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Maria Lampropulos Wins 2017 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event

Argentinian Earns £1,000,000 Top Prize In Nottingham, UK


Mario Lampropulos has won the 2017 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS main event at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino Nottingham. She outlasted a massive field in this unique tournament that had 564 direct entries for £5,300 and over 6,500 players who made their way into the event via live and online ‘Phase 1’ entries at £550. In the end the total turnout for the tournament exceeded the £6 million guarantee to build a final prize pool of £6,017,395. The first place prize was guaranteed to be £1,000,000 and that is exactly what Lampropulos earned after emerging victorious.

“It really feels like a magic moment I’m in right now. I’m a little tired after such a difficult final table, but tomorrow I’ll realize what I did,” said Lampropulos.

The Argentinian, who was cheered on by boyfriend and fellow poker pro Ivan Luca, had a tough final table to deal with including the likes of Stephen Chidwick, an accomplished pro with more than $7.3 million in lifetime live tournament earnings.

In the end it came down to a heads-up battle between Lampropulos and the UK’s Jacob Mulhern. Lampropulos began with a 6-to-5 chip lead over the beer-keg delivery man from Doncaster.

On the final hand of the event all of the chips went into the middle with Mulhern holding the AHeart SuitQClub Suit against Lampropulos’ KSpade SuitKClub Suit. The board ran out 9Club Suit6Spade Suit3Heart Suit5Spade Suit4Spade Suit and just like that it was all over. Mulhern earned £650,000 as the runner up, as a well as a £100,000 bonus for winning a last-longer competition put on by partypoker.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 Maria Lampropulos £1,000,000
2 Jacob Mulhern £650,000
3 Jeremy Pantin £450,000
4 Mateusz Rypulak £320,000
5 Jon Spins £220,000
6 Stephen Chidwick £150,000
7 Katie Swift £100,000
8 Neel Murthy £72,395