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Quoss Leads Surviving 30 After Day 1

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Fabian Quoss may have waited until the very end of the day to take the chip lead, but nevertheless, he'll be the man to catch heading into Day 2. Quoss busted Yevgeniy Timoshenko in one of the final hands of the night with {K-}{K-} versus Timonshenko's {A-}{K-} and finished on 348,800 in chips. The next closest person to Quoss, Ognjen Sekularac, finished nearly 100,000 in chips behind with 259,200.

This year's field smashed all previous records, accumulating 65 entries and generating a prize pool of AU$1.56 million. With a hefty AU$460,000 going to the winner and the top eight spots being paid out, Day 2 is going to be one heck of a day for poker.

Last year's champion, Igor Kurganov, was eliminated on the day, twice. That elimination has paved the way for a new champion this year, and there are plenty of big names eyeing the title.

Amongst those surviving Day 1 were Daniel Negreanu, Dan Shak, Justin Bonomo, Ole Schemion, Dan Smith, Jason Mercier, and Sorel Mizzi. The reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion, Ryan Riess, is also still in the field and looking to make plenty of noise in his first trip Down Under to the Aussie Millions.

Of those who busted on Day 1 were Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Doug Polk, Mike Watson, Jonathan Duhamel, and Paul Newey.

Day 2 will begin at 2 p.m. local time, so be sure to tune right back in here to PokerNews.com for live coverage straight from the tournament floor.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 348,800 138,800
Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs 259,200 -100,800
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 193,000 143,000
181,100 131,100
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 179,700 129,700
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 179,600 42,600
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 170,700 6,700
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb 144,800 -55,200
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 138,400 73,400
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 133,600 16,600
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 127,200 27,200
Benny Spindler de
Benny Spindler
de 119,000 39,000
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 99,600 32,600
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 97,800 32,800
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 91,900 26,900
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 89,000 45,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 86,300 -13,700
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 79,000 63,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 75,100 -8,900
Seng Unh
Seng Unh
66,400 16,400
Angel Guillen mx
Angel Guillen
mx 66,100 -22,900
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 58,800 28,300
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 47,900 -7,100
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 47,900 -2,100
Barry Woods us
Barry Woods
us 43,300 -51,700

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Bagging and Tagging

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The players have wrapped up play for the night and are bagging up their chips. A recap of Day 1 will be posted shortly.

Pocket Rockets Propel Schemion to a Double

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

A preflop raising war between Ole Schemion and Tobias Reinkemeier saw the former get his stack of 57,700 all in with the best hand.

Schemion: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Reinkemeier: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Schemion held the granddaddy of all hands, and he was never in trouble as the board ran out a dry {2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. With that, one German sent more than a third of his stack to the other.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 117,000 59,300
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 100,000 -57,700

Taguri: Tobias ReinkemeierOle Schemion

Mercier's Rush

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier just hit a nice rush and went from 17,200 to 100,000 in chips. First, Mercier tripled up, and then he busted Mike Watson on the next hand.

On the first hand, Mercier was all in for 17,200 with the {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} against two players — one that held the {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and another with the {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. The board ran out {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}, and Mercier successfully tripled up. to over 50,000.

On the next hand, Mercier and Watson found all the money in preflop. Mercier had the {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, and Watson had the {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. The board ran out {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, and Mercier won the pot to bust Watson.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 100,000 67,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca Eliminat

Taguri: Michael WatsonMike WatsonJason Mercier

Sekularac Adds More

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 3,500 from under the gun, Ole Schemion called on the button, and Ognjen Sekularac called from the small blind before the dealer ran out the {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop. On the flop, Sekularac checked, Reinkemeier bet 6,000, Schemion folded, and Sekularac called.

The turn was the {9-Hearts}, and both Sekularac and Reinkemeier checked to see the {8-Diamonds} complete the board on the river. Sekularac bet 10,000, and Reinkemeier folded.

Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs 360,000 16,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 117,000 -11,000

Taguri: Tobias ReinkemeierOle SchemionOgnjen Sekularac

Hello, Sekularac

[user22113] • Nivel 8: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Ognjen Sekularac just won a massive, massive hand to move to 345,000 in chips. When we arrived at the table, Sekularac was all in with Doug Polk and a third player. Sekularac had the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, Polk had the {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, and the third player had the {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. Fortunately for Sekularac, the board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Sekularac finished with a set of queens and the winning hand. With more chips than both of his opponents, Sekularac collected the entire pot, busted the players, and moved into the chip lead in a big way.

Ognjen Sekularac rs
Ognjen Sekularac
rs 345,000 295,000
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us Eliminat

Taguri: Ognjen SekularacDoug Polk