As usual at partypoker, everyone is given the chance to win big. Their satellites and Passports allow an aspiring player to turn a small investment into a massive prize.
The generous poker site has had some wonderful MILLIONS Passports winners recently. Mike Hill turned a $22 investment into a $10,000 MILLIONS Passport last month, while on April 7 John Holmes went one better and turned his $11 into a MILLIONS Passport. These two are very nice stories indeed, but this week they have been surpassed by the next new winner.
Every player on the site aspires to win a MILLIONS Passport, of course. There was one player, however, who planned to get one without spending a single cent at all!
Ruslan Maiseenko of Belarus managed to navigate his way from the MILLIONS Passport freerolls all the way to the Sunday final where the $10,000 passports were waiting to be won. A mix of hard work and good fortune made it possible for Ruslan to advance, but things then got worse early on in the final.
Aces cracked in the weekly final
"I was very nervous during Sunday's final. I lost a big hand with pocket aces at the beginning."
Most players would have tilted at experiencing such a scenario. Being able to overcome obstacles through freerolling in the quest for a MILLIONS Passport only to come crashing down and with a bad twist of fate, getting defeated with the best starting hand on No-Limit Hold'em. Despite that, Ruslan kept his cool and turned things around, "I managed to avoid going on lengthy tilt and even managed to become the chip leader quite soon after."
Eventually, the Belarusian got his hands on a $10,000 MILLIONS Passport, doing so without ever risking a single cent of his poker bankroll!
"Now I can say that every dream may become a reality with partypoker. I will be happy if other players play more, believe in themselves, and are inspired by my story."
Ruslan has not yet decided where he will use his MILLIONS Passport, but he must be thinking of a location already. Perhaps he will decide during one of his daily 10-kilometer walks with his Siberian Husky pet. He actually has cashed previously in partypoker LIVE events, having finished 3rd place in a $750 buy-in Eurasian Poker Tour Minsk event that was presented by partypoker. That gave Ruslan a career-best live score of $18,000.
Next MILLIONS Passport Final is on April 26
The next MILLIONS Passport final is scheduled on Sunday, April 26 at 22:00 CET and has 10x $10,000 VIP packages guaranteed to be won. You can't buy into this final directly, so you must play your way in from one of the $109 buy-in Semi Finals.
No worries if the $109 buy-in is not possible for you, as there are lower buy-in phases to choose from. Buy-in for $1.10, or $11 and try to progress inexpensively. Of course, you can also start your quest for a MILLIONS Passport from freerolls that run several times each day, just like what Ruslan did. It's really possible to win without ever spending any coin!