Sep 6, 2014
Day 1A at the partypoker World Poker Tour Merit Classic North Cyprus, at the Merit Crystal Cove Casino, has come to a close with 82 players advancing to Day 2 from a field of 172 (150 unique entries & 22 re-entries). The chip leader at the end of the play is the Champions Club member Andrey Pateychuk with 161,800. The Russian joined that illustrious club with victory in WPT Prague back in Season X.
Other top stacks included Sam Trickett’s vanquisher Ivan Sheptyskiy (144,100), Seref Anar (147,200) & Alexander Lakhov (136,100). Champions Club members James Dempsey (115,000), Dmitry Gromov (113,700) and Dominik Nitsche (29,600) also made it through to Day 2.
Notables who failed to make it through included Toby Lewis (who fired two bullets), Andrey Shatilov, Nicolas Chouity, Paul Tedeschi, Sam Trickett and last year’s winner Alexey Rybin.
The survivors will return to action on Sunday, and those that fell by the sword have the opportunity to re-enter tomorrow, for Day 1B, where they can fire another two bullets should they have the misfortunate to do so.
We will be back tomorrow at 13:00 (local time) to bring you all of the action from what promises to be a great Day 1B.