Partypoker MILLIONS Online 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Partypoker MILLIONS Online 2021: Everything You Need to Know

The satellite framework this year has been designed with a view to make both the Main Event and Mini Main Event even more accessible.Partypoker flagship brand MILLIONS Online returns to the dot-com market this February after a year’s hiatus.

Running February 13 to March 9, MILLIONS this time around has a buy-in of $5,300 and a guarantee of $5 million. The Main Event will have two Day 1s, each of which will allow only a single re-entry.

Day 1A begins on Sunday, February 21 with a direct buy-in of $5,300. Day 1B will be held the following Sunday on February 28. These two flights will need to attract 1000 total entrants to cover the guarantee. The final table takes place on March 3.

This time around there will be an additional 27 events to bolster the schedule. In total almost $18 million will be guaranteed across the entire series.

“We’re extremely proud to be hosting yet another online leg of the world-renowned MILLIONS tour,” Chris Donnachie, partypoker Head of Poker Room Management, said via press release. “The satellite framework this year has been designed with a view to make both the Main Event and Mini Main Event even more accessible to players of all buy-in levels.”

“With opportunities for players to get their hands on a $5,300 Main Event ticket for just one cent, we expect this year’s field to be one of the most diverse ever,” Donnachie concluded.

Satellites are available now in the client, starting with cent-rolls (one-cent buy-in tournaments) awarding seats into a stepped satellite system.

Other events on the schedule include a Mini Main Event for $1 million, a $500,000 guaranteed PKO event and a $3 million guaranteed Mega High Roller which features an eye-watering buy-in of $102,000.

20 seats to the Mini Main are being offered in satellite finals running on Sundays. The cent-rolls feed into $1.10 and $11 phases with no direct buy-in to the final, ensuring a recreational-heavy field.

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Partypoker MILLIONS Online History

2017 2018 2019 2021
Month Dec Nov – Dec Nov – Dec Feb – Mar
Buy-in $5,300 $5,300 $10,300 $5,300
GTD $5,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $5,000,000
Prize Pool $5,135,000 $21,835,000 $21,090,000
Surpassed 2.70% 9.18% 5.45%
Entries Required 1000 4000 2000
Entries Received 1027 4367 2109
First Place Prize $1,027,000 $2,329,943 $2,259,113
No. of Millionaires 1 4 4

With the MILLIONS debut in 2017, party attracted 1027 players to the event, just meeting its $5 million guarantee. But what followed in 2018 was historic: partypoker ran a tournament four times the size of its predecessor, with a guarantee of $20 million and a buy-in of $5,300.

It would become at the time the largest online poker tournament ever held. The 2018 event would go on to attract 4367 players, surpassing the guarantee by almost 10%. However, it did take a year of promotions and giveaways from the operator to achieve this, so it was no picnic. It paid out a first-place prize of $2.3 million, at the time the largest single prize in online poker history.

In 2019, another $20 million was guaranteed but this time the buy-in was doubled to $10,300 and the number of Day 1s dropped to four. 2000 total entries were required; it attracted 2109, covering by 5.5%.

Partypoker held on to this record for largest single online poker tournament until last year. GGPoker came along with their GG WSOP Main Event, which attracted 5,802 to create a prize pool of over $27 million.

Understandably, partypoker has decided not to try and outdo GGPoker this year. Instead, it has returned to the original 2017 format, with a $5k buy-in and $5 million guarantee. It is building the brand into more of a festival with multiple standout tournaments rather than a single spectacle event.

2020 Skipped

Originally, MILLIONS had been slated to run in 2020, with partypoker teasing dates of it running in July before it got pushed back into September, then December, until it finally settled on a date in early 2021.

The reason the date kept on getting pushed back was in part due to party’s own $100 million-guaranteed WPT World Online Championships that kept on getting extended. It ultimately stretched over ten weeks.

Pushing the date into 2021 gives partypoker—and its players—some breathing space before running another big event.

The MILLIONS Series will run February 13 to March 9, 2021.

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partypoker MILLIONS 2021 Schedule

Event Guarantee Buyin
MILLIONS Online #01 Mini Main Event Day 2: $1M Gtd [3-Day Event + FT Wednesday] $1,000,000 $1000 + $100
MILLIONS Online #02 Mini Second Chance: $50K Gtd [1-Day Event] $50,000 $500 + $30
MILLIONS Online #03 6-Max High Roller: $500K Gtd [1-Day Event] $500,000 $10000 + $300
MILLIONS Online #04 6-Max High Roller Turbo: $200K Gtd [1-Day Event] $200,000 $5000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #05 6-Max Knockout: $250K Gtd [PKO, 2-Day Event] $250,000 $1500 + $100
MILLIONS Online #06 Omaha High Roller: $150K Gtd [1-Day Event] $150,000 $3000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #07 Opener Day 2: $500K Gtd [PKO, 2-Day Event] $500,000 $1000 + $50
MILLIONS Online #08 Main Event Day 2: $5M Gtd [3-Day Event + FT Wednesday] $5,000,000 $5000 + $300
MILLIONS Online #09 High Roller Turbo: $100K Gtd [1-Day Event] $100,000 $2000 + $100
MILLIONS Online #10 Omaha: $200K Gtd [2-Day Event] $200,000 $2000 + $100
MILLIONS Online #11 6-Max Super High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event] $1,000,000 $25000 + $500
MILLIONS Online #12 6-Max High Roller Turbo: $200K Gtd [1-Day Event] $200,000 $5000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #13 Knockout: $250K Gtd [PKO, 2-Day Event] $250,000 $1500 + $100
MILLIONS Online #14 6-Max: $300K Gtd [2-Day Event] $300,000 $3000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #15 Omaha High Roller: $200K Gtd [1-Day Event] $200,000 $5000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #16 Warm Up Day 2: $500K Gtd [PKO, 2-Day Event] $500,000 $1000 + $50
MILLIONS Online #17 High Roller Turbo: $100K Gtd [1-Day Event] $100,000 $2000 + $100
MILLIONS Online #18 Second Chance: $250K Gtd [2-Day Event] $250,000 $2500 + $100
MILLIONS Online #19 Omaha Knockout: $200K Gtd [PKO, 2-Day Event] $200,000 $2000 + $100
MILLIONS Online #20 Super High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event] $1,000,000 $25000 + $500
MILLIONS Online #21 High Roller Turbo: $200K Gtd [1-Day Event] $200,000 $5000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #22 Turbo Knockout: $200K Gtd [PKO, 1-Day Event] $200,000 $1500 + $100
MILLIONS Online #23 Mix-Max: $300K Gtd [2-Day Event] $300,000 $3000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #24 6-Max Omaha High Roller: $200K Gtd [1-Day Event] $200,000 $5000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #25 Closer Day 2: $500K Gtd [PKO, 2-Day Event] $500,000 $1000 + $50
MILLIONS Online #26 High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event] $1,000,000 $10000 + $300
MILLIONS Online #27 High Roller Turbo: $200K Gtd [1-Day Event] $200,000 $5000 + $200
MILLIONS Online #28 Mega High Roller: $3M Gtd [2-Day Event] $3,000,000 $100000 + $2000

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