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MILLIONS North Cyprus $5,300 Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

MILLIONS North Cyprus $5,300 Main Event
Day 1cd Completed

End-of-Day 1d Chip Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante
Erdal Gulseven tr
Erdal Gulseven
tr 531,500 531,500
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
ua 350,000 350,000
Ludovic Periaux fr
Ludovic Periaux
fr 250,000
Marian Mitran ro
Marian Mitran
ro 216,000
Albert Daher lb
Albert Daher
lb 194,500
Liron Kroani IL
Liron Kroani
IL 159,500 159,500
Hadi Khadra LB
Hadi Khadra
LB 158,000
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 149,000 149,000
Yazan Mdanat JO
Yazan Mdanat
JO 148,000 148,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 142,000
Tomasz Gluszko pl
Tomasz Gluszko
pl 119,000 119,000
Hasan Dogan3 TR
Hasan Dogan3
TR 101,000
Siarhei Chudapal by
Siarhei Chudapal
by 100,000 100,000
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
us 77,500
Niklas Ehrenholz de
Niklas Ehrenholz
de 72,000
Daniel Szymanski DE
Daniel Szymanski
DE 53,000
Marco Carravieri IT
Marco Carravieri
IT 44,500
Emil Gramatikov bg
Emil Gramatikov
bg 40,000 40,000
Dmitry Gromov ru
Dmitry Gromov
ru 32,500 32,500

Shashikhina Tops Day 1c; Isaia and Ricci Among the Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante
Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina
Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina

The third and penultimate starting day of the 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus $5,300 Main Event has concluded and 102 players out of 184 entries have secured a stack for Day 2 in the flagship tournament of the festival. While it was the slowest of the three flights at the five-star Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino & Spa in Girne, North Cyprus, it has ensured that the $3 million net guarantee is already in eyesight.

A close battle for the Day 1c chip lead propelled Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina to the top of the leaderboard with 499,000 in chips, followed by Alessio Isaia (471,000) and Ran Azor (455,500). Artan Dedusha turned a late entry after the second and final break into a top ten stack and he is joined among the bigger stacks by $10,500 High Roller finalist Iakov Onuchin, Kasparas Klezys, Andrea Ricci, and Piotr Nurzynski.

partypoker sponsored pro Joni Jouhkimainen also made it through with an above-average stack of 229,500 while notable casualties included the likes of Roberto Romanello, Christophe Panetti, $2,200 Warm Up finalist Matthieu Chan, Ahadpur Khangah, Miltiadis Kyriakides, and Anas Belatik.

Khangah and Kyriakides were eliminated in the most memorable hand of the day when a spectacular four-way preflop all-in resulted in a double-knockout for Ran Azor and quadruple up for Christophe Panetti in the final level of the day. However, $10,500 third-place finisher Panetti didn't make it through either despite this after bowing out against Azor during the last hands.

Shashikhina started her rise on the leaderboard when winning a flip against Mustafa Biz and also knocked out Romanello during the final stages. Another Russian needs little introduction as rising star Artur Martirosian was also in the mix on Day 1c. While splashing around the chips in his fingers, he was also involved in higher stakes cash game action on his phone and barely glanced up while he doubled with aces versus kings in a big pot. After nine levels of play, Martirosian finished with 300,000 and well above the average.

All players that failed to earn a stack for Day 2 so far can enter the turbo heat 1d with levels of 25 minutes each as of 8pm local time. Furthermore, the late registration also remains open for another three levels the following day when all Day 1 survivors combine to one field for the first time. The crown jewel of the festival in North Cyprus will then play down to the money en route to determining a winner on Monday, September 27.

Stay tuned for all the action from the return of the MILLIONS tour as the PokerNews team will provide as many key hands as possible in the days to come.

Tags: Ahadpur KhangahAlessio IsaiaAnas BelatikAndrea RicciArtan DedushaArtur MartirosianChristophe PanettiIakov OnuchinKasparas KlezysMatthieu ChanMiltiadis KyriakidesMustafa BizPiotr NurzynskiRan AzorRoberto RomanelloSonia-Veronika Shashikhina

End-of-Day 1c Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante
Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina ru
Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina
ru 499,000 149,000
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it 471,000 241,000
Ran Azor il
Ran Azor
il 455,500 -4,500
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
gb 435,000 335,000
Iakov Onuchin ru
Iakov Onuchin
ru 401,500 301,500
Suat Egilli TR
Suat Egilli
TR 376,500 -13,500
Kasparas Klezys lt
Kasparas Klezys
lt 353,000 -12,000
Andrea Ricci it
Andrea Ricci
it 349,000 69,000
Piotr Nurzynski pl
Piotr Nurzynski
pl 342,500 102,500
Furkan Beg tr
Furkan Beg
tr 341,500 216,500
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
nl 341,000 51,000
Stefan Fabian ro
Stefan Fabian
ro 331,500 -48,500
Shahram Hatefi
Shahram Hatefi
330,000 230,000
Abdulaziz Aleisa KW
Abdulaziz Aleisa
KW 308,000 308,000
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 300,000 -110,000
Baris Topkaya TR
Baris Topkaya
TR 285,500 285,500
Meraj Mirzaei
Meraj Mirzaei
281,000 1,000
Christopher Kyriacou gb
Christopher Kyriacou
gb 279,500 149,500
Georgios Skarparis CY
Georgios Skarparis
CY 272,000 272,000
Moshe Vaizman IL
Moshe Vaizman
IL 271,000 36,000
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
ro 268,000 48,000
Ivan Zhechev bg
Ivan Zhechev
bg 265,000 265,000
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 260,000 115,000
Selahaddin Bedir tr
Selahaddin Bedir
tr 257,000 -103,000
Armin Alijagic BA
Armin Alijagic
BA 251,500 251,500

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Day 1c Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante

Around 100 players out of 184 entries survived the carnage and bagged their chips. Assorted counts and a recap of today's action are to follow. The same also applies for the turbo heat 1d as of 8pm local time, for which the final chip counts will be provided later tonight.

Panetti Busts at the Very End

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante

A depleted Christophe Panetti ended the day with a bang as he was eliminated during the final levels of the night. The story was also confirmed by Ran Azor who dealt the final blow and may have snatched the lead for Day 1c in the process.

According to Panetti, he raised with {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Azor three-bet to 13,000, picking up two callers. On a {6-}{5-}{3-} flop, Panetti bet 8,500 and called a raise to 21,000 by Azor. Both checked the {j-} turn and the {4-} river brought a four-card straight on the board. That prompted the shove of Panetti with his two pair and Azor called with pocket fives for a set!

Ran Azor il
Ran Azor
il 460,000 145,000
Christophe Panetti ch
Christophe Panetti
ch Busted

Tags: Christophe PanettiRan Azor

"Crazy Mo" Doubles Through Nader

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante

On a flop of {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}, "Crazy Mo" called it off when he was jammed upon by Amjad Nader to create the following showdown.

"Crazy Mo": {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Amjad Nader: {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

The {2-Diamonds} turn was a blank, as was the {q-Hearts} river, and "Crazy Mo" doubled for 92,800.

Crazy Mo NL
Crazy Mo
NL 200,000 200,000
Amjad Nader tr
Amjad Nader
tr 60,000 -35,000

Tags: Amjad NaderCrazy Mo

The Last Three Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 1,200-2,500, 2,500 ante

Once more three hands have been drawn and all tables will play them before racing off the T-100 chips and then bag all the chips for the night. Only 105 players remain while the screens show 151 unique players and 32 re-entries.