Daniel Montagnolli Wins MILLIONS Online KO Opener Event

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Several partypoker players became MILLIONS Online KO champions this weekend but nobody won as much prize money as Malta’s Daniel Montagnolli. The Maltese star triumphed in the $162 buy-in Opener event and saw his partypoker balance increase by an impressive $28,391.

We were hopeful that Matt Staples would at least reach the final table because he had navigated his way through most of the 1,574-strong field. However, it was not meant to be and Staples bowed out in a respectable 43rd place and took home $451 for his efforts.

With bounties included, nobody who reached the nine-handed final table banked less than $2,000. Kiril Kochov of Bulgaria was the first of those nine finalists heading for the sidelines; Kochov collected $2,069.

The waters became a little less shark-infested when Alex Kulev crashed out in eighth for $3,661, and less still when the Finnish superstar Tomi Brouk ran out of luck and had to make do with a $3,164 seventh-place prize.

Sixth place and $4,110 went to one of the two Brazilians at the Opener’s final table, namely Felipe Salgado. Sweden’s Isak Johansson and Canada’s Alexandre Raymond busted and reeled in $4,549 and $7,389 scores respectively.

Heads-up was set when Andrei Kotelnikov, a former WPTWOC Mix-Max champion, fell in third. Kotelnikov won the tournament’s firs five-figure prize, $13,355, from his Mexico grind station.

Montagnolli and Brazil’s Vinicius Perri De Lima locked horns heads-up for the title and a huge bounty payment. The heads-up duo secured more than $14,700 from the main prize pool but the all-important final bounty and the prize money on their own heads was still up for grabs. Montagnolli got the job done and received a whopping $13,649 worth of bounty payments, making for a total prize worth $28,391. De Lima consoled himself with a runner-up prize worth $18,110 in total.

MILLIONS Online KO #01 Opener Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total prize
1 Daniel Montagnolli Malta $13,649 $14,742 $28,391
2 Vinicius Perri De Lima Brazil $3,392 $14,718 $18,110
3 Andrei Kotelnikov Mexico $3,648 $9,707 $13,355
4 Alexandre Raymond Canada $1,124 $6,265 $7,389
5 Isak Johansson Stahl Sweden $300 $4,249 $4,549
6 Felipe Salgado Brazil $855 $3,255 $4,110
7 Tomi Brouk Finland $789 $2,375 $3,164
8 Alex Kulev Ireland $1,791 $1,870 $3,661
9 Kiril Kochov Bulgaria $604 $1,465 $2,069

Thirty-One Progress to Main Event Day 2

The first MILLIONS Online KO Main Event flight took place on May 8 and saw 206 players exchange $1,050 for the chance to win a slice of a cool $1 million guarateed prize pool.

Only 31 of those hopefuls punched their Day 2 tickets at the first attempt, including Team partypoker’s Carl Froch who bagged up 2,733,756 chips at the close of play, enough for 27th place right now.

A trio of players who won their seats via our MILLIONS Online KO Main Event Mega Satellites also progressed. Patrick Hyllegaard shone the brightest with a finishing stack of 9,878,358. David Valenzuela finished on 6,272,824 with Martin Wendt bagging and tagging 3,274,380 in addition to winning $1,625 worth of bounties.

Estonia’s Jesus Martinez Ucero is the current chip leader with 16,377,852 chips and $1,875 collected from the bounty prize pool.

The next Main Event flight takes place on May 15, why not try to win your way into it via the satellites or our exciting MILLIONS Online KO Edition SPINS?

Other MILLIONS Online KO Results

A handful of MILLIONS Online KO events crowned their champions over the weekend, including Akan Babayigit and Edgaras Kausinis. They took down the $215 8-Max event and the $530 7-Max Turbo for prizes worth $17,507 and $14,016.

Event Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool Champion Total prize
#02 7-Max Turbo $320 116 $40,000 Sergio De Pedro $10,226
#03 8-Max $109 447 $44,700 Athanasios Tavlas $6,547
#04 Mix-Max Turbo $215 158 $31,600 Dalton Hobold $6,763
#05 8-Max $215 226 $45,200 Fadil Isufi $8,362
#06 8-Max Turbo $109 300 $30,000 Reto Winkelsen $6,117
#07 8-Max $215 619 $125,000 Akan Babayigit $17,507
#10 7-Max Turbo $530 118 $75,000 Edgaras Kausinis $14,016

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