The 2021 World Poker Tour World Online Championships are well underway on partypoker, with several champions crowned and the first starting flights of the Main Event and Mini Main Event already completed.
Last year, Phil Mighall won over $1.5 million for winning the WPT WOC Main Event, the largest cash of his career. Day 1A of the Main Event got underway on Sunday, with three more flights on September 5 and 12.
Tonight also sees another WPT WOC champion crowned, with the final table of the WPT500 streamed on the partypoker Twitch channel.
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Andras Nemeth Leads WPT World Online Championships Main Event Day 1a
Leading the way is Andras Nemeth who is the only player above four million in chips. Back in February, Nemeth chopped the MILLIONS Online #12 6-Max High Roller Turbo for $74,000, but should be in line for a lot more should he go on to win this tournament.
Also through to Day 2 include partypoker Team Online’s Jeff Gross who sits in the middle of the pack, with fellow Ambassadors Joao Simao, Jamie Staples and Joni Jouhkimainen all falling short.
WPT World Online Championships Main Event Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Steven van Zadelhoff||Malta||3,766,152|
|6||Espen Jorstad||United Kingdom||2,840,391|
Other notables through to Day 2 include Dzmitry Urbanovich, Sergi Reixach, Robert Heidorn, Upeshka De Silva and former MILLIONS Online champion Benjamin Chalot (pictured).
WPT World Online Championships Main Event Schedule
There are three more starting flights for the $5,300 WPT World Online Championships Main Event. The next one gets underway next Sunday, with plenty of satellites available in the partypoker client.
|Sunday, September 5||19:05||WPT #07 Main Event Day 1B||$5,300||$5,000,000|
|Sunday, September 12||19:05||WPT #07 Main Event Day 1C||$5,300||$5,000,000|
|Monday, September 13||16:05||WPT #07 Main Event Day 1 Turbo||$5,300||$5,000,000|
|Monday, September 13||19:05||WPT #07 Main Event Day 2||–||$5,000,000|
|Tuesday, September 14||19:05||WPT #07 Main Event Day 3||–||$5,000,000|
Alexandru Baron Leads After WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event Day 1A
Just 50 players remain after Day 1A of the WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event, and it’s Canadian Alexandru Baron who sits in the lead.
He is well clear of Matej Kukula and Sami Kelopuro in second and third place, after 336 players jumped into the tournament on Day 1A.
There are three more starting flights for players to enter, in order to grab a slice of the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Matej Kukula||Czech Republic||3,738,104|
|9||Sean Ragozzini||New Zealand||2,430,607|
Second in chips Kelopuro is known as a high-stakes cash game player, once winning $1.3 million in just eight hours playing Pot-Limit Omaha on partypoker.
Other notables still in the tournament include Sam Greenwood, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Alexandros Kolonias, Simon Mattsson and Joao Vieira.
WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event Schedule
|Sunday, September 5||19:05||WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1B||$1,050||$1,000,000|
|Sunday, September 12||19:05||WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1C||$1,050||$1,000,000|
|Monday, September 13||16:05||WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1 Turbo||$1,050||$1,000,000|
|Monday, September 13||19:05||WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 2||–||$1,000,000|
|Tuesday, September 14||19:05||WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 3||–||$1,000,000|
Pedro Cavalieri Leads WPT World Online Championships Event #3: WPT500 Final Table
Pedro Cavalieri leads a Brazilian one-two into the final table of the WPT500 this evening, with both he and compatriot Bernardo Soares the only players above 200 million in chips.
Cavalieri has several live cashes from South America, including from the partypoker MILLIONS South America held in Rio De Janeiro in March 2019. He’s already locked up $13,212 for making the final table, but will be eyeing up the $173,395 first place prize.
The final table will be live streamed over on the partypoker Twitch channel, with commentary from James Dempsey and Henry Kilbane.
WPT World Online Championships WPT500 Final Table
WPT World Online Championship Schedule
There are still four more ‘Championship’ events as part of the WPT World Online Schedule that are sure to get poker players salivating with anticipation. Each Championship event comes with more affordable Mini and Micro equivalents where the buy-in is one-tenth that of the more expensive tournament. Check out the table below before planning your WPTWOC action.
|Sep 4-6||WPT #12 6-Max Championship: $1M Gtd||$2,100|
|Sep 4-6||WPT #12 Mini 6-Max Championship: $300K Gtd||$215|
|Sep 4-6||WPT #12 Micro 6-Max Championship: $100K Gtd||$22|
|Sep 5-6||WPT #13 Super High Roller Championship: $1M Gtd||$25,500|