Final Table in Sight for Antonius, Ivey After Aussie Millions Day 3

Phil Ivey Patrik Antonius
Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey are quickly becoming the story of the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event.

The two world-renowned poker players put in another strong effort on Day 3 of the tournament.

Antonius finished with a second-best 957,000 chips while Ivey is in the middle of the pack with 399,000.

Australian Raymond Ellis leads the final 36 players with 1,044,000 chips.

Fast and Furious

Day 3 proved to be a rapid-fire affair taking just over five hours to go from 68 players to 36.

The final 36 is an intriguing mix of established pros and local recreational players.

James Obst, one of the best players in the history of Australian online poker, had a less-than-ideal day but still managed to finish in the top 10 with 660,000.

Some of the other pros still in contention are Dan Shak, Lee Markholt, Brandon Adams and Jan Collado.

Interestingly there are still four female players in the field with Jay Tan, Celina Lin, Kitty Kuo and Sam Cohen gunning for a seat at the final table.

Here are the top 10 chip counts at the end of Day 3:

  • 1. Ray Ellis – 1,044,000
  • 2. Patrik Antonius – 957,000
  • 3. Mervin Chan – 943,000
  • 4. Ang Pangleng – 928,000
  • 5. Jan Collado – 908,000
  • 6. Brandon Adams – 739,000
  • 7. David Yan – 696,000
  • 8. James Obst – 660,000
  • 9. Damian Baldi – 624,000
  • 10. Shoshiro Karita – 608,000

Ivey Busts Gary Benson to Burst Money Bubble

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

The money bubble was popped by none other than Phil Ivey in a rollercoaster of a hand.

Ivey had short-stack Gary Benson all-in with a dominating J J over Benson’s T T.

The rail was buzzing as the dealer put out a K-Q-T flop, which actually gave Benson the lead with the set of tens. Benson appeared destined for a double up but the poker gods had other ideas.

The turn was a meaningless 4 but the river came 9 to the delight of Phil Ivey and the crowd of poker fans. The rivered straight gave Ivey the checkmark and meant the remaining 64 players were in the money.

Craig McCorkell, Adam Schmidt, Tony Da Costa Silva, Daniel Neilson and Wei Low were among the players to bust in the money.

Former Aussie Millions winner Tyron Krost, who is freerolling the Aussie Millions Main Event for life, picked up $20,000 for busting in 41st place.

Action in the Aussie Millions Main Event is set to resume tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. local time with Antonius and Ivey both looking to secure a spot at the final table.

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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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