Pascal Lefrancois told the partypoker blog that winning the MILLIONS Online Main Event would be “the cherry on top of a very good year”. He warmed himself up nicely for a Day 1B run on February 28 by taking down the $5,200 Omaha High Roller event last night for $84,220.
Fifty-two players bought into the MILLIONS Online #15 Omaha High Roller, which meant the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool was beaten by $60,000. Only the top nine finishers got their hands on a slice of this sum so spare a thought for Espen Myrmo who fell in 10th place, burst the bubble, and was the last player to finish the tournament empty-handed.
Swedish sensation Niklas Astedt crashed out in ninth, and Maximilian Lehmanski in eighth, the latter’s exit setting the final table.
Former WPTWOC Main Event champion Phil Mighall was the final table’s first casualty. Mighall’s seventh-place finish netting him $12,486. Andreas Torbergsen busted in sixth for $14,508 before Aku Joentausta saw his tournament end in a fifth-place finish and collected $17,316.
Brazilian pro Dante Fernandes took down an Omaha High Roller last week and padded his bankroll with $61,025. Fernandes came close to securing another PLO title in this event, but ultimately had to make do with fourth-place prize money, $23,389.
Heads-up was set when Russian pro Sergei Vasilev busted in third, a finish worth $33,733. Vasilev’s exit left Lefrancois and Team partypoker’s Joni Jouhkimainen as the only players in the hunt for the $84,220 prize.
The prize difference of almost $33,000 didn’t bother these two Goliaths and they played on to the death without a deal in place. The lack of deal meant Jouhkimainen banked $51,725 when Lefrancois defeated him, leaving Lefrancois to secure the $84,220 top prize and all the glory.
MILLIONS Online #15 Omaha High Roller Final Table Results
|7||Phillip Mighall||United Kingdom||$12,486|
Nemeth Triumphs in Mini Omaha High Roller
The Mini Omaha High Roller cost $530 to enter and 106 partypoker parted company with that sum in the hope they’d become a MILLIONS Online champion.
We were hopeful of a Team partypoker player taking down this tournament because Patrick Leonard cemented his seat at the final table when former WPTWOC champion Gavin Cochrane crashed out in eighth-place.
Two Dutch grinders in Marcus Dieleman and Jasper Wijbenga were the first players to be relieved of their stack at the seven-handed final table. Robert Woodcock followed suit in fifth, before Leonard ran out of luck and headed for the showers with a fourth-place finish, worth $4,242, to show for his efforts.
Ian Bradley can be proud of his third-place finish. It must have been a tough time being four-handed with Leonard, Ami Barer, and Andras Nemeth! Bradley walked away with his head held high and with $6,157 in prize money.
Barer and Nemeth fought it out heads-up for the title and either would have been a worthy champion. Only one person can win a poker tournament, Nemeth was that person this time around. The Hungarian superstar scooped $13,239, leaving Barer to console himself with an $8,820 runner-up score.
MILLIONS Online #15 Mini Omaha High Roller Final Table Results
|3||Ian Bradley||United Kingdom||$6,157|
|4||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$4,242|
|5||Robert Woodcock||United Kingdom||$3,130|
Another 50x MILLIONS Online Seats Must Be Won
There’s plenty of MILLIONS Online action for you to get your teeth into this weekend, including the MILLIONS Online Main Event 1B Mega Satellite at 15:30 GMT on February 28 where 50x $5,300 seats are guaranteed to be won. Buy into the mega sat for $530 or win your way in from as little as $0.01 thanks to our awesome phase satellites.
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