September starts off with a bang this year thanks to the World Poker Tour's (WPT) stop in Cyprus. This beautiful vacation destination plays host to the WPT's inaugural Cyprus tournament series beginning on September 12th, and continuing through the 16th at the luxurious Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino. Situated between Five Finger Mountain and the stunning Mediterranean Sea, this Five Star resort is the perfect place for those looking to get away from the weekly grind.
The WPT Merit Cyprus Classic is perfect for a poker vacation, and will offer several smaller buy-in tournaments, several super satellites to the $10,000 Main Event, and of course the televised $10,000 championship event.
In addition to offering plenty of poker action, poker players and their travel companions can take advantage of the best that nature has to offer while on the third-largest island in the Mediterranean. Attracting over 2.4 million visitors a year, Cyprus offers poker players a chance to escape the traditional WPT tour stops such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
While staying at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino, take advantage of the numerous amenities that are offered including 24-hour room service, access to a private golden sand beach and access to the hotel's health club and wellness center which offers spa treatments to suit any aching body. In addition to the excellent amenities that make you feel like a king, players can enjoy a bevy of eateries located on the property, including the Crystal Restaurant and the Hasir Ocakbasi A'la Carte Kebab Restaurant.
Many of the game's elite have already committed to participating in the WPT Cyprus Classic including 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeffrey Lisandro, Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Allen Cunningham, "Action" Dan Harrington, Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, Roy "The Oracle" Winston and Matt Glantz.
*We would also like to apologize for incorrectly stating in previous articles that the tournament would be held in Greece. In fact, the tournament is located in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.