Benny Spindler has started Day 2 out by winning a few pots, the latest one being contested pre flop against Yaxi Zhu. Spindler raised to 11,500 and Zhu three-bet from the big blind to 31,000 before the action came back to the German pro.
After a while Spindler moved all in, and Zhu asked for a count right away.
Spindler was all in for 188,500 and Zhu took about a minute before ultimately letting go of her hand.
Rainer Kempe opened the first hand with a raise to 12,000 from the cutoff, but folded to a button three-bet to 32,000 from Eugene Katchalov.
The second hand he was right back at it, again opening to 12,000, this time from the hijack. Ben Tollerene made the call from the big blind and the high stakes cash game player check called another 18,000 on . Both players checked the on the turn and on the river and Tollerene waited for Kempe to show. In Australia the last agressor shows first, despite no action on the river, and so Kempe tabled . Tollerene took a good look, and silently slid his cards into the muck.
It's time for Day 2 of the $25,000 Challenge, and none other than Steve O'Dwyer leads with 519,000 chips, as 25 other hopefuls trail him in the hunt for the $790,560 first-place prize. O'Dwyer recently won the €50,000 Super High Roller in Prague, finished fourth in the Triton Super High Roller and took down the $50,000 High Roller at the PCA.
This two-day event will see its conclusion today, and it's looking to be another very long one. Just 14 players will get paid today in this six-max tournament, and a lot of work needs to be done by short stacks Erik Seidel, Phillipp Gruissem, Niall Farrell and Byron Kaverman.
High stakes heads up player Jason Les currently sits in second place, followed by Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov and recent EPT Prague €25,000 High Roller winner Rainer Kempe. Locals Alexander Lynskey, Michael Egan, Dean Spagnuolo, Michael Weiss and Daniel Neilson are also still in contention in this stacked field at the 2016 Aussie Million.
Play will recommence at 2:30 p.m. local time, which is exactly one hour from now. Stay tuned for all the live updates.