2015 Aussie Millions schedule announced

August 1st 2014 By Joshua Bell

The 2015 Aussie Millions schedule has finally been released, with 21 events on offer from January 14th – February 2nd and culminating in the biggest tournament in the Southern Hemisphere – the Aussie Millions Main Event.  

The Aussie Millions is the crown jewel of Australian poker. It’s the largest tournament series in the region and undoubtedly one of the most prestigious events in the world. That will continue to be the case next year as the 2015 Aussie Millions schedule has been announced.

As always, the Aussie Millions will take place at Crown Melbourne in Australia and in 2015 will run from Wednesday, January 14th – Monday, February 2nd. Those dates are one week earlier than the 2014 Aussie Millions and back to the traditional time period which overlaps with the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam.

The 2015 Aussie Millions schedule kicks off on the evening of the opening Wednesday with Event 1: $1,150 NLHE Repechage. The opening event of the Aussie Millions has always been a huge draw-card, with 1,302 entries last year creating a monster prize pool.

This opening event was an $1,100 ($1,000 + $100) buy-in tournament in 2014, while in 2015 it is a $1,150 ($1,025+$125) buy-in. Along with the small amount more cash into the prize pool, there is also an extra Day 1 flight (four in total), so we can expect this tournament to feature an even larger prize pool this time around.

Along with the opening event, some of the other returning highlights on the  Aussie Millions schedule, outside of the Main Event, include Event 2: $1,150 Shotclock Shootout, Event 6: $1,150 Accumulator, Event 14: $1,150 NlHE / PLO and $5,000 NLHE Six Max.

Some new additions to the Aussie Millions Schedule include Event 18: $1,150 NLHE ‘Deep Freeze’. The tournament is a simple deep stack freezeout event, which seems to be a take on the recent extremely popular ‘Monster Stack’ event at the WSOP. Like that event in Las Vegas, this is sure to be a hit with recreational players and professionals alike.

For your information, all of the $1,100 buy-in tournaments of 2014 and years past, have been increased to $1,150, with the $1,025+$125 buy-in structure as previously mentioned.

The 2015 Aussie Millions will also, of course, play host to three staples of the Aussie Millions – the $25,000 Challenge, the $100,000 Challenge and the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge. These three events are always some of the largest tournaments of the year in the entire world and that is sure to be the same in 2015.

As always, the schedule is highlighted by the $10,600 Aussie Millions Main Event. It all begins on Sunday, January 25th with the first of three Day 1 flights, and concludes with the final table on Sunday, February 1st.  

Ami Barer Aussie Millions In 2014 there were 668 players in the Main Event, which was the first field size increase in three years. That Main Event was the first time the Aussie Millions was in partnership with the APPT and that will once again be the case in 2015. Leading up to the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event, the APPT only had a few months to satellite players. This time around the APPT has had all year to satellite players and as such we can expect a huge amount of qualifiers.

It is Canada’s Ami Barer who is the reigning champion. Barer defeated a tough final table which included international superstars Sorel Mizzi and Scott Seiver. Barer (pictured) picked up AU$1.6 million for that effort, an amount expected to be similar to that which will be awarded to the eventual 2015 Aussie Millions champion.  

It doesn’t look the structures for all the events have been released yet, but you can expect them to at least be somewhat similar to last year’s equivalents. Of course, Poker Asia Pacific will let our readers know once the official structures have been announced. In the meantime, the full schedule and a link to further details can be found below!

2015 Aussie Millions media release and tournament details

2015 Aussie Millions schedule
2015 Aussie Millions schedule

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