2022 Mediterranean Poker Party

$10,400 MPP High Roller
Day: 1
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2022 Mediterranean Poker Party

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$10,400 MPP High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Alexey Losev Leads After Day 1 of the $10,400 MPP High Roller

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Alexey Losev
Alexey Losev

Although it was a very short Day 1 of the $10,400 MPP High Roller here in North Cyprus, there was plenty of high-flying action at the Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party in the Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino.

A total of 63 entries have been recorded through four total hours of play spread across six levels. Amongst the 53 players that bagged, your early chip leader is Alexey Losev, who will start with 428,000 chips on Sunday.

With a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 and plenty of time for late registration and rebuys on Day 2, plenty of new faces will surely take their shot at the six-figure top prize.

Top-10 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Alexey LosevRussia428,000214
2Mehdi ChaouiMorocco422,000211
3Kannapong ThanarattrakulThailand358,600179
4Pedro GaragnaniBrazil301,000151
5Daniel RezaeiAustria272,000136
6Nikita KuznetsovRussia265,100133
7Damir ZhugralinKazakhstan264,700132
8Symeon AlexandridisGreece244,100122
9Eric WorreUnited States232,500116
10Faraz JakaUnited States231,600116

Losev received the large majority of his chips doubling up against Jamil Wakil in a 405,000-chip pot when he made a set of deuces against Wakil’s top-two pair.

Mustafa Biz got off to a hot start and quickly took his starting stack of 125,000 to about 300,000 early. However, Biz would lose a chunk of his chips after Elton Tsang was able to force Biz to tank-fold all in on the river in Tsang’s very first hand. A short time later, Biz was caught bluffing in a 140,000-chip pot against Alex Peffly. However, he would recover and finish the day in 14th place with 217,500.

Mustafa Biz
Mustafa Biz

Danny Tang had a very similar day as Biz, starting off on fire after getting paid big on a set against Bruno Volkmann but later ran his big blind pocket kings into Daniel Rezaei’s button pocket aces. He finished in 13th place with 219,000 chips.

Though he sat down late in the day, Espen Jorstad will come into Sunday with a healthy 220,500 chips.

The cards will be back in the air at 12:00 p.m. local time. Players will start at Level 7 at 1,000/2,000 blinds with a 2,000 big blind ante and action will play down till a winner is crowned.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all the action on-site here in beautiful North Cyprus!

Tags: Alex PefflyAlexey LosevBruno VolkmannDamir ZhugralinDaniel RezaeiDanny TangElton TsangEric WorreEspen JorstadFaraz JakaJamil WakilKannapong ThanarattrakulMehdi ChaouiMustafa BizNikita KuznetsovPedro GaragnaniSymeon Alexandridis

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Player Chips Progress
Alexey Losev ru
Alexey Losev
428,000 23,000
Mehdi Chaoui ma
Mehdi Chaoui
422,000 225,000
Kannapong Thanarattrakul th
Kannapong Thanarattrakul
358,600 195,600
Pedro Garagnani br
Pedro Garagnani
301,000 16,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
272,000 -28,000
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
265,100 140,100
Damir Zhugralin kz
Damir Zhugralin
264,700 137,700
Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
244,100 119,100
Eric Worre us
Eric Worre
232,500 47,500
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
231,600 62,600
WSOP 1X Winner
David Nicholson us
David Nicholson
229,000 229,000
Espen Jorstad no
Espen Jorstad
220,500 75,500
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 2X Winner
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
219,000 39,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
217,500 54,500
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
207,200 82,200
Bruno Volkmann br
Bruno Volkmann
206,300 143,300
Dawid Smolka pl
Dawid Smolka
189,500 42,500
Eduard Barsegyan ru
Eduard Barsegyan
187,000 62,000
Alexander Zubov ru
Alexander Zubov
175,000 50,000
Aleksandr Kirichenko ru
Aleksandr Kirichenko
173,000 2,000
Alex Peffly gb
Alex Peffly
172,700 -80,300
Viktor Kudinov ru
Viktor Kudinov
157,000 32,000
Viktor Ustimov ru
Viktor Ustimov
150,000 150,000
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
146,900 -10,600
Vadim Volkhonskiy ru
Vadim Volkhonskiy
146,900 146,900

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Yurasov Bluffs Guilbert Off of Board Straight

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

There was 13,400 in the middle on a {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Johan Guilbert had raised Dmitry Yurasov's initial bet to 30,100. Yurasov then raised to 95,300 and Guilbert slapped his cards in his hand and made the fold.

Yurasov then turned over {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} and Guilbert playfully took the pocket queens and tossed them to the other side of the table.

Player Chips Progress
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
WSOP 2X Winner
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
104,000 -21,000

Tags: Dmitry YurasovJohan Guilbert

Worre Gets Tricky With Set

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Eric Worre
Eric Worre

The cutoff raised to 3,200 before Eric Worre called on the button. Wael Sarkis three bet to 13,200 from the big blind and only Worre called.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and action went check check.

The {8-Hearts} was the turn and action checked trough.

Sarkis checked for a third time on the {k-Diamonds} river. Worre bet 35,000 and Sarkis quickly called. Worre turned over {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a set of deuces to take down the pot as Sarkis mucked.

Sarkis said "Nice hand sir. You play good against me." as the chips when to Worre.

Player Chips Progress
Eric Worre us
Eric Worre
185,000 50,000
Wael Sarkis lb
Wael Sarkis
27,500 -72,500

Tags: Eric WorreWael Sarkis

Jorstad Starts Day with Nice Pot

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

Espen Jorstad opened for 3,500 from under the gun and Karim Rebei called from the small blind.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Jorstad continued for 4,300. Rebei called.

On the {q-Clubs} turn, Rebei lead out for 10,000 and, after 30 seconds, Jorstad raised to 36,000, prompting a quick fold from Rebei.

Rebei would lose a large chunk the next hand and was left with a little over 50,000.

Player Chips Progress
Espen Jorstad no
Espen Jorstad
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 2X Winner
Karim Rebei dz
Karim Rebei

Tags: Espen JorstadKarim Rebei

Losev Doubles Through Wakil

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Alexey Losev
Alexey Losev

There was 85,000 in the pot. Jamil Wakil was under the gun, Sarr Wilf in early position and Alexey Losev in the big blind.

The board read {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and action checked to Wakil who moved all in for 160,000 effective. Wilf folded while Losev went into the tank. Losev burnt through three time bank cards before sighing and making the call.

Alexey Losev: {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Jamil Wakil: {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Losev was delighted to find that he was in great shape and stood up. The river came the {7-Clubs} which gave Losev the double up. The Russian cheered in delight as he became one of the big stacks in the room.

Wakil said "Why you thinking so long?" to which Losev replied "I'm thinking you have good good hand" as he raked in the chips leaving Wakil with scraps.

Player Chips Progress
Alexey Losev ru
Alexey Losev
405,000 240,000
Jamil Wakil ca
Jamil Wakil
28,000 -183,500

Tags: Alexey LosevJamil Wakil

Final Level of the Night

Level 6 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

Due to the late start, tournament officials have amended tonight's structure and players will play just six levels instead of the scheduled nine levels.