The second day of the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event is now firmly in the books after another seven long ninety minute levels were completed. At the start of the day there were 312 players that had done enough to survive one of the three opening day flights, with that number now having been reduced even further to just 69 players remaining.
It’s local pro James Obst who is sitting prettiest right now too, after he ended the day with the most chips. He is the first player to have broken the million marker with a total of 1,061,000 which has him around 130k clear of his nearest rival Scott Wilson on 933,500.
From Hero To Zero!
It is amazing just how many times it happens. A player has a majestic first day at the felt and acquires the largest chip stack coming into Day 2, only to see it all flushed down the drain after a reversal of fortunes.
Brian Payne was that man, he started the day with 299,900 and was almost 100k ahead of anyone else yet where everything had gone right for him before, everything went horribly wrong today. In fact his day only lasted a few hours before he was finally eliminated.
Players Still In With A Shot!
In the Aussie Millions, you expect big names, with this year against not letting us down, however just which of the more renowned players are still involved? Well, there are not many names bigger than Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius, with them actually playing on the same table for much of the day, though they both survived it and are still going strong in the event.
With regards to the names that we lost, we saw Eoghan O’Dea, Joe Hachem, Sam Trickett, Jason Mercier becoming the most notable of eliminations. Sam Trickett was going strong in the event until he suffered a setback when he had flopped a set only to find an opponent who had flopped a straight.
The Current Top Ten!
James Obst – 1,061,000
Scott Wilson – 933,500
Mervin Chan – 774,500
Jay Tan – 633,000
Ping Chan – 630,500
Daniel Neilson – 508,000
Ang Pangleng – 491,000
Zoltan Szabo – 486,000
Man Hei Lam – 469,500
Day 3 will be starting at the same time of 12.30pm local time in Melbourne, with those 69 players remaining all trying to edge themselves closer to the now announced first place payout of AU$1,600,000 and a gleaming new Chrysler 300C car.
Be sure to follow us tomorrow as we let you know just who is winning that race to the winner’s cheque and that nice brand new automobile.