Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
The final nine players are set for one final day of action in the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online 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.
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.
Final Table Stacks
|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.
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 tomorrow to find out who takes home the top prize of $892,275.
A recap and the chip counts are to follow.
Endrit Geci raised the cutoff to 7M, and Justin Ouimette called from the big blind. The flop was and Ouimette check-called for 8,890,000. Ouimette checked again on the turn, and Geci over bet the pot for 36,750,000, enough to cover his opponent. Ouimette hit the tank for a bit before calling.
Ouimette hit his ace on the flop, but Geci smashed two pair, and rivered the boat to send the Canadian to the rail on the bubble to Day 4 and the final table.
During one of the first hands of hand-for-hand play, Justin Ouimette raised to 7,000,000 from the cutoff and Dzmitry Urbanovich three-bet to 22,750,000 from the button. Endrit Geci four-bet shoved with the biggest stack in the small blind for Jonathan Proudfoot to quickly fold his big blind. Justin Ouimette did the same before Urbanovich made the call for the 54,029,248 he had behind.
The board ran out for the partypoker Ambassador to hit the river to stay alive and double up with the pair of kings during the final table bubble.
Valentyn Kazantsev raised the button to 12.25M, leaving himself just under 5M behind. Christian Rudolph shoved the small blind for almost 100M, and Kazantsev called off.
Rudolph needed to hit an ace or runners, and he flopped an ace and rivered another one for the superior full house, sending Kazantsev to the rail in 11th Place.
Justin Ouimette opened big early, putting in most of his stack and leaving under 1M behind. It folded to Valentyn Kazantsev on the big blind and short stack, who tanked for a while before folding.
The flop read with 24,937,500 in the middle.
Francisco Correia checked in the big blind and so did Daniel Dvoress in the cutoff. Hermogenes Gelonezi bet on the button for Correia to quickly fold but Dvoress shoved with the bigger stack. Gelonezi made the call for the 61,149,720 he had behind.
Dvoress had flopped the open-ended straight draw while Gelonezi had the overpair.
The turn was the for Gelonezi to improve to two pair before the completed the board for Gelonezi to double up.
Martin Brinkmann limped in from under the gun and Hermogenes Gelonezi opted to check his big blind.
The flop came , Gelonezi check-raised the 3,500,000 continuation-bet of Brinkmann to 11,200,000 and was called.
They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river. Gelonezi checked for the last time but folded when Brinkmann fired a bet of 14,000,000 into the pot.