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Aussie Million $100,000 AUD No-Limit Hold'em Event Begins Saturday

Best Players in the World Will Put up Six Figures to Play


Day 1 of the Aussie Millions $100,000 AUD No-Limit Hold'em Challenge begins on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2:15 p.m. at the Crowne Casino in Melbourne, Australia, as part of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship. Thanks to the fact that AEDT is 19 hours ahead of Pacific Time, you can start following all of the action on at 8:15 p.m. PST. The very best professionals in poker are expected to make this tournament field the toughest of the year, and live updates, chip counts, and photos will be provided every step of the way so you don’t miss any of the action.

Players will begin with 100,000 in chips, and action before the flop is pot-limit. Action after the flop is no-limit. Blinds will begin at 500-500, and the levels will be 60 minutes long. The rules also stipulate that players have 30 seconds to act on their hands, and they will be given a small number of time extension buttons to extend their decision time by 30 seconds when they are needed.

Here is a look at the schedule for the event:

2009 Aussie Millions $100,000 AUD No-Limit Hold’em Challenge

Saturday, Jan. 17: Day 1 — play down to the final table (begins at 2:15 p.m. AEDT 8:15 p.m. PST the preceding day).
Sunday, Jan. 18: Final table (begins at 4 p.m. AEDT 10 p.m. PST the preceding day).

This will be the fourth edition of the $100,000 buy-in event. The past winners are in a prestigious group that includes John Juanda (2006), Erick Lindgren (2007), and Howard Lederer (2008). The tournament field has grown from 10 in 2006 to 18 in 2007, and it jumped to 25 in 2008.

Howard LedererHere is a look at the results from last year:

2008 Aussie Millions $100,000 AUD No-Limit Hold’em Challenge

Buy-in: $100,000
Number of Entries: 25
Total Prize Pool: $2,500,000
First-Place Prize: $1,250,000
Places Paid: 5

Final-Table Results:

1: Howard Lederer -- $1,250,000
2: Mark Teltscher -- $650,000
3: Michael Sampoerna -- $350,000
4: Jeffrey Lisandro -- $150,000
5: Nikolaus Jedlicka -- $100,000

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