2012 Aussie Millions – Day 14 Report
Posted by: Jo Martin - Thu, 2012-01-26 15:37
The 14th day of the 2012 Aussie Millions saw the $10k Main Event roll on with its second day. The final day 1 flight of the poker tournament
had seen scores of “name” pros belly up to the tables and many of those guys, including Phil Ivey and Tyron Krost, made it right through to day 2.
The second day of action saw 314 players return to the tables, all of them with their eyes on the $1.6 million top prize. There were several Aussie Millions champions in attendance too, like Gus Hansen, Lee Nelson and Krost. Of these guys, only Nelson survived the second day though. Hansen didn’t play in any of the day 1 flights, instead, he bought into the event on Day 2, through the late registration offered through the first level. Unfortunately for him, his late registration wasn’t a particularly lucky one: he busted out early at the hands of Tony G, whose Ah, Kh got the better of Hansen’s Ad, Qd.
Jason Mercier didn’t have a better run either: he got his chips into the middle on an A,Ko and got called by Tom Grigg, who had pocket 8s. The classic coin-flip went Grigg’s way when his pocket 8s held up. High-profile players continued hitting the rail through the day. Annette Obrestad, Van Marcus, Vitaly Lunkin, JP Kelly and Tom Dwan all joined the victims. Tony G was extremely proud of his elimination of Gus Hansen, but he too bit the dust before the day was over. A total of 74 players survived the day. Tim O’Shea managed to build the largest stack. His 921k chip stack was certainly an impressive one, but only an hour before the end of the day, there was no trace of O’Shea at the top of the ranks. It was around that time that a massive pot came about, which instantly propelled him to the top.
O’Shea was the one who kicked off the action in the said hand from under the gun as Josh Barrett provided action from the BB. Phil Ivey finished with a large stack as well.