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Football fans often chant “he’s one of our own” to their homegrown players at matches and it is PartyPoker’s time to sing that tune because Team PartyPoker’s Patrick Leonard is a MILLIONS Online champion! The super-popular British star was the last player standing in the MILLIONS Online edition of The Grand, a fantastic result that saw the balla take home a cool $29,731.

Leonard is in hot form right now, having captured his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in Las Vegas this summer. Now he is transferring his live run-good to the virtual felt, and that spells bad news for anyone who finds themselves on his table.

MILLIONS Online #07 The Grand saw 152 players fight it out for a slice of the $151,633 prize pool. Dozens of elite-level grinders flexed their muscles in this event, but only 27 of them finished in the money places.

Sami Kelopuro, Ivan Luca, Joakim Andersson, Nacho Barbero, Niklas Astedt, Elio Fox, and another of our own Matthew Staples busted before the money places. Brazil’s Denny Ramos was the unfortunate soul who popped the all-important money bubble, busting in 28th place with 27 paid.

Among those who saw a return on their investment included former Irish Open champion Dan Wilson, flying Finn Samuel Vousden, Christian Rudolph, and Team Online’s Jaime Staples.

The final table was an international affair, with six nations represented by some stellar names. Tauan Naves and Gustavo Mastelotto, both of Brazil, were the first pair of players to hit the rail. Carlos Villamarin of Canada fell next, before MILLIONS Online Opener PKO champion Vojtech Skalak fell by the wayside in sixth. Skalak’s fellow Czech, Jiri Lipina, busted in fifth.

Johannes Straver saw his tournament end in fourth place for $10,134, the event’s first five-figure sum. Then came the untimely demise of Ukraine’s Andrii Derzhypilskyi in third, worth $14,653.

Leonard found himself heads-up against Leonard Maue in a one-on-one battle for the title, the lion’s share of the prize pool, and the glory. Our hero defeated his Austrian opponent to receive all three of those things, his prize money tipping the scales at $29,731. Maue collected a $20,745 consolation prize.

The MILLIONS Online edition of The Grand runs again this week. The Phase Final costs $1,050 to buy into, but you can play your way in from as little as $0.01! Your entry route into this amazing tournament goes $0.01 > $1.10 > $11 > $109 > $1,050. Good luck!

MILLIONS Online #07 The Grand Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Patrick Leonard United Kingdom $29,731
2 Leonard Maue Austria $20,745
3 Andrii Derzhypilskyi Ukraine $14,653
4 Johannes Straver Austria $10,134
5 Jiri Lipina Czech Republic $7,566
6 Vojtech Skalak Czech Republic $6,295
7 Carlos Villamarin Canada $5,277
8 Gustavo Mastelotto Brazil $4,521
9 Tauan Naves Brazil $3,901

Mattsson Among the Main Event Day 1B Survivors

Day 1B of the MILLIONS Online #05 Main Event saw another 117 PartyPoker players exchange $3,200 for one million chips and the chance to become this event’s worthy champion. Only 18 of those starters punched their Day 2 tickets, and nobody bagged up more chips than Swedish superstar Simon Mattsson.

Mattsson finished Day 1B of the $2 million guaranteed Main Event with 16,010,939 chips, which are enough for third place overall, with four flights remaining.

The Day 1B survivor list is littered with household names from around the globe. Such luminaries as Joni Jouhkimainen, Alexandros Theologis, Ivan Luca, Tomi Brouk, Robert Heidorn, and former Caribbean Poker Party Online Main Event champion Diego Ventura.

A special mention goes to the aforementioned Theologius, who also bagged a top ten stack in the $320 MILLIONS Online Mini Main Event Day 1B field; what a guy!

MILLIONS Online #05 Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Simon Mattsson Sweden 16,010,939
2 Robert Heidorn United Kingdom 13,432,501
3 Diego Ventura Peru 9,770,018
4 Sergio De Pedro Estonia 9,628,438
5 Tomi Brouk Finland 9,557,982
6 Ivan Luca Argentina 7,293,388
7 Dalton Hobold Brazil 6,416,592
8 Alexandros Theologis Austria 6,328,392
9 Eugenio Peralta Ireland 6,149,664
10 Rimantas Boguzas Ireland 5,259,462

Olson Bags Mini Main Event Overall Chip Lead

Day 1B of the $320 MILLIONS Online Mini Main Event drew in another 338 PartyPoker players, and 51 of those navigated their way to Day 2. That takes the total attendance through two of six flights to 583, with 88 players safely through to Day 2 on September 26.

Sweden’s Emil Olsson finished Day 1B with 18,614,212 chips, which were not only enough to become the flight’s chip leader, but he now leads the Mini Main Event overall. Indeed, the top six Day 1B leaders are currently the top six overall.

Mathias Siljander finished his flight with a top 10 Day 1B stack. Finland’s Siljander won a MILLIONS Online KO title in May, and excelled at the recent MILLIONS Europe festival in Barcelona.

Team Online’s Matthew Staples progressed with almost 11 million chips, while the likes of Leon Sturm, Sami Kelopuro, former WPT Slovenia champion Miha Travnik, Sylvain Loosli, Roland Rokita, and Fabio Sperling are also into the money places.

MILLIONS Online #06 Mini Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Emil Olsson Sweden 18,614,212
2 Brener Vicente Brazil 17,890,838
3 Ricardo Silva Malta 17,432,348
4 Darren Floyd Ireland 14,955,314
5 Alexandros Theologis Austria 12,818,521
6 Mihai Ciorteanu United Kingdom 12,414,862
7 Barry Cole United Kingdom 12,026,764
8 Mathias Siljander Finland 11,774,891
9 Igor Dursel United Kingdom 11,448,831
10 Andrew Aspinall United Kingdom 11,174,444

MILLIONS Online and Side Event Results So Far

Dozens of PartyPoker players have helped themselves to MILLIONS Online and side event titles since the first cards shuffled up and dealt. The $71,466 won by Vojtech Skalak in the Opener PKO is still the largest prize to date, but with the Super 500 and Super 100 finales approaching, that sum could be blown out of the water.

Shout-out to Emil Olsson, who not only leads the Mini Main Event but has two side event victories under his belt. The talented Swede won a $320 buy-in 6-Max Turbo PKO for $8,506 and a 7-Max Turbo PKO for an additional $5,672!

Event Buy-in Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
8-Max PKO $215 355 $75,000 Daniel Costa $11,933*
8-Max PKO $530 90 $75,000 Sergio De Pedro $14,117*
7-Max Turbo PKO $215 134 $30,000 Jeremey Saderne $5,620*
8-Max PKO $109 711 $71,100 Ian Zolotukhin $8,667
#01 Opener PKO $1,575 255 $382,500 Vojtech Skalak $71,466*
#02 Mini Opener PKO $162 1,188 $178,200 Danton Gomes $19,475
6-Max Turbo PKO $320 98 $30,000 Emil Olsson $8,506*
7-Max PKO $109 380 $38,000 Felix Ahlers $5,843*
8-Max PKO $215 270 $54,000 Petr Vodak $10,192*
8-Max PKO $162 275 $41,250 Domen Bratoz $7,849*
8-Max PKO $320 157 $50,000 Sergii Borysevych $11,027*
7-Max Turbo PKO $215 114 $25,000 Emil Olsson $5,672*
8-Max Deepstack $162 177 $26,550 Charlie Combes $5,069
7-Max PKO $215 274 $54,800 Renan Demetrio $9,189*
6-Max Turbo PKO $530 46 $25,000 Andrea Radicchi $8,626*
7-Max PKO $162 223 $33,450 Brunno Botteon $6,842*
6-Max $215 178 $35,600 Pieter Theelen $6,506
6-Max Turbo PKO $109 176 $20,000 Tomi Brouk $4,034*
8-Max PKO $215 346 $75,000 Elias Suhonen $13,018*
8-Max PKO $109 707 $75,000 Charles Turnbull $10,087*
6-Max Turbo PKO $162 150 $25,000 Antoine Toulouse $6,171*

*includes bounty payments

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