Finnish high-stakes specialist Tomi Brouk, pictured here in black with Samuel Vousden, won the MILLIONS Online Championship #07: 7-Max and turned his $320 investment into $37,887, with bonuses included.
The tournament drew a stellar crowd of 886 entrants across a handful of starting flights, with 133 starters progressing to Day 2, where they locked in minimal cash for their efforts as well as any bonuses they racked up in road course.
Dozens of elite level players were present and correct on Day 2. They included Niklas Astedt, Preben Stokkan, four-time WSOP champion Michael Gathy, former MILLIONS Online Main Event winner Benjamin Chalot and Team PartyPoker’s Patrick Leonard, whose deep race ended in an 18th place finish.
Final table reached
Including bonuses, none of the seven finalists took home less than $3,808 for their impressive performances. That’s how much Brazilian Murilo Milhomen collected when he retired in seventh place. Another Brazilian, Luciano Hollanda, joined his compatriot on the rail in sixth place and saw $5,194 land in his PartyPoker account.
Fifth place and $5,994 went to Hungarian grinder Marton Czuczor, an extremely talented individual who would have made a worthy champion.
Then came the untimely demise of Albert Cigliano in fourth, a good finish for $7,857, and then British star Charlie Combes in third. Combes has over $8.7 million in online poker tournament winnings, which he increased to $13,157 here.
Heads-up saw Brouk go head-to-head with Estonian Juan Vecino, two incredible players who have faced each other many times over their long and illustrious careers. The two players guaranteed themselves over $17,600 from the main prize pool before battling it out for the final bounties that tipped the scales into five figures.
Eventually, Brouk came out on top and added $20,224 in scalps to his prize money for a total salary of $37,887. Vecino had to settle for a consolation prize of $22,188.
MILLIONS online KO #07: 7-Max Championship Final Table Results
|3||Charlie Combes||United Kingdom||$1,258||$11,899||$13,157|
There are only three MILLION flights left for the Main Event KO online
Time is running out quickly if you dream and aspire to become the 2023 MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Champion. There are only three $530 steals left and it still seems likely that there will be an overlay on the $500,000 guarantee.
In three of the six Day 1s, some 515 PartyPoker players purchased, and only 78 progressed through Day 2 on May 29.
Antonio Galiana Ortega from Malta is the current chip leader, having amassed 23,619,050 chips and $1,750 in bounties on his chosen flight. Brazilian Paulo Brombin has 22,722,425 chips, the only other MILLIONS Online KO Main Event player with a stack of over 20 million.
Day 1D begins at 7:05 p.m. BST on May 28, with Day 1E mixing and processing at 4:05 p.m. BST on May 29. A turbo-structured Day 1E kicks off at 6:05 p.m. BST on May 29, with Day 2 starting hours later at 9:05 p.m. BST.
The plan for Day 2 is to complete 16 levels, each lasting 20 minutes, before breaking until 8:05 p.m. BST on May 30. All surviving players then take their places and fight for the lion’s share of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Your best chance to play the MILLIONS Online KO Main Event is the Day 1D satellite at 5:00 p.m. BST on May 28. It comes with a 40x $530 seat guarantee but has no direct buy-in; you have to fight your way there via one of the different phases. These rounds start at just $0.01, so head over to the PartyPoker tables and find the poker champion in you.