OPENING CHIP COUNT:
1. Sorel Mizzi (Canada)- 6,033,000
2. Tyron Krost (Australia)- 1,869,000
3. Frederik Jensen (Denmark)- 1,754,000
4. Peter Jetten (Canada)- 1.7 million
5. Annette Obrestad (Norway)- 1,349,000
6. Steven Shelley (U.K.)- 991K
7. Steven Friedlander (U.S.)- 694K
8. Kosta Varoxis (Australia)- 635K
The blinds are at 10/20K.
Varoxis: DOUBLE NINES (Clubs & Hearts)
THE FLOP: (9S)(AS)(2S)
Mizzi has the best possible pair, but Varoxis has the early lead with three nines and goes ALL-IN.
TURN: 7 OF HEARTS- DUD
RIVER: 4 OF SPADES- VAROXIS DOUBLES UP!
THE FLOP: (9H)(JD)(4H)
Obrestad leads with the red fours.
TURN: JACK OF HEARTS
Not only does Obrestad have two red pairings, she also has a heart flush draw...problem is, she FOLDS.
The blinds increase to 15/30K.
THE FLOP: (KD)(3S)(5D)
Jensen has hit the top pair, but Mizzi has a wheel draw.
TURN: 10 OF DIAMONDS
Jensen has added a diamond flush draw to his list of possibilities.
RIVER: 5 OF SPADES- JENSEN WINS 1.2M+ POT!
Krost: BLACK JACKS
Shelly: BLACK SEVENS
THE FLOP: (5D)(3D)(8C)- DUD
After that, Shelly goes ALL-IN.
TURN: 8 OF DIAMONDS
Shelly must complete his Full House with one of the red sevens or else he's gone...
RIVER: 2 OF HEARTS- ELIMINATED
...NO, so he leaves in eighth place with AUD$125K.
Krost: DOUBLE SEVENS (Clubs & Hearts)
Obrestad (ALL-IN): (AC)(JH)
THE FLOP: (7S)(QC)(KS)
Obrestad will all but close this hand out if she can get a 10 to appear next for the Broadway Straight. In the meantime, she's trailing by quite a bit.
TURN: 5 OF DIAMONDS- DUD
RIVER: KING OF HEARTS- ELIMINATED BY A FULL HOUSE
Obrestad leaves with the seventh-place prize of AUD $175K; she's the last woman sent packing during this tournament.
THE FLOP: (9D)(8D)(8H)
Both Friedlander and Jetten have inside straight draws.
TURN: JACK OF SPADES- JETTEN STRAIGHT!
Because he's drawing dead at this point, Friedlander folds.
RIVER: 5 OF HEARTS- JETTEN WINS 1.25M POT!
The blinds are now at 20/40K.
Friedlander (ALL-IN): BLACK SEVENS
THE FLOP: (9D)(KD)(2H)
TURN: KING OF HEARTS
The only thing that will save Friedlander is a seven to complete his FH, and it is...
RIVER: JACK OF SPADES- OUT
...NOT there on the river, so he'll have to settle for sixth place and a quarter million Aussie dollars.
NEW CHIP COUNT:
1. Sorel- 4,935,000
2. Tyron- 2.97 million
3. Frederik- 2,665,000
4. Kosta- 2,275,000
5. Peter- 2,155,000
Mizzi: RED SEVENS
THE FLOP: (4S)(5D)(3S)
Jensen has an instant flush draw, although Mizzi has a gutshot straight draw.
TURN: 2 OF DIAMONDS
An Ace or six on the river will result in a split pot, since both of these guys would have a 2-6 straight...but that's not necessary, as Jensen makes the big chip leader fold to win this hand.
FINAL HAND OF THE NIGHT:
THE FLOP: (QC)(QH)(2H)- DUD
Mizzi folds out Varoxis this time to end the night with a win.