Coren Leads 262 Remaining in Opening Event; 171 Players Cash

Day 2 of the first event of the 2019 Aussie Millions the AUD$1,150 Opening Event gets underway at 12:15 pm today, with 262 players remaining.

All of the players will have one eye on the money bubble, with just 171 players guaranteed a min-cash of AUD$2,873 (USD$2,069), and the other on the AUD$350,464 (USD$252,334) for first prize.

Leading the way at the start of Day 2 is Artur Coren, followed by Sean Eichendorf and Vishal Maini. These three are the only players over 200,000 in chips. 99bandar

Coren has a strong pedigree here in Melbourne, finishing 14th in the Main Event in 2016, 18th in the Main Event in 2017 and then last year finished 15th for combined cashes of AUD$245,000.

Since his last visit to Australia, he has recorded a deep run in the WSOP Main Event where he finished 48th for USD$156,265.

Here is a list of the top three chip counts from each of the five starting flights

Flight Name Chip Count
1 Fedon Phaedonos 169,500
Pierce Mchellar 128,100
Manuel Rodrigues 127,200
2 Artur Coren 262,500
Vishal Maini 200,000
Wayne Clinch 193,000
3 Sean Eichendorf 218,300
Didrik Mantor 148,000
Guanchen Wang 126,600
4 Johan Schumacher 179,900
Mostafa Haidary 179,900
Thomas Scholze 152,100
5 Simon Chahine 184,800
Francis Artufel 178,400
Oribe Rivero 168,600
Other big names still in the Opening Event include 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event champion Toby Lewis as well as runner-up in that event Stefan Huber and final tablists Chul-Hyon Park and Johan Schumacher, who was the chip leader of flight 4.

Other notables still in the field include former WSOP APAC champion Scott Davies, Australian bracelet-winner Heidi May, 2018 WSOP final tablist Michael Dyer, Julien Sitbon, and Jesse Sylvia

PokerNews will bring you a recap of the day’s play later today. The plan is to play ten 60-minute levels or until a final table is reached. Stay tuned to for more interviews, highlights and more from the 2019 Aussie Millions

Seat Draw

(Table Seat Name Chip Count
7 1 VALLEE, ERIC J 27,400
7 2 LEKNES, TOBIAS 106,700
7 3 MICHAEL, ANDREW J 20,900
7 5 WILKERSON, DYLAN 49,500
7 6 POPE, VESNA 4,700
7 7 WU, XUE Q 76,900
7 8 ANDREADIS, CHRISTOS 109,600
7 9 KARITA, SHOSHIRO 105,400
8 1 NGUYEN, KIM 16,600
8 2 KALANTZIS, ARTHUR 26,000
8 3 SCHAAPS, BOHDEN J 112,800
8 4 PRASAD, JAYAN G 67,600
8 5 HUBER, STEFAN 111,200
8 6 CRAWSHAW, HAMISH RAYMOND 59,700
8 7 FU, QIANG 31,800
8 8 TRUONG, DUY Q 15,800
8 9 WRIGHT, SHANE 13,300
10 1 AWERBUCH, CHAD R 4,300
10 2 MILINKOVIC, VERA 60,000
10 3 ARTUFEL, FRANCIS 178,400
10 4 LAYTON, MARK L 99,100
10 5 SIMON, SAM 109,000
10 6 PAVLOVICH, GORAN 125,300
10 7 YAMAKAWA, RYUICHIRO 93,700
10 8 BERNSTEIN, JUSTIN 103,500
10 9 WARD, PAUL A 24,000
14 1 VUJANIC, TANJA 19,300
14 2 MCCULLY, JOSHUA C 37,400
14 3 GAN, WAN Y 46,600
14 4 GARBERG, MARKUS 101,100
14 5 SLEETH, ASHLEY N 48,300
14 6 KHAW, YEW TONG 144,400
14 7 WANG, GUANCHEN 126,600
14 8 HUGO, MATHEW S 38,000
14 9 PLANTER, JORDAN 43,600
16 1 RADISICH, TIMOTHY C 23,600
16 3 PRITCHARD, JASON ROSS 128,600
16 4 COX, DEAN J 66,000
16 5 KAGGERUD, ROBERT E 41,600
16 6 GIANNULIDIS, GEORGE 59,600
16 7 CLARK, DAVID WILLIAM 55,800
16 9 ROLFE, MATTHEW JAMES 33,500
17 1 KELSALL, KEVIN J 47,700
17 2 WADIH, BARBARA 69,000
17 3 STONE, NERI 86,100
17 4 REYNOLDS, BRUCE W 21,400
17 5 MUNDADAN, S 46,500
17 6 VELLRATH, THORBEN 119,600
17 7 WILSON, SCOTT A 72,600
17 8 GARLAND, DYLAN T 132,800
17 9 KRMPOTIC, STEVAN 68,400
25 1 SIMONS, DANIEL 36,000
25 2 SCHOLZE, THOMAS 152,100
25 3 HARTMANN, PASCAL 40,700
25 4 DODDS, JOEL R 34,300
25 5 BOHAN, RODNEY P 19,700
25 6 MEREDITH, TOBY D 75,500
25 7 EICHENDORF, SEAN L 218,300
25 8 GERSHENZON, DMITRI 61,400
25 9 PHAEDONOS, FEDON 169,500
26 1 DAI, WU-WEI 43,500
26 2 PSARRAS, MICHALITSA(TG) 25,600
26 4 EGAN, MICHAEL J 42,100
26 5 FINIOTIS, MICHAEL 26,000
26 6 MATSUMURA, EIJI 61,500
26 7 SEYMOUR, MICHAEL G 151,600
26 8 ZHANG, NING 153,000
26 9 SCHWERDT, EDMUND J 72,800
26 23 HUTCHISON, DEAN J 118,000
27 1 RAGOZZINI, SEAN 71,900
27 2 DORIA, MARIO 84,000
27 3 MUSTAFA, ARIF 25,000
27 4 REEVES, LIAM S 17,700
27 5 KOUK, TIMOTHY M 100,800
27 6 ABADY, JOSHUA S 80,100
27 7 WANG, SHUCONG 133,800
27 8 LIU, YIN 130,400
27 9 DE LAAT, BAS W 25,600
28 1 WILLIAMS, JOEL M 14,300
28 2 STOKIE, LUKE J 119,300
28 3 CHONG, THOMAS C 46,300
28 4 MANSELLNILSSON, JOSHUA C 64,800
28 5 RUHA, JOHN M 93,700
28 6 YOKOO, KAZUYOSHI 97,200
28 7 WANG, GUANGYU 16,300
28 9 HAWKINS, ROLAND W 55,900
29 1 WANG, DAVID Y 31,900
29 2 WU, HE-RU 21,800
29 3 ANGELATOS, PETER 101,700
29 5 LUKIE, CHICO 61,200
29 6 KANE, ADAM T 40,900
29 8 TRAN, MINHHAI H 137,900
29 9 BENEDETTO, NICOLA 28,700
30 1 MOSBOCK, MARIO 106,700
30 2 WEINERT, JAN M 22,500
30 3 DAVIES, SCOTT M 73,100
30 4 HTET, KYAW ZIN 56,200
30 6 AMEDI, NETANEL 49,400
30 7 AGRESTA, ROY 46,100
30 8 CRAIB, FABIAN K 66,600
30 9 PEARSON, JUSTIN 32,800
31 1 CHENG, JIANZHAO 109,000
31 2 DEBSIA, CAMIL A 44,500
31 3 SCHUMACHER, JOHAN DANIEL R 179,900
31 4 OROURKE, GAVIN 128,000
31 5 BATOZ, RODOLJUB 23,700
31 6 SCHUBERT, ALAN C 11,200
31 7 WANG, WENLIN 29,700
31 8 AU, KIM B 60,900
31 9 BURNS, KAHLE J 17,300
32 1 CHAO, PERCY 65,600
32 2 MCKELLAR, PIERCE BARCRO 128,100
32 3 RAYMOND, ROBERT K 57,200
32 4 ENDERSBY, TRAVIS G 31,300
32 5 CHIANG, JEN-YUE 38,400
32 6 BEATTIE, AARON J 37,100
32 7 SMITH, ADAM D 50,500
32 8 COLANERI, CHRISTOPHER 39,200
32 9 ST ELOI, DAVID R 62,000
33 1 WOODLAND, BRYCE R 18,700
33 2 FERRINI, MIRCO 77,600
33 3 SCAGNETTI, ADRIANO 33,600
33 5 MUSTCHIN, AMON 35,700
33 6 YE, SHENG 32,400
33 7 MITCHELL, WILLIAM T 45,700
33 8 VIRGIN, SCOTT T 25,200
33 9 LI, YANG 37,100
34 1 KELLY, SCOTT J 58,700
34 2 GIANNOUKOS, JIM 69,600
34 3 RODRIGUES, MANUEL L 127,200
34 4 LIBERTO, JUSTIN R 26,100
34 5 SYLVIA, JESSE J 40,100
34 6 CHAPTINI, FOUAD 56,900
34 7 PASSET, ABRAHAM 33,800
34 8 FOSTER, JOSHUA M 114,100
34 9 SWANNACK, COLE J 28,100
35 1 LEI, YANG 79,000
35 2 SEPPING, RASMUS 54,600
35 3 GULLE, MICHAEL D 26,300
35 4 QUON, STEPHEN J 87,500
35 5 PUPILLO, NICHOLAS J 53,300
35 6 OVERMIRE, WILLIAM H 132,700
35 7 SMITH, STEPHEN 46,000
35 8 EFARAIMO, JACK 144,100
36 1 MOGHIMI, MIR N 21,500
36 2 LI, JIN 25,400
36 3 JOHNSTON, SAMUEL M 45,300
36 4 LIN, KAN 22,500
36 5 GRAHAM, CONNIE 69,000
36 6 LAYTON, ERIKA G 50,200
36 7 MOSCA, ENRICO 25,400
36 8 LAZENBY, KURTIS J 47,000
36 9 GRAMMER, ROSS ELLIOT 28,700
37 1 BERDUGO ROJAS, JEISON 35,500
37 2 CHAMBERS, KERRY 26,500
37 3 CLINCH, WAYNE 193,000
37 3 ISMAIL, ISMAIL 22,200
37 4 MACNAUGHT, KYM 79,500
37 6 DURANTE, LUCAS B 79,700
37 7 STANTON, DAVID T 91,300
37 8 EDWARDS, MATTHEW R 142,500
37 9 HINRICHSEN, ANDREW C 72,300
38 1 COLMAN, JULIUS 42,000
38 2 ROPER, JUSTIN M 67,900
38 3 LIN, HUNG-SHENG 62,100
38 4 MCCONVILLE, SEAN A 60,800
38 5 KOREN, ARTUR 262,500
38 6 GORE, DAMIAN 10,800
38 7 VANDERSLUIS, ROY 6,400
38 8 LEE, JASON W 82,500
38 9 VINAYAGAMOORTHY, DAVID 87,400
39 1 BURRIDGE, WILSON O 22,100
39 2 RICHARDS, MATTHEW PAUL 36,300
39 3 WANG, XUELAN 56,000
39 4 SEKIYA, YOSUKE 59,100
39 5 SHOER, KEITH 77,800
39 6 SIMUNIC, JOSIP 57,000
39 7 DHINGRA, GAUTAM 179,300
39 8 HAWES, CHARLTON JAMES 42,800
39 9 BOGNAR, ATTILA 76,100
40 1 PAUPERIO BRANDAO, TIAGO F 71,300
40 2 BRKIC, UROS 76,800
40 3 WAKEMAN, MATTHEW J 45,300
40 4 BLATT, DEAN N 119,200
40 6 WORMALD, ALISHA M 62,200
40 7 CHAHINE, SIMON 184,800
40 8 BOOBEKOV, NURLAN 57,100
40 9 CONNELLY, BEDE W 22,000
41 1 ONIONS, AMANDA J 18,600
41 2 MAHMOUDIAN DEHKORDI, JANOSCH 24,500
41 3 GROSSMAN, JOSEPH C 33,400
41 4 OLIVIERI, DANIEL 44,100
41 5 ASAD, MUHAMMAD 116,100
41 6 WIESER, MAXIMILIAN 53,600
41 7 SIEGEL, ELIAHU B Y 85,600
41 8 MANTOR, DIDRIK A 148,000
41 9 MAINI, VISHAL S 200,000
42 1 BAYLISS, ANDREW M 36,700
42 2 WHITNEY, BRETT A 61,900
42 2 CARR, C 37,200
42 3 KIPNIS, MICHAEL 112,800
42 5 HONG, RYAN M 94,000
42 6 MAZEROLLE, MATTHEW P 34,500
42 7 DYER, MICHAEL D 118,800
42 8 WHITE, SCOTT C 99,000
42 9 WALSH, DAMIEN J 40,500
43 1 SHEN, QI 121,900
43 2 MCGOVERN, NIALL M 98,100
43 3 BAIN, TRISTAN ROBB 34,500
43 4 CHIN, ANDRIAN Y 39,200
43 5 GIORGI, FILIPPO 62,400
43 6 KARAMALIKIS, JONATHAN D 46,600
43 7 MENESES, RODRIGO 40,500
43 8 SITBON, JULIEN A 88,700
44 1 WILLIAMS, GUY D 22,100
44 2 KHOUEIS, SUZY TG 47,600
44 4 CHEW, STEVAN L 36,300
44 5 MIZZI, SOREL JAY 80,300
44 6 RIVERO, ORIBE 168,600
44 7 TOU, TA WEI 137,500
44 8 KAVALIUNAS, CAMERON J 27,400
44 9 PEKAREK, JEREMY AARON 65,000
45 1 HAIDARY, MOSTAFA 179,900
45 2 KIM, KYUNG HOON 51,900
45 3 AYOUB, DANNY 19,100
45 4 KOISTINEN, MIKAEL J 46,900
45 5 BOLZONELLO, ADRIAN R 78,500
45 6 FOX, DALE R 29,600
45 7 SHIN, ARI KUNUK 56,600
45 8 TRAN, KHAC-TRUNG 47,900
45 9 LAI, BEN 98,000
46 1 PAVITT, SCOTT 30,400
46 2 BOOTH, CARL A 37,300
46 3 BECERRA, CARLOS A 51,700
46 5 HU, QI 86,700
46 6 BRENNAN, DAVID 26,300
46 7 MICHAEL, ANDREW 14,900
46 8 GUMZ, FABIAN 48,800
46 9 RYAN, DAVID P 34,400
47 1 JIA, JUN 121,500
47 2 STREHL, CHRISTOPH 91,800
47 3 ZUBKO, GRAEME 49,200
47 4 SENG, ANG B 42,800
47 5 PUTT, GRAEME HOWARD 37,500
47 6 MAY, HEIDI M 126,100
47 7 PAZIOS, PAUL 44,800
47 8 DALEY, JOSHUA B 15,000
48 1 VAKILI, REZA 50,100
48 2 PARK, CHUL-HYON 47,800
48 3 WOJCIK, DANIEL S 30,900
48 5 NGUYEN, KWANG H 33,500
48 6 ALIDZANOVIC, DAMIR 94,200
48 7 HARA, YUTA 75,800
48 8 ZELLWEGER, PATRICK 72,300
48 9 KOUTSOUVELIS, STEPHEN 44,000
49 1 LITTLER, ANDREW 20,900
49 2 JANKOVIC, DENIS 98,200
49 4 EBERLE, BENEDIKT 40,100
49 5 RAEMAEKERS, JOEP 91,400
49 6 LEWIS, TOBY 119,300
49 7 SHARBANEE, PAUL GABRIEL 16,100
49 9 ULMER, TIMOTHY J 121,000