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MILLIONS North Cyprus $5,300 Main Event
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MILLIONS North Cyprus $5,300 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Beg Leads 109 Survivors; Big Names In the Mix Close to the Money Bubble

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Furkan Beg
Furkan Beg

The crown jewel of the 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus festival at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino & Spa in Girne, North Cyprus is one step closer to crowning a champion. Out of a field of 839 entries, only 109 hopefuls remain in the mix and the top 98 finishers will receive a portion of the $3,859,400 prize pool.

It was an incredibly busy day in the conference centre which saw the field size padded with another 140 entries in the three hours of late registration. Once nine levels of 60 minutes each were completed, the tournament all but reached the money bubble but didn't get there yet.

Furkan Beg soared into the top spot in the final level of the night after scoring a massive double through the 2020 WSOP Online International Main Event champion Stoyan Madanzhiev and finished the night with 2,520,000 in chips. The Bulgarian also made it through, albeit with a shorter stack of just 420,000.

Other big stacks belong to Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (2,190,000), Vlad Darie (2,170,000), Zorlu Er (2,128,000), Dominik Panka (1,966,000), Martin Mulsow (1,678,000) and Turkish High Roller Selahaddin Bedir (1,573,000). Russian star in the making Artur Martirosian was also involved until the very end to claim 1,484,000 for the penultimate tournament day.

Team partypoker had three hopes in the field but only one of them made it through in Joni Jouhkimainen. The Finn spent most of the day on an action-loaded table and advanced with 975,000. For John Duthie, the end came during the early stages already when he ran into pocket kings and Jeff Gross busted in the final level via coin flip.

Many other big names also left without anything to show for. Nicolas Chouity, Matas Cimbolas, $10,500 High Roller runner-up Tobias Duthweiler, Roberto Romanello, Manig Loeser, Paul Newey, Bart Lybaert and Jakub Michalak all failed to advance for a shot at the money stages.

The same also applied for the French online streamers Timothe Busso and Killian Desnos, who both busted in level 16 minutes apart from each other. Desnos three-bet jammed with ace-nine suited into the ace-king of Martin Mulsow and failed to get there with his one live card and a gutshot.

As the late eliminations kept pouring in, the money bubble was already in sight when the final three hands were announced. Ultimately, 109 hopefuls bagged up for the night and they will return at noon local time the following day. The blinds then will be 10,000/20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000 and it remains to be seen whether or not the final table can be reached.

Tags: Artur MartirosianDominik PankaFurkan BegGiorgiy SkhulukhiyaJeff GrossJohn DuthieJoni JouhkimainenKillian DesnosMartin MulsowSelahaddin BedirStoyan MadanzhievTimothe BussoTobias DuthweilerVlad DarieZorlu Er

Day 3 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerNationalityChip CountBig Blinds
11Tamer AbdelzaherEgypt903,00045
12Bakhos JoumaaLebanon414,00021
13Yury SalikaevRussia190,00010
14Recep AydemirTurkey625,00031
15Roland RokitaAustria434,00022
16Robert HeidornGermany1,000,00050
17Omid MandaniIran1,261,00063
18Javad AbdolvandIran971,00049
19Sonia-Veronika ShashikhinaRussia587,00029
      
21Oleg SemionovRussia636,00032
22Mihai NisteRomania677,00034
23Ruslan VolkovUkraine983,00049
24Ludovic PeriauxFrance376,00019
25James RomeroUnited States350,00018
26Yiannis LiperisUnited Kingdom814,00041
27Aleksei GortikovRussia231,00012
28Vlada StojanovicSerbia284,00014
29Axel HallayFrance387,00019
      
31Vytautas SemaskaLithuania1,627,00081
32Alessio IsaiaItaly270,00014
33Algirdas SaveikisLithuania324,00016
34Tamer UstaogluTurkey882,00044
35Artur MartirosianRussia1,484,00074
36Furkan BegTurkey2,520,000126
37Danilo VelasevicSerbia408,00020
38Stoyan MadanzhievBulgaria420,00021
39Liviu IgnatRomania623,00031
      
41Wael SarkisLebanon178,0009
42Ravil KhamatgareevRussia577,00029
43Volodymyr DrokinUkraine336,00017
44Sergio Fernandez BernalSpain942,00047
45NikolayRussia434,00022
46Sergio AidoSpain1,989,00099
47Ran AzorIsrael350,00018
48Fabian BernhauserAustria889,00044
49Johan GuilbertFrance312,00016
      
51Eduard NorelRomania841,00042
52Selahaddin BedirTurkey1,573,00079
53Imad SaabLebanon555,00028
54Amir Pahlawani SarughiehIran725,00036
55Rokas NeiberkaLithuania903,00045
56Salih KocagolTurkey2,099,000105
57Kassem HammoudLebanon396,00020
58Majid KamareiIran1,085,00054
59Laszlo BujtasHungary455,00023
      
61Baris TopkayaTurkey522,00026
62Halil BaybarsTurkey610,00031
63Christoph BruellGermany128,0006
64Ramon ColillasSpain608,00030
65Nandor SolyomHungary350,00018
66Charalambos CharalambousCyprus202,00010
67Garik TamasianRussia633,00032
68Dejan KaladjurdjevicMontenegro1,594,00080
      
71Ali ShaerzadehIran805,00040
72Luc van der BeekNetherlands289,00014
73Harold TerwagneUnited Kingdom636,00032
74Aidos BissariyevKazakhstan401,00020
75Philippe Jibeili AcostaLebanon342,00017
76Martin MulsowGermany1,678,00084
77Yurii SenchyloUkraine1,772,00089
78Arutiun SaakianArmenia570,00029
      
81Danut ChisuRomania1,300,00065
82Alexandr LakhovRussia785,00039
83Saar WilfIsrael1,123,00056
84Joni JouhkimainenFinland975,00049
85Amirmohammad DavoodiIran930,00047
86Hossein ShabannezhadIran271,00014
87Billy IrvineUnited Kingdom402,00020
88Arunas SapitaviciusLithuania315,00016
      
91Mark HelouLebanon417,00021
92Demis VasilovRussia630,00032
93Angelos MichaelCyprus728,00036
94Viktor UstimovRussia610,00031
95Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia2,100,000105
96Marius-Alexandru GicovanuRomania573,00029
97Balazs SomodiHungary328,00016
98Dan SemenescuRomania555,00028
      
101Nariman YaghmaiIran386,00019
102Marat ShafigullinRussia1,393,00070
103Istvan BirizdoHungary424,00021
104Ramez HaddadLebanon274,00014
105Ahmed Al BarwaniOman577,00029
106Georgio AzarLebanon221,00011
107Gregoire AuzouxFrance765,00038
108Semen KravetsRussia1,830,00092
      
111Daniyar AubakirovKazakhstan850,00043
112Harpreet GillCanada1,245,00062
113Hadi KhadraLebanon1,492,00075
114Ramzi KaramLebanon403,00020
115Zorlu ErTurkey2,128,000106
116Kacper PyzaraPoland1,266,00063
117Umit SadiTurkey443,00022
118Piotr NurzynskiPoland743,00037
      
121Milen StefanovBulgaria433,00022
122Mario MosboeckAustria530,00027
123Boris AngelovBulgaria843,00042
124Ravid GarbiIsrael542,00027
125Vlad DarieRomania2,170,000109
126Dmitry GromovRussia737,00037
127Dominik PankaPoland1,966,00098
128Anatoly SuvorovRussia525,00026
      
131Eimantas AdomaviciusLithuania1,227,00061
132Andrii AndrieievUkraine740,00037
133Job GrebenNetherlands382,00019
134Viacheslav BuldyginRussia385,00019
135Dumitru CristinelRomania337,00017
136Maksym SkripkinUkraine1,440,00072
137Alexandras RusinovasLithuania337,00017
138Aleksandr MerzhvinskiyRussia843,00042

Assorted End-of-Day 2 Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Furkan Beg tr
Furkan Beg
tr 2,520,000 -130,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 2,170,000 1,830,000
Zorlu Er tr
Zorlu Er
tr 2,128,000 28,000
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya ge
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya
ge 2,100,000 50,000
Salih Kocagol TR
Salih Kocagol
TR 2,099,000 1,579,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 1,989,000 189,000
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 1,966,000 566,000
Semen Kravets ru
Semen Kravets
ru 1,830,000 80,000
Yurii Senchylo ua
Yurii Senchylo
ua 1,772,000 1,379,000
Martin Mulsow de
Martin Mulsow
de 1,678,000 28,000
Vytautas Semaska lt
Vytautas Semaska
lt 1,627,000 247,000
Dejan Kaladjurdjevic me
Dejan Kaladjurdjevic
me 1,594,000 1,157,500
Selahaddin Bedir tr
Selahaddin Bedir
tr 1,573,000 423,000
Hadi Khadra LB
Hadi Khadra
LB 1,492,000 1,334,000
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 1,484,000 -916,000
Maksym Skripkin UA
Maksym Skripkin
UA 1,440,000 -110,000
Marat Shafigullin RU
Marat Shafigullin
RU 1,393,000 693,000
Danut Chisu ro
Danut Chisu
ro 1,300,000 200,000
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 1,266,000 1,034,000
Omid Mandani IR
Omid Mandani
IR 1,261,000 1,023,000
Harpreet Gill ca
Harpreet Gill
ca 1,245,000 -205,000
Eimantas Adomavicius lt
Eimantas Adomavicius
lt 1,227,000 277,000
Saar Wilf il
Saar Wilf
il 1,123,000 383,000
Majid Kamarei ir
Majid Kamarei
ir 1,085,000 165,000
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
de 1,000,000 520,000

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Day 2 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The money bubble has not been reached just yet and it appears that 110 players advanced to the penultimate tournament day. Assorted counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

The Last Three Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

With 111 players remaining and ten minutes left in the level, the clocks were stopped. All hopefuls will play another three hands before bagging and tagging.

Biz Loses it All to Adomavicius

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Mustafa Biz
Mustafa Biz

In a preflop contest, Mustafa Biz was once more involved with the inferior pocket pair as he clashed with table neighbour Eimantas Adomavicius.

Eimantas Adomavicius: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Mustafa Biz: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}

The {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds} board brought no help to Biz and the stacks were counted. Biz had 437,000 and Adomavicius only held 15,000 fewer. A few hands passed by and Biz then sent the remainder over to the Lithuanian as well.

Eimantas Adomavicius lt
Eimantas Adomavicius
lt 950,000 590,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr Busted

Tags: Eimantas AdomaviciusMustafa Biz

Beg Skyrockets Into the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Furkan Beg
Furkan Beg

Furkan Beg exploded in celebration after he scored a big double through Stoyan Madanzhiev. The cards and board were still tabled and Beg doubled for 849,000 with a main pot of more than 600,000 already created on the {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} board. It had been a four-bet pot in which Beg jammed for more than the pot and was called by the Bulgarian.

Madanzhiev's {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} were good for the second pair while Beg had {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} for a set of jacks. He was about to go for a short break but ran back to his seat when the cards were tabled. That proved to be an important decision for the next hand when Martynas Vitkauskas got it in preflop and was snapped off by Beg.

Martynas Vitkauskas: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Furkan Beg: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and Beg knocked out another opponent to further soar up the leaderboard.

Furkan Beg tr
Furkan Beg
tr 2,650,000 1,550,000
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg
Stoyan Madanzhiev
bg 650,000 -950,000
Martynas Vitkauskas lt
Martynas Vitkauskas
lt Busted

Tags: Furkan BegMartynas VitkauskasStoyan Madanzhiev