2019 Aussie Millions

AU$10,600 Main Event
Jours 1b
Event Info

2019 Aussie Millions

1,272,598 AUD
Event Info
10,600 AUD
Prize Pool
8,220,000 AUD
Info Niveau
80,000 / 160,000

AU$10,600 Main Event

Jour 1b terminé

Aussie Millions : Julian Stuer domine le Jour 1B du Main Event

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante
Julian Stuer
Julian Stuer

A bumper field of 267 entries on Day 1b of the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event was whittled down to just 135 over the course of seven 90-minute levels.

Former Main Event champions and Aussie Millions ring-winners rubbed shoulders with local players and satellite qualifiers as they hoped to become the latest in a long line of poker players to lift the southern hemisphere's most prestigious poker title.

Leading the way at the end of the day is Julian Stuer with 196,500 who just held off Wang Yi Long (176,200), Stefano Accardo (150,200) and Tristan Bain (145,600) to bag close to 200,000 in chips.

Stuer had led during the last level of the night but Long made a late surge, flopping trips to chip up to over 175,000. But it wasn't enough to overtake Stuer at the top of the counts.

Several well-known players were eliminated during Day 1b, including former WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem. However, his youngest son James Hachem (25,300) bagged up chips at the end of Day 1a.

James Hachem
James Hachem advances to Day 2 of the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event

Other big stacks and notables include WPT New Zealand champion Nauvneel Kashyab (109,200), Randy Lew (103,100), Dominik Panka (98,900), Opening Event final tablist Matt Edwards (92,200), Accumulator final tablist Bjorn Ostby (90,300), bracelet-winner Andrew Hinrichsen (83,400), Celina Lin (83,300), Oliver Gill (67,800), Scott Hamilton-Hill (59,200), Billy 'The Croc' Argyros (57,500), Andrew Chen (34,800), Pot-Limit Omaha runner-up Dylan Kii (30,100), and Maria Lampropulos (23,200).

Jonathan Karamalikis had his aces cracked by Yuri Ishida shortly after dinner, while 1996 Aussie Millions Main Event champion Lee Nelson fell to a two outer from his opponent despite Nelson flopping trips. However, 2010 champion Tyron Krost bagged 95,100 chips to join fellow former Main Event champion David Gorr in Day 2 after Gorr advanced from Day 1a.

Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem

Other eliminations include 2019 Six Max champion Bart Lybaert, Jack Sinclair, Dylan Wilkerson, Michael O'Grady, Jan Suchanek Sarah Bilney and Chino Rheem.

Rheem lasted a grand total of two hands on Day 1b having swapped the AU$50,000 Challenge for the Main Event.

The 135 advancing from Day 2 will join the 79 who advanced from Day 1a on Wednesday. Day 1c gets underway tomorrow at 12:30 pm (AEDT) and looks set to be a large and potentially record-breaking flight.

Tags: Andrew ChenAndrew HinrichsenBart LybaertBjorn OstbyCelina LinDominik PankaJames HachemJan SuchanekJoe HachemJonathan KaramalikisJulian StuerLee NelsonMaria LampropulosMichael O'GradyOliver GillRandy LewSarah BilneyTristan BainYuri Ishida

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
196,500 81,500
Day 1B Chip Leader
Wang Yi Long cn
Wang Yi Long
176,200 1,200
Stefano Accardo au
Stefano Accardo
150,200 150,200
Tristan “SkunkDen” Bain
Tristan “SkunkDen” Bain
145,600 76,600
Matthew Wakeman au
Matthew Wakeman
141,700 -18,300
John-Christian Templeton us
John-Christian Templeton
135,100 13,100
James Broom au
James Broom
Yuri Ishida jp
Yuri Ishida
125,300 31,300
Ashley Sleeth us
Ashley Sleeth
122,200 14,200
Do Hoang vn
Do Hoang
121,900 121,900
Dejan Boskovic Sr au
Dejan Boskovic Sr
116,600 41,600
Gyeong Byeong Lee kr
Gyeong Byeong Lee
112,200 112,200
Marc Seymour au
Marc Seymour
111,000 111,000
Aaron Beattie au
Aaron Beattie
110,600 110,600
Martin Rowe au
Martin Rowe
110,500 110,500
Nauvneel Kashyap au
Nauvneel Kashyap
109,200 61,200
Hui Zhang cn
Hui Zhang
108,100 108,100
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
103,100 40,100
Norihiro Otani jp
Norihiro Otani
100,100 100,100
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
98,900 -14,100
WSOP 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Tyron Krost au
Tyron Krost
95,100 -9,900
Matt Edwards gb
Matt Edwards
92,200 -17,800
Bjorn Ostby au
Bjorn Ostby
90,300 90,300
Adrian Indovino au
Adrian Indovino
90,200 90,200
Edward Holyoke us
Edward Holyoke
88,000 88,000

Lire Plus

Long Clinches Day 1b Chip Lead

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante

Wang Yi Long already had around 150,000 and was a strong contender for the end of Day 1b chip lead. On a {q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds} board he bet 15,100 and his opponent quickly called.

Long turned over {3-Spades}{3-Clubs} for a set which was good enough to take down the pot as his opponent flung their cards into the muck.

He now sits on just under 180,000 in chips and is probably the chip leader.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's action.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Wang Yi Long cn
Wang Yi Long
175,000 175,000

Tags: Wang Yi Long

Former Champion Nelson Eliminated

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante

According to tablemate James Hachem, former Aussie Millions Main Event champion Lee Nelson has been eliminated from this year's Main Event in brutal fashion.

Holding {a-}{10-} he was all in against an opponent holding {6-}{6-}. The flop came {k-}{10-}{10-} giving him trips, but the {6-} turn flipped things in his opponent's favour and the river bricked to send Nelson home.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Lee Nelson nz
Lee Nelson

Tags: James HachemLee Nelson

Cruel River Sends Boskovic Packing

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante

On a {6-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{k-Hearts} board, Dejan Boskovic moved all in for around 14,000 and was called by opponent Ning Zhang.

Boskovic: {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Zhang: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

Boskovic had the nut straight but was praying that the board didn't pair on the river.

"Fuck!" said Boskovic loudly, getting to his feet just in time to see the {a-Spades} roll off on the river to give Zhang a full house.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ning Zhang cn
Ning Zhang
Dejan Boskovic au
Dejan Boskovic

Tags: Dejan BoskovicNing Zhang

Argyros Agonizes Over All-in Move

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante
Billy 'The Croc' Argyros
Billy 'The Croc' Argyros

On a {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop Billy 'The Croc' Argyros checked to an opponent who over-bet the pot of about 5,000 by sliding out a bet of 11,000.

Argyros then check-raised all in for 34,600. His opponent thought, asked for his initial bet to be pulled in, and thought a while longer.

Argyros buried his face in his hands as his opponent mulled things over before flicking his cards into the muck.

"Fold," said someone at the table, and a relieved-looking Argyros lifted his head and collected his newly-acquired chips.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Billy Argyros au
Billy Argyros
50,000 7,000

Small Double for Rodrigues

Niveau 7 : 300/600, 100 ante

Manny Rodrigues slipped to a stack of around 25 big blinds and was all in on a {q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Spades} turn with {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}.

His opponent had called with {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} but Rodrigues was standing and sweating a pivotal river. The river was the {5-Hearts} and Rodrigues fist-pumped as he secured a vital double late in the day.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Manny Rodrigues au
Manny Rodrigues
35,000 -4,000

Tags: Manny Rodrigues