Christoph Vogelsang Leads $1M Gtd World Cup of Cards Main Event

Christoph Vogelsang

The biggest tournament on the World Cup of Cards schedule, the $1,100 buy-in $1 million guaranteed Main Event, shuffled up and dealt at partypoker on June 27. Some 354 players bought into what was the first of four flights, with 53 making it through to Day 2 at the first attempt.

Christoph Vogelsang was not only one of the 53 surviving players when the curtain came down on Day 1A proceedings, but found himself in the envious position of being the overall chip leader. Can anyone stop the talented German’s march towards glory?

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World Cup of Cards Main Event Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

1Christoph VogelsangUnited Kingdom3,363,472
2Rodrigo SelouanBrazil3,248,223
3Thiago CremaBrazil3,235,609
4Jon Van FleetCanada2,631,652
5Aaron SpektorCanada2,579,052
6Aleks DimitrovCanada2,502,452
7James WhittetHungary2,386,653
8Timothy CavallinCanada2,321,223
9Armin RezaeiMalta2,214,071
10Charles WhitehouseUnited Kingdom2,145,697

Vogelsang, a player with more than $25 million in live tournament cashes, finished Day 1A with a tournament-leading stack of 3,363,472 chips despite sitting down with a 200,000 chip starting stack. his performance at the tables was excellent, but almost matched by a pair of Brazilian grinders who almost pipped him to the post in the race for the overnight chip lead.

Rodrigo Selouan must be pleased with finishing on 3,248,223 chips, while fellow countryman Thiago Crema’s stack of 3,235,609 puts him in a great position going into Day 2 and, hopefully for him, beyond.

Lurking in fourth place is the inaugural MILLIONS Online champion Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet on 2,631,652 chips. The seasoned pro is one to keep on your radar as the tournament progresses.

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Three of the Day 1A top ten won their $1,100 seats via a Mega Satellite also held on June 27. Fifty seats were won in the $215 Mega Satellite, although players could win their way into the final from only $0.01.

Hungary’s James Whittet’s 2,386,653 chips are enough for seventh place right now, while Armin Rezaei (2,214,071) and Charles Whitehouse (2,145,697) are currently placed ninth and tenth respectively.

Former World Series of Poker Main Event finalist, Nick Marchington (765,105) was among the ten Mega Satellite Day 1A survivors.

A whole host of other poker stars punched their Day 2 tickets at the first time of asking, too. David Coleman (1,811,888), Brandon Adams (1,709,695), and Bruno Volkmann (1,332,153) among them. Current MILLIONS Online champion Endrit Geci (518,396) is also through, although with not as many chips as he would have hoped for.

WCoC Main Event Schedule

Three more Main Event flights are scheduled, two traditional Day 1s and one with a turbo blind structure.

There is also a pair of Mega Satellites running on July 1 and July 4, both at 5:05 p.m. BST. They cost $215 to enter directly, but you can win your way in from $0.01, $4.40, $22, or $109 thanks to these Mega Sats being phased tournaments.

The Day 1B Mega Satellite on July 1 has 25x $1,010 seats guaranteed, with the July 4 edition awarding at least 50 seats to Day 1C.

DateTime (BST)Tournament
Thu 1 Jul8:05 p.m.WCC #05 Main Event Day 1B: $1M Gtd
Sun 4 Jul8:05 p.m.WCC #05 Main Event Day 1C: $1M Gtd
Mon 54:05 p.m.WCC #05 Main Event Day 1 Turbo: $1M Gtd
 8:05 p.m.WCC #05 Main Event Day 2: $1M Gtd
Thu 8 Jul8:05 p.m.WCC #05 Main Event Final Day: $1M Gtd

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