888poker has done it again with our $100 buy-in, $1,000,000 GTD Millions Superstorm Main Event, which ran from March 1 through 22! It was definitely one for the records books and will go down in history as the lowest buy-in tournament on 888poker to surpass a $1,000,000 guarantee.
For the past three weeks, 888poker held a daily opening flight with a total 11,618 combined entrants took to the felt to crush the guarantee, generating a $1,068,856 prize pool.
In total, we gave away a whopping $2,000,000 plus during this fantastic, one-of-a-kind promotion which included the Main Event, BLAST tourneys and other cash prizes.
Millions Superstorm Action
On Sunday, the 2,202 surviving players from all starting flights combined for Day 2 action, and after 10 hours and 36 minutes of play it was Russia’s “zaSPARTAK” besting Lithuania’s “Raise1In.” in heads-up play to win the title and $112,234.54 first-place prize.
You might recall that last year, the Russian victor went deep in the XL Blizzard Event #13: $20,000 Late Tune-Up, ultimately finishing fifth in the 541-entry field for $1,514.80. His latest prize was nearly 100 times that score.
Meanwhile, the final table proved to be an international affair with two players each from Brazil and the UK, while five other countries were represented, including Belarus, Malta, and Germany.
Millions Superstorm Day 2 Recap
With the top 1,250 players slated to get paid, nearly a thousand players needed to fall before the money was made. Among those to fall short of making the money were Anton “anteen” Bertilsson, “GangastaGo,” “KURDEdersim,” “plomaha,” Joao Mathias “joao_mathias” Baumgarten, “SkallePer58,” and Ian “Simpioni” Simpson.
After Canada’s “Janos57” bubbled the tournament in 1,251st place, the next few hours were filled with in-the-money eliminations including “RakDoll” 1,138th - $213.77), “Namlleh” (838th - $213.77), “IlovePickles (649th - $320.65), “cuadrado12” (473rd - $427.54), “tutten7” (336th - $641.31), 888poker Ambassador Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche (313th - $641.31), “Fukuruku” (200th - $855.08), and “Openpunks” (104th - $1,603.28).
Among those to make deep runs by finishing in the top 100 were Jans “Graftekkel” Arends (59th - $2,137.71), Fabricio “DrMiKee” Gonzalez (54th - $2,244.59), “seameboy” (41st - $2,351.48), “penfolds6” (18th - $2,992.79), “CoinShipper” (11th - $4,168.53), “paraRC” (8th - $9,299.04), “AllanSheik” (5th - $28,859.11), and “Two.DV” (3rd - $58,787.08).
Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s $1,000,000 GTD Millions Superstorm Main Event!
Galaxy of Freerolls Are Coming!
On Wednesday, March 25, we’re shooting for the stars again with our massive Galaxy of Freerolls series, boasting a whopping $500,000 in prizes!
The Galaxy of Freerolls will run through June 7 with two daily $2,000 Venus Freerolls happening Monday through Saturday, and then every Sunday a $10,000 Neptune Freeroll will be offered to players.
On the final day of the Galaxy of Freerolls – Sunday, June 7 – there will be one final huge freeroll. The Super-Saturn Freeroll will feature a massive $100,000 prize pool, making it a must-play tournament for 888poker players.
Topping all of that, we are going to lots of on-the-spot surprises, including extra prizes, bonuses, and exclusive freerolls.
As if that’s not enough, players can spin the Daily Spin to win a ticket to the $1,000 Space BLAST Freeroll, which will grant BLAST tickets!
Things are looking skywards in April and May for players at 888poker!