Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||17,500,000 / 35,000,000|
Day 3 Completed
The record-breaking partypoker MILLIONS Online is in the books after Portuguese player Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo (registered under the Dutch flag) and Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede (registered at partypoker with a Maltese flag) agreed to a heads-up deal awarding the duo $2,329,944 and $2,309,995 respectively.
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 chip lead and each player guaranteed a $65,505 payday.
Belgium's "NOCOINER" was eliminated in 29th place on the very first hand of play on the final day after player's king-jack suited proved to be no match for the ace-king held 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
|1||Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo||Netherlands||$2,329,944*|
|2||Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede||Malta||$2,309,995*|
|4||Pedro "Maddonaa" Marques||Netherlands||$1,091,750|
*Reflects heads-up deal.
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.
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 a short-stack of three big blinds with ace-ten. 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 12 big blinds with queen-deuce suited from the small blind and was ousted in seventh place for $491,288 after he or she didn't get there against De Goede's ace-ten in the big blind. After this 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 12 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 "Sheparentao" when his pocket sevens could 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 "Sheparentao". The remaining four players were each guaranteed a massive seven-figure payout.
Shortly later, "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 "Sheparentao".
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.
One hand was played before the action was paused for players to discuss a deal. "Sheparentao" held a minor chip lead against De Goede. Payouts were scheduled to be $2,729,376 for the winner and $1,910,563 for the runner-up.
De Goede suggested a chip count deal. "Sheparentao" quickly accepted and was crowned the second-ever partypoker MILLIONS Online winner after Jonathan "sordykrd" Van Fleet won the inaugural MILLIONS Online for $1,027,000 last year.
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A deal was quickly agreed upon. Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede asked for a chip chop and "Sheparentao" quickly agreed.
"Sheparentao" was awarded $2,329,944 and was officially declared the winner, while the runner-up De Goede walks away with almost as much with a massive $2,309,995 payday.
Stay tuned as we bring you the recap of the partypoker MILLIONS Online.
One hand was played before action was paused as both the remaining players requested to discuss a deal.
Slovenia's "Scarmak3r" qualified into the partypoker MILLIONS Online for just $5. He parlayed this pocket change into a huge third-place payday of $1,364,688.
The Slovenian jammed the button with and "Sheparentao", who temporarily gave the chip lead over to Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede called with from the small blind.
The board was unable to help "Scarmak3r" and play was down to heads-up.
Pedro "Maddonaa" Marques shoved most of his 124 million stack from under the gun with before Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede put him in for the rest with .
Marques was eliminated in fourth place for $1,091,750 after he got no help from the board.
Before this hand, "Sheparentao" was able to snag the chip lead from De Goede and still held it despite the elimination of Marques.
"J2805667" was short on chips and jammed the button for 119 million with . "Sheparentao" in the big blind found a call with .
"J2805667" was safe after the came on the flop. However, "Sheparentao" took the lead in the hand after the came on the turn. The completed the board on the river and "j2805667" was eliminated in fifth place for $818,813.
The remaining four players are each guaranteed at least a massive seven-figure payout of $1,091,750.
"Sheparentao" jammed with from the hijack before Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede three-bet over-jammed his massive stack of over 3 billion with .
"Shaparentao" had a flush draw to go along with his two overcards after the came on the flop. The on the turn put "Sharpentao" ahead in the hand and the check mark went his or her way after the completed the board on the river.
"COL_Moutarde" open-jammed for 373 million from the button with and Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede called with from the big blind.
The appeared on the board and "COL_Moutarde" was ousted in sixth place for $655,050. After the hand, De Goede had more than 3 billion in chips.