Lefrancois beats a stacked partypoker MILLIONS finale

The runaway success that was the partypoker MILLIONS first season ends with three millionaires crowned in Barcelona.

Pascal Lefrancois  wins partypoker MILLIONS
Pascal Lefrancois

partypoker MILLIONS has only been around for one season and not only is it clearly a grand slam event, it has made a very good case for being the biggest and best tour in poker already.

The €10,300 Grand Final Main Event continued the trend of healthy fields and seven-figure prizes. There were 1,175 entries in total and three seven-figure prizes awarded at a stacked final table. 

Davidi Kitai, Dominik Nitsche and Stephen Chidwick all featured, but it would be Canadian bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois who would triumph, defeating British mixed games specialist Adam Owen heads-up for €1,700,000.

"It has been exhausting, an exhausting four days especially with the two flights on Day 1. I tried to keep my focus even though I was pretty tired. It is really sick," 31-year-old Lefrancois said, "You see these events and you just don't think you can win."

One interesting piece of trivia is that if 7th place Kitai had won, he would have been the first player to complete poker's 'Grand Slam', as he is already a 'Triple Crown' winner with an EPT, WSOP and WPT title (though the WPT title was in an invitational event which some think doesn't count).

No time to celebrate an amazing year for the tour as season 2 of partypoker MILLIONS starts this week at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, where Lefrancois will be on home soil.  

partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final
Position Player Prize
1st Pascal Lefrancois €1,700,000
2nd Adam Owen €1,300,000
3rd Stephen Chidwick €1,000,000
4th Dominik Nitsche €800,000
5th Jan-Eric Schwippert €602,500
6th Diogo Veiga €450,000
7th Davidi Kitai €325,000
8th Thomas Boivin €225,000
1,175 entrants

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  • CucumbaMan

    #1

    Congrats to the winner! Stacked final table.