It was only a few days ago that Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard raised almost $1,600 for charity on the partypoker Twitch channel. Now you get to see Leonard in action again because he has navigated his way to the final table of the $1 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online KO Edition Main Event and will be showcasing his skills from 21:00 BST alongside eight other talented finalists.
Some 1,249 players bought into the MILLIONS Online KO Edition Main Event and created a guarantee-busting $1,249,000 prize pool. A massive chunk of that pot is still up for grabs and Leonard is vying to get his hands on the lion’s share.
Made the final table of @partypoker MILLIONS online the biggest tournament of the year on my favourite site. Feeling very blessed! Also have day 3 of SCOOP PLO Main Event with 18 left. I’m 200 points ahead in the overall SCOOP leader board with 1 day to go. Feeling so fortunate. pic.twitter.com/UL9eAXmT5s
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) May 31, 2022
Leonard returns to the action armed with a healthy 163,986,599 stack, which is enough for third place at the restart. In addition, Leonard has already secured $14,484 in bounties and has locked up at least $8,103 from the main prize pool.
All nine finalists have reached this stage on merit and can be immensely proud of making it this far. Christopher Frank is the chip leader when play resumes. Frank has been in this position many times during his career and will be difficult to catch having amassed 344,221,722 chips, some 123 million more than his nearest rival, Felipe Boianovsky (231,834,844) of Brazil.
Just below Leonard is where you find Ignas Vaitulionis (156,865,086) with Malta’s Matthias Lipp (108,949,591) in fifth place and the only other player at the final table to sit down behind more than 100 million chips.
The shorter stacks are most certainly not out of contention thanks to the long 30-minute levels, which gives them ample opportunities to pick their spots. Akseli Paalanen of Finland (92,153,476) is the deepest stack of the chasing pack, while Patrick Hyllegaard (70,819,738) has enough chips to damage the leaders.
Boris Angelov (38,030,069) and Omar Adel Abo Seria Mohammed Baiou (34,490,713) bring up the rear with sub-15 big blinds stacks.
Play resumes at 20:30 BST on May 31 and continues until only one player has al the chips in their stack. That person wins a $79,908 main prize pool prize in addition to a bounty payout that is sure to be of a similar size if not larger. Of course, they also get to call themselves the MILLIONS Online KO Edition Main Event champion.
Tune into the partypoker Twitch channel from 21:00 BST to watch the action unfold. Can Leonard get the job done? We do not have long to wait to find out.
MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Final Table
|3||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$14,484||163,986,599|
|9||Omar Adel Abo Seria Mohammed Baiou||Denmark||$5,265||34,490,713|
Maczka The Man To Catch In The Mini Main Event
The MILLIONS Online KO Edition Mini Main Event has reached its final day and only 16 of the 5,916 starters remain in contention to become the tournament’s champion. A cool $32,854 plus bounties and bragging rights awaits the winner, and Joseph Maczka is the man in pole position when play resumes at 20:30 BST on May 31.
Maczka funds himself armed with 765,687,238 chips and looks set to be the first player to enjoy a one billion chip stack.
Keep an eye on the player currently residing in fifth place, a certain Alex Kulev. He has been in incredible form for the past few months and has won two prizes in excess of $200,000 in each of his last two months. Kulev is armed with a war chest of 449,365,095 chips and has $2,513 worth of bounties in tow.
MILLIONS Online KO Mini Main Event Final Day Chip Counts
|1||Joseph Maczka||United Kingdom||$1,832||765,687,238|
|2||Dotun Lawal||United Kingdom||$3,184||638,311,794|
|3||Graham Clarkson||United Kingdom||$1,097||583,003,758|
|8||Paul Hizer||United Kingdom||$278||376,098,812|
|11||Steven Simpson||United Kingdom||$981||248,639,592|
|12||Jorge De Matteo||Brazil||$2,287||229,784,335|
|13||Lucas Roberto Rigos||Brazil||$1,292||179,853,208|