What Will the Final Number Be? We'll Find Out on Day 2 of the $100,000 Challenge
Welcome back to Day 2 of the 2014 Aussie Millions AU$100,000 Challenge. If you followed our coverage yesterday you already know how crazy it was due in no small part to the massive turnout of 66 entries! That's three times the total number from 2013!
Part of the reason that number is so high has been the willingness of players to fire multiple bullets. Two extreme cases are Isaac Haxton and Daniel Negreanu, each of whom fired five bullets into the event. Negreanu ended the day with 221,500 in chips, while Haxton busted for a fifth time and has the option to fire one more as registration is open until the start of Day 2, which is 12:30 p.m. local time.
Rumor has it that Tobias Reinkemeier will be back in the mix after busting, and both Sorel Mizzi and Scott Seiver may join up on their day off from the Main Event final table. Needless to say, the total number of entries could very well jump to over 70!
Day 2 will start with the 29 survivors from Day 1 plus any late stragglers. Leading the way is Mike "Timex" McDonald with 468,500, while Paul Newey isn't far behind with 428,500. Richard Yong, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Ivey round out the top five stacks.
The Day 2 table draw, prize pool, and payouts won't be made available until registration officially closes, so you will have to stay tuned for that information. In the meantime, check out this video of Melbourne's famed Night Market: