81 more seats awarded to historic MILLIONS Online. 1,000 total entries guaranteed across 10 days of Mega Satellites. Following Sunday’s strong opening Day 1A showing that saw 1,574 entries combine to kick off partypoker’s record-breaking MILLIONS Online, a further 81 players secured their poker seats to the poker event yesterday via four separate $530 buy-in satellites ran by the online poker site.
75 poker satellite seats were snapped up through three separate Mega Satellites that all guaranteed 25 poker seats apiece at 17:00, 19:00 and 21:00 GMT, while 6 more entries were awarded via a regular $530 buy-in poker satellite that rounded off the day’s qualifying at 23:00.
A further 75 seats are guaranteed tonight as part of a Mega Satellite schedule guaranteeing 1,000 entries overall over a ten-day period. Win your free seat here.
Sunday, 25 November made partypoker history as the 1,574 total entries resulted in $7,870,000 worth of player buy-ins to make Day 1A the poker site’s biggest ever prizepool for a single flight. The poker site collected 39.4% of its record $20,000,000 guaranteed prize pool through player buy-ins in a single day, with four further Day 1 flights still to take place.
Heading the pack after Day 1A is Team partypoker’s own Philipp Gruissem, taking 26,865,379 in chips through to Day 2, which kicks off at 19:00 on Tuesday, 4 December. Gruissem enjoys a lead of more than 2,700,000 over second place “hi_all”, while well-known UK player, Chris Moorman occupies 10th place on 15,374,484.
Of the 1,574 entries from Day 1A, 230 players made it through unscathed to seal their passage to Day 2 including three other members of Team partypoker. Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov, the MILLIONS Russia Main Event champion, bagged an 8,041,113 stack, Josip “JozinhoPP” Simunic ended the night with 4,786,977 chips, while Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao goes into Day 2 armed with 4,011,108 in chips.
Like Anatoly Filatov, MILLIONS Germany champion, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom remains in the hunt for his second MILLIONS title of the year, the Swede currently in 110th place on a 6.3m-strong stack. Two more days of Mega Satellites continue to take centre stage from today before Day 1B shuffles up on Thursday, 29 November at 19:00, the second of five opening flights.
Guaranteeing $20,000,000, Partypoker MILLIONS Online is the single largest online poker tournament in history. The winner is guaranteed to receive a record-breaking $2,500,000, while the top 4 finishers will all emerge as millionaires. Chipleader, Team partypoker’s Philipp Gruissem said on his Instagram account: “I just got better and better!!!
“Some days you just always have it, these runs in poker #godrun #sohappy #thedreamisalive @partypoker.”
Anatoly Filatov said: “Had a crazy stream during Day 1. Made many sick bluffs and a couple of badbeats. Biggest event of online poker is running now!
“Very excited about Day 2. Everyone can still join! Let’s make history!”
partypoker managing director, Tom Waters said: “We are delighted with the player numbers that participated in Day 1A of MILLIONS Online and in particular the number of satellite qualifiers that won themselves a seat. The Mega Satellites alone generated 251 $5.3k seats on Sunday and we are proud to have hosted our richest ever day in terms of satellite seats awarded.
“There is still a long way to go before we hit the $20 million guarantee and despite Sunday’s excellent start we still need almost 2,500 runners across the remaining Day 1s.
“There are many Mega Satellites running between now and the final Day 1, and so there are still plenty of chances for players to win their seat into this historic tournament.”