Yulian Bogdanov Crowned PartyPoker MILLIONS Online KO 6-Max Champion
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Bulgaria has itself a PartyPoker MILLIONS Online KO champion, and Yulian Bogdanov is the player who brought home the bacon. Bogdanov came out on top in the MILLIONS Online KO 6-Max Championship and turned his $215 investment into a $32,631 haul.
The tournament drew in 1,111 entrants across several starting flights, resulting in a guarantee-busting $222,200 prize pool. Only 165 of those entrants progressed to Day 2, with each locking in a min-cash for their efforts plus any scalps they collected along the way.
Big names littered the Day 2 payout list. Endrit Geci, the 2021 MILLIONS Online Main Event champion cashed in this event. As did such luminaries as Jerry Odeen, Marton Czuczor, Irish legend Andy Black, Niklas Astedt, Ioannis Angelou Konstas, Team PartyPoker's Patrick Leonard, Kenny Hallaert, Benjamin Chalot, and the United Kingdom's Tom Hall.
Seven PartyPoker players made up the final table. With bounties included, each was guaranteed a four-figure haul.
Finland's Elias Suhonen was the first finalist to find themselves with fresh air where their chips once stood. Suhonen saw $2,317 land in his PartyPoker account.
Brazilian Gustavo Cerjeira busted in sixth for $4,289 before Team PartyPoker's Matt Staples ran out of luck and had to make do with a fifth-place finish worth $6,043.
Fourth place and $7,581 went to Henrique Coutinho, with Eugenio Peralta busting in third for $12,587, which sent the tournament into the heads-up stage.
Bogdanov was only a single elimination away from capturing the title, but the talented Brit John Adderley stood in his way. Both players guaranteed themselves more than $14,000 from the main prize pool, but the final bounty payment was worth more than that, so everything was still to play for.
Unfortunately for Adderley, he fell at the final hurdle and received a $17,848 consolation prize. Meanwhile, Bogdanov reeled in a score worth $32,631, giving him plenty of ammunition for the rest of the MILLIONS Online KO Series, which concludes at the end of May.
MILLIONS Online KO 6-Max Championship Final Table Results
|2||John Adderley||United Kingdom||$3,466||$14,382||$17,848|
Brazilian One-Two in the Sunday Party
A field of 1,522 players bought into the MILLIONS Online KO edition of the Sunday Party, and created a $152,200 prize pool. There was a notable absentee from the field in Patrick Leonard. Having won back-to-back Sunday Party events, we would have thought Leonard was raring to go in this tournament. Perhaps he took a backseat to allow someone else to win?
The nine-handed final table had five Brazilian players seated around it, and two of those Samba stars navigated their way to the heads-up section of the event.
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Guilherme Rimbano found himself in a one-on-one battle with fellow countryman Lazaro Tupy. There was little difference in the main prize pool payouts, with both Brazilians securing more than $8,600 for their efforts. Both players had been active throughout the tournament, and were both guaranteed to add more than $5,000 worth of extras to their hauls.
When the dust settled, it was Rimbano who held all of the chips, and he scooped a total prize worth $17,471, leaving Tupy to collect $13,650.
This weekend's Sunday Party, at 7:05 p.m. BST on May 21, boasts a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool, making it the biggest Sunday Party since the tournament launched a few weeks ago.
MILLIONS Online KO Sunday Party Final Table Results
|3||Euan Baxter||United Kingdom||$1,762||$5,570||$7,332|
|7||Bruno Lopes De Castro||Brazil||$523||$1,387||$1,910|
|8||Nathan Rose||United Kingdom||$1,282||$1,107||$2,389|
Big Names Progress in the Main Event
Two MILLIONS Online KO Main Event flights are in the bag, and those Day 1s have seen 374 players whittled to a more manageable 57. The current top ten has some phenomenal talent in it, and the field is only going to become tougher with each subsequent flight that takes place.
Antonio Ortega of Malta is the early chip leader, having turned his one million starting stack into 23,619,050 chips. Ortega also has $1,750 locked in from bounties already, meaning he is freerolling towards one of the tournament's bigger prizes.
Also currently in the top ten are Steven Van Zadelhoff (12,561,583), Patrice Brandt (9,999,370), and Jerry Odeen (9,354,655).
Further down the chip counts, you find Jack Sinclair (7,068,279), Tomi Brouk (6,208,257), former MILLIONS Online Main Event winners Jon Van Fleet (5,571,344) and Benjamin Chalot (5,555,137), Team PartyPoker's Jaime Staples (5,158,107), and Swedish superstar Simon Mattsson (4,593,511).
There are Day 1s at 7:05 p.m. BST on May 21 and May 28, plus additional flights at 4:05 p.m. BST and 6:05 p.m. BST on May 29.
MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|6||Steven Van Zadelhoff||Malta||$625||12,561,583|
|7||Patrice Brandt||United Kingdom||$875||9,999,370|
|10||Rusu Nicolaie||United Kingdom||$250||9,247,201|
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