Brazil's Boianovsky Takes Down MILLIONS Online KO Main Event
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The partypoker MILLIONS Online KO Edition came to a thrilling conclusion this week with the crowning of the series' Main Event champion. partypoker decided to run a progressive knockout festival under its popular MILLIONS Online banner and it proved to be a hit with the sites players. Felipe Boianovsky is one player who is certainly a fan of the format, as would you be had you won the Main Event for $150,163.
MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Final Table Results
|5||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$17,953||$23,187||$41,140|
A bumper crowd of 1,249 entrants created a $1,249,000 prize pool, smashing the $1 million guarantee. Half that princely sum went onto the heads of each player, with the remaining 50% shared among the top 185 finishers who had made it to Day 2.
Dozens of household names reached Day 2 but failed in their quest to find a seat at the eight-handed final table. They included Andrew Hulme, Joakim Andersson, Thomas Muehloecker, Dimitar Danchev, Samuel Vousden, Anton Wigg, Yuri Dzivielevski, Gianluca Speranza, Jaime Staples, and David Yan.
The eight-handed final table initially progressed at a lightning pace, with short-stack Boris Angelov running his pocket kings into the aces of Christopher Frank. Denmark's Patrick Hyllegaard followed suit when he committed his last 14 big blinds with a pair of nines in the hole only to run into the pocket jacks of Boianovsky. Surprisingly, that was Boianovsky's first bounty of the tournament!
Team partypoker's Patrick Leonard added the bounty of Matthias Lipp to his collection in a relative cooler of a hand. Leonard raise-called with ace-king after Lipp three-bet all-in with the dominated ace-queen.
The final five became four when Leonard bowed out at the hands of Boianovsky. Leonard three-bet Boianovsky's 17,500,000 opening raise to 45,000,000 before calling off the 181,326,294 chips he had behind. Boianovsky looked in big trouble, his pocket deuces trailing Leonard's superior jacks. However, the hot-running Brazilian spiked a set on the flop and Leonard could not find a miracle two outer on the turn or river.
That hand put the ball firmly in Boianovsky's court and he went into the heads-up battle with Ignas Vitulionis with a three-to-one chip lead after Akseli Paalanen busted in fourth and Boianovsky eliminated Frank in third. Frank made a bizarre – the words of the partypoker Twitch commentary team, not ours — call for his stack with ace-king on a ten-eight-jack-seven-eight rainbow board only to be shown a straight by Boianovsky.
The tournament was Boianovsky's to lose but he did not do that because the final hand saw him jam with queen-six of diamonds, and Vitulionis call off his last 13 big blinds with pocket tens. A queen on the flop and a six on the river were more than enough to bust Vitulionis in second place, a finish worth $89,199, and crown Boianovsky the MILLIONS Online KO Edition Main Event champion.
partypoker Heads to Barcelona
partypoker's attention now turns to the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe festival in sunny Barcelona. It is the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were quashed that the MILLIONS tour has taken place.
The highlight of the bustling schedule is the €3,300 Main Event that runs from June 8 through June 12.
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