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2019 MILLIONS Online Won by Benjamin Chalot
Benjamin “frenchsniperrr” Chalot won the 2019 partypoker MILLIONS Online and took home an incredible $2,259,113. This massive sum is the fourth-largest prize awarded in an online poker tournament.
It is the second time in as many years that partypoker has run a $20 million guaranteed tournament. Last year’s MILLIONS Online broke the record for the richest single online poker tournament in history when 4,367 players bought in for $5,200.
This year’s MILLIONS Online attracted 2,109 players who each paid $10,300 thus creating the second-richest online MTT of all-time.
MILLIONS Online featured four starting flights, a Day 2 and a Day 3. Only 27 players navigated their way to the final day and $63,270 was the least they could win.
The player known as “junglemandan” was the first casualty on Day 3. A steady stream of eliminations followed until only the final table of eight remained. Each of those finalists locked up at least $316,350 and four were set to become millionaires.
MILLIONS Online Final Table Set
“BillKluka” ran out of steam and fell in eighth-place for a $316,350 score. “PalPal012015” was the next player to fall by the wayside, their seventh-place exit securing a $474,525 payout.
A cool $659,062 went to “Cloudking” when their tournament ended in a sixth-place finish. Cloudking also won a full package to the 2020 Caribbean Poker Party because of the Team MILLIONS promotion. This promotion was open to anyone who won their $10,300 seat in a satellite or who bought into one of the four starting flights before Day 1A commenced.
Cloudking went the deepest of these players and won the package as a result.
John “John_Duthie” Duthie’s story is the thing of legends. The former founder of the European Poker Tour and current President of partypoker LIVE finished fifth for $869,962. Duthie nursed a short stack throughout Day 3 yet managed to ladder to a near $900,000 prize.
He rode his luck, winning two all-ins with dominated hands, but take nothing away from his performance.
Four Millionaires Created
The final four players were happy to see the back of Duthie as it meant they were all millionaires. Fourth-place weighed in at $1,107,225, the prize given to “Rank 1 Global” who started Day 3 as chip leader.
A deal was discussed with only three players remaining, but “nomeansyes” turned it down. They wanted more money than the ICM deal offered, therefore, play continued.
nomeansyes must regret their decision to not deal because they were the next player eliminated. The pushed all-in for 14 big blinds with queen-jack and frenchsniperrr called with ace-queen. That ace-kicker played to send the MILLIONS Online into heads-up.
No more hands were played because frenchsniperrr and “Lucio” agreed upon a deal. The deal saw Lucio lock up $2,222,511 and take second-place. Frenchsniperrr banked $2,259,113 and the title of champion.
2019 MILLIONS Online Final Table Results
|4||Rank 1 Global||$1,107,225|
Five Biggest Payouts in Online Poker History
Results from partypoker now occupy four of the five biggest online poker tournament payouts.
Last year’s MILLIONS Online first and second-place finishers occupy the top two spots. This year’s first and second-place finishers are ranked fourth and fifth.
Tyson “POTTERPOKER” Marks has the third-largest prize after winning the 2010 WCOOP Main Event at PokerStars for $2,278,097.
|2018||partypoker||MILLIONS Online $5K||$2,329,943||Manuel “Sheparentao” Ruivo|
|2018||partypoker||MILLIONS Online $5K||$2,309,994||Pim “ForMatherRussia” de Goede|
|2010||PokerStars||WCOOP $5K Main Event||$2,278,097||Tyson “POTTERPOKER” Marks|
|2019||partypoker||MILLIONS Online $10K||$2,259,113||Benjamin “frenchsniperrr” Chalot|
|2019||partypoker||MILLIONS Online $10K||$2,222,511||Lucio|