It was a late start and a late finish here at the 2013 Aussie Millions LK Jewellery $250,000 Challenge, but the day wasn't without excitement as some of the biggest names in the game plopped a massive AU$250,000 buy-in on the table to battle in this event. Some of the players even fired two bullets — four of them, to be exact.
At the end of the night, Tobias Reinkemeier stood on top of the pack with 1.237 million in chips. He'll be joined by fellow Germans Fabian Quoss and Igor Kurganov, then Richard Yong, Winfred Yu, Erik Seidel and Sam Trickett.
The field grew to 18 entries throughout the day as Andrew Robl, Gus Hansen, Tony Bloom and Paul Phua all fired two bullets. They all failed to make it to Day 2, joining the likes of Jason Mercier, Antonio Esfandiari and Philipp Gruissem on the rail.
With seven players returning for action tomorrow, three of them will be leaving empty handed. Only the top four spots pay out, with a min-cash worth AU$500,000. Top prize is AU$2,000,000, and it's still anybody's game.
Day 2 action will kick off at 3:00 p.m. local time, so be sure to tune back in then for all the live coverage from the final table. Until then, you can find us at the bar.