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Day 1A of the $5 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online Main Event took place over the weekend and saw 383 players take to the partypoker virtual felt. The curtain came down on the flight when only 57 players remained, and three Team partypoker players were among those Day 1A survivors.

Joni Jouhkimainen finished the night with 5,911,938 chips, enough for 26th place on the leaderboard. The Finnish star came close to winning a WSOP bracelet recently. He finished fifth in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha mixed event in Las Vegas. Jouhkimainen then finished second in both a €5,000 PLO tournament, and a €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller in the Czech Republic. Is this the tournament that gives our hero some redemption?

Matthew Staples of Team Online fame was one of Jouhkimainen’s teammates who also made it through the shark-infested Day 1A waters. Staples bagged up 5,539,866 chips, placing him 28th right now.

Brazilian sensation Yuri Dzivielevski was the third orange diamond to make it through to Day 2. Dzivielevski’s 3,104,045 stack put him in 41st place. The Brazilian, like Jouhkimainen, came close to winning a bracelet. A fourth and third-place finish in Las Vegas saw him narrowly miss out on adding to his two gold bracelets.

MILLIONS Online #04: Main Event Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Thomas Clack United Kingdom 18,128,668
2 Ali Imsirovic Mexico 17,180,703
3 Pauli Ayras Finland 15,463,441
4 Sebastian Sikorski Canada 15,259,822
5 Eugenio Paralta Ireland 14,954,903
6 Marc Lange Austria 14,807,605
7 Patrick Lauber United Kingdom 14,496,621
8 Daniel Dvoress Canada 13,671,833
9 Ionnis Angelou Konstas Ireland 13,073,090
10 Samuel Kabelitz Austria 12,817,041

Thomas Clack is the man to catch right now after the British grinder ended Day 1A with a colossal stack of chips totaling 18,128,668. Clack is better-known as “Airdraken”, the alias he has used to win more than $1.3 million from online poker tournaments.

Hot on Clack’s heels is the man of the money Ali Imsirovic, who has 17,180,703 chips. Imsirovic has cashed in 34 high roller events this year alone, and has won 14 of them! His winnings from those events weigh in at an eye-popping $6,028,321. He is definitely one to watch now he has amassed a huge stack.

Other stars safely through to the money places include Sebastian Sikorski (15,259,822), Daniel Dvoress (13,671,33, and Ioannis Angelou Konstas (13,073,090). Recent WPT champion Gediminas Uselis (9,833,756) is through, as are Joe Kuether (8,121,985), Francois Billard (5,869,268), Adrian Mateos (5,027,294), and Dario Sammartino (2,904,314).

Day 1B Runs December 19

Day 1B of the MILLIONS Online Main Event runs on December 19 at 19:05 GMT. Like Day 1A, it commands a $5,300 buy-in, unless you managed to win one of the 30 guaranteed seats in the latest Mega Satellite; that runs at 16:05 GMT on December 19, and you can win your way into it from only $0.01.

You can also try your luck in our MILLIONS Online edition SPINS. They cost $20 to enter, and mostly pay out $40 cash. However, they also award MILLIONS Online tickets ranging from $55 right up to the $5,300 Main Event seats. Good luck!

Multiplier First prize Frequency in 1M games
2 $40 cash 729,850
2.75 $55 MILLIONS Online ticket 221,400
5.45 $109 MILLIONS Online ticket 31,000
16 $320 MILLIONS Online ticket 10,000
26.5 $530 MILLIONS Online ticket 5,000
52.5 $1,050 MILLIONS Online ticket 1,500
105 $2,100 MILLIONS Online ticket 750
265 $5,300 MILLIONS Online ticket 500

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