Swedish grinder Jerry Odeen has started the PartyPoker MILLIONS Online KO like a house on fire, taking down the Opener event and building a large stack in the $500,000 guaranteed Main Event during the festival’s opening weekend.
Odeen has more than $1.2 million in live poker tournament winnings, and almost $10 million in cashes in the online poker world. It appears Odeen will smash through the $10 million barrier by the time the final MILLIONS Online KO event crowns its champion.
Odeen was one of 873 PartyPoker players that entered the $162 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed Opener event. All those entrants meant a $130,950 prize pool, almost a third more than the advertised guarantee.
With bounties included, none of the seven finalists won less than $1,807, which was the sum Vyacheslav Balayev banked when his tournament ended in seventh place.
Sixth place and $2,665 went to the United Kingdom’s Callum Gordno, before Allison Luan Lima Eleres fell in fifth for a $3,768 payday.
Another UK-based player, Robertas Gordonas, collected $4,456 for his fourth-place finish, and the MILLIONS Online KO Opener progressed to the heads-up stage when Dominik Siegl came unstuck in third; Siegl turned his $162 investment into $6,526.
Odeen and Elvis Renan fought tooth and nail in the one-on-one battle knowing they had locked in no less than $8,655 for their efforts. However, both players had busted many opponents on their way to heads-up, so the final bounty payments were substantial.
Renan had eliminated 14 opponents on his way to clashing with Odeen, but a 15th scalp eluded him. Renan fell in second place for a total score worth $12,934, leaving Odeen to win the first MILLIONS Online KO numbered event, a result worth $17,006.
MILLIONS Online KO Opener Final Table Results
|4||Robertas Gordonas||United Kingdom||$601||$3,855||$4,456|
|5||Allison Luan Lima Eleres||Brazil||$1,204||$2,564||$3,768|
|6||Callum Gordon||United Kingdom||$705||$1,960||$2,665|
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Brombin Leads the MILLIONS Online KO Main Event; Odeen Sixth
The $530 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed MILLIONS Online KO Main Event attracted 210 players but only 32 of those navigated their way through to Day 2, locking in a min-cash as they did so.
Such luminaries as Artjoms Visockis, Tomas Fara, Boris Angelov, and Team PartyPoker’s Jaime Staples punched their Day 2 tickets. As did former MILLIONS Online champion Jonathan Van Fleet.
Bagging up a top 10 stack after the first of six starting flights are players such as Ioannis Angelou Konstas, the aforementioned hot-running Odeen, Patrice Brandt, former WCOOP Main Event champion Steven Van Zadelhoff, and current chip leader Paulo Brombin.
Brombin turned his 1,000,000 stack into a tournament-leading 22,722,425, which will take some catching.
MILLIONS Online Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Steven Van Zadelhoff||Malta||$625||12,561,583|
|4||Patrice Brandt||United Kingdom||$875||9,999,370|
|7||Rusu Nicolaie||United Kingdom||$250||9,247,201|
|8||Ioannis Angelou Konstas||Ireland||$562||9,027,366|
|10||Yasemin Murat||United Kingdom||$906||7,601,068|
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Brazilians Dominate the MILLIONS Online KO Edition of the Sunday Party
The Sunday Party, PartyPoker’s flagship tournament, received the MILLIONS Online KO treatment this weekend. The guarantee returned to $150,000 but 1,620 entrants meant $162,000 was paid out.
PartyPoker is popular with Brazilian players, who often turn out in force for the online poker site’s biggest events. This was the case during the weekend, with five of the nine players at the Sunday Party final table having the famous Brazilian flag next to their names.
The first three players to be eliminated from the final table hailed from Brazil. Jonathan Wolter, Raphael Perfeito, and Joao Gabriel Stazite fell in quick succession, leaving only two of their countrymen in the hunt for the title and a five-figure payout.
One of those Brazilians, Danil Pires Martiani, busted in fourth for $5,906. Andrey Luis Da Silva was now Brazil’s sole representative at the final table, and they were determined to bring home the bacon.
After Bulgari’a Boyan Toshev bowed out in third, Da Silva demolished Denmark’s Cosmo Bendtsen heads-up, and clinched the title plus $17,389. Bendtsen, although disappointed not to become a MILLIONS Online KO champion, walked away with $10,263, giving them plenty of ammunition for the remainder of the series.
MILLIONS Online KO Sunday Party Final Table Results
|1||Andrey Luis Da Silva||Brazil||$8,248||$9,141||$17,389|
|4||Danil Pires Martiani||Brazil||$2,024||$3,882||$5,906|
|6||Blair Payne||United Kingdom||$614||$2,011||$2,625|
|7||Joao Gabriel Stazite||Brazil||$362||$1,463||$1,825|
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MILLIONS Online KO SPINS
PartyPoker has dozens of satellites from as little as $0.01 that feed into the biggest and most exciting MILLIONS Online KO events. if you fancy something slightly different, why not jump into some of the MILLIONS Online KO SPINS?
These $20 buy-in jackpot sit & go tournaments mostly award $40 cash to their champion, but they also pay MILLIONS Online KO tickets ranging from $55 to $530, the latter getting you into the $500,000 guaranteed Main Event!
|Multiplier||1st Place Prize||Frequency in 1M Games|
|2.75||$55 MILLIONS Online KO ticket||315,000|
|5.45||$109 MILLIONS Online KO ticket||50,000|
|10.75||$215 MILLIONS Online KO ticket||25,000|
|16||$320 MILLIONS Online KO ticket||5,000|
|26.50||$530 MILLIONS Online KO ticket||5,000|
PartyPoker MILLIONS Online KO Remaining Schedule
There are scores of MILLIONS Online KO side events running during the series, with a massive range of buy-ins to suit all bankrolls and skill levels. Those tournaments come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including six-max, seven-max, turbos, hyper-turbos, and more. The table below shows the upcoming numbered events, which carry the largest guarantees.
|May 7th, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #02 Main Event||$530||$500,000|
|May 7th, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #04 PLO Main Event||$215||$100,000|
|May 8th, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #05 6-Max Championship||$215||$200,000|
|May 14th, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #06 The Sunday Party||$109||$150,000|
|May 15th, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #07 7-Max Championship||$320||$250,000|
|May 21st, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #08 The Sunday Party||$109||$200,000|
|May 22nd, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #09 Closer||$55||$100,000|
|May 28th, 2023||MILLIONS Online KO #10 The Sunday Party||$109||$200,000|
Of course, PartyPoker’s regular tournaments continue running throughout the MILLIONS Online KO series. You can check out the latest tournaments using the excellent PokerNews Online Tournament Calendar, a free to use tool that ensures you need never miss a value-packed tournament ever again.