Another day, another big-time tournament on partypoker. The 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online finally played down to a final table after four complete days of action. This year's event had a $5,300 buy-in and everyone was fighting for the first-place prize of $892K.
Endrit Geci bagged up the lead after Day 3. The Main Event final table of nine included Endrit Geci, Francisco Correia, Daniel Dvoress, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Hermogenes Gelonezi, Christian Rudolph, Richard Mullen, Martin Brinkmann, and Jonathan Proudfoot. Justin Ouimette bubbled the final table in tenth place.
The UK's Jonathan Proudfoot became the first player to exit the final table in ninth place, which paid out $72,260. Another Brit got caught in a sticky wicket when Martin Brinkmann busted in eighth place, which paid out $91,542.
Canada's Richard Mullen hit the bricks in seventh place, which paid out $115,425. Germany's Christian Rudolph was picked off in sixth place and he took home $146,300.
With five players to go, a pair of Brazilians were alive along with a Brit, Canadian, and the top player from Poland.
Hermogenes Gelonezi from Brazil busted in fifth place, which paid out $189,420. With four to go, it looked like it could become a heads-up showdown between the two pros -- Dvoress and Urbanovich. Alas, it didn't pan out that way.
Dzmitry Urbanovich and Daniel Dvoress rumbled and Canada came out on top of Poland. Urbanovich's got picked off by Dvoress' , who flopped a set of ladies. Urbanovich bowed out in fourth place, which paid out $276K.
Dvoress did not last much longer and he was knocked out in third place when his pocket tens lost against Correia's after the Brazilian turned a Queen-high straight. Dvoress turned a Jack-high straight, which was not good enough to stave off elimination. The Canadian pro banked $422K for another deep run.
With two remaining, it was a battle between Brazil and the UK. Endrit Geci and Francisco Correia cut a heads-up chop and had to play out for the title. Geci led 637M to 446M in chips. After Correia pulled even, the two agreed on a chop ($892K to the champ and $614K for second).
On the final hand, Correia mad a final stand with and whiffed on a flush draw against Geci's . Gecif lopped top pair and the nut flush draw. He rivered two pair and won with Aces up. Brazil's Correia banked $731,960 for a second-place finish. Not too shabby, eh?
Endrit Geci from the United Kingdom stepped into the winner's circle and won the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event for $774,838.
Notable names and familiar faces that went deep in the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Main Event included... Chris Brice, Jaime Staples, Espen Jorstad, Oliver Weiss, Jerry Odeen, Francois Billard, Simon Nielsen, Chrsitan Jeppsson, Manfred Hermann, Joao Ferrerira, Jacke Schindler, David Coleman, Adam Owen, Mikita Badziakouski, Christos Xanthopoulos, Dan Smyth, Simon Brandson, Norbert Szecsi, Viktor Mess, Stephen Chidwick, Joseph Cheng, Chance Kprnuth, Brock Wilson, Mark Radoja, Seve O'Dwyer, Alan Ford, Bruno Volkmann, Adrian Mateos, Darren Elias, Rob WHite, Artem Vezhankov, Upeshka De Silva, Simon Deadman, Scott Margereson, Ole Schemon, Thiago Crema, Alexandros Kolonias, Ben Farrell, Kristen Bicknell, Martin Bremmer, Dylan Linde, Ryan Plant, Dan Stacey, Kenny Hallaert, Jason Koon, Adam Hendriz, Dan Shak, Fabian Gumz, Nico Ehlers, Sergi Reizach, Thomas Ueuber, Wally Becker, Olli Mukkonsen, Kenneth Cosgrove, Sylvian Loosli, Guillaume Noley, Dennys Ramos, Juha Helppi, and Luke Reeves.
2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event
Prize Pool: $5,400,000
Final Table Results:
1. Endrit Geci (UK) $774,838*
2. Francisco Correia (Brazil) $731,960*
3. Daniel Dvoress (Canada) $422,422
4. Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) $276,128
5. Hermogenes Gelonezi (Brazil) $189,320
6. Christian Rudolph (Germany) $146,300
7. Richard Mullen (Canada) $115,425
8. Martin Brinkmann (UK) $91,542
9. Jonathan Proudfoot (UK) $72,260
*** heads-up chop