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PartyPoker.com Monthly Million: Tight By Name, Russian By Nature

Posted at 15:24 2009-03-06
PartyPoker.com's new Monthly Million series is heating up with 1591 players participating in the last tournament. With many of the top online players shooting for the top prize, it was a night for the Russian players to stamp out their opponents and take both the first and third places. The monthly million is Party Poker’s new initiative to attracting more players to the site, by offering a $1 Million guaranteed Sunday tournament with excellent blind structure. The start time is based on attracting more European players, with many of the top finishers from Europe and North America. With plenty of satellites running into this particular tournament, it is continually gaining interest.
 
The winner of the $163,114.08 top prize went to “SuperTight31”. Second was Danish player “Lucky Ludvig” who scored a very nice $112,549.41. Third place went to Russian “P_L_A_N” for $103, 336.52. Other players that made the final table came from Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Germany and the United States. The prize pool for the tournament was guaranteed $1,000,000 which attracted many top players, paying out at 200 places. With the $1 Million guaranteed prize pool, there was a generous overlay presented to the players.
 
Party Poker commented “The rise of Russia in the poker world has been acknowledged for some time and the second PartyPoker.com Monthly Million was very much dominated by two very strong players from that country. A few years ago you would have said that the strongest Russian online players were those that played in big Limit games but the situation now is very different. The main plaudits go to SuperTight31 who spectacularly failed to live up to his name after taking top honours.”
 
Last year, PartyPoker.com came up with a new initiative for their most loyal players called the Palladium Lounge. The lounge promises more personalised services, more promotions and better rewards. The club is only open to players who score more than 5,000 points a month. Players who are part of the Palladium Lounge also have a chance to score a free luxury WSOP package, worth $20,000, if they score more than 300,000 points before the 1st of May. The top four finishers from the last Monthly Millions are all members of the lounge.
 
PartyPoker.com’s Monthly Million occurs on the first Sunday of each month. It has a specially constructed championship blinds structure. The buy-in is $600+$40 but with qualifiers starting from $1, anybody can qualify for it. Many of the satellites into the tournament have guaranteed seats. Daily $64+$6 satellites have 18 seats guaranteed, Mega Friday $50+$5 satellites guarantee 30 seats while Super Satellite Saturday qualifiers have a bargain $32+$3 buy-in and guarantee 25 seats!
 
To qualify for the next Monthly Million on Sunday the 5th of April, qualifiers have already started online at Party Poker!
 
PartyPoker.com Monthly Million Results
Sunday 1 March 2009
1591 runners, 200 places paid – total prize pool $1,000,000
 
1st            SuperTight31 (RUS) $163,114.08
2nd           LuckyLudvig (DEN) $112,549.41
3rd           P_L_A_N (RUS) $103,336.52
4th           Kaspar19 (DEN) $54,500
5th           tfastrack (GER) $46,000
6th           READBLANK (SWE) $34,500
7th           torkolort2 (NOR) $26,500
8th           casinoice (ICE) $17,500
9th           hinker2000 (DEN) $13,500
10th         zeNUTcracker (UK) $9,500

 

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