The biggest online poker festival ever to take place in the long history of 888poker has just begun with the Millions Superstorm guaranteeing at more than $8 million across 480 tournaments from Sept. 10 to Oct. 11.
The highlight of the festival is the two-day $320 888Millions Superstorm Main Event boasting a huge $1 million guarantee. Opening flights have already begun for this event and there are plenty of chances every day for you to earn a ticket to this event for free.
Uruguay's Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez was the biggest star thus far in the festival after shipping the 888Millions Sunday Special for $19,350 under the watchful eye of the PokerNews Live Reporting team.
Check below for a complete overview of the past few days of the Millions Superstorm at 888poker.
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Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez Wins 888Millions Sunday Special ($19,350)
It took nine hours for Uruguay's Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez to finish on top of a field of 402 entrants (311 players + 91 re-entries) to win the 888Millions Sunday Special, the biggest event thus far to take place this festival with a huge $100,000 prize pool. Gonzalez took home the top prize of $19,350 after besting Canada's "alexkoab05" in heads-up play.
Gonzalez is no stranger to the winner's circle. The nearly $20,000 win today added to more than $6 million in total online earnings, and boosted his more than $400,000 in winnings at 888poker alone. Although he hasn't booked a win at 888poker in a while, he won the $20,000 Mega Deep for $4,600 in June 2018, and his biggest score on 888poker is $98,415 from May 2017 for a bronze performance in the XL Inferno #126 - $400,000 Super HR Chip-In.
888Millions Sunday Special 9/13 - Final Table Results
Dozens of events have already taken place during the first four days of the Millions Superstorm at 888poker.
As we already mentioned, Gonzalez took down the biggest prize thus far in the festival. Other players to hit big during the first few days of the Millions Superstorm included Dominic "billy_slater" Coombe, Matthew "ProPriced" Price, "okokok1893", and "Creative.", who notched the second biggest score thus far.
888Millions $160 PKO - 8-Max - $50,000 Guaranteed
Sept. 10, 2020
$6,040 + $5,379 in bounties
888Millions $22 Mini PKO - 8-Max - $20,000 Guaranteed
Sept. 10, 2020
$2,026 + $1,473 in bounties
888Millions $55 Deepstack - $30,000 Guaranteed
Sept. 11, 2020
Dominic "billy_slater" Coombe (Chile)
$5,529 (heads-up deal)
888Millions $22 Mini Deepstack - $20,000 Guaranteed
Opening flights for the Superstorm Main Event are underway with thus far 660 entrants (including 88 inflight re-entries) getting into the action in hopes for a lion's share of the at least $1 million guaranteed in the prize pool.
A total of 96 players and counting have thus far virtually bagged a stack with Brazil's "vitola99" thus far in the chip lead after parlaying his 10,000 opening chip stack into a monster stack of 227,527 in chips.
Meanwhile, former top-ranked online tournament player in the world in Chile's Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro also bagged a big stack and has cracked the top ten spots on the leaderboard.
Here is a look at the top 10 players on the leaderboard thus far with many more opening flights to come.
Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro
The Main Event provides plenty of action with 20-minute blind levels on Day 1. Opening flights end the sooner of 12 blind levels in the books or the field trimmed down to 14 percent of its starting size.
The next opening flight takes place on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. EDT. There are plenty of satellites for players to qualify for pennies on the dollars along with many paths for players to get their tickets for free.
Surviving players will return for one final day of play on Sunday, Oct. 11 when all of the action will be reported under the watchful eye of the PokerNews Live Reporting team.