Alexandros Kolonias Bags Big after partypoker WPT Montreal Online Day 1a

Alexandros Kolonias WPT Montreal Online

WPT Montreal Online got underway last night on partypoker with Day 1a of the $2,000,000 GTD Main Event.

Poker players have been eagerly awaiting the festival since it was announced back in November.

The schedule features eight High Roller events, a $1m GTD Super High Roller and culminates in the WPT Montreal champion being crowned on January 27th in a live-streamed final table.

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Kriazhev Leads WPT Montreal Online Day 1a

The $3,200 WPT Montreal Online Day 1a attracted a field of 482 players, with 72 making it through to Day 2. Germany's Andrei Kriazhev is a relative unknown, but bagged the chip lead with 4.7 million ahead of Alexandros Kolonias with 4.1 million in chips.

Kolonias is no stranger to major tournament success, winning last April's Poker Masters Purple Jacket and also winning the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.

Ryan Riess

WPT Champions Club member Ryan Riess also had a good day, finishing in the top ten as he hunts a second WPT title after his 2017 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale victory.

WPT Montreal Online Day 1a Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Andrei KriazhevGermany4,739,179
2Alexandros KoloniasMalta4,121,611
3Jakob MiegelAustria3,810,847
4Jorma NuutinenFinland3,704,376
5Peter MckiernanUnited Kingdom3,225,898
6Grayson RamageCanada3,057,403
7Ottomar LadvaEstonia2,968,016
8Aliaksei BoikaBelarus2,839,608
9Ryan RiessCanada2,815,882
10Enrico CamosciMexico2,738,267

Other notables through to Day 2 include Mark Radoja, Ole Schemion, Upeshka De Silva, Sosia Jiang, Luc Greenwood, David Peters, Conor Beresford

Kristen Bicknell

partypoker Ambassador Joao Simao and partypoker Sponsored Pro Joni Jouhkimainen also made it through to Day 2, but the likes of Kristen Bicknell, Isaac Haxton, Jamie Staples and Patrick Leonard will have to wait for Day 1b.

WPT Montreal Online Schedule

There are plenty more exciting tournaments on the WPT Montreal Online schedule, including the $10,300 buy-in Mike Sexton Classic. This charity tournament takes place on January 31st and the $300 registration fee from all entries will be donated to the Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth charity.

The event comes with a $1 million guarantee and the final table will be live-streamed on February 1.

DateTime (GMT)Event NumberEventBuy-inGuarantee
Sunday, January 17, 202119:051WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 1A$3,200$2,000,000
Wednesday, January 20, 202119:052Omaha Knockout$530$50,000
Wednesday, January 20, 202119:052Mini Omaha Knockout$55$50,000
Wednesday, January 20, 202122:0536-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Thursday, January 21, 202119:054High Roller$5,200$250,000
Thursday, January 21, 202121:055High Roller Turbo$2,100$100,000
Thursday, January 21, 202122:0567-Max Turbo$265$30,000
Friday, January 22, 202119:057Montreal Masters Day 1A$1,050$500,000
Friday, January 22, 202122:0587-Max Turbo$162$20,000
Saturday, January 23, 202119:057Montreal Masters Day 1B$1,050$500,000
Saturday, January 23, 202122:0596-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Sunday, January 24, 202116:057Montreal Masters Day 1C$1,050$500,000
Sunday, January 24, 202119:051WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 1B$3,200$2,000,000
Sunday, January 24, 202119:0510Super High Roller$25,500$1,000,000
Sunday, January 24, 202120:057Montreal Masters Day 2-$500,000
Sunday, January 24, 202121:0511High Roller Turbo$5,200$250,000
Sunday, January 24, 202122:05126-Max Hyper$265$30,000

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DateTime (GMT)Event NumberEventBuy-inGuarantee
Monday, January 25, 202119:051WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 2-$2,000,000
Monday, January 25, 202119:051Mini Main Event - Online Day 1A$320$200,000
Monday, January 25, 202119:051Micro Main Event - Online Day 1A$33$30,000
Monday, January 25, 202121:1513Second Chance Turbo$1,600$100,000
Tuesday, January 26, 202119:051Mini Main Event - Online Day 1B$320$200,000
Tuesday, January 26, 202119:051Micro Main Event - Online Day 1B$33$30,000
Tuesday, January 26, 202119:051WPT Montreal Main Event - Online Day 3-$2,000,000
Tuesday, January 26, 202122:05146-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Wednesday, January 27, 202119:0515Mini Omaha$109$20,000
Wednesday, January 27, 202119:0515Omaha$1,050$100,000
Wednesday, January 27, 202119:051Mini Main Event - Online Day 2-$200,000
Wednesday, January 27, 202119:051Micro Main Event - Online Day 2-$30,000
Wednesday, January 27, 202122:05166-Max Turbo$162$20,000
Thursday, January 28, 202119:05176-Max High Roller$5,200$250,000
Thursday, January 28, 202121:0518High Roller Turbo$2,100$100,000
Thursday, January 28, 202122:05197-Max Turbo$265$30,000
Friday, January 29, 202119:0520Playground Closer Day 1A$530$250,000
Saturday, January 30, 202119:0520Playground Closer Day 1B$530$250,000
Sunday, January 31, 202116:0520Playground Closer Day 1C$530$250,000
Sunday, January 31, 202120:0520Playground Closer Day 2-$250,000
Friday, January 29, 202122:05217-Max Turbo$162$20,000
Saturday, January 30, 202122:05226-Max Turbo$162$25,000
Sunday, January 31, 202119:0523Mike Sexton Classic$10,300$1,000,000
Sunday, January 31, 202121:0524High Roller Turbo$3,200$150,000
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