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The MILLIONS Online Main Event kicked off in earnest on February 21 and saw 591 players take to the partypoker felt. Only 87 of those starters punched their Day 2 tickets and nobdoy accumulated more chips than Daniel Dvoress.

Dvoress finished his flight with a tournament-leading 30,582,133 chips. There may be a lot of poker still to be played in this tournament but Dvoress has done his chances of glory no harm at all. The WPT Montreal Mike Sexton Classic champion is a dangerous player at the best of times, but even deadlier when wielding a huge stack.

The top 10 chip counts are littered with household names. Hungarian superstars Andras Nemeth bagged up 27,371,860 to claim the third-place slot on the overnight chip counts. Simon Nielson (18,072,924), Joshua Hoesel (17,591,055), and Epsen Jorstad (15,695,668) are just three such stars.

There are some incredible players among the 87 survivors. Simon Deadman (10,762,859) and Christian Rudolph (9,544,082) were fast out of the blocks, while Jamie Staples (8,386,939), Dan Shak (7,471,179), Sylvain Loosli (4,853,405), Steve O’Dwyer (4,801,761), Dzmitry Urbanovich (1,984,954), and Jason Koon (1,700,256) are also safely through.

Day 1B shuffles up and deals at 19:05 GMT on February 28. Don’t forget you can win your way into this second and final flight from only $0.01. There are 50x $5,300 seats guaranteed in the special Main Event Day 1B Mega Satellite at 15:30 GMT on February 28. The Day 1A equivalent awarded 57 seats and the 58th place finisher a $4,345 cash prize.

MILLIONS Online Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Daniel Dvoress Canada 30,582,133
2 Hermogenes Gelonezi Junior Brazil 27,798,834
3 Andras Nemeth Hungary 27,371,860
4 Dominykas Mikolatis Lithuania 24,489,173
5 Arnaud Enselme United Kingdom 18,339,430
6 Simon Nielsen Denmark 18,072,924
7 Joshua Hoesel Mexico 17,591,055
8 Endrit Geci United Kingdom 17,498,394
9 Pedro Padilha Chaves Brazil 16,330,297
10 Espen Jorstad United Kingdom 15,695,668

Zhang Triumphs In MILLIONS Online High Roller Turbo

Michael Chi Zhang helped himself to the $49,983 top prize of the $2,100 MILLIONS Online High Roller Turbo on February 21, giving him plenty of ammunition for the rest of the series.

Zhang came out on top of a 91-strong field, defeating Dario Sammartino heads-up to scoop the title and the lion’s share of the $182,000 prize pool. Sammartino consoled himself with a $32,028 runner-up score.

The top 14 finishers received a slice of the pie, including Dominik Nitsche (12th – $4,232), and Michael Addamo (10th – $5,104).

Alexandros Kolonias was the first of the seven finalists to fall by the wayside. Elio Fox, Pavlo Kolinkovskiy, and Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard followed suit. Third place and $21,857 went to David Peters, which set up the one-on-one battle between Sammartino and Zhang and we know how that panned out.

MILLIONS Online High Roller Turbo Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Zhang Canada $49,983
2 Dario Sammartino Austria $32,028
3 David Peters Canada $21,857
4 Patrick Leonard United Kingdom $15,460
5 Pavlo Kolinkovskiy Ukraine $11,375
6 Elio Fox Mexico $8,873
7 Alexandros Kolonias Malta $7,314

Nystedt Takes Down The MILLIONS Opener

The MILLIONS Opener smashed its $500,000 guarantee by $110,000 and Austria’s Joel Nysted was the main beneficiary of this because he triumphed over 609-opponents to become the tournament’s champion.

The prize for victory weighed in at $41,853 but this was bolstered by an impressive bounty payment of $49,377, making for a total prize worth $91,230, a superb return on Nystedt’s $1,100 investment.

Nystedt defeated Wietse Hasper of the Netherlands heads-up, leaving the Dutch grinder to collect a combined prize worth $48,698.

Other luminaries such as Daniel Smiljkovic, Sweden’s Jerry Odeen, Andrii Novak, Jonathan Proudfoot, and Ludovic Geilich helped themselves to the main prize pool prize.

MILLIONS Online Opener Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 Joel Nystedt Austria $41,853 $49,377
2 Wietse Hasper Netherlands $41,792 $6,906
3 Matas Cikinas Lithuania $28,385 $9,565
4 Daniel Smiljkovic Denmark $18,830 $8,375
5 Jerry Odeen Sweden $12,648 $250
6 Leonard Maue Austria $9,745 $8,250
7 Domen Bratoz Slovenia $6,904 $11,427

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