Ivey riding high at Aussie Millions

Ivey riding high at Aussie Millions

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Phil Ivey was the big story at Day 1C of the Aussie Millions Main Event. The eight-time WSOP bracelet winner closed the day with a stack of 184,000, good enough for fourth place on the leader board at the close of play. At one stage Ivey dropped down to 85,000 chips but a timely double up courtesy of Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne put him right back into contention.

A total of 317 players bought into the third opening flight with fewer than 150 of them surviving for day two. Leading the way was Robert Lam with 198,400. Also in the top ten at bagging up time were David Sonelin on 186,200 and David Steicke on 140,000.

Plenty of big names came and went on the final first day with Erik Seidel, Joe Hachem, Daniel Negreanu, Nam Le and Daniel Alaei all hitting the rail.

The overall numbers won't be confirmed until tomorrow as registration is open until 12.30pm local time but is expected to be slightly lower than last year's figure of 712. 657 have entered so far with 309 making it back for day 2.

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Tags: Phil Ivey, Aussie Millions, Robert Lam, David Steicke, David Sonelin