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2011 Aussie Millions Preview

Popular Tournament Series will Offer a Wide Range of Events at the Crown Casino in Melbourne in January

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Aussie Millions LogoOne of the most exciting tournament series of the year will take place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia from January 13-31, 2011. January will be jam packed with action down under both on and off the felt due to a loaded schedule of events at the popular tournament series.

Highlights will include the $10,600 AUD no-limit hold’em main event. The main event attracted a large field of 746 players in 2010 and that number is expected to be topped this year. Tyron Krost was the champion in 2010 and he took home a large $2 million AUD first-place prize. This year’s main event begins on Jan. 23 and the final table will crown a champion on Jan. 29.

High-stakes players will find no shortage of events in Australia with the $100,000 Challenge that begins on Jan. 22, and the Aussie Millions high stakes cash game that features a $200,000 minimum buy-in and begins on Jan. 24. There will also be a $10,500 Australian no-limit hold’em heads-up championship, and a $10,500 eight-game mixed event.

January will be an exciting time to be in Melbourne with the Australian Open tennis masters tournament running from Jan. 17-30. The Crown Casino will host a Tennis party for poker players and tennis professionals on Jan. 16. Other big social events taking place during the Aussie Millions include the Celebrity Poker Challenge on Jan, 19, a Welcome Party for the main event on Jan. 21, and everything will wrap up with a Farewell Party on Jan. 30.

Card Player’s live coverage from the Aussie Millions will begin on Jan. 22 with the $100,000 Challenge and it will run through the conclusion of the main event. Card Player TV will bring you videos from down under, featuring both the top tournament action and snap shots from many of the social events that are a big part of the excitement at the Aussie Millions.

Here are some of the key dates for the 2011 Aussie Millions:

Thursday 13 January: Start of 2011 Aussie Millions Poker Championship
Sunday 16 January: IMG Tennis Party at Breezes
Wednesday 19 January: Celebrity Poker Challenge
Friday 21 January: Aussie Millions ‘Welcome Party’
Saturday 22 January: $100,000 Challenge
Sunday 23 January: Main Event – Day 1, Flight 1
Wednesday 26 January: Main Event – Day 2
Saturday 29 January: Main Event – Final Table
Sunday 30 January: Farewell Party

Here is a look at the full schedule of events with approximate corresponding USD buy-in:

Event Starts Buy-In
Event 1 – No-Limit Hold’em Opening Event 13-Jan $881 + $88
Event 2 – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 16-Jan $441 + $44
Event 3 – Pot-Limit Omaha 17-Jan $881 + $88
Event 4 – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 18-Jan $881 + $88
Event 5 – 8 Game Mixed 19-Jan $881 + $88
Event 6 – No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 20-Jan $881 + $88
Event 7 – No-Limit Hold’em With Rebuys 22-Jan $969 + $132
Event 8 – $100,000 Challenge 22-Jan $88,117 + $441
Aussie Millions Main Event 23-Jan $8,812 + $529
Event 10 – No-Limit Hold’em Teams Event 23-Jan $441 + $44
High Stakes Cash Game $200,000 Minimum 24-Jan $176,380
Event 11 – No-Limit Hold’em 25-Jan $441 + $44
Event 12 – Pot-Limit Omaha 26-Jan $4,405 + $264
Event 13 – Australia Heads Up Championship 26-Jan $8,812 + $441
Event 14 – No-Limit Hold’em 26-Jan $441 + $44
Event 15 – 8 Game Mixed 27-Jan $8,812 + $441
Event 16 – No-Limit Hold’em 27-Jan $441 + $44
Event 17 – No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 28-Jan $1,762 + $176
Event 18 – No-Limit Hold’em 28-Jan $441 + $44
Event 19 – No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Feature Event 29-Jan $1,322 + $132
Event 20 – No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 30-Jan $881 + $88