At GGPoker, the WSOP Main Event begins.
Players at GGPoker have access to several online poker tournament opportunities since the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is currently in full session. Everyone wants to win one of the gold bracelets that are up for grabs, especially in the Main Event. With the first flight being completed, the series' high point has begun.
437 players competed in Event #33's first flight, and 61 of them advanced to Day 2. The event's second day won't start until September 26 because there are still a lot more Day 1s to go!
Big Chip Counts Moving On
There are some players with high chip counts among the 61 players that will compete on Day 2. Three players were successful in going over the million-dollar threshold, positioning themselves well for Day 2. Sheogorath, the top player, with a stack of more than 1.4 million chips.
David Yan came in second, earning more than 1.3 million. With 1.1 million, online poker player Lexandru came in second. This serves as a decent starting point and provides some buffer for the next day of play in September.
Top athletes were also in the running, with Ryan Riess, Marco Streda, and Renan Bruschi all scoring in the 600,000+ area. Riess will be the centre of attention when the competition starts in September since earlier this year, he came close to winning a WSOP bracelet. If Heh is successful in winning the Main Event once more, it will be his second Main Event victory. Heh previously won the event in 2013.
Continued Main Event Flights
With Day 1s going for several weeks, the GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event is anticipated to be massive. Day 1 competitions are available to players on September 4, 11, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 25. Players who survived Day 1 will return to the virtual felt at 6 p.m. on September 26.
Depending on the number of players that sign up, the tournament will meet this guarantee and maybe go over $20,000,000 in total prize money. Once Day 1 of the tournament is finished, it will be interesting to see how much prize money competitors are vying for and what the top finisher will take home in addition to the much sought-after gold bracelet.
In either case, winning this online WSOP event will put the winner up to receive a sum of money that will change their life! We'll see if a professional or possibly this time an amateur player wins the crown.