Three More Hopes for Canada in Main Event
The third and final starting flight of PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Aussie Millions Main Event has come and gone on Tuesday at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The final day was the largest by far; 356 entries on Day 1c equals exactly the sum of Day 1a's 183 and Day 1b's 173 combined.
The total field is now at 642, which is just under last year's 668, but registration remains open until play resumes on Wednesday, so there may be a few late entries yet. Approximately 150 of Day 1c's players qualified for Day 2, meaning there will be about 345 players returning when all of the starting flights are combined.
At the end of seven 90-minute levels, Alex Antonios was on top with 206,200 chips. As for Canadians in the field, there were a few more stars to qualify for Day 2. Mike McDonald ended the day with 70,000 (unconfirmed), Jonathan Roy bagged 66,100, and Mike Watson had 65,000.
A few of our nation's best who did not survive the day include Sorel Mizzi who won't be repeating his final-table appearance from last year, and Sam Greenwood. Both of them were coming off of Day 2 eliminations in the $100,000 Challenge to try their luck in the Main Event.
Last year's champion, Vancouver's Ami Barer, continues to hold the largest stack of the Canadian contingent after he had a successful Day 1a. Day 2 will begin on Wednesday and you can check back with PokerNews Canada for news of how our nation's best perform.