Wednesday, 5 February 2014
The field at the Aussie Millions Main Event is down to just 109 after a rapid-fire day two in Melbourne.
There's plenty of star power still vying for the six-figure first prize though with Sorel Mizzi and John Juanda amongst the leaders heading into day three. Mizzi lies second on 507,100, just behind leader Phillip Willcocks (510,600), with Juanda sitting in seventh on 373,800.Also well placed for a deep run are Scott Seiver (361,500), Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari (349,800), WSOP November Niner Eoghan O'Dea (345,500) and former World Champion Jonathan Duhamel (333,700). Further back are the likes of Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier and Annette Obrestad.The British contingent will be hoping to do what their cricketing countrymen failed to manage during their disastrous winter tour. Craig McCorkell leads the challenge from Blighty with recent UKIPT runner up Liv Boeree and high roller specialist Paul Newey also handily placed.The bubble should burst early into tomorrow's action with 72 players making the money. The min cash is set at AU$15,000 (£8,196) with the eventual winner walking away AU$1.6m (£874,000) to the good.2014 Aussie Millions Main Event chip leaders are as follows:1. Phillip Willcocks – 510,600 2. Sorel Mizzi – 507,100 3. Gareth Dwyer – 503,600 4. Martin Rowe – 463,900 5. Andrew Phaedonas – 410,400 6. Eng Heng Chang – 374,300 7. John Juanda – 373,800 8. Florian Bussman – 369,200 9. Darren Rabinowitz – 368,000 10. Scott Seiver – 361,500
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
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Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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