After six days of scintillating action in the Crown Poker Room, the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event final table is set. Play recommences at 12:30 pm local time Sunday 29 January.
Just seven of the 725-strong field remain to duke it out for the AUD$1.6 million (~$1.2 million USD) first prize and coveted AUD$30,000 9ct gold, diamond-studded ANTON Jewellery Main Event Champion bracelet.
Leading the way will be Shurane Vijayaram who steamrolled the Day 4 field and will begin play with an impressive 7,470,000 in chips, more than double that of next closest rival Ben Heath who has 3,270,000.
Vijayaram won a ticket into this Main Event through a $130 rebuy satellite and with no live cashes to his name, according to Hendon Mob, he has found himself in a fantastic position to make his first score a huge one.
Joining Vijayaram on the final table will be German superstar Fedor Holz. An instantly recognizable name to any poker fan, Holz has amassed over $20 million in live earnings and is coming in off the back of an AUD$352,800 (~$266,524 USD) score for his third place finish in the ANTON Jewellery $100,000 Challenge. Holz will begin the final table as the short stack with 1,165,000.
Also making an appearance on this final table will be prominent Australian pro Jeff Rossiter, who finished third in this event back in 2011 for AUD$700,000. Rossiter will be looking to go two places better this time around, starting this final table third in chips with 3,105,000.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||David Olson||United States||2,350,000||47|
|5||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||3,270,000||65|
The Pokernews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to keep you up-to-date with all the tournament thrills and spills and you can also watch all the action as it happens via Jason Sommerville’s live Twitch stream though both of these will have a 30-minute delay.