Event 9: $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event

Event Info

Players 746
Players Left 746

Next Pay Out

Place 18 75,000 AUD

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Hand #1 - Stephen Shelly

Annette Obrestad has the button in seat 3. Action folded to Stephen Shelly in the cutoff seat and he raised to 42,000 to take down the blinds and antes.

Welcome to the Final Table

After a long four days of poker, the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event field of 746 has been whittled down to just eight. After today, there will only be one player left standing as the champion.

Entering the day as the chip leading is Canadian Sorel Mizzi. After grabbing a large stack early on in the event, Mizzi has been able to maneuver his way around the obstacles in his way en route to the final table, never slowing down. Mizzi has been playing power poker and staying aggressive every time he's in a hand and no one expects it to slow down for the final table.

Mizzi is no stranger to the felt. He already boasts a live tournament resumé that includes multiple WSOP cashes. Two of those were second-place finishes where he fell just short of winning a bracelet. He holds over $1.6 million in live tournament earnings and is already guaranteed to add another $125,000 AUD to that. Mizzi comes into the final day of play with 6.033 million chips. That's over 40% of the chips in play and more than four million more than his next closest competitor.

Joining him in the final eight is his Betfair counterpart Annette Obrestad. She makes her way to final table table just one year after placing 21st in this very event. Coming into play fifth on the leaderboard, Obrestad's opponent's had better not underestimate her. She is the 2007 WSOP Europe Main Event champion and has already claimed first place in a side event here at the Aussie Millions.

Another Canadian at the final table is Peter Jetten.He holds over $1.2 million in live tournament earnings. He's cashed in nine WSOP events over his young career, including one second place, and also placed fourth in EPT London's High Roller event in 2008.

The television crew is completing their last-minute tasks in preparation for the big show and things are set to begin shortly. Be sure to stay glued to PokerNews as the next Aussie Millions champion is crowned!

Let's Get Ready To Rumble

The hardware.
The hardware.
After a week of play, it all comes down to this. 8 players remain in the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event Championship, and they will battle it out today here at the Crown Casino, in Melbourne for $2 million dollars. Play is slated to start at 2 p.m. Be sure to follow all the action as it happens right here at PokerNews.

The Final Table:

Seat 1: Sorel Mizzi - 6,033,000
Seat 2: Stephen Shelley - 991,000
Seat 3: Annette Obrestad - 1,349,000
Seat 4: Tyron Krost - 1,869,000
Seat 5: Frederik Jensen - 1,754,000
Seat 6: Kosta Varoxis - 635,000
Seat 7: Peter Jetten - 1,700,000
Seat 8: Steven Friedlander - 694,000