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.
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WPT Online Series Main Event Day 1A Top Ten Chip Counts
|3||Paul Hong||New Zealand||3,266,071|
|8||Yuan Yuan Li||Canada||2,887,600|
|9||Thomas Boivin||United Kingdom||2,695,794|
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.
- 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!
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.