The schedule of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship 2015, which will be held at Australia’s Crown Melbourne, has been released. According to this schedule, the event, which comprises 21 tournaments, will begin on January 14 and end on February 2, 2015.
One of Australia’s most prestigious hotel casino properties, the Crown Melbourne has declared that Aussie Millions of 2015 will be a poker festival in its own right with buy-ins ranging from AU$1,150 to AU$250,000.
A recent press statement has described the Aussie Millions 2015 as “a comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular variations.” The champion of each event will receive not only the promised first-place cash prize, but also an Aussie Millions LK Boutique Championship Ring. The Main Event winner will win as much as AU$1.6 million along with an LK Boutique designed bracelet worth AU$25,000.
Every year, Crown Melbourne aims to host a live poker tournament series that is as good as the World Poker Tour (WPT) or the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Jim Preston, the director of poker 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 is an annual event held in midsummer for poker players from the southern hemisphere. This year, it is expected to draw a player field of 4,000, generating prize pools as large as AU$30 million.
The schedule includes variants such as Hold’em, 8-Game Mixed, HORSE, and PL Omaha. The first most lucrative event of the series will be the AU$25,000 buy-in NL Hold’em Accumulator tournament. The next significant tournament, the AU$100k tournament, will be held on January 25. The super high-roller tournament is going to be the LK Boutique $250k Challenge and it will be played on February 1 – 2.
The Aussie Millions was launched in 1998. Poker pro Gus Hansen, who won the Aussie Millions 2007 Main Event, said: “The exquisite effort by Crown to make it a great event for the novice, the aspiring amateur, and the high-stakes pro keeps you coming back time after time.”
Last year, Canadian pro Ami Barer beat a field of 668 players to win the first-place prize of US$1.6 million. Yevgeniy Timoshenko won AU$2 million prize in the high roller tournament, and Phil Ivey won AU$4 million in the super high roller tournament.