The final table of the Aussie Millions Main Event traditionally includes one or two big names from the world of poker and 2013 is no different. Dan Shak leads the seven-handed final table but Patrik Antonius is not far behind.
Shak finished the penultimate day with 3,775,000 in chips, which puts him just ahead of Jarrod Glennon (3,600,000) and Antonius (3,345,000). No matter where Shak finishes he’ll record his third six-figure cash of 2013. He finished eighth at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller in early January and fourth in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge earlier this week.
Antonius, who sits third with 3,345,000, is guaranteed to improve upon his eighth place finish from last year. For the fifth time in the 13-year history of the Aussie Millions, a woman has made the final table. Jay Tan will be the short stack with 1,220,000 chips when final table play resumes on Saturday afternoon.
Hopes for a fifth consecutive Australian champion rest largely on the shoulders of Jarrod Glennon. The Melbourne resident finds himself sandwiched between Shak and Antonius with 3,600,000. Glennon’s previous biggest cash came last February when he won $5,000.
The final table could have been even more star-studded. Phil Ivey, Brandon Adams and James Obst were among the 36 players who started the day with a shot at the $1.6 million first place prize but all were among the 29 eliminations. Ivey finished 30th, Adams finished 22nd and local protege Obst busted in 19th.
Action resumes at 2:30 pm Melbourne time on Saturday.
Final Table Chip Counts
- Dan Shak – 3,775,000
- Jarrod Glennon – 3,600,000
- Patrik Antonius – 3,345,000
- Mervin Chan – 2,910,000
- Joseph Cabret – 2,655,000
- David Yan – 1,450,000
- Jay Tan – 1,220,000
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