The 2020 Aussie Millions is up and running as the eyes of the poker world turn once again to Crown Melbourne.
The 23rd edition of Australia’s longest-running annual tournament series kicked off last Saturday with first of 23 scheduled events – the $1,150 Opening Event – ensuring a strong start to this year’s Aussie Millions with hefty 1,665-players taking part over five Day 1 flights.
Although that number was fewer than the 1,752 who played the Opening Event in 2019, it still managed to produce a massive $1.7 million prize pool.
In the end it was Brisbane’s Jo Snell taking home the lion’s share of $341,325 after overcoming a final table that boasted the likes of Jonathan Karamalikis and Michael Egan, who finished 3rd and 4th respectively.
Highlighting just what an international drawcard the Aussie Millions has become over the years, the Opening Event final table also featured players from five different countries – Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia and China.
The Crown Poker room will heat up even more over the coming week with a number of flagship events looming large on the schedule.
They include the highly-anticipated $25,000 buy-in PLO from Monday 13 January and the $50,000 Challenge from Friday 17 January.
Also kicking off on Friday 17 January is the Main Event itself with the first of two Day 1 flights starting at 12.30pm.
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Aussie Millions Main Event final table placings: