Wow! November 25th, 2018 will be a day to remember as Day 1A of the $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online kicked off and became partypoker’s biggest-ever starting flight across its online and live events.
Some 1,574 entries were processed by the time late registration slammed shut, meaning a staggering $7,870,000 of the $20 million guaranteed prize pool was collected on Day 1A alone. Of those 1,574 starters, 230 punched their tickets for Day 2 on December 2nd with nobody bagging up more chips than Philipp “Phil_Gruissem” Gruissem of Team partypoker fame.
Gruissem finished Day 1A of MILLIONS Online with a tournament-leading stack of 26,865,379 chips and now enjoys a lead of more than 2.7 million chips over Finland’s “hi_all”.
Three other members of Team partypoker also progressed to Day 2 at the first attempt. Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov, the MILLIONS Russia Main Event champion, bagged an 8,041,113 stack, Josip “JozinhoPP” Simunic ended the night with 4,786,977 chips, while Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao goes into Day 2 armed with 4,011,108 chips.
Each of the players who bagged up a top 10 stack did so with more than 15 million chips. The United Kingdom has four players in the top 10, including Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman on 15,374,484 chips, enough for 10th place. Nobody has won more from online poker tournaments than Moorman and he is now on course for a $2.5 million haul.
MILLIONS Online Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Philipp “Phil_Gruissem” Gruissem||Malta||26,865,379|
|3||Ben “bfzhang” Farrell||United Kingdom||22,549,893|
|10||Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman||United Kingdom||15,374,484|
Also bagging up an impressive stack was the United Kingdom’s “SandwichBacon” who finished in third-place in last year’s $5 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online for $435,448. SandwichBacon is through to Day 2 with a 14,702,892 stack, enough for 12th place on the overnight leaderboard.
Plenty of established professionals were among the 230 players who survived Day 1A. These included Canada’s “TIMEXCNT”, “kashmir_uzi”, “uNORTH0doX”, “MechaCorta”, the legendary Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Robin “petdet3ctive” Ylitalo, and “FkTheseGuysBro”.
Remaining MILLIONS Online Starting Flights
Four more starting flights are available for the $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online event. Players are permitted to play in as many Day 1s as they wish but can only take their largest stack through to Day 2 should they progress more than once. Each flight allows two re-entries, too.
|Thu 29 Nov||20:00||Day 1B|
|Sun 2 Dec||20:00||Day 1C|
|Mon 3 Dec||20:00||Day 1D|
|Tue 4 Dec||12:00||Day 1E Turbo|
MILLIONS Online Mega Satellites Full of Value
We launched our MILLIONS Online Mega Satellites on November 25th and they proved to be a roaring success. A total of 263 seats were won across five Mega Satellites, with a total value of $1,393,900!
Our MILLIONS Online Mega Satellites continue to run every day until 12:00 CET on December 4th and have combined guarantees in excess of $5.3 million!
MILLIONS Online ADDED Value Satellites and Sit & Go Jackpot
You can still win your way into the MILLIONS Online via our ADDED Value satellites that have tickets and seats added to the prize pool once late registration has ended. This system allows us to award more tickets and seats than simply guaranteeing a number, making them even better value for you.
There’s also the MILLIONS Online edition of our Sit & Go Jackpot games. These only cost $10 to enter and they award $22, $109 and $530 satellite tickets with the jackpot being a $5,300 MILLIONS Online seat!
Thank you for your incredible support so far. Let’s hope subsequent starting flights are equally as busy as we make at least four partypoker players millionaires in the $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online event.
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