The Virtual Rail: partypoker Prepare for MILLIONS Online With $1m Day 1A Chip Leader Promo; ‘Junglemandan’ & ‘Greenstone25’ Book Top Sundays

What better way to welcome yuletide than settling down with a big bowl of your mother’s soup, a bowl full of cherries and the chance to win more than $2m squid playing online poker. partypoker MILLIONS Online returns, one year after its record-breaking debut. It’s time to start throwing pennies into a well.

The groom to MILLIONS Live’s bride begins on Sunday, December 1, and ends on December 10. Last year, the buy-in was $5,300. This year, partypoker has doubled it, bringing it in line with the MILLIONS Live buy-ins, and that means they have to bring out their mightiest marketing mallet.

A year ago, partypoker defied all odds to destroy the record for most significant online multi-table tournament (MTT) prize pool, when 4,367-entrants created a $21,385,000 prize pool (the previous best score was less than $13m).

Rob Yong and the gang need to attract 2,179-entrants to break the record, and it’s imperative they get off to a sizzling start. In a bid to do this, partypoker promises that should the Day 1A chip leader win the event then they will give that person an additional $1m in prize money.

Last year, Manuel “Sheparentao” Ruivo ($2,329,944 ) and Pim “ForMatherRussia” de Goede ($2,309,995) cut a heads-up deal with Ruivo going on to win. Scarmak3r ($1,364,688) and Pedro “Maddonaa” Marques ($1,091,750) also netted seven-figure scores. The only caveat on the Day 1A promo is should they get to the final table they cannot cut a deal.

The biggest $10k+ online MTT event in history contains four starting flights, and partypoker has already given away more than $1m in free seats in November alone.

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If you fancy a flutter on a potential winner of the MILLIONS Online, then look no further than ‘Junglemandan.’ No, it’s not the charismatic, cash game phenom, just someone who stole his identity, but man is he playing like him.

Over the weekend, ‘Junglemandan’ won the $215 buy-in 4,567-entrant partypoker MILLION for $153,000, and also took down the partypoker $5,200 High Roller Big Game for $105,450. According to Pocketfives, ‘Junglemandan’ made a total of four final tables over the weekend.

There was also a victory for the PocketFives World #2, Johannes “Greenstone25’ Korsar, who conquered a 99-entrant field in the partypoker $2,100 High Roller for $59,302 (Junglemandan finished ninth)

PocketFives World Rankings

  1. Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro
  2. Johannes “Greenstone25’ Korsar
  3. Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard
  4. Niklas ‘Lena900’ Åstedt
  5. DeathByQuads