Zach Gruneberg Wins Aussie Millions $1,100 Limit Hold‘em Event

Zach Gruneberg Wins Aussie Millions $1,100 Limit Hold‘em Event

Thursday, 15 January 2009

In the build-up to the $10,000 Main Event, the smaller tournaments take precedence. So far out of the five events we have seen a great variation of poker – No-Limit Hold ‘em, PokerPro tables, H.O.R.S.E., Omaha Hi/Lo and now Limit Hold'em.

For this event, 140 players anted up to compete including Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad, who confessed it was her first live Limit Hold ‘em tournament. Also playing was Mel Judah, less than half a day after he won the Omaha Hi/Lo event and $30,600.

After the days play, the final table lined up like this:
Seat 1: Zach Gruneberg - 90,000
Seat 2: Ken Eastwood - 55,000
Seat 3: Grant Levy - 94,500
Seat 4: Jesse Maguire - 112,000
Seat 5: Craig Bergeron - 118,000
Seat 6: Billy "The Croc" Argyros - 18,000
Seat 7: David Bach - 37,000
Seat 8: Bruno Portaro - 117,000
Seat 9: James Obst - 57,500

Argyros was the first to go when he 3-bet all-in with AQ vs Grant Levy’s pre-flop raise with 9d-7d. Levy turned a full house to eliminate The Croc.
Next David Bach was eliminated, followed by Bruno Portaro who exited following a brutal runner-runner. He called a shove from Gruneberg, who held KQ on a 58J board. Portaro had JJ for top set but the T turn and 9 river sent him to the rail.

James Obst got his first live cash of $7,700 for finishing sixth and Levy turned his 44 into a bluff, unfortunately Gruneberg with AA was going nowhere.

Next, Gruneberg continued to run hot and crippled Ken Eastwood in one hand before sending him packing the next with two consecutive flushes. Gruneberg then picked up JJ and called Maguire’s all-in. Maguire’s KJ was way behind and the board bricked out.

After half an hour of heads-up play with a 2-1 chip lead, Gruneberg defeated Craig Bergeron. The former held top pair and the latter bottom pair with a king-high flush draw, which missed on the river. Bergeron received $25,200 and victor Gruneberg $35,000.

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