It remains only a month before the new stage of the famous Aussie Millions series kicks off, which will again be held in Australia at the famous Crown casino in Melbourne. This institution has its own nickname "South Vegas" and here in just the last few years, tens of thousands of poker players have visited. Many of them are also ordinary tourists who are interested in exploring the world of amazing Australia.
In 2019, at least 27 tournament competitions will be held during the Aussie Millions, entry fees for which start at $ 1,150 and can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars for individual events. Of course, many different opening satellites will be organized for all these games, among which there are those where you can win the coveted ticket to the Main Tournament with a buy-in of $ 10,600.
According to the organizers themselves, this will be the longest and largest game series that has ever been held in the Asia-Pacific region (despite the fact that games are organized here regularly for the past 20 years). At different times, among the winners of the Main Tournament there were such eminent players as Gus Hansen, Alexander Kostritsyn, Ari Engel, as well as world-famous Ami Barera. In the games of 2018, the main win was taken by the player Toby Lewis from England, and this was a new record for the entire series, as he could eventually beat eight hundred other poker players, and in the final he defeated Stefan Huber and Mike Del Vecchio.
What events should I expect at Aussie Millions 2019?
In total, this phase will last about three weeks (January 15 - February 4). The opening event will be a special tournament with a buy-in of 1,150 dollars and a guaranteed prize pool of one million dollars. The organizers decided to put on such a major event at the start to collect as many players as possible at the very beginning, because many poker players will want to compete for such large wins.
The main event starts on January 27, and the entry fee for it is set at around $ 10,600. The main winner will be announced on February 3rd. At past games, a new record was set in terms of player registrations for the Main Event - a total of about 800 participants were accepted. Probably in the new year their number will be even greater. Throughout 2018, many popular poker stars said they would go to the new Aussie Millions, and they were also joined by a major poker site from India, which brought together hundreds of its best players who will go to this series.
We should not forget about the high roller competitions: at different times Phil Ivey (three-time winner of LK Boutique $250,000), as well as Michael Lim (one of the champions of the $100,000 Challenge) won here. Tournaments with huge entry fees of 25, 50 and 100 thousand dollars will also be organized. A large number of professional players are expected here who love huge limits. The final event of the series will be PLO for 25 thousand dollars.
If you briefly list the main events, their list will be as follows:
- The opening event with a guarantee of one million dollars and a buy-in of 1,150 dollars will be held from January 15 to January 21;
- The ninth $25000 Challenge event will be organized from January 25th to 26th;
- The 11th Main Event will begin on January 27th and end on February 3rd;
- The 12th Event $50000 Challenge will be held from January 27th to 28th;
- The 20th Event $100000 Challenge will be organized from February 1 to 2;
- It will be followed by the 24th Event $25000 Pot Limit Omaha from February 3rd to 4th.
What will change in the series and how many satellites will be?
One of the main features of these games is the inclusion of BB Ante, which has been criticized more than once in the last year. That is why this ante system will be used only in eight games. It is worth noting that before BB Ante was not used in this series. Also, according to the director of Crown Poker, there will be special competitions in the PLO format, and another day will be organized for the first event. Probably, players expect a very large number of interesting additions.
This series is also known because a lot of introductory satellites are held here for the main games, which gather players from all over the world throughout the year. Thus, everyone has a chance to get to the Main Event. Since November, satellites have started at the Main Event, and they are arranged every day. By the way, out of all 800 players last year, 422 participants were able to register precisely thanks to the satellites. According to the organizers, this time there will be a quarter more such participants. Most likely, this year Aussie Millions will again be able to break its records.