Aussie Millions festival starts today

Aussie Millions festival starts today

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The focus of the poker world turns to the Southern Hemisphere this month for the 2011 Aussie Millions which gets under way in Melbourne later today.

A total of 20 championship events are scheduled throughout January, beginning with a AU$1,100 No Limit Hold'em event to kick things off tonight. The feature attraction is the five-day, AU$10,600 Main Event which starts on 23rd January. Other highlights in a stacked line up include the AU$100,000 high roller challenge event, the AU$5,300 PLO Championship, a $10,500 mixed game and a cash game where the minimum buy-in is AU$200,000.

The full line up can be seen below:

13-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Opening Event $1,100
16-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $550
17-Jan – Pot-Limit Omaha $1,100
18-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout $1,100
19-Jan – 8 Game Mixed $1,100
20-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed $1,100
22-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em With Rebuys $1,100+$150 rebuys
22-Jan – $100,000 Challenge $100,500
23-Jan Aussie Millions Main Event $10,600
23-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Teams Event $550
24-Jan High Stakes Cash Game $200,000 Minimum
25-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em $550
26-Jan – Pot-Limit Omaha $5,300
26-Jan – Australia Heads Up Championship $10,500
26-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em $550
27-Jan – 8 Game Mixed $10,500
27-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em $550
28-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed $2,200
28-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em $550
29-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Feature Event $1,650
30-Jan – No-Limit Hold’em Turbo $1,100

Home favourite Tyron Krost won last year's Main Event, pocketing AU$2m after outlasting a field of 746 players. The youngster joined the likes of Gus Hansen, Tony Bloom and Peter Costa in the Aussie Millions winner's enclosure.

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