Glaser, Kozlov and Madsen Eye Victory in Event #6 A$2,500 PLO
Another event at the 2020 Aussie Millions that has surpassed the field size of the previous year is Event #6 A$2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. Back in 2019, Steve Moreschi topped a field of 145 entries to take home A$82,825 for his efforts and the 2020 edition drew a total of 170 entries, creating a prize pool of A$382,500.
The top 18 spots were paid at least A$4,780 and Day 1 concluded with 35 minutes remaining in level 17 as the final table of the last nine was reached. Several mixed game aficionados showcased their talents and reached the final nine including the WSOP bracelet winners Jeff Madsen (318,000), Benny Glaser (241,000), and Martin Kozlov (111,000). Germany's Maxi Lehmanski is also in the mix with a stack of 169,000 while a trio from Australia tops the leader board.
Richard Johnston leads the finalists by some margin with a stack of 668,000 followed by local regular Sherif Derias (456,000) and Wei Jin (327,000). Furthermore, Alexander Everitt (156,000) and PLO specialist James Gilbert (106,000) complete the final table line-up. For Gilbert it is the first trip to the Aussie Millions and he has enjoyed the experience in the city so far.
Event #6 A$2,500 PLO Final Table Assignments
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||241,000||30|
|8||James Gilbert||United States||106,000||13|
|9||Jeff Madsen||United States||318,000||40|
For Madsen, it is not the first trip to Australia as he already has a third place finish in the 2009 Aussie Millions A$10,200 H.O.R.S.E Event to his name and he also cashed in Melbourne during the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. Lehmanski and Glaser have also previously visited Down Under in their poker exploits and aim to bring the ANTON Jewellery Championship ring home this time around.
|Place||Payout (in AUD)||Payout (in USD)|
The action recommended at 1 p.m. local time with blinds of 4,000-8,000 and the event will play down to a winner today.