Aussie Millions Poker Championship is the richest and esteemed poker series in the Asia-Pacific region. The tournament is held every January at the Crown Casino in Melbourne Australia.
Aussie Millions is one of the biggest poker tournament worldwide, with the participation of over 2 000 Australian and international players. For the 2017 tournament, there will be the main event, the AUD$250 000 high roller challenge and the AUD$25 000 and AUD$100 000 tournament challenges. It is expected to attract the top Poker players once again in worldwide, especially in Australia.
The Poker tournament is set to take place from 11 January to 30 January 2017. 26 official championship events are scheduled to be held during the event. The buy-ins will range from AUD$1 150 to AUD$250 000.
A cash prize for the main event is expected to be AUD$1.6 million. Players will also receive the championship bracelet with the estimated valued of AUD$25 000.
The Poker tournament will begin with a $10 600 buy-in Aussie Million Main Event which will be over eight successive days. It will be from 22 January until 29 January 2017. The main event will feature three starting flights starting from 22 Jan for the first flight, 23 Jan second flight and 24 Jan for the third flight.
Aussie Millions Poker 2017 Schedule
Breakdown of the event challenges and highlights are as follow:
No Limit Hold’em
11 to 15 January 2017
No Limit Hold’em Accumulator
18 to 22 January 2017
AUD$25 000 Challenge
20 to 21 January 2017
AUD$100 000 Challenge
22 to 23 January 2017
Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions
26 January 2017
AUD$250 000 Challenge
29 to 30 January 2017
22 to 29 January 2017
Due to the fact that some players may not have money to book their seat for the event, Aussie Millions will set up satellite events where players can win the seat. The tournament will have approximately 100 poker tables to accommodate the many interested players that will take part in the game.
Be sure to visit the Aussie Millions Poker site to get a full update and read on for a summarised version.
Aussie Millions Poker Tournament Update
With the Aussie Millions kicking off, the Crown Casino hosted not only the top poker players but Tennis pros as well. As the poker tournament carried on in the poker room at the casino, the likes of Garbine Muguruza, Agnieszka Radwańska and Aussie Nick Kyrgio attended the glitzy IMG Australian Open Party. The weekend was indeed a buzz with James Chen announced as the first winner on Friday, with Thomas Muhlocker and local Australian player Robert Raymond claiming top spots on Monday.
POKER FACES PAID OFF
Indeed a great victory for James Chen winning one of the coveted ANTON rings and a prize of $39,700. Chen beat 49 other hopefuls during the multi-disciplined H.O.R.S.E tournament, which combines limit Omaha Hi-Lo, limit Texas hold’em, limit Razz, limit 7-card stud, and limit 7-card stud Hi-Lo. Local Aussie winner Robert Raymond claimed victory over No Limit Hold’em for $320,830, while Thomas Muhlocker triumphed over the Shot Clock Shootout winning $40,125.
AUSSIE MILLIONS FIXTURES
As the Pokerstars Championships comes to a close in the Bahamas, things are heating up in Melbourne with 22 ANTON rings to be claimed as well as millions to be won. Upcoming events at the Aussie Millions include the:
$25,000 Challenge on January 21-22, 2017
$10,000 Main Event on January 22-30, 2017
$100,000 Challenge on January 23-24, 2017
$250,000 Challenge on January 29-31, 2017
The main event will run over eight days and comes with a $10,600 entry fee. The winner of this main event will not only receive the $1.6 million first prize but the Main Event Champion bracelet valued at over AUD$25,000. With thousands of hopefuls from all around the world competing for the coveted title, the Aussie Millions is indeed the Poker event to watch this 2017.