Aussie Millions underway, main event begins Sunday

As the World Poker Tour Caribbean Adventure winds down to the final table this week, the Aussie Millions is revving up and working towards its main event. Three events have already crowned winners on the way to the start of the main event this Sunday.

The tournament series kicked off Saturday with a $1,100 No-Limit Texas Hold'em event with a guaranteed $300,000 prize pool.

It's no surprise the playing field was dominated by Australians since it takes place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. A few other nationalities made it into the money but it was Gabriel Xiourouffa from Adelaide, Australia, who took the $139,047 top prize.

In fact, Australians have won all three events so far in the tournament. Nick Suter from Western Australia took down the $1,100 Limit Hold'em event Sunday for $54,400, and Jethro Horowitz won the $1,100 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Monday for $33,600.

A few familiar faces are already popping up in the cash as well at the Aussie Millions. Jesse Jones, the founder of the World Poker Association, found his way to the final table and fourth place in the $1,100 Limit Hold'em event.

Mel Judah and Marsha Waggoner both made appearances in the money of Monday's Omaha event as well. Waggoner came in fourth with Judah trailing a little behind in seventh place.

There are still five more events to go before the start of the big one that is expected to draw pro players from all around the world as well as the locals.

Players also still have a chance to win their way into the main event. Satellites for the event are still running daily at the Crown Casino.

Stay tuned to's Live Tournament Section as Matt Showell will begin bringing live updates and reports from the Aussie Millions main event later this week.

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