Aussie Millions 2019 Already Looking to Beat Expectations

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Ace King
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  • "Not cautiously optimistic, optimistic," says Tournament Director

  • Number of satellites expected to reach 500

  • Events kicked off Tuesday


Like the Poker Stars Players Hold'em Championship last week, this year's Aussie Millions is looking like another possible overachiever.

"Way in Front of What I Thought" said Tournament Director Joel Williams in regard to the initial interest.

“Not cautiously optimistic, optimistic,” he told “Eleven months ago I was really nervous; I thought the PCA was going to decimate the $10k and up crowd. I thought that we’re never going to be able to replicate 2018, but if we blow the siren right now and look at the Main Event, for example, we’re way in front of what I thought we would be.

“We know that the High Roller market has obviously changed, but we know that we continue to have the reputation of arguably the softest $10k field on the planet. If the perception is that it’s a room full of people who are arguably out of their depth, then why the hell wouldn’t you come? Even the locals all go “Oh yeah, no one knows how to play – I do, of course – but no one else does!”

With the number of satellite winners approaching 250, Williams expects that number to almost double over the course of the next two weeks.

“We started running the satellites early and mixing up the price points. It was hard to get people to start thinking about the Aussie Millions in February or March. Securing 2019 Aussie Millions seats so early in the year serves to both reward local participation and create awareness, as well as ensuring that the tournament becomes more and more attractive to interstate and international customers."

The full schedule appears below.

Complete Schedule of Events

Event Starts Days Buy-In POY Coverage
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em A$1 Million GTD* Jan 15 7 $837
A$2,500 H.O.R.S.E. Jan 16 2 $1,820
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Shot Clock Shootout Jan 20 2 $837
A$1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha Jan 21 2 $837
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Mix Max Jan 21 2 $837
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Jan 22 2 $837
A$2,500 Eight Game Mix Jan 23 2 $1,820
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator* Jan 23 5 $837
A$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Jan 25 2 $18,200
A$2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty Jan 26 2 $1,456
A$10,600 No-Limit Hold'em* Jan 27 7 $7,717
A$50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shot Clock Jan 27 2 $36,399
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty Jan 27 2 $837
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo 10/10/10 Jan 28 1 $837
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Jan 29 2 $837
A$1,150 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Jan 30 2 $837
A$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Jan 30 2 $1,820
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em TOC Jan 31 2 $837
A$2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Jan 31 2 $1,820
A$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Feb 01 2 $72,799
A$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shot Clock Six Max Feb 01 2 $1,820
A$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Feb 02 3 $1,090
A$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Feb 02 2 $3,640
A$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Feb 03 2 $18,200
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Shot Clock Turbo Feb 03 1 $837
A$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Feb 04 1 $3,640
A$1,150 No-Limit Hold'em Shot Clock Teams Feb 04 1 $837    
* Indicates multiple starting days

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