Fazzino Leads but Seiver, Mizzi, Duhamel and Seidel Highlight Final 36

Scott Seiver is just one of the many familiar faces left in the Aussie Millions Main Event.

Scott Seiver is just one of the many familiar faces left in the Aussie Millions Main Event.

At the end of Day 3 of the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event only 35 players remain and there are more than a few familiar names sprinkled throughout the top ten. Scott Seiver and Sorel Mizzi both took turns as the Day 3 chip leader but a set-over-set situation on the last hand of the night gave Salvatore Fazzino  the overnight chip lead.

Fazzino finished the day with 1,540,000, just ahead of the 1,232,000 of Darren Rabinowitz. Seiver (1,133,000) and Mizzi (1,099,000) sit third and fourth respectively. Jonathan Duhamel sits eighth with 935,000 and Erik Seidel rounds out the top ten with 828,000. Jake Balsiger, John Juanda, Jason Mercier, Jeffrey Rossiter, Liv Boeree and Eoghan O’Dea all remain in contention for the title and $1.6 million first place prize money.

Seiver’s day was full of ups and downs. Just before the dinner break the former WPT Championship winner doubled Jason Mercier up. After the dinner break however Seiver got it all back and more in a 1.5 million chip pot against Florian Bussmann with A A against the German’s K K. Seiver’s aces held and he spent the rest of the night on cruise control.

It took nearly four hours of play to go from the 109 players that started the day to the bubble. Luke Downes busted in 73rd to get the remaining 72 players into the money before the field dwindled to the 36 that finished the day. The first player to hit the cashier cage after the bubble burst was Julian Track, EPT Prague champion. Track, who has only ever played two live tournaments, has indicated he plans to retire from live poker. Some of the other notable players to bust out after the bubble burst include Angel Guillen (66th – $15,000), Marco Johnson (52nd – $20,000), Antonio Esfandiari (42nd – $20,000).

The final 36 players will play six-handed on Day 4. Play Resumes at 12:15 pm local and will play down to the final table of eight players.

Aussie Millions Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

  1. Salvatore Fazzino – 1,540,000
  2. Darren Rabinowitz – 1,232,000
  3. Scott Seiver – 1,133,000
  4. Sorel Mizzi – 1,099,000
  5. Patrick Crivell – 1,040,000
  6. Andrew Phaedonas – 1,005,000
  7. Tam Truong – 1,005,000
  8. Jonathan Duhamel – 935,000
  9. Ami Barer – 917,000
  10. Erik Seidel – 828,000

BLUFF caught up with Sorel Mizzi after players had bagged their chips.

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Lance Bradley

Editor in Chief at BLUFF.com
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, ThePokerBiz.com 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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