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With $20,000,000 guaranteed, the partypoker MILLIONS Online is going to be the single largest online poker tournament in history and a deeper look at the history of online poker tournament prize pools gives you a better understanding of just how big this is event is going to be. Not surprisingly, the 10 biggest online tournament prize pools were all held on PokerStars. The largest ever prize pool came back in 2011 when PokerStars held their Sunday Million 10th Anniversary event. With a $215 buy-in, the event attracted an astonishing 62,116 players and generated a $12,423,200 prize pool meaning there's a $7,576,800 difference between that and the minimum prize pool for MILLIONS Online. Five of the top six prize pools of all time came in PokerStars Sunday Million events. The lone exception there is 2010 World Championship of Online Poker event. The $5,200 buy-in event had 2,443 players and a $12,215,000 prize pool. DATE TOURNAMENT Buy-In PRIZE POOL 12/18/11 Sunday Million 10th Anniversary $215 $12,423,200 9/26/10 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $12,215,000 6/3/11 Sunday Million 5th Anniversary $215 $11,825,600 4/22/18 Sunday Million Anniversary: Take 2 $215 $11,262,000 2/4/17 Sunday Million 11th Anniversary $215 $11,167,000 3/20/16 Sunday Million 10th Anniversary $215 $11,011,800 9/21/08 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $10,925,000 9/24/18 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $10,915,000 9/20/09 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $10,720,000 9/28/14 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $10,710,000 The $20,000,000 number stands out above any other online tournament ever, but even more so when compared to what partypoker has done in their history. Last year's MILLIONS Online had a $5,000,000 guarantee and with 227 entries paying the $5,300 buy-in, ended up with $5,135,000 in total prize money. That event was one of only two partypoker events to ever crack the $5 million mark. The other came earlier this spring in the $25,500 buy-in Powerfest High Roller event. That event attracted 202 entries - just two more than were required to meet the $5 million guarantee. Just three other events in partypoker's history have even breached the $3,000,000 mark and all three were $25,500 buy-in Powerfest Super High Roller events. In fact, nine of the top 10 prize pools in the history of the company have come in Powerfest events. DATE TOURNAMENT BUY-IN PRIZE POOL 12/6/17 2017 MILLIONS Online $5,300 $5,135,000 5/18/18 Powerfest Event #64 (SHR) $25,500 $5,050,000 9/21/18 Powerfest Event #122 (SHR) $25,500 $3,900,000 5/17/17 Powerfest Event #301 $25,500 $3,225,000 9/27/17 Powerfest Event #254 (SHR) $25,500 $3,175,000 9/9/18 Powerfest Event #108 (SHR) $10,300 $2,080,000 5/16/18 Powerfest Event #53 (SHR) $10,300 $2,000,000 9/24/17 Powerfest Event #324 Championship Event $5,200 $1,726,500 9/24/18 Powerfest Event #142 (SHR) $5,200 $1,635,000 5/22/17 Powerfest Event #295 Main Event (HR) $1,050 $1,590,000 The winner of the MILLIONS Online event this year will take home at least $2.5 million. If the eventual champion qualified for the MILLIONS via a Jackpot Sit-n-Go they'll earn a $2.5 million bonus. Either way - and barring a final table chop - they're going to go down as the single biggest winner in the history of online poker. That title currently belongs to Tyson ‘POTTERPOKER’ Marks, winner of the 2010 WCOOP Main Event for $2,278,097.50. Only one other player has taken home $2,000,000 or more in an online tournament. In December 2011, Kyle ‘First-Eagle’ Weir won the PokerStars Sunday Million 10th Anniversary event for $2,000,020.70. Weir is the only player in the top 10 of all-time biggest scores to have won his from something other than a WCOOP event. Other big winners include Fedor Holz, Steven van Zadelhoff, Carter King and Yevgeniy Timoshenko. DATE TOURNAMENT PLAYER FIRST PLACE 9/26/10 WCOOP Main Event Tyson 'POTTERPOKER' Marks $2,278,097.50 12/18/11 Sunday Million 10th Anniversary Kyle 'First-Eagle' Weir $2,000,020.70 9/29/13 WCOOP Main Event PlayinWasted $1,877,573.25 9/28/14 WCOOP Main Event Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz $1,820,700.00 9/21/08 WCOOP Main Event Carter 'ckingusc' King $1,775,312.50 9/27/15 WCOOP Main Event Coenaldinho7' $1,760,500.00 9/20/09 WCOOP Main Event Yevgeniy 'Jovial Gent' Timoshenko $1,715,200.00 9/24/17 WCOOP Main Event Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff $1,624,502.27 9/23/12 WCOOP Main Event maratik $1,612,843.75 9/16/18 WCOOP Main Event wann2play $1,529,002.94
The partypoker MILLIONS Online wrapped up yet another starting flight on Sunday with Colombian Carlos 'carlitos350' Camargo topping the Day 1C field. Camargo ended the day with 19,285,021 which puts him sixth overall after the third starting flight. Sweden's 'JORD_GUBBEN' bagged up 18,421,926 for the second best stack of the day. Just 162 of the 1,112 Day 1C entries advanced to Day 2. There are now 464 players already through to Day 2 with two more starting flights to come. The #3-ranked player in the world, Russia's 'hellohellohello', finished with 13,648,610, the 15th biggest stack of the day. Fedor Holz finished with 11,946,929. The current #2-ranked player in the world, 'C Darwin2', snuck into the top 40 Day 1C stacks after finishing with 9,192,875. Overlay Tracking The Day 1C field added another $5,560,000 to the prize pool which now sits at $15,850,000 - $4,150,000 short of the guarantee with just two starting flights remaining. Day 1C Top 10 Chip Counts carlitos350 - 19,285,021 JORD_GUBBEN - 18,421,926 hamishc2 - 17,777,764 Alien_Army - 17,351,003 Thomas 'chaAat' Boivin - 16,938,436 Joni 'JJouhki' Jouhkimainen - 16,158,283 RosenheimCops - 156,969,561 savetrpo - 15,329,451 Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas - 15,378,83 Hahaha_Owned - 15,042,585 Overall Chip Leaders Phil_Gruissem – 26,865,379 hi_all – 24,126,018 bfzhang – 22,549,892 patrondelmal – 21,904,963 Beezneez360 – 21,808,451 carlitos350 - 19,285,021 M1KE1NBRAZIL – 18,884,694 CASHEEEGAMEEE – 18,682,668 JORD_GUBBEN - 18,421,926 hamishc2 - 17,777,764 partypoker MILLIONS Online Schedule Monday, Dec. 3 – Day 1D Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Day 1E (Turbo) Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Day 2 Wednesday, Dec 5 – Final Day
The 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is in the books, with notable victories coming from Ramon Colillas in the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship, David 'Chino' Rheem in the PCA Main Event, Sam Greenwood in the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller, and Martin Zamani in the PCA $25,000 High Roller. Each of those players earned mammoth payouts from their victories, but where do they stack up on the 2019 money leaderboard? Let’s take a look. The $25,000 buy-in PSPC was such an enormous tournament that the top three finishers from that event make up the top three spots on the 2019 PCA money list, with Colillas on top thanks to the huge $5.1 million score he earned. Runner-up in that event, Julien Martini, sits second on the list, and third-place finisher Marc Rivera is third on the list. Here are the top 25 money earners from the 2019 PCA festival. Top 25 2019 PCA Money List 1. Ramon Colillas - $5,102,100 2. Julien Martini - $2,974,000 3. Marc Rivera - $2,168,000 4. Sam Greenwood - $1,954,860 5. Scott Baumstein - $1,657,000 6. David 'Chino' Rheem - $1,576,200 7. Jason Koonce - $1,304,000 8. Henrik Hecklen - $1,284,260 9. Rainer Kempe - $1,202,760 10. Jesus Cortes - $1,153,440 11. Stephen Chidwick - $1,084,322 12. Marc Perrault - $1,040,520 13. Talal Shakerchi - $994,300 14. Daniel Strelitz - $964,020 15. Alex Foxen - $904,040 16. Martin Zamani - $895,110 17. Farid Jattin - $746,000 18. Igor Kurganov - $697,100 19. Sean Winter - $673,120 20. Scott Wellenbach - $671,240 21. Chris Hunichen - $627,340 22. Steffen Sontheimer - $623,220 23. Dominik Nitsche - $606,360 24. Pavel Veksler - $560,240 25. Justin Bonomo - $533,370 As you can see, Greenwood sits fourth after having won $1.954 million from the 2019 PCA series. Greenwood's big win was in the $100,000 Super High Roller when he scored a $1.775 million first-place prize, but he also added scores of $89,320, $69,100, and $20,980 to his bankroll. Greenwood was one of 21 players to cash at least four times at the 2019 PCA. Another player to cash four times was the player 18th on the 2019 PCA money leaderboard, Igor Kurganov. He banked scores of $378,760, $129,780, $121,040, and $67,450 for a total of $697,100. The largest of those four scores was a sixth-place finish in the $100,000 Super High Roller that Greenwood was victorious in. Other than Greenwood and Kurganov, no player cashed four times in the top 25. Several players in the top 25 cashed three times, though, in addition to Greenwood and Kurganov, of course. Those players were Rainer Kempe, Jesus Cortes, Stephen Chidwick, Daniel Strelitz, Alex Foxen, Sean Winter, and Steffan Sontheimer. Kempe won the most money of that bunch with more than $1.2 million in payouts. He placed fourth in a $25,000 no-limit hold’em event before he won a $50,000 no-limit hold’em event and a $10,200 no-limit hold’em knockout turbo. The $50,000 buy-in tournament that Kempe won earned him $908,000. Foxen doesn't appear that he's going to slow down after an epic 2018 saw him haul in more than $6.6 million in live tournament earnings. Foxen has already won more than $900,000 in 2019 thanks to his performances at the 2019 PCA. He placed 11th in a $25,000 buy-in event, second in the $50,000 event that Kempe won, and third in another $50,000 buy-in tournament. Foxen's three scores were for $45,020, $651,980, and $207,040 in those three events, respectively. Four players cashed five times each at the 2019 PCA, but none of them ranked higher than 75th on the 2019 PCA money list. Sitting in 75th overall with a total of $136,460 won was Ariel Celestino. Daniel Tang, Sean Legendre, and Fernand Dos Santos Ferreira were the others to cash five times during the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament series. How did the 2019 PCA change the festival's all-time money list? With a little help from our friends at HendonMob.com, here’s a look at the new top 25 following the completion of the 2019 PCA. Top 25 PCA All-Time Money List 1. Bryn Kenney - $6,262,731 2. Ramon Colillas - $5,102,100 3. Steve O'Dwyer - $3,910,382 4. Tony Gregg - $3,183,095 5. Poorya Nazari - $3,000,000 6. Julien Martini - $2,974,000 7. Scott Seiver - $2,970,620 8. Sam Greenwood - $2,927,337 9. Galen Hall - $2,877,080 10. Vanessa Selbst - $2,824,640 11. Jason Koon - $2,645,595 12. Isaac Haxton - $2,583,616 13. Justin Bonomo - $2,524,742 14. Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier - $2,484,120 15. Daniel Negreanu - $2,348,097 16. Harrison Gimbel - $2,329,220 17. Dan Shak - $2,323,840 18. Byron Kaverman - $2,307,235 19. Cary Katz - $2,257,420 20. Marc Rivera - $2,168,000 21. Mustapha Kanit - $2,077,000 22. Dimitar Danchev - $1,985,000 23. John Dibella - $1,960,700 24. Daniel Dvoress - $1,946,102 25. Tyler Reiman - $1,937,770 As you can see, Bryn Kenney reigns supreme. He came into the 2019 PCA with a big lead on this list, thanks to $6.245 million in earnings from the PCA, and Kenney added a small cash by his standards of $17,620 to move up to $6.262 million. The most notable additions to the top 25 of the PCA all-time money list were three players we already talked about, Colillas, Martini, and Rivera. Those three finished first, second, and third in the 2019 PSPC. Colillas moved to second on PCA's all-time money list, Martini jumped to sixth, and Rivera went up to 20th. Another big jump was had by Greenwood, who entered the 2019 PCA with $972,477 in earnings from the series. After winning nearly $2 million this year, Greenwood shot up the all-time PCA leaderboard to eighth with nearly $3 million in earnings total from the event. Justin Bonomo also increased his standing, going from 17th to 13th on the all-time PCA list after winning $533,370 at the 2019 PCA. Notable departures from the top 5 PCA all-time money list were Christopher Oliver, Eugene Katchalov, Will Molson, and Nick Petrangelo.