Aussie Millions: Reinkemeier Leads Final Table of $250K Challenge

Igor Kurganov could cash in a high roller event for the second time in a week.

Tobias Reinkemeier has six players between himself and a $2,000,000 score at the 2013 Aussie Millions. Reinkemeier has a comfortable lead on top of the final table of the $250,000 Challenge event. The German poker pro finished Day 1 with 1,237,000 and is the only player with more than 1 million chips.

Igor Kurganov has a chance at a high roller double. After finishing second to Andrew Robl on Monday, Kurganov finished second in chips behind Reinkemeier on Day 1. In 2011 Erik Seidel, Sam Trickett and David Benyamine cashed in both events and nobody accomplished the feat in 2012.

Erik Seidel and Winfred Yu, the last two players to buy in to the event, will enter the final table as the shortstacks.

Including four re-entries the event drew 18 total entries from 14 players making it eligible for BLUFF Player of the Year points. The first player to fire a second bullet was Paul Phua. He was followed by $100,000 Challenge winner Andrew Robl, Gus Hansen and Tony Bloom. Robl, who re-entered the $100k Challenge on his way to victory, was eliminated in eighth place at the end of the night.

Defending champ Phil Ivey, along with Patrik Antonius and Dan Shak were all unable to play as all three are still alive in the Main Event and would be unable to play Day 2 had they made the final table.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Tobias Reinkemeier – 1,237,000
  2. Igor Kurganov – 854,000
  3. Fabian Quoss – 764,000
  4. Richard Yong – 580,000
  5. Sam Trickett – 494,000
  6. Winfred Yu – 387,000
  7. Erik Seidel – 184,000
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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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