Rast, Chen Rise at Aussie Millions; Ivey Hangs In with 30 Left

Brian Rast
Brian Rast

The illustrious $10,000 Aussie Millions main event is down to just 30 players with veteran pros Brian Rast and Andrew Chen making big moves on Day 3.

The Edinburgh-based Chen, who seems to run deep in any tournament he plays, scored a huge double-up late in the day with KK over Jan Suchanek's JJ to surge over 1.2m.

He finished the day with 1,665,000 - behind only chip leader Raiden Kan's 1,775,000.

Rast meanwhile, who holds a WSOP $50k Players Championship among his many accolades, kept pace was his usual strong play to bag up 1,156,000.

Brit Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker also crept into the top 5 with 943,000.

Ivey, Barer Hang On for Day 4

Two very notable names will also return for Day 4 tomorrow, albeit at the south end of the leaderboard.

Phil Ivey, who's exploits in Australia are renowned, knocked out WSOP Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen on his way to bagging 439,000.

Phil Ivey
Comfortable at Crown.

Just above him in the counts is defending champ Ami Barer, who saw his stack slide from the top of the counts but hold at 443,000.

Other notables returning for Day 4 tomorrow include Grant Levy, Mike 'Timex' McDonald, Tony Hachem and Jonathan Roy. The top 10:

  • 1. Raiden Kan 1,775,000
  • 2. Andrew Chen 1,165,000
  • 3. Brian Rast 1,156,000
  • 4. Gerald Karlic 1,085,000
  • 5. Richard Lyndaker 943,000
  • 6. Lennart Uphoff 796,000
  • 7. Joel Douaglin 765,000
  • 8. Terence Clee 750,000
  • 9. Calvin Ho 720,000
  • 10. James Rann 684,000

For a full rundown of the day's action, check the PokerStars blog.

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