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Connor Drinan Leads 78 Advancing From WPT Online Series Main Event Day 1A

Connor Drinan WPT Online Series Main Event

Day 1A of the WPT Online Series Main Event on partypoker attracted a total of 521 entries, meaning the tournament is over halfway towards its guarantee of $3,000,000.

Each of the two starting flights of the Main Event play down to 15%, which left 78 players still standing at the end of Day 1A. Leading the way is Connor Drinan. Drinan's best WPT result came in March 2016, when he finished eighth in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event for $102,760.

There are three other players above three million in chips: Tom Kunze, Paul Hong and Andras Nemeth.

We've got all the latest news, interviews and more from the 2021 WPT Online Series on partypoker right here on PokerNews. Head to the WPT Online Series Hub to find out more.

WPT Online Series Main Event Day 1A Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Connor DrinanCanada3,847,386
2Tom KunzeAustria3,830,846
3Paul HongNew Zealand3,266,071
4Andras NemethHungary3,025,203
5Michiel BrummelhuisNetherlands2,966,027
6Andre AbreuBrazil2,953,564
7Erik LemarquandCanada2,941,559
8Yuan Yuan LiCanada2,887,600
9Thomas BoivinUnited Kingdom2,695,794
10Timothy CavallinCanada2,662,685

Notable Players Advancing

Michiel Brummelhuis and Joshua McCully will be brimming with confidence ahead of Day 2, after already final-tabling the Mini Main Event earlier in the festival. Brummelhuis bagged $41,984 for his third-place finish, while McCully took home $71,016 after a heads-up deal with eventual winner Fritjof Torstensson.

Other notables through to Day 2 include Daniel Dvoress, Juan Pardo, Ami Barer, Alex Foxen and Stoyan Madanzhiev.

Mega Satellite Winners

There were six players who made it through to Day 2 of the WPT Online Series Main Event having won their seats in a Mega Satellite that guaranteed 50 seats.

They were:

  • Viacheslav Zaslavskii – 2,284,875
  • Martin Stausholm – 1,393,471
  • Benjamin McMenemy – 823,945
  • Peter Traply – 538,565
  • Vitalijs Korhs – 438,766
  • Jasen Hamilton – 194,944

The next Mega Satellite guaranteeing 50 WPT Online Series Main Event seats takes place on Sunday, May 30 at 16:05 (BST). You can win our way in for just $0.01!

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Mikita Badziakouski

There were eight partypoker Ambassadors in action on Day 1A, but the only one to punch their ticket to Day 2 was Mikita Badziakouski who sits with just under 600,000 in chips. The likes of Dzmitry Urbanovich, Jamie Staples, Patrick Leonard, Joao Simao, Kristen Bicknell, Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon and Matthew Staples will have to hope Day 1B is kinder to them.

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Day 1B of the WPT Online Series Main Event on partypoker takes place on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 19:05 (BST)

Mattsson Leads Final 17 in WPT Online Series Event #23: $10,300 High Roller

Simon Mattsson

A total of 95 players entered the WPT Online Series Event #23: $10,300 High Roller, and after just under six hours of play on partypoker, only 17 players remain in with a shot of the title.

Leading the way is Sweden's Simon Mattsson with Wiktor Malinowski and Sven Andersson close behind.

partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon sits 12th in chips.

WPT Online Series Event #23: $10,300 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Simon MattssonSweden1,546,32397
2Wiktor MalinowskiRussia1,393,12887
3Sven AnderssonMalta1,388,53787
4Daniel DvoressCanada763,23248
5David PetersCanada597,09537
6Christoph VogelsangUnited Kingdom589,01237
7Mike WatsonCanada475,26430
8Sami KelopuroFinland442,58828
9Sosia JiangNew Zealand415,67826
10Joao VieiraNetherlands340,61721

Day 1 Recap

It was Christopher Brewer who won the first $10,300 High Roller of the 2021 WPT Online Series on partypoker, but he didn't feature in this tournament.

However, plenty of other big names did including partypoker Ambassadors Kristen Bicknell, Patrick Leonard, Isaac Haxton and Mikita Badziakouski, all of which failed to cash.

Just 17 players would be assured a min-cash of $21,277 as Sam Greenwood, Niklas Astedt and former MILLIONS Online Main Event winner Benjamin Chalot all missed out. The bubble boy was Steve O'Dwyer.

The remaining players will return at 20:05 (BST) on Monday, May 24, 2021 and play down to a winner.

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