WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 NJCOOP 2021 MISCOOP partypoker Sunday LIVE

2019 Merit Poker Classic

Sponsored by: partypoker
Main Event
Days:
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Baburin at the Top After Day 2; Christoforou, Levi, Plesuv, and Meir All Bag More Than a Million

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Sergey Baburin
Sergey Baburin

After a tumultuous six levels of 75 minutes, Day 2 of the Merit Poker Classic $5,300 Main Event has come to an end with 149 players bagging their chips for Day 3, Friday, May 10. Claiming the Day 2 chip lead is Sergey Baburin with 1,573,000 in chips.

But he’s not the only player to have put more than a million chips in their bag, an anonymous player called “John Two” takes second place in the chip counts with 1,299,000, followed by Andreas Christoforou (1,175,000), Shahar Levi (1,134,000), Pavel Plesuv (1,065,000), and the Day 1d chip leader Shaul Meir with 1,006,000.

The day started with 249 players out of 508 entries taking their seats. Over the first four levels, another 141 extra entries were accumulated to take the total number of entries up to 649, creating a prize pool of $2,990,627. This means 71 players will be in the money for at least $9,720 with the winner walking away with the first-place prize of $565,157 and bragging rights.

Other notable players making it through to Day 3 with an above average stack include Vlad Darie, Florian Duta, Dragos Trofimov, Pavel Kovalenko, Ben Farrell, Boris Kolev, Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, Fahredin Mustafov, Manig Loeser, and the Day 1b and 1e chip leaders Alexandru Papazian and Kacper Pyzara.

The partypoker representatives probably have mixed feelings about today. Ludovic Geilich busted earlier in the day when he shoved his pair of sixes on the eight-nine-trey flop and was called by Christoforou who held ace-queen. The queen on the turn meant Geilich had to reenter but he managed to end the day with 399,000. Kristen Bicknell went up and down the chip counts throughout the day but finished with 317,000.

Joni Jouhkimainen bagged 192,000 which is still worth 24 big blinds by the start of the day. Anatoly Filatov tossed 90,000 in his bag at the end of the day and has got some work to do on Day 3. Dzmitry Urbanovich and Josip Simunic were less lucky and failed to win their final all-ins.

Other familiar faces who failed to find a bag at the end of the day include Eyal Eshkar, Matthias De Meulder, Daria Feshchenko, Ali Reza Fatehi, Duff Charette, Aleksandr Gofman, Igor Yaroshevskyy, Rainer Kempe, Mario Mosböck[/b], and Bart Lybaert.

Day 3 will start at noon local time, Friday, May 10 with Level 15 which features a small blind of 4,000, big blind of 8,000, and a big blind ante of 8,000. Six levels of 75 minutes each are scheduled again with a 10-minute break after every two levels. The full chip counts and a seat draw for Day 3 will be posted by the PokerNews live reporting team once they have been received from the organization. Make sure to check back for all the updates from the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino.

2019 Merit Poker Classic $5,300 Main Event Schedule

DayDateStarting TimeLate RegEntriesSurvivorsFurther Information
1aMonday May 6th12:00Thursday May 9, ~19:009343Play 8 Levels of 60 minutes
1bTuesday May 7th12:00Thursday May 9, ~19:0016180Play 8 Levels of 60 minutes
1cWednesday May 8th12:00Thursday May 9, ~19:0020296Play 8 Levels of 60 minutes
1dWednesday May 8th21:30Thursday May 9, ~19:003519Play 8 Levels of 30 minutes
1eThursday May 9th10:00Thursday May 9, ~19:001711Play 8 Levels of 20 minutes
2Thursday May 9th13:30Thursday May 9, ~19:00508249Play 6 Levels of 75 minutes
3Friday May 10th12:00Closed649149Play 6 Levels of 75 minutes
4Saturday May 11th12:00Closed--TBD
5Sunday May 12th12:00Closed--Play down to a winner

Tags: Aleksandr GofmanAlexandru PapazianAli Reza FatehiAnatoly FilatovAndreas ChristoforouBart LybaertBen FarrellBoris KolevDaria FeshchenkoDemosthenes KiriopoulosDragos TrofimovDuff CharetteDzmitry UrbanovichEyal EshkarFahredin MustafovFlorian DutaIgor YaroshevskyyJoni JouhkimainenJosip SimunicKacper PyzaraKristen BicknellLudovic GeilichManig LoeserMario MosböckMatthias De MeulderPavel KovalenkoPavel PlesuvRainer KempeSergey BaburinShahar LeviShaul MeirVlad Darie

Day 3 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Vytautas MilbutasLithuania287,00036
12Fahredin MustafovBulgaria580,00073
13Mustafa BizTurkey845,000106
14Kristen BicknellUnited Kingdom317,00040
15Han Yong KuoGermany164,00021
16Uri ReichensteinIsrael506,50063
17Elvin SarkarovAzerbaijan756,00095
18Joni JouhkimainenFinland192,00024
19Maroun JazzarLebanon305,50038
      
21Shahar LeviIsrael1,134,500142
22Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands164,00021
23Vlada StojanovicSerbia668,00084
24Andrei RazovRussia417,50052
25Pavel KovalenkoRussia761,00095
26Vlad DarieRomania940,000118
27Miguel IglesiasSpain92,00012
28Nejat ErmanTurkey265,00033
29Nikita BochkinRussia500,00063
      
31Ran AzorIsrael706,50088
32Alexander LakhovRussia129,50016
33Aleksandras VoisnisLithuania727,50091
34Pavel PlesuvMoldova1,066,500133
35Denys ChufarinUkraine758,50095
36Slaven PopovBulgaria161,00020
37Assad RaminAfghanistan265,00033
38Sergey FedyaevRussia292,00037
39Arnas DzedulionisLithuania547,00068
      
41Andreas ChristoforouCyprus1,175,000147
42Dori YacoubLebanon344,00043
43Georgios SotiropoulosCyprus404,00051
44Mikhail GalitskiyRussia321,00040
45Vladimir KomissarovRussia145,00018
46Aristeidis MoschonasGreece99,00012
47Alain ZeidanLebanon560,00070
48Oliver RuesingGermany473,50059
49Andrey PateychukRussia308,50039
      
51Elie FarahLebanon759,50095
52Orhan AtesTurkey253,50032
53Ashkan FattahiIran586,50073
54Golam LakkhosraviIran900,000113
55Dimitrios FarmakoulisGreece577,00072
56Edgard RaffoulLebanon266,00033
57Przemyslaw PiotrowskiPoland205,00026
58Joey WeissmanUnited States237,50030
59Ben FarrellUnited Kingdom716,00090
      
61James RomeroUnited States580,00073
62John SixRomania778,50097
63Nikolay FalRussia240,00030
64Shaul MeirIsrael1,006,000126
65Boris KolevBulgaria688,00086
66Timur KhamidullinRussia560,00070
67Aleksandr KopasovRussia283,00035
68Hasan DoganTurkey245,50031
69Maxim LykovRussia160,00020
      
71Arnaud EnselmeFrance385,50048
72Daniil KiselevRussia749,50094
73Kenny HallaertBelgium116,50015
74Andrey KaygorodtsevRussia234,00029
75Charbel SalloumLebanon792,00099
76Hadi KhordbinIran456,50057
77[Removed:61]United States896,500112
78Kacper PyzaraPoland549,50069
79Denis TimofeevRussia440,00055
      
81Mehmet KolguTurkey854,500107
82Omer CubukcuTurkey232,50029
83Aneris AdomkeviciusLithuania151,00019
84Nikita KalininRussia369,50046
85Joseph SabeLebanon345,00043
86Daniel BraudeIsrael273,00034
87Florian DutaRomania866,000108
88Ray SumonIran287,00036
89Georges HannaLebanon264,00033
      
91Maksim BukreevRussia212,50027
92Hady El AsmarLebanon485,00061
93Ran IlaniIsrael203,00025
94Joseph SuccarLebanon190,00024
95Basil YaicheFrance619,00077
96Garik TamasyanRussia480,50060
97Aleksandr MerzhvinskiyRussia426,00053
98John ThreeIsrael889,000111
99Ulan DzholdoshbekovRussia594,00074
      
101Freek ScholtenDenmark627,00078
102Muhtar TaysiTurkey153,00019
103Christian RudolphGermany236,00030
104Jacek LadnyPoland327,00041
105Selahaddin BedirTurkey506,00063
106Demosthenes KiriopoulosGreece601,00075
107Vicent BoscaSpain209,00026
108Algirdas SaveikisLithuania154,00019
109Stephen WoodheadIreland293,00037
      
111Anatoly SuvorovRussia700,00088
112Tobias DuthweilerGermany412,50052
113Sergey BaburinRussia1,573,000197
114Steven van ZadelhoffNetherlands92,50012
115Maria LampropulosUnited Kingdom184,00023
116Vanush MnatsakyanRussia549,00069
117Milad OghabianIran248,50031
118Tarek YassineLebanon276,50035
119Dmitry GromovRussia523,50065
      
121Saar WilfIsrael369,00046
122Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria172,00022
123Jahanpour AmirsoleimaniIran289,00036
124Giorgii SkhulukhiyaRussia167,00021
125Ramzi KaramLebanon97,50012
126Bassel AlanazLebanon577,00072
127Paul NeweyUnited Kingdom498,00062
128Dimitar DanchevBulgaria161,00020
129Igor OvcharenkoRussia336,00042
      
131Moshe RefaelowitzIsrael285,00036
132Basem AbudavasKuwait306,00038
133Santtu LeinonenFinland307,00038
134John TwoNetherlands1,299,000162
135Anton MorgensternGermany360,00045
136Naji TanuriLebanon344,00043
137Jeff HakimLebanon516,50065
138Lachezar PetkovSlovenia212,00027
139Aleksandar TrajkovskiMacedonia94,00012
      
141Albert DaherLebanon432,50054
142Etiennne FortinFrance176,00022
143Dragos TrofimovMoldova814,000102
144Ryan RiessUnited States369,00046
145Ori MilerIsrael108,00014
146Igor DevkinRussia144,50018
147Andrei BogheanRomania527,00066
148Markus PrinzGermany350,00044
      
151Nariman YaghmaiIran706,50088
152Qushqar MoradAfghanistan285,00036
153Imad SaabLebanon393,00049
154Ugur SecilmisTurkey221,00028
155Levan KaramanishviliGeorgia327,00041
156Bartlomiej MachonUnited Kingdom139,00017
157Haghgou SeyedahmadIran64,5008
158Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia490,50061
      
161Manig LoeserGermany574,00072
162Fady KamarLebanon419,50052
163Amir ToumaLebanon310,00039
164Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus450,00056
165John FiveLebanon137,00017
166Karwan HasanIraq992,000124
167Anatoly FilatovRussia93,00012
168Nethanel KleinIsrael161,50020
      
171Ahmed AbdellaUnited Arab Emirates346,00043
172Ludovic GeilichGermany399,00050
173Aleksei IstominRussia67,0008
174Christian BauerGermany774,00097
175Alexandru PapazianRomania561,00070
176John FourLithuania532,00067
177Joep RaemaekersNetherlands Antillies165,00021
178Pavel YakobsonRussia413,50052

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The full chip counts and a recap of today are to follow with the seat draw for Day 3 once it has been received by the organization.

Sergey Baburin ru 1,573,000 -69,000
John Two NL 1,299,000 1,012,200
Andreas Christoforou cy 1,175,000 -25,000
Shahar Levi il 1,134,500 435,000
Pavel Plesuv md 1,066,500 66,500
Shaul Meir il 1,006,000 116,000
Karwan Hasan CY 992,000 500,600
Vlad Darie ro 940,000 290,000
Golam Lakkhosravi IR 900,000 852,300
[Removed:61] US 896,500 278,800
John Three IL 889,000 625,100
Florian Duta ro 866,000 26,000
Mehmet Kolgu tr 854,500 466,100
Mustafa Biz tr 845,000 689,000
Dragos Trofimov md 814,000 29,000
Charbel Salloum lb 792,000 360,400
John Six RO 778,500 437,200
Christian Bauer de 774,000 -131,000
Pavel Kovalenko ru 761,000 -19,000
Elie Farah lb 759,500 623,300
Denys Chufarin ua 758,500 491,100
Elvin Sarkarov az 756,000 496,300
Daniil Kiselev ru 749,500 644,100
Aleksandras Voisnis lt 727,500 526,700
Ben Farrell gb 716,000 216,000

Read full

Two More Hands

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and two more hands need to be played before the day ends for today.

Even More Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Andreas Christoforou cy 1,200,000 100,000
Pavel Plesuv md 1,000,000 363,000
Florian Duta ro 840,000 660,000
Nariman Yaghmai ir 730,000 41,000
Andrei Boghean ro 672,000 372,000
Vlada Stojanovic rs 672,000 227,000
Oliver Ruesing de 580,000 80,000
Uri Reichenstein il 510,000 10,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 470,000 248,000
Garik Tamasyan am 447,000 -173,000
Markus Prinz de 429,000 174,000
Ahmed Abdella gb 330,000 164,700
Joep Raemaekers nl 231,000 91,000
Lachezar Petkov bg 210,000 -15,000
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl 179,000 -321,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg 178,000 -24,000
David Boyaciyan nl 170,000 -30,000
Ran Ilani il 163,000 63,000
Aristeidis Moschonas gr 127,000 -72,000
Steven van Zadelhoff nl 78,000 -92,000

Latest Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Christian Bauer de 905,000 673,600
Shaul Meir il 890,000 267,200
Pavel Kovalenko ru 780,000 494,000
Manig Loeser de 722,000 347,000
John Seven IL 720,000 -104,000
Vlad Darie ro 650,000 170,000
Paul Newey gb 570,000 54,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos gr 530,000 -70,000
Denis Timofeev ru 520,000 -115,000
Miguel Iglesias es 455,000 -15,000
Ryan Riess us 446,000 186,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 277,000 -33,000
Milad Oghabian ir 255,000 -48,000
Maxim Lykov ru 250,000
Aneris Adomkevicius lt 160,000 116,900
Alexander Lakhov ru 125,000 -158,000
Christian Rudolph de 125,000 -307,500
Bartlomiej Machon pl 120,000 -170,000
Ludovic Geilich gb 112,000 112,000
Kenny Hallaert be 70,000 -78,000
Mario Mosböck at Busted
Rainer Kempe de Busted
Bart Lybaert be Busted
Michael Sklenicka cz Busted

Urbanovich Eliminated by Kolev

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dzmitry Urbanovich
Dzmitry Urbanovich

Aleksandr Merzhvinskiy raised to 14,000 from the early position. The player in the hijack called and Boris Kolev three-bet to 65,000 from the cutoff. Dzmitry Urbanovich called for his last 48,500 from the button. Merzhvinskiy considered it for a while but folded, so did the player in the hijack.

Dzmitry Urbanovich: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Boris Kolev: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for the partypoker pro to not get any help of the board as he was sent to the rail.

Sergey Baburin ru 1,642,000 1,125,000
Boris Kolev bg 700,000 500,000
Aleksandr Merzhvinskiy ru 490,000 -36,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl Busted

Tags: Aleksandr MerzhvinskiyBoris KolevDzmitry Urbanovich

Latest Selection of Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 14: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Fahredin Mustafov bg 975,000 75,000
Dragos Trofimov md 785,000 360,000
Alexandru Papazian ro 700,000 107,000
Garik Tamasyan am 620,000 208,000
Albert Daher lb 590,000 -35,000
James Romero us 580,000 186,000
Uri Reichenstein il 500,000 -230,000
Ben Farrell gb 500,000 31,000
Andrey Pateychuk ru 400,000 70,000
Bassel Alanaz LB 380,000 -36,500
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca 350,000 220,000
Maria Lampropulos ar 336,000 261,000
Jeff Hakim lb 315,000 -112,000
Anton Morgenstern de 300,000 -30,000
Anatoly Filatov ru 286,000 -5,000
Fady Kamar lb 220,000 44,400
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas gr 150,000 50,000
Josip Simunic at Busted
Level:
14
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000