The Crown Poker Championship is returning from April 15 – 27 at Crown Melbourne with a 16-event schedule highlighted by the $100,000 Guaranteed Opening Event, a $5,000 High Roller and the $2,300 Main Event.
Always a staple on the local poker calendar, the Crown Poker Championship will take centre stage at Crown Melbourne from April 15 – 27, 2020. The schedule will see 16 events spread over nearly two weeks and will feature a range of buy-ins and a variety of poker variants.
The marquee event is the $2,300 buy-in Main Event that will feature a 6:10 p.m. flight on Friday, April 24, and a 2:10 p.m. flight on Saturday, April 25. The buy-in has been raised from the $1,650 price point in 2019 – an event which attracted a 539-entrant field. It was won by New Zealand’s Toby Meredith who collected the $177,875 first-place prize on a final table that included Raymond Ou (2nd), Michael Egan (3rd), Robert Raymond (4th), David Middleton (6th), and Tino Lechich (9th).
Another highlight on the schedule is the $100,000 Guaranteed Opening Event Accumulator that will feature four opening flights with the final flight being a turbo flight of just 15-minute levels. Last year’s Opening Event Accumulator attracted a 623-entrant field as local regular Leigh Warne emerged victorious to win the $34,665 first-place prize.
The biggest buy-in of the Crown Poker Championship will be the $5,000 High Roller Shot Clock Challenge. The two-day event will mean players have only 30 seconds to act on their hand and will have four time extensions issued on entry, start of Day 2, and at the final table. In 2019, Kahle Burns topped the 66-entrant field to capture the $103,455 first-place prize to kick off his career-year that saw him finish fourth overall in the 2019 GPI Player of the Year rankings.
Outside of hold’em events, the mixed game aficionados will see the $550 8-Game return after 2020 Aussie Millions champion Vincent Wan topped the 73-entrant field to win the title in 2019. For the four-card enthusiasts there will be two Omaha events. The $550 Pot Limit Omaha has added both a shot clock and 6-max format, while the $400 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo is a new event for 2020.
Some of the events leaving the 2020 Crown Poker Championship schedule include the $400 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Tag Team, the $550 Reduced Deck, and the $550 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Team Event.
2020 Crown Poker Championship Schedule
Event #1: $300 Opening Event No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator $100k Guarantee
Event #2: $550 8-Game (2-7 Triple Draw, H.O.R.S.E., NLH, PLO)
Event #3: $200 Hyper Turbo No-Limit Hold’em 10/10/10
Event #4: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Shot Clock Teams
Event #5: $770 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
Event #6: $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max Shot Clock
Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Shot Clock Terminator ($100 per KO)
Event #8: $550 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max
Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Shot Clock
Event #10: $5,000 High Roller Shot Clock Challenge
Event #11: $550 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout
Event #12: $2,300 Crown Poker Championship Main Event
Event #13: $770 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
Event #14: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Event #15: $550 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
Event #16: $200 Last Chance Turbo No-Limit Hold’em
For full details on start times and structures, head to the Crown Poker Championship website.
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