Urbanovich Headlines partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event Final Table
The final nine players are set for one final day of action in the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,300 Main Event and Endrit Geci from the United Kingdom takes a big chip lead into the final day of action. He ended the day with more than 250M chips, and was the only player to finish with more than 200M.
Canadian Daniel Dvoress gave Geci a run for his money in the late stages, building a stack of more than 200M at one point as they closed in on the final table, but ultimately, he ended the day with just over 170M, still good for solid second place in the stacks.
Team partypoker member Dzmitry Urbanovich also survived to the final day, bagging the fourth biggest stack. With Christian Rudolph in fifth, there's no shortage of star power at one of the biggest online final tables of the year.
Canadian Justin Ouimette made a deep run today but ultimately bubbled the final table in 10th place for a prize of $54,542. Ouimette was fresh off his win in the Mini Main Event earlier in the series, where he bagged more than $180K, putting his take from this series at over $230,000.
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partypoker MILLIONS Online Final Table
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Endrit Geci||United Kingdom||252,646,714||72|
|7||Martin Brinkmann||United Kingdom||84,487,580||24|
|8||Jonathan Proudfoot||United Kingdom||67,730,276||19|
Day 3 Action
Day 3 of the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event got underway just after 2 p.m. Eastern time today with 28 players returning. Valentyn Kazantsev from Ukraine came into the day with the biggest stack, nearly 70M chips, with Oliver Weis and Geci rounding out the top three. Kazantsev nearly made the final day, ending his run in 11th place for $54,542 while Weis ended in 15th place for $43,335. Geci, on the other hand, ran his stack all the way into the chip lead to end the day.
Also among the field were two members of Team partypoker, Jaime Staples and Urbanovich. They both started the day around the middle of the chip counts, but things went differently from there.
Staples got short early on but managed to find a couple of doubles to ladder up, including winning a race with ace-ten against pocket threes. He rivered a straight on that hand to survive, but his run finally ended in 20th place when he tried to race another ace-ten against pocket eights and couldn't survive. Staples earned a respectable $35,084 for the deep run.
We lose @jaimestaples in 20th place of the #MILLIONSOnline Main Event. He fought back after this tough beat early o… https://t.co/Vbtp4mi7gs— partypoker (@partypoker)
It was not meant to be. Thanks @partypoker for the tourney, thanks @Twitch for the support. It means the world. Tha… https://t.co/i2VF0MG89v— Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples)
When the day kicked off there were six players who made it into the Main from a $530 satellite, and three of them were still alive when they shut things down for the day. George McDonald (28th) and Jiri Kocab (27th) were the first two players out, but turned their satellite entries into solid cashes for $27,724, while Timothy Ulmer made it a bit farther before busting in 17th place for $35,084
Urbanovich, along with Richard Mullen and Martin Brinkmann all turned their satellite tickets into final table appearances. Mullen will start Day 4 with the smallest stack, just 11 big blinds, and Brinkmann comes into the day 7th in chips with 24 bigs. But it was Urbanovich who played his satellite spot best, bagging the 4th biggest stack at the end of day. He'll be playing 119,870,996 tomorrow, or 34 big blinds to start the day.
Action on Day 4 gets underway at 2:05 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 3rd and PokerNews will be there to bring you all the action as they play down to a winner. Check back here to find out who takes home the top prize of $892,275.