Chess Grandmaster Ottomar Ladva Turns $530 Into $525,089 Win On partypoker 27 Feb

While players are preparing for Day 1B of partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event, let’s have a look at highlights of some of the biggest events in previous days. We’ll start with a massive $25,500 Super High Roller.

Chess Grandmaster Ladva wins Super High Roller

There’s quite a poker boom going on among chess players in the last few years and it might go even crazier now as Estonian chess grandmaster Ottomar Ladva wins 6-Max Super High Roller for $525,089!

An already amazing achievement makes everything even more impressive if we tell you that he qualified from only $530! First, he bought into $530 satellite and won $2,650 satellite ticket, which he turned into a $25,500 seat for Super High Roller.

For the win he had to fight against Justin Bonomo in HU, while being more than 2:1 behind in chips. After multiple hours he finally finished with a check mate and took home $525,089 first place prize.

Mike McDonald even suggest that he might be one of the best chess-poker crossover players right now.

MILLIONS Online #11 6-Max Super High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ottomar Ladva Estonia $525,089
2 Justin Bonomo Canada $327,468
3 Jason Koon Canada $212,835
4 Bujtas Laszlo Hungary $152,275
5 Aleksejs Ponakovs Estonia $114,839
6 Brock Wilson Mexico $90,589
7 Ami Barer Canada $75,781

Britain’s Michael Chi Zhang with another High Roller victory

Michael Chi Zhang is a high stakes cash game specialist, but lately he’s showing his excellent tournament skill on the big stage, live and online alike. $2,100 Turbo is the third High Roller MILLIONS event that he won in the last few years.

Three years ago, he was victorious in €50,000 Super High Roller for €800.000 prize and two years ago he took down another €25.500 Super High Roller for €350.000.

This year’s event wasn’t "super", but he still pocketed $49,983 first prize. He left behind superstars like David Peters, partypoker team member Patrick Leonard and in Heads-Up he won against Dario Sammartino.

MILLIONS Online #09 High Roller Turbo Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Zhang Canada $49,983
2 Dario Sammartino Austria $32,028
3 David Peters Canada $21,857
4 Patrick Leonard United Kingdom $15,460
5 Pavlo Kolinkovskiy Ukraine $11,375
6 Elio Fox Mexico $8,873
7 Alexandros Kolonias Malta $7,314

Sven Joakim Andersson takes down 6-Max High Roller Turbo

Only 4 hours and 45 minutes were needed to get a winner in 6-Max High Roller Turbo event. 58 players entered for $5,200 and Andersson was the man to do it.

Another stacked tournament, with lots of superstars’ exits before the money. Elio Fox was the first high roller to squeeze into money prizes, while Daniel Dvoress, leader of Day 1A Main Event, was the first one to go on the final table.

Heads-up was played between the Jaokim "MrGambol" and Hungary’s Andras Nemeth, who is actually 3rd in chips after Day 1A Main Event. The duo made a deal that left $2,000 at the table for the winner and Andresson gladly grabbed it.

MILLIONS Online #12 6-Max High Roller Turbo Final Table

Place Player Country Prize
1 Joakim Andersson Malta $77,484*
2 Andras Nemeth Hungary $74,147*
3 Nick Petrangelo Canada $37,626
4 Sam Greenwood Canada $26,087
5 Matthias Eibinger Austria $19,314
6 Niklas Astedt Sweden $16,181
7 Daniel Dvoress Canada $13,926

Pascal Lefrancois warm up win before the Main Event

Another great result for Canada’s Pascal Lefrancois as he books new win, this time in 4 card event $5,200 Omaha High Roller, where he bested the field of 52 players.

Before the start of MILLIONS Online festival, he told partypoker blog that winning the Main Event would be a cherry on top of a very good year. Well, he definitely lay the ground for a spectacular year with a $84,220 score in this tourney.

In the road to victory he had to beat the likes of Aku Joentausta, who finished 2nd in #06 Omaha event and Dante Fernandes, who was the actual winner of that event. Heads-Up was played against another Finish player, a member of partypoker team Joni Jouhkimainen.

No deal was made this time and Joni took home $51,725 as a runner-up and Canadian booked $84,220 for the win.

MILLIONS Online #15 Omaha High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Pascal Lefrancois Canada $84,220
2 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $51,725
3 Sergei Vasilev Russia $33,733
4 Dante Fernandes Brazil $23,389
5 Aku Joentausta Finland $17,316
6 Andreas Torbergsen Canada $14,508
7 Phillip Mighall United Kingdom $12,486

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