Aussie Millions 2019 Main Event Sets New Attendance Record

822 players entered the Main Event to amass over AUD $8.2 Million.

The 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event has yet again set a new attendance record, attracting 822 players to build a prize pool of over AUD $8.2 Million. It exceeded last year’s turnout which saw 800 players, beating a decade-old record.

Across three starting flights that kicked off on January 27, the Main Event drew some of the world’s best poker players including WSOP Main Event winner Joe Hachem, Global Poker Index Player of the Year Alex Foxen, PCA 2018 Winner Maria Lampropulos, Female GPI Player of the Year Kristen Bicknell, PSPC Final Tablist Farid Jattin, PokerStars Ambassadors Randy Lew and Celina Lin and many others.

Day 3 is currently underway and the top 88 players are assured to take home a min-cash of AUD $15,600, with the winner taking home AUD $1,850,000.

Day 3, Day 4 and the Final Table will be live-streamed on Jason Somerville’s Twitch channel Run It Up.

The Final Table will be played on Sunday, February 3.

Watch the stream here:

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WATCH: PokerStars Ambassadors Stream 6+ on Twitch

If you’re looking to learn PokerStars newly launched Six Plus Hold’em (6+ Hold’em), then tune in to PokerStars Twitch channel today to watch PokerStars ambassadors play the game and learn the strategy.

The multi-cam stream will begin at 3 PM GMT and will run for two hours. Among the PokerStars ambassadors to be playing this exciting new variant will be Lex Veldhuis, Jaime Staples, Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg, Fintan Hand, Kevin Martin, and Nick Walsh from OP-Poker.

Watch the stream here:

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Phil Hellmuth Wins Borgata Winter Poker Open Heads-Up Event

The Poker Brat won the heads-up title for $37,248.

The all-time WSOP bracelet leader, Phil Hellmuth tasted his first victory this year at the Borgata Winter Poker Open by taking down the Borgata Event #16 $1590 Heads-up tournament. In doing so he added $37,248 to his $23 million+ lifetime tournament earnings.

The event with a cap of 64 players featured a best-of-three format and some of the best heads-up players in poker including Joe McKeehen, Anthony Zinno, Olivier Busquet, Alex Queen, and Athanasios Polychronopoulos.

The Poker Brat defeated six players including Wenhao Ying, Tim Reilly, Travis Greenawalt, and Joey Cappello in a final heads-up battle which lasted for three hours.

This also turned out to be Phil’s first Borgata Poker Open trophy.

Right after his win, Phil jumped straight into the $3 Million GTD WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event.

Continuing his great run, he has now made to Day 2 of the Championship event along with another 662 players.

The tournament will play down to its final six players on January 31. The Final Table will be moved to Las Vegas at the newly launched HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor Hotel & Casino.

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Triton Poker Releases Schedule for its First Stop in March

The first stop takes place at Jeju, South Korea from March 2 to March 9.

The world’s biggest high stakes tournament series will return to Jeju, South Korea for the first stop of the very popular Triton Poker Super High Roller Series.

From March 2 to 9, six high stakes events will be held at the Landing Casino, three of them will feature Short Deck ante-only events including a new Short Deck Bounty event.

The series is known to attract some wealthy amateur poker players as well some of the world’s best players including the likes of Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Triton Poker ambassador Jason Koon, Fedor Holz, Paul Phua and many more.

The 2019 tour will be featuring four more stops scheduled to run in May, July, September, and November. It promises to provide “more action”, “more stops than ever before” and is also set to host the biggest buy-in in poker history.

Last week, Jason Koon Becomes Triton Poker Ambassador: Jason Koon was announced as a brand ambassador for Triton Poker}. Jason will be playing an active role in promoting the Triton Poker brand across each of the five tour stops starting with Jeju in March.

Since its inception in 2015, the Triton Poker Series has held 9 events and the stop in Jeju will be the organizers 10th.

Last year, Triton introduced ante-only Short Deck tournaments. Phil Ivey, one of the two biggest advocates of the Short Deck format took down the Triton SHR event in Montenegro for over $617,000.

The 2018 tour also featured some of the world’s biggest televised pots in the history of poker both at NLHE and Short Deck events.

The full schedule for Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju can be found here.

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Lex Veldhuis Ships Sunday Warm-Up Live on Twitch

PokerStars Team Pro won the $215 buy-in tournament for $34K.

Last night, Lex Veldhuis took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up Live on Twitch for over $34,000.

Veldhuis outlasted a field of 1069 players, including runnerup Jonathan ‘Proudflop’ Proudfoot from the UK. The heads-up portion of the tournament lasted only one hand.

More than 15,000 viewers tuned in to watch Lex’s stream which lasted nearly 16 hours in total.

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