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Final Table $2,600 The High Roller Big Game Underway

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Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen

In rapid fashion, the field in the $2,600 The High Roller Big Game has dwindled down to its final eight players. Timothy Adams made the final table but bowed out first.

Leading the way is partypoker's Joni Jouhkimainen with 45M in chips, followed by Wiktor Malinowski with 29M and Dario Sammartino with 16M. The winner will receive $84,581.

Final Table $2,600 The High Roller Big Game

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Dario SammartinoItaly16,227,149
2Arseniy MalinovRussia4,010,940
3Andrii NovakUkraine11,825,672
4Jason KoonUnited States12,543,764
5Wiktor MalinowskiPoland29,565,047
6Viktor UstimovRusland12,949,450
8David ColemanUnited States15,606,413
9Joni JouhkimainenFinland47,171,565

The High Roller Big Game Payouts

PlacePrize
1$84,851
2$60,889
3$44,340
4$31,854
5$22,485
6$17,801
7$14,615
8$11,992
9$9,931

Will You Become partypoker’s Legend of the Week?

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partypoker Daily Legends

The Daily Legends tournaments at partypoker have proven to be hugely popular thanks to their player-friendly formats. partypoker has slashed the late registration period, limited re-entries, and devised a structure that allows players to head to bed at a reasonable time without turning the tournament into a crap shoot.

Now is the time to try out some of those Daily Legends tournaments because partypoker has launched its Legend of the Week promotion that adds $60,000 worth of value to its Daily Legends schedule every week.

Legend of the Week sees you earn points for playing in selected Daily Legends tournaments from Monday through Saturday. Points are awarded for playing the eligible tournaments, but you earn far more by reaching a final table or by going all the way and becoming a Daily Legends champion.

Learn how to become a legend at partypoker

Happy Birthday Rob Yong!

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Rob Yong is currently in Sochi for the World Poker Tour and received a surprise for his 49th birthday.

"Only Sets" Against Patrick Leonard

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Holding top pair top kicker, partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) was facing resistance in the MILLIONS Online #17 Mini High Roller Turbo. Can you guess which hand his opponent had?

Sammartino, Malinowski Leading in $2,600 The High Roller Big Game

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Wiktor Malinowski
Wiktor Malinowski

With just 23 out of 150 entries left, the final stages of one of Sunday's biggest tournaments, the High Roller Big Game, are in sight. Dario Sammartino and Wiktor Malinowski are pacing the field as the bubble is looming.

Among those still in contention are Alex Foxen, Daniel Dvoress, Sam Greenwood, Andras Nemeth, as well as partypoker pro's Joni Joukhimainen and Jason Koon. 20 players will receive a cash prize with the minimum payout being $5,809. The winner will touch a mouth-watering $84,581 at the end of the night.

The High Roller Big Game Payouts

PlacePrize
1$84,851
2$60,889
3$44,340
4$31,854
5$22,485
6$17,801
7$14,615
8$11,992
9$9,931

MILLIONS Main Event $5,000,000 Guarantee Met

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Matt Staples Eliminated from the MILLIONS Online Main Event

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Cheong vs Staples
Cheong vs Staples

It wasn't the day of partypoker streamer Matt Staples, who bubbled a Main Event satellite earlier tonight. After bricking the sat, Staples decided to put up the full $5,300 himself but to no avail.

At the end of level 5, Staples got it in with {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades} against chipleader Joseph Cheong's {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. The board ran out clean to eliminate Staples from contention, who has decided not to reenter as of yet.

Chess Grandmaster Ottomar Ladva Spins $530 Into $525K Payday!

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Ottomar Ladva
Ottomar Ladva

The massive MILLIONS Online #11 6-Max Super High Roller concluded on Wednesday with Estonia's Ottomar Ladva taking home the gold and banking $525,089 in the process. Ladva overcame a stacked field of 70 players to claim the biggest prize of his career.

A well-known poker player in his home country, Ladva has been making a name for himself on the international level as well. Even more impressive is the Estonian qualified into the tournament for just $530.

Before getting into the action on Day 1, Ladva turned a $530 feeder into a $2,650 direct satellite, then subsequently won the satellite before shipping the Super High Roller itself. Talk about ROI!

The event was live broadcasted on the partypoker TV Twitch and YouTube channels. Check out the YouTube video below for full final table action.

partypoker tweeted the following clip of the final hand of the night.

As mentioned, Ladva's well-known in his home country, but it's not (yet) for his poker ability. The Estonian is a four-time Estonian Chess Champion and a Grandmaster since 2015. Needless to say, his transition into poker has been paying dividends, and his incredulous victory sparked comments from notables around the poker world.

Among those to respond was Mike McDonald, who shortlisted Ladva as a possible candidate for best chess & poker player combined.

With the massive windfall, it's all but certain that Ladva will be making a splash in some big events down the line.

MILLIONS Online #11 6-Max Super High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ottomar LadvaEstonia$525,089
2Justin BonomoCanada$327,468
3Jason KoonCanada$212,835
4Bujtas LaszloHungary$152,275
5Aleksejs PonakovsEstonia$114,839
6Brock WilsonMexico$90,589
7Amichai BarerCanada$75,781

Jaime Staples Makes MILLIONS Online Main Event Day 2; "It’s A Really Special Tournament!"

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Jaime Staples
Jaime Staples

"My MILLIONS Online hasn't got off to a flying start [but] the Main Event is starting this weekend, so there's lots of potential for that big life-changing score!"

Those were the words of partypoker Twitch streamer Jaime Staples when PokerNews spoke to him last week. One week into another massive online festival on partypoker, and Staples' remained hopeful of a big score.

Fast forward to this week, and Staples has bagged himself a seat in Day 2 of the $5,000,000 GTD MILLIONS Online Main Event, and is one step closer to that "life-changing score."

Check the PokerNews Interview with Staples here

What Happens When Jeff Gross Gets It In With Aces?

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