Wpt World Online Championships Start on Partypoker

Last year, the World Poker Tour took its action online for the first time. The iconic WPT brand began to offer online poker tournaments with its longtime partner in other ventures – partypoker. The main series for the two came in August-September as the WPT World Online Championships, also known as the WOC. Some tournaments in that series did have overlays, but the Main Event did surpass its $10M guarantee. And in the end, Phil Mighall of the UK won that Main Event for more than $1.5M.

The World Poker Tour and partypoker are back at it again this year. Action got underway on Saturday, 12 August. But all of the opening events offer multiple starting days and flights. The series runs through mid-September with many events and significant guarantees.

WPT WOC Overview

The series runs 12 August through 14 September, 2021. This second iteration of the series offers a range offers 16 official WOC events, though many of them list alternate buy-in levels – some with mini versions and some also adding micro versions. Buy-ins range from $5.50 to $25,500. And prize pool guarantees soar as high as $5M, which is the promise for the $5,300 buy-in Main Event.

Most of the tournaments offer at least three or four starting flights, complete with reentry options. Other events offer as many as 58 flights, such as Event 1 that is running through 23 August.

Of course, satellites start as low as $0.01. There are daily qualifiers at the $4.40, $22, and $109 levels.

2021 WOC Schedule

As mentioned, some of the tournaments offer more than one version with varying guarantees and flights. The Main Event also has smaller versions, but only the actual Main Event is highlighted below.

This is the official schedule:

  • Event 1 / 12-23 Aug: $215 buy-in NLHE PKO 7-Max Opener with 41 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 1 / 12-23 Aug: $22 mini version with 58 flights ($200K GTD)
  • Event 2 / 21-23 Aug: $2,100 buy-in Omaha 6-max Championship with 4 flights ($300K GTD)
  • Event 2 / 21-23 Aug: $215 mini version with 4 flights ($75K GTD)
  • Event 2 / 21-23 Aug: $22 micro version with 4 flights ($20K GTD)
  • Event 3 / 22-30 Aug: $530 buy-in NLHE WPT500 with 16 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 4 / 22-30 Aug: $55 buy-in NLHE Super50 8-max with 38 flights ($250K GTD)
  • Event 5 / 22-30 Aug: $5.50 buy-in NLHE Super5 8-Max with 38 flights ($50K GTD)
  • Event 6 / 28-30 Aug: $2,100 buy-in NLHE PKO 7-Max Championship with 4 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 6 / 28-30 Aug: $215 mini version with 4 flights ($300K GTD)
  • Event 6 / 28-30 Aug: $22 micro version with 4 flights ($100K GTD)
  • Event 7 / 29 Aug-14 Sep: $5,300 buy-in NLHE 8-Max Main Event with 4 flights ($5M GTD)
  • Event 7 / 29 Aug-14 Sep: $1,050 mini version with 4 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 7 / 29 Aug-14 Sep: $109 micro version with 3 flights ($300K GTD)
  • Event 8 / 29 Aug: $10,300 buy-in NLHE High Roller 7-Max Championship ($1M GTD)
  • Event 9 / 30 Aug-6 Sep: $530 buy-in NLHE WPT500 Knockout with 12 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 10 / 30 Aug-6 Sep: $55 buy-in NLHE Super50 Knockout 8-Max with 36 flights ($250K GTD)
  • Event 11 / 30 Aug-6 Sep: $5.50 buy-in NLHE Super5 Knockout 8-Max with 36 flights ($50K GTD)
  • Event 12 / 4-6 Sep: $2,100 buy-in NLHE PKO 6-Max Championship with 4 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 12 / 4-6 Sep: $215 mini version with 4 flights ($250K GTD)
  • Event 12 / 4-6 Sep: $22 micro version with 4 flights ($100K GTD)
  • Event 13 / 5 Sep: $25,500 buy-in NLHE 7-Max Super High Roller Championship ($1M GTD)
  • Event 14 / 5-13 Sep: $109 buy-in NLHE PKO 6-Max Closer with 27 flights ($500K GTD)
  • Event 14 / 5-13 Sep: $11 mini version with 37 flights ($100K GTD)
  • Event 15 / 11-13 Sep: $2,100 buy-in NLHE PKO Mix-Max Championship with 4 flights ($1M GTD)
  • Event 15 / 11-13 Sep: $215 mini version with 4 flights ($250K GTD)
  • Event 15 / 11-13 Sep: $22 micro version with 4 flights ($100K GTD)
  • Event 16 / 12 Sep: $2,100 buy-in NLHE PKO 7-Max Turbo Championship ($300K GTD)
  • Event 16 / 12 Sep: $215 mini version ($50K GTD)
  • Event 16 / 12 Sep: $22 micro version ($50K GTD)

Action Underway

One of the first events in this series – though the only one without an event number – was the WPT Pro Hunt. Each of the partypoker pros played with bounties on their heads, each of which was a tournament ticket of $109. And one-fifth of the buy-ins was gathered to donate to a charitable organization called Poker Gives.

That tournament only cost $33 to play but had a $30K guarantee on the prize pool. But the final count of entries was 1,374, which created a prize pool of $41,220.

Sergiy Yashchur of Ukraine won the tournament. For that feat, he won $2,596.45 plus $2,736.25 in bounties. And he also walked away with a $5,300 seat to the upcoming WPT WOC Main Event.

 

 

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