The Main Event of the Aussie Millions has cut down many more players today, but for every fallen player, another stack grows. The blinds are up to 5K/10K and there are just 40 survivors remaining. All of them are already in the money.
Notable names still in
Towards the bottom of the chip counts, Terry Fan is hanging on with 91,000 chips, and he is joined there by the only surviving Japanese player, Yuki Ko, with 82,800. Further up the counts, Stephen Chidwick is still going strong, with 388,000 and KC Wong still has a very playable stack with 423,000. Another star of Asian poker who is still very much in contention is Alex Lee. The Singapore pro has 555,000 going into the fourth day. The only Chinese player left in the field, Xingrong Ren has 692,000 chips, and notable Asian pro, Kitty Kuo is flying high with 783,000.
Having been occupying the top few spots for all three days so far, James Obst is still looming large with 1,196,000. He is currently in 2nd place, still a little way behind chip leader, Tony Dunst. The American pro and WPT commentator almost didn't play the event, having dropped one of the his two $5K chips while queueing to register. The chip vanished, and he left the casino, only to return after discussions with Mike 'Timex' McDonald, who already had bought a large piece of his action and was willing to cover the lost chip. Both players will now be happy that Dunst returned to play, as he stands a great chance of winning the event. He currently has 1,627,000 chips.
Tony Dunst is the chip leader (Photo PokerStars blog)
Notable names, Liv Boeree, Philipp Gruissem, day 2 chip leader Jean-Pascal Savard, Martin Jacobson, Erik Seidel, and Joe Hachem were among those to hit the rail during day 2. The field look likely to play down to the final table tomorrow.
Chip counts here