The 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, is taking place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The series encompasses 26 separate events, including the prestigious AUD$10,600 No Limit Togel Hongkong Main Event. Team Titan’s Sam Trickett and Marvin Rettenmaier are in Australia ready to take their seats.
Last year, Sam enjoyed huge success at the Aussie Millions. He won the AUD$100,000 Challenge for a prize of AUD$1,525,000 and followed that up days later with a second place finish in the AUD$250,000 Super High Roller for a prize of AUD$1,400,000. Will he be able to repeat his success this year?
Each year Titan Poker stages satellite tournaments awarding winning players with seats to the Aussie Millions Main Event. In addition, the professional poker players of Team Titan make annual appearances at the Australian tournaments. In 2010, Canadian Sorel Mizzi finished in 3rd place in the Main Event, and he went on to become Team Titan’s captain. In 2011, Sorel again made the Main Event final table and finished in 9th place.
The 2012 Australian poker championship series kicked off on January 12th with a $1,000 + $100 No Limit Hold’em event that was won by Australian Brendon Rubie. A total of 946 players participated in the event and Rubie took home the first prize of AUD$200,000 as well as an Aussie Millions gold ring.
In celebration of the Aussie Millions’ 10th anniversary, a special Tournament of Champions will be held on January 21st, the day before the Main Event begins. Eight previous Main Event winners will compete for a lifetime of buy-ins to the Aussie Millions Main Event, a so-called “golden ticket.” The eight previous champions who will compete will be Peter Costa (2003), Tony Bloom (2004), Jamil Dia (2005), Lee Nelson (2006), Gus Hansen (2007), Stewart Scott (2009), Tyron Krost (2010), and David Gorr (2011).
All Poker Roads Lead to Dublin
The launch of a third weekly Super Satellite series starting tonight makes it easier than ever for Titan Poker players to qualify for their seats at the upcoming Irish Open 2012. A freezeout event is staged on Sunday nights; a re-buy event now takes place on Tuesday nights; and a ticket-only Super Satellite is played every Thursday night.
The Irish Open is without a doubt the most exciting tournament on the European poker circuit. It has been running since 1980 and is traditionally held over Easter weekend. This year’s event will be staged with a €3,200 + €300 buy-in at Dublin’s Burlington Hotel from April 6th – April 9th, 2012. Titan Poker’s qualifiers have taken their seats at the Dublin tables in previous years alongside some of the most exciting European players, as well s poker players from around the world.
What does a player who qualifies at Titan Poker get, beside possibly the most exciting land based poker experience of his life? Winning players at the Super Satellite tournaments each receive a winner’s package valued at €4,600. This includes the buy-in to the Irish Open Main Event, as well as 5 nights’ accommodation and breakfast at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, April 5th – April 10th, 2012; €655 for flights and spending; and €50 for handling fees.
Players can buy-in directly to the Super Satellite tournaments at Titan Poker, or win their seats at one of the many sit ‘n’ go or scheduled satellites being staged around the clock. Entries to Stage 3 qualifiers start at the incredibly low price of €0.33 + €0.03.
Twenty skillful players constituted the Titan Poker delegation at the Irish Open 2011 and veteran player Lorna Lancaster was the last lady standing left in the Irish Open Main Event, finishing in 12th place and taking home €19,400 for her outstanding performance.