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$10,600 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Defending Champ Falls and Dean Schneider Thrives on Day 1b

Chad_Holloway • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
Dean Schneider
Dean Schneider

The 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event continued on Monday as 153 players entered the second of three starting flights. hat number was down slightly from Day 1a’s 176 runners, but that wasn’t exactly a surprise considering it overlapped with the Super Bowl.

Still, it was a full day of action as dozens of players hit the rail over the course of seven 90-minute levels. By the time the clock expired for the night, 81 players remained with Dean Schneider and his stack of 188,800 leading the way.

Others who bagged up big stacks were Gareth Dwyer (161,100), Daniel Neilson (119,900), Michael Hussey (106,400), Michael Laming (105,000), and Tim English (104,200). Furthermore, notables Erik Seidel (116,800), Antonio Esfandiari (77,700), and Paul Klann (56,200) all advanced to Day 2.

We caught up with Schneider late on Day 1b to find out how he acquired his stack:

It was a busy day of action in Crown’s Poker Room on Monday as 30 players returned in the $25,000 Challenge to play down to a winner and a sea of tables were set up to accommodate the second starting flight of the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event.

As the day wore on plenty of players hit the rail including Michael Egan, Aaron Benton, 2011 champ David Gorr, Andy Lee, Luke McLean, David Steicke, and defending champ Mervin Chan.

Chan was the only player not to experience elimination last year on his way to a $1.6-million payday, but this year he had to deal with it in Level 6 (250/500/75) in brutal fashion. The betting details remain a mystery, but we do know that Chan was sent to the rail by Sotirios Kappas.

The last of Chan's chips went in on the river with a board reading {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, and he was likely confident with his {k-Spades}{10-Hearts} flopped Broadway straight. Unfortunately for him Kappas, who won a big pot earlier in the day by hitting running cards, managed to make a runner-runner full house with the {q-Spades}{9-Spades}. A shell-shocked Chan watched his chips pushed across the table and then took his leave from the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event ensuring that a new champion will be crowned.

Day 1c is set to kick off at 12:30 local time on Tuesday, and it’s expected to be the biggest and best starting flight yet. Among those expected to take their shot are Daniel Negreanu, Angel Guillen, Jason Mercier, Dan Smith, Philipp Gruissem, Scott Seiver and Dan Shak. Join us then as we bring you all the latest and greatest from Melbourne.

In the meantime, check out this video on how to stay healthy while on the road:

Tags: Dean Schneider

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante
Dean Schneider
Dean Schneider
188,800 28,800
Gareth Dwyer
Gareth Dwyer
161,100 26,100
Tolly Sakellariou au
Tolly Sakellariou
au 133,500 -6,500
Dennis Huntly au
Dennis Huntly
au 130,000 35,000
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 120,000 -8,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 116,800 18,800
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 116,700 26,700
Sotirios Kiokpasoglou
Sotirios Kiokpasoglou
107,400 107,400
Daryl Hussey
Daryl Hussey
106,400 106,400
Anthony Laming
Anthony Laming
105,000 105,000
Timothy English (Tim English)
Timothy English (Tim English)
104,200 104,200
Sam Capra au
Sam Capra
au 97,400 -20,600
Khylon Hanegraaf AU
Khylon Hanegraaf
AU 93,900 93,900
Gerald McNeil
Gerald McNeil
88,200 88,200
Alexander Antonios au
Alexander Antonios
au 87,400 87,400
Jim Mourafas AU
Jim Mourafas
AU 85,800 85,800
Matt Rynkiewicz
Matt Rynkiewicz
84,400 -18,600
Brendon Rubie au
Brendon Rubie
au 79,600 2,600
Phil Sutherland
Phil Sutherland
79,000 79,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 77,700 29,700
Steven Piotrowski
Steven Piotrowski
75,100 75,100
Craig Hartman us
Craig Hartman
us 72,900 72,900
Larry Karambis
Larry Karambis
70,400 70,400
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
no 70,400 18,400
Tim Slater gb
Tim Slater
gb 70,400 -5,600

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Five More Hands

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

Each table will play five more hands before the players bag and tag for the evening.

Preflop Aggression

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

It all started with a limp from under the gun. Jackson Zheng raised to 1,600 from UTG+1, Tolly Sakellariou three-bet to 3,200, and Erik Seidel cold four-bet to 8,500. The action folded all the way back to Sakellariou, who folded as well, and the eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner shipped the pot.

Tags: Erik SeidelJackson Zheng

Raise Wars

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

As we near the end of the day, things are getting a bit strange in the Aussie Millions Main Event.

"I'm losing it," Antonio Esfandiari recently told one of our reporters.

On Table 29, the players are having a competition to see who can raise the largest preflop. In one hand, Tim Slater limped in and Daniel Neilson raised to 2,800 (4.67 big blinds). Slater made the call, then check-folded to a bet of 3,600 on a flop of {10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}.

Neilson raked in the pot and is up to 128,000 chips. Slater slipped to 76,000.

Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 128,000 34,000
Tim Slater gb
Tim Slater
gb 76,000 -9,000

Tags: Daniel NeilsonTim Slater

Rubie Gives Up on the Turn

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

Brendon Rubie raised to 1,300 out of the small blind, Aaron Lim defended his big blind, and the flop came {j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Rubie led out for 1,600, Lim made the call, and the turn was the {8-Spades}.

Rubie slowed down, knuckling the felt, and Lim reached into his stack. He tossed out six red T500 chips, making it 3,000 to go, and Rubie tossed his cards into the muck.

Brendon Rubie au
Brendon Rubie
au 77,000 -4,000
Aaron Lim au
Aaron Lim
au 53,000

Tags: Brendon RubieAaron Lim

Klann Takes from Schneider

[user101598] • Level 7: 300-600, 100 ante

When we reached the table, Jai Gao, Paul Klann, and Dean Schneider were three-handed on a flop of {10-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The trio checked.

The turn was the {q-Hearts}, Schneider fired out 3,500, and only Klann called.

The {2-Spades} completed the board, Schneider led out for another 6,200, and Klann called once again. Schneider showed {9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a lowly pair of deuces, which was no good against Klann's {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} for a top pair of aces.

Dean Schneider
Dean Schneider
160,000 -15,000
Paul Klann ca
Paul Klann
ca 68,000 16,000

Tags: Dean SchneiderPaul KlannJai Gao