2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian

Ruivo and De Goede Chop partypoker MILLIONS Online for $2.3 Million Each

Ruivo and De Goede Chop partypoker MILLIONS Online for $2,3 Million Each

The record-breaking partypoker MILLIONS Online is in the books after Portuguese player Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo (registered at partypoker with a Maltese flag, lead image right) and Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede (registered under the Dutch flag, lead image left) agreed to a heads-up deal awarding the duo $2,329,944 and $2,309,995 respectively.

The guarantee was shattered with 4,367 entrants to generate a historic $21,385,000 prize pool.

The event was hyped up for a full year, in no small part thanks to partypoker guaranteeing a record-breaking $20 million prize pool. The guarantee was shattered with 4,367 entrants ponying up the $5,300 buy-in during five opening flights on Nov. 25 to Dec. 4 to generate a historic $21,385,000 prize pool.

The third and final day began with 29 hopefuls battling it out with Mexico's "wheatforsheep" in the lead. Each player was guaranteed a $65,505 payday at the start of the final day.

Belgium's "NOCOINER" was eliminated in 29th place. On the very first hand of play on the final day, they ran king-jack suited into the ace-king held by Estonia's "depo777".

Christopher "Ad_Finem" Kruk (11th - $163,720), Jon "ICMslut99" Clark (19th - $109,175), and Chance "ChanceSeeYou" Kornuth (22nd - $81,881) all began the final day in the top ten but were unable to reach the final table.

partypoker $5,300 MILLIONS Online Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Manuel "Sheparentao" RuivoNetherlands$2,329,944*
2Pim "ForMatherRussia" de GoedeMalta$2,309,995*
3Scarmak3rSlovenia$1,364,688
4Pedro "Maddonaa" MarquesNetherlands$1,091,750
5j2805667Malta$818,813
6COL_MoutardeCanada$655,050
7wheatforsheepMexico$491,288
8orginALUSLithuania$327,525

*Reflects heads-up deal.

Manuel Ruivo
Portuguese player Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo won the partypoker MILLIONS Online for $2,329,944

partypoker MILLIONS Online Final Table Recap

The eight-max final table began after Ukraine's "senchilko" (ninth - $218,350) jammed ace-queen and was unable to hold against De Goede's ace-jack.

Portuguese poker player Pedro "Maddonaa" Marques, registered at partypoker with a Dutch flag, began the final table with the chip lead closely followed by Mexico's "wheatforsheep", Canada's "COL_Moutarde", and De Goede.

The remaining four players were now each guaranteed a massive seven-figure payout.

De Goede quickly took the chip lead from Marques and became the first player in the tournament to surpass 1 billion in chips.

Lithuania's "orginALUS" was the first casualty at the final table. Marques, who was bleeding some chips, jammed king-eight from the small blind and "orginALUS" called off their short-stack shove of three big blinds with ace-ten from the big blind. Marques paired up his eight on the flop and "orginALUS" was unable to catch up to exit the tournament in eighth place for $327,525.

Shortly after, "wheatforsheep" jammed twelve big blinds with queen-deuce suited from the small blind and was ousted in seventh place for $491,288 after they didn't get there against De Goede's ace-ten in the big blind. After the hand, De Goede had more than half the chips in play and was raising or jamming the majority of hands.

It was déjà vu an orbit later. "COL_Moutarde" jammed the button for twelve big blinds with ace-four suited and was called by De Goede with ace-ten. De Goede's hand held, and "COL_Moutarde" hit the rail in sixth place for $655,050.

De Goede's momentum appeared to be halted a little while later after he doubled up Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo when his pocket sevens couldn't outflip ace-queen. Although De Goede still had the lead at this point, "Sheparentao" narrowed the gap and became the second player to surpass 1 billion in chips.

Malta's "j2805667" was the next to go in fifth place for $818,813 after jamming three big blinds with ace-jack and not holding against the queen-seven held by Ruivo.

The remaining four players were now each guaranteed a massive seven-figure payout.

Slovenia's "Scarmak3r", who qualified into the partypoker MILLIONS Online for just $5, managed to parlay his small investment into a huge payday of $1,364,688.

Shortly after, "Sheparentao" snagged the chip lead before extending it further after eliminating Marques in fourth place for $1,091,750. Marques jammed a short stack with king-seven and wasn't able to get there against the pocket jacks held by Ruivo.

Slovenia's "Scarmak3r", who qualified into the partypoker MILLIONS Online for just $5, managed to parlay his small investment into a huge payday of $1,364,688. The Slovenian was ousted in third place after jamming pocket deuces and running up against De Goede's pocket sixes.

Pim de Goede
Dutch player Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede took home second place for $2,309,995

partypoker MILLIONS Online Heads Up Deal

A single hand was played before the action was paused for players to discuss a deal. Ruivo held a minor chip lead against De Goede. Original payouts were projected to be $2,729,376 for the winner and $1,910,563 for the runner-up. De Goede suggested a chip count deal and Ruivo quickly accepted. The latter was crowned the second-ever partypoker MILLIONS Online winner, taking home the biggest prize of $2,329,944 while De Goede banked $2,309,995.

Ruivo is the second winner of the MILLIONS Online after Jonathan "sordykrd" Van Fleet won the inaugural MILLIONS Online for $1,027,000 last year.

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