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Aussie Millions 2019: Raghav Bansal, Paawan Bansal, Vinod Megalmani & Aditya Sushant Make Day 2 in Main Event, Cole Swannack Takes Overall Chip Lead

Raghav Bansal, Paawan Bansal, Vinod Megalmani & Aditya Sushant
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly January 30, 2019
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The last starting flight of the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event, i.e. Day 1C, has now concluded. A total of 364 players joined in the action, taking the total number of entries in the event to 797, just three shy of the 800-entry field record that was set last year. The event is very likley to set a new attendance record this year with late registrations still open.

Indian challengers have been showing excellent form in the side events with Vinod Megalmani final tabling the A$1,150 Terminator finishing fifth for A$13,485 (₹6.87 Lakhs), while Aditya Sushant collected A$2,410 (₹1.22 Lakhs) in prize money for placing 25th in the A$1,150 Hyper Turbo.

Vinod Megalmani & Aditya Sushant
Vinod Megalmani & Aditya Sushant

Day 1C saw quite a few Indian challengers in action and four among them made it through to Day 2. Raghav Bansal (114,000) bagged the biggest stack from the Indian camp with fellow countrymen Paawan Bansal (49,000), Vinod Megalmani (32,300) and Aditya Sushant (29,900), all advancing to Day 2 with workable stacks.

2019 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam Main Event winner Abhinav Iyer had previously entered the event through Day 1A but busted before the end of play.

Cole Swannack accumulated a stack of 208,200 and not only emerged as the Day 1C chip leader but is also the overall chip leader coming into Day 2.

A total of 405 players from the 797 starters have qualified for the next day but those numbers could grow as registration is open until the end of level 8 on Day 2.

Day 1C Recap

Former international cricketer, Shane Warne performed the customary ‘Shuffle up and Deal’ announcement at the start of Day 1C. 364 runners stormed the felts making for a total field size of 797 entries.

From Team India, Raghav Bansal, Paawan Bansal, Vinod Megalmani and Aditya Sushant entered the event on the final starting flight and Raghav bagged the largest stack among them with 114,000 in chips.

Raghav Bansal
Raghav Bansal

Paawan (49,000), Megalmani (32,300) and Sushant (29,900), also managed to carry commendable stacks to Day 2.

Paawan Bansal
Paawan Bansal

Several Indian-origin players also advanced further and among them were names like Ajay Gnanasambanthan (80,300) and Ashish Gupta (74,600).

While Cole Swannack bagged the largest stack of 208,200, close on his coattails are Pim De Goede (187,000) and Richard Ashby (180,000), who round out the top three stacks on Day 1C.

Cole Swannack
Cole Swannack

Other notable stacks include Koray Aldemir (117,900), Michael Soyza (106,800), Farid Jattin (98,200), Jack Salter (93,500) and Rory Young (90,000).

Some big names that failed to make the cut for Day 2 include Shane Warne, former champions Ami Barer and Shurane Vijayaram, Kitty Kuo, Gautam Dhingra, former AU$25,000 Challenge champion Alexander Trevallion, Michael Addamo, Artur Koren, Kristen Bicknell, Natalie Teh, AU$25,000 Challenge winner Rainer Kempe and Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 1C

1. Cole Swannack – 208,200

2. Pim De Goede – 187,000

3. Richard Ashby – 180,000

4. Ben Lai – 153,000

5. Andrian Chin – 146,000

6. Ryan Otto – 143,200

7. Corey Kempson – 141,500

8. David Wu – 140,100

9. Ngoc Hoang – 139,200

10. Sosia Jiang – 138,200

Content & Images courtesy: PokerNews/crownmelbourne.com.au

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