For many, the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event starts today. The day where one can look around and see the winner in the room - if it’s not them. The three starting flights are out of the way and, for the first time, all the remaining players are together for Day 2.
A total of 372 players from the 718 starters have made it this far but those numbers could grow as registration is open until the end of level 8 which kicks off at 12:30 p.m. local time. Total entrants last year totalled 732 so we’ll see if that number can be broken today, which would make it the second-largest field in history (currently it’s fourth!)
End of Day 1b chip leader Mustapha Kanit heads into today as the overall leader with 215,000. The only other player to make it past the 200k-mark was Ben Lai who finished on 204,700. Other large stacks heading into today include; Korey Aldemir (189,500), Tony Mladenovski (187,400), Sam Ingham (160,100), Alex Givotovsky (152,300) and Tyler McKendry (150,600).
The plan for today is to play five 90-minute levels with a 15-minute break after each one, and no dinner break. Join us back here at 12:30 p.m. for what should be an exciting day!