Aussie Millions: Antonius Among Final Three in Main Event

After nearly 15 hours of play on Saturday in the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event, tournament organizers called a halt to the action with three players, including Patrik Antonius, remaining in pursuit of the title. Play is set to resume Sunday at 4 pm.

Final Three Chip Counts

  1. Joseph Cabret – 7,720,000
  2. Mervin Chan – 5,670,000
  3. Patrik Antonius – 5,565,000

All three players took turns as the chipleader and the shortstack throughout the 15 hours of play. Four players were eliminated before play was stopped for the night, most notably Dan Shak.

Antonius picked up is only elimination of the day after getting Jay Tan to commit the last of her chips preflop with A Q against the Finnish poker pro’s K K.  The board ran out 7 7 5 6 7 and Tan was eliminated in seventh spot. She was the fifth female in the history of the Aussie Millions to make the Main Event final table.

Play slowed considerably and it took two hours and fifteen minutes before the next player was eliminated. Shortstacked David Yan moved all-in for his last 780,000 with 8 8 and Chan called with K K. Yan found no relief on the 7 6 2 3 7 board and his Aussie Millions run ended with a sixth place finish.

The five remaining players spent the next six hours trading chips without a single player busting out. After briefly taking the chip lead the two remaining Australians in the field, Jarrod Glennon and Joe Cabret, tangled in the biggest pot of the tournament to that point.

From under the gun Cabret raised to 160,000. Glennon re-raised to 375,000 from the button and Cabret called. The 5 5 3 flop saw Cabret check-call Glennon’s 325,000 bet. After the T on the turn Cabret fired a bet of 825,000 and Glennon called. When the 2 hit the river Cabret moved all-in having Glennon covered. Glennon spent more than a few minutes in the tank and eventually called, mucking his cards when Cabret announced “flush” and showed J 8. Glennon exited the tournament area following his fifth place finish.

The player next to hit the rail was the one that came in to the day with the chip lead. Dan Shak raised to 250,000, Cabret three-bet to 750,000 and insta-called after Shak four-bet all-in. Shak showed A 6 but was behind Cabret’s A K. The A Q 5 flop, T turn and 3 river all failed to improve Shak’s hand and the commodity trader, who treats poker as his hobby, was eliminated in fourth place, earning his second six-figure cash of the week. He finished fourth in the $100,000 Challenge on Monday.

Final Table Payouts

  1. TBD – $1,600,000
  2. TBD- $1,000,000
  3. TBD – $600,000
  4. Dan Shak – $400,000
  5. Jarrod Glennon – $290,000
  6. David Yan – $220,000
  7. Jay Tan – $150,000
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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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