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2012 Aussie Millions – Day 10 Report

Posted by: James Carter - Mon, 2012-01-23 13:10

2012 Aussie Millions – Day 10 Report

With the more significant events of the 2012 Aussie Millions just around the corner, the cream of the crop of the poker world showed up on Day 10 of the series. In preparation for the $10k Main Event, the $250k Super High Roller and the $100k Challenge, many of these players decided to take part in the events the day had to offer.
Event #6, the $1.1k NL Holdem Shootout played down to a winner on Day 10. The player to walk away with the lion’s share of the prize-pool ($122k to be exact) was Michael Pedley, who bested local big gun Jonathan Karamalikis heads-up for the win. 92 players bellied up to the tables at the beginning of the day, coughing up no fewer than 332 buy-ins. The eventual prize-pool was a massive $423k one.
The final table saw quite a few “name” players make the cut: Besides Karamalikis, Jim Collopy, Dan Kelly, Tyron Krost and Marvin Rettenmaier also made the home stretch of the poker tournament. Michael Benvenuti was the first victim of the final table. Rettenmaier was the one responsible for his demise.

Next, it was Andrew Scarfe’s turn to bid farewell to the tournament. He had nurtured a short-stack since the beginning of the day and he eventually committed on an A,Qo. Tyron Krost called him with pocket 8s and the coin-flip was on. Needless to say, Krost’s pocket 8s held and Scarfe was out.
Jonathan Karamalikis locked horns next with Marvin Rettenmaier in what would turn out to be the most important hand of the tournament up to that point. Karamalikis had pocket Js against Rettenmaier’s Ad,9d and the Js held up to give the Aussie a huge chip lead while knocking the German into short-stack territory. A little later Krost moved in for the kill, finishing off Rettenmaier for good.
Collopy fell in 6th place, followed by Mike Watson in 5th and Tyron Krost in 4th. Dan Kelly’s elimination in 3rd set the stage for what would become a very short heads-up stage. The final hand of the poker tournament saw Pedley’s K,J best Karamalikis’ K,10.

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