One of the long-anticipated events in the rich schedule of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany festival which is currently in progress is the culminating Main Event. Valentine’s Day brought a lot of excitement to all players ready to take part in this riveting event and this could be seen by the many familiar faces on the felt. All participants will have the chance to take a fair share of the generous guaranteed prize pool amounting to €5 million which is sure to attract hundreds of them.
The Main Event at a given poker festival is always the most discussed tournament in the schedule of the poker congregation. This edition of the culminating tournament comes with a buy-in amounting to some €5,300, meaning that the guaranteed prize pool will most certainly be surpassed after the four starting flights of the event. King’s Casino located in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is a preferred destination for many poker festivals and the people responsible for the organization of the event did not fail to deliver superb gaming atmosphere to the players.
Start of the Big Event
Leading up to the event, all players had the chance to enter qualifying tournaments which had the potential to reserve them a spot in the Main Event both online via the satellites on partypoker and through the live satellite events in the gambling venue. The starting amount of chips received by each player is 1,000,000.
Among the first players who registered for the tournament were Viliyan Petleshkov from Bulgaria, who has total live earnings estimated to $1,385,127, and Dietrich Fast from Germany, with his $6,525,069 in live poker winnings. On the tables is also Makarios Avramidis from Greece, who is also known as the first ever poker player from Greece to win the World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
British poker player Niall Farrell also decided to demonstrate his poker skills on the tables of the event and made his way to the Main Event shortly after the start of the action. The first player to go home, however, was Martin Weiemann from Germany who could not pass the 10-minute mark and busted with 350,000 in chips. He was sent to the rail by Polish poker player Daniel Nietrzebka who generated 2,050,000. Shortly after the bust, Weiemann opted for a re-entry. Poker pro .
The first of four flights began with the 1,500/3,000 blinds and a button ante. According to the rules of the game, 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. There was a total of 201 entries at the beginning of the game and during Level 6 of action, there were as many as 176 of them left. The chip leader undoubtedly was Viktor Blom who has a chip stack amounting to 4,650,000.