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partypoker's Biggest-ever Single Online Poker Tournament MILLIONS Online has now crowned a Champion!

Tags: Blaz Zerjav, Manuel Ruivo, partypoker, Pim de Goede.
Posted on 07 December 2018 by "T".

On December 4, on the 4th starting flight of the MILLIONS Online, partypoker has succeeded in reaching its $20 million guarantee, making it the biggest-ever single, online poker tournament in history!

The entire poker event gathered 2,190 unique entries, while the rest were from re-entries. In total there were 4,367 entries.

With a buy-in of $5,300, these entries racked up a record-breaking prizepool of $21,835,000!

It now dwarfs PokerStars' previous record back in 2011 - the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million that had a $10 million guaranteed prize. A total of 62,000 players signed up which built a prizepool of $12.4 million.

An Impossible Goal that was Reached
When the partypoker announced its MILLIONS Online Event, many were skeptical that they would reach the guarantee. Now that goal has been reached, poker fans shall see to the end who's the winner of their life-changing first prize of $2.7 million! Additionally, the top four finishers will also walk away as happy millionaires (2nd place: $1.9M, 3rd place: $1.3M, 4th place: a little over $1 million).

Of course, they haven't accomplished this wonderful achievement just by posting and announcing a tournament in their lobby.

Ever since they publicly announced it in December last year, partypoker has been diligently giving away free seats to lucky players.

Partypoker thought of various ways to fill out the big event such as:

  • MILLIONS Event tickets were given away to winners of Sit-and Go Jackpot prizes.
  • Partypoker's live tournaments had extra prizes that include free seats to the MILLIONS Event.
  • Satellites with buy-ins as little as $2.20 have guaranteed seats to the MILLIONS Event.
  • Leaderboard prizes throughout 2018 have included seats to partypoker's MILLIONS Event.

It sure has been a long journey for partypoker, and they have worked a lot to be able to pull this off now.

The New Big Millionaires
There were 29 players who survived Day 2 and returned December 5 Wednesday at 7pm, hoping to be the one to win the sweet $2.72 million top prize in partypoker's MILLIONS Online event.

After 27 players were eliminated, the last two players immediately underwent a sensible deal, allowing them to walk away from the tourney with just more than $2.3 million each.

Manuel "Sheparentao" Ruivo (pictured left) bagged $2,329,943.88 plus the title, whereas the runner-up named Pim "ForMatherRussia" de Goede (pictured right) walked away with $2,309,994.87.

The two scores above are now the 1st and 2nd biggest single scores in the history of online poker tournament.

The previous record was $2,278,097.50 by Tyson "POTTERPOKER" Marks after he won the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event in 2010.

Third place went to Blaz "Scarmak3r" Zerjav of Slovenia, winning $1,364,687.50. He got into the tournament after winning a modest $5 satellite and fighting his way up.

Fourth placer Pedro "Maddonaa" Marques also went home with a plump prize worth $1,091,750.

Unfortunately for "wheatforsheep", who started the final day with a massive chip lead, he was unable to utilize his giant stack to its fullest, but in the end still managed to bag 7th place, taking home $491,287.50.

MILLIONS Online Final Table Results






Manuel “Sheparentao” Ruivo




Pim “ForMatherRussia” de Goede








Pedro “Maddonaa” Marques





















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11 comments on "partypoker''s Biggest-ever Single Online Poker Tournament MILLIONS Online has now crowned a Champion!"

 doubletop77707/12/2018 08:10:35 GMT
Many congratulations to all the guys who cashed in this huge tournament and well done to Manuel for winning the whole thing. I think that it was the right thing to do for these two to make a deal at the end of what must have been a gruelling and exhausting tournament
 dule-vu07/12/2018 13:30:40 GMT
wow,what a sick payout for first place,over 2,7 million dollars for winner!now I see that they had lot of re-entries,but still this is great prize pool!you can imagine what type of players are on this tournament when they can rebuy again for another 5,300 $!congratulations to winner!
 Mober07/12/2018 13:43:47 GMT
It was a first for online poker with a prize like that.
They underwent a deal, which was basically the best thing to do with all that money
on the table. The difference was so small, and with that amount of money to win,
i doubt that any of the two would care to get the title Smile
Interesting thing also that it had more than double re entries from the initial buy ins.
 CALICUL07/12/2018 15:52:50 GMT
This tournament has surpassed the Pokerstars record with a huge difference, almost double.
It is true that they had many satellite tournaments in almost one year and Party Poker have managed not to lose money.
Places 1 and 4 have names of Spaniards or South Americans.
Maybe they are not dutch citizens, but they are in the Netherlands and they won a lot of money.
The other big poker rooms need to make big tournaments with millions dollars, to awaken interest. Blink
 bowie198407/12/2018 21:05:31 GMT
Seems to me that Malta and Canada became a gamblers paradise for ex-pats who's former countries have no option to join up online outlets within their country's restrictive/licensing practices. Good on these guys though, congrats to them.
 pajalnick08/12/2018 03:41:24 GMT
PartyPoker decided to lead in everything ... if the status of the best poker room in the world ... then you need to match it ... so there are such huge tournaments with breathtaking winnings .... imagine What a joy the winner has $ 2.7 million cool ... unimaginably cool
 dule-vu08/12/2018 13:52:55 GMT
I am sure that poker stars will try something in future to beat this record that party poker hold and to make biggest tournament with biggest prize pool in history!in last months party poker make new moves and probably take first place in poker industry!this tournament will be for sure great promotion for them and lot of new players will come at their site!
 TheMachineQC08/12/2018 21:28:16 GMT
I was pretty surprised that they met the 2 million guarantee in a 10,000$ buy-in online event. They sure must have handed a lot of satellite tickets, and I doubt many people paid the whole 10,000$ to play. It must be pretty awesome to play in a high roller like this, but at the same time I'm sure you must be really gun shy with that kind of money involved. Like what do you do when someone 4bets your AKs Blink
 bowie198410/12/2018 17:26:59 GMT
Um, what are you saying? This was not a 10k buyin event - that is the WSOP Main Event as far as I know - the buyin at this one was 'only' $5300 (the min. payout in the ITM was 10k) ... Nevertheless it was an impressive achievement to reach this many players on an event like this.
 Gerimantas11/12/2018 11:24:08 GMT
very big tournament and for party poker it is big achieve to pass record for online biggest prize pool tournament by pokerstars, because now they can say they have biggest tournament and it is good for promotion. party poker become bigger and bigger and for players who like to pay in this room it is good news
 dule-vu11/12/2018 12:14:31 GMT
yeah,buy in was 5,300 $,not 10,000 $,but there was lot of rebuys,so thats why prize pool was so big and first place ofcourse was huge 2,7 millions!dont know did they expect so many players and such a big prize pool,especially after lost on caribbean tournament,where they need to put own money,almsot 1 million!

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