ANZPT Sydney: Final table level 24 (15,000/30,000, ante 3000) & level 25 (20,000/40,000, ante 4000)
4.50pm: Michael O'Grady eliminated in fourth place, AUD $60,656
And then there were three - Michael O'Grady's tournament ended in fourth after he shoved over the top of a pre-flop raise to 96,000 from Angelo Hanataj in the small blind. O'Grady called and revealed 3♦ 5♠. His cards were live against the A♦ 6♥ of Hanataj until the board came 7♥ 7♦ K♥ 4♦ 7♠. Hanataj is on 3.7 million ahead of Ivin on 2.9 million and Fang on 2.3 million.
4.35pm: Omer Silajdzija eliminated in fifth place, AUD $46,830
We're down to the final four in the PokerStars.net ANZPT Sydney Main Event final table after the elimination of Gold Coast builder Omer Silajdzija. He jammed with A♣ J♥, with Ka Ming Fang making the call and showing pocket queens. The board showed 6♥ 2♠ [10c] 4♦ [10h, and Omer was a goner.
4.20pm: Sigh of relief for O'Grady
Michael O'Grady's freefall has taken a brief turn for the better after an all-in confrontation with Omer Silajdzija. It was O'Grady's J♥ 9♣ precariously placed against the red nines of Silajdzija. The board ran out 6♣ 2♣ [10s] 8♠ before the river J♦ landed O'Grady the pot. He's up to 640,000, while Silajdzija is now the short stack with 400,000.
Mike Ivin has just overtaken Angelo Hanataj for the chip lead after calling the 170,000 bet of Hanataj into a pot of 480,000 on a board showing A♣ 2♥ A♥ 5♦ 2♥. Hanataj mucked instantly, and Ivin is up to more than 3.5 million.
4.05pm: Tank on the roll
Mike "The Tank" Ivin has just signalled his intentions after taking down the biggest pot of the tournament. Action started with a raise to 105,000 from Michael O'Grady, Ivin made it 325,000, O'Grady called and the flop showed K♥ [10d] 6♥. Ivin bet 300,000, O'Grady called and the turn fell A♠.
Both players checked and the river came 4♣. Ivin bet 425,000, O'Grady called but mucked when Ivin showed A♦ [10c] for two-pair. He's up to more than 3.1 million while O'Grady, who started the day with a big chip lead, is down to just 450,000.
3.45pm: John Maklouf eliminated in sixth, AUD $37,910
After improving his stock to 550,000 thanks to a small pot from Angelo Hanataj, John Maklouf has been eliminated at the hands of the ascending Ka Ming Fang. Maklouf raised to 100,000 pre-flop, Fang called and the flop fell 6♦ Q♥ 8♠. Fang checked, Maklouf shoved and Fang calle,d tabling J♥ Q♣ for top-pair, while Maklouf showed [10s] [10d]. The turn 4♥ and river 7♠ didn't help matters for Maklouf, who bows out in sixth.
3.30pm: Latest chip count (10 minutes to play in level 24)
Angelo Hanataj 3,350,000; Michael O'Grady 1,700,000; Mike Ivin 1,500,000; Ka Ming Fang 1,050,000; Omer Silajdzija 650,000; John Maklouf 450,000.
3.20pm: Fang goes bang
Ka Ming Fang started the day as the outright short stack but has already outlasted three players and improved his stack to more than 700,000. He just pushed all-in on a flop of K♥ [5h 2♥ to add an extra 200,000 in chips courtesy of John Maklouf.
And he's just doubled through Maklouf with pocket sixes against A♣ [10c] after the board ran out 7♠ 4♥ 3♣ J♥ 9♠. That takes Fang to more than one million, while Maklouf is the short stack on 460,000.
3.05pm: Maklouf makes good
John Maklouf is the latest to acquire a slab of Michael O'Grady's chips. After a pre-flop raise to 75,000, OGrady called and they saw a flop of 5♠ 4♥ 9♥. Check-check, the turn is A♠, O'Grady bet 25,000, Maklouf made it 125,000 and O'Grady called. The river fell 8♦ , O'Grady checked, Maklouf bet 200,000 and O'Grady folded.
2.45pm: Bernard Gabriel eliminated in seventh place, AUD $28,990
Shortly before the first break of the day, Angelo Hanataj and Bernard Gabriel went to battle. Gabriel won the battle, but Hanataj won the war. In their first confrontation, Hanataj raised to 66,000 pre-flop, Gabriel shoved all-in for 676,000 and Hanataj called. It was 5♣ 6♣ for Hanataj and A♣ 4♣ for Gabriel, who took down the pot when the board came A♦ 8♠ 8♣ 9♣ 5♥.
Just a few minutes later, in almost identical circumstances, Hanataj raised to 128,000, Gabriel again declared all-in and Hanataj called. The board of 5♥ 4♠ [10h] 3♠ J♣ made a set for Hanataj's black 10s while Gabriel's A♥ K♠ sailed into the muck. Hantaj is up to 3.4 million.