Manuel ‘Sheparentao’ Ruivo Wins MILLIONS Online for $2,329,944

Portuguese pro Manuel Sheparentao Ruivo is the proud and very rich winner of the record-breaking partypoker MILLIONS Online tournament, scooping a $2,329,944 payday after agreeing to a heads-up deal last night…

By: Andrew Burnett

With more than $20million in the kitty for the largest-ever online MTT in poker history, the 4367 runners had been whittled down to just 29 for the final day – and four of them would be guaranteed $million+ payouts.

For eventual 3rd-place finisher ‘Scarmak3r’ from Slovenia, that would turn out to be a massive return on his $5 satellite ticket, running it all the way up to a whopping $1,364,688.

The big names who had survived to day 3 were guaranteed at least $65k, but neither Christopher ‘Ad_Finem Kruk nor Chance ‘ChanceSeeYou’ Kornuth could translate their deep runs into a final table spot – Kruk coming closest with an 11th place finish for $163,720.

The eight who did make it showed two flying the Maltese flag and two the Dutch colours, although some of these were flags of convenience for online play - the Netherlands duo of Ruivo and Marques actually two of Portugal’s best players.

It would be Marques who bust as the first millionaire, running his short stack into fellow countryman Ruivo’s pocket sevens – the chip counts by this stage in the billions! When ‘Scarmak3r’ followed shortly afterwards, it was time to talk money for Ruivo and Pim ‘ForMatherRussia’ de Goede.

A chip chop deal saw the evenly matched pair split the money almost exactly, though Ruivo’s edge gave him an extra $20k and the title.

Final Table Results

1 Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo $2,329,944*
2 Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede $2,309,995*
3 Scarmak3r $1,364,688
4 Pedro "Maddonaa" Marques $1,091,750
5 j2805667 $818,813
6 COL_Moutarde $655,050
7 wheatforsheep $491,288
8 orginALUS $327,525

 

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