January is typically one of the best months of the year to visit the land Down Under. With the Aussie Open tennis championships taking place in Melbourne every year, they have been joined by the ATP Cup in the past week. For poker players, the lure of the Aussie Millions
Sean Winter raised to 5,000 in the cutoff and Orpen Kisacikoglu three-bet to 17,000 on the button. From the big blind, partypoker pro Jason Koon cold four-bet to 50,000. Winter folded, but Kisacikoglu called before both players checked the [Qd9d2s] flop. The turn landed the [2h] and Koon checked. Kisacikoglu bet 35,000
On a final board of [9s2c3h5c5h] with around 45,000 in the middle, Sean Winter checked from middle position to Orpen Kisacikoglu in the cutoff. Kisacikoglu bet out 28,000, and Winter responded with a check-raise to 355,000. Kisacikoglu called all in for his 265,000 total and tabled his [5s5d] for quads. Winter nodded
Stephen Chidwick raised to 2,500 from under the gun, and Steve O'Dwyer called next to act. From the cutoff, Orpen Kisacikoglu called, as did Ivan Leow on the button. The flop landed [4s2cQc] and action checked to Leow who bet 5,500. Chidwick folded, and both O'Dwyer and Kisacikoglu called as the
Orpen Kisacikoglu opened to 12,500 from under the gun and Chance Kornuth three-bet to 36,500 next to act on the button. Kisacikoglu called, and then checked the [5hQd4d] flop. Kornuth continued for 20,000, and Kisacikoglu responded by shoving all in for 162,500. Kornuth used two time extensions, and then elected to fold.
Orpen Kisacikoglu was all in for 131,500 holding [TsTc] against Chance Kornuth and his [KhQh]. The board ran out [Js4dKc5sQs] and Kisacikoglu was eliminated.
Nick Petrangelo raised to 10,000 on the button and both Chance Kornuth and Orpen Kisacikoglu called in the blinds. The flop landed [7h7dTh] and Kornuth led out for 12,000. Kisacikoglu folded, but Petrangelo called as the turn landed the [Ks]. Kornuth bet 42,000 and Petrangelo called as the river landed the [Ad]. Kornuth