Aussie Millions Main Event heads into Day 3 while the US Poker Open kicks off on Thursday. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Fedor Holz is a Surprise Day 2 Entry

Day 2 of the Aussie Millions Main Event completed on Wednesday with 158 of the original 800 entrants remaining. The event saw another 13 late Day 2 entries including Fedor Holz, bringing the record total to 800. Najeem Ajez holds the chip lead with 522,100 in chips as Day 3 resumes at 9:30 PM ET. Fedor Holz is still alive with 77,000 chips with Anthony Hachem, Ari Engle and Martin Jacobson some of the other notables that remain.

Other recent Aussie Millions winners in other events include Stevan Chew, Haitao Luan and Roberto Damelian.

To watch the Aussie Millions Main Event action when it resumes, be sure to check out live coverage of the event from Jason Somerville’s Run it Up Twitch stream, which will resume at 9:30 PM ET on Wednesday.

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Quick Hitters

– The US Poker Open will begin tomorrow at the ARIA Resort and Casino. The series will run through February 9th and will consist of eight events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Some big names including Daniel Negreanu are expected to attend. Like the Poker Masters that proceeded it, the US Poker Open will give away a special trophy to the player who performs the best during the series. Poker fans will be able to catch the action on Poker Go.

In related news, Poker Central and NBC Sports have announced an agreement to extend their partnership starting with the US Poker Open.

– PokerStrategy’s Barry Carter writes that the WSOP’s new system of posting antes will be easy for players to get used to.

– The first three episodes of the PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge have been released. The lineup includes Daniel Negreanu, Kevin Hart and Live Boeree. Watch the newly released Episode 3 below:

– poker training video of the day is a continuation of Carroter’s “Drowning on the River” series. In this episode, Carroters takes a look at some $50NL hand histories for various river situations.