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#CHRISTIANJEPPSSON WINS SEASON XVIII @WPT® #ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIP ON @PARTYPOKER FOR $923,000 VERSUS LARGEST FIELD IN #WPT HISTORY

Los Angeles, CA (May 21, 2020) The World Poker Tour® has crowned its latest champion in the first-ever WPT® Online Championship on partypoker, won by Christian Jeppsson. The Swedish-born Jeppsson wins $923,786 and a $15,000 seat to the Season XVIII WPT Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal.

Jeppsson defeated the largest field in WPT Main Tour history, a record-breaking 2,130 entries. The $3,200 buy-in, $5 million guaranteed WPT Online Main Event is the first World Poker Tour Main Tour event to take place exclusively online. The final prize pool for the event totaled $6,390,000, and 312 players finished in the money.

Notable players who placed in the money included four-time WPT Champion Darren Elias, Season XVIII WPT Gardens Poker Championship TV final tablist Chance Kornuth, Season VIII WPT Player of the Year Faraz Jaka, and Season XVII Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions winner Ole Schemion.

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