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Phil Ivey makes big move at Aussie Millions

Phil Ivey is stalking the top of the leaderboard on Day 1c of the Aussie Millions Main Event 2012

by Alligator Blood PokerJolt January, 25th 2012
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Phil Ivey is stalking the leaders at the Aussie Millions

Above: Phil Ivey is stalking the leaders at the Aussie Millions

Phil Ivey doubled up against Shane Warne and never looked back

Phil Ivey dominates poker to the extent that he is most commonly compared to a great golfer, Tiger Woods.

But it was a legend from another sport - cricketer Shane Warne - who helped the 35-year-old into a commanding position on Day 1c of the Aussie Millions Main Event in Melbourne.

Ivey had struggled throughout much of this third opening day and had dropped to 85,000 chips - nearly 170,000 off the overall lead.

It was then that he found himself in a titanic all-in against the Australian leg spinner, doubling up and leaving Warne all but on the rail.

Ivey finished the day with a hugely impressive 184,000 - the 4th best on Day 1c - and right up there with the overall leaders, aside maybe from Brett Watson, who bagged up a freakishly good 257,400 on Day 1a.

Robert Lam finished top of the Day 1c leaderboard with 198,400 and will be kept company later today by Jason Mercier who survived a testing few hours to emerge with 61,600 after hitting a very timely diamond flush.

The same can't be said of Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem and Erik Seidel, who hit the rail before you could say 'Anyone seen Warney?'.
 
Aussie Millions Main Event 2012
Day 1c Chip Counts

   1. Robert Lam – 198,400
   2. Robin Ylitalo – 192,600
   3. David Sonelin – 186,200
   4. Phil Ivey – 184,000
   5. Chad Awerbuch – 161,000
   6. Jason Koon – 156,300
   7. Pat Dillon – 151,500
   8. Michael Pedley – 146,300
   9. David Steicke – 140,000
  10. Daniel Foote – 139,300

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