The sixth annual Aussie Millions kicked off last Thursday and will run through to January 30. This very popular tournament is being held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. There are a total of 20 events with the Main Event being an AUD $10,000 buy-in tournament that will be held on January 23. Last year the Main Event, which is a Texas Hold’em tourney, attracted 746 participants.
There is also a massive AUD $100,000 Challenge that attracts the major names in the business. This high-roller event is said to be the highest buy-in tournament in the world. In 2010, the AUD $100,000 Challenge hosted 24 poker players. It came down to Dan Shak and Phil Ivey. Shak won the Challenge’s AUD $1.2 million first prize. Shak was also seated at the final table in 2009 but it was David Steicke who won that AUD $1.2 million payout that year.
The initial event of the 2011 Aussie Millions tournament attracted 762 players who each posted a buy-in of AUD $1,000. Australian poker pro Martin Drewe won that initial tournament on Sunday, going heads up with and beating Darren Kramer for a prize of AUD $200,000.
The 2011 Aussie Millions Poker Tournament is an exciting tournament with a range of prizes, great players and fantastic drama.