The Main event and $100K challenge of 2016 Aussie million kicked off on Sunday. The $10,600, main event of the tournament attracted 180 players on Day 1 A of which a pro poker player from Australia James obst topped the list with having massive chip counts to 212,000.
Terence Clee of Australia is at the second position in chip count and has total 183,000 chips with him and headed to Day 1 b of the tournament. Another Australian Andrew Bassat is the third qualifier of the game, who will play at Day 1 b, of the tournament and has total 168,000 chips with him.
Jack O’Neill (141,000) and Dylan Honeyman( A pokerstars qualifier, 137,400 chips) both of Australia also headed to the second day of the championship.
Players like Daniel Reijmer(137,400) of Nederland and Stephen Bantick(86,200) of UK did well to move forward in the game.
The $100,000 Challenge: – The event attracted 37 players out of which 29 were unique entrants and 8 reentries. As the late registrations are allowed, it is expected that the total prize pool will exceed an amount of AU$5,000,000. It was a tie of chip lead 378,500 between Stephen Chidwick and Brian Rast and they moved forward to play their game on Day 2.
Some other players like Connor Drinan and Fabain Quoss headed for second day with their chips 372,000, and 235,000. The Russian pro Igor Kurganov moved up with total 120,500.
Some big players but losers at this particular event were Antonio Esfandiari and Andrew Lichtenberger. They got busted on Day 1 of the tournament.
Day 1 b updates:-
As the main event of $10,600 progresses on Day 1 b, Peter Matusik of Australia is leading the table with 70000 chip counts. Following him Josh Barrett (50000) and Tyron Krost (39000),John Caridad (38000),and Sarah Bilney of Australia(36000).