It has been an eventful week for poker players around the world, with the ongoing PartyPoker Millions Online series crowing a number of winners over the most recent weekend.
One of the winners that claimed a huge success in the event that they were competing in was Joao Oliveira, who picked up a win in the Millions Online event number 13. It was a competitive field of players involved throughout, but it was eventually Joao Oliveira that was the last man standings.
Fine Display By Oliveira
It was an action packed day of play in the event, with 100 entries for the event. Each player needed to contribute $3,200 to buy in, which guaranteed a prize fund of $300,000 for the event. After a busy opening day of the event, there were just 17 players left standing as the second day got underway. The best news of all for these remaining players was that they would walk away from the event with at least $6,383.
However, it was to be Joao Oliveira that was to run out the winner of the huge event. The Brazilian player had won over $33,000 in winnings before the event, and currently sits at 1,139th place in the all-time earnings list for Brazilian players. Oliveira was excellent in the competition this past weekend, and no player looked to stand in his way as he picked up the $74,937 cash prize for top spot on the leaderboard.
He was able to hold off compatriot Carlos Henrique Ferreira Da Silva in the heads-up challenge, but the runner-up still claimed $49,929 in prize money for his performance in the event. There were a number of exciting players to make it onto the final leaderboard at the event, with Adam Hendrix and Julio Chia also making it into the final five. Hendrix picked up $34,855 in returns for finishing in third place, while Chia won $24,014 for finishing a further place back on the leaderboard.
Final Places And More Brazilian Success
Elio Fox finished in fifth, and won $17,718, while Kevin Rabichow recovered well to finish in sixth place. The first player on the final table to be knocked out of contention was Georgios Zisimopoulos. The player claimed seventh spot on the leaderboard, but still managed to walk away from the event with $11,303.
The win for Oliveira wasn’t the only victory for a Brazilian player this past weekend, as there was also a victory for Pedro Madeira in the knockout event earlier on in the day.
Madeira was able to pick up returns of $55,699 in total from the event, which was made up of $22,323 in prize money and $33,375 in bounties. Evaldas Aniulis, Daan Mulders and Giuseppe Di Stasio were also among the top finishers in that event, with the top two players walking away with prize money of $30,148 and $21,799 respectively. Di Stasio won $15,229 in returns for his excellent performance throughout the event.