2021 World Series of Poker
$10,000 Main Event

Day 1b Awaits

Melbourne Skyline

Welcome to Day 1b of the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event!

It won’t be long now until the Crown Poker Room is abuzz once again with a new batch of hopefuls trying their luck here on Day 1b. They’ll be chasing Sam Ingham who set the pace yesterday spinning up his 30,000-chip starting stack to a mammoth 160,100 by the conclusion of play.

Ingham shot to the lead in the final level of Day 1a when he flopped a straight against Chance Kornuth’s bottom set. The two of them had all the money in by the turn and with no repeat on the river Ingham sent the notable American pro packing to be awarded a huge pot.

Before that could happen, however, it was Australian cricket legend Shane Warne who kicked off proceedings hours earlier. He and Crown tournament director Joel Williams took to the microphones to welcome our players and with Warne announcing shuffle up and deal the cards were in the air. Warne joined the action himself and while he didn’t have a stellar day on the felt he still managed to qualify for Day 2 – finishing up with 37,600.

Power couple Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly were also in attendance and while Laak made an early exit, Tilly navigated her way through the seven levels of play to bag up 85,000 when all was said and done.

With late registration open until the end of Level 8 players were able to join the hunt all throughout yesterday. Ultimately it was 212 who took advantage of that, pulling up seats to comfortably eclipse last year’s 180 on Day 1a. Time will tell how many make an appearance here today as Day 1b is set to commence.

For now we wait until 12:30pm local time when we’ll do it all again. Day 1b will see another seven 90-minute levels with 15-minute breaks in between and a 75-minute dinner break following Level 4. Be sure to stay with us at PokerNews for live coverage direct from the tournament floor here in Melbourne!

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Yesterday attracted a field of 212 players, up from all recent years. Let's see what today brings.

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