Partypoker MILLIONS Online gets down to final 29

Long-time pros, Christopher Kruk, Chance Kornuth, and "BenCB" are still in.

Christopher Kruk

The prize pool at Partypoker's historical event easily exceeded the $20 million guarantee. The tournament generated 4,367 entries, who created a prize pool of $21,385,000. The fortunate winner will walk away with a whopping $2,729,376 which is not surprisingly the biggest-ever payout at an online poker tournament. Other than the champion, the rest of the final four will also take home seven-figure scores, as the runner-up will receive $1,910,562.50, the third-place finisher $1,364,687.50, while the fourth placer $1,091,750.

By the end of Day 2 to the field has reduced to only 29, who are all guaranteed for at least a $65,505 payday. The current chip leader is "wheatforsheep", an unknown player, who resides in Mexico. He accumulated 566,295,284. The mysterious grinder is followed by another anonymous player from Malta, "j2805667" with 336,914,608. The current third is Austria's "Albert_77" who will return to Day 3 with 299,620,916.

Partypoker gave an update on Twitter

There are only a few well-known players remained in the field. High-stakes tournament crusher, Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk (playing under the "Ad_Finem" moniker) is taking 5th place with 258,930,640, Jon "ICMslut99" Clark is 8th with 186,956,522, while Chance "ChanceSeeYou" Kornuth closes the top ten with 165,392,851.

One of the best online tournament specialists, "BenCB" is also still in it to win it, but he'll need to get a good start, as the stack belonging to his "mwhldwn" moniker is only 64,129,186, which is just over 18 big blinds.

partypoker MILLIONS Online Final Day Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 wheatforsheep Mexico 566,295,284
2 j2805667 Malta 336,914,608
3 Albert_77 Austria 299,620,916
4 COL_Moutarde Canada 285,730,071
5 Christopher "Ad_Finem" Kruk Canada 258,930,640
6 orginALUS Lithuania 250,269,195
7 MilkMan0011 Austria 225,345,359
8 Jon "ICMslut99" Clark United Kingdom 186,956,522
9 senchilko Ukraine 185,418,851
10 Chance "ChanceSeeYou" Kornuth Canada 165,392,851

With the huge prizes, it was no surprise to see the top of the poker world jumping in to play, but only a handful of them made it to the money including Fedor "Fedor_Holz" Holz (31st - $65,505), Philipp "Phil_Gruissem" Gruissem (37th - $54,588), Joni "JJouhki" Jouhkimainen (63rd - $43,070), Joao "joaosimaobh" Simao (190th - $21,835), Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov (249th - $16,376), Roberto "WelshWizard" Romanello (265th - $16,376), and Kristen "Krissyb24" Bicknell (399th - $12,282).

The action will return today at 5 pm CET.

Partypoker Online Millions Final Day Payouts

Place Payout
1 $2,739,376
2 $1,910,563
3 $1,364,688
4 $1,091,750
5 $818,813
6 $655,050
7 $491,288
8 $327,525
9-10 $218,350
11-12 $163,763
13-16 $136,469
17-20 $109,175
21-24 $81,881
25-29 $65,505