$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Semi-Shootout

Karmazinas Creates Action

On a {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop Dominykas Karmazinas bet 1,500 and Jason Koon, who was under the gun, raised to 5,050. Randy Dorfman and Romanello folded after which Karmazinas made the call.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} and both players checked. On the river the {3-Diamonds} hit and Karmazinas threw out a big 11,300 bet. Koon folded giving Karmazinas one of the first serious pots.

Dominykas Karmazinas lt 57,000 7,000
Jason Koon us 46,000 -4,000

Tags: Dominykas KarmazinasJason Koon

The Seat Draw

• Level 1: 100-200, 0 ante
291Max Weinberg
292Dan Kelly
293Billy Jordanou
294Vitaly Lunkin
295Mike Watson
301Matt Jarvis
302Elliot Smith
303Jonathan Karamalikis
304Borge Dypvik
305JC Tran
306Daniel Alaei
321Randy Dorfman
322Roberto Romanello
323Shawn Buchanan
324Dominykas Karmazinas
325Jason Koon

These Are The Players

There are 16 players registered so far in this tournament. Two tables are five-handed, one if full. The seat draw will follow shortly.

Jonathan Karamalikis au 50,000
Roberto Romanello gb 50,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 50,000
Jason Koon us 50,000
Elliot Smith ca 50,000
Randy Dorfman us 50,000
Matt Jarvis ca 50,000
Dominykas Karmazinas lt 50,000
JC Tran us 50,000
Max Weinberg 50,000
Borge Dypvik no 50,000
Dan Kelly us 50,000
Billy Jordanou 50,000
Vitaly Lunkin ru 50,000
Mike Watson ca 50,000
Daniel Alaei us 50,000

There We Go!

• Level 1: 100-200, 0 ante

Play is underway, let's see who's in!


Ten More Minutes

We are starting in 10 minutes. The goal now is to start off with three short-handed tables and play down to 12, when the shootout format will commence. There will be late registration for those interested in playing.

We Are Starting at 3:15pm

The tournament start has been delayed until 3:15 pm. At the moment there are 10 players registered and there will be no late registration if there are 18 players or less. Make your way to the tournament area quickly and join the action!

No Players in Sight

It is still very quiet in the Crown Poker Room as the $25,000 Semi-Shootout players have not shown up yet. There are three tables ready to go, but the tournament might be on a bit of a delay.

Another Big One Today!

With tournaments costing $100,000 and $250,000 a $25,000 buy-in is hardly a High Roller anymore. Or is it? Tournaments like today always attract some of the best in the world, and we expect to see some amazing fireworks throughout the day.

This tournament will take three days, and today we will most likely play down to the final 18 players. These 18 players will come back tomorrow for three six-handed tables. From those three six-handed tables the final two players will advance to the, once again, six-handed final table.

We are hoping to see a good amount of players, but we will lose some super high roller due to the $250,000 tournament that's is also being played out today. Stay tuned for all the action from the Crown Casino as the started is planned for 2pm local Melbourne time.

$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Semi-Shootout
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