The 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship is less than a month away, which certainly means that some of the world’s greatest and most fierce poker players are warming up for quality poker action at the poker tables of Crown Melbourne Casino.
The 2017 edition of what can easily be described as the biggest poker festival to be annually taking place in the Asia-Pacific region is set to take place from January 11 through January 30. As usual, the highly anticipated event has prepared a bagful of exciting tournaments and surprises for the multitude of pros and enthusiasts that will gather under the host casino’s roof.
The Aussie Millions festival is scheduled to kick off with a A$1,150 buy-in Opening Event with a guaranteed prize pool of A$1 million. The tournament will feature four starting flights, played over four days, and two more days of action.
Here it is important to note that as every self-respecting world-class poker festival, the 2017 Aussie Million will not be lacking in poker variants to be played at Crown Casino in Melbourne. In other words, apart from No-Limit Hold’em events, the festival’s schedule includes a number of other player-favorite formats and poker varieties.
A H.O.R.S.E. tournament with a buy-in fee of A$2,500, a A$1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha, and an 8-Game Mixed event with a A$2,500 buy-in will be among those to be featured on the schedule.
The Aussie Millions organizers have also taken care of those craving for higher buy-in action. There will be three high roller tournaments to run within the festival – a A$25,000 Challenge, a A$100,000 Challenge, and last but not least, a A$250,000 Challenge. All three have been part of previous Aussie Millions festivals and have drawn some of the world’s top high roller players.
The Main Event is, of course, the most highly anticipated tournament. It will run from January 22-29. The event will feature a buy-in fee of A$10,600 and will begin with three starting flights, to be played over three consecutive days. As mentioned above, the final table is slated for January 29. Canadian poker pro Ari Engel topped the event’s field this year, scooping the amount of A$1,600,000 for his efforts.
As announced earlier this year, there will be a special treat for Aussie Millions fans around the world. Poker player/Twitch star Jason Somerville will be broadcasting key moments from the championship exclusively.
Somerville has partnered the Aussie Millions for the second time. The player broadcast on his Twitch channel the 2016 edition of the championship, gathering thousands of views from all parts of the globe.