partypoker Announces Schedule, Satellites For 2021 MILLIONS Online

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partypoker's MILLIONS Online returns in 2021 with a $5M GTD Main Event.

After a year away, partypoker’s marquee online festival, MILLIONS Online, is set to take place from February 13 through March 9 with 28 events, nearly $18 million in total guaranteed prize money, and an expanded satellite schedule designed to give players of every buy-in level a shot at a seat in some of the series’ biggest tournaments.

The schedule for the three-week series features a variety of high buy-in tournaments ranging from $530 to the $102,000 Mega High Roller. But for a pair of the schedule’s featured events, partypoker is already running an abundance of low-cost satellites to make sure everyone has an opportunity to win their way in.

One of the major tournaments partypoker is getting players qualified for is this year’s $5,300 Main Event with $5 million guaranteed. The Main Event has two starting flights, the first taking place on Sunday, February 21, and the second one week later on Sunday, February 28. This will be followed by three days of play until the final table when a winner is crowned on Wednesday, March 3.

This year’s MILLIONS Main Event is a throwback of sorts for partypoker. In 2018, the $5,300 MILLIONS Online Main Event came with a $20 million guarantee and an eye on setting online poker’s largest prize pool of all time. The event did just that, eclipsing $21.7 million and paying out four seven-figure sums.

In 2019, partypoker took aim at their own record. They doubled the buy-in to $10,300 and kept the $20 million guarantee. While they missed the mark on the record, the just over $21 million prize pool was another massive achievement.

Only the GGPoker 2020 World Series of Poker Online Main Event with its Guinness World Record-setting $27.5 million prize pool eclipses the records set by those two MILLIONS Online Main Events. However, rather than make another run at the record through a guarantee, partypoker has decided to go back to its 2017 guarantee of $5 million while increasing its satellite schedule to make it more accessible for players to participate.

“We’re extremely proud to be hosting yet another online leg of the world-renowned MILLIONS tour,” said Chris Donnchie, partypoker’s Head of Poker Room Management.”The satellite framework this year has been designed with a view to make both the Main Event and Mini Main Event even more accessible to players of all buy-in levels.”

partypoker has ensured that players of every buy-in level can have a chance to win a Main Event seat with a variety of ways including through a satellite tree that starts at just $0.01. The ‘centroll’ satellites feed into $5.50 events, the winners of which will earn a $55 phase satellite ticket. Those that survive the $55 phase will be entered into a Sunday final that promises at least 10 seats to the Main Event will be awarded.

“One of my favorite things about poker is the zero-to-hero stories we hear on a regular basis,” said Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard. “When I started playing, somebody would qualify for a $5,000 event from a $1,000 satellite and it was a great story when they went on to the final table.”

“Recently, at partypoker, we’ve seen numerous people qualify for huge events for as little as $0.01 and win life-changing amounts. MILLIONS Online is always an amazing tournament and any player with a bankroll of $0.01 or more should get ready,” Leonard added.

The Main Event is not the only event bringing players in via satellite as the $1,100 buy-in Mini Main Event and it’s $1,000,000 guarantee features a similar satellite tree which starts at a penny and leads to an $11 phase tournament.

The Mini Main Event kicks off the entire MILLIONS Online series on February 13 and after two starting flights and three days of play will determine a winner on Wednesday, February 17.

partypoker 2021 MILLIONS Online Schedule

#DATEEVENTBUY-INGTD
102-13Mini Main Event$1,100$1,000,000
102-14Mini Main Event$1,100$1,000,000
202-15Mini Second Chance$530$50,000
302-16Six Max High Roller$10,300$500,000
402-16Six Max High Roller Turbo$5,200$200,000
502-17Six Max Knockout$1,600$250,000
602-18Omaha High Roller$3,200$150,000
702-19Opener Day 1 A$1,050
702-20Opener Day 1B$1,050
702-21Opener Day 1C$1,050
702-21Opener Day 2$1,050$500,000
802-21Main Event Day 1 A$5,300$5,000,000
902-21High Roller Turbo$2,100$100,000
1002-22Omaha$2,100$200,000
1102-23Six Max Super High Roller$25,500$1,000,000
1202-23Six Max Super High Roller Turbo$5,200$200,000
1302-24Knockout$1,600$250,000
1402-25Six Max$3,200$300,000
1502-25Omaha High Roller$5,200$200,000
1602-26Warm Up Day 1A [PKO]$1,050
1602-27Warm Up Day 1B [PKO]$1,050
1602-28Warm Up Day 1C [PKO]$1,050
1602-28Warm Up Day 2 [PKO]$1,050$500,000
802-28Main Event Day 1B$5,300$5,000,000
1702-28High Roller Turbo$2,100$100,000
1803-01Second Chance$2,600$250,000
1903-02Omaha Knockout$2,100$200,000
2003-02Super High Roller $25,500
$1,000,000
2103-02High Roller Turbo$5,200$200,000
2203-03Turbo Knockout$1,600$200,000
2303-04Mix-Max$3,200$300,000
2403-04Six Max Omaha High Roller$5,200$200,000
2503-05Closer Day 1A [PKO]$1,050
2503-06Closer Day 1B [PKO]$1,050
2503-07Closer Day 1C [PKO]$1,050
2503-07Closer Day 2 [PKO]$1,050$500,000
2603-07High Roller$10,300$1,000,000
2703-07High Roller Turbo$5,200$200,000
2803-08Mega High Roller$102,000$3,000,000