Maltese Antonio Ortega leads the MILLIONS Online KO Main Event


Three of the six flights scheduled for the PartyPoker MILLIONS Online KO Main Event are done and dusted, with the remaining three taking place between May 28th and 29th. Time is quickly running out if you want to get in the mix and have any chance of securing the lion’s share of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

In those three initial days, approximately 515 of your fellow PartyPoker players either bought in or won the $530 buy-in MILLIONS Online KO Main Event. However, at the time of writing, only 78 of these rookies have stamped Day 2 tickets, locking up a minimum of cash for their efforts and any rewards collected along the way.

Completed MILIONS Online KO Main Event Day 1

Flight Participants Progress Group leader French fries
Day 1A 210 32 Paul Brombini 22,722,425
Day 1B 164 25 Antonio Ortega 23,619,050
Day 1C 141 21 Louis Dono 18,666,393

Day 1A saw the field of 210 players whittled down to just 32, with Brazil’s Paulo Brombin being the fastest out of the block. Brombin has amassed 22,722,425 chips from a starting stack of 1,000,000.

The second flight, Day 1B, drew 164 players, of which 25 advanced to Day 2 on May 29. Malta’s Antonio Ortega pocketed 23,619,050 chips, which was enough for Day 1B and the overall chip lead.

Day 1C was the last flight; took place on 21 May. Only 21 of the 141 entrants escaped unscathed, with Mexico’s Luis Dono’s stack of 18,666,393 being the biggest of the night.

MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Village French fries
1 Antonio Ortega Malta 23,619,050
2 Paul Brombini Brazil 22,722,425
3 Christian Barta Hungary 19,265,232
4 Louis Dono Mexico 18,666,393
5 Eugene Peralta Ireland 18,152,910
6 Mikkel Astradsson Denmark 14,624,617
7 Frederick Cyril Malta 12,784,604
8 Steven Van Zadeloff Malta 12,561,583
9 Sourasay Souvanh Canada 10,779,213
10 Patrice Brandt United Kingdom 9,999,370

If you intend to jump into one of the remaining MILIONS Online KO Main Event flights and aspire to finish in the top ten chip counts, you will need to build your starting stack into at least 10 million!

UK-based Frenchman Patrice Brandt currently occupies tenth place, with 9,999,370 chips at his disposal. Brandt is approaching the freeroll for a bigger prize than min-cash because he already has $875 of bounty locked up.

Anyone who wishes to become the chip leader and give themselves the best possible shot at becoming the PartyPoker MILLIONS Online Main Event KO champion will need to shine brightly on their chosen Day 1. Why? Since Antonio Ortega is the current chip leader, his stack has 23,619,050 betting chips. Only Paulo Brombin, with 22,722,425, has over 20 million.

Unsurprisingly, Ortega has amassed the most generous cash so far. The Malta-based professional has $1,750 worth of scalps to his name. Denmark’s Mikkel Asstradsson also has $1,750 of the bounty jackpot on his PartyPoker accounts; Asstradsson occupies sixth place as of now.

Fight your way through the online MILIONS KO Main Event

Don’t worry if the $530 buy-in to the PartyPoker MILLIONS Online KO Main Event is out of bounds for your bankroll because we have many satellites contributing to the $500,000 guaranteed tournament.

Centrolls which cost $0.01, as the name suggests, are the cheapest route to the Main Event. They will eventually flow into Day 1D of the MILIONS Online KO Main Event on Saturday 28th May at 17:00 BST, with 40 spots guaranteed! You cannot accept this ending; you must play to access them via one of the $16.50 buy-in Phase 2 satellites.

You can also win MILLIONS of KO Tickets online from our SPINS Special Edition. These $20 buy-in SPINS primarily pay for $40 cash or a $55 MILLION online KO ticket, but they also award $109, $215, $320 and $530 tickets, the latter of which is enough to get you into the $500,000 Guaranteed Main Event!

Multiplier 1st Prize Frequency in 1 million games
2 $40 cash 600,000
2.75 $55 MILLION Online KO Ticket 315,000
5.45 $109 MILLION Online KO Ticket 50,000
10.75 $215 MILLION Online KO Ticket 25,000
16 $320 MILLION Online KO Ticket 5,000
26.5 $530 Million Online KO Ticket 5,000

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