Aussie Millions: Day 2, Part 2
Day 1 Coverage
Day 2 Begins
by Sarne Lightman
Another few hours have passed and the atmosphere in the room is starting to change. Although you still here the regular call of "All in," the frenzy of an hour ago has calmed down as many of the short stacks are either out or have doubled up.
Joe is recovering again nicely, with well-timed pre-flop re-raises, he is often taking down good size pots without having to run the gauntlet of the flop.
One player who gets my vote for the unluckiest player at the Aussie Millions is PokerStars qualifier Mathew Gloier. Mathew did a great job of getting his stack up to over 40k until he looked down and to find pocket kings.
He raised to around 2.5k and was called in one spot. The board come J 10 8 rainbow.
Mathew bet out but the caller moved all in for just over 20k. Mathew thought for awhile but decided he was in front and made the call. The caller flipped Q J offsuit.
The Q on the turn was a low blow and Mathew's face, jubilant from the good call five seconds earlier, turned quickly to a grimace. The river was a blank and over half Mathew's stack was gone.
Gloier watching his kings getting cracked
A tour of the floor finds a nice 58k stack in front of Australian Poker personality and PokerStars player "Mike the Hoon." A favorite with the other players and the crowd alike, Mik always puts on a good show.
The Hoon, stacking his chips
Leading the way for Team PokerStars is Mike Comer, an aggressive and feared player on the Australian Tournament circuit. He currently has over 60k in chips.
Another good stack belongs to PokerStars qualifier Bernie Martinelli. Bernie is now on 52k and looking strong.