Scott Davies Talks Melbourne Memories & Maui Run-Good at Aussie Millions
Table Of Contents
- Aussie Millions Plans
- Limited Poker Travel
You’d like to assume that you’re always going to enjoy coming back to a casino where you have previously won AUD$850,136 (approx. $600,000), and former WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event champion Scott Davies says he always has good memories of returning to the Crown Melbourne.
“I remember after I won walking along the riverfront outside of the casino,” he said, “You know, when something like that happens you just want to get away from everyone for a few minutes. Being out there at night, in front of the casino…just every time I get here it still brings back a lot of good memories.”
"Every time I get here it still brings back a lot of good memories.”
The U.S. poker pro looks fondly on the biggest win of his career which came at Crown Casino back in 2014. PokerNews caught up with Davies, who came to Melbourne early and has been playing in the Opening Event, a AUD$1,150 buy-in with five starting flights and a AUD$1,000,000 guarantee.
“It’s just another tournament, but I do feel like all tournaments here at the Crown are a bit more special for me. The atmosphere is incredible; you look around and there are dozens of players on the rail in Level 2 of a $1,000 event! There aren’t many places where that’ll happen. You definitely feel like the locals support this, like it’s their event.
“That being said there are people from all over the world here. It’s pretty cool. I know that the Germans seem to love it here!”
Aussie Millions Plans
With a packed schedule, there’s plenty of poker action for Davies to sink his teeth into at one of the biggest stops to start the year, but he’s not going to play them all.
“I put together a schedule that I intend on keeping. I definitely want to grind some of the satellites because I think they’re super good value.”
A unique offering during Aussie Millions is the Crown’s ‘Flip Zone,’ which offers ten-handed $100 and $1,000 flips for players to try and work their way up to a Main Event seat. We asked Davies if he’ll be testing out his flip abilities during the trip.
“Maybe not the Flip Zone,” he laughed, “But if you’re a poker player and want to degen and gamble a little bit, then that’s what you should be doing!”
"Aussie Millions is one of the few stops that I would absolutely never miss!”
Away from the tables, Davies has been enjoying a bit of life rungood over the holiday season.
“I spent the holidays in Maui,” he said with a smile. “I run pretty good because my wife’s parents live there. They were living in Ohio when I proposed and we got married in Maui. They loved it there so much that they moved! I just run really good.”
With so much going on in Melbourne besides the 2019 Aussie Millions, including a lot of sporting action, Davies says he hopes to find a free afternoon to enjoy what’s on offer.
“I definitely want to get out to the tennis a few times. I got the chance to go to the men’s final a few years ago which was amazing. I don’t really grind as much as I used to. I come to things that I think would be interesting."
Limited Poker Travel
“My schedule for the year has this on and then South America; I really want to go to Brazil. I’ve got a place in Vegas so I’m just going to stay at home and grind there. I don’t really need to be on the road so much, but the Aussie Millions is one of the few stops that I would absolutely never miss!”
“The restaurants are awesome, the weather’s great, and Australia Day is coming up."
As a result, Davies says he has built up strong relationships with players and staff members here in Melbourne.
“It’s fun to reunite with everyone. I feel like I’ve come home every year. Everyone’s so great to me; at the cage, registration, the floor guys…everybody here is so friendly.
“The restaurants are awesome, the weather’s great, and Australia Day is coming up. There’s just so many reasons to come back!”
Follow along as PokerNews brings live coverage from the tournament floor through the conclusion of the 2019 Aussie Millions.
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