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  1. [caption width="640"] Shurane Vijayaram turned a Shurane Vijayaram turned a $130 satellite win into the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event title. (Crown photo)0 satellite win into the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event title. (Crown photo)[/caption] Sunday night in Melbourne Shurane Vijayaram completed an improbable run that is sure to become an Australian poker legend. Vijayaram, who won his way into the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event via a $130 satellite, beat out a final table that included Fedor Holz and Ben Heath to win the title and the accompanying $1.6 million AU ($1.2 million) first plac
  2. [caption width="640"] Ari Engel won the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event[/caption] Life-changing money was awarded at this year's Aussie Millions. The annual poker series Down Under ended with 732 entrants showing up for the Main Event. In the end, a former #1 ranked player on PocketFives, Ari Engel, took it down for USD $1.1 million. He joins the ranks of former Aussie Millions Main Event winners like Tyron Krost, Alexander Kostritsyn, Gus Hansen, Tony Bloom, and Ami Barer. Engel beat World Poker Tour host Tony 'Bond18' Dunst heads-up in a battle of longtime, accomplished online poker p
  3. [caption width="640"] Aussie Millions Tournament Director Joel Williams[/caption] Almost 20 years ago a young, inexperienced blackjack dealer went to his first day of work at Crown Casino in Melbourne. Within minutes of his shift starting though, he was already wondering if he’d need to make a career change. “I found myself on a blackjack table at the original Crown Galleria complex with several of my closest 'friends' on the table to wish me well,” said Joel Williams, who now serves as the Crown Casino Tournament Director and oversees the Aussie Millions. “My nerves then led me to droppi
  4. [caption width="640"] Jason Somerville is bringing the Aussie Millions to Twitch[/caption] There's an entire generation that grew up playing or watching Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego? It was a game show and series of video games developed to teach kids geography as they took the clues provided and attempted to capture the criminal mastermind Carmen Sandiego. There's an entire generation of poker players and fans that are learning geography, but it's not a fedora-wearing, redheaded villain, but rather a 28-year-old poker-playing, live-streaming New Yorker who is showing his ever
  5. Kahle Burns is having a helluva week. The 31-year-old Australian was inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame along with Lynn Gilmartin on Monday. on Thursday night, Burns beat reigning Global Poker Index Player of the Year Alex Foxen to win the 2020 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge. The two-day event drew 54 entries for a $3,629,281 US prize pool and the field included the likes of Steve O'Dwyer, Mikita Badziakouski, Sam Greenwood, Stephen Chidwick and 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event champion Bryn Kenney. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone=
  6. 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 Au
  7. The 2019 Aussie Millions recently wrapped up, and it was another record-setting festival of events Down Under. In the heat of the Australian summer, while tennis fans from around the world enjoyed another edition of the famed Aussie Open, the Aussie Millions was packing the house at Crown Casino in beautiful Melbourne. The Aussie Millions Main Event generated its largest turnout ever with 822 entries, besting last year’s record attendance of 800 entries. Bryn Kenney captured the Aussie Millions Main Event title and A$1.272 million ($914,617) after a three-way deal, Cary Katz won the $100,00
  8. Sunday was a bad day to be Dan Cates (pictured), as running kings into aces multiple times at the Aussie Millions proved too much for the high-stakes poker pro to stomach. During the series' $100,000 Challenge, Cates ran kings into aces twice, but couldn't control his emotions the second time around and snapped. Jeff Rossiter took the brunt of Cates' rage, as after the money went in, according to PokerNews, "Cates yelled out, 'Are you f***ing kidding me?!?!' before throwing his cards across the table in the direction of Rossiter." The board ultimately proved no help to Cates, who then el
  9. [caption width="640"] Steve O'Dwyer has .7M earnings so far in 2016[/caption] Steve O’Dwyer did in January what most poker players dream of doing in their lifetime. He finished fourth in the Triton Super High Roller in the Philippines for $953,700. He then won the $50,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $945,495. Then he made his way to the Aussie Millions where he finished fourth in the $25,000 High Roller. Three six figure cashes inside of three weeks. But he wasn’t done. On Monday - the first day of February - he capped that off by winning the Aussie Milli
  10. [caption width="540"] Fabian Quoss won the Aussie Millions 0K Challenge[/caption] After a four day break in action, the stacked final table of the 2016 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge final table resumed play on Friday night with Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene leading over Jason Mercier, Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz, Fabian Quoss, Connor Drinan and Sam Greenwood. It took just five hours to play down to a winner with Quoss outlasting Tollerene heads-up to win A$1,446,480 ($1,024,000 US). Holz, who won Super High Roller events in December and January, wasn’t able to overcome the short stack he started th
  11. On Sunday night in Melbourne, Australia, Bryn Kenney pulled off a feat that most tournament poker players would think is impossible. Kenney won the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event and didn't eliminate a single player from the final table - including the runner-up, Mike Del Vecchio. Kenney, Del Vecchio, and third place finisher Andrew Hinrichsen agreed to a deal that awarded Kenney the title. The deal, which included Kenney getting the biggest share of the prize money, ended the tournament with no further hands played. The final table took just over eight hours to complete included a show of
  12. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Is Chino Rheem a Poker Hall of Famer? Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters are back from the Bahamas to talk about all things poker, including whether or not the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event winner is worthy of getting into the Poker Hall of Fame when he's eligible in 2020. Other topics include the most recent news from the World Series of Poker including the addition of a Short Deck event, the use
  13. As 2019 draws to a close, PocketFives takes a look back at the year that was in poker news, going month-by-month through the biggest and most important stories of the year. When the calendar turned to February, a number of the top online poker players attempted to take a stand against PokerStars and a much-heralded new online poker site launched. The Boycott: PokerStars vs MTT Heavy Hitters Just before Valentine's Day, PokerStars broke the hearts of some of their most frequent high stakes tournament grinders. A little over 18 months after first introducing Stars Rewards, the company anno
  14. More poker is coming to Australia, as Poker Central recently announced further international expansion of its events with the Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl Australia headed Down Under in early 2020. The Australian Poker Open will follow a similar format to the U.S. Poker Open held in Las Vegas and the British Poker Open that took place in London. It’s a series of high-stakes tournaments over a week’s time with the goal of crowning an overall series winner as the first-ever Australian Poker Open Champion. The Australian Poker Open is scheduled to run January 25 through Feb
  15. [caption width="640"] Ari Engel won the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event.[/caption] Ari Engel, the former #1 ranked online poker player in the world, made big noise Sunday in Australia, beating Tony 'Bond18' Dunst heads-up to win the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event and A$1,600,000 ($1,133,650 US). The final table began with Engel holding 37% of the chips in play with just six other players between himself and the first major win of his career. It didn’t take long for the first elimination. On just the third hand of the day John Apostolidis raised from UTG to 205,000. Action folded
  16. Talk about dominance. Phil Ivey (pictured) just won the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge for the third time in four years and has now won the event in 2012, 2014, and 2015. According to PokerNews, "Ivey has done the unthinkable by defending his title to win the prestigious event for the third time in four years, not to mention the AU $2.205 million top prize. That means the three largest cashes of Ivey's career have all come from the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge." There were 25 total entries in this year's $250,000 Challenge, so the field wasn't too big, but the fact is Ivey won a
  17. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Listen to this week's episode of the fastest growing poker podcast on the planet, The Fives, as Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters breakdown the latest schedule announcement from the WSOP, update some of the early returns from the 2019 Aussie Millions and recap the World Poker Tour's trip to Russia. They also pore over the numbers from this weekend's PokerStars Sunday Million and what the shift to a $109 meant f
  18. [caption width="640"] The Aussie Millions is a can't miss event on the poker schedule.[/caption] Poker players from all over the world have converged on the Crown Melbourne Resort to participate in the 19th annual Aussie Millions Poker Championship tournament series this week. Highlighted as the marquee event of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), this year’s series features 24 events spread over 18 days, with buy-ins ranging from AU$1,150 to AU$250,000. Players are vying for a piece of an estimated AU$30 million prize pool and have the chance to win one of the coveted Aussie Millions
  19. The 2016 Aussie Millions gets underway Wednesday afternoon in Melbourne. Fitting this premier event into an already tight poker calendar gets harder and harder ever year, but the great hosts at Crown Casino have figured it out and are ready to roll. For most of the next 2.5 weeks, the attention of the poker world will be on Melbourne as the world's poker elite make their to Crown to play alongside the best players a poker-crazed Australia has. With that in mind, here are ten things to know about the 2016 Aussie Millions. Nineteen Years and Running This is the 19th Aussie Millions. H
  20. It would appear that Jason Somerville’s quest for poker world domination is taking him - and his ever popular Twitch stream - Down Under. Somerville, the most popular poker player on Twitch, has partnered with Crown Melbourne to stream the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event on RunItUp.tv from January 24 – February 1. “‘I’m extremely excited to be teaming up with Crown Melbourne and PokerStars to bring the 2016 Aussie Millions to poker fans around the globe,” said Somerville. “The Aussie Millions is a marquee event on the international poker calendar and this year. I am honored to play
  21. [caption width="320" align="alignleft"] Nick Petrangelo grabbed his first win of 2017 in the Aussie Millions 0,000 Challenge.[/caption] You could say that 2017 is treating Nick Petrangelo really well. You could say that "retirement" is treating German phenom Fedor Holz really well too. The pair were front and center at the 2017 Aussie Millions On Saturday at the final table of the ANTON Jewellery $100,000 Challenge. Petrangelo, who finished runner-up to Lucas Greenwood in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25,000 High Roller, beat out a final table that included Holz, Sam Trick
  22. [caption width="640"] Jason Somerville returns to Australia this February to stream the Aussie Millions Main Event.[/caption] The Aussie Millions is always one of the premier events on the poker schedule each and every year. The prestige of the Aussie Millions Main Event was supplemented in recent years by the addition of Jason Somerville and his Twitch channel to the broadcast. Somerville and RunItUp.tv are back and better in ever for 2018 with Aussie Millions marking their first major stream of the year. Starting Thursday, February 1 and running through Sunday, February 4, Aussie
  23. Vincent Wan has been a regular at the Crown Casino in Melbourne for nearly two decades. In that time he has come to become a frequent face in the high stakes cash games and has even managed to win the Royal Flush jackpot on two occasions. On Friday, he capped all of that by winning the 2020 Aussie Millions Main Event title after an epic 15-hour long final table that included a heads-up battle that lasted longer than The Irishman and had nothing other than the trophy at stake. [ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“BetMGM NJ”] The seven players who
  24. The prestigious Aussie Millions AU$100,000 Challenge wrapped up on Saturday with Cary Katz adding another high roller title to his resume. Katz, the founder of Poker Central, bested the 42-entrant field to take home the AU$1,481,760 ($1,074,658 USD) prize and ANTON Championship ring. Although Katz would eventually end up with all the chips, he was in need of some serious help earlier in the tournament after limp-shoving pocket kings against eventual runner-up Johannes Becker’s pocket aces. A king hit the board and Katz doubled through. He then used that bit of good fortune to stay alive a
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