The 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event is underway at Crown Casino, Melbourne. Day 3 of the event is already in the books. Out of the 169 players returned for the Day 3 play, only 38 made it to Day 4.
From India, a total of three Indian pros – Aditya Sushant (292,800), Paawan Bansal (197,300) and Vinod Megalmani (29,500) had entered Day 3 but they could not progress and were eliminated before the end of Day 3. While Bansal and Megalmani exited before the money bubble, Sushant ran a little deeper and finished in the money, taking home A$15,600 (around INR 8.07 Lac) for his 87th finish. Sushant had entered Day 2 with a short stack but he chipped up well to enter Day 3.
The first to fall among Indians was Paawan Bansal. He pitted his Queens against Kavin Clark’s 8s 6h. Unfortunately, the board ran 2-7-5-8-4 and he lost to a straight. Next to go out was Vinod Megalmani. He had started the day as the shortest among the 3 Indians. He exited empty-handed when his Ax Qx lost to opponent’s Kx Kx. Sushant was the last of the 3 Indians to exit. He was doing pretty well and had even chipped up. However, he lost a big pot to Jan Larsson during level 16 and his stack came down to 165,000. A few hands later, Sushant’s run finally ended in 87th place.
Leading the final 38 players into Day 4 is last year’s fifth place finisher in the Main Event, Mike Del Vecchio, who bagged the overnight chip lead with a massive stack of 2,403,000. Following him in chips are the likes of Dingxiang Ong (1,402,000 chips) and Matthew Wakeman (1,292,000 chips).
Some notables still remaining are WSOP bracelet-winner Andrew Hinrichsen (1,230,000), Bryn Kenney (782,000), Michael Addamo (623,000), Quan Zhou (528,000), Farid Jattin (493,000), Vojtech Ruzicka (443,000), Jack Salter (239,000) and Day 1C chip leader Cole Swannack (204,000).
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 3 End:
- Mike Del Vecchio – 2,403,000
- Dingxiang Ong – 1,402,000
- Matthew Wakeman – 1,292,000
- David Wang – 1,247,000
- Andrew Hinrichsen – 1,230,000
- Gavin Flynn – 1,050,000
- Greg Heaver – 962,000
- Ryan Otto – 927,000
- Andrian Chin – 838,000
- Bjorn Ostby – 835,000
Day 4 is currently underway. Each of the remaining 38 players is guaranteed at least A$31,200 and the winner will take home a hefty A$1,850,000*. Keep following OPN for the latest updates!