2020 Aussie Millions

A$10,600 Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2020 Aussie Millions

Final Results
Vincent Wan
Winning Hand
1,318,000 AUD
Event Info
10,600 AUD
Prize Pool
8,200,000 AUD
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

A$10,600 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Madsen Goes From Two-Outer for Life to Rise Near Top Stacks After Day 2

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

The 2020 Aussie Millions Main Event fell just two entries short of last year's record, drawing 820 players to the felt. The top 88 finishers will share the A$8,200,000 prize pool with A$1,850,000 reserved for the eventual champion. About 160 players will return to Crown Melbourne for Day 3 on Tuesday, January 21, at 12:30 p.m. local time.

The tournament has cemented its place as one of the major events on anyone's calendar, and the international participation has been well demonstrated today with notable grinders from around the world pulling the strings. Jeff Madsen is a prime example. The American pro may be known mainly for his prowess in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles casinos, but he made the trip across the Pacific to draw a lot of attention on Day 2.

Madsen got involved in a gigantic pot in the fourth level of the day, getting his chips in on the flop with aces. Madsen was up against David Yan's set and Martin Zamani's flush draw. Yan had both of his opponents covered and Madsen could only hope for one out to break even and another to skyrocket near the top of the rankings. The rest of the deck would eliminate him, but he caught the ace of clubs on the river to twist the plot. Madsen would later bag 356,400, which is not enough for the pole position, but enough for the provisional top 10.

Another highly resonating name through the day was that of Fabian Quoss'. The former German high stakes pro, who retired from the game in 2018, returned to Melbourne--where he'd live a few years ago--and his campaign has been excellent so far. After topping the field on Day 1a, Quoss has kept crushing today, torturing his table in many three- and four-bet pots. He finished with 372,400.

The unofficial chip-leading stack belongs to Jordan Tentori (439,700) whose rise to the top accelerated when he coolered Kristen Bicknell in a 200,000-pot with sixes full over deuces full. Other heavy bags belong to Shao Liu (410,000) and Terence Clee (389,300).

Local hero Kahle Burns, who was inducted to the national Poker Hall of Fame today, showcased his talent during the day when he was seen pacing the field. Burns wouldn't eventually finish at the top, losing a portion of his stack towards the end. Still, the high roller from Geelong remains one of the hottest contenders, considering his experience and the 257,100 in his bag.

Defending champ Bryn Kenney had been drawn to the toughest table in the room, but, just as always, he didn't seem to have any problem competing against the best. Kenney will be back with 186,000, which is more than the tournament average.

While Kenney and many stellar grinders made it through, today's stretch saw tons of familiar faces lose their chances at reaching paid places. Those included five former winners: Ami Barer, David Gorr, Toby Lewis, Manny Stavropoulos, and Tyron Krost. That leaves Kenney the only former champ still in the hunt.

Day 3 will bring the fundamental turning point for many with the bubble expected to burst sometime in the middle of the day. There will be another seven levels played and PokerNews will be on the ground to provide live updates from start to finish. Come back at 12:30 local time to follow the action.

Tags: Ami BarerAussie MillionsBryn KenneyCrown MelbourneDavid GorrJeff MadsenJordan TentoriKahle BurnsKristen BicknellManny StavropoulosShao LiuToby LewisTyron Krost

Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
71Phachara WongwichitThailand190,00079
72Simen GulbrandsenNorway153,30064
73Jinsoo KangAustralia267,600112
74Samuel KormanAustralia39,00016
75Maria LampropulosArgentina51,70022
76Kan LinAustralia163,10068
77Vesna PopeAustralia130,40054
78Wei LowAustralia165,70069
81Maxi LehmanskiGermany106,00044
82Mike Del VecchioUnited States164,50069
83Terence CleeAustralia389,300162
84Alan FriedmannUruguay191,10080
85Egor BulychevRussia170,40071
86Yin LiuChina191,90080
87Slade FisherAustralia78,50033
88Steven TabbUnited States85,40036
101Aram ZobianUnited States74,00031
102Simon CarterAustralia198,50083
103Russell ThomasUnited States198,00083
104Rishabh VekariaIndia312,200130
105Rahul MelwaniIndia124,90052
106Liam DoyleAustralia303,700127
107Goran MandicCroatia264,700110
108Zachary DuceAustralia91,70038
251Joni JouhkimainenFinland186,90078
252Giovanni BaroneAustralia132,10055
253Bryce YockeyUnited States148,10062
254Kahle BurnsAustralia257,100107
255Denis Wei ZhangAustralia62,40026
256Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom59,00025
257Ricky VikasAustralia60,20025
258Shao LiuAustralia410,000171
261Francois GouletFrance52,40022
262Tony GAustralia144,80060
263Daniel OsheaAustralia258,100108
263Vincent WanAustralia292,800122
264Sarkiss OsalianAustralia54,10023
265Sam CohenUnited States47,70020
267Vivian ImSouth Korea116,90049
268Timothy ChungHong Kong163,20068
271Tomas RibeiroPortugal175,70073
272Alex LynskeyAustralia242,800101
273Nino UllmannGermany166,60069
274Julien SitbonFrance125,50052
275Adriano CendronAustralia113,50047
276David SteickeHong Kong96,90040
276Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine91,20038
278Jesse SylviaUnited States26,30011
281Corey ZarbAustralia148,60062
282Hamza FirdawcyCanada102,90043
283Jack WuTaiwan117,20049
284Nick PupilloUnited States281,500117
285John DalessandriAustralia58,20024
287Zong-Chi HeTaiwan342,600143
288Michael BehnertGermany99,80042
291Goran SrejicAustralia54,70023
292Tom RaffertyAustralia146,80061
293Paul AbelaAustralia232,80097
294Thibaut KlinghammerFrance68,10028
295Peco StojanovskiAustralia50,00021
296Paawan BansalIndia355,800148
297Daniel HinhAustralia85,10035
298David WellsAustralia39,00016
302Steven MillerAustralia148,80062
303Jack SalterUnited Kingdom203,20085
304Mladen VukovicAustralia76,70032
305Manig LoeserGermany210,90088
306Steven MorrisAustralia162,90068
307Benedikt EberleAustria189,30079
308Maxwell YoungAustralia286,300119
311Zachary TaySingapore238,40099
312Sparrow CheungHong Kong101,30042
313Filipp MamedovAustralia162,70068
314Shan HuangChina150,00063
315Luke EdwardsAustralia36,80015
316Ngoc Tai HoangAustralia109,00045
317Halil BozduganAustralia154,20064
318Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland241,200101
321Nabeel MahiyuddinAustralia84,00035
322Weiming YuChina133,40056
323Petar VujicAustralia155,00065
324Hyung Sun JungSouth Korea173,20072
325Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom328,900137
326David MiscikowskiUnited States252,200105
327Tony HachemAustralia161,10067
328Alan PunHong Kong28,70012
331Joel CohenAustralia172,10072
332Zhihong MaAustralia71,70030
333Jean-Serge BarilCanada125,30052
334Michael GrossUnited States104,30043
335Max DevesonUnited Kingdom274,400114
336Ize BourneAustralia43,80018
337Didier GuerinAustralia198,00083
338Oliver WeisGermany155,20065
341Gavin FlynnIreland213,70089
342Ashish GuptaAustralia56,00023
343Shane StarkAustralia119,80050
344Daniel GabrielAustralia107,00045
345Ali GhezelbashAustralia136,50057
346Shoshiro KaritaJapan48,00020
347Thomas WingAustralia239,100100
348Anthony XuAustralia104,90044
371Jun Ho HwangSouth Korea63,40026
372Calvin TanSingapore93,80039
373Bernie StangAustralia83,30035
374Rintaro KagawaJapan59,20025
375Erik SeidelUnited States228,70095
376Dan ShakUnited States77,60032
377Gareth PepperAustralia400,400167
378Pierce MckellarAustralia59,30025
401Sergio AidoSpain133,40056
402Brody FurnessAustralia21,4009
403Nicolas MajeauCanada107,50045
404Bryn KenneyUnited States186,00078
405Quan ZhouChina345,900144
406Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom168,20070
407Wei ZhuAustralia64,10027
408Pete ChenTaiwan294,000123
411Bobby ZhangAustralia175,90073
412Cole SwannackAustralia84,70035
413Stanley WuAustralia88,20037
414David HackenbergerAustralia130,50054
415Yake WuChina111,00046
416Anthony HachemAustralia97,00040
417Jeff MadsenUnited States356,400149
418Steve O'DwyerIreland126,10053
451Randy LewUnited States126,40053
452Dingxiang OngSingapore199,60083
453Koray AldemirGermany118,70049
454Robert Sanchez CallolSpain157,20066
455Lawrence BayleyUnited Kingdom171,80072
456James RomeroUnited States148,00062
457Tu TranAustralia156,40065
458Michael SideridisAustralia226,70094
471Sam RazaviUnited Kingdom155,60065
472Jordan TentoriAustralia439,700183
473Jussi NevanlinnaFinland182,10076
474Corentin RopertFrance126,10053
475Ben LambUnited States166,00069
476Daniel RossAustralia99,10041
477Jeremy PekarekUnited States147,60062
478Fabian QuossGermany372,400155
481Hussein HassanAustralia36,40015
482Warwick DunnettAustralia196,30082
483Rory YoungAustralia19,5008
484Andrew MorenoUnited States83,40035
485David WangAustralia76,20032
486Mai HaAustralia194,90081
487Louis LuoAustralia73,40031
488Simon BurnsUnited Kingdom264,400110
491Jarryd GodenaAustralia111,60047
492Wan GanAustralia117,30049
493Brendon RubieAustralia79,80033
494John ChuAustralia151,00063
495Thomas FairrieAustralia131,30055
496Spiros MaroulisAustralia53,00022
497Matthew WantmanUnited States343,000143
498Qiu WenjianNew Zealand254,600106

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

The full chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Jordan Tentori au
Jordan Tentori
Day 2 Chip Leader
439,700 194,700
Shao Liu cn
Shao Liu
410,000 10,000
Gareth Pepper nz
Gareth Pepper
400,400 332,400
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
389,300 285,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
Day 1A Chip Leader
372,400 2,400
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
WSOP 4X Winner
356,400 -78,600
Paawan Bansal in
Paawan Bansal
355,800 77,800
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
345,900 -4,100
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
WPT 1X Winner
343,000 143,000
Zong-Chi He tw
Zong-Chi He
342,600 312,400
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
WPT 1X Winner
328,900 138,900
Rishabh Vekaria in
Rishabh Vekaria
312,200 62,200
Liam Doyle nz
Liam Doyle
303,700 107,300
Pete Chen hk
Pete Chen
294,000 24,000
Vincent Wan au
Vincent Wan
292,800 201,200
Max Young us
Max Young
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
WSOP 1X Winner
281,500 256,000
Max Deveson gb
Max Deveson
274,400 14,400
Jinsoo Kang au
Jinsoo Kang
267,600 107,600
Goran Mandic hr
Goran Mandic
264,700 -5,300
Simon Burns gb
Simon Burns
264,400 54,400
Daniel O'Shea au
Daniel O'Shea
258,100 102,100
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
WSOP 2X Winner
257,100 -157,900
Qiu Wenjian nz
Qiu Wenjian
254,600 203,200
David Miscikowski us
David Miscikowski
WSOP 1X Winner
252,200 -27,800

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Godena Doubles Through Zhou

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Quan Zhou was in the big blind, firing 31,000 into 28,000 with the board reading {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Jarryd Godena, sitting two seats to Zhou's left, raised all in for slightly more and Zhou called when he found out it was only 34,300. Godena flipped {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for the nut flush and Zhou flashed {q-Clubs} before he mucked his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
395,000 -105,000
Jarryd Godena au
Jarryd Godena

Tags: Jarryd GodenaQuan Zhou

Adams Knocked Out

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Timothy Adams got his last 16,200 into the middle with {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} and he raced against {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}. While the {9-}{7-}{6-} flop looked to be decisive, Adams got some hope when a {j-} hit the turn. The river, however, missed his gutshot and a {9-} eliminated him late into Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Timothy Adams

Salter Makes Painful Call to Catch Kenney's Bluff

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Bryn Kenney and Jack Salter met in a blind-versus-blind spot, making it to the river of the {10-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} board with 15,000 in the middle. Kenney checked, Salter fired 5,800, and Kenney check-raised to 31,000.

Salter was visibly puzzled, and he needed several minutes to figure out his move. He kept staring at the board, and eventually convinced himself to look Kenney up. It turned out well for Salter as Kenney had only {8-}{8-}, and Salter scooped the pot upon showing {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}.

Player Chips Progress
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
205,000 125,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
Defending Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
160,000 6,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyJack Salter