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Merit Poker Top Guns Prize Pool Exceeds Guarantee By Almost $1,000,000

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  • The 12-day poker festival at the Merit Crystal Cove Casino & Resort was a huge success.

The Merit Poker Top Guns festival hosted by the luxurious five-star Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort in North Cyprus between May 31 and June 11, delivered an unforgettable poker experience for all who joined the action. The festival attracted over 400 poker enthusiasts from all around the world with its colorful setup and attractive prize pools.

This aviation-themed 12-day poker series with more than 28 events on the schedule offered over $1,000,000 in combined guarantees, including two $2,200 Main Events, $350,000 guaranteed each, and a superb 5-star holiday right on the seaside. With plenty of excitement in the air, everyone seemed extremely keen to get in on both the poker and swimming action. Everyone had a fantastic time on the hotel’s private beach, surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean.

The festival was a big success with the actual prize pool payouts reaching $1,985,000, exceeding the guarantee by almost a million dollars.

Some of the event payouts:

EventEntrantsPrize pool 
$800 Warm Up Event, $125K GTD257$172,601 
$2,200 Main Event #1, $350K GTD200$368,000 
$5,000 High Roller Event, $125K GTD77$332,948 
$2,200 Main Event #2, $350K GTD315$579,600 
$1,100 Mix-Max Event, $45K GTD106$97,520 
$1,100 Bounty 8Max $500 K.O, $35K GTD83$80,510 
$550 High Roller Super Sat. $20K GTD87$42.195 

The Merit Poker Top Guns event offered plenty of action for local and visiting players as cash games ran non-stop at a variety of stakes, starting from $2-$5 and up to $100-$200.

Our visitors enjoyed an amazing concert performed by world-famous pop star Arash who also enjoyed Merit Poker's hospitality. The superstar's spectacular performance on the stage of Merit Royal & Premium on June, 9 left the audience spellbound.

The previous festival, the Mediterranean Poker Cup on April, 26 – May, 7 with over $1,000,000 in combined guarantees set a new record in prize pool payouts, which exceeded $2,500,000! The series featured two $2,200 Main Events with each guaranteeing $350.000 that distributed over $1,100,000 in cash.

If you missed this series, don't worry because beginning September 17 and running through the 27th, Merit Poker is having its next poker series with over $2,000,000 in guarantees. The September series will feature a $5,000 Main Event guaranteeing at least $1,000,000. Last year the Gangsters & Chicago Poker Cup in September had some of the world’s top names in the game competing for a total prize pool of more than $2,000,000. Antonio Esfandiari topped the event with a chop at the Main Event, adding $263K to his tournament earnings.

The 5-star all-inclusive Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino resort that hosts Merit Poker events is located on a beautiful secluded bay and offers a luxurious holiday with its extensive facilities that include a magnificent private beach, spa, and wellness center, kids club, and restaurants for fine dining experience overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

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