On July 3, Wednesday, the inaugural partypoker MILLIONS Vegas edition scheduled from June 28 to July 2, 2019 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada has ended, and the top winner goes by the nickname ‘Kingsofcards'.
The $10,300 buy-in MILLIONS special edition event with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool has been won by Tom Marchese, who took home a nice plump sum of $1 million!
$5 Million Guaranteed MILLIONS Vegas
- When: June 28 to July 2, 2019
- Where: Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
- Buy-in: $10,300
- Entries: 536 players
MILLIONS Vegas is actually a standalone $5M guaranteed ‘Special Edition' of the tour's focal Main Event, featuring a $10,300 buy-in.
The event has two Day 1s, with one entry allowed each day. Unlike the usual MILLIONS structure, the Las Vegas stop will let players buy-in directly into Day 2, which will stay open for the first 2 levels.
A total of 536 players registered to the $10,300 MILLIONS Vegas Main Event, which made sure that the $5 million guarantee had been surpassed. The prize pool worth $5,360,000 was divided amongst the top 79 finishers that included notable players such as:
888poker ambassador Ana Marquez (3rd - $445,000), pictured below
GreySnowpoker ambassador Rainer Kempe (7th - $130,000), pictured below
2003 WSOP Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker (9th - $80,000)
Sam Grafton (20th - $35,000)
Mustapha Kanit (27th - $35,000)
Anton Wigg (34th - $30,000)
Olivier Busquet (63rd - $25,000)
Faraz Jaka (70th - $20,000)
Maria Ho (78th - $20,000)
Team partypoker members who managed to make it to the top 79 ITM spots include:
Josip Simunic (15th - $45,000)
Joao Simao (33rd - $30,000)
Team Online's Hristivoje Pavlovic (45th - $30,000)
Below is a photo of the LIVE MILLIONS Vegas final table:
The final heads-up match was Tom Marchese versus Jeremy Ausmus, with the former leading Ausmus 31,200,000 to 22,400,000. The final hand occurred in the 38th level with blinds 175,000/350,000/350,000a.
Marchese had A-J
Ausmus got K-10
The board revealed 5-6-7-A-4, declaring Marchese as the top winner of this event for a whopping $1 million prize.
Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas - Final Table Results
This was Marchese's third cash of $1 million or above at the Aria Resort And Casino. Thanks to this win, the 31-year-old Marchese's total live earnings are now at the $19 million mark, according to The Hendon Mob.