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Argentina’s Leo Fernandez won the WPT Online Series Opening Event at the start of the festival and last night topped the Day 1B chip counts in the $5 million guaranteed WPT Online Championship.

The tournament has attracted 1,590 players across two of its four flights, and $4,770,000 of the $5 million guarantee has been collected. This event is going to be nothing short of huge!

WPT #20 – WPT Online Championship Day 1B: $5M Gtd

Another 782 players piled into the $3,200 buy-in WPT Online Championship on Day 1B, taking the total attendance to 1,590 with two starting days remaining. Day 1C starts today at 13:00 CET with a turbo Day 1D shuffling up at 18:00 CET.

Leo Fernandez bagged up the most chips on Day 1B, his 620,258 stack enough to claim the overnight chip lead. It was a close call at the top of the counts with Brock Wilson (604,616), and Aram Zobain (602,449) each finishing with more than 600,000 chips.

Plenty of other stars ended their Day 1B with a top 10 stack. Max Silver has done his chances of a deep run no harm at all after an excellent performance at the tables. Silver returns to the action with 573,747.

Aaron Been (538,322) and Simon Pedersen (515,991) also sailed through the second flight of this $5 million guaranteed tournament.

A total of 127 players punched their Day 2 tickets. Luc Greenwood (54,453), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (60,311) and Ema Zajmovic (62,000) are through but have plenty of work to do.

Further up the chip counts you find Joao Ferreira (205,772), Mark Teltscher (218,520), and Sylvain Loosli (252,679). Higher still are such luminaries as Niklas Astedt (381,927), and Mike Watson (330,278).

Place Player Country Chips
1 Leo Fernandez Argentina 620,258
2 Brock Wilson Mexico 604,616
3 Aram Zobain Canada 602,449
4 Nicholas Palma Canada 593,622
5 Max Silver United Kingdom 573,037
6 Tobias Anttila Austria 556,747
7 Aaron Been Mexico 538,322
8 Shawn Kjetland Canada 535,939
9 Simon Pedersen Denmark 515,991
10 Ognyan Dimov Bulgaria 510,263

WPT #33 – 6-Max Weekender Final Day: $1M Gtd

Elliott Peterman got his hands on an incredible $235,508 thanks to taking down the 6-Max Weekender. Sixty-nine players progressed to the final day with nine of them going home empty-handed.

Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell, Patrick Leonard, and Roberto Romanello all cashed. As did the likes of Christopher Brammer, Niklas Astedt, Mohsin Charania and Zachary Clark.

Each of the six finalists padded their bankrolls with at least $40,062. This was the sum banked by Aliaksei Boika. Dimitar Danchev fell in fifth for $63,128 with Luc Greenwood walking away with $88,622 after busting in fourth-place.

Third-place and $125,649 went to Alexandros Kolonias, which set up a heads-up battle between Eugenio Peralta and Peterman. The latter emerged victoriously and won the $235,508 top prize, resigning the runner-up to a $174,816 which isn’t to be sniffed at.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Elliott Peterman United Kingdom $235,508
2 Eugenio Peralta Ireland $174,816
3 Alexandros Kolonias Malta $125,649
4 Luc Greenwood Canada $88,622
5 Dimitar Danchev Bulgaria $63,128
6 Aliaksei Boika Belarus $40,062

WPT #33 – Mini 6-Max Weekender Final Day: $300K Gtd

The mini edition of the 6-Max Weekender wasn’t exactly mini because everyone at the final table collected large payouts.

Marc-Andre Ladouceur finished in sixth for a shade under $12,000. Stavros Kalfas won the $20,583 fifth-place prize with Emil Olsson of Sweden padding his bankroll with a $31,068 prize.

Luke Martinelli, all the way from New Zealand, collected the $42,997 third-place prize, leaving Nick Yunis and Alexandr Trofimov to clash one-on-one for the lion’s share of the prize money.

Yunis is vastly experienced online and in the live arena, but the Chilean ultimately fell in second-place. Yunis banked $56,589 leaving Trofimov to reel in the $74,938 top prize and the title of WPT Online Series champion.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Alexandr Trofimov Russia $74,938
2 Nick Yunis Chile $56,589
3 Luke Martinelli New Zealand $42,997
4 Emil Olsson Sweden $31,068
5 Stavros Kalfas United Kingdom $20,583
6 Marc-Andre Ladouceur Canada $11,928

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