Event #20: $3,200 Main Event, $3m GTD

Connor Drinan Leads 78 Advancing From WPT Online Series Main Event Day 1A

Connor Drinan

Day 1A of the WPT Online Series Main Event on partypoker attracted a total of 521 entries, meaning the tournament is over halfway towards its guarantee of $3,000,000.

Each of the two starting flights of the Main Event play down to 15%, which left 78 players still standing at the end of Day 1A. Leading the way is Connor Drinan. Drinan's best WPT result came in March 2016, when he finished eighth in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event for $102,760.

There are three other players above three million in chips: Tom Kunze, Paul Hong and Andras Nemeth.

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WPT Online Series Main Event Day 1A Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Connor DrinanCanada3,847,386
2Tom KunzeAustria3,830,846
3Paul HongNew Zealand3,266,071
4Andras NemethHungary3,025,203
5Michiel BrummelhuisNetherlands2,966,027
6Andre AbreuBrazil2,953,564
7Erik LemarquandCanada2,941,559
8Yuan Yuan LiCanada2,887,600
9Thomas BoivinUnited Kingdom2,695,794
10Timothy CavallinCanada2,662,685

Notable Players Advancing

Michiel Brummelhuis and Joshua McCully will be brimming with confidence ahead of Day 2, after already final-tabling the Mini Main Event earlier in the festival. Brummelhuis bagged $41,984 for his third-place finish, while McCully took home $71,016 after a heads-up deal with eventual winner Fritjof Torstensson.

Other notables through to Day 2 include Daniel Dvoress, Juan Pardo, Ami Barer, Alex Foxen and Stoyan Madanzhiev.

Mega Satellite Winners

There were six players who made it through to Day 2 of the WPT Online Series Main Event having won their seats in a Mega Satellite that guaranteed 50 seats.

They were:

  • Viacheslav Zaslavskii – 2,284,875
  • Martin Stausholm – 1,393,471
  • Benjamin McMenemy – 823,945
  • Peter Traply – 538,565
  • Vitalijs Korhs – 438,766
  • Jasen Hamilton – 194,944

The next Mega Satellite guaranteeing 50 WPT Online Series Main Event seats takes place on Sunday, May 30 at 16:05 (BST). You can win our way in for just $0.01!

partypoker Ambassadors

There were eight partypoker Ambassadors in action on Day 1A, but the only one to punch their ticket to Day 2 was Mikita Badziakouski who sits with just under 600,000 in chips. The likes of Dzmitry Urbanovich, Jamie Staples, Patrick Leonard, Joao Simao, Kristen Bicknell, Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon and Matthew Staples will have to hope Day 1B is kinder to them.

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Day 1B of the WPT Online Series Main Event on partypoker takes place on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 19:05 (BST)

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 3,847,386 3,847,386
Tom Kunze de
Tom Kunze
de 3,830,846 3,830,846
Paul Hong nz
Paul Hong
nz 3,266,071 3,266,071
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 3,025,203 3,025,203
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
nl 2,966,027 2,966,027
Andre Abreu br
Andre Abreu
br 2,953,564 2,953,564
Erik Lemarquand ca
Erik Lemarquand
ca 2,941,559 2,941,559
Yuan Yuan Li cn
Yuan Yuan Li
cn 2,887,600 2,887,600
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 2,695,794 2,695,794
Timothy Cavallin ca
Timothy Cavallin
ca 2,662,685 2,662,685
Hristivoje Pavlovic au
Hristivoje Pavlovic
au 2,603,280 2,603,280
Felipe Boianovskiy BR
Felipe Boianovskiy
BR 2,565,964 2,565,964
Veselin Karakitukov bg
Veselin Karakitukov
bg 2,527,521 2,527,521
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 2,416,388 2,416,388
Viacheslav Zaslavskii ru
Viacheslav Zaslavskii
ru 2,284,875 2,284,875
Pedro Garagnani br
Pedro Garagnani
br 2,284,338 2,284,338
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es 2,070,797 2,070,797
Sergei Denisov ru
Sergei Denisov
ru 2,006,995 2,006,995
Markus Prinze AT
Markus Prinze
AT 1,927,577 1,927,577
Elliot Smith ca
Elliot Smith
ca 1,917,957 1,917,957
Donald Abdelhay CA
Donald Abdelhay
CA 1,905,764 1,905,764
Jamie O'Connor gb
Jamie O'Connor
gb 1,757,913 1,757,913
Harry Cattanach GB
Harry Cattanach
GB 1,746,011 1,746,011
Joao Oliveira pt
Joao Oliveira
pt 1,737,260 1,737,260
Felipe Salgado br
Felipe Salgado
br 1,658,918 1,658,918
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 1,604,020 1,604,020
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 1,513,844 1,513,844
Vassil Vassilev GB
Vassil Vassilev
GB 1,497,353 1,497,353
Kelvin Kerber br
Kelvin Kerber
br 1,462,276 1,462,276
Franco Calabrese de
Franco Calabrese
de 1,449,499 1,449,499
Billy Irvine gb
Billy Irvine
gb 1,428,823 1,428,823
David Lopez Llacer es
David Lopez Llacer
es 1,428,611 1,428,611
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg
Stoyan Madanzhiev
bg 1,401,194 1,401,194
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
dk 1,393,471 1,393,471
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 1,392,940 1,392,940
Dennys Ramos br
Dennys Ramos
br 1,239,173 1,239,173
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 1,184,247 1,184,247
Georgi Sandev bg
Georgi Sandev
bg 1,139,145 1,139,145
Diego Zeiter ar
Diego Zeiter
ar 1,126,456 1,126,456
Martin Mulsow de
Martin Mulsow
de 1,115,043 1,115,043
Aneris Adomkevicius lt
Aneris Adomkevicius
lt 1,025,925 1,025,925
Philipp Hofbauer at
Philipp Hofbauer
at 1,007,949 1,007,949
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 932,703 932,703
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 909,739 909,739
Rolandas Galdikas LT
Rolandas Galdikas
LT 894,186 894,186
Michael Deinlein DE
Michael Deinlein
DE 846,200 846,200
Joshua McCully au
Joshua McCully
au 826,089 826,089
Benjamin McMenemy GB
Benjamin McMenemy
GB 823,945 823,945
Rui Bouquet pt
Rui Bouquet
pt 819,779 819,779
Rodrigo Selouan br
Rodrigo Selouan
br 784,231 784,231
Gabriel Costa br
Gabriel Costa
br 766,302 766,302
Ivan Sakharov ru
Ivan Sakharov
ru 757,805 757,805
Jakob Miegel de
Jakob Miegel
de 723,426 723,426
Vitalie Marandici MD
Vitalie Marandici
MD 707,897 707,897
Rok Gostisa si
Rok Gostisa
si 690,526 690,526
Patrik Hammar SE
Patrik Hammar
SE 669,851 669,851
Ravid Garbi il
Ravid Garbi
il 633,079 633,079
Fabian Botusansky AR
Fabian Botusansky
AR 612,548 612,548
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 587,854 587,854
Peter Traply hu
Peter Traply
hu 538,565 538,565
Christopher Putz de
Christopher Putz
de 525,993 525,993
Stefan Raschbauer at
Stefan Raschbauer
at 511,116 511,116
Vitalijs Korhs lv
Vitalijs Korhs
lv 478,033 478,033
Vahan Toghanyan GB
Vahan Toghanyan
GB 438,766 438,766
Nicola Karl de
Nicola Karl
de 430,640 430,640
Marcelo Farias Da Silva BR
Marcelo Farias Da Silva
BR 382,988 382,988
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
ar 376,282 376,282
Howard Leung ca
Howard Leung
ca 369,101 369,101
Manfred Hermann at
Manfred Hermann
at 357,850 357,850
James Foxley GB
James Foxley
GB 345,712 345,712
Fabio Sperling de
Fabio Sperling
de 294,216 294,216
Johannes Franz DE
Johannes Franz
DE 260,443 260,443
Chris Mehes CA
Chris Mehes
CA 241,274 241,274
Jasen Hamilton ca
Jasen Hamilton
ca 194,944 194,944
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 187,050 187,050
Thomas Holmer DK
Thomas Holmer
DK 178,296 178,296
Roman Matveichuk ru
Roman Matveichuk
ru 107,414 107,414
Igor Dursel gb
Igor Dursel
gb 96,895 96,895

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