NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Aussie Millions Speeds Along
January 21, 2022
Day 2 of the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event saw 320 single day survivors from three different heats all return to finally compete together in the same room.

The structure of the event changed for Day 2, effectively rewarding these survivors with longer, two hour levels - an adjustment organizers assumed would slow things down, while also giving top players a chance to let their skills shine through. Whether this change ended up favoring the top players as expected is still up for debate; however, it seems clear it did little to slow the day's action.

There were a slew of eliminations on Day 2 that seemed to start the moment the cards hit the air. Nearly 240 players fell victim to the carnage including, Mel Judah, Michael Binger, Casey Kastle, Ivan Demidov, Tony G, Phil Laak, Mark Vos and PokerRoad's Jeff Madsen.

By the end of Day 2, the field had miraculously nearly reached the money bubble, as only eighty some players still remained seated in the event. Among that fortunate group are quite a few marquee pros such as Clonie Gowen, Sorel Mizzi, Scotty Nguyen, Patrik Antonius, Raymond Rahme, Kelly Kim, and PokerRoad's Steve Sung.

Leading the pack, in a strange nod to last weeks Southern Poker Championship, are once again two women: Chip leader Annica Ivert with 555,900 in chips and Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad with 454,800 - a cold fact that almost certainly has many pros sweating right now in the land down under.

Day 3 of the Aussie Millions Main Event is set to roll again today at 5:30 p.m. PST (or 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in Aussie time).

Story by Mark Anderson
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