With the completion of the three starting days at the 2011 Aussie Millions main event, the international assembly of top poker players in attendance, now have a real sense of how many they’ll be battling against, who some of their most tricky competitors could be, and how much they’ll earn if they can somehow find a way to ferret themselves through that entire intense field.

In total 721 players entered this year’s Aussie Millions main event, enough to award the final competitor a top prize worth AUD$2,000,000- or about $1,990,000 USD. 71 other players will also cash in this event, thanks to a total prize pool of AUD$7,210,000; and though only can earn the largest chunk, eleven others will also earn over six-figures with second place earning a little over a million dollars as well.

Some of the notable players still on the chip count list, after all the Day 1 eliminations were noted, included Phil Ivey, Eugene Katchalov, Joseph Serock, Howard Lederer, Jeff Sarwer, Roland de Wolfe, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Scott Montgomery, Sorel Mizzi, Barney Boatman, Patrik Antonius and Erick Lindgren, who finished with 186,000 in tournament chips, behind only the overall chip leader Oliver Keefe.

With all the Day Ones now out of the way at the 2011 Aussie Millions, all 274 first flight survivors will finally sit down together today at the same time, in hopes of continuing to battle down to the 72 person money bubble. To follow that action as they do, or to learn more about all the original three Day Ones, check out live updates at PokerNews.com.