Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em

Ugly River

Josh "JJ Prodigy" Field is short-stacked after going to war against James Mitchell.

Mitchell looked in trouble with his {j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} going up against Field's {A-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. The {2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop looked good to Field, as did the {5-Hearts} turn.

The {k-Clubs} river wasn't quite as attractive doubling Mitchell through and leaving Field with just 4,500.

Paul Birman Doubles Through George Moussa

Paul Birman has kept his run alive in event one courtesy of a double up through George Moussa.

Moussa limped in from the cutoff and Birman moved all in for 5,500 from the big blind. Moussa called tabling {j-Spades}{10-Spades} to be well behind Birman's {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}.

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} to make Birman a full house and move him up to 13,000.

Mitchell on the Move

James Mitchell is grinding away, now on 29,900 after managing to eliminate an all-in opponent who shoved with {7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} preflop but found himself behind Mitchell's pocket fours.

The board ran out {Q-?}{Q-?}{5-?}{Q-?}{A-?} to give Mitchell the full house and end the opponent's tournament life.

Mitchell has also earned himself a ticket to the DeucesCracked Aussie Millions Academy after having claimed the scalp of Andrew balugawhale Seidman earlier in the evening.

Angelakis Goes Through Heaven and Hell

Chronis: a stitch in time ...
Chronis: a stitch in time ...
Con Angelakis went through the highs and lows of tournament poker in the space of two hands before his table got broken.

An opponent in middle position moved all in with {A-?}{10-?} and the action folded around to Angelakis who snap-called with {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to send the opponent to the rail and move Angelakis up to 28,400.

In the next hand, Angelakis raised to 2,300 from late position before Chris Chronis called from the big blind to go heads-up to a flop of {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

Chronis check-shoved over Angelakis' bet of 2,000; Angelakis snap-called.

Angelakis: {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Chronis: {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

Hoping to channel the luck of one D. Brunson, Chronis stitched up Angelakis when the turn and river ran {5-Spades}{3-Clubs} to give him the straight, leaving Angelakis with 24,800 in chips.

Haidaris Likes Aces

Josh "JJ Prodigy" Field has dropped down to 20,500 after a recent hand with Nik Haidaris.

Preflop, Haidaris opened to 2,200 and Field raised to 5,400 from the button. The big blind then moved all in for 7,400.

With action back on the Haidaris, he moved all in for 27,400. After thinking it over Field folded, and let the other two players duke it out.

Haidaris: {A-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Big Blind {A-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} eliminating the big blind and moving Haidaris over 40,000.

Des Anges Dominates; Hammond Eliminated

Marc Des Anges is storming up the chip counts and is now on 90,000 after taking down a massive pot and claiming the scalp of Dean Hammond.

Hammond raised preflop to 1,900; Des Anges and another opponent in middle position called and it was off to the flop of {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}.

Hammond fired out 2,600, the middle position player folded, Des Anges called and the dealer produced the turn of the {9-Hearts}.

Hammond then led out for 5,800 before Des Anges made it 12,000 to go. Hammond pushed the rest of his stack in and Des Anges snap-called.

Des Anges: {k-Spades}{4-Spades}
Hammond: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

Des Anges had flopped the flush but Hammond had every chance to double through with another spade on the river.

However this river was full of red paint, in the form of the {K-Hearts}. No love for Hammond, he's out.

Zhao Gone

David Zhao is one of Australia's most promising young players, but he's going to have to try his luck in the repechage after being recently eliminated from play.

Catching the action on the turn on a board of {K-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{J-Spades}, Peter Saward checked to Zhao who fired 2,500. Saward made the call and the {6-Hearts} fell on the river.

Saward checked and Zhao bet 4,500. Saward then check-raised all in for 14,000 to send Zhao into the tank. He eventually found a call but mucked when Saward revealed {Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for trip sixes.

Zhao walked away from the table, not realizing he still had 375 chips behind, as his chips were left to (unsuccessfully) fend for themselves.

Picked Off

Toothpick Tony is chewing on the rail
Toothpick Tony is chewing on the rail
Antonis 'Toothpick Tony' Kambouroglou has hit the rail. A short-stacked Kambouroglou moved in with {2-Spades}{2-Clubs} and was called for less by another short-stack with {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{q-Hearts} flop left Toothpick Tony in trouble. The {9-Clubs} turn and {A-Spades} river completed the job.

Kambouroglou was off towards the rail, before he was called back with just a couple of hundred chips left.

A short time later he was eliminated.

Emad Has it Made

Tahtouh: sittin' pretty, as always
Tahtouh: sittin' pretty, as always
Emad Tahtouh led out for 1,525 preflop from early position, only to see an opponent in late position reraise all in. Tahtouh went deep into the tank before making the call, tabling {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} but found himself behind the opponent's {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}.

Tahtouh took the lead on the flop of {4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and stayed there as the board completed with {8-Clubs},{4-Hearts}.

Another one bites the dust and Tahtouh continues his charge, now up to 52,500 in chips.