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Merit Poker Western 3 Sets New Record

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  • The total prize pool payouts exceeded $1,950,000 at the 2017 Merit Poker Series Western 3.

The 2017 Merit Poker Series Western 3 set a new record in its $2,200 Main Event at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino Resort in North Cyprus Feb. 28 through March 9.

With 492 entries in the Main Event and a $905,280 payout, Merit Poker set a new record both with that payout and the $350,000 guaranteed in the $2,200 Main Event. The Western 3 Festival guaranteed $1,000,000, but at the end of the series, the total prize pool payouts exceeded $1,950,000.

Here are some other stunning facts from the payouts:

$800 Warm Up Event, $125K GTD256$177,974
$1,100 Mix-Max Event, $50K GTD143$131,560
$5K High Roller Event, $125K GTD95$410,780
$2.200 Main Event, $350K GTD492$905,280
$550 Super Satellite to HR, $20K (4 Seats) GTD132$64,020
$550 Turbo Bounty-$200 K.O, $15K GTD54$26,190
$330 Irish Hold’em Event, $10K GTD60$16,560

Cash games ran 24/7 with action on a variety of stakes, starting from $2-$5 and up to $100-$200.

The tournament, decorated with a distinctly “Western” theme, included swinging bar doors in an 18th century cowboy town, complete with specially designed vinyl prints, 3-D dummies, barrels, hay bales, wagon wheels, lassos and country music to revive the Wild West feel.

The Merit Poker team and staff also donned Western-style costumes – boots, cowboy hats, checkered shirts, jeans and tasseled leather vests with accessories – to really bring the impression home.

Established in 2008, Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino Resort has organized major regional series of poker tournaments since 2009 and has become a well-known fan favorite for poker players in more than 35 countries, including Turkey, Russia, Lebanon, Iran, Israel, Romania, Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus.

Every five weeks, Merit Poker hosts a tournament series with a guaranteed prize pool over $1,000,000. The guarantee doubles in autumn.

Merit Poker Room has many amenities that other poker rooms don’t, namely some of the best professional staff and dealers in the world; 24/7 free food, fruit, desserts and beverages for guests; lots of recreational players and a warm atmosphere; a beach located three minutes away; and the cleanest sunshine and sea five-star hotel with activities to keep its guests busy.

All players and guests are granted the possibility of spending a five-star holiday at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino Resort. Those who come to play the Merit Poker events enjoy the tranquility, nature and crystal-clear sea of North Cyprus, alongside the quality of the service provided by Merit.

Because, as Merit stands by, “You do not just play poker here; you live through the experience…”

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