Finnish high-stakes specialist Tomi Brouk, pictured here in black with Samuel Vousden, came out on top in the MILLIONS Online #07: 7-Max Championship and turned his $320 investment into $37,887, with bounties included.
The tournament drew in a stellar crowd of 886 entrants over a handful of starting flights, with 133 starters progressing to Day 2, where they locked in a min-cash for their efforts plus any bounties they accumulated along the way.
Dozens of elite-level players were present and correct on Day 2. They included Niklas Astedt, Preben Stokkan, four-time WSOP champion Michael Gathy, former MILLIONS Online Main Event winner Benjamin Chalot, and Team PartyPoker’s Patrick Leonard, whose deep run ended in an 18th-place finish.
Final Table Reached
Including bounties, none of the seven finalists took home less than $3,808 for their impressive performances. That is the sum Brazil’s Murilo Milhomen collected when they bowed out in seventh place. Another Brazilian, Luciano Hollanda, joined his fellow countryman on the rail in sixth place and saw $5,194 land in his PartyPoker account.
Fifth place and $5,994 went to Hungarian grinder Marton Czuczor, a supremely talented individual who would have made a worthy champion.
Then came the untimely demise of Albert Cigliano in fourth, a finish good for $7,857, then British star Charlie Combes in third. Combes has over $8.7 million in online poker tournament earnings, which he boosted with $13,157 here.
Heads-up saw Brouk lock horns with Estonia’s Juan Vecino, two incredible players that have tangled with one another many times during their long and illustrious careers. Both players guaranteed themselves more than $17,600 from the main prize pool before fighting it out for the final bounties that tipped the scales at five figures.
Eventually, Brouk came out on top and added $20,224 worth of scalps to his prize for a total take-home pay of $37,887. Vecino had to make do with a $22,188 consolation prize.
MILLIONS online KO #07: 7-Max Championship Final Table Results
|3||Charlie Combes||United Kingdom||$1,258||$11,899||$13,157|
Only Three MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Flights Remain
Time is rapidly running out if you have dreams and aspirations of becoming the 2023 MILLIONS Online KO Main Event champion. Only three $530 flights remain, and it is looking ever likely that there will be an overlay on the $500,000 guarantee.
Through three of six Day 1s, some 515 PartyPoker players have bought in, and only 78 have progressed to Day 2 on May 29.
Antonio Galiana Ortega of Malta is the current chip leader, having amassed 23,619,050 chips and $1,750 worth of bounties during his chosen flight. Brazilian Paulo Brombin has 22,722,425 chips, the only other MILLIONS Online KO Main Event player with a stack of over 20 million.
Day 1D commences at 19:05 BST on May 28, with Day 1E shuffling up and dealing at 16:05 BST on May 29. A turbo-structured Day 1E kicks off at 18:05 BST on May 29, with Day 2 starting three hours later at 21:05 BST.
The plan for Day 2 is to complete 16 levels, each 20 minutes long, before breaking until 20:05 BST on May 30. Any surviving players then retake their seats and battle it out for the lion’s share of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Your best chance of playing in the MILLIONS Online KO Main Event is the Day 1D satellite at 17:00 BST on May 28. It comes with a 40x $530 seat guarantee but has no direct buy-in; you must play your way into it via one of the various phases. Those phases start at only $0.01, so hit the PartyPoker tables and find the poker champion in you.