2014 Aussie Millions

$10,600 Main Event
Zilele: 1a
Event Info

2014 Aussie Millions

Rezultate finale
Mâna câştigătoare
1,600,000 AUD
Event Info
10,000 AUD
Fond de premiere
6,680,000 AUD
Informaţii Nivel
80,000 / 160,000

Will This Be the Largest Aussie Millions Main Event Ever?

Nivel 2 : 100/200, 0 ante

The 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event has teamed up with the PokerStars.net Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and expectations are high. While today marks only Day 1a of the Main Event, let's take a look at the previous seven years in terms of field size, the tournament winner, and the first-place prize money awarded:

YearEntriesWinnerFirst Prize (AU$)
2007747Gus Hansen$1,500,000
2008780Alexander Kostritsyn$1,650,000
2009681Stewart Scott$2,000,000
2010746Tyron Krost$2,000,000
2011721David Gorr$2,000,000
2012659Oliver Speidel$1,600,000
2013629Mervin Chan$1,600,000

Russian Alexander Kostritsyn won the largest Aussie Millions Main Event in 2008 after conquering a field of 780 runners to win the top prize of AU$1,650,000, but it was the following year, 2008, that would see the largest first-place prize given out when Stewart Scott walked away with the top prize of AU$2,000,000. First place remained at AU$2,000,000 the following two years after that before it dropped back down to AU$1,600,000 in 2012 and 2013. Mervin Chan was also awarded a car as part of his prize last year when he won the event.

Teaming up with PokerStars.net and the APPT does have expectations high for the Main Event, as rumor has it that over 100 more qualifiers will be in the field. If you simply add those qualifiers to last year's number, it puts the field back over 700, but only time will tell as to how many entries are actually generated. If we were going to place a bet, though, we'd be betting on the fact that the decline in numbers flips this year and things end up back on the rise.