We're back! And it appears that you guys are, too.
So, a very warm welcome back to Melbourne where you'll find us inside the Crown Casino for Day 2 of the Aussie Millions Main Event. So far, more than 650 players have put up the requisite AU$ 10,000 and had their go at this title. After the three starting flights, more than half of them have been eliminated, and 305 will return to the felt today.
Day 1a saw Brett Watson open up a huge gap on the field, bagging up 257,400 chips to make his the score to beat for the "b" and "c" flights. Nobody could do it. James Dempsey could only muster 189,000 on Day 1b, and yesterday's big stack was Robert Lam's 198,400. A look at top ten sees a few particularly notable names in the chase pack, including none other than Phil Ivey.
Ivey played yesterday's Day 1c, and there was no stopping him. He had quadruped his starting stack within the first two levels, and he ended up with 184,000 chips to bring back to Day 2. Jason Koon is fresh off a fourth-place finish in the PCA $25,000 High Roller event, and he's going to start play with 156,300 chips. Others up near the top of the counts include Kenna James, Michael Pedley, David Steicke, Andrew Hinrichsen, Dominykas Karmazinas, and Melanie Weisner.
The cards will be in the air in about 15 minutes time, so don't wander off on us!