from the button, Jason Les shoved all in and took down the pot.

In the very next hand, action folded to Les on the button, he shoved, and both blinds released.

Jason Les us 526,000 108,000