David Tang leads Flight 3 of Aussie Millions Opening Event

Posted On 06 Jan, 2020 0

Another busy day at the Crown Resorts Melbourne, Australia observing Flight 3 of the seven-day long Opening Event, comprising of five starting flights in total. The 2020 edition of Aussie Millions Poker Championship lines up 23 tournaments altogether and the first event itself lured numerous prominent faces in the industry.

The Opening Event Flight 3 enticed another set of 307 entries, a bigger number than the previous two starting flights. But eventually, the competition crumbled down to only 40 accomplishing their way to advance to Day 2. However, the player to amass the largest stack was David Tang accumulating 277,300 chips. Closely following the leader is Australia’s Gautam Dhingra (picture below) bagging 170,900 chips and in the third-place rests Vikrani Gupia with 161,700 chips.

The native chip leader is recorded to have over $86k in total live earnings and has cashed twice in 2 of Aussie Million series held in 2017 and 2015. However, his biggest competitor could be Indian-origin Dhingra who has cashed in 7 Aussie Million tournaments and recorded to have won the Melbourne Poker Championships 2018 Main Event. Dhingra earned his career-best after championing the 2019 Aussie Millions NLH Challenge #9 for $154,506.

Flight 3 top 10 chip counts:

  1. David Tang - 277,300
  2. Gautam Dhingra - 170,900
  3. Vikrani Gupia - 161,700
  4. Jo Snell - 161,000
  5. Jordan Tehtodt - 149,200
  6. Lu Yunye - 144,400
  7. Anthony Soinella - 139,400
  8. Christian Nolte - 120,000
  9. Ehsan Amiri - 102,800
  10. Tristan Bain - 91,000

The venue was full of several well-known Australian players such as former Aussie Millions Main Event winners Ami Barer (2014) and Leo Boxell (2011), Joe Hachem, Harry Lodge, Joey Weissman, Fabien Quoss, Martin Finger, Tobias Peters, and Stefan Hubert.

Other well-known players through to Day 2 include Corentin Ropert with 78,800 chips, Indian-origin Nipun Java amassing 55,700 chips, and Gyeong Byeong Lee with 32,800. However, Tang is in the overall chip lead so far with three of the five Opening Event starting flights complete. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more such international tournaments n and for general poker news from around the world.

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Event Dates Buy In
Aussie Millions 2020 4 Jan - 24 Jan AUD 10,600
APPT Open Taipei 2020 31 Jan - 9 Feb TWD 35,000
The Indian Poker Series (TIPS) 3 Feb - 10 Feb TBD
WPT Philippines 2020 6 Feb - 17 Feb PHP 80,000
Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan 2020 4 Mar - 15 Mar TBD