Brunno Botteon Crowned 2023 partypoker MILLIONS Online KO ME Champ
- The Brazilian poker pro topped a 1,071-entry field to win the tournament for $73,417
- Several big names took part in the event but fell by the wayside, including Jamie Staples
- With his latest win, Botteon’s online poker earnings rose to over $9.5 million
Brunno Botteon is the latest partypoker MILLIONS Online KO Main Event champion.
The Brazilian poker pro outlasted a field of 1,071 entries to secure the title and $73,417 in top prize. The tournament ran as part of the MILLIONS Online KO Series, a progressive knockout (PKO) edition of the operator’s flagship MILLIONS Online festival.
Final Table Results
The $530 buy-in MILLIONS Online KO Main Event attracted plenty of popular players, including former MILLIONS Online Main Event champ Jonathan Van Fleet, PartyPoker ambassador Jamie Staples, Finnish poker pro Sami Kelopuro, and 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller winner Ognyan Dimov. But these big names fell short of reaching the final table after busting early in the tournament.
The final nine players were each guaranteed to take home at least $3,569 and that exact figure went to Danish player Christian Pedersen for finishing in 9th place. He also won $1,187 in bounties for a total prize of $4,756. He was followed by Sweden’s Jerry Odeen who finished 8th for a total prize of $12,206.
The UK’s Cassandra Charles represented all of the women in poker very well during the tournament with her impressive run, though she fell six spots short of becoming the first female MILLIONS KO Main Event champion. Charles took home $10,849 including bounties for her 7th-place finish.
Next out was Malta’s Steven Van Zadelhoff who finished in 6th place for $8,400. Bulgaria’s Georgi Sandev and Brazil’s Victor Onizuka were eliminated next, finishing in 5th ($14,455) and 4th place ($24,121) respectively. Malta’s Joakim Andersson busted in 3rd place for $30,017 to set up heads-up play between Botteon and fellow Brazilian Henrique Coutinho.
Botteon emerged as the better player, finishing off Coutinho for $34,663 in first-place prize. Botteon knocked out 13 opponents in total to accumulate $38,754 in bounties, which meant he walked away with $73,417 in total prize for his latest victory.
Another Online Poker Achievement for Botteon
Botteon is no stranger to enjoying deep runs in online tournaments. In 2020, he finished runner-up to Damian Salas in the international leg of the WSOP Main Event on GGPoker for $1,062,723. Botteon now has over $9.5 million in online poker winnings after claiming the 2023 partypoker Millions Online KO Main Event title.