In arguably one of the toughest fields ever assembled in APL history, a total of 220 entries registered today, featuring 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem, along with inaugural APLPT Main Event Champion Liam Murray, and Tom Maguire, who ended the day as chip leader after bagging 520,800.
Other notables to have survived through to Day 2 include APLPT Champions Mena Tawfik, Patrick Barba and Matty Guilleaume, as well as WPT Prime Gold Coast Champion Yang Lei, and runner-up Najeem Ajez, who jumped in almost immediately after going wire-to-wire at the final table of the NLH Big Bounty.
As it stands, the prize pool is now up to $495,000 and all but assured of breaking the half-million barrier before play begins tomorrow, with late registration still open for the first two levels of play, and bodes well for what could be the biggest APL Million Main Event in history.
In just some of the other results from the last three days, Steven Vogt earned his first mid-tier major after winning the Deep Freeze, while Luke McCredie picked up an $8K payday in the NLH Turbo after Chu Chu Zhang broke through for her first major victory in the Single Bullet.
South Australian poker dealer George Tsoulos made the most of his day off, taking out the NLH Terminator, as did APL WA head honcho Clint Deane, who completed a Western quinella with Tammy Dijkhuizen en route to victory in the $300 buy-in PLO Terminator.
PokerMedia Australia’s Live Reporting coverage continues from 4pm AEST tomorrow with Day 2 of The Centurion, along with our social media updates available on the Australian Poker League Facebook page, and feature table streaming at playapl.tv, courtesy of LCAPoker.