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Michael Del Vecchio Claims Day 3 Chip Lead at 2018 Aussie Millions A$10,600 Main Event

The Australian poker festival which attracts a lot of eyes in the recent days is the hosted in the Crown Casino Melbourne 2018 Aussie Millions. With their large guaranteed prize pools and even larger total prize pools, the tournaments in the structure of Aussie Millions have quite the challenge to offer as well as great prizes.

Day 3 of the 2018 Aussie Millions A$10,600 Main Event came to an end and provided fast-paced poker game for all participants who have managed to survive the second day of the event. Michael Del Vecchio succeeded in becoming the chip leader among all players with his 2,330,000 at the end of the long day.

Del Vecchio is a poker player from New York, the US who so far in his live poker career has managed to amass about $1,381,411. This qualifies him as an experienced player who knows his way around the poker table and he demonstrated his poker skills throughout the third day of action at the culminating Main Event. Throughout the day he climbed so high on the temporary leader board that he surpassed former Main Event champions Ari Engel and Ami Barer, who are considered a fair competition for the Main Event throne.

Chip Counts Provide Twists and Turns

On the verge of Day 4, these two players who have proved their proficiency in the past will continue ahead with respectively 1,075,000 and 428,000. It could be seen that Engel is pushing towards the big prize with full force and is very much determined to get the big cash. Lady Luck is also on his side, providing him with good hands and more chips.

Engel was content with how things turned out regardless of the chip stack he is in possession of. However, not even this amount of chips comes close to what Del Vecchio has in his bag at the moment and this makes him one of the potential winners of the culminating event.

It should be noted that there were as many as 158 poker pros surviving at the beginning of Day 3, but after several hours of game, their number was reduced to only 38. The money bubble burst, giving only 88 players the chance to receive money from the tournament. There were some disappointments as well, as one of the most successful players in the Main Event, German player Fedor Holz had to leave empty-handed, even though he performed excellently during Day 2.

The confident player Sam Grafton also has to leave sooner than expected, followed closely by 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific champion Scott Davies. There are some significant players left in the run, however, all of them willing to claim the throne and lay their hands on the top cashes, as Day 4 holds even more intense poker action on the felt.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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