Tournament Spotlight: $5M Gtd WPT Online Championship

WPY Online Championship under the Tournament Spotlight

You could do much worse that choose the WPT Online Championship if you only play one online poker tournament this weekend. This prestigious event, held at partypoker, guarantees a whopping $5 million will be dished out, plus you get to brag about becoming a World Poker Tour champion.

The $5 million guaranteed WPT Online Championship features four starting flights, with one of them already completed. Each costs $3,200 to enter and you receive a 40,000 starting stack for your investment. Blinds start at 100/200/20a and increase every 25-minutes, except for the turbo-structured Day 1D where they rise every 10-minutes.

Remaining WPT Online Championship Schedule

DateTime (CET)Tournament
Sun 17 May7:00 p.m.WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Day 1B
Mon 18 May1:00 p.m.WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Day 1C
 6:00 p.m.WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Day 1D Turbo
 9:00 p.m.WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Day 2
Tue 19 May8:00 p.m.WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Day 3
Wed 20 May8:00 p.m.WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Final Table

Day 1A took place on May 10 and got the tournament off to a flying start. Some 808 players bought in before the Day 1A door slammed shut, which contributed to $2,424,000 to the prize pool.

Only 141 of those starters punched their ticket for Day 2 and nobody finished with more chips than Netherlands’ Hakim Zoufri. The Dutchman and former Amsterdam Masters champion bagged up 791,877 chips at the close of play and has done his chances of WPT glory no harm at all.

Dozens more household names also made it through from the first flight. These include Benny Glaser, Guillaume Nolet, Juan Pardo, Timothy Adams, Matas Cimbolas, Davidi Kitai, and Michael Addamo.

Also through to Day 2 are such luminaries as Igor Kurganov, Artur Martriosian, Jorryt Van Hoof, Ali Imsirovic, Ole Schemion, Steven Van Zadelhoff, and Dan Smith.

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WPT Online Championship Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Hakim ZoufriNetherlands791,877
2Kevin MacdonaldCanada668,081
3Julio RibeiroNetherlands590,228
4Vicenzo LupoliUnited Kingdom572,192
5Stefan LehnerAustria560,487
6Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom548,623
7Ihar SoikaBelarus454,941
8Benjamin Van Den HeuvelNetherlands447,438
9Pedro MadeiraBrazil445,001
10Guillaume NoletCanada443,152

Win Your Way Into The WPT Online Championship

partypoker has dozens of satellites running for the WPT Online Championship if you don’t fancy forking out $3,200 to play in this event.

Phased WPT Online Championship satellites start from as little as $3.30. $33 and $320 Phases are also available.

There are also WPT Online Tickets satellites starting at $5.50 and partypoker’s Tournament Dollars satellites with buy-ins from $1.10.


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