For the past three days the 2014 Aussie Millions has held its three starting flights. During that time hundreds of players flooded Crown's Poker Room to take their shot at poker immortality, but a good deal of them had their hopes dashed. Today, hundreds more will experience the same fate.
Among those returning to action are chip leader Martin Rowe, who bagged up 228,200 on Day 1c; German pros Max Lehmanski (176,400) and Philipp Gruissem (99,600); Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel (116,800); online legend Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (88,500); Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari (77,700); Australian Jeff Rossiter (74,600); noted pros John Juanda (71,300), Annette Obrestad (70,400), and Dan Smith (69,300); 2013 GPI Player of the Year Ole Schemion (63,200); and Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier (132,200), Raymond Wu (104,300), Randy Lew (63,200).
Registration is open until the start of Day 2, so official numbers are not yet known. That said, it shouldn't take long before the number of entrants and prize pool is released. The plan for the day is to play six 90-minute levels, and we're expecting plenty of action during that time. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team is on the ground to capture all the highlights, so be sure to stay tuned.
While you wait, watch Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier, who will start today with a bigger stack, talk about dealing with downswings: