Yulian Bogdanov is over the moon this morning after helping himself to a MILIONS Online KO title on PartyPoker. Bogdanov, who hails from Bulgaria, won the $215 6-Max Championship with a $200,000 guaranteed buy-in, and took home $32,631 including bounty payments.
The multi-day event drew a crowd of 1,111 entrants, which ensured the guaranteed prize was exceeded by $22,200. Approximately 165 of these attendees made it to Day 2, each with a minimum of cash in tow, plus any reward payments they collected along the way.
The Day 2 field was littered with established names that wouldn’t look out of place in a tournament with ten times this buy-in. Among those who cashed in the 6-Max Championship were former MILLIONS Online Main Event Champion Endrit Geci, Jerry Odeen, Niklas Astedt, Michael Sklenicka, Kenny Hallaert and fellow MILLIONS Online Champion Benjamin Chalot.
There was even a cash prize for our Patrick Leonard.
Seven PartyPoker players took their seats at the final table knowing they were just six eliminations away from becoming a MILIONS Online KO champion. Those seven became six when Finn Elias Suhonen retired and pocketed $2,317 for his efforts.
Brazilian Gustav Cerejeira fell to sixth place for $4,289 before Team PartyPoker’s Matt Staples retired in fifth place for an addition of $6,043 to his bankroll.
Henrique Coutinho dropped to fourth place for $7,851, which was the last payment not to weigh in five figures.
Heads-up was decided when Eugenio Peralta ran out of steam in third place. The Brazilian, though disappointed not to emerge victorious in this high-stakes event, must be happy with the $12,587 he raised.
Peralta’s elimination left Bogdanov neck-and-neck with Britain’s John Adderley in a battle for the massive final bounty payout. Bogdanov got the job done and added an $18,226 bounty to his $14,405 grand prize for a total loot worth $32,631. Adderley went into the night with a $17,848 consolation prize.
MILIONS Online KO #05 6-Max Championship Final Table Results
|2||John Adderly||United Kingdom||$3,466||$14,382||$17,848|
Brazilian bulldozes battle their way to Sunday Party victory
The MILLIONS Online KO edition of the popular Sunday Party once again exceeded its guarantee as 1,522 players created a prize pool of $152,200. Half of that princely sum went on the heads of each player, with the remaining 50% split among the top 263 players.
Brazilian players filled five of the nine seats at the final table, so it wasn’t surprising to see the famous green and yellow flag displayed next to the worthy champion. Indeed, in the end it was a Brazilian brace.
After the likes of Eduardo Custodio ($2,349), Nathan Rose ($2,389), Bruno Lopes De Castro ($1,910), Aleksandr Balashov ($2,341), Malte Schirmacher ($3,039), Michel Perreira ($4,432) and Euan Baxter ($7,332) were eliminated, Guilherme Rimbano and fellow Brazilian Lazaro Tupy went heads-up.
Both players were guaranteed over $8,600 from the main prize pool, and both picked up multiple bounties en route to heads-up play. Rimbano emerged victorious and scored a score worth $17,471, leaving Tupy to collect a still-respectable $13,650.
MILIONS Online KO #06 Sunday Party Final Table Results
|3||Euan Baxter||United Kingdom||$1,762||$5,570||$7,332|
|7||Bruno Lopes De Castro||Brazil||$523||$1,387||$1,910|
|8||Nathan Rose||United Kingdom||$1,282||$1,107||$2,389|
The MILIONS Online KO Series continues through May 29 and there are still some huge tournaments to play. Among those tournaments is the $500,000 buy-in $530 Guaranteed Main Event, which saw 57 of 374 entrants punch in Day 2 tickets at their first attempt.
Subsequent Day 1s will take place at 19:05 BST on 21 May, 19:05 BST on 28 May, 16:05 BST on 29 May and 17:05 BST on 29 May.