Reigning WPT World Champ Dan Sepiol Bags Big on Day 1 of WPT Voyage Main

Dan Sepiol

Reigning World Poker Tour (WPT) world champion Dan Sepiol is well on his way to becoming the inaugural WPT Voyage Main Event champion, and that's no April Fools' joke. The first day of the $5,000 buy-in WPT Voyage Championship kicked off on Monday, April 1 and saw Sepiol bagging third in chips to closely trail chip leader Landen Lucas and fellow WPT champion Matthew Wantman, who bagged second in chips.

There were plenty of other familiar faces among the 37 players who bagged Day 1 of the WPT Voyage Main Event, which drew 293 runners for a prize pool of $1,347,800. Among those who bagged are WPT champions Tony Dunst, Matthew Wantman, Ryan Riess, Masato Yokosawa, Tyler Patterson and Eliot Hudon, WPT Global Ambassador Andrew Neeme and notables Greg Himmelbrand, Jerry Wong and Kasey Mills.

Chip leader Landen Lucas
Day 1 chip leader Landen Lucas

WPT Voyage Main Event Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

 1Landen Lucas1,139,00095
 2Matthew Wantman845,00070
 3Dan Sepiol784,00065
 4Carlos Miguel Basurto Romero645,00054
 5Bart Dowling631,00053
 6Dong Min630,00053
 7Adam Weinraub563,00047
 8Aram Oganyan544,00045
 9Tyler Patterson504,00042
 10Jeff Farnes503,00042

William Tweed Falls to Three-Nine Offsuit on the Bubble

There was high energy inside the Red Room on board the Valient Lady as the ship filled with poker players sailed through the Atlantic Ocean.

The field of a few hundred players dwindled slowly throughout the day, with Xuan Liu, Olga Iermolcheva, Aaron Massey, Steven "Cuz" Buckner, Stephen Song and Martin Zamani among those to bust.

Mike Sexton Champions Cup
Mike Sexton Champions Cup

Action slowed toward the bubble with a half dozen tables remaining and slowed further at the stone bubble with 38 players remaining. During the second hand of hand-for-hand play, William Tweed moved all in for less than three big blinds with Big Slick only for Toby Boas to hunt him down the big blind with nine-three offsuit, according to WPT updates.

A flop featuring a three was bad news for Tweed and a brick runout confirmed his elimination on the stone bubble.

There's still plenty of action to come with Day 2 slated to get underway on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. local time, giving players ample of time to enjoy a day on the shores of Grand Cayman. Day 2 will play down to a final table of players that will return for Day 3

Each returning player is guaranteed a payday of at leat $9,600 and $285,800 waits up top for the eventual champion. Head to for further updates on the Main Event action.

WPT Voyage Main Event Payouts


*Photos courtesy WPT

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