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The penultimate day of the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event has come to a close and with it the seven-player final table has also been formed. Leading the charge is Day 3 chip leader Mike Del Vecchio (cover image). The American pro was in exceptional form all through the day and accumulated a huge stack of 5,465,000 as the day’s play culminated.
Right on Mike Del Vecchio’s coattails is the Australian star Andrew Hinrichsen who carried forward a stack of 5,300,000 to the final day, while the third-biggest stack belonged to Matthew Wakeman who bagged 4,010,000 in chips.
WSOP bracelet winner Bryn Kenney (920,000) is the shortest stack on the final table. The American champion was also seen in action on Day 2 of the A$100,000 Challenge event but hit the rail fairly early in the day.
The seven finalists of the Main Event will be taking a day off before the event plays down to a champion tomorrow, with the eventual winner taking home the top prize of A$1,850,000 along with the coveted ANTON championship bracelet!
In the meantime, the A$100,000 Challenge is likely to crown a winner later today.
The record-breaking field in the Main Event was further reduced to seven finalists from the 38 runners that started play on Day 4.
The action on the penultimate day was intense as several big names busted out before reaching the final table including Bjorn Ostby (9th for A$180,000), Norihiro Otani (11th for A$123,000), Michael Egan (13th for A$82,000), Pim De Goede (19th for A$61,500), Ryan Otto (26th for A$41,200), Indian-origin players Ajay Gnanasambanthan (32nd for A$36,200 – ₹18,76,243) and Ravi Maravar (34th for A$36,200 – ₹18,76,243), along with Cole Swannack (37th for A$31,200).
Following the elimination of Robert Glasspool (8th for A$180,000) at the hands of Matthew Wakeman, the seven-player final table was formed.
Mike Del Vecchio, who had entered Day 4 as the chip leader, held on to his lead and ended the day in pole position yet again, this time with a stack of 5,465,000. Close behind him is local pro Andrew Hinrichsen who bagged 5,300,000 in chips. Del Vecchio and Hinrichsen are the only two players with over 5-Million in chips. Matthew Wakeman (4,010,000) rounds up the top three stacks on the final table.
Meanwhile, WSOP bracelet holder Bryn Kenney (920,000) will begin the day as the shortest stack. He had jumped into the A$100,000 Challenge that was running alongside the Main Event but busted out on Day 2.
1. Mike Del Vecchio – 5,465,000
2. Andrew Hinrichsen – 5,300,000
3. Matthew Wakeman – 4,010,000
4. Clinton Taylor – 3,845,000
5. Hamish Crawshaw – 3,640,000
6. Gyeong Byeong Lee – 1,540,000
7. Bryn Kenney – 920,000
Content & Images courtesy: PokerNews/crownmelbourne.com.au
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