WPT World Online Championships Leaderboard Update; $100k Up for Grabs


The World Poker Tour World Online Championships are continuing all this month (and into September!) with many tens of millions of dollars still up for grabs. There is also an additional $100,000 in prize money set to be awarded to the best players at the end of the festival, across two WPT WOC Leaderboards.

So with just under a month ago, let's take a look at who is leading the WPT Player of the Championship and WPT Rising Star leaderboards!

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WPT Player of the Championship

WPT WOC Player of the Championship

With $50,000 up for grabs to the winner of the WPT Player of the Championship leaderboard, the competition is fierce among some of the best poker players in the world. Players may only earn points in events with a buy-in of $300 or more.

Champions from the 2020 WPT WOC such as Nick Petrangelo and Gavin Cochrane both feature in the Top 10, as well as former WPT Champion Roberto Romanello

However, there can only be one person atop the leaderboard, and it's Kristen Bicknell who holds a commanding chip lead ahead of Scott Margereson in second place. Bicknell took down the WPT 7-Max High Roller for $29,275 and also the WPT Knockout Turbo, while Margereson has two runner-up spots to ensure he sits in second place.

Kristen Bicknell

"I've had a lot of fun playing in all the WPT WOC events so far," said Bicknell. "When the series first started, I had my eyes on this, so it feels really good that I've been able to get some great runs. I'm excited at the opportunity to potentially win first prize in the leaderboard, as I have some exciting plans for what I will be doing with any of my winnings.

“Anything that I do win from the leaderboard promotion will be awarded back to poker players on partypoker. Fingers crossed I do end up taking it down and there will be something exciting for you all to take part in!”


1Kristen Bicknell201.17
2Scott Margereson159.48
3Roberto Romanello152.73
4Lars Kamphues149.31
5Shyngis Satubayev147.84

WPT Rising Star

WPT WOC Rising Star Leaderboard

The WPT Rising Star leaderboard will award $25,000 across ten places, with the winner taking home $10,000. This leaderboard works slightly differently, in that players can only earn points in events with buy-ins of less than $300. It's also important to note that only a player's best 10 scores will count!

The current leader is Boris Angelov who says he's been really enjoying the series, and that he plans to play as many events as possible.

"The leaderboards make it even more exciting," said Angelov. "I hope to keep the first position in the Rising Star leaderboard, although I know it will be difficult.”


1Boris Angelov198.33
2Andres Ojeda177.10
3Gabriel Merenda165.06
4Vojtech Susta162.95
5Mats Ullereng159.01

What's Up Next?

The next Championship event on the WPT World Online Championships schedule is Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship which starts this weekend. This event comes with a $3,000,000 guarantee. Day 1 ends at the end of Level 18, with levels 20 minutes in length.

  • Day 1a - Saturday, August 22nd at 19:00 (BST)
  • Day 1b - Sunday, August 23rd at 19:00 (BST)
  • Day 2 - Monday, August 24th at 19:00 (BST)
  • Day 3 - Tuesday, August 25th at 19:00 (BST)

This event also has a Mini ($320 buy-in; $1,000,000 GTD) and Micro ($33, $300,000 GTD) edition making the WPT WOC accessible to players of any bankroll!

There are also plenty of other side events taking place every day, so make sure you head to the partypoker client to find out the latest tournaments!

WPT World Online Championships Winners

DateEventFieldPrize poolWinnerPayout
7/21/20Event #1: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship145$500,000Paul Tedeschi$92,105
7/28/20Event #2: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Championship342$1,026,000Alex Manzano$176,132
8/4/20Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship1,062$3,186,000Gavin Cochrane$540,664
8/11/20Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship999$3,000,000Nick Petrangelo$494,550
8/18/20Event #5: $3,200 Knockout Championship1,035$3,105,000Daniel Smyth$413,391

Play in the WPT World Online Championships on partypoker

In order to play in the WPT WOC you need to sign up for a partypoker account. Download partypoker via PokerNews and receive £40 worth of WPT tickets when you make your first deposit.

You'll receive two $10 WPT SPINS tickets and one $33 WPT tournament ticket.

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