$25,000 Challenge
Tage:
12

Event Info

Buy-in 25,000 AUD
Preispool 723,000 AUD
Players 30

Level Info

Level 17
Blinds 8,000 / 16,000
Ante 2,000

Highlights

Highlights

Seidel vs Kurganov: 2-0

[user20283] • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

After having won a little pot by three-betting Niklas Heinecker, Igor Kurganov just doubled up Erik Seidel again. Seidel raised from the button to 20,000 and Kurganov three-bet all in putting his opponent under pressure. Seidel called and the two players went to showdown yet again.

Kurganov: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Seidel: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}

The board ran out {K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Seidel doubled up again.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 548,000 -137,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 335,000 195,000

Tags: Erik SeidelIgor Kurganov

Fabian Quoss Eliminated in 5th Place (AU$51,000)

[user68268] • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Fabian Quoss was all in from the cutoff seat for 70,000. Niklas Heinecker reraised all in from the button to 214,000. Igor Kurganov tanked for a couple minutes from the small blind, then folded. Philipp Gruissem asked Erik Seidel to help him sweat from the big blind, and Seidel did so.

The first card Gruissem looked at was a king, and then he said, "Ah man, I hope the second one's not a queen." The second one was a five, and Gruissem quickly folded.

Heinecker tabled the {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} to be up agaisnt Quoss' {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, and Quoss was eliminated in fifth place. He earned AU$51,000 for his finish.

Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
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Tags: Erik SeidelFabian QuossIgor KurganovNiklas HeineckerPhilipp Gruissem

Possible Change of Scenery

[user68268] • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

With the Aussie Millions Main Event now complete, the production set is open and available. The TV crew has suggested moving this event upstairs to Aussie Millions HQ to film the final stages of the event, but that's still up in the air.

As it stands right now, the tournament will be moved upstairs at 7:00 p.m. at the latest, unless the players decide to move up there earlier. We will keep you posted.

Level:
15
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
1,000

Kurganov Getting Frisky

[user68268] • Level 14: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Fabian Quoss raised to 16,000 on the button, and Igor Kurganov called out of the big blind to see the {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop. Kurganov checked, Quoss bet 25,000, and Kurganov called.

The turn was the {J-Spades} to put three spades on board. Kurganov checked, Quoss bet 55,000, and Kurganov made the call.

The river was the {6-Hearts}, and Kurganov checked. Quoss checked behind. Quoss showed the {K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, but Kurganov held the {K-Spades}{4-Hearts} for the winner.

"I was jamming the river if you bet," said Kurganov after the hand.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 595,000 90,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 170,000 -110,000

Tags: Fabian QuossIgor Kurganov

Seidel Shoves

[user68268] • Level 14: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Igor Kurganov raised on the button to 16,000, and Erik Seidel moved all in for 125,000 from the big blind. Kurganov went into the tank before asking, "You're good at all ins, right Erik?"

Both smiled, but Kurganov did so while throwing his hand into the muck, and Seidel won the pot.

Tags: Erik SeidelIgor Kurganov

Kurganov Comes at Seidel

[user68268] • Level 14: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Igor Kurganov raised to 16,000 on the button, and Erik Seidel called from the big blind to see the flop come down {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. After Seidel checked, Kurganov bet 21,000. Seidel check-raised to 51,000, but Kurganov came right back over the top with a reraise to 81,000. Seidel folded, and Kurganov won the pot.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 505,000 60,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 130,000 -60,000

Tags: Erik SeidelIgor Kurganov

Gruissem Doubles Through Quoss

[user68268] • Level 14: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

On the very next hand after he three-bet Erik Seidel to win the pot preflop, Fabian Quoss opened with a raise from the cutoff seat to 16,000. Action folded over to Philipp Gruissem in the big blind, and he made it 44,000 to go. Quoss announced that he was all in, and Gruissem snapped it off.

Gruissem tabled the {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, which was dominating the {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} that Quoss held. Still, the five community cards could easily give Quoss the win if the run out was in his favor.

The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and Quoss was still behind. After the {9-Diamonds} landed on the turn, Quoss was looking for a jack on the river. The river was the {2-Spades}, though, and Gruissem successfully held to earn the double.

Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 423,000 223,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 280,000 -219,000

Tags: Erik SeidelFabian QuossPhilipp Gruissem