The 2012 Aussie Millions trang w88 Championship, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, is taking place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The series encompasses 26 separate events, including the prestigious AUD$10,600 No Limit Holdem Main Event. Team Titan’s Sam Trickett and Marvin Rettenmaier are in Australia ready to take their seats.
Last year, Sam enjoyed huge success at the Aussie Millions. He won the AUD$100,000 Challenge for a prize of AUD$1,525,000 and followed that up days later with a second place finish in the AUD$250,000 Super High Roller for a prize of AUD$1,400,000. Will he be able to repeat his success this year?
Each year Titan Poker stages satellite tournaments awarding winning players with seats to the Aussie Millions Main Event. In addition, the professional poker players of Team Titan make annual appearances at the Australian tournaments. In 2010, Canadian Sorel Mizzi finished in 3rd place in the Main Event, and he went on to become Team Titan’s captain. In 2011, Sorel again made the Main Event final table and finished in 9th place.
The 2012 Australian poker championship series kicked off on January 12th with a $1,000 + $100 No Limit Hold’em event that was won by Australian Brendon Rubie. A total of 946 players participated in the event and Rubie took home the first prize of AUD$200,000 as well as an Aussie Millions gold ring.
In celebration of the Aussie Millions’ 10th anniversary, a special Tournament of Champions will be held on January 21st, the day before the Main Event begins. Eight previous Main Event winners will compete for a lifetime of buy-ins to the Aussie Millions Main Event, a so-called “golden ticket.” The eight previous champions who will compete will be Peter Costa (2003), Tony Bloom (2004), Jamil Dia (2005), Lee Nelson (2006), Gus Hansen (2007), Stewart Scott (2009), Tyron Krost (2010), and David Gorr (2011).
Yann Brosolo of Titan.fr Wins EFOP Gold Championship
French player Yann Brosolo, sponsored by Titan.fr, yesterday won the Euro Finals of Poker (EFOP) Gold Championship for a first prize of €70,000. After three days of poker action at the Aviation Club de France in Paris, Brosolo defeated Samir Choubani in heads-up play when his pair of sixes bettered Choubani’s K 8 on an unmatched board.
Choubani had been chipleader going into the final day of play but had to settle for second place, worth €62,500. Brosolo’s win was the biggest cashout of his career.
In December, Brosolo finished in 5th place at the EPT Prague €5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for a €35,000 prize.
Every year the Aviation Club hosts the EFOP tournaments, a series of events that in addition to the €2,000 buy-in Gold Championship also includes a flagship €5,000 buy-in Diamond Championship tournament and a €10,000 high roller event.
The winners of the European Poker Awards will be announced at the Aviation Club as part of the festivities. Team Titan’s Sam Trickett is nominated for two awards, both Player of the Year and Best Tournament Performance.