A$10,600 Main Event
A$10,600 Main Event
Dia 1c Terminado

Defending Champion Bryn Kenney Advances in Aussie Millions Main Event

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Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

This year's Aussie Millions Main Event stands on the cusp of history, with the total number of entrants standing at 803. With late registration open until the start of Day 2, and with 25 joining at that stage last year, the 2019 record of 822 seems well within reach.

Today saw 379 players enter, equalling the record for the biggest single Main Event flight in the tournament's history, with around 185 players making it through to Day 2 which starts at 12:30 p.m. local time on January 20.

Aussie Millions Main Event History

YearEntriesDay 1aDay 1bDay 1cDay 2

*denotes registration still open until start of Day 2

2020 Aussie Millions Main Event
2020 Aussie Millions Main Event

With 424 players already entered after the opening flight, organizers knew not only that a big field was expected but also that they were well on their way to breaking the record. A steady stream of players throughout the day saw them break the 800 player mark in the fifth level of the day.

By the end of the seven levels that were scheduled, Kazuhiko Yotsushika appeared to bag the biggest stack, with 252,200, slightly ahead of Kahle Burns (231,700) who was another player to bag above 200,000 in chips.

Also bagging were former champions Toby Lewis (79,400) and Tyron Krost (19,200) and defending champion Bryn Kenney who ran up a stack to bag 106,300.

"I love the city," Kenney told PokerNews. "I love the tournament, plus it started the whole year for me last year. It was a great time, and it was a fun tournament. Not just because I won, but because everyone was super fun to play with."

Other players advancing to Day 2 include Erik Seidel (171,100), Dan Shak (124,600), Kristen Bicknell (111,100), Mikita Badziakouski (87,500), Timothy Adams (84,700), Steve O'Dwyer (59,000), Ben Lamb (56,000), Alexander Trevallion (52,400), Jesse Sylvia (52,000), Allen Kessler (21,200), Orpen Kisacikoglu (14,100) and Dan Smith (12,500).

Players who busted during Flight 3 included WSOP POY Rob Campbell, reigning WSOP APAC champion Scott Davies, Michael Soyza, Tsugunari Toma, Michael Dyer, Sam Greenwood and Matthias Eibinger.

Day 2 of the Aussie Millions Main Event gets underway at 12:30 p.m. on January 20, with a further five 90-minute levels scheduled. Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued live updates including the Day 2 seating draw, prizepool and payouts.

Tags: Alexander TrevallionAllen KesslerBen LambBryn KenneyDan ShakDan SmithErik SeidelJesse SylviaKahle BurnsKazuhiko YotsushikaKristen BicknellMichael DyerMichael SoyzaMikita BadziakouskiOrpen KisacikogluRob CampbellSam GreenwoodScott DaviesSteve O'DwyerToby LewisTsugunari TomaTyron Krost

End-of Day 1c Chip Counts (Completo)

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Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp 252,200 22,200
Kahle Burns au 231,700 6,700
Liam Doyle NZ 196,400 196,400
Quan Zhou cn 190,400 105,400
Erik Seidel us 171,100 26,100
Yosuke Sekiya jp 170,200 140,200
David Yan nz 157,600 95,600
Daniel O'Shea AU 156,000 156,000
Max Deveson gb 145,000 114,000
Russell Thomas us 142,200 35,200
Spiros Maroulis au 127,300 30,800
Dan Shak us 124,600 37,600
Bruno Portaro au 122,200 54,200
James Romero us 122,000 53,000
Rishabh Vekaria IN 119,900
Maxwell Young us 117,300 22,300
Peter Jetten ca 116,800 6,800
Zhiliang Zhang CN 115,000 57,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 111,100 6,100
Yunye Lu cn 109,800
Bryn Kenney us 106,300 78,800
Terence Clee au 104,300
Ngoc Tai Hoang vn 102,900
Ashish Gupta au 102,700 92,400
Jussi Nevanlinna fi 101,000 74,000

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Final Three Hands

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The tournament staff announced the last three hands of the day. The remaining players will bag their chips thereafter.

Burns Crosses 200K

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In a juicy pot, Kahle Burns was seen shoving on the {7-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} river from late position. His opponent called for last 40,000 or so and Burns showed him {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a straight. Burns' hand was the best as the other player mucked and Burns reached to his left to scoop his neighbor's stack.

Kahle Burns au 225,000 163,000

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Bicknell Forces Out Opponent; Yotsushika Still Going Strong

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Kristen Bicknell opened to 1,400 and called a raise from an opponent to 4,400.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Bicknell checked. The pre-flop raiser bet 5,000 and Bicknell check-raised to 15,000. After a short tank, this was enough for Bicknell to take down the pot as her opponent folded.

Meanwhile, Kazuhiko Yotsushika is continuing to chip up even in the latter stages of Flight 3.

Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp 230,000 20,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 105,000 10,000

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Lew on Losing Side of a Flip

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Randy Lew and his opponent got it in preflop and Lew tabled {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}, hoping for high board against {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. The {q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades} runout, however, missed Lew's hand completely and he had to concede 26,500.

Randy Lew us 40,000 -5,000

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Jetten and Koren Tangle in Four-Bet Pot

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Peter Jetten made it 1,500 in early position and a player in the hijack flatted. Artur Koren squeezed to 6,000 out of the big blind and action was back at Jetten who countered with a 16,000-reraise. The player behind him got out of the way but Koren matched the bid.

The flop came {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Koren checked to Jetten who fired a small bet of 7,000. Koren called. They both checked the {q-Spades} turn.

Koren checked again on the {4-Clubs} river and Jetten made it 32,000. Koren tanked for about two minutes and then threw his cards away.

Peter Jetten ca 110,000 32,000
Artur Koren at 80,000 21,000

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Salter Finds a Dub in a Cooler

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Jack Salter ended up all in preflop for his 39,200 and he couldn't pick a better hand to get his money in with. He showed {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} while his opponent turned up {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and Salter finished with a straight to claim the 80,000-pot.

Jack Salter gb 80,000 62,500

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Lewis Raised Out of It

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Tatjana Zizic raised under the gun to 1,300 and got four callers including Toby Lewis in the big blind.

The four players checked the {5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{a-Spades} flop and the 2018 Main Event champion bet 1,500 on the {3-Diamonds} turn. Zizic called and the river was the {q-Spades}.

Lewis bet 1,500 against and Zizic raised to 5,000. Lewis quickly folded.

Toby Lewis gb 72,000 8,000
Tatjana Zizic nz 35,000 24,900

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