Jiggidyjigjohn Leads and Anatoly Filatov Shines on partypoker MILLIONS Online Opening Day

The opening day of partypokers MILLIONS Online tournament yesterday saw jiggidyjigjohn bag the biggest stack, a $1million bonus there for the taking if he can carry that lead all the way to victory in the $20million GTD online super-tournament…

By: Andrew Burnett

A healthy total of 709 players appeared for day 1A of the $10,300 buy-in NLHE event, with partypoker Team pros Ike Haxton, Jason Koon, Kristen Bicknell and Dzmitry Urbanovich all involved in the action.

It was Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov who put on the best show from the host site’s stars, running up a 14,616,878 stack by the end of the day, good enough for 6th spot…

Filatov said of his fantastic Sunday run: “It was a tough night; the swings were crazy. Ups and downs. The event is crazy, with lots of people and many good players".

The 31-year old Muscovite added: “On the last level I successfully caught a big bluff and now have a good stack. Can’t wait for Day 2!”

Top 10 day 1A chip counts:

1 jiggidyigjohn 20,120,995
2 Triple Sexy 20,027,055
3 Sharealgor 17,064,569
4 aaaaaaaaaaaa 15,113,516
5 greekeye 14,621,981
6 Anatoly ‘NL_Profit’ Filatov 14,616,878
7 Langenzersdorf 13,588,991
8 Brobizz 13,455,467
9 LawyerUp1981 11,976,290
10 Madgenius111 11,700,523

Although only jiggidyjigjohn can land that $1million bonus, there is still a #TeamMILLIONS last longer package to next year’s Caribbean Poker Party up for grabs.

That will go to the player that runs deepest, having bought in directly or qualified through a Mega Satellite or Sunday Final.

partypoker’s Mega Satellite program to the MILLIONS Online Main Event is still offering up seats, with next weekend set to launch one of the biggest-ever satties in the site’s history.

Sunday, December 8th will see a massive $1,050 buy-in Mega Satellite at 18:00CET, with 50 seats worth $10,300 each available, amounting to over $500,000 worth of guaranteed entries.

Check the partypoker lobby for the latest Mega Satellite schedule.

An extra Day 1 flight has been added to the schedule, meaning there are still two ‘normal’ chances to get in, plus one Turbo version, day 1D next Monday evening, the full schedule below:

Day Date Time (GMT) Time (CET)
1A Sunday, 1st December 20:30 21:30
1B Sunday, 8th December 20:30 21:30
1C Monday, 9th December 13:00 14:00
1D (Turbo) Monday, 9th December 17:00 18:00
Day 2 (paused after 16 X 25 min levels) Monday, 9th December 20:30 21:30
Day 3 (resumes) Tuesday, 10th December 20:30 21:30

For those who missed last year’s epic tournament, it smashed the $20million guarantee by a clear $1,835,000, with Manuel 'Sheparentao' Ruivo making off with the victory and $2,329,943.88.

The Spanish player was one of four millionaires made at the final table, with Pim 'ForMatherRussia' de Goede claiming second place worth $2,309,994 following a heads-up deal.


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