Cake Poker’s online satellite tournament series for the upcoming Aussie Millions 2013 is underway.
The 2013 Aussie Millions runs from January 12 to 30, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. This will be the 10th annual incarnation of the event, which this time around projects a $2 million AUD prize for first place and an estimated $20 million AUD prize pool.
Satellites run daily through Dec 18th at Cake Poker for this upcoming main event, with buy-ins starting at just $0.20. Players can also choose to buy-in directly to the Aussie Millions $16,000 final for a buy-in of $250 + $18. These finals take place on the last Sunday of every month at 4 pm ET and award one 2013 Aussie Millions prize package for every $16k in the prize pool.
Or you can win a seat via a semi-final, running a 5:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 9:00 pm every day for a $40 buy-in. Or win a seat in that event through a rebuy/add-on satellite costing $11 to enter. Or you can win a seat in that event through one of two different Aussie Millions $16K Semi-Qualifiers, both taking place daily every 4 hours, one for $6.50 and the other, a rebuy/add-on event costing $2.20 R&A to enter. Of course, you can always start off with the super satellite costing just $1.10 or $0.40 with rebuys and add-ons.
Each Cake Poker Aussie Millions prize package winner will receive the $10,600 AUD buy-in for the No Limit Hold’em Main Event, plus some extra money to help with expenses for travel and accommodations as well as entry to a 10th Anniversary Aussie Millions VIP Player Party.
The 2012 Aussie Millions $100k buy-in event drew in only 22 players, but it was some of the biggest names in all of poker who participated. We saw the likes of Jason Mercier, Phil Ivey, and Erik Seidel all eliminated before the final table was decided, but even the remaining eight had some power behind it. Our final table included Joe Hachem, Gus Hansen, Sam Trickett, Sorel Mizzi, and Tony G to round out the “popular” players, but we also had three up and coming players in Dan Smith, Mikhail Smirnov, and Nam Le who were right there in the action as well. The final table was made up of eight players, but only four were going to make the cash when all was said and done. The total prize pool was a very nice one, with first place getting paid out over $1 million for whoever could outlast the other 21 players.
The action started with Hansen and Hachem leading the field with over 535k chips a piece, and after that the closest was Dan Smith was 346,500 chips. After that everyone fell under 270k with Smirnov holding 265k, Mizzi holding 228,500, Tony G with 102k, and Nam Le and Sam Trickett rounding out the field with 79,500 chips and 73k chips respectively.
When we finally made it down to the cash it was Hachem, Tony G, Smith, and Smirnov who were the final four. Dan Smith simply went to work, and eliminated both Tony G (4th place), and Hachem (3rd place) to set up the heads up match between him and Smirnov. Smith’s hot run continued on as he seemed to hit all of the cards he needed and make all the right plays at the right times as well. Smith went on to knock out Smirnov in 2nd place, and take home the win and the $1,012,000 first place prize. Smirnov received a nice consolation prize of $616k as well though.
This was definitely the biggest win of Smith’s live tournament career, but he has had some nice finishes outside of this big score as well. Winning $1 million over a two day span will typically be the highlight of most players’ careers, but before this Smith had won over $600k on the live poker tournament circuit as well.
This Sunday, December 18, 2011, will be Cake Poker’s final Aussie Millions 2012 qualifier. This is the December Aussie Millions $16,000 Final for a $16K prize package that includes the $10,600 AUD main event buy-in, a ticket to the Aussie Millions 10th Anniversary VIP Player Party and some spending cash to help out with travel and accommodation expenses.
The event starts at 5 pm EST and has a $250 + $18 direct buy-in. Players can still win seats in this event through satellites if they hurry. There are still Aussie Millions $16K Super Satellites running for as little as $0.20, as well as $2.20 and $6.50 semi-qualifiers, $11 satellites and $40 semi-finals. Many of these events have rebuys and add-ons.
The next Aussie Millions takes place in Melbourne, Australia from January 12 to 30, 2012 and features an estimated $2 million AUD grand prize for the first place finisher. The estimated total prize pool for this upcoming event is $20 million AUD.
Also taking place now at Cake Poker is a similar satellite series to qualify players for the 2012 Super Poker Event of Europe, taking place at Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland between February 25 and 26, 2012. Also happening in Dublin next year is the 2012 Irish Open, happening April 5 to 9. And as it happens, Cake Poker satellites for the Irish Open 2012 start on December 18, 2011; yes, the same date as the last chance to get in on a 2012 Aussie Millions Final Qualifier.
Party Poker has now joined the handful of poker sites offering satellite tournaments into the 2012 Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia. Each Party Poker Aussie Millions 2012 prize package, which includes the $11,400 buy-in into the main event, is valued at $16,000.
The Party Poker satellite series for the 2012 Aussie Millions runs from November 21, 2011 to January 8, 2012. It features a weekly Aussie Millions Satellite with one seat in the main event guaranteed to be awarded at each Sunday running. In all, Party Poker will give away one seat in the Aussie Millions for every 25 players competing in these satellites, which start at 15:10 ET and have a $640 + $40 direct buy-in cost.
Of course, players can avoid that buy-in by playing in earlier stages of the satellite series, with daily events ranging in entry from freerolls to $68 + $6 satellite qualifiers. The Party Poker prize package into the 2012 Aussie Millions also includes 8 nights of hotel accommodations at the Crown Promenade, right next door to the Crown Casino where the event is taking place, and $2,500 to spend as you see fit.
Party Poker is also holding a separate satellite series just for players who already live in Australia. They run from December 18, 2011 to January 8, 2012. These Australian player satellites award $14,000 prize packages that are identical to the packages for non-Australian residents except that the cash stipend is smaller, $500 instead of $2,500. These satellite run separately from and independently of the regular Aussie Millions 2012 satellites.
The latest poker site to offer satellite tournaments into the 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship is 888 Poker. This will mark the 10th anniversary of the Aussie Millions, and the total prize pool is currently estimated to be around AUD $22 million.
The 888 Poker Aussie Millions Qualifier takes place on January 7, 2012 at 09:00 GMT (or 8:00 pm EDT) and has a $500 + $25 direct buy-in. At this event, a minimum of two seats in the 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship will be awarded, each worth AUD $10,600. Registration for this event is now open and can be found under the “Live Events” and “All” tabs in your 888 Poker tournamnet lobby.
Players can avoid paying the $525 direct buy-in into the Aussie Milions Qualifier, however, by winning their way into the event via cheaper satellite tournaments. Buy-ins for these satellites start at just $1.10.
The 2012 Aussie Millions will take place January 22 – 28, 2012 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.
Cake Poker is looking for players to send to next year’s Aussie Millions tournament, to be held between January 12 and 30, 2012 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, where the first prize this time around is estimated to be about $2 million AUD.
Satellites into the 2012 Aussie Millions started at Cake Poker on September 1 and continue through December 18, with buy-ins starting as low as $0.20.
Every Sunday at 5 pm EST, Cake Poker will hold a final satellite at which one prize package into the 2012 Aussie Millions will be awarded for every $16,000 in the prize pool, and a guarantee of at least one prize package to be awarded at each final. To get into this final you can win $30 Semi-Final, or win your way into that through a $5.50 Satellite, each of which run several times daily. The Super Satellite has a $1 buy-in, runs daily every 4 hours beginning at 12 am and awards seats in the Satellite. A $0.20 Super Super Satellite runs every 2 hours each day beginning at 1 am and awards seats in the Super Satellite.
Each Cake Poker Aussie Millions 2012 prize package is valued at $16,000 and includes the $10,600 AUD buy-in into the Aussie Millions main event along with some cash for travel expenses and a special entry into the 10th Anniversary VIP players party for this year’s event.
The last day to win a seat in the 2012 Aussie Millions at Cake Poker is December 18.
Carbon Poker brings back their Mega Million promotion for August 2010. Part rake race, part rake chase the Mega Million sports cash payouts for attaining certain point levels. The twist is that there are a limited number of cash payouts at each level. So there is a race element as well as a leveling up component. This promotion will primarily attract the cash game player or maybe high volume SNG players.
Carbon Poker appears to be making a big push. They really want your business. In subsequent days we will be unveiling at least two more promotions from Carbon Poker. Couple that with their new Celebrity spokesperson Shannon Elizabeth, and they bear watching. The guaranteed tournament schedule is also much improved and our next promo from them will be a tournament promotion.
Mega Million: $1,000,000 in Cash Prizes
Back by popular demand is CarbonPoker’s biggest ever cash giveaway! During August, you have a shot to race your way to over $25,000 cash. With more than 12,500 individual prizes and a total prizepool of $1,000,000 in real cash, there is no better place to win free cash.
Carbon will automatically track your VIP Points that you earn between August 1 – 31. Each point you earn moves you up through 15 levels of cash prizes. As you go from level to level, you win more and more cash.
This is a race, after all, so there are limited prizes at each level. Speed your way through all 15 tiers to win over $25,000 in real cash. Prizes will be paid in real time, so as soon as you win it, you get it!
The MEGA Million Details:
Win over $25,000 Cash
Over $1,000,000 in Cash Prizes to be Won!
Over 12,500 Cash Prizes to be awarded!
Prizes paid in real-time
* Each individual VIP point earned will only count towards one prize level at a time
Terms & Conditions
As a member of CarbonPoker, herein “the Promotion”, you are bound by the following Terms and Conditions:
The ‘Mega Million’ promotion will run from Sunday 1 until Tuesday 31 August (inclusive), 2010. On Wednesday 1 September at 00:00 Server Time the Mega Million VIP points counter will cease recording VIP Points and any earned after this time will NOT count towards prize requirements.
To be eligible to receive any cash payouts the player MUST click the “ACTIVATE MEGA MILLION” button on the promotion page in their player admin.
All Mega Million cash prizes will be paid in full directly to a player’s poker account, without any further play through requirements. Any cash prizes will be available for withdrawal after 7 days of being issued to your account, but can be played with at the tables immediately.
A player can win ALL 15 cash prizes during the promotion period, but must meet each level’s individual prize requirements.
Please allow up to 30 minutes from when an individual prize level is completed, until payment is received.
Any form of cheating or collusion will not be tolerated.
The maximum number of cash prizes to be awarded at each level are limited and will only be awarded to the fastest eligible players to reach each level. In the case of multiple players reaching the same level and prize limits being exceeded, then the prize will be awarded to the fastest player to obtain that level (within the prize limits).
CarbonPoker reserves the right to alter, modify or terminate the Promotion and/or these Terms at any time, without giving you any prior notice (written or verbal) where it is reasonable to do so or for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility or liability for any late or undelivered entries or registrations, notifications or communications or for any form of technical failure, error, malfunction or difficultly or for any other event beyond its reasonable control that may cause the operation of the Promotion to be disrupted, unavailable or incorrect.
In order to be eligible a player must setup a real money account, which includes their full contact details, so that we can pay any winnings to their account should the win.
Offer only open to players that are of the legal age of majority as determined by the laws of the country where you live. Employees and immediate family members of employees of CarbonPoker, its associated companies, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to take part in the Promotion. Entry to the Promotion is limited to those people who are resident in countries where their registration and use of the Cardroom is permitted by the law of their country.
The company reserves the right to ask for proof of age from any customer and customer accounts may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided.
By downloading the software and registering an account, a customer is deemed to have fully accepted and understood all rules, terms and conditions published by this website.
All players must meet CarbonPoker’s Terms & Conditions, and CarbonPoker reserves the right to modify these rules at any time, and for any reason, at its sole discretion.
In case of any disputes regarding any terms or conditions of this promotion, the decision of CarbonPoker’s management is final.