Partypoker Roundup: WPT Rolls On As Brazilians Come Up Big; Main Event Qualifiers Continue

The World Poker Tour’s World Online Championships continue playing out at partypoker through Sept. 14. The WPT500 recently crowned a champion and Brazilians continue to dominate the series.

The Seven-Max Championship also paid out a winner and more main event qualifiers are in the works. Here’s a look at some highlights from the series over the last week.

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Championship winners named this week 

Two big winners were crowned in the series over the last few days. Brazil’s Eder Campana took first in the $2,100 buy-in WPT Seven-Max Championship on Monday, topping a field of 489 players.

Campana scored a total payout of $169,957 in the progressive knockout (PKO) event.

In the $530 WPT500 on Tuesday, Brazilian player Pedro Cavalieri took the victory for a total payout of $153,503. He beat a field of 2,295 entries to take the largest share of a $1.1 million prize pool.

All nine finalists secured at least $13,212 and when heads-up, Cavalieri agreed a deal with Austria’s Thomas Hueber. Cavalieri claimed an extra $10,000 along with the title.

The final table was streamed live on partypoker’s Twitch channel, partypokerTV.

A look at some other winners so far

A few more players rose to the top over the last couple weeks. In the $225 Opener, Brazil’s Luiz Orrico came out on top for $93,752.

The event produced 4,777 entries with another Brazilian, Luiz Zattar Martins Jr., finishing runner-up for $68,727. Those numbers include prize payouts and bounties from the PKO event.

Brazilians have seen some major success in online tournament series in recent weeks. That now continues at partypoker with three of the top five spots in the Opener going to players from the land of samba and sun.

A Brazilian player also won the $22 Mini Opener. Ricardo Oliveira Barreto took home $17,424 for taking the title. In the $1,050 WPT Grand (Phase Final), American Elio Fox found the winner’s circle for $58,837. The event attracted 307 entries for a  prize pool of $308,994.

Team partypoker members found some winnings in this one as well. Isaac Haxton took sixth for $10,864 and Jaime Staples finished 11th for $4,912.

In the $215 WPT Super, Duarte Ranhada Da Cunha Afonso took the title for $15,000. In the $320 version, Ihar Tsaryk of Belarus won a combined $21,100 for his efforts.

The week ahead

Plenty of action remains in the week ahead with some major events still on tap. Two starting flights remain in the $5,300 Main Event, running Sept. 5 and 12.

The championship event comes with a $5 million guarantee and Day 2 is set for Sept. 13 and the final one day later.  The first starting flight ran last Sunday with Hungary’s Andras Nemeth finishing as chip leader. A total of 59 players moved on to Day 2.

Some high rollers and huge guarantees are also ahead in the final two weeks. Here’s a look at a few big remaining events:

  • $2,100 Six-Max Championship (PKO) – Sept. 4-6, $1 million guaranteed
  • $25,500 Super High Roller Championship – Sept. 5, $1 million guaranteed
  • $2,100 Mix-Max Championship (PKO) – Sept. 11-12, $1 million guaranteed
  • $2,100 Turbo Championship – Sept. 12-13, $200,000 guaranteed

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Still time to qualify for WPT Main Event

Players of all bankrolls still have the chance to get in the championship event. Centroll feeder satellites continue daily and another mega satellite is planned for Sunday.

Centrolls award at least 15 tickets to the $4.40 buy-in Phase 1. Players making their way through that stage go into the $22 buy-in Phase 2.

That’s followed by the $109 Phase 3, which leads into the weekly final. Players can also buy into the $530 mega satellite directly, awarding as many as 50 tickets.

Some Team partypoker pros have already secured seats via satellite. Jeff Gross won his place after entering the satellite tree at Phase 3. He’s currently running a promotion giving away a qualifying opportunity as well.

 

Jaime Staples also qualified for the WPT Mini Main Event via the satellite route. The $1,050 Mini and $109 Micro run concurrently with the Main Event, guaranteeing $1 million and $300,000 respectively.

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