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2020 Aussie Millions

A$50,000 Challenge
Jours 2
Event Info

2020 Aussie Millions

Main Gagnante
1,073,790 AUD
Event Info
50,000 AUD
Prize Pool
3,977,000 AUD
Info Niveau
10,000 / 20,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 2
Joueurs Survivants

Jiang Doubles Through Zhang

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Sosia Jiang defended her big blind and check-raised the {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop to 8,700, which initial raiser Chi Zhang called. Jiang then bet the {4-Spades} turn and called the shove of Zhang for her last 30,400.

Sosia Jiang: {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Chi Zhang: {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}

The board completed with the {5-Spades} on the river and Jiang doubled to send Zhang back to the starting stack.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sosia Jiang nz
Sosia Jiang
80,000 30,000
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
49,500 -58,100

Tags: Chi ZhangSosia Jiang

Smith Busts to Aldemir

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Dan Smith quickly lost a bigger portion of his stack minutes after sitting down and he was just all-in for around 12 big blinds against Koray Aldemir.

Smith tabled the {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} while Aldemir was ahead with the {k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. The board came {a-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and that spelled the end for Smith.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
62,000 9,100
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Dan SmithKoray Aldemir

Lim Doubles van Blarcum

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Chin Wei Lim raised to 3,000 from early position and quickly called the shove of Aaron van Blarcum in the big blind.

Aaron van Blarcum: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Chin Wei Lim: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop have Lim top pair while van Blarcum had the nut flush draw. He filled up with the {6-Clubs} turn and the {4-Clubs} on the river was a blank to let van Blarcum double for 33,600.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
75,000 -35,000
Aaron van Blarcum us
Aaron van Blarcum
70,000 35,200
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Aaron Van BlarcumChin Wei Lim

Wang and Shak Eliminated

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Juafeng Wang got his stack in with the {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and start-of-the-day chip leader Kahle Burns looked him up with the {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. The board came {j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Burns flopped a set, then turned a full house to leave his opponent drawing dead.

Dan Shak followed to the rail shortly after and James Romero joined the action for the first time.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
260,000 33,600
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 2X Winner
James Romero us
James Romero
WPT 1X Winner
Juafeng Wang cn
Juafeng Wang
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak

Tags: Dan ShakJames RomeroJuafeng WangKahle Burns

Jetten Busts to Yokosawa and Re-Enters

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Another three new entries have emerged as Michael Lim, Tsugunari Toma, and Peter Jetten all opted to re-enter. Jetten was eliminated just a few minutes ago when he got it in with {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} against the {j-Clubs}{j-Spades} of Masato Yokosawa and the board came {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to let the superior pair remain supreme.

Jetten received the very same seat upon returning to the field.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Masato Yokosawa jp
Masato Yokosawa
60,000 30,000
WPT 1X Winner
Michael Lim au
Michael Lim
50,000 50,000
Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma
50,000 50,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
50,000 25,500

Tags: Masato YokosawaMichael LimPeter JettenTsugunari Toma

Toma Busts; Smith Joins

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Tsugunari Toma got his stack in with king-queen and was called by Chin Wei Lim with the {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}.

On a board of {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, Toma failed to hit anything and became the first casualty of the day.

In the meanwhile, Dan Smith has re-entered and that has boosted the field to 71 entries.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
110,000 31,300
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
50,000 50,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma

Tags: Chin Wei LimDan SmithTsugunari Toma

Three New Entries on Day 2

Niveau 7 : 700/1,400, 1,400 ante

Just before the cards got into the air, three players joined with a fresh stack including Sosia Jiang, Jorryt van Hoof, and Cary Katz.

This brings the total field size up to 70 entries and the registration and re-entry period remains open for the first hour of play.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sosia Jiang nz
Sosia Jiang
Jorryt van Hoof nl
Jorryt van Hoof
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
50,000 50,000

Tags: Cary KatzJorryt van HoofSosia Jiang

Niveau: 7

Blinds: 700/1,400

Ante: 1,400

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2020 Aussie Millions A$50,000 Challenge

Steve O'Dwyer among the big stacks heading into Day 2
Steve O'Dwyer among the big stacks heading into Day 2

A new record has been set already at the 2020 Aussie Millions as the A$50,000 Challenge drew a total of 67 entries thus far, beating the previous best field size of 62 entries in 2019 by five entries. However, the registration remains open for the first 60-minute level on Day 2 as of 2.10 p.m. local time and several players have already expressed their interest in joining the action in the poker room of the Crown Casino complex.

Fresh off a hot run in the last six months that saw him win two bracelets during the 2019 WSOPE, Kahle Burns will return with the biggest stack of 226,400 and he is followed by Elio Fox (187,700) and Michael Soyza (187,400), who are separated by fewer than half a big blind.

Other big stacks in a field filled with High Roller regulars are Mike Watson (169,600), Sam Greenwood (161,300), Steve O'Dwyer (151,600), Seth Davies (136,200), Mikita Badziakouski (131,500), Shan Huang (128,300), and last year's A$25,000 Challenge winner Rainer Kempe (115,600). O'Dwyer led the field into Day 2 of this year's A$25,000 Challenge and eventually finished in third place.

All those that wish to join or re-join the action can do so in the first hour of play with blinds of 700-1,400 and a big blind ante of 1,400. Once the registration closes at the end of level seven, the prize pool details will be finalized for the second-most expensive tournament of the 2020 Aussie Millions festival. Whether or not the tournament will play down to a champion or requires an additional third day remains to be seen.

Stay tuned to find out who takes down the next High Roller event here in Melbourne as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor from start to finish to provide all the action.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
71Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom74,50053
72Michael AddamoAustralia86,40062
73Luc GreenwoodCanada74,90054
74Dietrich FastGermany46,30033
75Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom103,70074
76Shan HuangChina128,30092
77Timothy AdamsCanada33,40024
81Mike WatsonCanada169,600121
82Seth DaviesUnited States136,20097
84Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus131,50094
85Ben LambUnited States100,00071
86Michael SoyzaMalaysia187,400134
87Dan ShakUnited States43,60031
101Junfeng WangChina36,10026
102Quan ZhouChina71,80051
104Choon Tong SiowMalaysia112,40080
105Alex FoxenUnited States56,20040
106Yong WangChina76,50055
107Elio FoxUnited States187,700134
108Kahle BurnsAustralia226,400162
141David YanNew Zealand76,10054
143Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom107,60077
144George WolffUnited States42,50030
145Kristen BicknellCanada30,80022
146Peter JettenCanada24,50018
147Masato YokosawaJapan30,00021
151Matthias EibingerAustria30,60022
152Chin Wei LimMalaysia78,70056
153Steve O'DwyerIreland151,600108
155Tsugunari TomaJapan30,20022
156Koray AldemirGermany52,90038
158Aaron van BlarcumUnited States34,80025
161Rainer KempeGermany116,50083
162Jamie LeeUnited States67,00048
164Andras NemethHungary38,50028
165Orpen KisacikogluTurkey85,20061
166Sam GreenwoodCanada161,300115
167Koichi HarutaJapan89,00064
168Erik SeidelUnited States13,50010

Tags: Elio FoxKahle BurnsMichael SoyzaMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiRainer KempeSam GreenwoodSeth DaviesShan HuangSteve O'Dwyer