The MILLIONS Online KO series continued over the weekend and awarded some massive payouts to partypoker players. Mexico-based Nikita Kalinin was the weekend’s biggest winner after they finished on top of the pile in the $215 7-Max Weekender event for $34,413.
Some 1,267 players bought in across several starting flights, which meant the $200,000 guarantee was smashed by $53,400. Only 189 of those who bought in made it through to Day 2, each guaranteed a min-cash in addition to any bounty payments they picked up along the way.
partypoker regulars including Diego Cuellar, Pavel Veksler, Tomi Brouk, Lars Kamphues, Team Online’s Matt Staples, Fabio Sperling, Jerry Odeen, Alex Kulev, and Ben Warrington all received a payout from the main prize pool but fell short of a final table appearance.
Timothy Ulmer saw his tournament end in a seventh-place finish worth $5,580. Ulmer took home more than the $4,659 collected by Thanh Tung Hoang, who finished in sixth, thanks to the bounty element of this exciting event.
South Americans Marcio Matheus Paiola Pereira and Raul Manzano were the next players heading to the cashier desk, doing so to get their hands on $6,896 and $8,271 respectively.
The top three finishers all saw their $215 investment swell into a five-figure score. Bruno Dell crashed out in third for $13,966, leaving Alexandre Raymond and Kalinin heads-up. Raymond has reached several MILLIONS Online KO final tables to date and won an event last week. However, he had to console himself with the $19,152 runner-up prize this time around, leaving Kalinin to secure the $34,413 top prize.
MILLIONS Online KO #25 7-Max Weekender
|5||Marcio Matheus Paiola Pereira||Brazil||$2,052||$4,844||$6,896|
|6||Thanh Tung Hoang||Czech Republic||$1,193||$3,466||$4,659|
Thirty-Two More Players Progress in the Main Event
Day 1B of the $1 million guaranteed Main Event saw another 216 players buy in but only 32 punch their Day 2 tickets from this flight. Spare a thought for Team Online’s Jaime Staples who busted in 34th place and narrowly missed out on a Day 2 spot. Staples did collect $250 worth of bounties before busting.
Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard made it through safely with 6,749,564 chips and $1,000 in bounties.
Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael Gathy shone the brightest on Day 1B of the Main Event. The Malta-based Belgian finished with $1,750 secured from the bounty prize pool plus a massive stack of 17,734,856 chips which not only topped the Day 1B counts but means Gathy leads overall.
Pablo Brito Silva finished with 16,527,193 and $1,687.50 worth of scalps, enough for second place overall right now.
We have to give a special mention to the trio of players who won their $1,050 MILLIONS Online KO Main Event seats via the latest Mega Satellite before navigating their way through the Day 1B field. Sven Stok finished with a respectable 7,400,855, while Jake Miller bagged up 6,438,868 chips plus a $250 bounty payment. Oliver Sprason returns to the Main Event action armed with 3,627,787 chips.
The next Main Event takes place at 19:05 BST on May 22. Of course, you can win your way into it via our SPINS tournaments or via the $109 Mega Sat at 17:00 BST on May 22 that has 50x $1,050 seats guaranteed. Win your way into the Mega Sat from a single cent!
Other MILLIONS Online KO Results
|#24 6-Max||$162||253||$40,000||Andzej Bilat||$7,223|
|#26 7-Max Turbo||$109||285||$30,000||Henrik Hansen||$4,733|
|#27 Mix-Max||$109||579||$57,900||Michael O’Brien||$8,260|
|#28 6-Max Turbo||$162||241||$36,150||Athanasios Tavlas||$6,927|
|#29 8-Max||$162||749||$112,350||Luiz Zattar Martins Jr||$15,400|
|#30 7-Max Turbo||$162||127||$75,000||Ferenc Balogh||$16,228|
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