MILLIONS Online always attracts the biggest names in the poker world thanks to the large prize pools and prestige that comes with taking down one of the events. Stars do not come much bigger than Swedish legend Niklas Astedt, a player who has essentially won everything that online poker offers. He can now call himself a MILLONS Online champion after taking down the $1,050 partypoker Championship for $186,707.
MILLIONS Online partypoker Championship Final Table Results
|7||Lucas Blanco Oliver||Andorra||$24,027|
|9||Ioannis Angelous Konstas||Ireland||$14,988|
Some 1,142 players bought into this tournament but only 171 managed to make it through to Day 2. All those players locked in a payment of at least $2,114. Players such as Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton, Joni Jouhkimainen, Yuri Dzivielevski, Joao Simao, and Patrick Leonard cashed, but fell short of the final table.
Nicolo Molonelli busted in tenth, which set the final table. Those nine finalists were now eight eliminations away from winning this event.
Ioannis Angelou Konstas was the first of the nine to fall by the wayside. He padded his bankroll with $14,988. Luis Dono of Mexico and Lucas Blanco Oliver of Andorra were the next players heading to the showers. Their partypoker accounts are now boosted by scores of $19,026 and $24,027 respectively.
The first of two Russians at the final table, Konstantin Maslak, saw his participation end in a sixth-place exit worth $30,493, before Thomas Boivin, an established grinder from Belgium, ran out of steam, and had to make do with the $39,501 fifth-place prize.
The pay jumps grew increasingly large with each player’s exit. For example, fourth-place finisher Markkos Ladev netted $57,680 some $18,179 more than Boivin who fell before him. Third-place finisher Viktor Ustimov won $88,315, over $30,000 more than Ladev!
With Ustimov out of the way, the tournament was heads-up, where both players were guaranteed six-figure sums. It was a battle of great poker minds with Astedt locking horns with Damian Salas, the Argentinian who won the 2020 WSOP Hybrid Main Event. Salas would not add this title to his list of accomplishments, because the night belonged to Astedt.
The Swede eliminated his final opponent and secured $186,707 of the $1,142,000 prize pool, resigning Salas to a $128,543 consolation prize.
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