There are only 36 players remaining in the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event and among them are a quartet of players who call the United Kingdom or Ireland home. Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree, former World Series of Poker Main Event finalist Eoghan O’Dea, Rhys “floppinhel” Jones and Craig McCorkell are still in the hunt for the A$1,600,000 first place prize.
It was a tough day at the felt for the British and Irish grinders with the majority of them busting out before the tournament director called time on proceedings. Dan Kowalski (67th for A$15,000), Jamie Roberts (63rd for A$15,000), Gerard McNeill (60th for A$1,500) and Louis Slater (58th for A$15,000) managed to reach the money places before busting out.
Craig McCorkell is the British pro with the most chips at his disposal; his 344,000 stack is enough to see him go into Day 4 in 25th place. With 28 big blinds in his stack, McCorkell isn’t in desperate shape by any stretch of the imagination and his situation is better than some because of a relatively kind table draw. McCorkell has to contend with Jake Balsiger, but there are no massive stacks on the table to skew matters.
Rhys Jones’ Day 4 table is slightly tougher than McCorkell’s thanks to it being the home to Erik Seidel (828,000 chips) and Australian Tam Truong (1,005,000). Jones’ situation is made worse by the fact he starts the day with a 235,000 – 19.5 big blinds – chips, which is an awkward sized stack to play with. That said, the online specialist has been in similar situations to this countless times at the virtual felt so won’t be fazed in the slightest.
The worst table at the start of Day 4 is Table 27, which happens to be the home to Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree. Joining Boeree are her fellow Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier (399,000) and Jonathan Duhamel (938,000), John Juanda (568,000), Ami Barer (917,000), and Jeffrey Rossiter (349,000)! We’re sure that you will agree when we say that Table 27 is ridiculous!
Eoghan O’Dea begins Day 4 with 162,000 chips in 35th place. Although he is short stacked, O’Dea knows that if he doubles up early doors, he will be back in contention and be able to do some damage to the stacks around him.
In addition to the players already mentioned, Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu (339,000), Germanys Heinz Kamutzki (413,000), Sorel Mizzi (1,099,000) and Scott Seiver (1,133,000) are still competing, while Salvatore Fazzino and his 1,540,000 stack is the overall chip leader.
Play resumes on Day 4 at 12:15 local time and attempts will be made to reach the final table of six. Each player has locked up A$30,000 and by the time the final table is set, this amount will have increased to A$250,000! Follow all of the action via our Live Reporting pages as things start to get real serious in the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event.
Good luck to our players on Day 4 and beyond!
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Until the action resumes, check out this video featuring PokerNews Editor-In-Chief Donnie Peters discussing his $5k freeroll with Jason Mercier and Antonio Esfandiari.