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Aussie Millions Main Event Hones in on New Record; Former Final Tablist Richard Ashby Bags Big

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Richard Ashby

The 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event is tantalisingly poised heading into Day 2 after 364 players entered on Day 1c, leaving the tournament just three players short of equalling the record field set twelve months ago.

Late registration remains open for one more level when play resumes tomorrow, and with recent years attracting anywhere from three to 13 new entries, the figure of 800 looks within reach.

YearEntriesDay 1aDay 1bDay 1cDay 2
2019797*165268364 
201880021219637913
20177252121843227
20167321802073378
20156481831732893

*denotes entry still open for one level into Day 2

It was a case of déjà vu with the Day 1c chip leader, with Cole Swannack bagging 208,200, just over 10,000 chips more than he managed when bagging the Day 1b chip lead last year. With two cashes under his belt this year in Aussie Millions side events, he'll be aiming to banish memories of 2018 where he failed to make the money.

Also bagging big in 1c was Pim De Goede (187,100), 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event seventh-place finisher Richard Ashby (180,000), Ben Lai (153,000), Ben Wu (140,100) and Sosia Jiang (139,200).

Other notables through to Day 2 include Tobias Ziegler, Dara O'Kearney, Maria Ho, Michael Soyza, Ana Marquez, Thomas Muehloecker, Martijn Gerrits, Dominik Nitsche, and Terminator Champion Ioannis Angelou-Konstas.

Shane Warne Shuffle Up and Deal
Former cricket star Shane Warne administered the shuffle up and deal

Shortly after former international cricketer, Shane Warne announced 'Shuffle up and Deal,' there was a cry of "Seat open" as Julien Martini's aces were cracked by the straight of Weiming Yu. Warne would later join him in busting on Day 1c.

Former champions Ami Barer and Shurane Vijayaram were both in attendance, but unfortunately both would bust midway through the day, Vijayaram losing out fives against ace-jack, and Barer losing a flip with ace-king against fives.

It was better news for defending champion, AU$25,000 Challenge runner-up and AU$50,000 Challenge champion Toby Lewis. Seemingly the man to beat this week in Melbourne, Lewis will join fellow former champions Tyron Krost and David Gorr in Day 2.

AU$50,000 Challenge Winner Toby Lewis
AU$50,000 Challenge Winner Toby Lewis is through to Day 2

Other players from last year's final table enjoyed mixed fortunes, with Stefan Huber busting but Mike Del Vecchio making it through to Day 2 with an above-average stack.

Players to bust on Day 1c included Kitty Kuo, Gautam Dhingra, former AU$25,000 Challenge champion Alexander Trevallion, Michael Addamo, Artur Koren, Kristen Bicknell, Natalie Teh, AU$25,000 Challenge winner Rainer Kempe and Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

For the players advancing, they will be part of the 425 players returning for Day 2 which gets underway at 12:30 pm on Wednesday. Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of what looks like being another record-breaking Aussie Millions Main Event.

2019 Aussie Millions Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Paul TadinaAustralia88,700111
12Michael DoumaniAustralia43,20054
13Petrit AbaziAustralia30,20038
16Miroslav SheyninNew Zealand38,10048
17Martin FingerGermany63,00079
18Xiqiang ChenChina43,50054
19Aleks MisovicAustralia80,300100
      
21Nino MarottaAustralia36,30045
22Allen KesslerUnited States22,40028
23Sam RuhaAustralia19,30024
24Wei-Hsun ChenTaiwan23,70030
25Norihiro OtaniJapan100,100125
26Dejan Boskovic SrAustralia116,600146
27Daniel ChambersUnited States43,70055
28Melana PetrackAustralia29,70037
29Zeljko JosipovicAustria26,50033
      
32Simon ChahineAustralia10,90014
33David BellUnited States44,60056
34Sam RazaviUnited Kingdom43,80055
35Adam MonaghanAustralia34,90044
36Gideon MaxAustralia16,10020
37Mario DoriaAustralia58,10073
38Aaron LiAustralia36,40046
      
41Harold ChandlerAustralia86,300108
42Mihai BarbuAustralia127,000159
43Xiaqing JiChina47,30059
45Patrick CrivellCanada47,30059
46Johannes van den HeuvelNetherlands72,30090
47Carl BoothAustralia66,00083
48Jeffrey LoHong Kong53,70067
49Wei ZhangUnited States60,30075
      
51Raphael TenenbaumAustralia22,00028
52Do HoangVietnam121,900152
53Maria HoUnited States41,70052
54Camille MikhaelCanada43,20054
55Jackie GlazierAustralia84,800106
56Lih NguAustralia19,40024
57Matt O'DonnellUnited States37,50047
58Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom56,20070
59Zackery LowrieAustralia105,600132
      
61Glen ChadwickAustralia31,40039
62Spiros MaroulisAustralia40,80051
63Muneer BodaghAustralia38,50048
64Hamish CrawshawNew Zealand58,50073
65Robert FennerSouth Africa30,60038
67Yi HuangChina85,900107
68Michael GuzzardiAustralia26,80034
69Aditya SushantIndia29,20037
      
71Takashi OguraJapan71,80090
72Michael AddamoAustralia55,50069
73Paul RasetaAustralia62,40078
76Nabil EdgttonAustralia17,60022
78Gabriel CarterUnited Kingdom58,10073
79Timothy MarstersAustralia13,70017
      
81Andrian ChinAustralia146,000183
82Michael TomenyUnited States72,00090
83Cole SwannackNew Zealand208,200260
85Guangdong YanChina40,20050
86Tom KaradimosAustralia62,00078
87Farid JattinColombia98,200123
88Michael SeymourAustralia111,000139
89Steven CodyHong Kong32,50041
      
101Dingxiang OngSingapore186,000233
102Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland76,30095
104Raphael WimmerUnited States70,40088
105Hoss SharifUnited Kingdom32,20040
106Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom67,80085
107Emanuel SealAustralia7,70010
108Michel BouskilaAustralia43,30054
      
141Miguel CaprilesVenezuela23,90030
142Joshua HumphriesAustralia11,80015
143Celina LinChina83,300104
144Martin StewartAustralia20,70026
145Chit Loong SawTaiwan40,70051
146Vasco ZapantzisAustralia37,30047
148Nicholas WrightAustralia12,20015
149Mile KrstanoskiAustralia60,20075
      
151Dean BlattAustralia68,20085
152Eugene PortlenAustralia63,60080
153Mike Del VecchioUnited States86,500108
154Ngoc HoangVietnam139,200174
155Jim AndreadisAustralia89,900112
156Anthony ChaptiniAustralia30,40038
157Dominik NitscheGermany37,80047
158Win TanAustralia51,30064
159Andrew SalibaAustralia89,700112
      
161Wei ZhuChina86,400108
162James HachemAustralia25,30032
163Mazyar MisaghianAustralia33,50042
164Myeong Hwan ParkKorea61,60077
165Robert GlasspoolHong Kong31,70040
166Edward HolyokeUnited States88,000110
167Luke EdwardsAustralia20,40026
168Joel HaveaAustralia80,800101
169Xiaorui XuChina47,30059
      
174Kanaan YakhannaAustralia6,9009
175Martin WardAustralia22,70028
177Damien WalshAustralia35,20044
178Ali GhezelbashAustralia88,500111
179Jamie LeeAustralia98,400123
      
251Dylan HoneymanAustralia47,10059
253Matthew WakemanAustralia141,700177
254John ChuAustralia29,30037
255Chang TanTaiwan53,60067
256Benjamin MichellAustralia36,10045
257Mir MoghimiAustralia50,40063
258Billy ArgyrosAustralia57,50072
259John HagenUnited States31,80040
      
261Luc MeritanFrance103,100129
262Andrew HinrichsenAustralia83,400104
263Joel FeldmanAustralia24,00030
264Taylor BlackUnited States57,40072
266Alex LynskeyAustralia105,200132
267Mitchell WatsonAustralia42,50053
268Mark WrightAustralia40,40051
269Zizheng HuangChina15,30019
      
271James HopkinsAustralia41,60052
272Samuel WelbourneUnited Kingdom86,300108
273Jiachen GongCanada81,600102
274Ravindran MaravarAustralia86,900109
275Steven MillerAustralia10,00013
276Sam SimonAustralia48,70061
277Tobias LeknesNorway14,70018
278Gregory WoodmanAustralia36,30045
279Robert HeidornGermany45,00056
      
281Kieran ListonAustralia26,90034
282Justin RoperAustralia55,30069
284Carlo SavinelliItaly17,40022
285Ajay ChabraUnited States92,400116
286Scott SandersUnited States80,800101
287Pheap CheaAustralia12,50016
      
291Brendon RubieAustralia22,60028
292Thomas SchulzeGermany51,00064
293Jeremy PekarekUnited States153,000191
294David WangAustralia28,50036
295Andrew ChenCanada34,80044
296Wang Yi LongChina176,200220
297Tom AlnerUnited Kingdom63,70080
298Michael DyerUnited States86,200108
299Chun KwokHong Kong69,20087
      
301David YanNew Zealand96,200120
302Mel JudahUnited Kingdom48,20060
303Marco PerriAustralia36,60046
304Kevin ClarkNew Zealand121,400152
305Matt EdwardsUnited Kingdom92,200115
306Paul-Francois TedeschiFrance195,400244
308Errolyn StrangAustralia60,40076
309Andrew MichaelAustralia40,10050
      
311Netanel AmediIsrael30,80039
312Kishore KumarAustralia20,90026
313Chris WookeyAustralia57,80072
314Jie GaoCanada53,30067
315Dylan SendeckyjAustralia50,50063
316Nicholas PetittiUnited States26,40033
317Anthony KingstonAustralia81,400102
319Eric CoffmanUnited States53,40067
      
321Ryan LengUnited States74,20093
322John-Christian TempletonUnited States135,100169
323David StantonAustralia12,30015
324Casey KastleSlovenia28,00035
325Ryan BowndsAustralia57,10071
327Patrick VoAustralia38,70048
328Anthony LuongAustralia31,60040
329Mathias SijanderAustralia34,40043
      
331John MingosAustralia69,20087
332Darryll FishUnited States36,80046
333Jesse SylviaUnited States68,60086
334Antonio TavellaAustralia104,000130
336Enrico RudelitzGermany23,40029
337Sahil SoniSouth Africa59,40074
338Darin SweetAustralia18,80024
339Roy AgrestaAustralia51,30064
      
341Ryan PignatelliUnited States29,60037
342Joel DoddsAustralia42,50053
343Nicolas WaltersUnited States25,50032
344Niall MurrayUnited Kingdom5,7007
345Martijn GerritsNetherlands13,70017
346Julius ColmanAustralia20,70026
347Minh NguyenAustralia59,10074
348Goran SrejicAustralia14,00018
349Joseph TeanotogaFrance42,10053
      
351Takahiro NakaiJapan67,70085
352Angel GuillenMexico66,50083
353Sparrow CheungHong Kong42,30053
354Shoshiro KaritaAustralia83,800105
356Christian NolteAustria23,00029
357Paul PalsovicAustralia128,600161
358Matthew RichardsAustralia18,40023
      
361Thomas WingAustralia44,10055
362Preston LeeUnited States56,40071
363Jim ChahoudAustralia64,90081
364Dominik PankaPoland98,900124
365Ricky LimAustralia26,30033
366Michael EganAustralia45,10056
367Johan LeesAustralia32,40041
368Paul ElliotAustralia42,40053
369Thomas MuehloeckerAustria46,50058
      
371Manig LoeserGermany29,70037
372Thibaut KlinghammerFrance43,30054
373Shao LiuChina96,000120
374Michael NenesAustralia48,30060
375Rodrigo MenesesAustralia64,60081
376Charles JettAustralia39,50049
377Jan LarssonSweden42,60053
379Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom180,000225
      
381Chao DuanChina129,300162
382Charles CarisAustralia74,90094
383Xue WuChina56,80071
384Chin Wei LimMalaysia69,90087
385David WuAustralia140,100175
386Josip SimunicAustria12,30015
387Frank MirzaAustralia71,20089
388Andrew TheakstoneAustralia60,90076
389Jason GrayAustralia8,60011
      
391Adrian IndovinoAustralia90,200113
392Tino LechichAustralia39,40049
393Robert KaggerudNorway81,000101
394Kiavash ArbabiAustralia42,20053
395Manny RodriguesAustralia16,50021
396Xavier BustamanteBelgium36,80046
397Ning ZhangChina81,500102
398Travis EndersbyUnited States75,50094
399Pete ChenTaiwan72,00090
      
401Rory WeinerAustralia31,10039
403Sosia JiangNew Zealand138,200173
405Roland HawkinsAustralia75,00094
406Bryan PellegrinoItaly89,900112
407Haibin YanChina73,70092
408Michael HahnUnited States24,30030
408Attila BognarAustralia24,10030
409Ashish GuptaAustralia74,60093
      
411Karl SymondsAustralia53,60067
412Miroslav VincicAustralia31,20039
414Rainer KempeGermany54,10068
415Aaron BeattieAustralia110,600138
416Ana MarquezSpain60,10075
417Luke BindonAustralia15,30019
418Fedon PhaedonosAustralia34,40043
419Andreas KlattGermany45,60057
      
421Thorben VellrathGermany126,900159
422Michael SongUnited States77,40097
423Christopher ParkUnited States43,20054
424Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic125,500157
425Huijie ZhouChina49,50062
426Ize BourneAustralia11,70015
427Tatjana ZizicNew Zealand75,00094
428Koray AldemirGermany117,900147
429Joshua AbadyUnited States34,60043
      
431Tony TartagliaAustralia42,40053
433Jiang HuangSingapore16,80021
434Tao ChenChina27,30034
435Daniel DemickiPoland45,40057
436Hui ZhangChina108,100135
437Xiaojun ZhangAustralia52,00065
438David HanlonAustralia40,00050
439Ben LaiHong Kong153,000191
      
441Seyed Hosseini-NasabAustralia133,800167
442Blake LockwoodAustralia30,00038
443Jez MenzelAustralia44,80056
444Clinton TaylorAustralia53,50067
445Denis ZhangAustralia58,00073
446Riku PiiroinenFinland69,80087
447Michael GathyBelgium101,200127
448James BroomAustralia135,000169
449Gavin FlynnIreland43,40054
      
451Martin RoweAustralia110,500138
452Matthew RolfeAustralia44,80056
453Maria LampropulosArgentina23,20029
454Che-Li LinTaiwan47,00059
455Herb MackayAustralia25,10031
456Dara O'KearneyIreland20,90026
457Ryan HongAustralia19,50024
458Aram ZobianUnited States27,60035
459Javad EtaatAustralia35,00044
      
461Joel CohenAustralia79,900100
462Joni JouhkimainenFinland83,100104
463Paawan BansalIndia49,00061
464Yang LeiAustralia30,40038
465Wayne StichlingAustralia33,20042
466Alex LeeSingapore79,800100
467Julian StuerAustria196,500246
468Jarod CunninghamAustralia43,60055
469Vincent LiChina58,10073
      
472Haitao LuanChina8,10010
473Nickolas OibermanAustralia68,80086
474Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece42,30053
476Gyeong Byeong LeeKorea112,200140
477Tolly SakellariouAustralia80,000100
479Jongwon YoonKorea122,000153
      
481Wei-Cheng YinTaiwan26,50033
482Huishen CuiAustralia47,10059
483Oliver WeisGermany10,00013
484Dennis HuntlyAustralia56,50071
485Scott Hamilton-HillNew Zealand59,20074
486Robert SpanoAustralia86,700108
487Karim de PicciottoAustralia18,50023
488Hao TianChina59,70075
489Sadan TurkerUnited Kingdom47,50059
      
491Jarred GrahamAustralia30,30038
493Benedict ChiangAustralia15,80020
494James PetzingUnited States55,40069
495Bruno PortaroAustralia76,20095
496Justin SteinAustralia21,90027
497Victor TengAustralia75,70095
498Hiroyuki NodaJapan17,20022
499Toby LewisUnited Kingdom47,10059
      
501Hayato KitajimaJapan33,90042
502Russell ThomasUnited States38,00048
503Jia TangChina73,80092
504Michael SoyzaMalaysia106,800134
505James RannUnited Kingdom74,00093
506Tristan BainAustralia145,600182
507Raphael KhaliliAustralia30,20038
508Senthil SubramaniamAustralia55,70070
509Tobias ZieglerGermany103,500129
      
511Corey KempsonAustralia141,500177
512Yuri IshidaJapan125,300157
513Tyron KrostAustralia95,100119
514Kenneth BuckAustralia14,80019
515Scott DaviesUnited States33,00041
516Hussein HassanAustralia46,00058
517Peter KotsirisAustralia25,10031
518Dhiya MajeedAustralia62,20078
      
521Vincent HuangUnited States41,50052
522Shane StarkAustralia32,00040
523Corey ZarbAustralia38,60048
525Quan ZhouChina168,600211
526Constantin HarachAustralia19,50024
527Joshua MccullyAustralia39,60050
528Ajay GnanasambanthanUnited States80,300100
529Jacky WongHong Kong21,30027
      
531Jack SalterUnited Kingdom93,500117
532Jeremy MenardUnited States11,90015
533Daniel HachemAustralia48,00060
534Mikel HabbAustralia46,80059
535Hyun KimKorea29,50037
536Greg HeaverAustralia72,30090
537Kilian LoefflerGermany49,90062
538Yustinus KaribAustralia52,10065
539Rory YoungAustralia90,000113
      
541Jeremy HymanUnited States49,60062
542[Removed:172]Germany12,70016
543Adam CusenzaAustralia71,90090
544Hajime HaraikawaJapan28,70036
545Yingui LiChina63,00079
546Ari ShinUnited States22,80029
547John DugganAustralia89,600112
548Dion MavrangelosAustralia60,90076
549Luke RobertsAustralia25,40032
      
551Xu Dong HuiChina69,00086
552Mark EricksenAustralia13,90017
553Vinod MegalmaniIndia32,30040
554Hung-Sheng LinTaiwan54,30068
555Bryan HuangSingapore37,20047
556Pierce McKellarUnited States170,100213
557Orjan SkommoNorway43,90055
558Luis PampliegaAustralia103,300129
559Shane CranneyAustralia49,70062
      
561Michael BehnertGermany29,50037
562Anthony HachemAustralia62,10078
563Nauvneel KashyapAustralia109,200137
564Dean CoxAustralia63,70080
565Oliver GillAustralia67,80085
566Shucong WangAustralia55,30069
567Maxi LehmanskiGermany80,700101
      
568Masatoshi TanakaJapan46,00058
571Kylea TrewinAustralia27,70035
572Jun JiaTaiwan73,60092
573Harry BasleAustralia47,70060
574Shane MoranAustralia64,10080
575Abraham PassetGermany27,80035
576Yin LiuChina60,60076
577Jason PritchardAustralia76,70096
578Kenneth RobertAustralia51,10064
579Raghav BansalIndia114,000143
      
591Dylan KiiAustralia30,10038
592Dinh Chien PhamAustralia51,20064
593Zhang JingweiChina73,30092
594Alex GibbonsAustralia55,80070
595Michael TranAustralia52,80066
596David GorrAustralia51,20064
597Jonathan RoyCanada71,20089
599Roberto DamelianAustralia46,40058
      
601Anthony HarachUnited States45,90057
602Pim De GoedeNetherlands187,000234
603Yosuke SekiyaJapan28,80036
605Mikael KoistinenFinland79,900100
606Jiayu RuanChina31,80040
607Ryan OttoNew Zealand143,200179
608Amir MinagarAustralia38,20048
      
703George MamacasAustralia59,40074
704Randy LewUnited States103,100129
705Wenlong JinChina48,30060
706Karim JomeenUnited Kingdom36,90046
707Luke MarshUnited Kingdom53,90067
708Carl RobinsonNew Zealand20,30025
709Evelyne RoyAustralia43,00054
      
711Ashley SleethUnited States122,200153
712Stefano AccardoAustralia150,200188
713Mario MosbockAustria58,60073
714Jun Seong SoAustralia68,40086
715Nikolce BizimoskiAustralia26,50033
716Joel DouaglinFrance59,20074
717Nazih SibaeiAustralia84,400106
718Bjorn OstbyAustralia90,300113

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