100 Players Turn Out For Event To Create Prize Pool of Nearly $3 Million AUD

Published on January 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm EST

Aussie Millions Poker Championship - Tournament logo100 of the world's best poker players, including Antonio Esfandiari, Mike McDonald and Brian Rast, turned out for this year's edition of the $25,000 High Roller event at the Aussie Millions.

22 of the participants elected to re-buy during the first day of play, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $2,928,000 AUD, which works out to about $2.05 million USD. The eventual winner of the event will walk away with $790,560 AUD, while the runner-up will take home $541,680.


Steve O'Dwyer, who has been on absolute fire as of late, finished Day 1 of the event with the chip lead. Over the past couple of months, O'Dwyer has taken down the Super High Roller event at EPT12 Prague and High Roller event at the 2016 PCA for $809,752 and $945,495 respectively, while also finishing in 4th place at the recent No Limit Hold'em Triton Super High Roller Series in the Philippines for $953,700. In short, O'Dwyer is in the midst of a streak in High Roller events that would even make Erik Seidel proud.

There are 25 other players who will be looking to remove O'Dwyer from his chips on Saturday (local time), including:

Jason Les
Eugene Katchalov
Rainer Kempe
Alexander Lynskey

Other notable names who are still alive in the event include Jason Koon, Ben Tollerene, Daniel Cates and the aforementioned Erik Seidel.


Some of the names who weren't able to make it through to Day 2 included Mike McDonald, Andrew Lichtenberger, Antonio Esfandiari, Tom Hall and Faraz Jaka.

The top 14 spots will pay out in this event, with a mini-cash being worth $58,560 AUD.


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