Event 12 of the 2017 Aussie Millions, the $100,000 Challenge, was supposed to kick off at 2:10 p.m. yesterday, but that never came to be. With just Stephen Chidwick and Ben Tollerene registered at first, nobody was eager to drop in and start three- or four-handed play. There were more than enough players interested, but in the end the tournament was postponed.
The new plan is to commence Day 1 of the tournament today at 1 p.m. local time (in about two hours). As an incentive to have players sign up today, rake is slashed in half from $2,000 to $1,000 for the players that register before the start of Level 2.
Instead of the scheduled three-day event, the $100,000 Challenge has been turned into a two-day event. The final table will still play out after a four-day break on Saturday 28 Jan at 2:10 p.m., so players don't have to miss out and can still play the Main Event.
Boasting 60-minute levels with late registration and re-entries available until the start of Level 7 (most likely at the conclusion of the dinner break). This event has a shot clock format with players having 30 seconds to act on their hand. Players will be issued with two Time Breaker buttons at the start of both days of play. These cannot be accumulated and are each worth an additional one minute of time when used.
German High Roller specialist Fabian Quoss is the current defending champion after taking down the 2016 event for a cool AU$1,446,480 (roughly $1 million). He has told PokerNews yesterday, though, he will not defend his title since he hasn't played poker much lately and isn't up for a $100,000 buy-in event.
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