$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Battle of Some Big Stacks

Martin Kozlov opened from middle position for 4,800 only to have Kenna James three-bet to 11,300 from the cutoff. The button and both blinds folded, putting action back on Koslov. He thought for about 30 seconds before releasing his hand, seemingly content to grind his stack into Day 2.

For the Aussie Millions history buffs out there, you may recall James at a two-time final tablist in the Main Event, finishing ninth in 2006 and third in 2004, taking home AUD $134,000.

Chip stacks
Kenna James us 75,000 42,000
Martin Kozlov au 65,000

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