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Sorel Mizzi Holds 6 Million Heading into the Final Table


Sorel MizziWorld Series of Poker Europe’s 2007 main-event champion Annette Obrestad has made the final table of the Aussie Millions main event. Today, she will attempt to win her second major title, but she faces staunch competition in chip leader Sorel Mizzi and fellow pro Peter Jetten. Read the full recap below of how the final table was set.

A strong field of 746 players entered this year’s main event, and now just the final table of eight remain in the battle for the top prize worth $2 million. There were 18 players at the start of Day 4, with everyone guaranteed to walk away with at least $75,000 (results are posted below). Check back with Card Player for a full recap at the end of the final table.

Young professional Sorel Mizzi (pictured right) takes a large chip lead into the final table. He holds 6,033,000, good for a 3-1 chip advantage over the next closest competitor. Annette Obrestad enters the final table with 1,349,000, and Peter Jetten will take 1.7 million into the final day.

Notable eliminations during the play-down period to the final table included Dan Shak (11th place), who won the $100,000 challenge at the Aussie Millions on Jan. 24, and Elliot Smith (15th place), who just missed making the final table for a second year in a row tomorrow. The final table begins tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time tomorrow. Here is a look at a summary of the tournament statistics from day 4 in Melbourne:

Final Table Chip Counts and Seating Chart:

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

Day 4 Results:

NOTE: All payouts in Australian Dollars (AUD)

18: Pierre Aoukar — $75,000
17: Jessica Dawley — $75.000
16: Fouad Chaptini — $75,000
15: Elliot Smith — $75,000
14: Joel Dodds — $75,000
13: Jurgen Wenigweiser — $75,000
12: Steve Topakas — $100,000
11: Dan Shak — $100,000
10: Jens Kerper — $100,000
9: Kosmas Dratsas — $125,000

Hand of the Day:

Kosmas Dratsas Eliminated in Ninth Place ($125,000)

Sorel Mizzi raised to 50,000 under the gun preflop, and Kosmas Dratsas made the call on the big blind. The flop was dealt JClub Suit 6Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit, and Dratsas checked. Mizzi bet 65,000, and Dratsas raised all in for 750,000. Mizzi made the call, and they flipped over their cards:

Mizzi: KSpade Suit JSpade Suit
Dratsas: 7Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit

Turn and River: 9Club Suit and QClub Suit

Dratsas was eliminated in ninth place on the hand, and he will take home $125,000 in prize money. Mizzi grew his chip stack to a massive 6,033,000, and play ended for the night with the conclusion of the hand.

Remaining Payout Structure:

1: $2,000,000
2: $1,100,000
3: $715,000
4: $450,000
5: $350,000
6: $250,000
7: $175,000
8: $125,000



over 11 years ago

glgl Sorel and Annette!!!