Welcome to Dusk Till Dawn Poker and Casino, the home of poker in the United Kingdom. It’s time for another partypoker MILLIONS UK event, and it promises to be a massive one. With players from around the world qualifying online through partypoker, and others buying in directly, the MILLIONS UK is a poker festival not to be missed. There’s no better way to start the year than heading to Nottingham for first-class poker action in one of Europe’s premier events.
While the $10,300 Main Event is set to run January 8 through January 12, the festival is already underway with satellites and online days having started in December. The MILLIONS Mini Main Event kicked last weekend, but today it’s time for a more significant event. We kick off coverage of the partypoker MILLIONS UK with the $25,500 Super High Roller. Some of the biggest names in poker are expected to give acte de présence with some already having shown their face in prelim events earlier this week.
In 2018, Steve O’Dwyer wreaked havoc in Nottingham by winning not one but two events. He not only triumphed in the closing £10,300 High Roller but also laid claim on the top prize in the £25,500 Super High Roller overcoming a field of 51 entries. Taking home £314,000 ($407,734) in the closing high roller and £450,000 ($592,448) in the Super High Roller, October 2018 was a good month for O’Dwyer. In the Super High Roller, O’Dwyer butted heads with some top tier poker players; beating online wizard Fabrizio Gonzalez Cataldi (second for £286,750) heads-up, while Turkish high stakes regular Orpen Kisacikoglu (£200,000) received bronze.
This same event saw fourteen players sign up the year before, with Canadian bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois winning the event for £151,300. Lefrancois stayed ahead of Mustapha Kanit (second for £120,300) and Poland’s Bartlomiej Machon (third for £67,900.)
Play in the partypoker MILLIONS UK £25,500 Super High Roller is set to get underway at 1 p.m. local time. With twelve 40-minute levels scheduled for the day, players are welcome to re-enter until late-registration closes at 8:25 p.m. Anyone handing over the momentous sum of $25,500, gets 1,000,000 chips in return. The first of twelve levels is 2,000/5,000 with a 5,000 big blind ante, making for a 200 big blind stack to kick things off. The first break is scheduled after four levels, which should be around 3:40 p.m. Another break is scheduled three levels later, with the final break at the end of late registration. A final two levels after that make for a closing level of 30,000/60,000.
Photos by Mickey May/partypoker.
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