The 2012 Crown's Aussie Millions Poker Championship is in full swing as Day 1b of the Main Event is set to get underway. Yesterday, 153 players took their shot at Aussie Million glory by registering for Day 1a. When all was said and done, only 68 players remained with Brett Watson leading the pack with 257,400 in chips.
While Watson's stack was the exception to the rule, there were plenty of others who distanced themselves including Andrew Hinrichsen (132,900), Rob Angood (133,200), Ben Jenkins (154,500), Paul Sing (177,100), who won his way into the tournament through a "Baccpo" freeroll here at the Crown. Also surviving with over 100K was the only former Main Event champ to enter Day 1a, Lee Nelson, who captured the title back in 2006.
We're expecting a stacked field today as many of the players eliminated in last night's $100,000 Challenge have expressed their interest in playing today. Day 1b is set to get underway in about 15 minutes, so be sure to check back then to see a whole new roster of players take their shot at the 2012 Crown's Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event.