The Aussie Millions 2015, which comprises 21 tournaments with buy-ins that range from AU$1,150 to AU$250,000, is scheduled to begin on January 14, Wednesday with the AU$1,150 NL Hold’em Opening Event.
PokerNews has been providing live coverage to the event from the past eight years and this year is no exception. The PokerNews team will cover top Aussie Millions events such as the AU$10,000 Main Event, which will be played from January 15 to February 1; the AU$100,000 Challenge, which will be played from January 25 – 31; and the $250,000 Challenge, which will be played from February 1 – 2.
The final tables of the above-mentioned events will be played at a different venue this year. Previously, Studio 3 at Crown used to host these events, but this year, Crown Melbourne’s conference center, among the biggest in Australia, will host the final table action. Called the Aussie Millions “Exhibition Hall,” the venue has a café, 27 poker tables, and a registration booth.
Events such as the Daily $250 Phase 2 Satellites, Nightly $1,150 Phase 3 Satellites, final table of the Main Event, final table of the $100,000 Challenge, NL Hold’em Terminator, Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions, NL Hold’em/PLO, NL Hold’em Mix Max, and the final table of the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge will be held at the Aussie Millions “Exhibition Hall.”
Jim Preston, the poker director at Crown Melbourne, said: “Crown Melbourne’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship has effectively become one of the top poker majors and a favorite amongst some of the most renowned players in the world. And the stage has never been brighter.”
The Aussie Millions Main Event will be played in partnership with the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour for the second time this year. Most of the Aussie Million events are scheduled for later in January because of this partnership to enable players to take part not only in the Aussie Millions, but also in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), which is being played at present.
A number of noted professional poker players will travel all the way to Melbourne to take part in the Aussie Millions 2015, and some of them are Christoph Vogelsang, Dan Smith, Dan Shak, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, Patrik Antonius, Mike McDonald, Winfred Yu, Sam Trickett, and Phil Ivey. Several local poker players will also play with these pros. Some of them are Jeff Lisandro, Jackie Glazier, Shane Warne, Oliver Speidel, Joe Hachem, and Tony Bloom.