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Live Updates March 7
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Live Updates March 7
Day 1 Completed

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With the end of Day 1 of the MILLIONS Online High Roller and Day 1a of the partypoker WPT500, the Sunday live updates blog comes to a close. Join us next week for another Sunday on partypoker!

Pardo Dominguez Grabs Chip Lead on Day 1 of the partypoker MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller

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Juan Pardo Dominguez
Juan Pardo Dominguez

Day 1 of the partypoker MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller has come to an end with 20 players cashing and making the final day to battle it out for a bigger share of the $1,160,000 prize pool.

Coming back for the final day with the chip lead is Juan Pardo Dominguez with 14,428,654 in chips. Completing the podium for today are David Yan (11,048,887) and Daniel Dvoress (10,82,082).

partypoker Ambassador Mikta Badziakouski collected 8,072,148 on Day 1 which is good for 6th place in the chip counts.

partypoker MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Juan Pardo DominguezSpain14,428,654120
2David YanNew Zealand11,048,88792
3Daniel DvoressBrazil1,082,0829
4Christian RudolphGermany8,432,02770
5Samuel VousdenFinland8,337,05069
6Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus8,072,14867
7Christoph VogelsangGermany7,762,64465
8Nick PetrangeloUnited States6,803,68057
9Ivan ZuficCroatia6,667,59156
10Juha HelppiFinland6,330,34053

Aside from the top ten, the other players who will return for Day 2 are Marius Gierse, David Coleman, Daan Mulders, Justin Bonomo, Joakim Anderson, Rodney Ramalho, Elio Fox, Rok Gostisa, Vicent Bosca, and Alexandros Kolonias.

Sosia Jiang ended up bubbling this event when all her chips went in from the big blind and she was looked up by Coleman who held ace-king. Jiang's ace-jack couldn't beat the kicker of Coleman when they both flopped top pair and rivered two pair to send her to the rail without cashing.

Sosia Jiang Bubbles
Sosia Jiang bubbles the tournament

This is what the 20 remaining players are coming back for on Monday, March 8 at 7:05 p.m. GMT:

PlacePrize
1$273,679
2$186,243
3$130,538
4$89,472
5$65,845
6$51,284
7$41,484
8-9$34,490
10-11$29,137
12-14$24,032
15-20$20,351

Matveichuk Claims Day 1a Chip Lead in the WPT500; Odeen Also in Top Five

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Jerry Odeen
Jerry Odeen

Day 1a of the partypoker WPT500 has just come to an end with 59 players out of 393 entries making it through to Day 2 on Monday, March 15 at 8:05 p.m. GMT who will battle it out for a share of at least $1,000,000.

Roman Matveichuk claims the Day 1a chip lead with 10,131,678 chips. He is followed by Pedro Jorge, Gustavo Masteletto , Ewald Mahr Olivera, and Jerry Odeen in the top five of the counts.

Other familiar names who have bagged "virtual" chips include Justin Ouimette, Kenny Hallaert, Josip Simunic, Sylvain Loosli, Daniel Smiljkovic, Tomas Jozonis, Joakim Andersson (who won The High Roller Big Game earlier tonight), Preben Stokkan, and Andres Korn.

When play resumes on Day 2, the first level of the day will feature a small blind of 25,000, a big blind of 50,000, and a running ante of 6,250 and the levels will increase to 16 minutes. Play will continue until the final table has been reached.

partypoker WPT500 Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Roman MatveichukRussia10,131,678203
2Pedro JorgeMalta9,508,747190
3Gustavo MastelettoBrazil9,130,880183
4Ewald Mahr OliveraPeru8,135,585163
5Jerry OdeenSweden7,499,188150
6James RannUnited Kingdom6,516,897130
7Breixo González PeñaMexico6,228,084125
8Rick HuttingNetherlands6,133,970123
9Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania5,844,969117
10Nino UllmannAustria5,389,008108

Day 1b-1h shuffle up and deal at 8:05 p.m. between March 8-14. The final flight is a turbo Day 1 at the slightly earlier time of 5:05 p.m. GMT on March 15. It follows the same format as the other flights, except it plays to a seven-minute clock instead of 12-minutes.

Late registration is open until the end of the 12th level and only a single re-entry per flight is permitted. You can play in as many Day 1s as you wish, but only your largest stack goes through with you to Day 2 if you progress more than once.

MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller Closing In on the Bubble

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There are currently 28 players left in the MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller with 20 of them getting paid and making it through to the final day.

Leading the pack right now is Daan Mulders followed by Samuel Vousden, Daniel Dvoress, Christian Rudolph, and partypoker Ambassador Mikita Badziakouski.

Heads-Up Deal for Joakim Andersson and Niklas Astedt in The High Roller Big Game

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Niklas Astedt
Niklas Astedt

With the elimination of Teun Mulder in third place, Joakim Andersson held the chip lead with 92,574,806 in chips against his fellow countryman, Niklas Astedt, who had 28,125,194 behind. They promptly decided to discuss a deal and agree upon the numbers for the tournament to finish immediately.

The High Roller Big Game Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Joakim AnderssonSweden$67,570*
2Niklas AstedtSweden$56,630*
3Teun MulderNetherlands$37,085
4Tyler CornellUnited States$26,403
5Koray AldemirGermany$19,614
6Andrii NovakUkraine$15,088
7Steve O'DwyerIreland$12,824
8Christoph VogelsangGermany$10,712
9Stoyan KarastoykovBulgaria$9,053

*reflects a heads-up deal

Rok Gostisa bubbled the final table for $7,544 with Christian Rudolph and Benjamin Chalot cashing the same amount. partypoker Ambassadors Patrick Leonard and Jason Koon both mincashed together with Roberto Romanello and Kevin MacDonald while Mikita Badziakouski bubbled the money stages.

Registration Closed for the MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller

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The late registration and reentry period of the MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller has now closed with 116 entries. A total prize pool of $1,160,000 has been created and 20 players will be in the money for at least $20,351 while the winner on Monday, March 8 will walk away with $273,679.

Day 1 ends once the money has been reached.

This is what the 53 remaining players are battling for:

PlacePrize
1$273,679
2$186,243
3$130,538
4$89,472
5$65,845
6$51,284
7$41,484
8-9$34,490
10-11$29,137
12-14$24,032
15-20$20,351

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The Final Table of the partypoker The High Roller Big Game Has Been Reached

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Rok Gostisa was the unlucky player who would finish in tenth place which means that there are nine players left for the final table.

Heading into the final table with the chip lead is Sweden's Niklas Astedt. He is joined by Teun Mulder, Tyler Cornell, Christoph Vogelsang, Koray Aldemir, Steve O'Dwyer, Andrii Novak, Joakim Andersson, and Stoyan Karastoykov .

A hefty $72,345 is waiting for whoever finished in the first place so there's loads left to play for as the ninth-place finisher cashes for $9,053.

The High Roller Big Game Final Table March 7
The High Roller Big Game Final Table March 7