With a huge 1,022 entries the €5,300 partypoker MILLIONS Germany Main Event surpassed its €5,000,000 guarantee and the 324 survivors from the four starting flights were reduced to just 91 by the end of today’s play. Every player remaining is already guaranteed at least €12,500 as the bubble burst at 127 players. The big news for many of our readers today will be that Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who started the day in 4th after topping day 1a is still going strong in 15th place with over 18m chips (average 11m).
Among the big names to fall by the wayside on day 2 before the bubble burst were partypoker pros Dzmitry Urbanovich and Roberto Romanello, Dietrich Fast, Steve O’Dwyer, Dominik Nitsche, Bertrand “ElKy” Grospellier, Barney Boatman, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Koray Aldemir, Manig Loeser, and Steffen Sontheimer.
After an hour and a half, the remaining players in the field of the #MILLIONSGermany Main Event have made the money! €10,300 is the minimum they’ll take home!
Find out who’s made it! :https://t.co/qmMtMmKHeJ pic.twitter.com/gAsfRJ95jX
— partypokerLIVE (@partypokerlive) February 16, 2018
Above: partypokerLIVE caught the bubble bursting with Poland’s Dominik Panka being the last player to leave the tournament without getting paid
Day 2 also saw the back of Mike Leah (who came straight from his controversial win at WPT Fallsview in Canada to play in the Main Event here), and Ole Schemion, although both at least held on to cash for €12,500. The unfortunate bubble boy was former PCA Main Event champ from Poland, Dominik Panka.
Some familiar faces still in the mix include former November Niners Martin Staszko and Pierre Neuville, Spanish phenom Adrian Mateos, Niall Farrell, partypoker MILLIONS England champ (and winner of this year’s PCA Main Event) Maria Lampropulos, James Akenhead, Felipe Ramos, partypoker pros Philipp Gruissem and Patrick Leonard, and Jack Sinclair, and then among the chip leaders are Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and the highest placed partypoker pro Joao Simao, in 9th.
The chip leader going into day three will be Greece’s Aristeidis Moschonas who has ended both days he has played as chip leader. He topped the field on day 1c with 8.9m chips and did it again on day 2, finishing up with a 36.55m chip stack.
Action resumes Saturday 17th at midday local time with blinds at 150k/300k with a button ante of 300k