2021 World Series of Poker Europe
$10,000 Main Event
Dias:
$10,000 Main Event
Dia 2 Terminado

Jennifer Tilly Leads the Aussie Millions Main Event

Webjoker • Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly

The 2017 Aussie Millions will once again reward AU$1,6 million to the winner and nonother than Jennifer Tilly leads the remaining 151 players. The poker enthusiast and Oscar-nominated actress, is followed by, amongst others, big stacks Stephen Bantick, Haoran Zhang, Marc Macdonnell and [Removed:17].

PlayerCountryChip Count
Jennifer TillyUnited States497,100
Stephen BantickUnited Kingdom411,600
Haoran ZhangAustralia329,100
Marc MacdonnellIreland320,000
[Removed:17]Australia319,800

Before things got underway, the Australian Poker Hall of Fame inducted a new member in 2015 Aussie Millions champion Manny Stavropoulos. [Removed:17] received the Young Achiever Award out of the hands of Joe Hachem.

As play got going with initially 372 players still in contention, some new players signed up to contribute to the prize pool and get a crisp 30,000 stack in return.

One of the new players was Fedor Holz and in true Holz fashion, he was up to 140,000 after just an hour of play. He didn't hold on to that mojo all day as he dropped down considerably halfway through, but he found a lucky double with a limp-shoved deuce-eight suited for 28 big blinds to double. He ended the day with a very healthy stack.

Jennifer Tilly soared to the top winning a huge pot where she called a bluffing neighbor with top set. She can boost her total live tournament earnings over that magical $1,000,000-mark if she finishes 24th or better.

While Tilly soared, defending champion Ari Engel was heading in the other direction. He bled away some chips to he got to the point he went with it having found pocket fours. Unfortunately for the 2016 Aussie Millions champion, his opponent had pocket aces.

Last year's runner-up, Tony Dunst, did make it through. Dunst will bring 242,600 in chips to Day 3 where the starting blinds will be 1,200/2,400 with a 400-ante. Seven levels are scheduled for Day 3. Some of the other notables to survive the day are Erik Seidel (309,100), Brian Altman (205,200), Jeff Rossiter (192,000), Cate Hall (153,100), Shane Warne (146,500) Dominik Nitsche (144,000, Matt Affleck (139,500), Ben Tollerene (126,600), Scott Davies (116,900), Nick Petrangelo (111,100) and Vojtech Ruzicka (67,000).

"We're in Australia mate! Enjoy it!" Sam Grafton said at one point in the last level of the day, sipping on a well-deserved beer with only a couple of minutes left on the clock. His huge smile en cheerful laugh just about perfectly described the atmosphere in the tournament room all day. While a lot of people met their Waterloo on Day 2 of the event, the ambiance was always as good as they could come in a poker room. There was laughter and banter everywhere, mostly instigated by that very Grafton (surviving the day with 80,700) while Mustapha Kanit (ending the day with 125,700) took care of uplifting spirits on the other end of the room.

Let's hope Day 3 will be more of the same, while there's always the chance that tensions will rise as it's going to be bubble day. With 151 players remaining and 80 in the money, the stage where Crown Melbourne will be handing out AUD$15,000+ cheques will for sure commence.

Action gets back underway at 12:30 p.m. local time so check back then for more updates from the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event. As a bonus, Jason Somerville starts live streaming the event and we'll have those images on tap for you in our dedicated live reporting section.

Here's what's at stake:

PositionPrizePositionPrize
1AU$1,600,00010 - 12AU$115,000
2AU$1,000,00013 - 18AU$80,000
3AU$620,00019 - 24AU$60,000
4AU$440,00025 - 30AU$40,000
5AU$335,00031 - 36AU$30,000
6AU$270,00037 - 48AU$25,000
7AU$210,00049 - 64AU$20,000
8 - 9AU$155,00065 - 80AU$15,000

Here's a look at the prize pools and first place prizes throughout the long and rich history of the biggest event on the Southern Hemisphere:

YearEntriesPrize Pool (AU$)WinnerFirst Prize (AU$)
199874AU$74,000Alex HorowitzAU$25,900
1999109AU$109,000Milo NadalinAU$38,150
2000109AU$173,500Leo BoxellAU$65,225
2001101AU$151,500Sam KormanAU$53,025
200266AU$330,000John MaverAU$150,000
2003122AU$1,220,000Peter CostaAU$394,870
2004133AU$1,330,000Tony BloomAU$426,500
2005263AU$2,630,000Jamil DiaAU$1,000,000
2006418AU$4,180,000Lee NelsonAU$1,295,800
2007747AU$7,470,000Gus HansenAU$1,500,000
2008780AU$7,758,500Alexander KostritsynAU$1,650,000
2009681AU$6,810,000Stewart ScottAU$2,000,000
2010746AU$7,460,000Tyron KrostAU$2,000,000
2011721AU$7,210,000David GorrAU$2,000,000
2012659AU$6,590,000Oliver SpeidelAU$1,600,000
2013629AU$6,290,000Mervin ChanAU$1,600,000
2014668AU$6,680,000Ami BarerAU$1,600,000
2015648AU$6,480,000Manny StavropoulosAU$1,385,500
2016732AU$7,320,000Ari EngelAU$1,600,000
2017725AU$7,250,000 AU$1,600,000

Tags: Jennifer Tilly

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

Webjoker • Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 497,100 82,000
Tony Mladenovski AU
Tony Mladenovski
AU 432,100 327,100
Stephen Bantick GB
Stephen Bantick
GB 411,600 1,600
Michael Weiss AU
Michael Weiss
AU 334,000 202,900
Rotus Haoran Zhang cn
Rotus Haoran Zhang
cn 329,100 263,300
[Removed:17] AU
[Removed:17]
AU 319,800 -200
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 316,200 94,200
Nicholas Wright au
Nicholas Wright
au 312,700 312,700
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 309,100 -34,900
Ryan Pignatelli us
Ryan Pignatelli
us 306,400 116,400
Niall Murray gb
Niall Murray
gb 303,600 303,600
Marc Macdonnell ie
Marc Macdonnell
ie 302,300 72,300
Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
my 288,600 187,000
Andrew Zebrovius AU
Andrew Zebrovius
AU 284,500 207,300
Steven Swalling AU
Steven Swalling
AU 273,100 180,800
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 268,600 243,100
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 265,800 -24,200
Andrew Hinrichsen au
Andrew Hinrichsen
au 263,000 157,400
David Olson us
David Olson
us 258,600 202,200
Sam Ruha au
Sam Ruha
au 256,900 256,900
Nicholas Dixon AU
Nicholas Dixon
AU 248,700 198,400
Chao Duan cn
Chao Duan
cn 244,200 194,500
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 242,600 186,600
William Haughey AU
William Haughey
AU 235,700 10,700
Danny Chevalier AU
Danny Chevalier
AU 230,700 230,700

Leia tudo

Bantick Straightens Out Yan

• Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Stephen Bantick
Stephen Bantick

We caught the action on the flop in a three-way pot between Brit Stephen Bantick, Erik Seidel, and [Removed:17] who between them have over 1.1 million in chips.

With the flop reading {q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades} both Bantick and Seidel, sitting in the small and big blind respectively, checked the action over to Yan who checked it right back.

Bantick and Seidel again check on the {a-Clubs} turn and Yan fired out a bet of 11,500 into a pot of 12,000.

Bantick check-raised to 35,500, Seidel got out of the way and Yan gave the Englishman the stare down. Bantick however, was giving nothing away and after tanking for a minute Yan eventually tossed in the call.

The {6-Diamonds} river saw Bantick tank for 30-seconds or so before counting out a sizable stack of yellow 5k chips, pausing to add two blue 1k chips and a single red 500 chip before sliding them over the line for a bet of 67,500 in total.

Yan thought it over briefly before tossing in calling chips.

“You have the straight right?” he asks Bantick, who nods the affirmative, rolling over {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} to scoop the pot and climb to 410,000 while Yan dropped to 320,000 or so.

Stephen Bantick GB
Stephen Bantick
GB 410,000 130,000
[Removed:17] AU
[Removed:17]
AU 320,000 -80,000

Tags: Erik SeidelStephen Bantick

Three More Hands

Webjoker • Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

And the day is done. We'll be back soon with assorted end-of-day chip counts and a recap of today's action.

Yan Over 400k Mark

• Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Proving his Australian Poker Hall of Fame Young Achiever Award was well earned New Zealander [Removed:17] has been busy building quite the chip stack.

We caught Yan involved in a hand against Erik Seidel, with both players being recently moved to the table.

Yan was the aggressor in the hand, opening to 4,500 from early position and picking up two callers in the form of Erik Seidel (small blind) and Didier Guerin in the big blind.

All three players checked the {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop with Seidel leading out on the {5-Diamonds} turn for 7,500. Guerin folded but Yan decided to stick around and made the call taking play heads-up to the {9-Diamonds} river.

Seidel checked, rolling over {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} after Yan checked it back, but this was not enough to beat the Kiwi’s {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Seidel dropped slightly but still has a huge stack of 344,000 while Yan climbed to over 400,000 and what looks to be close to the chip lead.

[Removed:17] AU
[Removed:17]
AU 400,000 99,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 344,000 44,000

Tags: Erik Seidel

Muehloecker Mowed Down

• Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Thomas Muehlocker’s 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event dream is over after he found himself all in and behind against two players. We’re not sure when the chips went in as all the cards were out on the table and the dealer was sorting out the main pot and the side pot.

Muehloecker had pocket tens which was no good against an opponent’s pocket queens and Tony Mladenovski’s pocket kings with the community cards showing {2-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

Muehloecker hit the rail, Mladenovski collected the main pot and the player with pocket queens raked the side pot.

Tony Mladenovski AU
Tony Mladenovski
AU 105,000 -200,000
Thomas Muehlocker at
Thomas Muehlocker
at Eliminado

Tags: Thomas MuehloeckerTony Mladenovski

Hata Eliminated by Richardson

• Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

On a board of {7-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} the player in the big blind checked. Aymon Hata fired out 11,000 from middle position and was called by Ben Richardson to his immediate left. The big blind folded.

The {4-Spades} completed the board and Hata moved all in for around 30,000. Richardson paused for just a second and made the call.

Hata quickly turned over {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a set of sixes but had met is match when Richardson flipped over {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} for a higher set.

Ben Richardson au
Ben Richardson
au 125,000 18,000
Aymon Hata gb
Aymon Hata
gb Eliminado

Ruzicka Doubles a Shorty, Becomes a Shorty

Webjoker • Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

From early position, Vojtech Ruzicka opened before the flop. The big blind shoved all in for 32,200 more and Ruzicka called after some time in the tank.

Ruzicka's {6-Hearts}{6-Spades} was second best as his opponent turned over {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. The {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} board did not help Ruzicka out and he was down to just over 77,000.

Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 77,300 -32,200

Tags: Vojtech Ruzicka

Kemp Busts Vamplew

• Nível 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

A short-stacked David Vamplew moved all-in from under the gun and action folded around to Jai Kemp who peeked down at his cards and quickly announced the call.

David Vamplew: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Jai Kemp: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The board came down bereft of paint and ran out {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{a-Spades} {9-Spades}{8-Hearts} to send the Scotsman to the rail and push Kemp up to 90,000.

Jai Kemp AU
Jai Kemp
AU 90,000 31,000
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb Eliminado