Welcome to Day 1A of the partypoker WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus

Sep 5, 2014

partypoker WPT Merit Classic North Cyprus Welcome to the partypoker World Poker Tour (WPT) Merit Classic North Cyprus, a beautiful venue to open the European stage of the Tour’s thirteeenth Season.

We are back at the fabulous Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino. A place that has the DNA of poker running through every piece of dust in this building. It never sleeps. There is always a game. And the WPT feels right at home here.

We made our first appearance back in Season VIII, when Thomas Bichon overcame 181 entrants, in a $10,300 buy-in, after defeating Uri Keidar in heads up action to take the $579,165 first prize. Huck Seed (7th), Jonathan Little (8th), Nenad Medic (9th), Layne Flack (10th), Kelly Kim (11th) and Tommy Vedes (18th) just a few of the stars who cashed in that one.

After a few years’ absence we returned in Season XI, and what a return it was.

‘Mad’ Marvin Rettenmaier made history as the first-ever player to win back-to-back WPT Main Event final tables. The German hot shot followed up on his Season X WPT World Championship triumph with victory in the opening event of Season XI.

Rettenmaier ran over the final table before eliminating the Russian Artur Voskanyan in heads-up action; and the Russian is back for Season XIII, only this time as part of the Tournament Directors team.

Then last year a Russian did make it over the finishing line after Alexey Rybin went wire-to-wire to take the $258,000 first prize, after beating the highly talented Albert Daher in heads-up action.

We are planning to kick off at 13:00 (local time) and all of the tournament rules and prize pool information can be found right here.

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