The first direct satellite of the MILLIONS North America to the $10,000 + $300 Main Event got underway tonight. This satellite had 10 seats guaranteed for the Main Event, starting on Tuesday May 21st, which offers an amazing $5,000,000 prize pool guarantee. The Main Event has just two Day 1 flights. The first is on Tuesday May 21st, and the second is on the next day, Wednesday May 22nd, both start at 12:00pm.
As a reminder, the Main Event follows a next-day re-entry format, which means that each player is only allowed two bullets, and not on the same flight.
In tonight’s first satellite, it took no less than 27 levels of grueling action to reduce the 121 entries down to 12 players. In the end, with blinds at 50K / 100K, and the average stack at 10 bb’s, the players made a deal that allowed both Fernand Gaudreault and Nick Nickoletopoulos to receive a cash prize. This allowed the ten remaining players to secure one of the precious MILLIONS Main Event tickets up for grabs.
Congratulations are in order for the ten qualifiers:
- Aaron Roy Parsons
- Vladas Tamasauskas
- Sebastien Vezina
- Richard Christopher Singh
- Christopher Taylor
- Azim Popatia
- Ali Keshavarz
- Senthuran Vijayaratnam
- Ha Van Nguyen
- Arkadi Karakhanov
If you didn’t get a chance to get in on the satellite action tonight, don’t worry, there are six more satellites (each with a 10 seat guarantee) to choose from:
- Monday May 20 at 12:00pm – $515+$50
- Monday May 20 at 7:00pm (Turbo) – $1,030 + $100
- Tuesday May 21 at 10:00am – $1,030 + $100
- Tuesday May 21 at 4:00pm (Turbo) – $1500 + $150
- Tuesday May 21 at 8:00pm – $515 + $50
- Wednesday May 22 at 10:00am – $1,030 + $100