Canadian Yann Dion Leads Final 12 at Aussie Millions Main Event

Yann Dion Aussie Millions 2012

The popular Aussie Millions attracted the best players from around the globe. A total of 659 players have entered to play in the Main Event which has reached into the final twelve competing for their share of the $6,590,000 prize pool. As the field played down from 26 players to 12 at the end of Day 4, the big story continued to be Phil Ivey, who was closing in on his major final table since 2010. Phil is the short stack going into Day 5 but is guaranteed to walk away with at least $100,000.

Two Canadians are going strong are 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Idema from Vancouver who is currently sitting with the 5th highest chips going into Day 5 and the chip leader Yann Dion from Quebec City who will no doubt achieve the highest tournament cash of his poker career. This is not Yann’s first appearance at the Aussie Millions. Last year he placed 8th in the $500 No Limit Hold’em event to cash in for $4,200.

Daniel Idema

The winner of the Main Event stands to walk away with $1,600,000 and $1 million for the runner up.

Other Canadians who have played at the Aussie Millions but who busted out early include Shawn Buchanan, Daniel Negreanu, Sorel Mizzi, and Matt Jarvis. Other pros included Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein, Joe Hachem, Tom Dwan and Sam Trickett who just won European Player of the Year Award.

Here is final twelve chip counts going into Day 5 tomorrow:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
31 1 Daniel Idema 1,840,000
31 2 Lee Nelson 1,651,000
31 3 Oliver Speidel 809,000
31 4 Karim Jomeen 2,063,000
31 5 Bjorn Li 2,471,000
31 6 Mile Krstanoski 755,000
32 1 Janis Lesinskis 1,501,000
32 2 Mohamad Kowssarie 2,230,000
32 3 Phil Ivey 699,000
32 4 Yann Dion 2,670,000
32 5 Patrick Heary 1,565,000
32 6 Kenneth Wong 1,498,000



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