The 2019 Aussie Millions is underway, and also the very first high roller event of the collection begins Friday in the land of Joe Hachem.
That tournament is the $25,000 Obstacle, a two-day event that will certainly attract some hefty players. Likewise, on January 27, a $50,000 Obstacle is arranged, the biggest buy-in event of the series.
Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia is hosting this yearly series previously referred to as the Australian Poker Championship.
From Bahamas to Australia
Several poker players went straight from the Bahamas to Australia. With the 2019 PCA completed, the poker world currently changes to the Land Down Under. And there aren’t lots of better place in the world to be today than Melbourne.
The 10-day projection, according to Weather.com, calls for temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s for a lot of the upcoming week. Positive weather condition makes this journey appealing to many poker pros, specifically those that live in winter months climates. It’s summer time in Australia.
Friday, however, could be a great day to remain inside with temps projected to go beyond 100 degrees. If you have $25,000 to extra, the first high-stakes gambler of the collection need to be attracting.
And then if you have one more $50,000 lying about, the $50,000 Challenge starts Sunday.
Aussie Millions History
Yet the most essential tournament of the series is the $10,600 Main Event, which likewise kicks off Sunday. This event has actually become one of the largest poker tournaments on the planet yearly.
The very first Australian Poker Champion Main Event was hosted in 1998 as a $1,000 buy-in. Alex Horowitz, an Australian, won the 74-player area for $25,900. Since then, well, let’s simply claim the tournament has changed.
Last year’s champion, Toby Lewis, defeated an 800-player area in what is currently a $10,600 buy-in event. He won $1.46 million, which is the 2nd lowest for an Aussie Millions champ because 2006.
Some terrific players have won the Main Event such as Gus Hansen (2006) as well as Ari Engel (2014 ). Lewis is also rather a skilled pro. He has $5.2 million in lifetime event incomes. Last week, he gurgled the WPT Gardens Poker Championship last table (7th area for $85,270). And in February, just weeks after shipping the Aussie Millions, he finished runner-up in the WPT L.A. Poker Standard ($600,630).
Aussie Millions high-stakes victors throughout the years has actually included John Juanda, Erik Seidel, and also Howard Lederer. Phil Ivey could be the top high roller in series background. He scooped the no longer current $250,000 Challenge 3 of its six years (2012, 2014, 2015).
Who will be the huge victor this year? We’ll discover over the next couple of weeks.