2020 Aussie Millions

A$10,600 Main Event
Jours 1c
Event Info

2020 Aussie Millions

Vincent Wan
Main Gagnante
1,318,000 AUD
Event Info
10,600 AUD
Prize Pool
8,200,000 AUD
Info Niveau
150,000 / 300,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 1c
Joueurs Survivants

A$10,600 Main Event

Jour 1c terminé

Defending Champion Bryn Kenney Advances in Aussie Millions Main Event

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante
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 (complet)

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
252,200 22,200
Day 1C Chip Leader
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
231,700 6,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Liam Doyle nz
Liam Doyle
196,400 196,400
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
190,400 105,400
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
171,100 26,100
WSOP 8X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner
Yosuke Sekiya jp
Yosuke Sekiya
170,200 140,200
David Yan nz
David Yan
157,600 95,600
Daniel O'Shea au
Daniel O'Shea
156,000 156,000
Max Deveson gb
Max Deveson
145,000 114,000
Russell Thomas us
Russell Thomas
142,200 35,200
Spiros Maroulis au
Spiros Maroulis
127,300 30,800
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
124,600 37,600
Bruno Portaro au
Bruno Portaro
122,200 54,200
James Romero us
James Romero
122,000 53,000
WPT 1X Winner
Rishabh Vekaria in
Rishabh Vekaria
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
117,300 22,300
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
116,800 6,800
Zhiliang Zhang cn
Zhiliang Zhang
115,000 57,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
111,100 6,100
WSOP 2X Winner
Yunye Lu cn
Yunye Lu
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
106,300 78,800
Defending Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
Ngoc Tai Hoang vn
Ngoc Tai Hoang
Ashish Gupta au
Ashish Gupta
102,700 92,400
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
101,000 74,000

Lire Plus

Final Three Hands

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante

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

Burns Crosses 200K

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante

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.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
225,000 163,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Kahle Burns

Bicknell Forces Out Opponent; Yotsushika Still Going Strong

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante

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.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
230,000 20,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
105,000 10,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Kazuhiko YotsushikaKristen Bicknell

Jetten and Koren Tangle in Four-Bet Pot

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante

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.

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

Tags: Artur KorenPeter Jetten

Salter Finds a Dub in a Cooler

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante

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.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
80,000 62,500

Tags: Jack Salter

Lewis Raised Out of It

Niveau 7 : 300-600, 600 ante

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.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
72,000 8,000
EPT 1X Winner
Tatjana Zizic nz
Tatjana Zizic
35,000 24,900

Tags: Tatjana ZizicToby Lewis