2020 Aussie Millions Schedule Announced

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Aussie Millions Poker Championship
The 2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship takes place January 4-24 at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia (photo: Crown Casino)

The schedule is out for the 2020 Aussie Millions Poker Championship at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The series spans 21 days of consecutive poker action from Saturday, January 4, through Friday, January 24, and features 23 championship poker tournaments.

The 2020 Aussie Millions A$10,600 Main Event starts Friday, January 17, and has three starting flights, one each across Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The final table will be played on Friday, January 24. The winner is said to walk away with an estimated A$1.8 million and champion’s bracelet valued at more than A$25,000. The 2019 Aussie Millions Millions Main Event attracted a record-breaking field of 822 entries and was won by one of poker’s biggest names, Bryn Kenney.

The 2020 Aussie Millions festival opens with the A$1,150 Opening Event on Saturday, January 4. This event has five starting flights and a A$1 million prize pool guarantee. The 2019 Aussie Millions Opening event became the largest-ever tournament at Crown Casino with a,1752 entries.

Also returning for 2020 are the A$25,000 Pot Limit Omaha, A$25,000 Challenge, A$50,000 Challenge, and A$100,000 Challenge.

2020 Aussie Millions Schedule

DATE TIME EVENT BUY-IN
Jan. 4 12:10 pm Opening Event Day 1A A$1,150
Jan. 5 12:10 pm Opening Event Day 1B A$1,150
12:15 pm H.O.R.S.E. A$2,500
Jan. 6 12:10 pm Opening Event Day 1C A$1,150
6:10 pm Opening Event Day 1D A$1,150
Jan. 7 12:10 pm Opening Event Day 1E A$1,150
Jan. 9 12:15 pm Pot Limit Omaha A$1,150
6:10 pm No Limit Hold’em – Mix Max A$1,150
Jan. 10 12:10 pm No Limit Hold’em – Six Max  A$1,150
Jan. 11 12:10 pm Pot Limit Omaha A$2,500
2:10 pm No Limit Hold’em ‘Deep Freeze’ A$1,500
Jan. 12 12:10 pm Shot Clock No Limit Hold’em Six Max A$2,500
Jan. 13 12:10 pm No Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1A A$1,150
12:15 pm 8 Game Mixed A$2,500
2:10 pm 25K Pot Limit Omaha A$25,000
Jan. 14 12:10 pm No Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1B A$1,150
Jan. 15 12:10 pm No Limit Hold’em Accumulator Day 1C A$1,150
2:10 pm $25,000 Challenge A$25,000
Jan. 16 2:10 pm No Limit Hold’em Bounty A$2,000
Jan. 17 12:30 pm Main Event Day 1A A$10,600
2:10 pm $50,000 Challenge A$50,000
2:30 pm No Limit Hold’em Terminator A$1,150
Jan. 18 12:30 pm Main Event Day 1B A$10,600
2:30 pm Hyper Turbo No Limit Hold’em  A$1,150
Jan. 19 12:30 pm Main Event Day 1C A$10,600
Jan. 20 2:10 pm Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo  A$1,150
6:10 pm No Limit Hold’em  A$2,500
Jan. 21 2:10 pm Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions A$1,150
6:10 pm No Limit Hold’em Six Max A$5,000
Jan. 22 12:10 pm Turbo No Limit Hold’em – Shot Clock A$1,150
2:10 pm $100,000 Challenge A$100,000

“The 2019 Aussie Millions saw records smashed right across the board,” said Joel Williams, Crown Melbourne Tournament Director. “We watched the ‘Main Event’ scale heights previously unseen; we re-established ourselves as an integral stop on the High Roller circuit; total prize pools exceeded A$30 million and overall participation broke through 8,600 – all served to produce arguably the most memorable series in Australian poker history. January 2020 allows us the opportunity to continue to stamp ourselves as an elite poker destination for players right across the globe – and we are more than ready to accept that challenge and remain committed to providing the best experience possible.”

On Wednesday, January 8, there is a 10-seat guarantee satellite to the Aussie Millions Main Event on the schedule, starting at 2:10 pm local time with a buy-in of A$550.

Although Kenney won the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event, he wasn’t the biggest winner from the series. That title belonged to Toby Lewis, who walked away from the 2019 Aussie Millions with A$1,607,654 ($1,149,064) in prize earnings. Cary Katz and Rainer Kempe also had impressive performances.