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Viktor Blom Crushes Day 1 of partypoker MILLIONS Germany

Viktor Blom

The 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event is off to a good start to meet the guaranteed prize pool of €5,000,000. After the first two of four starting days at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, a field of 303 entries has bought in. Day 1a got 209 runners, Day 1b (on the same day) attracted a field of 94. Day 1a saw 70 players survive, Day 1b had 27 players bag and tag.

German player "ggbn," solely known by his nickname, leads the overall field with over ten times the 1,000,000 starting stack. Viktor Blom follows in second place.

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
2Viktor BlomSweden8,805,000
3Andreas WalnumNorway8,140,000
4Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria7,700,000
5Christopher FrankGermany6,980,000
6Uzair KhawajaDenmark5,960,000
7Artur WasekPoland5,915,000
8Lander LijoSpain5,730,000
9Jessica PilkingtonUnited Kingdom5,660,000
10Hossein Pour MehrshadIreland5,575,000

After he busted out in 15th place for €11,000 in the €2,700 Warm Up, Swedish online high stakes legend Viktor "Isildur1" Blom jumped right into the action of the Main Event and doubled in one of the first hands after sitting down when flopping a straight. Soon after, Blom sent Dermot Blain to the rail in a big clash with aces versus kings and knocked out another player with aces versus jacks before halftime. Blom didn't stop there just yet, as a set over set situation made him even richer.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom jumped right into the action of the Main Event and doubled in one of the first hands

Despite losing quite some chips in the last levels of the night, Blom topped the counts after bagging up 8.805 million. His nearest follower is Viliyan Petleshkov with 7.7 million and Christopher Frank made it through with 6.98 million. Frank claimed the stack of partypoker ambassador Joao Simao when his pocket kings held up versus ace-king. Two partypoker sponsored players made it through in team online's Josip Simunic (4.09 million) and ambassador Patrick Leonard (2.0 million), while Johnny Lodden, Marcel Luske, and Dzmitry Urbanovich were all felted throughout the 12 levels of 40 minutes each on Day 1a.

Other big stacks and notables that won't need to re-enter the competition include Artur Wasek (5,915 million), Jessica Pilkington (5.66 million), 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event runner-up Gianluca Speranza (5.28 million), Christian Christner (5.19 million), Koray Aldemir (5.025 million), Sander van Wesemael (4.72 million), David Urban (4.205 million), four-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche (3.225 million) and Sam Cohen (2.87 million).

Other big names to fall on Day 1a included Mike Leah, Pierre Neuville, Michael Tureniec, Ole Schemion, Adrian Mateos, James Akenhead, Steve O'Dwyer and Vladimir Troyanovskiy.

Among the 303 entries on Day 1a and 1b combined, only 97 hopefuls have already booked their seat for Day 2.

The action at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany recommences today with Day 1c as of 12. p.m. noon local time and Day 1d as of 5 p.m. local time. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide the action until a champion is crowned this upcoming Sunday. Follow along right here!

Marcel Luske
partypoker's Marcel Luske did not survive Day 1

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