Endrit Geci takes down partypoker Millions Main Event

Jon Sofen
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Posted on March 8, 2021 1:53 pm EST

Endrit Geci entered the final day of the Partypoker Millions Main Event with the chip lead and held it throughout. He took home the biggest score of his poker career in one of the biggest online events so far in 2021.

Geci, who lives in the United Kingdom, paid $5,300 to enter the tournament, just like 1,083 other players from around the world (but not in the United States, of course). The Partypoker Millions Main Event had a $5 million guaranteed prize pool, which ended up hitting $5.4 million.

The champion was set to win more than $1 million. But when heads-up play began, Geci and Brazil’s Francisco Correia agreed to a near-even chop. With $1.5 million left in the prize pool and two players remaining, they agreed to an even chop but left behind $50,000 extra for the winner.

In the end, Geci won and received $774,838. Correia earned $731,960, a pretty sweet consolation prize.

Daniel Dvoress, one of the most underrated players in the world, has been on a heater lately, having won a WSOP bracelet over the summer for $1.5 million, and more recently the WPT Mike Sexton Classic for over $200,000. The Canadian poker pro took 3rd place in this event on Partypoker, good for $422,422.

Dzmitry Urbanovich, the lone partypoker ambassador at the final table, finished in 4th place for $276,128.

Geci nearly won a WSOP Online Bracelet Series event this summer over on GGPoker. He came in 2nd place in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, a tournament with over 2,200 entries, for $223,978. He’s now won over $1 million online since August 2020. And that’s just in major poker tournaments.

Crushed the final table

Geci completely dominated play in the partypoker Millions Main Event over the final two days. He bagged the chip lead on Day 3 and then continued crushing it on Day 4 at the final table. At one point in the session, with five players remaining, he had over 45 percent of all chips in play. There was simply no stopping him on this day.

He won the massive event, beating out numerous high-profile poker pros such as Jason Koon, Jake Schindler, Chance Kornuth, and many others.

Popular poker streamer Jaime Staples made it to the final day with 28 players remaining. The Canadian was seeking the biggest win of his 11-year career. He had high hopes for the final session and even called it the most important day of his career.

But the cards simply didn’t go his way on Day 4. He eventually busted in 20th place, an impressive run but certainly not what he was hoping for. The partypoker ambassador earned $35,084 for his efforts.

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