Twitch Streamer Jaime Staples Reaches Final 28 of Partypoker Millions Main Event

Jaime Staples, a long-time popular poker Twitch streamer, is among the final 28 players in the $5,300 Partypoker Millions Main Event. The Canadian poker pro has about half the chip leader’s stack (Valentyn Kazantsev). But he’s within striking distance of shipping his biggest score ever.

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Can Jaime Staples pull off the biggest win of his poker career? (Image: Twitch)

Staples isn’t the only Partypoker ambassador still alive in the $5 million guaranteed online tournament (prize pool ended up at $5.4 million). Dzmitry Urbanovich, one of the top high-stakes players in the world, advanced to Day 3 after a successful session on Monday. The Polish pro with over $6 million in live tournament cashes bagged 39,376,294 chips on Day 2, just over 9 million more than Staples. Kazantsev leads with 68,852,752.

Monday’s session began with 160 remaining players, which included some big name pros such as Mikita Badziakouski, WPT G.O.A.T. Darren Elias, and Jake Schindler. Schindler busted in 45th place ($18,818), “Badz” went home in 48th place ($18,818), and Elias was eliminated in 92nd place ($12,872).

Daniel Dvoress, who has been on a heater recently having won a WSOP bracelet over the summer and the WPT Mike Sexton Classic on Partypoker last month, bagged the biggest stack on Day 1. He returned for Day 2 and continued his exceptional play, but bagged a small stack (17,684,505).

Dvoress, and the other 27 remaining players, is guaranteed at least $27,724. But everyone’s eyes will be on the championship prize of $892,275, which will be awarded on Wednesday. Tuesday’s Day 3 session is scheduled to play down to the final nine. Those who finish in the top seven will take home a six-figure payday.

Jaime Staples Pumped for Biggest Moment of his Career

Jaime Staples, who represents the host poker site for the Partypoker Millions, has played poker for a living for 11 years. He’s streamed his Main Event play on Twitch since play began this past weekend. And he admitted following the Day 2 session that he’s gearing up for an important moment in his life.

“I don’t know what to say, chat, we have 7,400 viewers here,” he told his viewers at the end of the lengthy session. “Thank you all so much for tuning in. This is the hypest moment of my poker career, 11 years in, the hypest moment of the stream. I am so excited to come back tomorrow and stream for you all.”

Staples will likely have even more viewers for his Day 3 session on Tuesday. And if he reaches the final table, all of his fans will show up to support the long-time streamer who has produced some of the finest Twitch poker content around for years.

Written by
Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

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