The 2021 WPT World Online Championships is gathering pace with both the $1 million guaranteed Opener and the $200,000 guaranteed Mini Opener both marching towards their final day’s action on August 23.

Some 4,048 players have bought into the $215 Opener so far, and 298 have progressed through to the final day’s action. Aleksandr Shepel is currently the man to catch having amassed 2,359,838 chips thanks, in part to eliminating eight opponents during his Day 1. Shepel’s impressive stack knocks long-time leader Jonathan Skovsen into second place.

The Mini Opener is proving very popular with 6,776 players buying in, meaning more than $135,000 or the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool has already been accumulated with several flights remaining. Dan Catalin Oltean is the chip leader at the time of writing. Oltean has a 2,623,841 stack and almost $50 in bounty payments to his name.

Check out the partypoker tournament lobby for all the remaining Opener and Mini Opener Day 1s.

Hot, Value-Packed WPT Action This Weekend

This weekend sees several more WPTWOC events and side events shuffle up and deal, and we cannot wait to see partypoker players flock to the site and begin their quest for WPT glory.

August 20 sees Day 1A of the WPT Weekender and WPT Mini Weekender, which cost $109 and $11 to buy into respectively. Those tournaments come with guaranteed prize pools worth $150,000 and $50,000, and have four Day 1s each. Day 1 ends when only 15% of the field remains, those 15% progress to the final day at 19:05 BST on August 22 where they are all in the money.

The first non-Hold’em event is scheduled to run from 19:05 BST on August 21. Pot-Limit Omaha fans will flock to partypoker in droves for the $2,100 Omaha Championship Day 1A: $300K Gtd, the $215 Mini Omaha Championship Day 1A: $75K Gtd, and the $22 Micro Omaha Championship Day 1A: $20K Gtd.

Day 1B of the trio of Omaha Championship events start at the same time on August 22, with Day 1C scheduled to kick off at a slightly earlier time of 16:05 BST on August 23. A turbo-structured flight runs from 18:00 BST on August 23, with the final day commencing at 20:05 BST also on August 23. We’ll bring you more updates about those huge tournaments over the weekend.

The first of 16 flights for the WPT #03 WPT500: $1M Gtd shuffles up at 17:30 on August 22. This is the same time the $250,000 guaranteed Super50 and the $50,000 guaranteed Super5 begin their search for the WPT champion.

Upcoming WPTWOC Events and Side Events

Date Time (BST) Tournament Buy-in
Fri 20 Aug 19:05 WPT Weekender Day 1A: $150K Gtd $109
Fri 20 Aug 19:05 WPT Mini Weekender Day 1A: $50K Gtd $11
Sat 21 Aug 19:05 WPT #02 Omaha Championship Day 1A: $300K Gtd $2,100
Sat 21 Aug 19:05 WPT #02 Mini Omaha Championship Day 1A: $75K Gtd $215
Sat 21 Aug 19:05 WPT #02 Micro Omaha Championship Day 1A: $20K Gtd $22
Sat 21 Aug 19:05 WPT Weekender Day 1B: $150K Gtd $109
Sat 21 Aug 19:05 WPT Mini Weekender Day 1B: $50K Gtd $11
Sun 22 Aug 15:05 WPT Weekender Day 1C: $150K Gtd $109
Sun 22 Aug 15:05 WPT Mini Weekender Day 1C: $50K Gtd $11
Sun 22 Aug 17:05 WPT Grand: $300K Gtd $1,050
Sun 22 Aug 17:05 WPT Weekender Day 1 Turbo: $150K Gtd $109
Sun 22 Aug 17:05 WPT Mini Weekender Day 1 Turbo: $50K Gtd $11
Sun 22 Aug 17:30 WPT #03 WPT500 Day 1: $1M Gtd $530
Sun 22 Aug 17:30 WPT #04 Super50 Day 1: $250K Gtd $55
Sun 22 Aug 17:30 WPT #05 Super5 Day 1: $50K Gtd $5.50
Sun 22 Aug 19:05 WPT #02 Omaha Championship Day 1B: $300K Gtd $2,100
Sun 22 Aug 19:05 WPT #02 Mini Omaha Championship Day 1B: $75K Gtd $215
Sun 22 Aug 19:05 WPT #02 Micro Omaha Championship Day 1B: $20K Gtd $22
Sun 22 Aug 19:05 WPT Weekender Final Day: $150K Gtd
Sun 22 Aug 19:05 WPT Mini Weekender Final Day: $50K Gtd
Sun 22 Aug 20:30 WPT #03 WPT500 Day 1: $1M Gtd $530
Sun 22 Aug 20:30 WPT #04 Super50 Day 1: $250K Gtd $55
Sun 22 Aug 20:30 WPT #05 Super5 Day 1: $50K Gtd $5.50

Do not forget you can win your way into these events via the many satellites running around the clock, or via our WPTWOC edition SPINS. The SPINS cost $20 to enter and awards $40 cash, or WPTWOC tickets worth between $55 and $5,300, the latter is used to buy into the $5 million guaranteed WPTWOC Main Event!

Also, finishing in the money places in the Opener, Mini Opener, any of the Omaha Championship Events, or the WPT500, Super50, and Super5 will earn you precious points in the Player of the Championship race where one partypoker player will walk away with $10,000!

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