There was an action-packed weekend of poker action this past weekend, and there were a number of big-name winners at the PartyPoker Millions Online event.
Legendary player Andras Nemeth recorded a win earlier in the day, but it was the turn of two other players later in the weekend, as there were landmark wins achieved by Rayan Chamas and Dante Fernandes in the respective tournaments that they were competing in.
Chamas Claims Success In Max Knockout
Canadian star Chamas was the last player standing in the 6-Max Knockout event over the weekend. The second day of the event saw just 29 players left in contention, with all of which picking up their slice of the prize pot from the event. However, there was no denying who the standout player was, as Chamas exerted his dominance in the closing stages of the competition to run away with a comfortable success. He finally saw off Joshua Hoesel in the heads-up challenge to bring a close to the event.
The Canadian player walked away with $56,561 in returns from the event, which was made up of £21,106 in prize money, and $35,455 in bounty cash from the event. Hoesel had no answer for the Canadian in the closing stages, and settled for second spot and returns of $28,715. There were still big winners in the top five on the leaderboard, as Robert Svedin, Armin Razaei and Joao Vieira all picked up total prize money of more than $15,000. The final two players on the leaderboard were Jonathan Proudfoot and Tauan Naves, who claimed returns of $6,667 and $8,581 respectively for their strong outings in the event.
Fernandes Claims Big Win
Chamas wasn’t the only notable winner over the weekend of events, as Dante Fernandes also picked up a big success in the Omaha High Roller. It was a star-studded field of players in attendance for that event, with the prize fund sitting at $219,000 for the players involved. However, it was the Brazilian star Fernandes that was the standout player throughout. He managed to hold off Aku Joentausta in the final heads-up challenge, which confirmed that he would walk away with $61,025 of the prize fund. The Finnish player needed to settle for second place, but he still claimed $38,636.
There was a very familiar face in third place, as Andras Nemeth followed up his win in the Opener PKO, with a third place finish in this event. The Hungarian legend claimed returns of $26,398 for his performance. Yuri Dzivielevski and Samuli Sipila were the next players on the leaderboard, as they finished in fourth and fifth. The player in fourth picked up $18,671, while Sipila won $13,726. The final two players on the leaderboard also walked away with decent returns. Jens Kyllonen was the third and final Finnish player in the top seven, and won $10,728. Meanwhile, Gavin Cochrane finished in the final spot. The British player picked up $8,847 in prize money from the event.