Six Dollars to Six Figures: Canadian Player Records Massive ROI to Win PartyPoker Main Event Title

Sebastien Proulx went on an impressive run recently at PartyPoker. In the MILLIONS Online KO Winter Edition Main Event, the Canadian player won his seat through a $6 satellite investment and turned that into $123,602 and the title.

This was quite a turn of events for Proulx, who scored a massive online poker tournament win for the price of a hamburger and fries. The win is considered one of the best returns on investment in PartyPoker history. 

The main event saw 978 entries and the $1,050 buy-in tournament came with a  $1 million guarantee.

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Road to Main Event victory thanks to earning a seat via PartyPoker satellites

Earning a seat into the Main Event required some work for Proulx. Earlier in the month, he entered a Phase 1 satellite and began his road to victory.

After winning that, he advanced on to Phase 2. This next round was a $33 buy-in that rewarded a seat into the $1,050 KO Main Event. He took down that event as well and was ready for the real deal.

Three days later he had $123,602 in his PartyPoker account. The final table was streamed on PartyPoker’s Twitch channel.

A look at the winner

Before this tournament, the player from Laval, Quebec, Canada, had lifetime live tournament winnings of $49,829, according to Hendon Mob. At the tables, some previous live final table experience may have helped secure his recent win. Those include:

  • $330 PartyPoker Live Eight-Max (2017) – seventh for $4,749
  • $230 Playground Power Six-Max Bounty (2018) – first for $5,227
  • $250 NLH Rio Daily Deepstack  (2019) – fifth  for $4,581

This time, Proulx was able to break through with a big online win as well.

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Main Event final table results

Eight different countries were represented at the final table. But at the end of the day Canada came out victorious. 

The final table was no walk in the park, however. Proulx had to overcome such players as British powerhouse Martins Adeniya. He also needed a little bit of luck to take out Portugal’s Andre Marques, who finished runner-up for $90,015.

In the final hand, Proulx held 5-7 versus Marques’ J-8. The flop came J-9-7 and Marques looked to be in great shape. But the turn was a disaster for Marques when a 5 landed on the board.

Both players went all in and Proulx’s hand held for the final knockout. Here’s a look at the total final table results including prize payouts and bounties. 

  1. Sebastien Proulx (Canada) – $123,602
  2. Andre Marques (Malta) – $96,015
  3. Mathias Siljander (Finland) – $56,851
  4. Vojtech Skalak (Czech Republic) – $40,054
  5. Vlad Martynenko (Ukraine) – $45,779
  6. Viktor Zsemlye (Austria) – $19,405
  7. Martins Adeniya (United Kingdom) – $12,845
  8. Matthieu Rodriguez (United Kingdom) – $13,580
  9. Pieter Theelen (Austria) – $7,397

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