1,565 entries in the opening event
The prestigious festival which has recently ended their partnership with PokerStars due to changes in its live tournament offerings, kicked off with a very successful first event which saw itself a champion in Robert Raymond who took down the tournament for AUD$320,830.
Raymond from Melbourne outlasted a total field of 1,565 entries as compared to last year’s turnout of 1,320. The first event had a buy-in of AUD$1,150 and reached a prize pool of AUD$1,604,125 with 153 players making it in the money.
Alexander Lynskey, who placed 4th in the 2016 APPT Aussie Millions Main Event, placed 4th in this event for AUD$85,180.
James Chen wins HORSE Event
James Chen from Taiwan won the Event #2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E. taking home the very first ring for the series and AUD$39,700.
Chen who won the Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) 10 Macau Poker Cup (MPC) last year was the last man standing in a field of 49 players. The participation for this event has increased by 26% as compared to last year’s 39 players.
Austrian poker Celebrity Thomas Mühlöcker wins Event#3
Thomas Mühlöcker who is #1 in the All Time Money List for Austria is victorious in the Aussie Millions’ Event#3 AUD$1,150 Shot Clock Shootout. Shot Clock format is fast paced giving players only 30 seconds to make a decision during their turns.
Mühlöcker won the field of 153 runners which was more than last year’s 126 players. He added AUD$40,125 to his live earnings for his efforts in this tournament.
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Article by Gabrielle Barredo