On Sunday, the first starting day of three kicked off at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. 183 players bought in for $10,600 each (8 more than Day 1a of last year's Main Event) and 97 players were still sitting at the tables after seven 90-minutes levels of play.
Ami Barer, the winner of the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event, bagged up 142,900 in chips and the third largest stack. B[...] Read more » 2015 Aussie Millions: Main Event and $100k Challenge Updates
Joined: Jan '15
Age: 25 (M)
This article can represent, how long a poker tournament can be. 183 players 1 day, and still there is much more time remaining. My best tournaments are last until 4 hours, and these are sometimes enough to me, but if somebody reach the money prize, it will be easier to play a little. And the article show us, that patient is very important too. But i think i does the same in the same situation.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
I don't really know much about the Aussie millions events but it does seem to be getting better and better over the years and as doubletop says there are always the best players there now. Sounds like Cates is not having a great time there though,throwing his cards in one tournament and then throwing the chips the next time he was eliminated!!
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
I understand his frustration. It's not that often that one gets pocket kings, even more at such a big event, and having the misfortune to get it at rhe same time other player gets American Airlines. At least it wasn't a bad beat!
Hah, in the jungle the mighty jungle the chips flyin' tonight. We don't know how he lost his initial buy-in but reading how he got worked up on this setup seems to me he lost those chips the same way. Also this must have been the only momentum worth mentioning from this day, seeing that nothing else made headlines in this casino. It's alright, he need some anger therapy.
This guy is known for his 'no nonsense' style HU cash games I think he probably used to these kind of setups so its still beyond why he worked up this much over a hand. Yeah, it's a lot of money but he has a very heavy wallett IMO so risking a casino ban over some bad beat is not the way to go for any pro... Maybe he had other problems too.