Day 1A of the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event wrapped with a stacked leaderboard.
Ending the day on top was Erick Lindgren with 186,000. He’s followed by Luke Brabin (do a Google search on him, sounds like a great guy) with 177,200.
In a surprising third overall is Patrik Antonius (176,500). Regarded as one of the game’s greatest cash game players, Antonius is clearly inspired to post a good live tournament finish to ensure he gets his tour card in that newly announced but yet-to-be-named professional poker league/tour/thingy. Otherwise, he’ll probably think that whoever came up with the mathematical qualification system should work at a McDonald’s.
Also among the big stacks and making a move to reclaim the top overall tournament money winner spot is Phil Ivey with 134,200.
A total of 78 remain from the starting field of 238. Other notable big stacks include Chris Moorman (116,900), Mike Sowers (85,000), Howard Lederer (62,500), and James Akenhead (56,000).
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