Partypoker Rep. John Duthie Falls Short as Benjamin Chalot Wins Millions Online

December 11th, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds

The 2019 Partypoker Millions Online is over and Benjamin Chalot will enter into gaming folklore after scooping more than $2 million.

John Duthie

Partypoker’s John Duthie (pictured) fell just short in the 2019 Millions Online as Benjamin Chalot took top spot. (Image: Partypoker)

Known online as frenchsniperrr, Chalot came through a tough final day to win the second richest online MTT in history.

At the start of Day 3, all eyes were on Partypoker representatives Isaac Haxton and John Duthie. The former had the smallest stack but managed to outlast two players before exiting in 25th place.

Duthie Close But Not Close Enough

With Haxton sent to the rail, Duthie was left to fly the host site’s flag. Eventually though, his time came.

Falling short in fifth place, the Englishman picked up just short of $900,000 and allowed Chalot to move another step closer to victory.

Next to fall in the $10,300 MTT was Rank 1 Global. Leading at the start of play on December 10, the online grinder ran out of steam but took home the first $1 million+ payout of the day.

With three left, the clock was paused and talks of a deal took place. In the end, nomeansyes was reluctant and play resumed.

That decision may be one nomeansyes regrets in years to come as they fell soon after the restart. Moving all-in for 14 big blinds with Q♦J♠, the online grinder couldn’t find a way past Chalot’s A♠Q♣.

Deal Gets It Done in Millions Online Finale

As nomeansyes’ avatar faded, Chalot and Lucio hit the pause button once again. This time, a deal was struck and that brought the 2019 Millions Online to an end.

With the way tournaments work at Partypoker, the chip leader after a deal is agreed becomes the winner. On this occasion, Chalot was slightly ahead and that meant he became the latest Millions Online without a fight.

2019 Partypoker Millions Online Result

1 – frenchsniperrr – $2,259,113*

2 – Lucio – $2,222,511*

3 – nomeansyes – $1,370,850

4 – Rank 1 Global – $1,107,225

5 – John_Duthie – $869,962

6 – Cloudking – $659,062

7 – PalPal012015 – $474,525

8 – BilLKluka – $316,350

*Denotes a deal.

In winning this year’s Millions Online, Chalot secured his largest ever tournament score courtesy of Partypoker’s $20 million guarantee.

Capitalizing on the popularity of last year’s event, the organizers put up another ambitious prizepool this time around. Despite doubling the buy-in from $5,300 to $10,300, interest remained high.

When the virtual registration desks closed on December 9, the number of entries topped 2,109. Although that figure left the final prizepool just short of the $21,835,000 collected in 2018, it was enough to beat the advertised guarantee by more than $1 million.

As well as giving two players a $2 million payday, the bumper prizepool has further enhanced the event’s reputation. That should give Partypoker a boost as it aims to gain ground on its rivals heading into 2020.


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