Christopher Fitzgerald Bags Day 1b Chip Lead in the WPTWOC $25,500 Super High Roller Championship

Christopher Fitzgerald

The second and final opening flight of the $25,500 Super High Roller Championship in the partypoker WPT World Online Championships is in the books.

The Day 1b field attracted 111 players with 17 survivors. This brings the total field up to 199 players with 28 total survivors when factoring in the 88 players and 11 survivors on Day 1b. This generated $25,000 in extra value with the mouth-watering $5 million guarantee just missed.

Christopher Fitzgerald emerged as the Day 1b chip leader after turning his 100,000 starting stack into a monster stack of 1,312,702 in chips after 18 blind levels of 25 minutes each.

Also bagging seven-figure stacks on Sunday were Daniel Rezaei (1,176,375) and partypoker Ambassador Jason Koon (1,007,130).

Meanwhile, partypoker Ambassador Ludovic Geilich will also bring a big stack forward to Day 2 after successfully ending Day 1b with a stack of 797,634.

Day 1b Final Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Christopher Fitzgerald United States 1,312,702 94
2 Daniel Rezaei Austria 1,176,375 84
3 Jason Koon United States 1,007,130 72
4 Bujtas Laszlo Hungary 910,909 65
5 Marius Gierse Austria 893,094 64
6 Ludovic Geilich United Kingdom 797,634 57
7 Fabiano Kovalski Brazil 796,905 57
8 Mark Demirjian Lebanon 599,222 43
9 Zachary Clark United States 571,309 41
10 Julian Stuer Austria 548,660 39
11 Alexandros Kolonias Greece 484,531 35
12 Andras Nemeth Hungary 450,812 32
13 Brock Wilson United States 415,881 30
14 Almedin Imsirovic United States 368,485 26
15 Simon Trumper United Kingdom 315,542 23
16 Mikhail Vilkov Russia 301,124 22
17 Wiktor Malinowski Poland 149,685 11

Pascal Hartmann Leads the Pack

Pascal Hartmann will enter Day 2 as the chip leader after running up his stack to a colossal stack of 1,964,082 in chips.

Hartmann is a well-known poker pro and has navigated himself to several deep runs during the WPTWOC series. He’s not managed to take down a Championship Event yet, bit this incredible start has done his chances of glory no harm at all.

Also bagging big on Day 1a was Mikita Badziakouski (1,250,461) and Ole Schemion with Kahle Burns (969,133) falling just short.

Day 2 Begins on Sept. 21 at 8:05 p.m. CEST

The 28 remaining players will return at 8:05 p.m. CEST on Sept. 21 in hopes of putting themselves in a good position for the massive $1,094,460 top prize. The final 28 players are already each guaranteed at least a min-cash of $56,750.

The action will begin with blinds at 7,000/14,000 along with an ante of 1,800 and will increase every 40 minutes. The day will end when seven players are left remaining, who will all be guaranteed at least a $155,061 seventh-place payout.

Super High Roller Championship Payouts

Place Prize
1 $1,094,460
2 $779,139
3 $549,794
4 $380,652
5 $259,979
6 $197,667
7 $155,061
8-9 $126,500
10-11 $102,500
12-14 $84,000
15-21 $68,000
22-28 $56,750

Stay tuned at PokerNews to see who advances to the final table and beyond in the $25,500 Super High Roller Championship.


WPT World Online Championships Winners

Date Event Field Prize pool Winner Payout
7/21/20 Event #1: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship 145 $500,000 Paul Tedeschi $92,105
7/28/20 Event #2: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Championship 342 $1,026,000 Alex Manzano $176,132
8/4/20 Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship 1,062 $3,186,000 Gavin Cochrane $540,664
8/11/20 Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship 999 $3,000,000 Nick Petrangelo $494,550
8/18/20 Event #5: $3,200 Knockout Championship 1,035 $3,105,000 Daniel Smyth $413,391
8/25/20 Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship 989 $3,000,000 Andrey Kotelnikov $488,508
9/1/20 Event #7: Micro Main Event Championship 8,465 $1,000,000 Luiz Antonio Silva $488,508
9/9/20 Event #7: Mini Main Event Championship 4,600 $5,000,000 Renan Carlos Bruschi $504,582
9/16/20 Event #8: $10,300 Main Event 1,011 $10,110,000 Phil Mighall $1,550,298
9/17/20 Event #9: $3,200 Heads-Up Championship 166 $500,000 Steve O’Dwyer $135,000
9/20/20 Event #11: $3,200 Turbo Championship 433 $1,299,000 Dimitar Danchev $188,316

Get In On The WPTWOC Action

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