Partypoker MILLIONS Online Smashes Record on Opening Day

The $20million guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS Online got off to a record-breaking start yesterday, the sites own single-day prizepool smashed as 1,574 runners ponied up the $5,300 buy-in, adding up to $7,870,000 towards the massive prizefund.

By: Andrew Burnett

The site were on the edge of their seats as they announced shuffle up and deal for what they promised would be the biggest online MTT in the history of poker

…but the huge turnout for day 1a of the five starting flights brought a collective sigh of relief as more than a third of the guarantee appeared immediately, and one of their own, Germany’s Team partypoker member Philipp ‘Phil_Gruissem’ Gruissem took an early lead…

He will be joined in day 2 by the likes of online legends Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman as 230 players progressed, the MILLIONS Russia Main Event champ Anatoly ‘NL_Profit’ Filatov among them

Satellites for the massive event take place all week, a cross-section of amateurs, grinders, pros and streamers trying to land the cheap route in, with the hope of a massive payday at the end of it…

A $2.5 million first prize – and another three millionaires guaranteed to be made besides – will ensure the action is non-stop. Here are the leading chip counts from MILLIONS Online day 1a…

1 Philipp “Phil_Gruissem” Gruissem 26,865,379
2 hi_all 24,126,018
3 Ben “bfzhang” Farrell 22,549,893
4 M1KE1NBRAZ1L 18,884,694
5 CASHEEEGAMEEE 18,682,688
6 marcosminini 17,276,420
7 party_KEKIMISU 16,826,075
8 omgitsgiraf 16,648,546
9 jochee 15,792,679
10 Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman 15,374,484

 

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