Former MILLIONS Online Champion Chalot makes progress in the PPC Winter Main Event

The second of six planned PartyPoker Championship (PPC) Winter Edition Main event flights are in the bag, with Day 1B attracting 138 attendees. Only 21 of those starters punched their Day 2 tickets, and one familiar face was among them.

Benjamin Chalot had a reputation as a skilled, fearless poker player before making headlines in 2019. Chalot was one of 2,109 participants in the 2019 edition of our MILLIONS online tournament. Play under the pseudonym “French sniper”, The Hungarian-based Frenchman struck a deal with “lucio” a heads-up deal that netted Chalot $2,259,113.

Chalot now has a legitimate chance to become the PPC Winter Edition Main Event Champion after advancing from Day 1B on New Year’s Day. Chalot bagged a stack of 5,132,455 chips, enough for third place on Day 1B and eighth overall with four flights remaining. It would take a brave person to bet against Chalot, who builds on his impressive start and grabs a bigger chunk of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Only two players accumulated more chips than Chalot on Day 1B. denmark Oscar Massesson turned his starting stack of 500,000 into a whopping pile of chips worth 10,834,120. Massesson is now only behind Ukraine Ihor Hula go to day 2; Hula ended Day 1A with a tournament-leading stack of 11,248,789.

Others that survived Day 1B relatively unscathed were included Carlos Chadha-Villamarin (5,682,736), Dalton Hobold (4,167,842), Swedish legend Nicholas Astedt (4,033,315), Astedt’s fellow Swede Jerry Odeen (3,610,984), Jan Arends (2,153,669), our very own Matthew Staples (2,085,016), Finnish sensation Tom Brook (1,840,990) and Artur Martirosyan (1,504,600).

Day 1C starts on January 8th at 19:05 GMT and will be negotiated at 19:05 GMT. Don’t forget, you can win this flight from as little as $0.01, with the 20x $530 guaranteed satellite taking place on 17:00 GMT on January 8th.

PPC Winter #01 Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

Location player player crisps
1 Oscar Massesson Denmark 10.834.120
2 Carlos Chadha Villa Canada 5,682,736
3 Benjamin Chalot Hungary 5,132,455
4 Marin Georgiev Great Britain 4,476,807
5 Dalton Hobold Brazil 4,167,842
6 Jacob Maryska Czech Republic 4,113,091
7 Nicholas Astedt Sweden 4,033,315
8th Tomas Devenney Ireland 3,729,845
9 Jerry Odeen Sweden 3,610,984
10 Aleksandr Schilin Argentina 3,097,783

Garbutt grabs Mini Main Event Day 1B lead

those of the United Kingdom Richard Garbutt had a great time on Day 1B $55 buy-in $100,000 PPC Winter Edition Mini Main Event. Garbutt ended the night with the most chips of any 51 survivors from a field of 343 entrants and now has every shot at winning this tournament.

Garbutt ended Day 1B with 10,659,269 chips in his arsenal. Day 1A leaders only, Markus Truschkowski (13,323,996) has more betting tokens available.

of Finland Teemu Laitinen almost broke the 10 million chip barrier but ended up with a still very respectable stack of 9,504,730.

Some of the other grinders to watch out for on Day 2 after getting their Day 2 tickets on January 1st are among others Travis Darroch (4,621,926), Fabio Sperling (4,062,582), Martin Mulsow (2,499,100) and Michael Sklenicka (2,288,729).

PPC Winter #01 Mini Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

Location player player crisps
1 Richard Garbutt Great Britain 10,659,269
2 Teemu Laitinen Finland 9,504,730
3 Brynley Davison Great Britain 8,418,776
4 Thomas Patka Austria 8,133,728
5 Christos Symeonidis Greece 7,034,729
6 Leonardo Ferreira Cardoso Brazil 6,360,071
7 Jonathan Klingenberg Germany 4,717,432
8th Travis Darroch Canada 4,621,926
9 Jan Kalensky Czech Republic 4,605,189
10 Paul Holz Great Britain 4,357,410

Skovsen takes the big title after a heads-up chop

While the Dane Oskar Massesson has been busy becoming the chip leader of the PPC Winter Edition Main Event Day 1B, his Dane is Jonathan Skovsen set off The great Title. 95 players bought in for $1,050 and it was Skovsen who was the last player standing.

Skovsen found himself heads-up Alexander Tkachev from Austria to people like Ihor Hula, Christopher day, Roman HrabecAnd Alexandros Theologis was eliminated at the final table. With the difference in prize money between first and second place being huge, the heads-up duo struck a deal that sealed the event.

Tkachev officially finished second and cashed $18,198, making Skovsen the PPC Champion, an accolade that came with a $19,968 bankroll-boosting prize, which happens to be the series’ biggest prize to date.

PPC Winter #05 The results of the Grand Final Table

Location player player Price
1 Jonathan Skovsen Denmark $19,968*
2 Alexander Tkachev Austria $18,198*
3 Alexandros Theologis Austria $10,626
4 Roman Hrabec Austria $7,749
5 Christopher day Great Britain $5,958
6 Ihor Hula Ukraine $4,928
7 patrick kyr Canada $4,291
8th Gytis Lazauninkas Ireland $3,768
9 Luke Jones Great Britain $3,281

*reflects a heads-up deal

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