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partypoker MILLIONS Online Smashes $20M Guarantee - 29 Players Remain

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In December 2017, partypoker announced it would be bringing back the partypoker MILLIONS Online for a second year. The event has been hyped up for a full year with partypoker guaranteeing a record-breaking $20 million prize pool.

The lofty guarantee already guaranteed that this event would feature the largest prize pool in online poker history. The guarantee was smashed with the five opening flights on Nov. 25 to Dec. 4 attracting a massive field of 4,367 entrants to generate a mouth-watering $21,385,000 prize pool.

Day 1aNov. 251,574
Day 1bNov. 29484
Day 1cDec. 21,112
Day 1dDec. 3707
Day 1eDec. 4490
Total 4,367

Day 2 began with 687 hopefuls left in the field with 500 players guaranteed a payout of at least $10,918. Barring any deals, at least four players will win a seven-figure haul with the winner slated to bring home a huge $2,729,376 first-place prize.

After the scheduled 18 levels of play on Day 2 on Dec. 4, the field was further trimmed down to 29 players with Mexico's "wheatforsheep" leading the way with 566,295,284 in chips followed by Malta's "j2805667" with 336,914,608 in chips.

Notable players near the top of the field to enter the final Day on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. EST include Christopher "Ad_Finem" Kruk (fifth - 258,930,640), Jon "ICMslut99" Clark (eighth - 186,956,522), and Chance "ChanceSeeYou" Kornuth (tenth - 165,392,851).

partypoker MILLIONS Online Final Day Top 10 Chip Counts

5Christopher "Ad_Finem" KrukCanada258,930,640
8Jon "ICMslut99" ClarkUnited Kingdom186,956,522
10Chance "ChanceSeeYou" KornuthCanada165,392,851

Last year Jonathan "sordykrd" Van Fleet won the inaugural MILLIONS Online for $1,027,000 after navigating his way through a field of 1,047 entrants.

Jon Van Fleet
Jon Van Fleet won last year's partypoker MILLIONS Online but did not make the money the second time around.

Despite exiting the turbo Day 1e flight with a sizable chip stack of 12,054,101, Van Fleet was unable to cash in this year's event finishing just short of the money in 504th place.

A handful of partypoker ambassadors advanced to the penultimate day of the historic event but failed to advance to the Final Day including Dzimitry "Dzmitry_Urbanov" Urbanov (535th) and Sam "SamTrickett" Trickett who failed to cash.

Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz takes 31st place for $65,505.

Other partypoker ambassadors were able to navigate into the money including Fedor "Fedor_Holz" Holz (31st - $65,505), Philipp "Phil_Gruissem" Gruissem (37th - $54,588), Joni "JJouhki" Jouhkimainen (63rd - $43,070), Joao "joaosimaobh" Simao (190th - $21,835), Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov (249th - $16,376), Roberto "WelshWizard" Romanello (265th - $16,376), and Kristen "Krissyb24" Bicknell (399th - $12,282),

Other notable players in the money not advancing to the Final Day included Sam "bestindabiz51" Panzica (46th - $49,129), Chris "Therealmoorm" Moorman (61st - $43,670), Kenny "Spacey1891" Hallaert (99th - $32,753), Niklas "Drulitooo" Åstedt (381st - $13,646), and Simon "HellmuthTheGr8" Mattsson (434th - $12,282).

Each of the 29 returning players for Final Day on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. EST is guaranteed a payout of at least $65,505 with payouts scheduled as follows:

Partypoker Online Millions Final Day Payouts


PokerNews will be bringing you live reporting of the final day of the partypoker MILLIONS Online. So check back soon for updates from the largest-ever online poker tournament, right here on PokerNews.

  • Christopher Kruk, Jon Clark, and Chance Kornuth are all near the top of the chip counts.

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