Looking forward to a new year, PartyPoker has announced the fourth edition of its huge MILLIONS online tournament.
The $5,300 buy-in event kicks off in February, with an incredible $5 million guaranteed prize pool and two starting flights. Every player will start with one million chips, but without a blind structure, that number may not mean much. But the stacks will undoubtedly be deep.
Daily satellites run with buy-ins ranging from only $0.01 all the way up to $55. The $55 maximum buy-in is for one of 10 Main Event seats; those seats are worth $5,300 each in direct qualifiers. Those satellites will be played each Sunday at 21:00 (GMT).
Tournament registration is allowed through the end of the ninth level; through that time, the levels are 25 minutes long. One re-entry is permitted in each starting flight.
Day 1A Kicks off on Valentine’s Day
Day 1A kicks off on February 14, so plan on a romantic breakfast out, to keep the rest of the day devoted to advancing in the tournament. Day 1B begins on February 21, so perhaps poker players with a significant other should begin playing on Day 1B.
From that point, each day of play will take place on consecutive days. So Day 2 will begin on February 22 with ten 30-minute levels. The next day, February 23, Day 3 play will go down to just nine players, who will come back on Wednesday, February 24, for the final table.
Of course, there are plenty of satellites for small buy-in players who don’t want to shell out $5,300. PartyPoker is calling these penny satellites “centrolls”. These centrolls award tickets into the Phase 1 $5.50 tournaments, and those feed into the Phase 2 $55 satellites.
Phase 2 Satellites
Phase 2 is somewhat different than most poker satellites. Players won’t need to win or finish in top-level spots to move forward. Phase 2 satellites go for 22 levels and players who still have chips at the end of the day will advance to the weekly final. However, there is a catch; if a player takes their chips to the weekly final, they’re still going to need to try to build their chip stack.
The weekly final is where tickets are awarded for the $5,300 MILLIONS Online Main Event.
MILLIONS is a New Yet Promising Online Poker Tournament
There have only been three previous MILLIONS poker tournaments, but it has a celebrated history. Until the record-breaking 2020 WSOP Online Main Event on GGPoker this last summer, the 2018 PartyPoker MILLIONS Online Main Event held the record for the biggest online poker prize pool in history.
In 2018, In 2018, online poker player ‘Scarmak3r’ spun his $22 satellite ticket into a life-changing $1,364,687 after finishing third in the Main Event. A modest buy-in could turn an ordinary poker player into a millionaire.
The 2018 PartyPoker MiLLIONS attracted 4,367 entries and ended up with a massive $21,835,000 pool. The 2019 PartyPoker MILLIONS followed close behind with a huge $21,090,000 prize pool, but with fewer players due to the $10,300 buy-in.
Founded in 2001 by Partygaming PLC, PartyPoker is one of the largest online poker rooms, and has had as many as 80,000 players logged-in at once, and has had more than 4 million annual visitors. In 2016, PartyPoker was acquired by GVC Holdings, and the company operates poker rooms in several countries. It’s currently based and licensed in Gibraltar.
The company has assembled Team PartyPoker, which includes many of the world’s elite poker players, representing the company online and at live events around the world. With celebrated poker Ambassadors, a devoted team of daily Twitch poker video streamers, and an Advisory Board made up of poker legends and very active professional players, it’s an all-around assemblage of poker expertise.