The Aussie Millions Main Event is currently playing down to the final table of seven, and it'll soon be complemented on the other side of the room by the start of the prestigious $100,000 Challenge.
The two-day event is expected to draw some of the biggest names in the game including the legendary Phil Ivey; 2013's biggest online winner Niklas "ragen70" Heinecker; 2013's biggest online loser and the 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event champ Gus Hansen; last year's Main Event third-place finisher Patrik Antonius; and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, just to name a few.
The $250,000 Challenge, which kicks off on Sunday, already has 24 players confirmed, so it's no stretch of the imagination to assume they will all be playing the $100k, not to mention anyone else who joins them. In other words, it should be quite the turnout here in Crown's Poker Room.
Remember, this tournament is "Pot Limit" pre flop and "No Limit" post flop. Players will start with 100,000 in starting chips and late registration and re-entries are available until the end of Level 6.
Action is set to kick off in less than a half an hour, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out this video where Antonio Esfandiari and Jason Mercier discuss the $5,000 free roll they gave PokerNews Editor in Chief Donnie Peters not to cut his hair: