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Buy-In: $247,256
Prize Pool: $4,945,109
Entrants: 20

$250,000 Super High Roller

  • Jan 26, '11


Updates on Day 1 (Jan 26, 11)


Erik Seidel Wins ($2,500,000) -- Sam Trickett Eliminated in Second Place ($1,500,000)

Erik Seidel WinsErik Seidel limped on the button and Sam Trickett raised to 175,000. Seidel made the call and the flop was dealt 9Heart Suit 5Heart Suit 3Spade Suit. Trickett checked and Seidel bet 150,000. Trickett then moved all in and Seidel made the call. Their cards:

Seidel: JHeart Suit 9Club Suit
Trickett: ASpade Suit QHeart Suit

Turn and River: KClub Suit and 10Diamond Suit

Erik Seidel is your champion at the $250,000 super high roller event at the Aussie Millions. He adds $2.5 million AUD to his career earnings for the victory, which now stand at an impressive $13,758,849 in prize money (second all time). Trickett was eliminated in second place and he was awarded the runner-up prize worth $1.5 million AUD after it looked like he would run away with the title at one time. It was still an impressive week for Trickett, who won the $100,000 challenge just a few days ago here in Melbourne.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Sam Trickett

Role Reversal

Erik Seidel now holds the larger stacks. Seidel holds 3.8 million and Sam Trickett has 1.2 million.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Sam Trickett

Erik Seidel Doubles Up

Erik SeidelErik Seidel got the last of his chips into the middle against Sam Trickett with the flop reading QDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 6Club Suit. Their cards:

Seidel: 6Spade Suit 3Spade Suit
Trickett: QSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit

Turn and River: AHeart Suit and KDiamond Suit

Seidel doubled up on the hand to survive with 1.5 million and play continued. Trickett was down to 3.4 million after the hand, but still in control.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Sam Trickett

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Sam Trickett: 4,196,000
Erik Seidel: 804,000

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Sam Trickett

David Benyamine Eliminated in Third Place ($1,000,000)

David BenyamineSam Tricket moved all in with the board showing ADiamond Suit 10Spade Suit 8Club Suit ASpade Suit and David Benyamine made the call. Their cards:

Trickett: AHeart Suit 4Spade Suit
Benyamine: AClub Suit 6Club Suit

River: 4Heart Suit!

Trickett hit the 4 on the river to come from behind and win the hand. Benyamine was eliminated in third place and he will take home $1 million AUD.

Player Tags: David Benyamine,   Sam Trickett

Chip Counts

Here is a look at the three-handed counts:

Sam Trickett: 3.2 million
David Benyamine: 1 million
Erik Seidel: 700,000


Trickett Letting his Opponent's Back in the Race

In the last couple of hands Sam Trickett has allowed both of his short-stacked opponents to double up. On the first hand it was Benyamine who doubled through with pocket kings topping the 10Spade Suit 7Spade Suit of Trickett on a AClub Suit 9Diamond Suit 4Club Suit 4Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit board.

Erik Seidel was up next and he was all in with ASpade Suit 10Spade Suit preflop against the 5Spade Suit 4Club Suit of Trickett. The board ran out AClub Suit KSpade Suit 2Club Suit 9Club Suit 9Spade Suit and Seidel doubled as well.


Wang Qiang Eliminated

Wang QiangWang Qiang moved all in preflop from the big blind after Sam Trickett made it 60,000 to play. Trickett then happily made the call on the button. Their cards:

Qiang: 3Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit
Trickett: ASpade Suit AHeart Suit

Board: 9Heart Suit 7Spade Suit 2Spade Suit 6Club Suit 10Heart Suit

Qiang was eliminated on the hand in fourth place and the money bubble has burst. The three remaining players will all walk away with at least $1 million in prize money.

Player Tags: Sam Trickett,   Wang Qiang

Richard Young Eliminated

Richard YoungRichard Young moved all in preflop under the gun and Wang Qiang made the call from the cutoff. Their cards:

Young: ADiamond Suit QHeart Suit
Qiang: 10Heart Suit 10Diamond Suit

Board: 5Spade Suit 4Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 9Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit

Young was eliminated on the hand and we are down to the final four.

Player Tags: Richard Young,   Wang Qiang

Chris Ferguson Eliminated

Chris FergusonSam Trickett is at it again. His most recent elimination was scored when he moved all in on the turn of a 7Heart Suit 5Club Suit 2Diamond Suit 3Club Suit board. Chris Ferguson made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Trickett: 5Spade Suit 5Heart Suit
Ferguson: 2Heart Suit 2Club Suit

River: AHeart Suit

Trickett won the hand with the higher set and Ferguson was eliminated.

Player Tags: Chris Ferguson,   Sam Trickett
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