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Day 1b Completed

Jetten Claims Day 1b Chip Lead in the partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,300 Main Event

poolshir • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Peter Jetten
Peter Jetten

Day 1b of the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event has come to an end after more than nine hours of play. The second and last starting flight attracted 493 entries which can be added to the 591 entries which were collected on Day 1a to get to a total number of 1,084 buy-ins. The $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool was easily surpassed as a total prize purse of $5,420,000 had been created.

Out of all the Day 1b entries, 74 players made it through to Day 2 with Canada's Peter Jetten leading the pack with 26,423,338. He earned most of those chips when he scored a big double through partypoker's own Mikita Badziakouski during the bubble for Day 2. Jetten's four-bet got called by the partypoker Ambassador. On the trey-seven-seven flop, Badziakouski check-raised the continuation-bet of Jetten who then decided to shove and got called. They both held a pocket pair but Jetten was ahead with the higher one to jump into the lead during the latter stages of the day,

Jetten is followed in the counts by Aleksei Barkov (18,158,570), Pavel Veksler (15,854,702), Viktor Zsemlye (14,593,338), and Sosia Jiang (14,323,488). Other familiar names in the top ten include Christian Jeppsson, Christopher Brewer, and Brock Wilson.

2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,300 Main Event Day 1b Top 10 Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Peter JettenCanada26,423,338189
2Aleksei BarkovRussia18,158,570130
3Pavel VekslerUkraine15,854,702113
4Viktor ZsemlyeAustria14,593,338104
5Sosia JiangNew Zealand14,323,488102
6Yurii SenchyloUkraine13,885,38099
7Christian JeppssonSweden13,652,91298
8Christopher BrewerUnited States13,584,45797
9Brock WilsonUnited States12,256,52088
10Andrei ChernokozRussia11,661,18183

partypoker Twitch Streamer Matt Staples bricked the sats today and had to enter the tournament with a direct buy-in but things didn't fare well for the Canadian. He steadily lost chips and in the end, he had to hand the ones he had left to Joseph Cheong who held the higher kicker. John Duthie didn't do much better and kept it to one bullet today which he busted before the end of the late registration period.

Mary Pudmoreff won her Main Event seat when she was selected by Kristen Bicknell on Twitter and even though she took out Timothy Adams and stayed alive a few times, her run came to an end when her stack went in on the turn with pocket kings. Unfortunately for her, Dean Arsenie had hit a set of tens to send the Canadian out of the tournament without cashing. Joao Simao busted twice, Isaac Haxton was taken out by Jesse Wigan with Joni Jouhkimainen falling to Anton Siden.

Patrick Leonard ended up finishing in 80th place when he effectively shoved from the small blind to then call for the remainder of his stack against Aki Virtanen who outkicked him. The bubble for Day 2 lasted around 30 minutes before Ali Imsirovic finally got his short stack in with ace-king suited but couldn't beat the king-jack of Timothy Ulmer who turned two pair and rivered a full house for a prettier picture for the end of the day.

Zbigniew Gorzycki is the only player who made it through Day 1a and Day 1b so his shortest stack from Day 1a will be forfeited and 160 players will return for Day 2 on Monday, March 1, at 7:05 p.m. GMT to battle it out. They have all secured at least $10,695 but will all be eyeing up that first-place prize of $892,273.

When play resumes, the level duration will be increased to 30 minutes each. The first level of the day features a small blind of 70,000, a big blind of 140,000, and a running ante of 17,500. Ten levels of play are on the menu before the remaining players will break for Day 3.

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End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 26,423,338 1,878,260
Aleksei Barkov ru
Aleksei Barkov
ru 18,158,570 4,331,200
Pavel Veksler ua
Pavel Veksler
ua 15,854,702 -267,333
Viktor Zsemlye at
Viktor Zsemlye
at 14,593,338 7,121,506
Sosia Jiang nz
Sosia Jiang
nz 14,323,488 1,564,500
Yurii Senchylo ua
Yurii Senchylo
ua 13,885,380 7,698,400
Christian Jeppsson se
Christian Jeppsson
se 13,652,912 2,223,452
Christopher Brewer us
Christopher Brewer
us 13,584,457 1,888,500
Brock Wilson us
Brock Wilson
us 12,256,520 10,121,546
Andrei Chernokoz ru
Andrei Chernokoz
ru 11,661,181 8,174,544
Manuel Fritz at
Manuel Fritz
at 10,993,061 -4,386,029
Timothy Ulmer us
Timothy Ulmer
us 10,801,726
Oliver Weis de
Oliver Weis
de 10,607,289 10,607,289
Emiliano Ricchini ar
Emiliano Ricchini
ar 10,157,311 645,980
Ignacio Moron mx
Ignacio Moron
mx 10,030,461 -623,642
Marco Fontanella it
Marco Fontanella
it 10,024,106 -6,036,923
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
se 10,011,847 7,947,058
Justin Ouimette ca
Justin Ouimette
ca 9,710,812 1,556,584
Clement Richez fr
Clement Richez
fr 9,499,652 4,259,328
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 9,300,614 9,300,614
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 8,979,836 4,784,678
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 8,731,518 2,274,582
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 8,580,026 -408,999
Alan Ford GB
Alan Ford
GB 7,919,769
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 7,918,637 3,652,426

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Day 1b has ended with 74 players advancing to Day 2.

The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Imsirovic Bubbles Day 2

poolshir • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Ulmer vs Imsirovic
Ulmer vs Imsirovic

Ali Imsirovic limped in from under the gun and Timothy Ulmer raised to 544,000 from the early position. The action folded back to Imsirovic who made the call for his last chips.

Ali Imsirovic: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Timothy Ulmer: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts} for Ulmer to turn two pair and improve to a full house on the river to signal the end of the day while Imsirovic bubbled the Main Event.

Timothy Ulmer us
Timothy Ulmer
us 10,801,726 -4,369,951
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba Busted

The Ten Shortest Stacks in the Tournament

poolshir • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

With the Day 2 bubble still waiting to burst, here's an overview of the ten shortest stacks in the Main Event right now:

Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 1,441,804 -1,149,870
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 1,338,630 1,338,630
Jesse Wigan gb
Jesse Wigan
gb 1,323,352 379,885
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 1,198,484 1,198,484
Thomas Fyrqvist FI
Thomas Fyrqvist
FI 1,184,170 1,184,170
Jans Arends nl
Jans Arends
nl 1,043,527 -727,500
Vitezslav Cech cz
Vitezslav Cech
cz 859,144 -1,991,831
Olli Muukkonen fi
Olli Muukkonen
fi 665,490
Joao Oliveira pt
Joao Oliveira
pt 603,114 603,114
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 282,723 -647,500

Play Resumes

poolshir • Level 19: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Play has resumed with just over two minutes left in the current level.

Ninth Break of the Day

poolshir • Level 19: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

The 75 remaining players have all been sent for their final break of the night as only one more player needs to bust before they can bag their chips for Day 2.

Jetten Scores Big Double Through Badziakouski

poolshir • Level 19: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Jetten vs Badziakouski
Jetten vs Badziakouski

Peter Jetten raised to 308,000 from under the gun and Robert White called in the hijack. Mikita Badziakouski three-bet from the big blind for Jetten to respond with a four-bet which only Badziakouski called to get to a pot in the middle of 7,098,000.

The flop came {3-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, Badziakouski check-raised the 1,428,000 continuation-bet of Jetten to 3,500,000. Jetten responded with a shove for 8,723,539 which Badziakouski snap-called.

Peter Jetten: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Mikita Badziakouski: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The rest of the board was completed with the {2-Spades} and {2-Diamonds} for Jetten to hold with the higher two pair to double up while Jack Sinclair busted on one of the other tables.

Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 24,545,078 11,957,539
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 6,068,058 -9,955,539
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb Busted