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Mediterranean Poker Cup Payouts Exceed $2.5 Million

Merit Poker Mediterranean Cup
  • The Mediterranean Poker Cup gave its top event winners over $1.1 million in cash.

The third festival of the 2017 Merit Poker Series at Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort, the Mediterranean Poker Cup, set a new record in prize pool payouts, exceeding $2,500,000.

This 12-day poker festival from April 26 to May 7 was built around a 28 event schedule with over $1,000,000 in combined guarantees. The two $2,200 Main Events each guaranteed $350,000 and gave winners over $1,100,000 in hard cash.

Some of the prize pool payouts:

$800 Warm Up Event, $125K GTD$202,152
$2.200 Main Event #1, $350K GTD$437,920
$5K High Roller Event, $125K GTD$436,724
$2.200 Main Event #2, $350K GTD$736,000
$550 Super Satellite to HR, $20K (4 Seats) GTD$59,655
$1.100 NL Bounty 8 Max $500 K.O, $35K GTD$128,040
$660 Bounty 6 Max Event, $30K GTD$75,078

The poker festival offered an exclusive entertainment program that included three live concerts, fashion shows, sports activities and daily beach and club parties with the best Russian DJs.

Merit is the largest and most luxurious hotel and casino chain in Cyprus, and Merit Poker, established in January 2008, has been organizing major regional series of poker tournaments since 2009.

Merit Poker is well known to many poker fans all around Europe and the Middle East and has become a favorite destination for poker players from more than 35 countries including Turkey, Russia, Lebanon, Iran, Israel, Romania, Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus.

About every five weeks, Merit Poker hosts a tournament series with a guaranteed prize pool of over $1,000,000, and in autumn, the guarantee doubles.

The next Merit Poker series is May 31 through June 11 and offers, yet again, over $1,000,000 in guarantees and features two $2,200 Main Events.

The five-star all-inclusive Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino resort that hosts Merit Poker events is located in Alsancak, just four miles west of Kyrenia, on a beautiful secluded bay, and offers a luxurious holiday. Its extensive facilities include a magnificent private beach, spa and wellness center, a range of activities for families, and restaurants for fine dining experiences overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

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