It’s been a busy day at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, the home of the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event, with the remaining 36 players fighting for a place at the final table. Salvatore Fazzino started the day with the deepest stack, knowing that the action will only conclude when 29 players have been eliminated. Fazzino didn’t survive the day despite his head start and Ami Barer will be the new chip leader when action resumes on Sunday at noon.
The Canadian is at the top of the list, but one of his countrymen also made the final table. Sorel Mizzi finished the day in third place and along with Scott Seiver and Jake Balsiger are the big names left in the game.
my chip stack is shinning bright like a diamond pic.twitter.com/TYZpLuSd7l
— Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) February 7, 2014
None of the Team PokerStars Pros that started the day have survived and one by one they were eliminated, with Liv Boeree being the last sent to the rail. Raymond Wu exited in 36th place to collect AU$30,000, while Jason Mercier finished in18th place. Being consistent is generally a good thing, but for Erik Seidel who started the day with the tenth stack, only to be eliminated in the 10th place, this is just a pale consolation. Things were going well for him early in the day and he shared the news on Twitter, but his luck ran out when he needed it most:
Dinner break day 4. Missed out on having over 2 mill, lost QQ to A7. I've got a little over a million w 12 left. #AussieMillions
— Erik Seidel (@Erik_Seidel) February 7, 2014
The remaining 7 players will try to make the most of their chips on Sunday. These are seven of the final table and their stacks:
1) Ami Barer – 6,570,000
2) Vincent Rubianes – 3,865,000
3) Sorel Mizzi – 2,830,000
4) Jake Balsiger – 2,385,000
5) Darren Rabinowitz – 2,365,000
6) Andrew Phaedonas – 1,015,000
7) Scott Seiver – 855,000