2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany

Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
6,000,000 / 12,000,000

ggbn Leads After 1b; Walnum, Lijo and Loeser Bag Big Stacks

Level 12 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
ggbn takes overall lead after Day 1b
ggbn takes overall lead after Day 1b

The second of four starting days of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event attracted a field of 94 entries including eight players that opted to fire the optional re-entry. Along with the 209 entries on Day 1a, this brings the total field after the first two flights at the King's Casino in Rozvadov up to 303 entries and the last two starting days on Thursday February 15th 2018 are expected to attract bigger fields.

After 12 levels of 40 minutes each, only 27 players bagged up with Germany's ggbn at the top of the overall counts as only player thus far to have advanced with more than 10 starting stacks. Especially towards the end of the day, ggbn continued to rake in pot after pot and sent Kfir Levy to the rail with ace-king versus ace-queen before eventually bagging up 10.27 million. Second-placed Andreas Walnum, a former WPT champion from Norway, was in the middle of the pack until the last hands of the night and scored a big double through Ludovic Geilich with trips kings to claim 8.14 million in chips to his name.

Other big stacks and notables that made it through on Day 1b include Lander Lijo (5.73 million), Manig Loeser (4.855 million), Ionut Voinea (4.295 million), Maciej Kondraszuk (3.15 million), Mike Leah (2.53 million), Adrian Mateos (2.385 million), Bertrand Grospellier (2.375 million), Ludovic Geilich (2.065 million), Anton Wigg (1.175 million) and Michael Sklenicka (910,000).

Several players represented the partypoker brand throughout the day but none of them made it through. Joao Simao, Renato Nomura, Johnny Lodden, Joni Jouhkimainen, Philipp Gruissem and Roberto Romanello were all ousted. In fact, Romanello clan was out in full force, but only Nicholas made it through to Day 2 so far with 2.765 million. Other notables that busted include Steve O'Dwyer, Ihar Soika, Aliaksei Boika, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, MILLIONS Nottingham champion Maria Lampropulos, Kenny Hallaert, Mustapha Kanit, Ole Schemion and €50,000 Super High Roller champion Chi Zhang.

Among the 303 entries on Day 1a and 1b combined, only 97 hopefuls have already booked their seat for Day 2. The action recommences tomorrow with Day 1c as of 12. p.m. noon local time and Day 1d as of 5 p.m. local time. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide the action until a champion is crowned this upcoming Sunday.

Tags: Adrian MateosAliaksei BoikaAndreas WalnumAnthony RomanelloAnton WiggBertrand GrospellierChi ZhangggbnIhar SoikaJoao SimaoJohnny LoddenJoni JouhkimainenKenny HallaertLudovic GeilichMaciej KondraszukManig LoeserMaria LampropulosMichael SklenickaMike LeahMustapha KanitNicholas RomanelloOle SchemionPhilipp GruissemRoberto RomanelloSteve O'DwyerVladimir Troyanovskiy