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The massive 2020 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event hit its $5 million guarantee on November 22 when 547 players bought into Day 1B and took the total attendance to 1,037.

Only 151 of that combined total are through to Day 2 on November 23 and one of them is going to see their partypoker account swell by almost $880,000 by the time the champion is crowned.

Peru’s Diego Ventura is the man in pole position right now thanks to bagging up 18,748,998 chips on Day 1B. He returns to the tables slightly ahead of UK-based Australian Michael Addamo who topped the Day 1A counts last week.

Ventura is a phenomenal poker tournament player, one who has almost $1.3 million in live poker tournament winnings and another $4.9 million from grinding online. It’s going to be a tough to knock him off his perch now he has a big stack in front of him.

Argentina’s Ramiro Petrone is another Day 1B players who enjoyed their time at the virtual felt. Petrone finished the second and final flight with 15,372,114 chips which are enough for fifth-place when play resumes at 19:05 GMT on November 23. Petrone finished third in the $1,050 The Warm- Up while playing in this tournament. That third-place finish weighed in at $45,488 with bounties included.

Plenty of other superstars were among the 86 Day 1B players who punched their tickets for the next stage.

Anton Wigg (14,536,280) has done his chances of glory no harm at all, neither has Team partypoker’s Anatoly Filatov (12,991,576), of Kahle Burns (10,732,793).

Recent Caribbean Poker Party champion Gavin Cochrane (9,088,435), Team partypoker’s Joni Jouhkimainen (6,173,799), Super High Roller champion Pascal Lefrancois (5,959,820), and our very own Ludovic Geilich (3,431,076) are also through.

CPP #02 Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Diego Ventura Peru 18,748,998
2 Ramiro Petrone Argentina 15,372,114
3 Daniel Colpoys Mexico 15,261,296
4 Anton Wigg Austria 14,536,280
5 Mario Mosbock Austria 14,177,175
6 Alexandru Papazian United Kingdom 13,169,330
7 Anatoly Filatov Russia 12,991,576
8 Boris Angelov Bulgaria 12,502,110
9 Harold Terwagne Belgium 12,063,953
10 Georgi Sandev Bulgaria 11,286,623

Mini Main Event to Pay its Champion $123,718

Day 1B of the Mini Main Event attracted 797 players which means a total attendance of 1,487 and a prize pool of $743,500, $243,500 more than the advertised guarantee! A pair of Brazilian stars topped the Day 1B chip counts and the same duo lead the final 232 players in this tournament.

Tauan Naves bagged up 22,653,140 chips at the close of play on Day 1B while Alisson Piekazewicz finished with 20,926,750. These are the only two players to sit down on Day 2 with more than 20 million chips, although Day 1A chip leader Daniel McAulay’s 19,942,197 stack comes close.

Day 1B saw dozens of the world’s most recognisable names join the action. Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Davidi Kitai (19,942,197) made it through with a top-three stack. WPTWOC champion Daniel Smyth (16,816,934) is also on course for yet another big score a partypoker.

Michiel Brummelhuis (13,265,816), Ivan Zufic (9,600,314), Dominik Panka (8,487,230), Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell (8,156,810), Christopher Brammer (6,256,200), and even Patrik Antonius (4,719,088) progressed to November 23’s Day 2.

CPP #02 Mini Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Tauan Naves Brazil 22,653,140
2 Alisson Piekazewicz Brazil 20,926,750
3 Davidi Kitai Monaco 19,942,197
4 Ricardo Silva Malta 18,519,534
5 Daniel Smyth Ireland 16,816,934
6 Pascal Teekens Netherlands 16,416,939
7 Pedro Neves United Kingdom 15,965,026
8 Jiacheng Gong Canada 15,660,251
9 Luciano Hollanda Brazil 15,453,302
10 Michiel Brummelhuis Netherlands 15,370,840

Schwippert Banks $100K in The Warm Up

Jan-Eric Schwippert came out on top of a star studded field in the $1,050 The Warm Up PKO event and walked away with more than $100,000.

Day 2 saw 103 players return to their seats and 88 of those won prize money from the main prize pool. These included Team partypoker’s Ludovic Geilich, Bryan Paris, Scott Margereson, Team partypoker’s Anatoly Filatov and Roberto Romanello, the latter falling in 15th place.

Each of the nine finalists were guaranteed more than $9,000 when their bounty payments were added. This increased to almost $30,000 for the top four finishers.

Mexico-based American Kenneth Smaron finished fourth for $29,653 in total before Ramiro Petrone bowed out in third for $45,488. This left Schwippert and Chris Moorman as the last players standing and the former got the job done.

Moorman walked away with a runner-up finish and $55,171 to show for his efforts. Schwippert became a CPP champion and padded his bankroll with $100,242.

CPP #7 The Warm Up Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 Jan-Eric Schwippert Austria $44,039 $56,203
2 Chris Moorman United Kingdom $44,007 $11,164
3 Ramiro Petrone Argentina $30,317 $15,171
4 Kenneth Smaron Costa Rica $20,810 $8,843
5 Nagy Daniel Hungary $14,488 $6,671
6 Patrice Brandt United Kingdom $10,399 $2,703
7 hannes Speiser Cyprus $6,809 $4,421
8 Tom Delaine Netherlands $5,557 $8,109
9 Yevgeny Fidchuk Russia $4,673 $4,421

What CPP Event Can You Play Today?

November 23 see the Micro, Mini, and CPP Online Main Events play out their Day 2s and we’ll be keeping a close eye on those. There’s also a $265 Mini Second Chance Turbo with $50,000 guaranteed and a $2,600 Second Chance Turbo with $200,000 guaranteed. They shuffle up and deal at 21:15 GMT.

Don’t forget about the Phased satellites for the $10,300 High Roller, which has $2 million guaranteed. These phases feed into the CPP #09 High Roller Satellites where at least seven players will bank a $10,300 High Roller seat. There’s no direct entry to this final at 21:00 GMT so get grinding those phases and win your way in.

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