Welcome back for Day 2 of the 2013 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge. Yesterday saw 30 entries make up the field, but that has all been whittled down to the final five. Each player returning today is in the money and guaranteed at least AU$51,000, but they're all gunning for the AU$275,000 top prize.
Fabian Quoss heads the final table with just over 500,000 in chips, and he'll be leading Team Germany into the fire as four of the five players left are fellow countrymen. Erik Seidel is the only player not German coming back today, and he'll be returning as the shortest stack left.
Here at the 2013 Aussie Millions, it's been all about Team Germany. In the $100,000 Challenge, Igor Kurganov took second place for AU$610,000, and he's also at this final table. In the $250,000 Challenge, three of the four players in the money were German. Tobias Reinkemeier took second for AU$1.25 million, Quoss took third for AU$750,000 and Kurganov netted another big score by taking fourth for AU$500,000.
Niklas Heinecker and Philipp Gruissem round out the German Fab Five, and they're also in the money here in this event. It's an amazing thing to witness and a true testament to how successful a close-nit group of friends with brilliant poker minds can be in this game. Now we'll just have to see how they do here today to close out the series.
Play is scheduled to kick off at 5:00 p.m. local time, so be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews for all the live updates straight to your screen from the table.