Alex Foxen reraised to 7,500 from the cutoff after an original open raise. Elio Fox three-bet to 28,000 from the small blind. The original raiser folded. Foxen called.
The flop came and Foxen checked. Fox continued for 32,000. Foxen called.
Both players checked the on the turn before the completed the board.
Fox checked. Foxen used a time extension before betting 118,000. Fox thought for a moment before releasing his hand to the muck.
Seth Davies limped the small blind and Aaron Van Blarcum raised to 4,000 in the big blind.
Davies called, and then checked the flop. Van Blarcum continued for 6,000 and Davies called.
The turn fell the and Davies checked. Van Blarcum bet 16,000, and Davies folded.
|Aaron Van Blarcum||209,500||9,500|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||200,000||-|
The cards are now in the air for Event #7 of the Australian Poker Open.
There are 13 players in the field to start day.
500 / 1,000
Big Blind Ante
Welcome back to The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, for the final event of the 2020 Australian Poker Open – the Event #7: AU$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.
Five champions have already been crowned this week in Australia, with one more set to play out today with Event #6 down to the final table of five. Mike Watson, Andras Nemeth, Timothy Adams, Farid Jattin, and Stephen Chidwick have all tasted victory here on the Sunshine Coast, and for Nemeth, his appearance at his fourth Australian Poker Open final table has seen him wrestle back the lead off Chidwick in the Australian Poker Open Championships.
With a AU$50,000 top prize for the Australian Poker Open Championship a nice bonus for whoever can finish with the most points, with every spot Nemeth ladders up in Event #6, he will reduce the field of players that can catch him. Chidwick held a 30 point lead heading into Event #6, but Nemeth’s in-the-money finish in Event #6 has seen him lock up 90 points with 300 points available for a win. If Nemeth is eliminated in fourth or fifth place, only six players will have a chance to win the Australian Poker Open Championship heading into the Main Event – Chidwick, Watson, Jattin, Adams, Joni Jouhkimainen, and Erik Seidel. If Nemeth ladders up to third place, Seidel will be removed from contention, and if Nemeth finishes runner-up, only Chidwick, Watson, and Jattin can contend for the tile.
If Nemeth collects his second title of the Australian Poker Open, he will sit on 780 points and only have Chidwick (510 points) and Watson (450 points) to contend with heading into the Australian Poker Open Main Event where 350 points are available for the eventual victor. Nemeth’s counterparts at the Event #6 final table sees Mikita Badziakouski collecting his first cash. Luc Greenwood (90 points), Chino Rheem (120 points), and Michael Addamo (120 points) can also put themselves in striking distance pending their result at the Event #6 final table.
In previous High Roller Triple Crown series’, there have been some down-to-the-wire points races, most notably when David Peters needed to win the 2019 U.S. Poker Open Main Event to win the U.S. Poker Open Championship off Sean Winter. Winter’s four cashes and eighth-place finish in the Main Event were an impressive accomplishment, but when Peters bested the 33-entrant field and collected the $1,320,000 first-place prize, he also snatched the U.S. Poker Open Championship title from Winter and collected the $100,000 prize.
|2020 Australian Poker Open Championship Standings|
|1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$669,000||510|
|7||Erik Seidel||United States||$284,300||270|
The Event #7: AU$100,000 Main Event will see players begin with 200,000 in starting chips. There is also a 30-second shot clock in play for the duration of the tournament and each player will receive six 30-second time banks each day. Levels for the Main Event have been increased to 40-minutes in duration, and the schedule for Day 1 calls for a total of 16 levels of play (ending at approximately 10:50 p.m. local time) and Day 2 will begin at 1 p.m. (AEST). There are no tournament fees for players who register by 12 p.m. and each player is allowed one re-entry through the first ten levels (ending approximately 7:20 p.m. local time).
The cards are expected to be in the air for Event #7 of the 2020 Australian Poker Open at 12 p.m. (AEST) / 9 p.m. (EST) with the Poker Central Live Reporting team providing continuous live updates throughout the day.
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