2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany

Main Event
Dias: 1b
Event Info

2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
6,000,000 / 12,000,000

ggbn Leads After 1b; Walnum, Lijo and Loeser Bag Big Stacks

Nível 12 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
ggbn takes overall lead after Day 1b
ggbn takes overall lead after Day 1b

The second of four starting days of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event attracted a field of 94 entries including eight players that opted to fire the optional re-entry. Along with the 209 entries on Day 1a, this brings the total field after the first two flights at the King's Casino in Rozvadov up to 303 entries and the last two starting days on Thursday February 15th 2018 are expected to attract bigger fields.

After 12 levels of 40 minutes each, only 27 players bagged up with Germany's ggbn at the top of the overall counts as only player thus far to have advanced with more than 10 starting stacks. Especially towards the end of the day, ggbn continued to rake in pot after pot and sent Kfir Levy to the rail with ace-king versus ace-queen before eventually bagging up 10.27 million. Second-placed Andreas Walnum, a former WPT champion from Norway, was in the middle of the pack until the last hands of the night and scored a big double through Ludovic Geilich with trips kings to claim 8.14 million in chips to his name.

Other big stacks and notables that made it through on Day 1b include Lander Lijo (5.73 million), Manig Loeser (4.855 million), Ionut Voinea (4.295 million), Maciej Kondraszuk (3.15 million), Mike Leah (2.53 million), Adrian Mateos (2.385 million), Bertrand Grospellier (2.375 million), Ludovic Geilich (2.065 million), Anton Wigg (1.175 million) and Michael Sklenicka (910,000).

Several players represented the partypoker brand throughout the day but none of them made it through. Joao Simao, Renato Nomura, Johnny Lodden, Joni Jouhkimainen, Philipp Gruissem and Roberto Romanello were all ousted. In fact, Romanello clan was out in full force, but only Nicholas made it through to Day 2 so far with 2.765 million. Other notables that busted include Steve O'Dwyer, Ihar Soika, Aliaksei Boika, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, MILLIONS Nottingham champion Maria Lampropulos, Kenny Hallaert, Mustapha Kanit, Ole Schemion and €50,000 Super High Roller champion Chi Zhang.

Among the 303 entries on Day 1a and 1b combined, only 97 hopefuls have already booked their seat for Day 2. The action recommences tomorrow with Day 1c as of 12. p.m. noon local time and Day 1d as of 5 p.m. local time. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide the action until a champion is crowned this upcoming Sunday.

Tags: Adrian MateosAliaksei BoikaAndreas WalnumAnthony RomanelloAnton WiggBertrand GrospellierChi ZhangggbnIhar SoikaJoao SimaoJohnny LoddenJoni JouhkimainenKenny HallaertLudovic GeilichMaciej KondraszukManig LoeserMaria LampropulosMichael SklenickaMike LeahMustapha KanitNicholas RomanelloOle SchemionPhilipp GruissemRoberto RomanelloSteve O'DwyerVladimir Troyanovskiy

Loeser Doubles With Aces

Nível 12 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Manig Loeser
Manig Loeser

Just after the blinds went up, Manig Loeser faced a raise by TELY in late position and three-bet to 325,000 out of the small blind. The Frenchman four-bet all in and Loeser called instantly.

Manig Loeser: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
TELY: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

Loeser had some sweat on the board of {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} but ultimately dodged the flush draw to double for 2.565 million.

Two hands later, Loeser raised to 125,000 on the cutoff and Maciej Kondraszuk three-bet to 310,000 on the button. Michael Sklenicka four-bet for 1.13 million and left himself 50,000 behind. Loeser folded and Kodraszuk also let go.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
5,200,000 3,100,000
EPT 1X Winner
Maciej Kondraszuk pl
Maciej Kondraszuk
4,000,000 100,000
2,350,000 -2,200,000
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka
1,600,000 700,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
Usman Siddique gb
Usman Siddique

Tags: Maciej KondraszukManig LoeserMichael SklenickaTELY

Geilich Doubles Up and Sits at the Top

Nível 8 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
Ludovich Geilich
Ludovich Geilich

Ludovic Geilich raised to 65,000 from the button and the Jonathan Concepcion in the big blind three-bet to 195,000. Geilich called.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs}, Geilich called the 175,000 bet of Concepcion.

The turn brought them the {q-Diamonds}, Geilich now called the second barrel for 500,000.

The river completed the board with the {5-Spades}, and Concepcion jammed, putting Geilich all-in. Geilich snap-called for the 2,165,000 he had in front of him. His opponent showed {A-}{A-} for an overpair but Geilich had him beat as he held {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for the straight and the double-up.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
6,155,000 6,155,000
Jonathan Concepcion es
Jonathan Concepcion
900,000 -2,600,000

Tags: Jonathan ConcepcionLudovic Geilich

Sklenicka Scores Against Zhang

Nível 3 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Michael Sklenicka
Michael Sklenicka

Chi Zhang raised to 25,000 from mid-position and was called by Michael Sklenicka in the hijack.

The flop came {6-Spades}{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, Zhang continued with a bet of 19,000. Sklenicka called again.

The turn brought them the {k-Spades}, Zhang now check-raised to 265,000 on the 75,000 bet of Sklenicka who called.

The river completed the board with the {7-Clubs}, Zhang now shoved for 736,000 in total. Sklenicka considered all his options for a while and in the end, he called. Zhang tabled {10-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a pair of nines. Sklenicka however, he had the better hand with {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for two pair, kings and queens. As Zhang had less than Sklenicka, the €50,000 Super High Roller champion has been sent to the cashier to reenter in this flight or in one of the two flights tomorrow.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka
2,200,000 1,334,000
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang

Tags: Chi ZhangMichael Sklenicka

Jouhkimainen Takes Durnegger Out; More Players Join

Nível 1 : 5,000/10,000, 5,000 ante
Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen

Markus Durnegger was all-in for 9,000 in the big blind before the hand even started. Chi Zhang raised to 20,000 from mid-position. Joni Jouhkimainen three-bet to 75,000 from the cutoff, everyone else folded including Zhang.

Markus Durnegger: {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Joni Joukhimainen: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{j-Spades}{4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades} even though Durnegger got a straight draw on the turn, it never materialized and he was eliminated. However, he was still kind enough to tell us how he had lost most of his stack in the hand before:

"I had ace-jack in the under-the-gun position and I raised to 20k. The next two players to act called. Jouhkimainen, on the button, also called. The flop came jack-eight-deuce, rainbow. I continued with a bet of 40k with top pair. They all called. The turn was a five with a flush draw. I now bet 120k. Two folded, Jouhkimainen called. The river was a four. I checked, he raised to 700k and I called. He had deuces so hit a set on the flop. I had 709k so had 9k left."

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
2,000,000 1,000,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Guy Goossens be
Guy Goossens
1,000,000 1,000,000
Albert Daher lb
Albert Daher
Aymon Hata gb
Aymon Hata
1,000,000 500,000
Markus Durnegger at
Markus Durnegger

Tags: Joni JouhkimainenMarkus Durnegger

Day 1b of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event is Set to Start at 5 PM

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partypoker LIVE

At 5 pm local time, Day 1b of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event is due to start at the beautiful King’s Casino. The biggest event of the festival will take place in the biggest poker arena you can find in Europe and it will be the stage for this €5 million guaranteed tournament.

Players were able to qualify online via the satellites on partypoker and the live satellites here in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic. All players will receive 1,000,000 in chips when they sit down. The tournament will kick off with the 5,000/10,000 blinds and a button ante. If there are six players or more, the full big blind is to be paid by the player on the button. Tables with five players or less will only have to pay the small blind.

In total there are four Day 1s, Day 1a started earlier today. Day 1c takes place tomorrow at noon and Day 1d will start at 5 pm, Thursday February 15th. Each Day 1 will play twelve levels of 40 minutes in total before the field then combines for Day 2 on Friday, February 15th at noon local time. Registration will be open until approximately 23:45 local time (start of Level 10). Players can reenter once during each flight.

LevelMinutesSmall BlindBig BlindButton Ante

The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to provide you with updates on all the action until a winner is crowned, so stay tuned.