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was introduced to Crown in June 1997 with the first
major championship, then known as the Australasian
Poker Championship, held in July 1998. The Main Event
was a $1,000 buy in Limit Holdem tournament that attracted
74 entries with a total prize pool of $74,000.
January 2001, the Crown Australian Poker Championship
or the Aussie Millions as it later became
known, attracting 40 entrants with a $5,000 buy in
for a prize pool of $200,000. January 2003 saw the
event go truly international, attracting a field of
122 entrants and a $1.2m prize pool.
2005, the Aussie Millions reached new heights with
a record 263 participants paying $10,000 each to enter
the No Limit Holdem Main Event, generating a total
prize pool of $2,630,000, the biggest in the Southern
Hemisphere. Over half the field travelled internationally
from New Zealand, England, Ireland, Norway, Denmark,
USA, Sweden, Holland, Canada, Italy and Lebanon.
2006 the Aussie Millions proved itself as one of the
worlds top multi-million dollar Poker events
when 418 players competed for a slice of the AUD$4,180,000
prize pool including some of the biggest names in
the Poker world; WSOP Champion Joe Hachem, Phil Ivey,
John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Kathy
Leibert, Scott Fischman, Chip Jett, David Williams,
Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Sexton, Tony G, Jesse Jones,
Clonnie Gowan and many more.
2007 Aussie Millions again exceeded all expectations
with main event player numbers increasing by over
70% year on year, attracting 747 entrants. The event
was filmed by Fox Sports Net for the second consecutive
year and with high profile pro player Gus Hansen winning
the event and collecting the $1.5 million first prize,
the 10 episode series attracted a wide audience.
2008 21-Year-Old Russian Young Gun Alexander Kostritsyn
was Crowned Aussie Millions Champion where he took
down one of the toughest NL Hold'em tournament players
in the world in Erik Seidel for the victory. Seidel
walked away in second place with a cool AUD$1 Million.
Kostritsyn took home AUD$1.65 Million, the largest
prize ever awarded in a live poker tournament in the
Southern Hemisphere. He outlasted a record field of
780 players who anted up the AUD$10,000 buy-in for
the Main Event, creating an unprecedented
prize pool of AUD$7.80 Million.
recently, the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event saw
the title remain on it's own soil with the first Aussie
ever to win the Aussie Millions - Stewart Scott. The
Main Event was the culmination of 18 individual events,
which generated more than AUD$13 million in total
on from the enormous ratings success of the US screening
of the 2007 and 2008 Aussie Millions Main Event, Crown
and Fox Sports Net (FSN) partnered up for another
year that again saw the Aussie Millions filmed for
broadcast internationally in 2009 with a reach of
over 81 million homes. A coup for Australian Poker,
Crowns collaboration with FSN further consolidates
the prestige, recognition and credibility of the Aussie
Millions, particularly in America, the home of Texas
Holdem, and a country that widely considers poker
its national game.
2010 the Championship remained on home soil once a
again with a local university student, Tyron Krost,
taking out the top prize. The 23-year-old battled
746 players over five days to take the title home
to Sydney, along with the $2 million AUD first-place
2011 for the third consecutive year an Australian
player captured the Aussie Millions Main Event title.
A 67 year old grandfather from Melbourne, David Gorr
dominated the final table on his way to the win and
the $2,000,000 first place prize. David has been a
long time player in the Crown Poker room and his is
the first victory for a true local.
2012, an Australian again kept the Aussie Millions
trophy in the country. 26 year old Melbourne banker
Oliver Spiedel collected a whopping $1.6 million in
prize money after winning the Main Event, overcoming
a field of 659 entrants from all over the globe.
2013 29 year old Mervin 'The Cat' Chan of Malaysia
emerged victorious as the winner of the 2013 Aussie
Millions Main Event. Collecting a massive $1.6 million
prize as well as a Chrysler 300C, trophy and stunning
Aussie Millions diamond and rose gold bracelet by
LK Boutique, the official Aussie Millions jewellery
sponsor. Overcoming a field of 629 entrants, the win
was the culmination of a mental and physical marathon.
2014 Ami Barer of Canada, emerged as the victorious
winner of the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event'
collecting AUD$1.6 million in prize money. Barer was
presented with the widely-cherished and universally-revered
custom made diamond-encrusted rose gold bracelet by
LK Jewellery valued at AUD$40,000, representing the
game's ultimate achievement, a trophy and all the
glory for his efforts. The triumph was both a mental
and physical marathon, after Barer overcame a field
of 668 entrants from all over the globe, who participated
in Crown's Aussie Millions Main Event'.
2015 Aussie Millions Main Event has crowned a new
champion with local hero Manny Stavropoulos claiming
the most prestigious poker prize in the Asia-Pacific
region. Stavropoulos overcame a field of 648 players
from all over the globe. Crown congratulates Manny
Stavropoulos on his tremendous accomplishment after
playing superb poker over a prolonged period against
a field that included many top poker professionals
and hundreds of talented amateurs from Australia and
around the globe.
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