May 19, 2020

With 35 players remaining in the WPT Online Championship on partypoker, it’s Sam Greenwood who leads the way in pursuit of the $1,048,088 first-place prize that awaits the winner.

By the time registration closed on the final flight of the WPT Online Championship, there had been a total of 2,130 entries generating a prize pool of $6,390,000, comfortably beating the $5,000,000 guarantee.

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Day 2 Recap

398 players made it through to Day 2, with only 312 of them making the money. Reigning WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan, Anthony Zinno, Adrian Mateos and Joao Vieira were all eliminated short of the money before Fabio Sperling was eliminated on the bubble, with the remaining players all guaranteed $5,943.

Notable eliminations in the money included Ludovic Geilich (282nd – $5,943), Sergio Aido (276th – $6,134), Conor Beresford (243rd – $6,326), Liv Boeree (251st – $6,134), Jordan Drummond (239th – $6,326), Niklas Astedt (189th – $6,965), Day 1B Chip Leader Leo Fernandez, Dan Shak (128th – $9,521), Mike Watson (111th – $10,160), Day 1C Chip Leader Dominik Nitsche (109th – $10,160) and Gianluca Speranza (64th – $14,186).

Day 1A Chip Leader Abdelhakim Zoufri (60th – $14,186), Kristen Bicknell (43rd – $16,742) and Matas Cimbolas (37th – $18,595) were among the last few eliminations

Greenwood Leads 35 Survivors

The top of the chip counts is packed with talent, with just over 10 big blinds separating the top five in chips. Sam Greenwood leads from Pascal Hartmann and Max Silver.

Sam Greenwood ## leads #WPTOnline Day 2 with 35 players remaining on @partypoker!

— World Poker Tour (@WPT)

Other players still in contention include Ami Barer (2,565,406), Benny Glaser (2,387,788), Orpen Kisacikoglu (2,244,109), Matthias Eibinger (1,824,308) and Martin Jacobson (1,135,335).

Vlad Darie (2,065,388) (pictured) and Ema Zajmovic (1,155,290) are the only WPT Champions Club members remaining.

WPT Online Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
RankPlayerCountryChip Count 1Sam GreenwoodCanada4,635,621 2Pascal HartmannAustria4,431,202 3Max SilverUnited Kingdom4,340,422 4Rayan ChamasCanada4,246,913 5Aram ZobianCanada4,246,619 6Christian JeppssonSweden3,901,810 7Mihail ZavolokaRussia3,498,341 8Maxi LehmanskiAustria3,155,635 9Nikita KupchinRussia3,039,865 10Daniel ReijmerMexico3,005,600
WPT Online Championship Remaining Payouts

The remaining 35 players are all guaranteed $18,595 but they will all be looking at the more than $1 million that awaits the winner of the WPT Online Championship.

PlacePayout 1$1,048,088 2$741,240 3$477,333 4$317,583 5$221,733 6$151,443 7$103,838 8$66,776 9-12$51,120 13-16$38,979 17-24$28,755 25-32$21,151 33-35$18,595

Here are some short recaps on yesterday’s final two starting flights of the WPT Online Championship.

WPT Online Championship Day 1c Recap

There were 197 entries on Day 1c of the WPT Online Championship with 34 players surviving. The chip leader was Dominik Nitsche with 679,259.

Other survivors included Max Greenwood, Hossein Ensan, Adrian Mateos, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Jordan Drummond, Anthony Zinno and Toby Lewis.

Top Five WPT Online Championship Day 1c Chip Counts
RankPlayerCountryChip Count 1Dominik NitscheUnited Kingdom679,259 2Nikolaus JedlickaAustria424,754 3Pascal HartmannAustria424,498 4Adam HariHungary423,106 5Maria LampropulosArgentina383,159
WPT Online Championship Day 1d Recap

There were 343 entries on the Turbo Day 1d of the WPT Online Championship with 97 players surviving. The chip leader was Manfred Hermann with 491,106.

Other players to make it through Day 1d included Sam Greenwood, Ludovic Geilich, Dan Shak, Justin Bonomo, Jack Sinclair, Liv Boeree, Mohsin Charania, Daniel Dvoress, Viktor Blom, Christoph Vogelsang and Mustapha Kanit.

Top Five WPT Online Championship Day 1d Chip Counts
RankPlayerCountryChip Count 1Manfred HermannAustria498,106 2Pedro MarquesCroatia424,783 3Nikita KupchinRussia364,239 4Christopher BrammerUnited Kingdom338,033 5Peter PatricioBrazil303,725

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