Event 9: $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event

Obrestad Still Shining On Feature Table

Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad
From the cutoff seat, Annette Obrestad raised to 40,000. Frederik Jensen was in the small blind and three-bet to 125,000. Obrestad made the call in position.

After a flop of {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, Jensen fired 135,000. Obrestad flatted.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and Jensen checked. Obrestad seized the opportunity and fired 217,000. Jensen folded and Obrestad added some chips to her stack under the bright lights of the feature table.

Mizzi Picks One Up

Sorel Mizzi raised from under the gun to 50,000 and Kosmas Dratsas called from the big blind. The flop came down {8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Dratsas checked. Mizzi bet 50,000 and Dratsas called.

The turn was the {J-Hearts} and Dratsas check-folded to a bet of 125,000 from Mizzi. Mizzi has slipped a little, but is still on 3.4 million. Dratsas is down to 1.15 million.

Mizzi Flips a Coin

Sorel Mizzi raised from the small blind to 65,000. Kosta Varoxis reraised all in from the big blind for 659,000.

"How's my ace-jack looking?" questioned Mizzi. "Is it a flip? I'll definitely call if it's a flip."

He then gets a coin out and flips it, but no one made a call heads or tails. He then folded and and Varoxis scooped the pot.

Back in Business

Our ten remaining finalists have returned to their seats and the cards are back in the air. The players are spread across two tables of five until we lose one more.

Dan Shak Eliminated in 11th Place ($100,000 AUD)

Dan Shak - 11th Place
Dan Shak - 11th Place
The dream series for Dan Shak has come to an end. Shak was the winner of the $100,000 Challenge for $1.2 million AUD and just added an 11th-place finish in the Main Event to his impressive Aussie Millions.

Shak raised from the utoff seat to 50,000 and Peter Jetten called from the button. Sorel Mizzi called from the big blind.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and action checked around. The turn brought the {10-Spades} and Mizzi fired 100,000. Shak raised to 300,000 and then Jetten folded. Mizzi reraised all in and Shak called.

Shak: {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Mizzi: {K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

"I'm drawing dead," announced Shak, as he stood from his seat and gathered his belongings. The river card was then dealt just to make things complete with the {Q-Clubs} to add insult to injury.

He earned $100,000 AUD for his deep run and Mizzi moved up to 4.2 million.


The tournament clock has been paused while our ten finalists go on a quick 20-minute break.

'The Big Show' Finally Canceled; 12th Place ($100,000)

Steve Topakas
Steve Topakas
Steve 'The Big Show' Topakas has used up his ninth life and has just been eliminated from the main event by Annette Obrestad.

Frederik Jensen opened the pot with a raise to 40,000 from under-the-gun and Topakas, next-to-act, moved all in over the top for a total of 112,000. Action then folded around to Obrestad in the small blind who reraised, making it 215,000 to play. Jensen released his hand and Obrestad and Topakas revealed their cards:

Obrestad: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Topakas: {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The board then ran out {3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{A-Hearts} and there'd be no miracles for Topakas this time around, as he joined the rail our 12th place finisher.

After the hand, Obrestad stacked up 1.9 million in chips.

Jensen Takes It Slow with Aces

Tyron Krost raised to 40,000 from the cutoff seat and Frederik Jensen called from the button. The flop came down {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Krost fired 55,000. Jensen called.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} and both players checked. After the {9-Hearts} on the river, Krost fired 140,000. Jensen tanked and then called with the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. Krost mucked his hand.

Krost Picks One Up

Over on the feature table, Stephen Shelly raised to 35,000 from under the gun preflop and Tyron Krost called from the button. The flop was then checked by both players after the {A-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} fell.

The {A-Hearts} added another bullet to the board and both players checked again. The river was the {3-Hearts} and Shelly checked. Krost fired 50,000 and Shelly folded his hand.