Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Day 1c of the $5,300 Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party Main Event has reached the end of the day after eight one-hour levels of play here at the pristine Merit Royal Diamond Hotel on the northern shores of North Cyprus.
The third and final opening flight attracted a total of 240 entries, 133 of which remained at the end of the night after the eight levels of play.
The chip leader at the end of the night appeared to be Andrey Litvinov of Russia who bagged up an impressive total of 510,000.
Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Benjamin Jones||United States||472,500||236|
Behind Litvinov was Shaul Meir who finished with just a little behind that with 494,000. Patrick Clarke rode a successful last level to bolster his stack to among the top counts with 465,500.
Day 1c attracted many familiar names within poker who made their way to the shores of the Mediterranean island as many decided to give a shot at the MPP Main Event and many of them advanced to Day 2 including Paulina Loeliger who bagged a healthy stack of 238,500 as well as Sofia Lovgren who bagged 217,000.
Camille Brown (88,500), Niall Farrell (73,500) and Steve O’Dwyer (41,500) also navigated their way to Day 2, albeit on the shorter side of the chip leaderboard.
The 133 players who advanced to Day 2 will return to action Thursday, September 1 at 12 noon where they will join up with the 71 survivors of Day 1a and the 123 survivors of Day 1b to make for a total amount of 327 on Day 2 where registration will still be open for other players to join them.
PokerNews will pick up coverage for Day 2 tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time for what is sure to be a big day of action.
Day 1c has come to an end and players are bagging up their chips for the night.
They will return tomorrow at noon local time, when the three starting flights will combine for Day 2.
The floor has just announced that there will be three more hands until the end of play for Day 1c.
Heads-up on a flop of , Salvatore Calenda got his last 120,000 in the middle against Jorge Hou.
Calenda needed to dodge Hou's straight draw as the on the turn improved him to a set. The appeared on the river and Calenda slammed his fist down on the table. "Yes," he yelled as he doubled up near the end of the night.
The flop came . From the hijack, Amarbayasgalan Sainjargal bet 8,000. Vitaliy Pankov raised to 22,000 from early position.
Sainjargal thought for a bit before tossing out a three-bet to 52,000. Pankov shook his head and folded as he was forced to surrender a few chips from his big stack.
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The flop read with three players in a hand. There was debate ongoing as the dealer had exposed the as the turn prematurely and therefore it had to be taken away. One of the three players folded to make the pot heads-up.
Ghanim Dashti argued this ruling and called the floor as he made it clear that it was a dealer error through several explanations to the floor.
But regardless the rule was to take away the and bring the new turn which was the . Both players checked. The was shuffled back into the remaining cards, and the river came the .
Dashti called a 17,000 bet from his opponent and tabled the for the winner as his opponent said he only had ace high and Dashti won the hand despite all the protestations.