Aussie High Rollers Come Out to Play

Aussie High Rollers Come Out to Play

Friday, 7 February 2014

As the Aussie Millions Main Event raced ever closer to a final table (there are currently 12 players left in contention), the game's elite were battling it out in the first stages of the $100,000 Challenge.

Set with a buy-in that only a few can afford, the Super High Roller has already seen a number of high profile entries, bustouts and subsequent re-entries in the opening hours.

Indeed, one of the first players to taste the bitterness of defeat only to drink down a tasty rebuy was Tom 'durrrr' Dwan. Despite rumours circulating that he's either broke or a super millionaire thanks to the games in Macau, Tom had been tangling with Christoph Vogelsang before his demise and couldn't keep hold of his chips.

However, with another $100,000 at the ready he rejoined the likes of Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Antonio Esfandiari and Viktor Blom.
Aside from the flurry of activity at the felt, the action at the cashiers' desk has been busy than ever with a total of 43 entrance fees counted so far. Already that figure has topped the previous record of 38 buy-ins and with registration open until the start of Day 2 it seems as though that figure could be stretched even further.

So far the current chip leader is Antonio Esfandiari with just under 300,000 chips, but with a few more levels left to play and the likes of current World Champion Ryan Riess, Mike Watson and Fabian Quoss hot on his tail anything could happen before the close of the day.

Tags: Aussie Millions High Roller, Antonio Esfandiari, Tom Dwan