One new event will kick off on January 12th at the 2020 Aussie Millions as the A$2,500 Shot Clock NLHE Six Max gets underway at 12.10 p.m. local time. As of 1 p.m., the four-card aficionados will determine a champion in Event #6 A$2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha and Day 2 of the A$1,500 Deep Freeze will see all survivors of the previous night return to their seats in the poker room of the massive Crown Casino complex.
|12th January||Shot Clock Six Max||12:10pm||A$2,500|
|Pot Limit Omaha||1:00pm||Final Day|
|Deep Freeze Day 2||2:10pm||Registration Closed|
Event #8 $2,500 Shot Clock NLHE Six-Max drew a field of 306 entries in 2019 and Canada's Guillaume Nolet took home the ANTON Jewellery Championship ring along with a top prize of A$143,029. It was the second final table of the series for Nolet back then as he also finished 4th in the A$25,000 Challenge for an additional A$ 308,040 prior to his victory.
All participants receive 15,000 in chips and the levels last 40 minutes each until the final table is reached. A single re-entry is allowed and the late registration is open for the first six levels. For the entire duration of the event, a 30-second shot clock is in play and Day 1 will conclude after the end of level 18 or when the final table is reached, whichever of the two comes first.
Huge Field in the A$1,500 Deep Freeze
It took just a few hours for staff to announce to all players that the field size of the previous year in the $1,500 Deep Freeze was surpassed. Back then, Switzerland's Stefan Huber topped a field of 415 entries and that number was smashed. More than 220 alternates were seated in the poker room and Exhibition Hall, ultimately a field of 646 entries emerged and the top 81 spots will get paid.
Defending champion Huber will be back at 2.10 p.m. local time as one of 156 survivors and returns with an above-average stack of 169,900. Many other notables made it through such as fellow Aussie Millions Main Event finalist Mike Del Vecchio (194,500), Andrew Hinrichsen (179,000), Jiachen Gong (256,900), Pascal Hartmann (114,400), Harry Lodge (95,200), Tobias Peters (94,000), Connie Graham (59,000), 2019 WSOP Ladies Event champion Jiyoung Kim (41,900), and Jesse Sylvia (32,300) are just some big names that remain in contention.
They will recommence with blinds of 1,000-2,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000, Day 2 is scheduled to play down to the final table.