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Final Table in Sight for Last 22 Aussie Millions Players

Erik Seidel and Max Pescatori Are Still in It


Play at the Aussie Millions AUD $10,000 main event stopped today with 22 players remaining. Players will reconvene Saturday to play down to the final table, which will take place Sunday.

Players still in contention include Erik Seidel (752,000), Max Pescatori (1.082 million), and Robert Akery (940,000). The chip leader is Antonio Casale, with more than 1.5 million in chips.

The main event had 780 entries and the winner of this event receives AUD $1.65 million. The players return at 12:30 p.m. local time Saturday and will play down to the final six.

The second day of the AUD $5,000 heads-up tournament also was completed today. Out of the 32 players who started today, only four remain standing. Tomorrow, Jeff Garza will face David Sonelin and Alexey Popov will play Xuan Nguyen. On the other side of the bracket, which was decided yesterday, Lee Nelson plays Roy Winston and Masaaki Kagawa faces Mike McDonald. One of these players will end up with the AUD $100,000 top prize tomorrow. 

McDonald is coming off his first live victory at the Aussie Millions. He won the AUD $33,950 for winning the AUD $1,000 event that was played on the PokerPro tables this week.