$25,000 Challenge

Day 2 of the 2017 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge Awaits

Chance Kornuth can still go back to back

Day 2 of the 2017 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge gets underway at 2:30 p.m. local time, or in about four hours. Leading the pack is James Chen from Taiwan who turned a 50,000 starting stack into an impressive 621,000 in the 12 levels played on day one. He's followed by former November Niner Antoine Saout (601,000), local hero Jeff Rossiter (582,500), Italian superstar Mustapha Kanit (485,000) and resurrected poker player Brandon Adams (455,500).

Action gets underway with blinds at 2,500/5,000 with a 500-ante. Levels will be one-hour long again, with the tournament playing down to a winner today. With 25 players remaining, the money is in sight as 14 players will earn a minimum of A$63,840. Taking down this whole ordeal will net the champion A$861,840, not bad for two days of work.

PokerNews.com will be on the floor the entire day to bring you live updates and photos from the biggest ever A$25,000 tournament on Australian soil.

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
71Martin Kozlov129,000
72Nick Petrangelo212,000
74Tomas Jozonis62500
76Chance Kornuth93,000
81Jeff Rossiter582,500
82Oliver Weis188,500
83Sam Greenwood197,500
84Stephen Chidwick218,500
86Manig Loeser332,500
101Cate Hall353,000
102Jason Pritchard100,000
103Sam Higgs30,500
104Pratyush Buddiga349,000
106John Juanda307,000
162Ryan D'Angelo245,000
163Antoine Saout601,000
164Mustapha Kanit485,000
165Brandon Adams455,500
166Barry Woods163,000
172Dan Shak98,000
173Claas Segebrecht287,000
174James Chen621,000
175Rajkumar Ramakrishnan185,000
176Johannes Becker156,500
Player Chips Progress
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 621,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 601,000
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 582,500
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 485,000
Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 455,500
Cate Hall us
Cate Hall
us 353,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 349,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 332,500
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 307,000
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
de 287,000
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 245,000
[Removed:17] NZ
NZ 243,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 218,500
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 212,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 197,500
Oliver Weis de
Oliver Weis
de 188,500
Rajkumar Ramakrishnan AU
Rajkumar Ramakrishnan
AU 185,000
Barry Woods us
Barry Woods
us 163,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 156,500
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
au 129,000
Jason Pritchard au
Jason Pritchard
au 100,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 98,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 93,000
Tomas Jozonis lt
Tomas Jozonis
lt 62,500
Sam Higgs au
Sam Higgs
au 30,500