Day 1B of the 2021 World Cup of Cards Main Event is in the bag. A compact field of 131 players took to the partypoker virtual felt, and only 20 of those starters had chips in front of them when the curtain came down on proceedings.
Sat proudly at the top of those 20 surviving players’ chip counts was Julian Lozano, who not only earned the title of Day 1B chip leader but now leads the entire tournament.
Lozano finished his Day 1B grind with a colossal stack of 3,997,226, coming agonisingly close to breaking through the four million chips barrier. The Mexican’s impressive stack contains half a million more betting tokens than Christoph Vogelsang who was the overall chip leader until last night.
Only two other Day 1B players managed to make it into the overall top ten. Brazilian Dalton Hobold bagged up 2,387,706 chips at the close of play, which places him eighth right now. Tenth place on the overall chip counts belongs to Enrico Camsoci who got his grind on from Malta, and turned his 200,000 starting stack into 2,331,075.
Almost half the $1 million guarantee has been collected so far, meaning a total of 515 entrants are required on Day 1C (July 4) and the Turbo Day 1 (July 5)
WCC Main Event Top 10 Chip Cunts Through Day 1B
|2||Christoph Vogelsang||United Kingdom||3,363,472|
|5||Jon Van Fleet||Canada||2,631,652|
A $109 buy-in Mega Satellite took place before the Main Event, one with 25x $1,100 seats guaranteed. Your incredible support saw that guarantee obliterated, and 32 players won their seats from it. Even Francesco Dispenza, who crashed out in 33rd place, receive $396 for his efforts.
Of those 32 satellite seat winners, five punched their Day 2 tickets at the first attempt.
Dejan Zvikart fared the best, finishing with 2,295,622 chips, enough for 12th place overall with Day 1C and a Turbo Day 1 still to come. Mikhail Mikheev also performed exceptionally well to finish Day 1B with 2,269,677 chips, which places him 13th overall.
Dan Catalin Oltean (1,649,397) finds himself in the middle of the chasing pack, and although Manuel Fernandez (610,926) and Simon Dick (416,168) are shorter stacks, they are still in the hunt for WCC Main Event glory, and that is what counts.
Day 1C Takes Place July 4
Day 1C of this incredible event runs from 20:05 BST on July 4. You will need to exchange $1,100 to play in the event, unless you manage to win your seat via one of the many satellites or the latest Mega Satellite.
The latter, the Mega Satellite, kicks off at 17:05 BST on July 4 and comes with a 50x $1,100 seat guarantee. Buy into it directly for $109 or use our awesome phased satellites to play your way into the final from a mere $0.01.
Fifteen players have won their seats via our Mega Satellites and gone on to make it through to Day 2. Will you be adding to that number this weekend?
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