2020 Aussie Millions

A$25,000 Challenge
Jours 1
Event Info

2020 Aussie Millions

Event Info
25,000 AUD
Prize Pool
4,056,000 AUD
Joueurs Survivants
Tapis moyen
Jetons au total
Info Niveau
20,000 / 40,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 1
Joueurs Survivants

Assorted Counts After Dinner

Niveau 9 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
365,000 20,000
Tyron Krost au
Tyron Krost
265,000 10,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
170,000 -60,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Derek Ip hk
Derek Ip
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
145,000 25,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
140,000 5,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
125,000 75,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
100,000 -18,000
Sam Higgs au
Sam Higgs
WSOP 1X Winner
David Yan nz
David Yan
80,000 -23,000
Yang Wang cn
Yang Wang
80,000 36,000
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
75,000 22,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
70,000 -13,000
WPT 1X Winner
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
50,000 50,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
WSOP 9X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
47,000 -38,000
Luke Marsh gb
Luke Marsh
44,000 -33,000
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
44,000 -6,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
42,000 -10,000
Jamie Lee us
Jamie Lee
42,000 -108,000
Masato Yokosawa jp
Masato Yokosawa
20,000 -30,000
WPT 1X Winner

Badziakouski Extracts Value From Pekarek

Niveau 9 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Joining the action on the {k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} turn, Jeremy Pekarek checked and called a bet for 6,000 by table neighbor Mikita Badziakouski. The {7-Hearts} fell on the river and Pekarek checked once more.

Badziakouski now bet 40,000 with very few chips behind and was quickly called, he rolled over the {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for a full house and Pekarek mucked in disgust.

"How did you know to bet that much, I had such a huge hand," Pekarek sighed.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
108,000 108,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeremy Pekarek us
Jeremy Pekarek
55,000 15,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jeremy PekarekMikita Badziakouski

Doubles for Salter and MacPhee

Niveau 9 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Jack Salter three-bet shoved for 46,800 out of the big blind and was called by button raiser Dan Smith.

Salter turned over the {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} while Smith had the {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}, a very similar scenario to the previous showdown on their table.

This time the inferior hand preflop got there on a board of {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Salter doubled.

Kevin MacPhee also scored an urgently needed double when his three-bet jam for 21,600 in the small blind was called by Sam Greenwood.

Kevin MacPhee: {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Sam Greenwood: {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Along with his live card, Greenwood spiked a gutshot on the {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop, the {2-Spades} turn and {4-Clubs} river run out kept his hopes alive.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
150,000 -10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
94,000 64,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
45,000 9,000
WSOP 2X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
30,000 6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Dan SmithJack SalterKevin MacPheeSam Greenwood

Payouts Confirmed; A$1,074,840 for First Place

Niveau 9 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
2020 Aussie Millions
2020 Aussie Millions

The 2020 A$25,000 Challenge attracted a field of 169 players, breaking last year's record of 151 and generating a prize pool of A$4,056,000.

The tournament clock shows 78 players remaining, with only 17 of them guaranteed a min-cash of A$70,980.

A seat at the final table of seven is worth A$131,820 and the winner will walk away with A$1,074,840 and the ANTON Jewellery Championship ring.

A$25,000 Challenge Payouts

PlacePayout (AUD)Payout (USD)

Eibinger Felted by Ajez

Niveau 9 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Matthias Eibinger pushed the button for 17,000 with the {k-}{q-} and he was called by Najeem Ajez in the big blind with the {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}.

The board brought {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and the ace on the turn gave Ajez top pair, he then dodged the straight draw of the Austrian.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Najeem Ajez au
Najeem Ajez
175,000 25,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger

Tags: Matthias EibingerNajeem Ajez

Niveau: 9

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 2,000

Dinner Break on Day 1

Niveau 8 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

The 72 remaining players out of a field of 161 entries have been sent into a 45-minute dinner break. Once the cards go back in the air around 9.28 p.m. local time, the registration will officially close.

No T-Shirt for Sheils

Niveau 8 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
James Romero & Bart Lybaert
James Romero & Bart Lybaert

On a flop of {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, Bart Lybaert check-raised from 5,000 to 14,000 and Sam Grafton moved all in. Lybaert didn't bat an eye and folded near instantly.

"You get a t-shirt at the end of the night with ‚I survived Bart Lybaert‘. You may not cash, but there's that," Grafton joked after Lybaert had been running over the table to emerge as the biggest stack.

One more hand was to be played and that one saw an open raise to 3,200 by Richard Sheils in the cutoff. Lybaert in the small blind three-bet big to 16,300 and Grafton reluctantly folded, Sheils called. The flop came {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Lybaert continued for 12,500, which Sheils called once more.

After the {5-Spades} turn, Lybaert bet 25,000 and snap-called the shove of Sheils for around 75,000.

Richard Sheils: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Bart Lybaert: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

A blank {9-Clubs} followed on the river and Sheils was sent to the rail.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
345,000 110,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
90,000 -35,000
PokerStars Ambassador
Richard Sheils gb
Richard Sheils

Tags: Bart LybaertRichard SheilsSam Grafton