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Event #7: $1,050 Mini Main Event

Chew Claims WPTWOC Mini Main Event Day 1b Chip Lead

Stevan Chew

Day 1b of the $1,050 buy-in WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event took place online at partypoker on September 5. Some 402 players bought in before late registration slammed shut, and only 59 of those punched their Day 2 tickets at the first attempt.

Canada-based Australian grinder, Stevan Chew, finished on top of the pile with a 3,599,632 stack. Chew's stack was large enough pole position on Day 1b and third overall with Day 1c and the well-structured Day 1 scheduled for next week.

Chew found himself in good company at the top of the Day 1b chips counts. British pro Jamie O'Connor, known as "Boz" to his friends, bagged up 3,424,521 chips at the close of play. Christoph Vogelsang (3,310,863) and David Yan (3,149,682) were the only other players to end Day 1b with more than three million chips.

Mike Watson (2,949,599), WSOP bracelet winner Mitchell Halverson (2,729,264), and Robert Heidorn (2,592,229) each finished with enough betting tokens for a top ten Day 1b finish.

WPT #07 Mini Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

1Stevan ChewCanada3,599,632
2Jamie O'ConnorUnited Kingdom3,424,521
3Christoph VogelsangUnited Kingdom3,310,863
4David YanNew Zealand3,149,682
5Leonid OrmanRussia2,991,444
6Mike WatsonCanada2,949,599
7Mitchell HalversonCanada2,729,264
8Robert HeidornUnited Kingdom2,592,229
9Rafael EltzBrazil2,170,728
10Pavlo KolinkovskyiUkraine2,138,420

Plenty of other notables navigated their way through the shark-infested Day 1b waters. Team partypoker's Jeff Gross bagged up 2,055,069 chips, while such luminaries as 2021 MILLIONS Online champion Endrit Geci (1,438,302), Connor Drinan (1,349,656), Kevin Rabichow (1,049,830), Sosia Jiang (1,043,583), Daniel Smiljkovic (946,056), and Elio Fox (563,140) also progressed.

WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event Schedule

Two more $1,050 Mini Main Event flights remain on the schedule. September 12 sees Day 1C take place at 7:05 p.m. BST with the turbo Day 1 shuffling up and dealing at 4:05 p.m. on September 13.

September 13 is when Day 2 commences. The plan is to continue playing until the nine-handed final table is set. Those nine stars return to the partypoker tables one last time on September 14 where the tournament plays down to a champion. On this form, that champion could be Chew.

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
Player Chips Progress
Stevan Chew au
Stevan Chew
au 3,599,632 3,599,632
Jamie O'Connor gb
Jamie O'Connor
gb 3,424,521 3,424,521
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 3,310,863 3,310,863
David Yan nz
David Yan
nz 3,149,682 3,149,682
Leonid Orman ru
Leonid Orman
ru 2,991,444 2,991,444
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 2,949,599 2,949,599
Mitchell Halverson us
Mitchell Halverson
us 2,729,264 2,729,264
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
de 2,592,229 2,592,229
Rafael Eltz br
Rafael Eltz
br 2,170,728 2,170,728
Pavlo Kolinkovskyi ua
Pavlo Kolinkovskyi
ua 2,138,420 2,138,420
Diego Cuellar pe
Diego Cuellar
pe 2,131,878 2,131,878
Simon Ronnow Pedersen dk
Simon Ronnow Pedersen
dk 2,106,057 2,106,057
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 2,055,069 2,055,069
Leonidas Kostagiolas GR
Leonidas Kostagiolas
GR 2,009,204 2,009,204
Arkadiusz Jerzy Pleskot CA
Arkadiusz Jerzy Pleskot
CA 2,008,333 2,008,333
Fabio Luongo ca
Fabio Luongo
ca 1,987,703 1,987,703
Jozsef Liszkovics hu
Jozsef Liszkovics
hu 1,692,185 1,692,185
Artem Vezhenkov ru
Artem Vezhenkov
ru 1,660,677 1,660,677
Charles La Boissonniere ca
Charles La Boissonniere
ca 1,594,921 1,594,921
Tom Delanie NL
Tom Delanie
NL 1,592,102 1,592,102
Sigurd Carlsson dk
Sigurd Carlsson
dk 1,449,849 1,449,849
Endrit Geci gb
Endrit Geci
gb 1,438,302 1,438,302
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 1,349,656 1,349,656
Alexey Savenkov ru
Alexey Savenkov
ru 1,302,732 1,302,732
Vyacheslav Balayev RU
Vyacheslav Balayev
RU 1,282,627 1,282,627
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 1,200,345 1,200,345
Jeremy Jean-Luc Saderne GB
Jeremy Jean-Luc Saderne
GB 1,178,502 1,178,502
Kevin Parkes gb
Kevin Parkes
gb 1,167,615 1,167,615
Stefan Schillhabe
Stefan Schillhabe
1,113,359 1,113,359
Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 1,049,830 1,049,830
Sosia Jiang nz
Sosia Jiang
nz 1,043,583 1,043,583
Luc Bindel mt
Luc Bindel
mt 1,043,107 1,043,107
Daniel Montagnolli at
Daniel Montagnolli
at 1,030,823 1,030,823
Jesse Cesar Fonseca br
Jesse Cesar Fonseca
br 1,020,411 1,020,411
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de 946,056 946,056
Jereon Van Dijck NL
Jereon Van Dijck
NL 945,746 945,746
Gabriel-Robert Ene GB
Gabriel-Robert Ene
GB 937,390 937,390
Andre Marques pt
Andre Marques
pt 926,096 926,096
Maxim Mamonov ru
Maxim Mamonov
ru 818,875 818,875
Jesper Hoog se
Jesper Hoog
se 811,245 811,245
Paul Hong nz
Paul Hong
nz 810,100 810,100
Guilherme Carmo br
Guilherme Carmo
br 770,536 770,536
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
de 758,521 758,521
Aleksandr Zhilin ru
Aleksandr Zhilin
ru 747,974 747,974
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 634,974 634,974
Gustavo Mastelotto br
Gustavo Mastelotto
br 631,517 631,517
Sergei Koliakov ru
Sergei Koliakov
ru 618,435 618,435
Bradley Harwood gb
Bradley Harwood
gb 612,416 612,416
Timur Khamidullin ru
Timur Khamidullin
ru 580,270 580,270
Tomi Brouk fi
Tomi Brouk
fi 570,292 570,292
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us 563,140 563,140
Javier Fernandez Alonso es
Javier Fernandez Alonso
es 561,823 561,823
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
ru 439,578 439,578
Artisom Prostak BY
Artisom Prostak
BY 423,543 423,543
Luciano Hollanda br
Luciano Hollanda
br 395,782 395,782
Aram Zobian us
Aram Zobian
us 384,372 384,372
Mahersh Selva nl
Mahersh Selva
nl 378,896 378,896
Joel Delgado SE
Joel Delgado
SE 345,273 345,273
Jonas Gjelstad gb
Jonas Gjelstad
gb 221,925 221,925

Tags: Christoph VogelsangConnor DrinanDaniel SmiljkovicElio FoxEndrit GeciJamie O'ConnorJeff GrossKevin RabichowMike WatsonMitchell HalversonRobert HeidornSosia JiangStevan Chew