Record-breaking 822 players at the Aussie Millions 2019 Main Event; 169 remain; numerous Asian players in contention
The ground was shaking down under with a record-breaking 822 players turning up for the AU$10,600 buy-in Aussie Millions 2019 Main Event. Year after year, this annual event never fails to draw players from all around the world that it has now become one of the most sought after titles next to the WSOP Main Event. As expected, the list of highly decorated players in the field was extensive. Since this was a freezeout tournament, everyone gunned to survive the first stage. By the completion of all the starting days, only half the field advanced to Day 2 – 405 players (to be exact) – which was further cut to 169 at the end of the day. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: Day 1A – 165 – 79 advanced Day 1B – 268 – 135 advanced Day 1C – 364 – 191 advanced Day 2 – 25 late registration Total entries – 822 Prize pool of AU$8,220,000 (~US$5.9 Million) ITM: 88 places With an addional 25 entries this today, the 2019 #AussieMillions Main Event has been officially locked out at 822 players – the largest field in its 20+ year history!!! pic.twitter.com/8KwzUBoClo — Crown Poker (@CrownPoker) January 30, 2019 Only one player stands to make a cool million and more with the eventual winner pocketing AU$1,850,000 (~US$1,330,000). Though ITM of 88 places is still another elimination day away, among those not part of the hunt are Chino Rheem – who busted out in just two hands in Day 1B -, and defending Main Event champion, Toby Lewis. Lewis fell early in Day 2 opening up the floodgates for anyone looking to be the newest victor. Day 3 qualifiers Claiming the leader’s status at the end of Day 2 was Pim De Goede with a stack of 413,000, which is roughly 137 times the opening blinds of Day 3. Other notable players through were: Michael Addamo (279,300), Day 1C chip leader Cole Swannack (236,600), Matthew Wakeman (217,700), Jack Salter (202,900), Tobias Ziegler (196,400), Day 1B chip leader Julian Stuer (195,000), Jackie Glazier (149,900), Vincent Huang (125,500), and Manig Loeser (124,400). Top 10: Pim De Goede 413,000 Bjorn Ostby 386,300 Ben Lai 378,000 David Yan 363,300 Shane Moran 346,900 Michael Soyza 317,100 Dingxiang Ong 316,300 Minh Nguyen 315,700 Maxi Lehmanski 314,000 Spiros Maroulis 308,700 Asians in contention Michael Soyza – Photo PokerNews / Crown PokerQuite a number of Asian players also wrapped up the night, some with very healthy stacks and some with 20bbs or less. Several among them were: Hong Kong’s Ben Lai (378,000), Dingxiang Ong (316,300), Tao Chen (299,100), Aditya Sushant (292,800), Gyeong Byeong Lee (286,000), Chao Duan (267,100), Quan Zhou (219,200), Ngoc Hoang (183,000), Yuri Ishida (160,500), Celina Lin (62,200), and Do Hoang (58,500). During the latter part of Day 2, GPI Asia POY 2018 Michael Soyza sat in the upper ranks where he stationed for the rest of the day. He too bagged up a big one of 317,100 which is sixth overall. More: Aussie Millions 2019 – Full coverage Article by Tricia David The post Record-breaking 822 players at the Aussie Millions 2019 Main Event; 169 remain; numerous Asian players in contention appeared first on Somuchpoker.