2014 Aussie Millions - Event #15: $2,500 NLHE Six-Max Shot Clock Live Updates

David Leas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($70,000), Elliot Smith wins ($93,000)!

Elliot Smith It's 7:00 am here in the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne, Australia. Just around 17 hours ago Event 17: $2,500 NLHE Six-Max Shot Clock began and now it's all over!

The final hand saw a short-stacked David Leas shove holding 6 clubs4 spades. He was up against the A hearts4 hearts of Elliot Smith. The board ran out 7 spades7 heartsA clubs8 spades6 spades and with that Smith had won!

Final Table Results
1st: Elliot Smith - $93,000
2nd: David Leas - $70,000
3rd: Dejan Divkovic - $50,000
4th: David Yan - $36,000
5th: Andrew Bassat - $27,000
6th: Davor Derek - $20,000

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Just the Jackson-Five Shove

David Leas has continued to over-shove and once again Elliot Smith picked him off light.

This time Leas limped the button and Smith raised it up to 60,000. Leas then moved all in and Smith called off his remaining 984,000. Smith was at risk holding A spadesQ hearts and kind of chuckled when he saw Leas’ 9 diams5 diams.

Smith had a flush sweat on the turn of a K diamsK clubsA hearts8 diams board, but the J clubs river was safe and he with that Smith has a big chip lead.

What Time

Elliot Smith just asked what time the $5,000 Six-Max event starts tomorrow (read: later today). He was told 6:15 p.m.

“It’s at night? Great, if it was earlier I would have done a deal,” quipped Smith.

Back to grinding.

Back to Even

The clock has ticked past 6:30 a.m. and the stacks are back to around even.

Elliot Smith had the button and opened it up to 60,000. David Leas moved his big stack all in and Smith sort of shrugged as he called off his remaining 696,000.

Smith tabled his 4 clubs4 diams. Leas turned over 10 hearts3 clubs.

“Oh wow, you’ve been shoving that light?” laughed Smith.

The board rolled out 5 diams7 hearts5 clubsK diamsA clubs and Smith scooped up the double.

Smith back Down

David Leas had the button and opened it up to 60,000. Elliot Smith called and the dealer spread out a 6 clubs10 hearts6 hearts flop. Smith check-called a bet of 45,000 and a A hearts hit the turn. Smith check-called a bet of 70,000 and the board was completed with a K clubs.

This time Leas led for 150,000 and Smith went into the tank – well, as into the tank you can go in a shot clock tournament. He took the max time and ended up folding.

Slight Lead for Elliot

Elliot Smith has taken a slight lead over David Leas.

Smith had the button and limped. Leas raised it up to 60,000 and Smith called. The 5 hearts6 hearts7 clubs flop would see Leas check-call a bet of 40,000. The Q hearts turn and Leas led for 55,000. Smith called.

The board was completed with a 7 hearts and Leas led for 95,000.

Smith called.

“Flush,” said Leas as he tabled K spades10 hearts.

Smith turned over J hearts10 spades and took it down with a bigger flush.

Deal Chat

"You're not gonna like it man," said Elliot Smith. "I need $86,000."

Right now the payouts are $93,000 for first and $70,000 for second.

"How about $84,000?" responded David Leas.

"I'm doing you a big favour with $86,000," Smith said.

No deal again and the third hour of heads-up begins!

Count Update

Elliot Smith - 1,050,000
David Leas - 1,350,000

Five-Minute Break

The two players played one hand of the new level and then agreed to a five-minute break.

Level Up: Blinds 15,000/30,000, Ante 4,000

Big Missed Draw

"Big draw, but you missed it," quipped Elliot Smith as he called a bet of 105,000 on the river of a K clubsQ diams8 clubsJ diams7 spades board. Smith held K diams4 clubs and David Leas had 10 diams8 diams.

The chip counts are once again relatively even.

Not Much to Report Except a Vacuum

Very small pots being exchanged at the moment. David Leas still has a bit of a chip lead over Elliot Smith and continues to ask if he wants to do a deal.

In other news, the Crown Poker Room is being vacuumed. Perfect time as there is no feet in here to get in the way.

Chop Progress

“Let’s chop the prize and play for the ring!” Said David Leas.

He has a bit of a chip lead, but seems to be suggesting they do an even chop.

Elliot Smith has usually said a quick no to this kind of request, but this time said “I’ll think about it.

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Elliot Falling

Elliot Smith and David Leas have been battling heads-up for around two hours so far.

As we move towards 5:30am, Smith has fallen to 800,000 in chips and Leas is up to 1.6 million.

The latest hand to go Leas’ way began with Leas opening the button to 50,000. Smith three-bet to 124,000 and Leas asked how much Smith had behind. Then he flat-called.

On the 9 diams10 spadesQ diams flop, Smith checked and Leas bet 75,000. Smith folded and that was that.

A drunk person just walked past the table and said, “Big crowd.”

…There is no crowd.

Leas Keeps Shoving, Smith Keeps Folding

David Leas continues to shove the button for effectively 1 million in chips (blinds at 12,000/24,000)  and Elliot Smith continues to fold.

Level Up: Blinds 12,000/24,000, Ante 3,000

Chop ?


David Leas just aked Elliot Smith if he wanted to chop.

Smith quickly said no.

The clock just ticked past 5:00am.

Leas Shows a Big Bluff

Elliot Smith was on the button when he opened it up to 40,000. David Leas three-bet to 120,000 and Smith made the call. The 6 spades6 hearts7 hearts flop would see Leas check-call a bet of 70,000 and a 2 diams hit the turn. This time when Leas checked, Smith bet 120,000. Leas moved all in, having Smith covered.

Smith folded.

Leas then slammed down K diamsJ diams on the felt, showing the big bluff.

Leas is up to 1.5 million versus Smith's 900,000.

And, we’re even again

It’s 4:30am and we’re no closer to a winner than we were over an hour ago. David Leas has again chipped away at Elliot Smith to get the chip stacks back to virtually dead even.

Leas again tried a few three-bet jams that got through – one of which Smith deliberated for some time before folding. Leas then showed a small bluff, before raking in a couple more small pots with some thin value. Smith seems to be struggling to come to terms with the unorthodox lines of his opponent, as well as the verbal spars, but he’s remaining patient, waiting for a good spot to get involved.

Smith finds the Ladies

Well, we called it, and Elliot Smith has struck as we predicted, finding a big pair to snap off one of David Leas’ overbet shoves.

Smith opened to 40,000 on the button before Leas gave the wave and declared himself all in. Smith insta-called and the cards were as follows:

Leas: A spadesJ clubs
Smith: Q clubsQ diams

Smith had a monster and Leas was pretty strong as well, but he’d need to improve to claim the title.

The flop was 5 spades10 clubsJ diams and Leas caught a pair of jacks but it wasn’t the pair he was looking for. The 4 clubs turn and 7 spades river bricked it out to leave Smith and his ladies to double up.

Smith’s stack of 763,000 was doubled as he now takes a near two-to-one lead in this battle.

Level up, Blinds 10,000/20,000

Leas Grinds Down Smith

There have yet to be any major heads-up pots in this battle between Elliot Smith and David Leas, but a trend has emerged.

Smith seems keen to play small-ball. He’s raising most buttons, continuation betting small on most flops, and then generally shutting down against resistance.

On the other hand, Leas has three-bet overbet jammed preflop on a number of occasions and seems happy to take a risk. He’s also calling plenty of preflop raises out of position to see some flops.

At the moment, it’s going the way of Leas. He’s ground Smith down to about 800,000 with Leas at 1,600,000. Perhaps Smith can strike if he wakes up with a big hand to one of Leas’ overbet raises.

Early Chop

Elliot Smith raised to 38,000 on the button and David Leas made the call. The flop landed 8 spades9 hearts10 clubs ad Leas check-called for 40,000. The turn was the 6 diams and both players checked as the 9 clubs fell on the river. Leas led out for 100,000 and Smith insta-called. Leas showed K diams7 hearts for a straight but Smith opened 10 spades7 spades for the same hand. Chop it up!

Heads up Aussie Millions

Heads-up Chip Counts

It’s virtually dead even as this heads-up battle gets under way!

Elliot Smith – 1,200,000
David Leas – 1,175,000

David Leas threw up the idea of a potential deal but Elliot Smith quickly hosed it down saying, “It would have to be a really good deal in my favour.”

With no deal reached, it’s game on!

Dejan DivkovicDejan Divkovic Eliminated in 3rd Place ($50,000)

The dust hadn’t even settled on David Yan’s rapid-fire elimination when we had ourselves another casualty.

We only arrived to the table on the river when David Leas had bet and Dejan Divkovic (pictured) check-raised all in.

The board read Q clubsA diams7 spadesQ spadesK clubs and the only problem for Divkovic was that Leas snapped it off with J diams10 diams for a straight. Divkovic showed A clubs5 clubs as his aggression ultimately got the better of him.

Still a great run by the former ANZPT Perth champ that comes to an end in 3rd place for $50,000 in prize money.

David YanDavid Yan Eliminated in 4th Place ($36,000)

Very next hand, David Yan (pictured) moved all in from the button and Elliot Smith made a quick call in the small blind.

Yan: A spades3 spades
Smith: 9 clubs9 spades

The board was spread 2 diams10 clubs4 spades2 hearts9 diams to give Smith a full house which was way too good for Yan’s ace-high. Yan departs in 4th place for $36,000 in prize money.

Smith Straightens Yan in Cooler

A huge hand following the break has seen Eliott Smith climb into the chip lead in a clash with David Yan.

Yan raised preflop from the small blind and Smith called in the big blind to see a flop of 9 hearts3 clubs2 diams. Yan check-called for 35,000 as the 4 spades hit the turn. Both players checked and the river was the 7 clubs.

Yan slid out 87,000 and Smith timed down to the last seconds before sliding out a raise to 250,000. Yan sighed and called as Smith tabled A spades5 hearts for the wheel. Yan flashed pocket threes for a set, but was perhaps rather fortunate in the end to avoid losing his entire stack.

Yan is down to 175,000 with Smith up to one million.

Play Resumes

The players are back and feeling refreshed with the blinds now up to 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000-chip ante.

Chip Counts

David Leas – 715,000
Elliot Smith – 660,000
Dejan Divkovic – 505,000
David Yan – 490,000


The four remaining players are now enjoying a scheduled ten-minute break.

Yan Evens It Up

David Yan raised the small blind and Elliot Smith defended his big blind to take a flop of 4 spades6 hearts5 clubs. Yan continued for 30,000 and Smith called as the 4 diams paired the board on the turn. Yan checked and Smith bet 37,000. Yan made the call and the river was the 4 hearts.

Yan checked and Smith quickly checked behind, effectively giving up with his J spades8 hearts. Yan tabled A hearts5 hearts and raked in the pot with his full house. Yan is back to 470,000 with Smith at 520,000 as the chips are now very evenly distributed around the table.

Leas Sticks it in

David Leas limped in from the small blind but Dejan Divkovic continued with the aggression as he bumped it up another 22,000. Leas called and we saw a flop of 2 heartsQ heartsK diams.

Leas checked and Divkovic bet 28,000. Leas check-raised to 65,000 but Divkovic clicked it back to 112,000. Leas announced himself all in and Divkovic was clearly getting out of line as he immediately folded.

Leas is now up to 650,000 with Divkovic dropping to 530,000.

Dejan Gives One Up

David Leas raised the button to 25,000 before the ever-aggressive Dejan Divkovic three-bet to 59,000 in the small blind. Leas called and they took a flop of J spades9 clubsQ hearts.

Divkovic checked and Leas bet 42,000. Divkovic didn’t like what he saw as he let it go without resistance.

Andrew BassatAndrew Bassat Eliminated in 5th Place ($27,000)

David Yan opened with a raise before Andrew Bassat (pictured) moved all in from the big blind for a total of 92,000. Yan quickly called and the cards were flipped:

Yan: A clubs7 clubs
Bassat: K heartsJ hearts

“I never win these,” chirped Bassat who was already out of his seat and collecting his things before the board had even been dealt. His hunch was right as the board bricked out 7 heartsQ clubs4 spades5 clubs3 diams. Bassat takes home $27,000 for a fine tournament.

Smith Picks Off the Bluff

Dejan Divkovic continues to push the action on this final table, but he’s just been caught in the cookie jar against Elliot Smith.

Picking it up on a board of 5 diamsJ hearts8 clubs2 clubs, Divkovic bet out 27,000 and Smith called before the 5 spades paired the board on the river. Divkovic checked and Smith bet 42,000. Divkovic then went for the check-raise to 115,000 but a deliberate Smith gave some thought before making the call.

Divkovic opened 6 spades9 hearts for the air-ball as Smith’s Q clubsJ diams was good.

Level up, Blinds 6,000/12,000/1,000

One Mil for Dejan

Dejan Divkovic raised from middle position and David Leas called in the big blind. Both players checked the K hearts5 spadesJ hearts flop before Leas led out for 23,000 on the A hearts turn. That proved to be a mistake as Divkovic raised to 58,000 to force a quick fold from Leas.

Divkovic is now up over one million in chips and looking very dangerous on this final table.

Smith Survives

Elliot Smith raised the button and Andrew Bassat was again in the thick of the action with a call from the big blind. The flop was Q spades3 diams10 spades and Bassat checked to Smith who bet 25,000. Bassat immediately responded by announcing himself all in.

These two had tangled a few times on this final table and Smith rose to his feet as he contemplated a call. He used all of his shot clock before flicking out a chip to call.

Smith: K diamsQ hearts
Bassat: A spades3 spades

Top pair for Smith was in front but Bassat was drawing big with his pair and nut flush draw. The turn was the J hearts to give Bassat a straight draw as well, but the river Q diams gave the double up to Smith. He’s now up to over 500,000 with Bassat back on the short stack with around 150,000.

Dejan Applies Pressure

Andrew Bassat opened to 23,000 but Dejan Divkovic popped the price to 46,000 in position. Bassat called and then checked the A spadesK clubsJ spades flop.

Divkovic bet 39,000 and Bassat insta-called as the 3 hearts appeared on the turn. Bassat checked and Divkovic used his full thirty seconds to decide 97,000 was the right amount to bet. Bassat rocked back in his chair with hands on his head, before eventually deciding to let it go.

Davor DerekDavor Derek Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,000)

Dejan Divkovic opened to 20,000 and Davor Derek (pictured) moved all in for his last 20,000. David Leas called along in the big blind.

The two live players checked the board of 2 clubs4 clubsJ diams7 diamsQ spades to the river where Divkovic tossed out 10,000 into the dry side pot. Leas folded and Divkovic showed K diamsQ clubs for top pair. Derek opened A heartsK clubs which missed the board, leaving him to depart in 6th place for $20,000 in prize money.

Meanwhile Divkovic increases his chip lead as he moves up to over 950,000.

Bassat Jams Dejan

Elliot Smith opened to 20,000 and Andrew Bassat called in the small blind. Dejan Divkovic wasn’t happy with that as he squeezed to 55,000 from the big blind to force a fold from Smith but Bassat called again for the second time in the hand to see a flop of 3 diamsQ clubs7 spades.

Bassat checked and Divkovic bet out 47,000. Bassat instantly declared himself all in for around 250,000 with Divkovic quickly giving it up. Bassat showed he wasn’t mucking around as he flashed the Q hearts on his way to a stack of 400,000.

Big Split

Elliot Smith raised to 20,000 from under the gun and Dejan Divkovic made the call on the button. The action was then with David Yan in the small blind and he declared himself all in for a total of 268,000.

Smith moved all in over the top with Divkovic forced to fold his pretty 6 diams5 diams.

Smith: A clubsQ spades
Yan: A diamsQ hearts

The board ran out 6 diamsJ hearts4 hearts5 clubs8 hearts to leave a chopped pot and Divkovic looking rather bemused.

Level up, Blinds 5,000/10,000/1,000

Yan Goes Whack!

Dejan Divkovic and David Yan are two of the most aggressive players you’ll see, so it was no surprise to see them collide early on this final table. The surprise was that one of them had a real hand.

It started with Divkovic raising the button, Yan three-bet the small blind, before Divkovic four-bet to 85,000. Yan was a non-believer as he moved all in but Divkovic snap-called!

Yan: K spades3 spades
Divkovic: K heartsK diams


Flop: 10 spades7 hearts7 spades

Oh my! Yan was in desperate trouble but flopped a flush draw as the rail could smell a bad beat for the ages on its way. The turn was the A diams and the river a bricky 2 diams to see Divkovic survive. The chips were cut down and Divkovic’s stack of 452,000 was doubled as Yan was left shaking his head on just 300,000.

George Dionisopoulos Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,000)

George Dionisopoulos was the severe short stack entering the final table and he wasn’t able to last too much longer.

Dionisopoulos shoved his last 41,000 from under the gun with A diamsQ clubs and Elliot Smith made the call with A heartsK diams. The board ran out J clubsJ diams2 diams8 hearts10 spades to see Dionisopoulos depart in 7th place for a very tidy $15,000 collect.

Final Table Line Up

The final table of the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Six-Max Shot Clock event has been reached with the final seven players now taking their seats on the feature table in the Crown Poker Room to battle it out for the Aussie Millions gold!

Here’s how they will line up:

Seat 1: David Leas – 455,000
Seat 2: Andrew Bassat – 290,000
Seat 3: Dejan Divkovic – 380,000
Seat 4: David Yan – 815,000
Seat 5: Davor Derek – 157,500
Seat 6: George Dionisopoulos – 42,000
Seat 7: Elliot Smith – 250,000

The final table will kick off with the blinds at 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante. With that, the cards are now in the air!

Aussie Millions final table

Eliminations So Far

8th: Jordan Kaplan - $11,000
9th: Tim West - $11,000
10th: Jason Pritchard - $7,500
11th: Thomas Muhlocker - $7,500
12th: Aaron Lim - $7,500

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Welcome to our coverage of the 2014 Aussie Millions from the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne, Australia.

The Aussie Millions is the most prestigious tournament series in the Southern Hemisphere with 20 championship events this year highlighted by the $250,000 and $100,000 High Rollers Challenges and, of course, the $10,600 Aussie Millions Main Event which this year forms part of the the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).

Event #15 of the series is the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Six-Max Shot Clock Event. The clock will be ticking as a stacked field come together for this exciting, innovative event. This is the first time a shot clock has been introduced to this event, but last year we saw Grayson Ramage defeat a strong field of 211 runners in the equivalent event, to take home the $110,000 first-place prize.

This will be one of the most exciting events of the series and we can't wait! Stay tuned to Poker Asia Pacific as we bring you live updates of all the action, include chip counts and photo, from the final table of Event #15 of the 2014 Aussie Millions.

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