Mustapha Kanit Crushes Day 3 of the Aussie Millions
Melbourne, Australia. Friday 27 January 2017 – Another day at the Aussie Millions is on the books and once again it was all about Mustapha Kanit. The Italian all-time money leader crushed the opposition and didn’t seem to be able to lose a hand. He ended the day with a massive 2.3 million, far more than any of the other 35 remaining players, in Event #11, the Main Event.
Fedor Holz (539,000), Jennifer Tilly (700,400) and several other notables are also still in the field, making the Aussie Millions once again a tournament to follow for anyone even remotely interested in poker.
Day 3 of the 2017 Aussie Millions started with exactly 150 players and 70 would go home empty-handed as only 80 would cash.
Before the tournament went hand for hand, Australian poker legend Billy “The Croc” Argyros played a pot that got people from the entire poker room rushing to see what was going on.
Argyros, a member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame, got it in with a set of deuces against a set of queens. The river was a deuce and Argyros knocked out his opponent with a pure one-outer.
Argyros would not make it into the money as he busted just before the AUD$15,000 min cash checks were getting handed out.
The last player to share that fate was Alek Givotovsk. The first hand of hand-for-hand play, he lost ace-queen suited to ace-king suited and that was it; the 80 remaining 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event players were in the money.
WSOP APAC champion Scott Davies survived the bubble
with just a single big blind and one ante. He didn’t make the great comeback he hoped for, but still seemed happy just cashing.
While Kanit already had the chip lead at that time, post-bubble would only be more of the same as Kanit kept sending people to the rail and collecting chips. He knocked out Felix Schulze and busted Richard Ashby on the last hand of the day to finish play with that huge stack.
Koray Aldemir and Jeff Rossiter are just some of the players making it to Day 4 of the Main Event. They’re joined by Jennifer Tilly who crushed in her own way. Starting out as chip leader, she slowly but steadily chipped up, ending the day with 700,000 – well above average.
Day 4 of the Main Event will have Jason Somerville following the feature table and guiding viewers through the action and tactics.
Play will resume at 12:30 p.m. local time, with 43 minutes and four seconds left in the level 5,000/10,000 with 1,000 ante. The tournament from here on out is six-handed and will play down to a final table on Day 4.
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