Florian Loehnert is the man to catch in the MILLIONS Online Mega High Roller where only six players remain in contention for the $1.3 million top prize.

Thirty-five players bought in for the astronomical sum of $102,000, resulting in a $3,500,000 prize pool. It was an expensive and disappointing day for Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton and Jason Koon. Both busted early into the Mega High Roller proceedings and the second bullet fired by both superstars was no good either.

Daniel Dvoress and Justin Bonomo were two other entrants who dusted off two stacks, the latter navigating his way to a ninth-place finish on bullet number two.

High-stakes guru Timothy Adams was the penultimate elimination of the evening. Adams busted at the hands of Michael Addamo, as so many have over the years. Adams ripped it in for 2,214,900 chips on a board with 1,924,000 in the pot. Addamo called with . The landed on the river and Adams burst the final table bubble.

Loehnert Claims The Chip Lead

Loehnert soared into the chip lead near the end of Day 1. Addamo moved all-in with on a board, putting Loehnert to the test for his 6,375,725 stack, and Loehnert called with . The monster-sized pot slid to Loehnert and Addamo’s stack halved.

Day 1 ended when Jans Arends busted in seventh-place and popped the money bubble. The blinds were 50,000/100,000/12,500a and Arends got his 842,276 stack in with from the button and found himself against the of Loehnert. By the river the board read , sending Arends home in seventh-place and locking up at least $225,785 for the six surviving players.

$1,310,715 Awaits The Champion

Each of the six players who return to the action at 19:05 GMT on March 9 do so safe in the knowledge they are guarantee $225,785 for their efforts. None of them will want to claim that because more than $1.3 million is waiting for the eventual champion.

The ball is firmly in Loehnert’s court thanks to him having three-times as many chips as his nearest rival, Addamo. You cannot write off the chances of any of Loehnert’s opponents, especially Addamo who has an incredible record in high roller events.

Russian pro Artur Martirosian will fancy his chances of glory because he returns to the fray with 47 big blinds. Fourth-place at the restart is Jake Schindler followed by our very own Mikita Badziakouski. Our hero has 19.6 big blinds at his disposal.

Christoph Vogelsang brings up the rear, albeit with 17.2 big blinds.

We cannot wait to see these six elite superstars take to the felt later today and play for a $1.3 million prize. You can watch all the action unfold before your very eyes via our Twitch channel where James Demspey, Henry Kilbane and special guests are with you from the first hand until the champion is crowned. Join the team from 19:30 GMT on March 9.

MILLIONS Online Mega High Roller Chips Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Florian Loehnert Austria 18,264,200
2 Michael Addamo United Kingdom 6,012,230
3 Artur Martirosian Russia 4,711,496
4 Jake Schindler Mexico 2,327,402
5 Mikita Badziakouski Slovenia 1,960,918
6 Christoph Vogelsang United Kingdom 1,723,754

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