Event #16: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Ferench Riech Leads Event #16 Into Day 2

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Ferenc Riech

After 12 levels of 40 minutes each, the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship A$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event #16 has whittled down its field of 190 entries to its last 34 hopefuls, who will return to the poker room of the Crown Entertainment complex in one hour from now at 2 p.m. local time.

Only the top 21 spots get paid at least A$4,255 whereas the winner can look forward to a payday of A$106,920 and the elusive LK Boutique championship ring. Leading the field of survivors is Germany's Ferenc Riech with 183,700, who already had the top spot after Day 1 of the Opening Event #1 and eventually finished 10th. Michael Bouskila is in second place with 171,500 and the Aussie already claimed a title here in Melbourne back in 2013 by taking down a Six Max Event for A$ 110,000.

Other big stacks and notables include World Series of Poker bracelet winner Paul Hoefer (150,000), 2015 WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker (Event #16) runner-up Javier Zarco (119,000), Frank Williams (107,400), Piyush Gupta (105,400), Geoffrey Mooney (103,600), James Atkin (92,200), Elliot Smith (57,800), Jorn Walthaus (46,200), two times WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoon (38,000) and Sergio Aido (36,800).

Action recommences with level 13 at blinds 1,200-2,400 and a running ante of 300. The event is scheduled to play down to a winner today and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide all key hands until the last river card is dealt.

Tags: Brian YoonElliot SmithFrank WilliamsGeoffrey MooneyJames AtkinJavier ZarcoJorn WalthausMichael BouskilaPaul HoeferPiyush GuptaSergio Aido