Annette Obrestad and Sorel Mizzi Near Top of Leaderboard in Aussie Millions Main Event After Day 3

Published on January 28th, 2010 10:43 am EST

Annette Obrestad leaning over the tableThree full days of play in the 2010 Aussie Millions main event are now in the books.

Day 3 wrapped up just a few minutes ago. 18 of the original 746 players are still alive in the main event, and all have their sights set on the $2 million AUD first place prize.

The remaining 18 players include some familiar names.

Annette Obrestad, also known as "Annette_15" online, currently sits with approximately 1.71 million in chips, which is good for a second place chip stack heading into Day 4.

Obrestad has already had some success in the 2010 Aussie Millions, having taken down the $1k Pot Limit Omaha event for approximately $36k USD just a few days ago. Obrestad is accustomed to making deep runs in the Aussie Millions main event, as she ended up finishing in 21st place in last year's event.

Despite only being 21 years old, Annette Obrestad already has nearly $3 million dollars in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes, and will be looking to substantially add to that amount over the next two days.

Sorel Mizzi, who is also a member of "Team Betfair" along with Annette Obrestad, currently sits in third place heading into Day 4 of the main event. Mizzi is currently sitting with approximately 1.69 million in chips after winning a huge pot right at the end of Day 3.

With the board reading As-3d-4s-2d, David Frieling pushed all-in. Frieling pushed for approximately 626k, meaning that Mizzi would be putting nearly all of his chips at risk if he chose to call.

After some thought, Mizzi did make the call, showing Ac-10h for a pair of Aces.

Frieling showed 6d-7d for a gutshot straight draw and flush draw, and was sent to the rail when the river brought the Queen of hearts. Mizzi took down the massive pot and is currently sitting near the top of the leaderboard after Day 3.

Both Obrestad and Mizzi will be chasing Kosmas Dratsas on Day 4. Dratsas currently has approximately 1.79 million in chips and will be the tournament chip leader to start Day 4.

Dan Shak, who won the $100,000 Challenge earlier this week, is still alive in the tournament as well. Shak will take a very healthy stack of 1.14 million chips with him into Day 4, which will get underway on Friday afternoon (local time).

The tournament will play down to the final table on Friday, with the eventual champion being crowned on Saturday evening.



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