Sorel Mizzi Leading Aussie Millions Main Event Heading Into Final Table

Published on January 29th, 2010 4:23 am EST

Tournament logo - Aussie MillionsIt's the Sorel Mizzi show at the 2010 Aussie Millions main event.

After four full days of play, Sorel Mizzi has a commanding chip lead heading into the final table of the 2010 Aussie Millions main event.

When play resumes on Saturday afternoon (local time), Mizzi will have just over 6 million chips in his stack, far more than the next closest competitor (which is Tyron Krost, who currently has 1.869 million in chips).

Here is how the chip stacks look heading into the final table on Saturday:

Sorel Mizzi, 6.03 million
Tyron Krost, 1.87 million
Frederik Jensen, 1.75 million
Peter Jetten, 1.7 million
Annette Obrestad, 1.35 million
Stephen Shelley, 991k
Steven Friedlander, 694k
Kosta Varoxis - 635k

Mizzi was hitting big hand after big hand on Friday, including a full house that eliminated Dan Shak in 11th place and quad twos that won him a sizable pot against Kosta Varoxis.

All eight players are guaranteed at least $125,000 AUD for making it this far. The eventual winner of the event will take home $2 million AUD, while the runner-up will receive $1.1 million AUD.

Sorel Mizzi currently has approximately $1.64 million dollars in lifetime tournament earnings (officially), with his largest cash coming in the 2007 Paddy Poker Irish Open. Mizzi officially claimed $280k for his third place finish in this event, but the three final players had agreed to a chop, so Mizzi actually took home more money than what is officially listed.

It will be interesting to see if Sorel will be able to close this tournament out, as he has had some heart-breaking finishes over the past couple of years.

Mizzi finished in second place in the $5k PLO tournament at the World Series of Poker last year. This came less than a year after his second place finish in a 5k PLO tournament at the World Series of Poker Europe, which he was within one card of winning.

Will Mizzi run over the final table on Saturday, or will somebody be able to mount a strong challenge? Will fellow "Team Betfair" member Annette Obrestad come from behind to win her second major "live" tournament title? Or will somebody else emerge from this final table as the champion?

We'll find out on Saturday.


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