With the Aussie Millions taking place as it always does in January, the calendar of this year is helped by the inclusion of the Australian Poker Open, which will take place in the last days of the month. As if that wasn’t enough, a Super High Roller Bowl has been introduced by Poker Central, just as they did in September for the British Poker Open.
Down Under poker action has often gone so well with top pros that you’re wondering why it doesn’t have Australasia’s own World Series, just like Europe. Around 80% of the time, Melbourne’s Crown is the venue players say they’d like to come back to.
Nevertheless, this time not only Melbourne will welcome the best poker players in the world.
Players taking on the Australian Poker Open will do this at Queensland’s Star Gold Coast site. With the festival taking place over seven days, each ranging from AUS$10,000 to AUS$100,000 will be buy-ins at the elite level. Here’s the Australian Poker Open’s full schedule:
|January 25th||AUS$10,000 NLHE|
|January 26th||AUS $10,000 PLO|
|January 27th||AUS $10,000 NLHE|
|January 28th||AUS $25,000 PLO|
|January 29th||AUS $25,000 NLHE|
|January 30th||AUS $50,000 NLHE|
|January 31st||AUS$100,000 NLHE|
Each tournament is likely to follow the British Poker Open template, one or two days of coverage and the final table streaming on PokerGO’s 30-minute delay, the viewers will still be salivating for even more action as the Super High Roller Bowl rolls around on February 2nd.
The Australian SHRB will cost AUS$250,000 to enter for three days, and Poker’s central president, Sam Simmons, was enthusiastic about what the New Year would bring:“Creating the Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl Australia represents a key milestone for Poker Central and an important moment for our business as we further our international reach. As we bring our premier high roller event brands to new players and new destinations around the globe, PokerGO subscribers continue reaping the rewards of captivating poker content featuring the world’s best player, he said.”
While the Aussie Millions has always created a sensation on the poker calendar about the start of any year, the high-rolling changes this year are sure to boost Australia’s appeal to both players and fans as never before.
The Australian Poker Open will kick off a day after the Aussie Millions final table is over. The Super High Roller Bowl is going to ramp up the drama even more when that’s over. With a huge month of action likely to change the all-time money list early in 2020, players who want a jump on their rivals will have no rest. They’ll have to hop on a Down Under flight.