$10,000 Main Event

Pignatelli Picks Up More Chips

• Nível 2: 100-200, 0 ante

Play had just resumed following the break with Ryan Pignatelli kick starting the action with a raise to 600 from the cut off and finding two callers from the blinds.

All three players checked the {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} flop and the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades} turn. This brought two more checks from the blinds before Pignatelli opted to take a stab for 1,200. Both opponents folded leaving the Canadian player to pad his stack and climb to 34,025.

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Kempe Signs Up

Webjoker • Nível 2: 100-200, 0 ante

Rainer Kempe just jumped into the Main Event. The high rolling German player won't be participating in this years $100,000 Challenge.

Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 30,000

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The First Break of the Day

Webjoker • Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

With the first 90-minute level in the books, players have gone on their first break of 15 minutes.

Laak Takes Chance

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante
Phil Laak
Phil Laak

Phil Laak’s stack has not been heading in the right direction so far but he has just taken down a pot against Chance Kornuth to turn things around.

We caught the action in a three-way hand on an {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop with Kornuth, who is sitting in the cutoff, opening for 350 into a pot of 650 when both big blind Laak and a player sitting under the gun check.

Both Kornuth’s opponents made the call with all three checking the {3-Clubs} turn. The {a-Clubs} river brought a 1,375 bet from Laak, which was enough to get the under the gun player to bow out. Kornuth however, looked interested.

“Give me a hint.” Banters Kornuth, but Laak, wearing a cap and sunglasses, gave nothing away.

Kornuth did eventually make the call only to pitch his cards into the muck when Laak rolled over {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} to climb back up to 22,200 while Kornuth dropped to 15,750.

Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 22,200 -7,800
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 15,750 15,750

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Larsson Doubles Before First Break

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

With the board reading {2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and around 7,000 already in the pot, Mikael Larsson moved all in for his remaining 23,625, and was called by his opponent.

Larsson then turned over his {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a full house which had bested his opponent who had also rivered a full house holding {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.

The big pot sees Larsson climb to 55,000 in chips as the players approach the first break of the day.

Mikael Larsson SE
Mikael Larsson
SE 55,000

165 Players Right Now

Webjoker • Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Right now, the clock mentions 165 players signed up so far for Day 1a of the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event. Last year, a total of 180 players played Day 1a. In 2015 Day 1a had 183 players while back in 2014 Day 1a attracted a field of 175. Registration is open till the end of Level 8, which means players can register all day today as only seven levels are scheduled.

Kempson Cruising

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Corey Kempson just collected some chips after his river bet was paid off.

We caught the action on the turn with the community cards spread {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Kempson checking from under the gun before the players in the hijack seat and the cutoff checked behind him.

The {5-Diamonds} arrived on the end brining four to a flush and Kempson flicked out 550 into a pot of approximately 2,500. The hijack quickly folded but the cutoff committed to a call and Kempson revealed {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for a rivered flush.

“Same hand” quipped Kempson’s opponent tabling an ace-ten of his own, but with no diamond in his hand the pot was awarded to Kempson, who moved back up to right around starting stack.

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Pignatelli Wins Battle of the Blinds

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Canada’s Ryan Pignatelli has got his Main Event off to a positive start after winning a blind versus blind battle. Preflop after the small blind limped Pignatelli bumped it up to 400 in total and received a call.

Both players checked the {10-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop with the small blind leading out for 250 on the {10-Hearts} turn, which Pignatelli called.

The {6-Diamonds} river brought a check from the small blind opening the door for Pignatelli, who led out for 825. Pignatelli’s opponent did not look too happy about this turn of events and hit the think tank before tossing in two green 25-chips to make the call.

Pignatelli flipped over {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs} to win the pot as his opponent tapped the table and mucked.

Ryan Pignatelli us
Ryan Pignatelli
us 31,475 1,475

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Quoss Clipped

• Nível 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Fabian Quoss raised to 400 from the cutoff and was called by his opponent in the big blind.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and the player in the big blind tossed out 400. Quoss called.

The {4-Hearts} fell on the turn and once again a bet of 400 was called by Quoss.

For the third time a bet of 400 from the big blind was placed forward after the {9-Clubs} completed the board. Quoss paused for a moment before raising it up to 2,300. His opponent snap-called and watched as Quoss turned over {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for two pair.

But it would not be enough as the big blind tabled {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} to see her ace-kicker guarantee her the pot.

Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 25,000 -5,000