Tons of action Aussie Millions 2013

  • January may be the biggest month for poker as PCA and Aussie Millions run two weeks apart. Here are the news from the Main Event and $250.000 Challenge.

  • It is doubtful whether you are going to find more poker action than today's Aussie Millions $10.000 Main Event and $250.000 Super High Roller Challenge at the Crown Casino Australia. It is just spectacular. We will also look at the unbelievable story of Antonio Esfandiari who sat down to chat with PokerNews.

    Aussie Millions 2013 $10.000 Main Event

    NBC National HU Championship is over with Mike Matusow busting Phil Hellmuth and winning it all so now let's take a quick stop at Aussie Millions where one of the largest poker festivals is ongoing. The $10.000 Main Event started on 27 January and it's the end of Day 3 here. Out of 629 poker players, 64 will get paid. Prizes range from $15.000 to $1.6 million. As the Main Event is closing in to its final stages, the prizes ascend much more quickly.

    Only 36 players remaining with a few well-recognizable poker players like Team Ivey member Daniel Shak and even Phil Ivey himself. However, Phil Ivey has almost 400.000 chips (27th out of 36) while Daniel Shak is 12th with 596.000 chips. One more player you surely know is almost at the very top. Patrik Antonius is on the 2nd place at the moment with 957.000 Chips. Day 4 is surely going to be huge as no one has a leading advantage or, in other words, anybody to double up will move up greatly. We have very little to wait.

    Aussie Millions 2013 $250.000 Challenge

    An appearance of 15 poker players at the $250.000 Challenge is very impressive. Plus, two poker players Paul Phua and Tony Bloom have used a re-buy. Do you think that's it? Just now Gus Hansen was busted out of the tournament...but Paul Phua offered to re-buy for him! This is the crazy poker world which we all love!

    Sam Trickett, Paul Phua, Erik Seidel and others talk to PokerNews

    Currently among the Top poker players here are Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel, Antonio Esfandiari and others. Here is the list and Chip Counts at the moment:

    Antonio Esfandiari on Seat Open With

    Most of the poker players that gone pro have something tragic that has happened to them in one time or another. You might know that 2003 WSOP Champion Chris Moneymaker had lost all his and his dads savings before he found success, WSOP 2013 Champion Greg Merson was a drug addict, etc. But none of them might have a story like WSOP 2013 The Big One for One Drop $18 million prize winner Antonio Esfandiari.

    His story begins in Iran where he was born in 1978 and there is a lot to happen before he can move to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. But you know what? Let's let him tell you his spectacular story of road to glory and riches.

    Antonio Esfandiari Story (Part 1)

    Antonio Esfandiari Story (Part 2)

    Come back soon for the best poker player news!

    More action to come next week. Not only EPT Deauville is running, Phil Ivey new poker and training site gets new members but still has not officially opened and something brand new and exiting from us. Wait for it.