Peter Jetten finished Day 1b of the MILLIONS Online Main Event in the envious position as chip leader and has done his chances of walking away with a near $900,000 prize no harm at all.
A total of 493 players bought in on the second and final $5,300 flight, taking the total attendance for the MILLIONS Online Main Event to 1,084. This bumper combined crown ensured the $5 million guarantee was surpassed by $420,000, and that the winner will walk away with $892,275.
2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,300 Main Event Day 1b Top 10 Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|5||Sosia Jiang||New Zealand||14,323,488||102|
|8||Christopher Brewer||United States||13,584,457||97|
|9||Brock Wilson||United States||12,256,520||88|
Jetten soared towards the top of the chip counts as Day 1b was drawing to a close. The Canadian doubled through Team partypoker’s Mikita Badziakouski, the latter running his queens into Jetten’s kings.
Aleksei Barkov (18,158,570) and Pavel Veksler (15,854,702) were Jetten’s closest rivals at the top of the chips counts.
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A Plethora Of Stars Make It Through To Day 2
The rest of the 74 surviving players reads like a who’s who of the online poker world. New Zealand’s Sosia Jiang bagged up 14,323,488 chips, enough for fifth-place on Day 1b and also enough for the title of the biggest stack from all the ladies who entered the MILLIONS Online Main Event.
Recent WPT champion Christian Jeppsson (13,652,912), and Brock Wilson (12,256,520) are another elite duo who punched their Day 2 tickets after amassing a top 10 stack.
Further down the chip counts but still in contention for that massive $892,274 top prize are the likes of Stephen Chidwick (9,300,614), Jake Schindler (8,979,836), Upeshka Da Silva (7,415,731), Joseph Cheong (7,039,184), Chance Kornuth (6,784,541), Dylan Linde (6,573,497), Adam Owen (6,354,889), the aforementioned Badziakouski (5,716,808) and his partypoker teammate Kristen Bicknell (2,461,804).
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It wasn’t a great day for the rest of the Team partypoker roster. Matthew Staples bust from the Day 1B Mega Sat on the stone cold bubble but bought into the MILLIONS Online Main Event anyway. Unfortunately for Staples, he crashed out quite early into proceedings and won’t be joining brother Jamie on Day 2.
John Duthie, Joao Simao, Isaac Haxton, Joni Jouhkimainen, and Patrick Leonard also dusted off their stack before Day 1B concluded, Leonard falling in 80th place with 74 players progressing. At least these stars still have plenty of side events to get involved with.
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.
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What’s In Store For The MILLIONS Online Main Event?
Play resumes at 7:05 p.m. GMT on March 1 with 160 players in the hunt for the title of MILLIONS Online Main Event champion. Blinds start at 70,000/140,000/17,500a and 10 levels are scheduled before the players break for Day 3.
Day 3 shuffles up and deal at 7:05 p.m. on March 2 and continues until only the final table of nine players remain.
Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the MILLIONS Online Main Event as we bring you all the action, as it happens, from partypoker’s flagship tournament.
Grab Up To $30 Of SPINS and MTT Tickets
You’re going to need a partypoker account if you want to try win your way into the MILLIONS Main Event. Download partypoker via PokerNews, create your free account and decide whether you want to make a deposit of $10 or at least $20. Your choice determines your welcome package of SPINS and tournament tickets.
Deposit $10 to receive $10 in tickets over the course of a week:
- Day 1: 2x $1 SPINS tickets + 1x $3.30 MTT ticket
- Day 2: 4x $0.25 SPINS tickets
- Day 4: 1x $3.30 MTT ticket
- Day 6: 4x $0.25 SPINS tickets
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- Day 2: 2x $1 SPINS ticket + 1x $5.50 MTT ticket
- Day 4: 1x $5.50 MTT ticket
- Day 6: 2x $3 SPINS tickets + 1x$3.30 MTT ticket
Existing Accounts Can Claim a Free Prize
Those of you who already have a partypoker account can enjoy a little extra value via the Love Party promotion. Reload your partypoker account before the end of March 3 by making a deposit using the bonus code “LOVEPARTY”. Good luck.