The third and final starting flight for the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event is set to kickoff in a half hour at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Casino. The first two flights attracted a total of 329 players, and the tournament staff expects the field size to nearly double after today.
Among the projected Day 1c entrants are all of the finalists from the $25,000 Challenge, including the five players who chopped - Max Altergott, Scott Seiver, Dan Smith, Martin Jacobson, and Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier.
On Day 1b, Mervin "The Cat" Chan, the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event winner, was eliminated. This means that there will be a new champion crowned in 2014 - perhaps that person will be taking their seat for the first time today.
The plan is to play another seven 90-minute levels, with a 15-minute break after every level and a 75-minute dinner break after Level 4. The cards will be in the air shortly, so be sure to stay tuned for up-to-the-minute updates straight from the tournament floor.