Aussie Millions Poker Championship Kicks Off

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crown-casinoThe world renowned Aussie Millions Poker Championship kicked off yesterday at Melbourne Australia’s Crown Casino.  The Aussie Millions has been a favourite tournament of poker players for ten years now due to its popularity and large prize pools. The fact that it’s about 26°C and summer in sunny Australia is a poker bonus for us Canadians despite the long flight to get there.

This year organizers are expecting a total prize pool in the AUD$20 million range. The championship includes more than 20 events, a high stakes cash game and AUD$100,000 ($98,000 CAD) High Roller challenge, all culminating with the AUD$10,000 Aussie Millions main event that begins Jan 23. Close to 1,000 players are expected to enter the main event this year.

Last year, Australian Tyron Krost won the main event title and AUD$2 million first prize at after defeating a final table that included famed female poker player Annette Obrestad and two Canadians poker players both from Toronto, Sorel Mizzi who picked up AUD$715,000 for his 3rd place finish and Peter Jetten who won AUD$350,000 and finished in 5th spot.

According to organizers, players like Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Ferguson, Tom Dwan and hometown favourite former WSOP Champion Joe Hachem are among those excpected to attend.

See below for the full schedule of events.

Good luck to all Canadian poker players who will be competing.

Date Time Event Tournament Cost (Buy-in + Entry Fee)
  
Thu 13 Jan 7:10pm  1 Opening Event – No Limit Holdem Day 1 Flight 1 $1,100 (1,000+100)
Fri 14 Jan 10.15am   Phase 1 Satellite   $65 (50+15) 
  12:30pm   Opening Event – No Limit Holdem Day 1 Flight 2 $1,100 (1,000+100)
  6.15pm   Phase 3 Supershot satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.109m   Phase 2 Satellite  $250 (230+20)
Sat 15 Jan 10:15am   Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+5)
  12.30pm   Opening Event – No Limit Holdem Day 1 Flight 3 (Re-Repechage) $1,100 (1,000+100)
  2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20) 
  6.15am   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
Sun 16 Jan 10.15am   Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+15) 
  12:30pm   Opening Event – No Limit Holdem Day 2  
  2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite  $250 (230+20) 
  4.15pm  2 PokerPro No Limit Holdem Shootout $550 (500+50)
6:15pm   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060 +90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
Mon 17 Jan 10.15am   Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+15) 
  12.30pm  3 Pot Limit Omaha (2 Day Event)  $1,100 (1,000+100)
  2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
  2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite  $250 (230+20) 
  6.15pm   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
Tue 18 Jan 10.15am    Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+15) 
  12:30pm  4 No Limit Holdem Shootout (2 Day Event) $1,100 (1,000+100)
2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20) 
  4.00pm   Pot Limit Omaha Day 2  
  6.15pm   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
Wed 19 Jan 10.15am   Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+15)
  12.30pm 5 8 Game Mixed Event (2 Day Event)  $1,100 (1,000+100) 
  2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite  $250 (230+20)
  4.00pm   No Limit Holdem Shootout Day 2  
  6.15pm    Phase 3 Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
Thu 20 Jan 10.15am   Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+15) 
  12.30pm No Limit Holdem – 6 Handed (2 Day Event)  $1,100 (1,000+100) 
  4.00pm    8 Game Mixed Event Day 2  
  4.15pm    Phase 3 Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90) 
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230 + 20) 
Fri 21 Jan   10.15am   Phase 1 Satellite $65 (50+15)
  12.30pm No Limit Holdem – Rebuys (2 Day Event) $1,150 (1,100+150)/Rebuys
2.15pm    Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20) 
  4.00pm    No Limit Holdem – 6 Handed Day 2   
  6.15pm   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20) 
Sat 22 Jan  10.15pm    Phase 2 Satellite  $250 (230+20) 
  12.30pm    Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event  $1,150 (1060+90) 
  2.15pm 8 $100,000 Challenge (2 Day Event) $100,500 (100,000+500)
4.00pm   No Limit Holdem – Rebuys Day 2  
  4.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
  6.15pm   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 1,060+90) 
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite – Main Event $250 (230+20)
Sun 23 Jan  10.15am   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
  12.30pm 9 Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 1 Flight 1 $10,600 (10,000+600)
2.00pm   $100,000 Challenge Day 2  
  2.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite  
  4.15pm 10 No Limit Holdem Teams Event $550 (500+50)
6.15pm   Phase 3 Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
  10.15pm   Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
Mon 24 Jan  10.15am   Last Chance Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20)
  12.30pm   Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 1 Flight 2 $10,600 (10,000+600)
2:15pm   Last Chance Phase 2 Satellite $250 (230+20) 
  4.00pm   High Stakes Cash Game $200,000 Minimum
  6:15pm   Last Chance Supershot Satellite – Main Event $1,150 (1,060+90)
Tue 25 Jan 12.30pm   Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 1 Flight 3 $10,600 (10,000+600)
  4.00pm   High Stakes Cash Game $200,000 Minimum
  4.15pm 11 No Limit Holdem $550 (500+50)
Wed 26 Jan 12.30pm   Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 2  
  12.45pm 12 Pot Limit Omaha $5,300 (5,000+300)
2.15pm 13  Australia Heads Up Championship – (32 Players Max $10,500 (10,000+500)
4.15pm  14  No Limit Holdem   $550 (500+50) 
Thu 27 Jan 12.30pm   Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 3  
  12.45pm 15  8 Game Mixed Event $10,500 (10,000+500)
4.15pm 16  No Limit Holdem $550 (500+50)
Fri 28 Jan 12.30pm   Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 4  
  12.45pm 17  No Limit Holdem 6 Handed  $2,200 (2,000+200)
2.30pm    Australian Heads Up Championship – Finals   
  4.15pm  18  No Limit Holdem   $550 (500+50) 
Sat 29 Jan  12.30pm    Aussie Millions Main Event – Day 5   
  12.45pm  19  Feature Event – No Limit Holdem (Bounties) Day 1  $1,650 (1,500+150)
2.00pm    No Limit Holdem 6 Handed Day 2   
Sun 30 Jan 12.45pm  20  Turbo No Limit Holdem  $1,100 (1,000+100) 
2.00pm   Feature Event – No Limit Holdem (Bounties) Day 2   
  9.00pm    Aussie Millions Farewell Party   

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