Event 19: $2,200 6-handed No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Players 245
Players Left 245

Next Pay Out

Place 3 58,800 AUD

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Lunardi Pushes Over One Million

Kristian Lunardi has crossed the one million chip milestone via Daniel Neilson.

Neilson opened the small blind to 50,000 and Lunardi called from the big blind. The {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} flop would be Neilson's final effort to take down the pot - he bet 65,000 and when Lunardi called, they checked down the turn {7-Hearts} and river {7-Clubs}.

Neilson showed {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}, while Lunardi tabled {Q-Spades}{j-Clubs} to take the pot.

Neilson sinks to 460,000. Lunardi has just over 1,000,000 in chips.

Neilson Napping

Or at least he could be soon. He is now going backwards at less than half his previous stack.

He got tangled up against Leo Margets again. Preflop, Neilson made it 45,000 to go and Margets called. They both checked the {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} flop.

Neilson fired 55,000 at the turn {k-Clubs} and Margets check-called. On the river {5-Clubs} Margets fired 100,000 and Neilson called.

He wasn't happy to see her {Q-Clubs}{9-Spades} and mucked.

Margets had 670,000. Neilson is down to 490,000.

The Chips Are Moving

The end of our stalemate looks to be in sight. After Leo Margets threw down the gauntlet by moving her stack in a race situation, we've seen the cards go on their backs again.

This time it would be a battle of the blinds, with Lunardi opening from the small blind to 16,000. Margets called and the flop came {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}.

Lunardi bet out 20,000 and Margets raised to 120,000. Lunardi's response was to move in for 472,000 with Margets making the call.

Lunardi: {Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Margets: {A-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

Lunardi had top pair and a flush draw, while Margets was hoping that her overpair could weave Lunardi's outs.

It couldn't. The {4-Clubs} turn was enough to turn the tide in Lunardi's favour, and the river bricked the {6-Diamonds}.

Lunardi is now the chip leader at 952,000. Margets is back down around 450,000.

Margets Doubles With Quads

The cards went on their backs for the first time in over three hours.

Preflop, Margets opened the button to 37,000 and Neilson popped her back from the big blind to 108,000. Margets moved all in for 468,000 and Neilson made the call.

Margets: {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Neilson: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Margets proved a decent racer, hitting the front on the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop. The case {10-Clubs} hit the turn just to seal things. The rail gave a bit of a roar after Margets made quads.

Margets rides her quads to 952,000. Neilson drops from over a million to 611,000.

Lunardi Moving Up

Kristian Lunardi has moved back to join the group chasing Daniel Neilson.

Lunardi got involved in another recent hand. Neilson opened to 38,000 and Lunardi shipped on him, forcing a fold.

He's now back up to 500,000 in chips.

We Got Flops

Time to get excited, people!

Kristian Lunardi opened the button to 33,000. Mike Stecker called from the big blind.

The flop came {Q-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Lunardi bet 40,000. This prompted the check-fold from Stecker.

A hand few hands later Lunardi opened early position to 33,000. The call came from Stecker. They both checked the {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop. The turn was the {5-Clubs} Stecker checked, and Lunardi took it down with a 40,000 chip bet.

Neilson Sticks Stecker

Preflop, Mike Stecker made it 38,000 to go from early position and Daniel Neilson made the call on the button.

Stecker fired out 48,000 when the flop came {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{a-Hearts} Neilson was happy to call and move to the turn {9-Hearts}.

They both checked this card, and the river was the {j-Spades}. Stecker slammed on the brakes checking, and Neilson decided to put in a smallish bet of 75,000. It proved to be good value, Stecker called and Neilson got to show him {A-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for two pair.

Stecker only rolled the top pair with {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

On another note, we've been four handed for three hours.

Crowd Disappearing

The previous decent sized crowd has started to fan out a bit. On the felt Neilson and Stecker look the most likely to go heads up for the title, but a double up to someone and it totally changes the situation.


Time for more action. Hopefully things pick up a bit this level. Chip counts have been updated in the chip counts tab to the right.