Nemeth Leads WPT Online Main Event Day 1A; WPT500 Final Table Streamed Tonight

Andras Nemeth

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

From a field of 390 players, just 59 advanced to Day 2 of the WPT World Online Championships on partypoker.

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

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Andras NemethHungary4,047,290
2Steven van ZadelhoffMalta3,766,152
3Luka PlenkovicCroatia3,416,465
4Christopher FrankAustria3,405,224
5Manuel FritzAustria3,117,876
6Espen JorstadUnited Kingdom2,840,391
7Timo KamphuesAustria2,757,045
8Kristian ZittingFinland2,430,762
9Vadim RataMoldova2,361,876
10Alexander IvarssonSweden2,357,848

Other notables through to Day 2 include Dzmitry Urbanovich, Sergi Reixach, Robert Heidorn, Upeshka De Silva and former MILLIONS Online champion Benjamin Chalot (pictured).

Benjamin Chalot

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 519:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 1B$5,300$5,000,000
Sunday, September 1219:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 1C$5,300$5,000,000
Monday, September 1316:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 1 Turbo$5,300$5,000,000
Monday, September 1319:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 2-$5,000,000
Tuesday, September 1419:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 3-$5,000,000

Alexandru Baron Leads After WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event Day 1A

Alexandru Baron

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

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Alexandru BaronCanada4,853,183
2Matej KukulaCzech Republic3,738,104
3Sami KelopuroFinland3,495,002
4Tauan NavesBrazil2,776,361
5Faraz JakaBrazil2,631,951
6Pascal HartmannAustria2,601,269
7Viacheslav ZaslavskiiRussia2,589,302
8Christos ArgyriadisNetherlands3,541,675
9Sean RagozziniNew Zealand2,430,607
10Viktor ZsemlyeAustria2,335,043

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 519:05WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1B$1,050$1,000,000
Sunday, September 1219:05WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1C$1,050$1,000,000
Monday, September 1316:05WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1 Turbo$1,050$1,000,000
Monday, September 1319:05WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 2-$1,000,000
Tuesday, September 1419:05WPT #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

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Pedro CavalieriBrazil246,285,920
2Bernardo SoaresBrazil238,615,804
3Ognyan DimovBulgaria188,457,701
4Thomas HueberAustria147,514,740
5Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria94,617,540
6Silvio CostaHungary68,186,674
7Samuel KabelitzAustria60,762,304
8Stevan ChewCanada58,173,474
9Maximilian LehmanskiAustria45,085,843

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 4-6WPT #12 6-Max Championship: $1M Gtd$2,100
Sep 4-6WPT #12 Mini 6-Max Championship: $300K Gtd$215
Sep 4-6WPT #12 Micro 6-Max Championship: $100K Gtd$22
Sep 5-6WPT #13 Super High Roller Championship: $1M Gtd$25,500
  • The $5m GTD WPT World Online Championships Main Event kicked off with 59 players advancing to Day 2

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