It seems that partypoker has found a middle ground in high roller tournaments and the MILLIONS Online series is a living example of this. The festival, which started on February 13, confidently beats all guarantees, and in some events even with a huge margin. Pokeroff has prepared for you an overview of the key tournaments of the past days.
Dziwilewski started the streak with a skid in a high roller for $ 10K
The grand high roller took the title in an incredibly expensive kick-off event for the MILLIONS Online series, which runs until March 9th. Brazilian Yuri Dzivilevsky (Yuri Dzivielivski, aka Martins) won the # 03 6-Max High Roller for $ 10,300 with only 57 entries, but that was more than enough to break the $ 500K guarantee.
To say that the ending was strong is to say nothing. Among the contenders for the victory were Justin Bonomo (fought in heads-up), Joao Vieira, Daniel Dvoress and many others. According to the results of the 7-hour tournament, Yuri took the prize of $ 184K, and now his online career winnings, according to pocketfives data, exceed $ 10.5M.
Timothy Adams Wins $ 5K Turbo High Roller
Following Yuri in the list of winners, there is a man, without whom any high roller tournament is unlikely to start for the last couple of years. Canadian Timothy Adams (Timothy Adams) took in $ 78K for winning Event # 04 6-Max High Roller Turbo – a single re-entry tournament that attracted 56 entries, once again beating the $ 200K guarantee by a margin.
Bonomo and Chidwick again leaked to the finals, taking 4th and 6th places, respectively.
Chess player Ottomar Ladva is the main sensation of MILLIONS Online
24-year-old grandmaster and four-time Estonian chess champion Ottomar Ladva (Ottomar Ladva) caused a sensation – the guy won the most expensive tournament in the series for $ 25K, beating in heads-up Justin Bonomo, one of the most auristic poker players of recent years. True, this event was slightly overshadowed by technical problems with the latter, about which we wrote in our Telegram channel (subscribe, by the way, there are many interesting things).
Returning to the personality of Ottomar, until recently he was a complete no-name in the poker community – his profile on the same hendonmob totaled only $ 248K in prize money offline, which is negligible for people who can afford to participate in tournaments with buy- other $ 25,500. With a $ 525K drift in Event # 11 6-max Super High Roller, he has already been dubbed the next “prodigy” in poker and is predicted to have a great future.
Pascal Lefrancois Proven To Be Good In Omaha
The player Arthur Martirosyan accidentally confused with another Pascal (Hartman) has an enviable performance in partypoker tournaments:
- In August 2020 Pascal Lefrancois (Pascal Lefrancois) won $ 315K in the WPT 25K tournament
- In April 2017 he won € 1.7M in the partypoker MILLIONS Main Event
In addition, Lefrancois also has a 2010 WSOP Hold’em gold bracelet. In general, it may seem that he plays exclusively with two cards, but he recently demonstrated his skill in the $ 5200 Omaha tournament. The event attracted 52 entries, which also broke the $ 200K guarantee, and Pascal took $ 84K for first place, beating partypoker pro Joni Jouhkimainen heads-up.
Obviously, there was no pressure on any of the heads-up participants, so there was no question of a deal.
Main Event fulfills $ 5,000,000 guarantee
The main measure of the streak’s success is of course the demand for the Main Event, and this is where partypoker has done well. The $ 5300 tournament broke the guarantee by almost 10%. At the time of publication of the material, two starting flights were played:
- Day 1A took place on February 21 and collected 591 entries – Daniel Dvoress finished as chip leader
- Day 1B was held on February 28 and collected 493 entries – Peter Jetten finished as chip leader
On March 1, Day 2 was played, according to the results of which there were 28 participants. Ukrainian is the chip leader Valentin Kazantsev, he has 98 bb on the stack. Of the regulars known and interesting to us, the fight for the first prize continues:
- Vitaly “Zavor” Zavorotny – 67 bb
- Dmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich – 56 bb
- Jamie Staples – 43 bb
- Daniel Dvoress – 25 bb
The second game day, which will end at the 9-max stage, will be watched live by Dmitry Shakhov and Fedor “Lorem” Truntsev on the Twitch channel party poker… The broadcast starts on March 2 at 22:05 Moscow time.
The WPT500 is not far away
“Not by Millions alone” – partypoker tells us and is posting the upcoming WPT500 Series schedule in the lobby. True, the name of the festival does not quite reflect the essence of what is happening – the series consists of two WPT500 tournaments (oddly enough, the buy-ins will be $ 530), as well as a couple of dozen side events from $ 55 to $ 5200.
WPT500 will take place from March 7 to 23, and the two main majors will be:
- $ 530 WPT with $ 1,000,000 Guaranteed… Entrance days will take place from March 7 to March 14 at 20:05 Moscow time. United Day2 – March 15th.
- $ 530 WPT Knockout with a $ 1,000,000 guarantee. Entrance days will run from March 15th to March 21st at 23:05 UTC. United Day2 – March 22 at 23:05 GMT, and a few hours before its start, the final flight in turbo format will take place.
The WPT series is made for the format of an offline festival, and it will not work to call it “democratic”. At the time of publication, none of the 25 tournaments with one re-entry (with rare exceptions) have satellites. Partypoker announced that they will appear very soon, and let’s hope that it will be so, otherwise, except for a direct buy-in for several hundred (or even thousands) dollars, you will not play on WPT.
The Irish Open is online again
The organizers of the series did not cherish hopes for an offline stage in the first half of 2021 and moved everything online, as it happened in 2020. The festival has shown its viability, so from March 26, Irish Open Online will be held at partypoker again.
Unlike the WPT, the organizers of the series took care of the satellites in advance – the lobby is already inundated with qualifications for the Main Event. Players are expected by the classic “ladder”, which begins with the center rolls:
Center Roll € 0.01> € 1.1 Phase 1> € 11 Phase 2> Phase Final (no direct buy-in)> Main Event € 1100
How will the Main Event of the € 1,100 buy-in series with a € 1,000,000 guarantee go? Traditionally there will be a multi-day tournament with a couple of entrance flights.
- March 28 @ 05:05 pm EDT – Day 1A
- April 4 @ 05:05 pm EDT – Day 1B
- April 5th 09:05 AM PDT – Day 2
Last year’s Irish Open Online was incredibly successful. The Main Event attracted around 3,000 registrations, with Brazilian winner Pablo Silva claiming € 462K.
You can register at partypoker and take part in any of the March episodes here.