The second (of three) Day 1 flight drew a field of 173 players (10 less than Day 1a), and approximately 91 remained after seven 90-minute levels of poker. Ian Wassell finished the day at the top of the chip counts with 229,500.
Daniel "jungleman" Cates bagged up the 168,500 and the second largest stack. Cates might not have been so lucky with pocket kings in the $100,000 Challenge two days ago, b[...] Read more » 2015 Aussie Millions Main Event: "jungleman" Finished Day 1B In Second Place
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (F)
I saw that Cates had lost his temper a couple of times in previous tournaments by throwing his cards and chips around after losing crucial hands so would have been interesting to see how he handled it if he had lost 3 times with kings.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
It's not easy to win KK vs AA, specialy because you tend to misbelieve there's the possibility of someone having pocket aces when you have pocket kings. What's the probability of that? After seing the K on the flop, Cates must have become fixed to it, even remembering his previous experiences with that hand. Ok, there was also a possible flush draw, but who would pay his all-in for that? When he got the call for his all-in, he realized there was only one hand that would make someone to take that decision. And, fortunately for him, there were no aces at the turn nor at the river. So now we know, it's safe (like, more than 75% chances of winning) to go all-in with three of a kind when the one on the flop is the highest.
Hah, in the jungle the mighty jungle the chips flyin' guy still in this tourey, tonight... He might have learned a bit about how to controll his temper, but I find it funny he literally just got the same setup on this tourey but this time he won. I bet he didn't throw chips around after this one. KK vs. AA is managable I guess if you get another king on the flop. Yeah.
As I mentioned in the other post under the previous newsreport detailing his 'hissy fit' the thing that this was his third time on this tourey to try to take down Aces with Kings - he should have a better understanding how this works by now, he made a fortune playing heads-up online yet they cannot believe loosing (two out of three) with cowboys could happen to him is both funny and sad. He is a thousand times better player than I am, yet I know this thing is nothing sort of miraculous. Setups happen all the time.