2012 Aussie Millions – Day 16 Report
Posted by: James Carter - Fri, 2012-01-27 15:35
Day 16 of the Aussie Millions saw the 4th day of the $10k Main Event complete. 26 players returned to the tables at the beginning of the day and all eyes were on Phil Ivey. He did not disappoint. The field played down to the final 12 and when the action was called, Ivey was still in the mix, albeit with a much-reduced short-stack.
Ivey began the day with a little over 1.1 million chips to his name, but the day’s hostilities took quite a toll on his poker tournament
life-blood and he finished with just 699k, becoming the official short-stack going into day 5.
The field didn’t fool around at the beginning of the day. The chips flew into the middle often and during the first level alone, 2 players were sent packing. David Steicke was the first victim of the day. He ran his pocket Ks into an opponent’s pocket rockets and failed to improve. Ioannis Makris was the other guy who failed to survive the first level. Andrew Mellado followed him to the rail, followed in turn by Louie Srour and Tim O’Shea. Indeed, the day 2 chip leader managed to wreck what was once a monster stack.
Yann Dion was the one who finished the day with the largest stack. In the end, two tables worth of players remained, among them – besides Ivey and Dion – Oliver Speidel and Lee Nelson.
The Main Event has overshadowed all the other Aussie Millions events for the last few days, but there was plenty going on away from the spotlight too. Several preliminary events played down to their respective winners. The $550 NL Holdem event wrapped up too. Luke Tsapazis won that one, taking home a $21,265 reward. Adam Peck ended up in second place. Peck picked up $15.5k for his efforts. The last 5-figure finisher was Duncan Kink, who ended up in 3rd place for a $12.2k haul.