2012 Aussie Millions – Day 15 Report
Posted by: James Carter - Thu, 2012-01-26 15:42
Proceedings at the 2012 Aussie Millions $10k Main Event were slower than organizers had initially anticipated, thus they were forced to compensate, making two major announcements on Day 15 of the Series. The first one was about the $10k Main Event’s final table, which was pushed back to Sunday. The start of the $250k Challenge event was pushed back too, to Saturday.
On day 15, the Main Event rumbled on, adding a third day of hostilities to its tally. Phil Ivey played yet again and he did well again.
75 players returned to the tables at the beginning of the day, among them Ivey. Originally, day 3 was supposed to be comprised of 5 levels of action, but the 75 survivors wasted little time playing down to the final 26, so in order to stick to the newly announced schedule, the action was called after 3 levels.
The highlight of the day was the money bubble. Set for 72nd place, the bubble was expected to arrive early and it did. Bursting was a different matter though. With nobody keen on going home as the last empty-handed competitor, the bubble dragged on for about 2 hours. Eventually, Frank Paul was forced to shove his last two BBs into the middle, holding A,Jo. Kenna James called him with an 8,5o and managed to catch a 5 on the turn for a flimsy low pair to finally burst the bubble and speed the action back up.
Tom Grigg was among those who were bounced immediately after the bubble had burst. Billy Argyros, Michael Tureniec and Michael Pedley followed him to the rail. Andrew Hinrichsen was eliminated too, after he ran his pocket Qs into an opponent’s pocket Ks.
While others fought for their poker tournament
lives, Phil Ivey was thriving close to the top of the pops. He eventually finished the day with a little more than 1.1 million chips.
Matthew Turk finished the day in the lead.