After the success of their 2019 edition, Crown Melbourne has announced the schedule for the 2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. The marquee event runs for 21 consecutive days, from January 4-24 and will offer 23 Championship Events, daily satellites and cash games running 24/7.
The biggest attraction of the Aussie Millions will be its A$10,600 buy-in Main Event, which takes place from January 17 -24. Over 800 entrants are expected to be in attendance and the total prize pool is estimated around AUD$8 million.Once again, the event will feature three starting flights, with final table to be played on January 24. While the Main Event is the key attraction for players, there will be several other exciting events on the schedule, including the AUD$25,000 Pot Limit Omaha, No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator, No-Limit Hold’em Terminator, $50,000 Challenge, Hyper Turbo No-Limit Hold’em, Turbo No-Limit Hold’em Shot Clock, $100,000 Challenge and The Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions. Buy-ins for the tournaments will range from A$1,150 to A$100,000.
Crown’s Aussie Millions is one of the most popular poker festivals on the Asia-Pacific poker calendar. Since its launch in 1998, it has has grown into a major stop on the international poker circuit and is attended by the majority of the poker players from the Asia and all over the world. The 2019 edition of the marquee event was a record-breaking success with more than 8,600 players participating and competing for a whopping for prizes amounting to over A$30 million in total. While the series saw many winners walk away with life-changing prizes, Bryn Kenney won the A$10,600 Main Event for A$1,272,598, topping a field of 822 entries and becoming one of the biggest winners at the series.
Crown Melbourne’s Tournament Director Joel Williams said, “The 2019 Aussie Millions saw records smashed right across the board. We watched the ‘Main Event’ scale heights previously unseen; we re-established ourselves as an integral stop on the High Roller circuit; total prize pools exceeded AUD$30million, and overall participation broke through 8,600 – all served to produce arguably the most memorable series in Australian Poker History. January 2020 allows us the opportunity to continue to stamp ourselves as an elite Poker destination for players right across the globe – and we are more than ready to accept that challenge and remain committed to providing the best experience possible.”
The 2020 edition of the Aussie Millions seeks to cater to varied needs and demands of poker players. It will feature a host of the exciting poker tournaments in interesting formats and variants, including the Six-Max events, Mixed Games, Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E and of course bounty tournaments.
Indians are yet to score a win or even notch up a big score at the Aussie Millions. This is perhaps due to the fact that only a handful Indians such as two-time bracelet winner Nipun Java, PokerStars Team India pro Aditya Agarwal, 2017 WSOP bracelet Aditya Sushant, this year’s WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer and Jayan Prasad have been seen in action at the series. Among these players, Java, Agarwal and Sushant have been able to pick-up scores though, we are expecting a few big scores from Indians as a large Indian contingent is expected to be in attendance at the 2020 Aussie Millions.
Given below is the schedule for the Aussie Millions 2020:
|Jan. 4||12:10 PM||Opening Event Day 1A||A$1,150|
|Jan. 5||12:10 PM||Opening Event Day 1B||A$1,150|
|Jan. 6||12:10 PM||Opening Event Day 1C||A$1,150|
|6:10 PM||Opening Event Day 1D||A$1,150|
|Jan. 7||12:10 PM||Opening Event Day 1E||A$1,150|
|Jan. 9||12:15 PM||Pot Limit Omaha||A$1,150|
|6:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em – Mix Max||A$1,150|
|Jan. 10||12:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em – Six Max||A$1,150|
|Jan. 11||12:10 PM||Pot Limit Omaha||A$2,500|
|2:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em ‘Deep Freeze’||A$1,500|
|Jan. 12||12:10 PM||Shot Clock No Limit Hold’em Six Max||A$2,500|
|Jan. 13||12:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1A||A$1,150|
|12:15 PM||8 Game Mixed||A$2,500|
|2:10 PM||25K Pot Limit Omaha||A$25,000|
|Jan. 14||12:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1B||A$1,150|
|Jan. 15||12:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1C||A$1,150|
|2:10 PM||$25,000 Challenge||A$25,000|
|Jan. 16||2:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em Bounty||A$2,000|
|Jan. 17||12:30 PM||Main Event Day 1A||A$10,600|
|2:10 PM||$50,000 Challenge||A$50,000|
|2:30 PM||No Limit Hold’em Terminator||A$1,150|
|Jan. 18||12:30 PM||Main Event Day 1B||A$10,600|
|2:30 PM||Hyper Turbo No Limit Hold’em||A$1,150|
|Jan. 19||12:30 PM||Main Event Day 1C||A$10,600|
|Jan. 20||2:10 PM||Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo||A$1,150|
|6:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em||A$2,500|
|Jan. 21||2:10 PM||Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions||A$1,150|
|6:10 PM||No Limit Hold’em Six Max||A$5,000|
|Jan. 22||12:10 PM||Turbo No Limit Hold’em – Shot Clock||A$1,150|
|2:10 PM||$100,000 Challenge||A$100,000|