Aussie Millions Poker Championships 2016

Aussie Millions Poker Championships 2016

- July 06, 2016

The Australian Poker Championship — more commonly called Aussie Millions — is in full swing again on the south bank of the Yarra River at the internationally renowned Crown Casino in Melbourne.

This Texas Hold’em tournament is an international premier poker event that attracts the world’s top poker champions. A part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (the APPT), the 2016 event runs from 13 January to 1 February 2016. As one of the largest poker tournaments in the world, the Aussie Millions sees over 2,000 local and international players compete over a two-week period and 26 official events.

There are 732 players registered in the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. With a total prize pool of AU$7,320,000, 80 players will receive a minimum of AU$15,000. The runner-up will receive AU$1 million. The 2015 Aussie Millions Poker champion will win AU$1.6 million.

Follow  Jason Somerville's coverage of the event on Twitch. It takes you almost to the live event, with just a brief delay of about half an hour since the players' cards are in full view.

EVENT / DATE BUY-IN / PRIZE WINNER
#1: $1,150 No-Limit Hold’em
Jan 13-19 2016
$275,300 prize Kevin Blackwood
#2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E
Jan 14-16 2016
$35,100 prize James Obst
#3: $1,150 Shot Clock Shootout
Jan 17-19 2016
$30,215 prize Nam Le
#4: $1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jan 18-20 2016
$54,500 prize Yuki Ko
#5: $1,150 Mix-Max No-Limit Hold’em
Jan 18-20 2016
$51,230 prize Gregory Cook
#6: $1,150 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Jan 19-21 2016
$117,000 prize David Yan
#7: $2,500 8-Game Mixed
Jan 20-22 2016
$47,520 prize Stephen Chidwick
#8: $1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator
Jan 20-25 2016
$147,930 prize Christopher Soyza
#9: $25,000 Challenge
Jan 22-24 2026
$790,560 prize Chance Kornuth
#10: $1,650 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
Jan 24 2016
$116,680 prize Brendon Rubie
#11: $10,600 Main Event
27 Jan-31 Jan 2016
$10,000 buy-in Alan Engel
#12: $100,000 Challenge
Final table 30 Jan
$98,000 buy-in Fabian Quoss
#13: $1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Terminator
Jan 25 2016
$1,025 buy-in Alex Lee
#14: $1,150 Australian Poker Hall of Fame
Jan 25 2016
$1,025 buy-in Minh Hau Nguyen
#15: $1,150 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
Jan 27 2016
$1,025 buy-in Mohammed Afiouni
#16: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Jan 27 2016
$2,250 buy-in Paul Hoefer
#17: $1,150 Aussie Millions Tournament of Champions
Jan 28 2016
$1,025 buy-in Darryll Fish
#18: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jan 28 2016
$2,250 buy-in Josh Budin
#19: $2,500 Shot Clock Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Jan 29 2016
$2,250 buy-in Walter Treccarichi
#20: $1,500 "Deep Freeze" No-Limit Hold'em
Jan 30-Feb 2 2016
$1,300 buy-in Dion Mavrangelos
#21: $5,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Jan 30 2016
$4,7000 buy-in Jarryd Godena
#22: The LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge
Jan 31-Feb 2 2016
$245,000 buy-in Steve O'Dwyer
#23: $1,150 Shot Clock Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
31 Jan 2016
$1,025 buy-in Martin Finger
#24: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Feb 1 2016
$4,700 buy-in Daniel Demicki

History of the Event

The Australian Poker Championship, Aussie Millions, launched in 1990 when Crown introduced poker into its Melbourne casino, with the first major event in July 1998. Back then the Main Event was a $1,000 buy-in Limit Hold’em tournament, attracting 74 players with a $74,000 prize pool. In 2001, Aussie Millions moved to the month of January, and had only 40 entrants for a $5,000 buy-in and a prize pool of $200,000. The event went international in 2003, offering a prize pool of over a million dollars with 122 entrants.

In 2005 263 participants (half of them from overseas) paid $10,000 each to play in the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event —they vied for the southern hemisphere’s biggest ever poker prize…a prize pool of $2,630,000.

By 2006 the tournament had earned its reputation as one of the world’s top poker events. With a $4,180,000 prize pool, 418 entrants competed for their share of the winnings. Many of the greats of international poker took that often long-haul flight for a chance in Australia’s top poker event: Phil Ivey, Joe Hachem, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu, Kathy Leibert, Barry Greenstein, Scott Fischman, David Williams, Chip Jett, Mike Sexton Antonio Esfandiari, Jesse Jones, Tony G, Clonie Gowan, and more.

Today the Aussie Millions is considered the southern hemisphere’s biggest poker championship, and by prize pool offerings it is the world’s sixth largest poker event.

Aussie Millions Winners List

YEAR PLAYER COUNTRY ENTRANTS WINNINGS
2003 Peter Costa England 122 $394,870
2004 Tony Bloom England 133 $426,500
2005 Jamil Dia New Zealand 263 $1 million
2006 Lee Nelson New Zealand 418 $1,295,800
2007 Gus Hanson Denmark 747 $1.5 million
2008 Alexander Kostritsyn Russia 780 $1.65 million
2009 Stewart Scott Australia 681 $2 million
2010 Tyron Krost Australia 746 $2 million
2011 David Gorr Australia 721 $2 million
2012 Oliver Spiedel Australia 658 $1.6 million
2013 Mervin Chan Malaysia 627 $1.6 million
2014 Ami Barer Canada 667 $1.6 million
2015 Manny Stavropoulos Australia 647 $1.6 million


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