Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
That's it for this week's Sunday live updates on partypoker!
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The biggest event of the night, WPT #05 High Roller: $1M Gtd has concluded with 17 out of 99 players making it through to Day 2. Aussie superstar Michael Addamo once again showed why he's in the conversation for one of the best tournament players in the world as he'll be taking a substantial chip lead into day 2.
Addamo towered over his competition and collected 1,519,333 in chips, dwarfing his nearest challengers Ramiro Petrone (1,062,319) and David Coleman (762,208).
Needless to say, the Aussie will be the odds-on favorite when cards will go back in the air on Monday, May 16 at 7:05 p.m. GMT. The winner at the end of the night will receive $249,791, while all remaining players are guaranteed at least $21,277 for their efforts.
Mike Watson (679,074), David Peters (564,485), Simon Mattsson (395,662), Rob Yong (266,964), Artur Martirosian (237,096), and Yuri Dzivielevski (227,897) are among those in contention as well.
WPT #05 High Roller: $1M Gtd Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 1
Shortly after the Opener wrapped up, another one of partypoker's flagship WPT tournaments concluded with Hungary's Daniel Koloszar coming out on top in WPT #03 The Big Game for $48,680. Heads-up, Koloszar struck a with Maxi Lehmanski, resulting in a nearly equal payday of $45,874 for the well-known German grinder residing in Austria.
A field of 520 players put up the $500+30 buy-in, resulting in a prize pool falling just shy of the $300,000 guarantee. Eugenio Peralta and Jerry Odeen also made the final table, while Joseph Cheong just missed out by finishing 10th for $3,960.
|5||Igor Dursel||United Kingdom||$13,200|
At around 3:30 in the morning, UK's Billy Irvine topped the WPT #01 Opener: $500K Gtd for a combined total of $81,841. Irvine won $39,608 through the regular prize pool and added a massive progressive bounty of $42,233 on top of it.
Irvine defeated Dutchman Ronnie Lemmers heads-up, who walked away $59,034 richer in the process. UK online legend Conor Beresford rounded out the podium for a combined score of $32,241.
The total prize pool ended up at $574,000, smashing the guarantee of $500,000 set by partypoker for this event. 84 out of 574 players made it through to day 2 and all walked away with a cash of at least $1,107.
|Place||Player||Country||Bounty Prize||Regular Prize||Total Prize|
|1||Billy Irvine||United Kingdom||$42,233||$39,608||$81,841|
|3||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||$5,406||$26,835||$32,241|
|4||Alexander van der Swaluw||Netherlands||$8,156||$17,730||$25,886|
The final table of the WPT #01 Opener has been reached as there are seven players left in the tournament.
Billy Irvine is in the lead and joined by Ronnie Lemmens, Joel Nystedt, Casimir Seire, Alexander van der Swaluw, Conor Beresford, and Rodrigo Selouan on the final table.
They have all secured at least $6,783 but will all be targeting the first-place prize of $39,608 and bounties.
This is what is left to play for:
Keep your schedules free throughout May because partypoker and the World Poker Tour have again joined forces to create the 2021 WPT Online Series.
Starting from May 14 through June 2, the 2021 WPT Online Series features a pair of Main Events that are sure to create plenty of excitement among the poker tournament community.
The $3,200 WPT Online Series Main Event shuffles up and deals for the first time on May 23 with the first of two starting flights. Day 1B commences a week late, May 30, with Day 2, Day 3, and the final table taking place between May 31 and June 2.
A cool $3 million is guaranteed for the $3,200 WPT Online Series Main Event, meaning partypoker expects at least 1,000 players to buy in across that brace of flights. Secure the title of the champion to walk away with a massive cash prize, a luxury Hublot watch, and your name forever engraved on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
With 99 entries in the tournament, the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool was narrowly missed by one more entry. Rob Yong, Bruno Volkmann, Jon Van Fleet, and David Szep were the players who entered last-minute.
The prize pool will be divided between 17 players with a min-cash worth at least $21,277 while the eventual winner will walk away with $249,791 on Monday. Play will end once the money has been reached and this is what the 31 remaining players are all battling for:
The PWt #01 Opener is down to it's final two tables as there are 12 players left in the tournament.
Billy Irvine is still in the lead and followed by Ronnie Lemmens, Joel Nystedt, Alexander van der Swaluw, and Casimir Seire.
With 30 minutes of late registration left in the WPT #05 High Roller, there have been 88 entries collected up till now. With a $1,000,000 guarantee, the tournament needs another 12 entries in the next half hour to reach it. As usual in the High Roller scene, a few last-minute entries are expected to jump into the tournament.
Rok Gostisa is in top spot right now and is followed by Sergi Reixach, Vlad-Stefan Lache, Michael Addamo, and Christopher Brewer in the top five with 34 players left in the field.