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Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge

  • Jan 21, '11 - Jan 22, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jan 22, 11)

 
 

Sam Trickett Wins $100,000 Challenge ($1,525,000) -- Tony Bloom Eliminated in Second Place ($975,000)

Tony BloomOn the final hand in the $100,000 Challenge, Tony Bloom got the last of his chips into the middle preflop and Sam Trickett made the call. Their cards:

Bloom: QDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit
Trickett: AHeart Suit KDiamond Suit

Board: 8Heart Suit 3Club Suit 2Club Suit 8Club Suit 4Club Suit

Bloom was eliminated on the hand in second place and the former Aussie Millions champion took home $975,000 in prize money. Trickett completed a strong run in the tournament where he was the chip leader for most of the way by closing things out with a victory.

Trickett was awarded $1,525,000 in prize money, which takes his career earnings above $3 million. This concludes our coverage from the $100,000 Challenge. Stay tuned for continuing coverage from the Aussie Millions main event and other high-stakes action here at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Congratulations once again to the champion, Sam Trickett!

$100,000 Challenge Champion Sam Trickett

Player Tags: Tony Bloom,   Sam Trickett
 

Sam Trickett Edging Towards the Win

Sam Trickett has pulled way out in front in the heads-up match and he now holds 3 million to the 800,000 of Bloom.

 

Erik Seidel Eliminated in Third Place ($625,000)

Erik SeidelThe three-handed spell that has presided over the $100,000 Challenge for the last couple of hours has been broken. The tournament got down to the final heads-up match when Erik Seidel decided to move all in with a flop of JDiamond Suit 9Club Suit 3Diamond Suit sitting on the table. Tony Bloom made the call and the two player flipped over their cards:

Seidel: JHeart Suit 8Heart Suit
Bloom: ADiamond Suit JSpade Suit

Turn and River: 2Heart Suit and 4Spade Suit

Bloom won the hand to grow his stack heading into the heads-up final and Seidel was eliminated in third place. He took home $625,000 in prize money.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Tony Bloom
 

Back from Break -- Level 14

The final three are back from dinner. Blinds are now 15,000-30,000 for the start of level 14.

 

Dinner Break

The final three players are now on a 70-minute dinner break.

Chip counts at the pause are as follows:

Sam Trickett: 1,684,000
Tony Bloom: 1,267,000
Erik Seidel: 876,000

 

Seidel Doubles Yet Again

The carousel of double ups continues here at the $100,000 Challenge. The most recent sequel in this series saw Erik Seidel get the last of his chips into the middle preflop after a series of bets and raises against Tony Bloom. Their cards:

Seidel: ADiamond Suit 9Club Suit
Bloom: AHeart Suit 4Diamond Suit

Board: KHeart Suit QHeart Suit 8Club Suit 7Club Suit 5Club Suit

Seidel won the kicker battle and he doubled up to a million, which is about what Bloom held after the hand as well.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Tony Bloom
 

Level 13

The blinds are now 12,000-24,000 for the start of level 13.

 

Break Time

The players are on a short break.

 

A Double for Trickett

Sam Trickett got the last of his chips into the middle preflop and Tony Bloom made the call. Their cards:

Trickett: AHeart Suit QDiamond Suit
Bloom: AClub Suit 9Heart Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit 2Heart Suit 2Spade Suit QHeart Suit 10Spade Suit

Trickett doubled up to 1 million on the hand and Bloom fell to 650,000. Last place in the current chip standings.

 

David Steicke Eliminated in Fourth Place ($325,000)

David SteickeThe board read JDiamond Suit 5Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit when David Steicke decided to move all in and Erik Seidel made the call. Their cards:

Steicke: KClub Suit 4Club Suit
Seidel: 5Spade Suit 3Club Suit

River: 9Spade Suit

Steicke was eliminated in fourth place and he took home $325,000 in prize money. Seidel grew his stack to more than 2 million heading into three-handed play.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   David Steicke
 
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