Just 128 players remain with a shot at the 2015 Aussie Millions Main Event title and defending champ Ami Barer is one of them.
The Canadian pro, who won $1.6 AUD for his win last year, will return to battle it out for the exact same prize this year when play resumes on Day 3 later today.
Barer's 318,600 stack puts him just outside the top 10 and alongside another name known for impressive results in Australia: Phil Ivey.
Winner of the $250k Challenge last year Ivey also thrived on Day 2 to bag 278,300, good for a spot in the top 15.
Suchanek Leads; Chen and Lyndaker Strong
Leading the group into Day 3 play is local Jan Suchanek, who piled up 483,900 the end the night.
Joining him in the top 10 are Edinburgh-based Canadian Andrew Chen (344,400), Brit Richard Lyndaker (320,600) and a host of locals including Alex Antonios (329,000) and Grant Levy (324,500).
Mike McDonald, Felix Stephensen, Philip Gruissem, Aditya Agarwal, Terrence Chan and Xuan Liu are also all still alive. The top 10 in chips:
- 1. Jan Suchanek 483,900
- 2. Keanu Simpson 403,000
- 3. James Rann 382,000
- 4. Michael Pedley 376,700
- 5. Andrew Chen 344,400
- 6. Alex Antonios 329,000
- 7. Grant Levy 324,500
- 8. Michael Addamo 321,000
- 9. Richard Lyndaker 320,600
- 10. Don Mishra 319,900
For a full recap of Day 2 play, check PokerAsiaPacific. A total of 648 players entered the main event this year. The top 72 will be paid with AUD $1,600,000 to the winner.