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:
|7||1||Hwan Myeong Park||125,600|
|3||Alex Lee Lee||102,300|
|5||Lee David Thorns||55,800|
|2||Lin Hung Sheng||32,600|
|6||Li Xia Qing||166,200|
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:
|Match||Player 1||Player 2|
|1||1st in chips||8th in chips|
|2||2nd in chips||7th in chips|
|3||3rd in chips||6th in chips|
|4||4th in chips||5th in chips|