With the 2010 World Series of Poker in full swing, Crown has put their 2011 Aussie Millions promotional campaign into overdrive with the release of the schedule for the event.
While there is sure to be spirited debate regarding the number of No Limit Hold ‘em tournaments on the card, one thing is for sure, Crown are going to spread plenty of big money fields during the 2011 Aussie Millions series. In all 20 championship events will be held over 18 days between January 13 and 30. The schedule will be highlighted by the $10,600 Main Event ($10,000+600), the $100,000 High Roller Event, the $10,500 Australian Eight-Game Championship, and the $10,500 Australian Heads-Up Championship.
Crown has decided to once again divide the schedule up, with a week of smaller events followed by the arrival of the bulk of overseas players for the big money week that comprises the Main Event and all of the feature events. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the Aussie Millions have mostly avoided a schedule clash with the PCA wrapping up on January 16 and only clashing with the opening event of the Aussie Millions.
The schedule will open with a $1,100 re-repechage event, held over three flights that should hit the million dollar prizepool mark again and will be predominantly made up of local players. From there the first week is mainly made up of $1,100 events with a straight No Limit Hold ‘em, a Pot Limit Omaha, an Eight Game, a Short-Handed and a Shootout Event all taking place, along with a $500 PokerPro Hold ‘em event, and a $1,100 Rebuy Hold ‘em event.
The stars will be out to play on the second weekend of the series with one of the world’s highest buy-in tournaments – the $100,000 buy-in High Rollers Event back for another year. Sunday January 23 will be the first flight of the 2011 Main Event with the other two flights to take place on the Monday and Tuesday.
In an interesting move, the majority of feature events will take place during the Main Event with the $5,300 Pot Limit Omaha, the Australian Heads-Up Championship and the Australian Eight-Game Championship taking place on the later days of the Main Event.
Some small $550 buy-in afternoon events will also take place during the last week. The final weekend will once again be comprised of the $2,200 Short-Handed Hold ‘em event, the $1,650 Feature Bounty Event, and the $1,100 Turbo Hold ‘em to cap off a bumper schedule of events.
The entire series will be supported by a range of live phase satellites that will take place everyday on-demand, with scheduled super satellites also on the schedule. Details of online poker satellites will also be announced shortly.
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