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Aussie Millions Day 3: Sal, Seiver and Sorel soaring as down to 36

Exactly 36 players have just counted their stacks, all of varying sizes, filled up some white bags, written their names and chip counts in their best cursive and made their way out of the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne. Tonight, they rest, for tomorrow they try their best to make the final table of ...more

by Joshua Bell on February 6, 2014 1:41 PM

Aussie Millions Day 3: Fourth time's a charm

Ask the 628 players who have already been eliminated from the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event how easy it is to go deep in the Aussie Millions Main Event. I'm sure some of the more confident players may claim it to be easy, but generally speaking, I'm going to go out on a limb and say, no, no it is...more

by Joshua Bell on February 6, 2014 10:51 AM

Aussie Millions Day 3: That's a lot of dollars Down Under

If I was to ask who you thought had won the most money at the Aussie Millions over the years there are a few players who quickly spring to mind. Tony Bloom is one of them, what with his 2004 Main Event victory, his $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo Gold Ring and three separate $100,000 Challenge final tables. But, ...more

by Joshua Bell on February 6, 2014 7:55 AM

Aussie Millions Day 3: Downes on his luck

"The bubble could take hours."That's the first thing I overheard when I had a wander through the Crown Poker Room. It did not take two hours. Nowhere near it. There were 73 players remaining in the Aussie Millions Main event, with the top 72 set to pocket at least $15,000 and one player was set to ...more

by Joshua Bell on February 6, 2014 6:32 AM

Aussie Millions Day 3: Unheralded hero of Asian poker

Some of the players with the highest profile still alive on Day 3 of the Aussie Millions are the Team PokerStars Pros. I'm talking about superstars like Jonathan Duhamel and Jason Mercier, British beauties like Liv Boeree, Mexican heroes like Angel Guillen and online legends like Randy "nanonoko" L...more

by Joshua Bell on February 6, 2014 4:14 AM

Aussie Millions Day 3: Money talks on bubble day

37 players. We don't know who they are. We don't know what $10,600 means to them or how seriously they take poker. It's just a fact that 37 players of the 109 remaining will go home empty handed today.You see, today is the money day. It's the day that the bubble will burst, it's the day the player...more

by Joshua Bell on February 6, 2014 2:02 AM

Aussie Millions Day 2: Willcocks, Mizzi and The Panda

Just over ten hours ago the Crown Poker Room was buzzing with excitement. There were 355 players at the tables for Day 2 of the Aussie Millions Main Event and it is likely that each and every one of them were keen for a long day ruffling chips, mucking cards and raking pots. Slowly but surely the ex...more

by Joshua Bell on February 5, 2014 3:14 PM

Aussie Millions Day 2: Get a haircut

How much would it take for you to not cut your hair for 18 months?It's one of those questions that might get asked between drinking buddies. It's generally not a real question, just a fun conversation to kill some time. In the poker world though, it's a serious question. Right now I'm stationed on m...more

by Joshua Bell on February 5, 2014 12:10 PM

Aussie Millions Day 2: Hall of Fame Down Under

Before the start of play today the Australian Poker Hall of Fame inducted a new member as veteran player by the name Graeme "KiwiG" Putt was recognised for his achievements on and off the felt in this region. The criteria for making the hall of fame in Australia is very similar to the world-wide ver...more

by Joshua Bell on February 5, 2014 8:42 AM

Aussie Millions Day 2: Field increase means more money

When the Crown Poker Room closed up shop last night (not literally obviously, we are talking about a casino here) there were 659 players in the Aussie Millions Main Event. Late registration was open until the start of play on Day 2 and nine players wandered in late and casually took their seat with...more

by Joshua Bell on February 5, 2014 6:13 AM

Aussie Millions Day 2: Tear open the bags and march onward

The nerves and excitement of beginning the Aussie Millions Main Event is yesterday's news. Now it's time for a new kind of excitement. The kind that only Day 2 of a poker tournament can produce. The energy in the Crown Poker Room feels like a unique mix of eager anticipation and enthusiastic uncert...more

by Joshua Bell on February 5, 2014 4:36 AM

Aussie Millions Day 1C: Rowe on top of Stars

The beginning of a new era. That's what Day 1C of the Aussie Millions Main Event was. There were approximately 328 entrants and added with the 329 from the first two Day 1 flights, a total field of 657 players have entered the Main Event so far, with registration open until the start of Day 2. That'...more

by Joshua Bell on February 4, 2014 3:42 PM

Aussie Millions Day 1C: Red Spades Down Under

"The security said you can't stand there," quipped Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu to his table as he casually flicked out a raise to 1,175 from the hijack. "So I moved, but was still standing around there," Negreanu added as the player in the big blind three-bet to 2,800. "Then he told me to mo...more

by Joshua Bell on February 4, 2014 1:04 PM

Aussie Millions Day 1C: Spotlight on Rossiter

In the last few years poker hasn't received too much mainstream media attention in Australia. The one yearly exception is this very tournament. The face of the Aussie Millions Main Event champion is generally plastered in the major newspapers and featured on Australia's primetime news programs. Ano...more

by Joshua Bell on February 4, 2014 11:19 AM

Aussie Millions Day 1C: Pressure of poker

What would you think is a higher pressure situation? Your standard run-of-the-mill day at the poker table or a long 12-hour day as a disability nurse?I daresay every player reading this would say disability nurse is much higher pressure.However, disability nurse Anita Le and winner of the Crown Poke...more

by Joshua Bell on February 4, 2014 7:54 AM
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