Margereson and Burns Flying the British Flag at Aussie Millions
The 2020 Aussie Millions Main Event has reached Day 4 and only 37 of the 820 starters remain in contention for the A$1,850,000 first-place prize. Two Brits are among those final 37, Scott Margereson and Simon Burns.
Margereson is the best place of the duo having bagged up 718,000 chips at the conclusion of Day 3. The Mexico-based British star was chip leader for a period of the day, but returns to the fold in the middle of the pack in 15th place.
Followers of the online poker scene will know Margereson by his moniker “Aggro Santos”. He has been ranked as highly as 16th in the world and has amassed more than $5.2 million in online cashes.
Margereson is no slouch in the live poker realm either as he’s won more than $2 million. A cool $696,740 of that total stems from his victory in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in April 2018.
Burns is something of an unknown quantity despite having won $5,000 shy of $1 million from live poker events. Nothing shows up in searches for an online alias and he has been sporadic in updating his Facebook. One thing is for certain, he knows his way around a poker table.
He is currently ranked 22nd in the United Kingdom by the Global Poker Index and 334th in the worldwide standings. Much of his success has come in tournaments in Asia where he has more than two dozen cashes. The largest of these weighs in at the equivalent of $209,808, his reward for a third-place finish in a high roller in Macau during 2017. Burns’ other six-figure haul came in Korea, a $156,802 score for winning the WPT Korea Super High Roller event in 2018.
Close But No Cigar
A slew of British and Irish star fell by the wayside during Day 3. Sam Razavi crashed out two hands into proceedings after contesting for what would have been a top 10 stack at the time. Razavi looked in great shape when Jordan Tentori turned over a pair of red queens against his black kings, but Tentori spiked a set on the flop to send the popular Brit to the rail. Tentori made it through to Day 4, bagging up 692,000 chips at the close of play.
Other British and Irish players who came unstuck included Jack Sinclair, Lawrence Bayley, Jack Salter, Steven Morris, and Steve O’Dwyer.
Germany’s Nino Ullmann is the man to catch going into Day 4, a position he held at the start of Day 3. Ullmann returns to battle with 1,497,000 chips, 117,000 more than second-placed Rishabh Vekaria of India.
A host of top professionals are also still in the hunt for the 2020 Aussie Millions Main Event title.
Manig Loeser (1,355,000), Bryce Yockey (1,246,000), and Randy Lew (1,094,000) are right up there. As is last year’s runner-up Mike Del Vecchio (1.093.000), and Erik Seidel (1,035,000). Further down the list you find the likes of Fabian Quoss (558,000) and Nick Pupillo (416,000).
Day 4 commences at 12:30 p.m. local time and PokerNews is on hand to bring you live and exclusive updates from the Aussie Millions Main Event. Blinds start at 6,000/12,000/12,000a, and you can check out the full Day 4 seat draw here.