The $1 million guaranteed WPT500 is in full swing with five of the nine flights done and dusted. Some 1,039 players have entered this massive event so far with 156 of them punching their Day 2 tickets. Nobody has accumulated more chips than Roman Matveichuk who finds himself in the envious position as the overall chip leader.
Current WPT500 Top 10 Chip Counts
|5||Tomas Fara||Czech Republic||8,546,950|
|7||Jesse Wigan||United Kingdom||8,249,303|
|8||Ewald Mahr Olivera||Peru||8,135,585|
Matveichuk entered WPT500 Day 1A on March 7 along with 392 opponents. To say the Russian shone is an understatement because he turned his 500,000 starting stack into a colossal stack containing 10,131,678 betting tokens. Matveichuk is the only player, at this stage, to have armed themselves with an eight-figure stack. Others have come close, but Matveichuk’s total looks set to be the biggest going into Day 2.
Pedro Jorge was another Day 1A player who got off to a flying start. The Malta-based grinder finished their flight with 9,508,747 chips, which are enough for second-place right now.
Two other partypoker players have more than nine-million chips going into the business end of the $1 million guaranteed WPT500.
Ireland’s Richard O’Neill has 9,307,700 chips while Gustavo Mastelotto of Brazil returns to the action on March 15 with 9,130,880 chips at his disposal.
Plenty of household names have navigated their way through to Day 2. Tomas Fara (8,546,950), Andras Nemeth (7,914,935), David Peters (7,748,076), and Francois Billard (5,422,664) are just four stars to look out for on Day 2. As are such luminaries as MILLIONS Online Mini Main Event winner Justin Ouimette (5,284,560), Daan Mulders (5,001,746), Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell (4,302,313), Dominik Nitsche (4,295,421) and Pablo Brito Silva (3,806,218).
Four WPT500 Day 1s Remain
Do not worry if you are yet to progress to Day 2 of the WPT500 because there are four Day 1s remaining. Three of those flights run at 20:05 GMT on March 12, 13 and 14, with a turbo structured flight at 17:05 GMT on March 15, a few hours before Day 2 shuffles up and deals.
|Fri 12 Mar||20:05||WPT #01 WPT500 Day 1F|
|Sat 13 Mar||20:05||WPT #01 WPT500 Day 1G|
|Sun 14 Mar||20:05||WPT #01 WPT500 Day 1H|
|Mon 15 Mar||17:05||WPT #01 WPT500 Day 1 Turbo|
Check out the awesome satellites feeding into each of the WPT500 Day 1s. The Sub-Feeders start at only $2.20. You’ll find $11 WPT500 Feeders that put you through to the $66 buy-in WPT500 Satellites where between three and 10x $530 tickets are guaranteed to be won. Good luck!
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