Poker superstars Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey are among thirty-six players still in contention to win the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event.
Antonius had a stellar day 3 and is now in second position just 87,000 chips behind chip-leader Ray Ellis.
The Finish phenom controlled his table for much of the day but really added to his chip stack when he eliminated Wei Low while holding pocket aces.
As usual Phil Ivey was heavily involved in the action despite starting the day with a relatively low chip-stack.
Early on day three Ivey got his aces all-in against Gary Kane’s Ace-King and when the board was no help to Kane, Ivey was back in the tournament.
Ivey continued his run of eliminating players when the tournament was on the bubble.
Australian Poker Hall of Famer Gary Benson felt good when he got his remaining chip-stack all-in while holding pocket tens but was crushed when Ivey turned over his own pair of pocket jacks.
Benson needed some luck and got it on the flop when he hit a ten to make a set but couldn’t avoid a nine on the river that gave Ivey a straight.
However, Ivey had his share of bad luck throughout the day and heads into day four with just under 400,000 in chips.
In an interesting twist to a regular tournament format the remaining thirty-six players will now be split into six tables of six players each.
It is expected to be a long grind to the final table as they will be playing down to a table of six.
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