Most poker players who have played at the Crown Casino in Melbourne will tell you the poker room there is among their favorites. That’s clearly the case for Aussie poker pro Alex Antonios. Just three months after winning his first WSOP bracelet at WSOP APAC at Crown, Antonios bagged up the Day 1C chip lead at the 2015 Aussie Millions Main Event.
Antonios finished with 206,200 and was the only player to finish north of 200,000 on Tuesday. He trails only Ian Wassell, who finished Day 1B with 229,500, for the overall chip lead. The second best finish on Day 1C belonged to Jordi Urlings who finished with 147,700 while Don Mishra bagged up 143,400 to sit third.
The final starting flight brought out 356 players to put the total field at 642 with late registration open until the start of Day 2. The notables among the 150 Day 1C survivors are led by Phil Ivey (84,600) and include Dan Smith (79,000), Brian Rast (72,800), Mike McDonald (70,000), Philipp Gruissem (44,400) and WSOP APAC Main Event champ Scott Davies (40,000).
The eight players who made the final table of the $100K Challenge on Monday took their shot at the Main Event on Tuesday. Ole Schemion (60,400), Dani Stern (47,200), Erik Seidel (41,400) and Alex Trevallion (85,500) were the only four to survive with Jason Mo, Justin Bonomo, Richard Yong and Scott Seiver all busting.
Top 10 Day 1C Chip Counts
- Alex Antonios – 206,200
- Jordi Urlings – 147,700
- Don Mishra – 143,400
- Dylan Honeyman – 143,200
- Manny Stavropoulos – 128,000
- Phare Bouya – 106,500
- Ben Savage – 101,000
- Tonio Roder – 96,900
- Connor Drinan – 96,600
- Marko Neumann – 91,000
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