S19 WPT World Online Championships: The First Championship Event Awaits

Aug 20, 2021


The S19 World Poker Tour World Online Championships on the partypoker is nearing the conclusion of the first full week of poker action. The two editions of the Opener are well underway whereas new tournaments are slated to commence as of August 20. That includes the two editions of the WPT Weekender and the Omaha Championship, which has three different tiers available.

Event #2 Omaha Championship

Four-card aficionados from all over the world will be tempted to showcase their talents this upcoming weekend. The high-stakes players have the $2,100 edition at their disposal, which features a guaranteed prize pool of $300k. In the $215 Mini Edition of the very same tournament, at least $75k in prize money will be awarded. The bargain $22 Micro Edition has a guaranteed prize pool worth $20k.

All three tiers will have four starting days including two slow flights on August 21 and 22, one regular flight on August 23, and a turbo heat two hours prior to the final day. The levels in the slow flights last 15 minutes each whereas the duration for the regular flights is reduced to ten minutes each. In the turbo heat, the blinds will go up every five minutes in the last-ditch attempt to secure a stack for Day 2. All three tiers will play down to a winner on Monday, August 23.

Day 1a: August 21 at 19:05 BST
Day 1b: August 22 at 19:05 BST
Day 1c: August 23 at 16:05 BST
Day 1 Turbo: August 23 at 18:00 BST
Final Day: August 23 at 20:30 BST

WPT Weekender

Another chance to shine for the low and mid-stakes players comes in the WPT Weekender, which is not part of the numbered events. There are two different buy-ins available: The bargain $11 edition features a $50k guarantee whereas at least $150k will be up for grabs in the $109 tier. Both will run at the same time from August 20 to August 22 and offer four starting days each, three regular heats as well as one turbo flight.

Day 1a: August 20 at 19:05 BST
Day 1b: August 21 at 19:05 BST
Day 1c: August 22 at 15:05 BST
Day 1 Turbo: August 22 at 17:05 BST
Final Day: August 22 at 19:05 BST

Event #1 $215 Opener and $22 Mini Opener

Both editions of Event #1 have completed further flights. The $215 Opener has now attracted at least 2,326 entries and 343 players have qualified for Day 2 on August 23. As of right now, the tournament is almost halfway there to meeting the $1 million guarantee. There was only one addition to the overall top 10 as Brazil’s Dalton Hobold claimed 1,696,142 to his name.

Top 10 Counts Opener Final Day So Far:

Place Player Country Bounties Chip Count
1 Aleksandr Shepel Russia $912.50 2,359,838
2 Jonathan Saks Skovsen Denmark $750.00 2,099,931
3 Roman Matveichuk Russia $400.00 2,094,297
4 Dan Kothari United Kingdom $400.00 1,933,361
5 Matias Ruzzi Argentina $375.00 1,804,435
6 Rodrigo Valente Brazil $437.50 1,725,755
7 Dalton Hobold Brazil $218.75 1,696,142
8 Lucas Ferreira Alves Brazil $400.00 1,691,747
9 Artem Petrov Russia $400.00 1,678,725
10 Robert Slana Slovenia $556.25 1,671,280


In the $22 Mini Opener, the field size has increased to 7,467 entries and 1,098 players survived their starting days to lock up a portion of the six-figure prize pool. There are three new entries to the overall top 10 as Dan Catalin Oltean (2,623,841) and Frederic Marchand (2,614,620) have taken over the top two spots. Sweden’s Peter Haden in 10th place has accumulated the most bounties so far with $106.25, while team partypoker’s Louise Butler was bumped to 13th place on the leaderboard.

Top 10 Counts Mini Opener Final Day So Far:


Place Player Country Bounties Chip Count
1 Dan Catalin Oltean United Kingdom $48.75 2,623,841
2 Frederic Marchand Canada $28.75 2,614,620
3 Ohana Alves Garcia Vieira Brazil $75.00 2,577,068
4 Maksim Aboimov Russia $63.75 2,543,521
5 Jiri Dusek Czech Republic $99.37 2,537,286
6 Robert Green United Kingdom $70.62 2,518,634
7 Evgenii Bebnev Russia $59.99 2,492,156
8 Feliks Saakyan Russia $52.50 2,381,778
9 Tobias Terlinden Germany $30.00 2,301,507
10 Peter Haden Sweden $106.25 2,228,415

The last turbo heat and the final day of the WPT Opener take place on Monday, August 23. That very same day will also feature the first flight of the highly anticipated WPT Event #3 WPT500, which comes with a $1 million guarantee. Day 2 will play down to the final nine on Monday, August 30, and the final table will be live-streamed on August 31 with cards-up coverage and commentary on the partypoker YouTube and Twitch channels. 

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