What is MILLIONS Online
partypoker launched MILLIONS Online in 2017 as an online leg of its popular partypoker LIVE Tour. The idea was to create an annual tournament with a large buy-in, but with tons of budget satellites, and a massive guarantee. It is fair to say partypoker achieved its goal and them some.
Jon Van Fleet Wins Inaugural MILLIONS Online
The inaugural partypoker MILLIONS Online ran in December 2017 and saw partypoker place a $5 million guarantee on the tournament’s prize pool, making it the largest tournament in partypoker’s history. Some 1,047 players bought in, creating a $5,135,000 prize pool.
Jon "sordykrd" Van Fleet was the last player standing in the MILLIONS Online, and his saw his bankroll swell by $1,027,000. Van Fleet defeated "N0-IPTRI4I2I" heads-up, the latter walking away with $651,118 for their efforts.
|1||Jon "sordykrd" Van Fleet||$1,027,000|
|7||Ludovic "FilthyTrousers" Geilich||$104,754|
2018 MILLIONS Online Breaks Records
partypoker pushed the 2018 MILLIONS Online throughout the entire year because they slapped a $20 million guarantee on the prize pool! Nobody thought they would reach this ambitious sum, but the prize pool topped $21,385,000 thanks to 4,367 players buying in. At the time, this event had the largest prize pool of any single online poker tournament in history.
The tournament ended in a heads-up chop between Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo and Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede. The former helped himself to a cool $2,329,944 with the runner-up securing a $2,309,995 payout. Event third-place finisher "Scarmak3r" ($1,364,688), and fourth-place finisher Pedro "Maddonaa" Marques ($1,091,750) became millionaires from this tournament.
|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 a heads-up deal
Four More Millionaires Created
partypoker kept the $20 million guarantee for the 2019 edition of the MILLIONS Online, although the increased the buy-in to $10,300 to keep it in line with the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour. The tournament hit its guarantee with 2,107 players creating a $21,070,000 prize pool. Again, the MILLIONS Online ended in a heads-up chop.
Benjamin "frenchsniperrr" Chalot won the tournament and an impressive $2,259,113 after defeating "Lucio" heads-up; the runner-up reeled in a $2,222,511 score. Like the 2018 MILLIONS Online, the third and fourth place finishers also became millionaires. "nomeansyes" banked $1,370,850 with "Rank 1 Global" scooping $1,107,225.
|1||Benjamin "frenchsniperrr" Chalot||$2,259,113*|
|4||Rank 1 Global||$1,107,225|
|5||John "John_Duthie" Duthie||$869,962|
Geci Triumphs in the 2021 MILLIONS Online
There was no 2020 MILLIONS Online with partypoker running the Caribbean Poker Party online instead, the live edition of the CPP stopped in its tracks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It returned in March 2021 and dropped its buy-in to $5,300. A field of 1,084 entrants meant there was a $5,420,000 prize pool.
Endrit Geci of the United Kingdom secured the title and $774,838 after a heads-up deal with Brazil’s Francisco Correia, who enjoyed a $731,960 haul. The final table was ridiculously stacked with the likes of Daniel Dvoress, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Christian Rudolph, and Jonathan Proudfoot.
|1||Endrit Geci||United Kingdom||$774,838*|
|8||Martin Brinkmann||United Kingdom||$91,542|
|9||Jonathan Proudfoot||United Kingdom||$72,260|