Aussie Millions Highlights

Former Main Event Champ Engel Leads Mix Max Final 35

Chip Leader Ari Engel

The Mix Max event attracted 284 players, and after playing down to the money late last night just 35 players remain, with former Aussie Millions Main Event champion Ari Engel in pole position with close to 200,000 in chips.

Engel took home A$1,600,000 for defeating Tony Dunst heads-up back in 2016, and safely made it through to Day 2 along with 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event runner-up Jack Salter, Kenny Hallaert, Aymon Hata, Andreas Klatt and Sarah Bilney who swapped cashing in the shootout for the Mix Max, cashing in her second tournament of the day.

Players who busted out during Day 1 included Usman Siddique, Russell Thomas, Jan Suchanek, Jesse Sylvia, Jack Sinclair, Maria Lampropulos, and Shootout Champion Justin Liberto.

Here's the seating draw for the start of Day 2:

TableSeatNameChip Count
71Hwan Myeong Park125,600
 2Dzmitry Urbanovich29,700
 3Alex Lee Lee102,300
 4Nariman Yaghami138,000
 5Wei Zhu51,800
 6Julien Sitbon4,600
81Sarah Bilney40,600
 2Natalia Rosova56,900
 3Carter Chen43,800
 4David Vinayagamoorthy92,000
 5Ari Engel192,200
 6Jin Li77,100
162Fabian Gomz154,400
 3Jack Salter146,500
 4Mooren Guillaville43,900
 5Lee David Thorns55,800
 6Enching Wu45,600
171Timothy Kuok36,000
 2Lin Hung Sheng32,600
 3Mai Te118,300
 4Charlton Hawes93,400
 5Adam Smith33,900
 6Li Xia Qing166,200
101Nicholas Pugillo96,000
 2Marc Macdonnell45,100
 3Casey Kastle152,300
 4Frederich Martin16,000
 5Brett Whitney127,600
 6Kenny Hallaert84,600
141Josh McCully61,600
 2Chao Duan152,500
 3Ryan Bownds89,900
 4Stephen Sharp28,500
 5Andreas Klatt16,200
 6Aymon Hata120,500

Starting out as a full-ring tournament, with 60 players left the tournament was redrawn to six-handed. When play resumes at 2 pm later today, this will continue until just eight players remain.

The remainder of the tournament will be in a heads-up format, with the first four matches being as follows:

MatchPlayer 1Player 2
11st in chips8th in chips
22nd in chips7th in chips
33rd in chips6th in chips
44th in chips5th in chips

Tags: Andreas KlattAri EngelAymon HataDavidJack SalterJack SinclairJan SuchanekJesse SylviaJustin LibertoKenny HallaertMaria LampropulosRussell ThomasSarah BilneyTony DunstUsman Siddique