Raymond Rahme was one of the casualities of the Day 1a in the Aussie event. As 79 players survived, that meant there were plenty of casualties throughout the day. It wasn’t a great day for Full Tilt Pros Erica Schoenberg, Mike Matusow, Jonathan Karamalikis, Eli Elezra, Tom Dwan and Justin Smith, who all departed a little earlier than planned, joining the likes of Maria Ho, Tony Dunst, Terrence Chan, JP Kelly, Raymond Rahme as international Day 1a casualties. As for the locals, Dean Nyberg, Daniel Neilson, Leo Boxell, Andy Hinrichsen, Jesse McKenzie, David Saab and 2009 Aussie Millions champion Stewart Scott, all failed to survive the day.

Some of those who did get through to Day 2 action include Chris Moorman (116,900), Erik Cajelais (108,700), Dale Marsland (102,000), Sean Dunwoodie (89,500), Jarred Graham (86,600), Billy “The Croc” Agryros (64,500), Howard Lederder (62,500), James Akenhead (56,000), Maryann Farrugia (55,500), Tim English (41,800), Steve Leonard (36,600), Robert Romanello (35,000) and Barny Boatman (22,800).