MILLIONS North Cyprus $2,200 Warm-Up
MILLIONS North Cyprus $2,200 Warm-Up
Day 2 Completed

Martirosian Leads 94 Survivors After Day 2 of the 2021 MILLIONS North Cyprus $2,200 Warm Up

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

The 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus festival is in full swing and the first major highlight on the schedule is one step closer to crowning a champion. In the $2,200 Warm Up, the late registration was available for another four levels on Day 2 which boosted the field to 745 entries. That created a prize pool of $1,370,800, nearly tripling the initial guarantee, and the top 89 finishers are slated to receive a portion of it, though the bubble will be looming for the penultimate tournament day.

Only 94 players advanced after ten levels of 60 minutes each and none other than rising Russian star Artur Martirosian topped the leaderboard by some margin. Martirosian has sweet memories of the five-star Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino & Spa as he took down the $100,000 Super High Roller for $1.4 million a few weeks ago. He is on track for another major payday as he topped Day 2 with a stack of 3,226,000. His nearest followers Viktor Ustimov (2,400,000) and Muharrem Atsiz (2,370,000) are already trailing by more than 40 big blinds.

Other big stacks belong to Georgios Tsouloftas, Jim Sue Pan, Karolis Sareika, Jim Sue Pan, Fahredin Mustafov, Mustafa Biz, and Andreas Christoforou to name all but a few notables above the current average of 792,553. When the action resumes on Sunday, September 19 at noon local time, the blind will be 10,000-20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000. More than a dozen players are between seven and 15 big blinds, which may make for a tense start just five spots away from the money.

Top 10 Counts After Day 2

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Artur MartirosianRussia3,226,000161
2Viktor UstimovRussia2,400,000120
3Muharrem AtsizTurkey2,370,000119
4Georgios TsouloftasCyprus1,852,00093
5Kush Vinod KatariaUnited Arab Emirates1,787,00089
6Jim Sue PanNetherlands1,615,00081
7Basel KhabbazehSyria1,480,00074
8Karolis SereikaLithuania1,450,00073
9Karolis CiudarasLithuania1,439,00072
10Piotr SowinskiPoland1,320,00066

The Action of the Day

With the late registration available for the first four hours, there was a steady influx of new players and re-entries to boost the field size. More than 200 entries were recorded during these four levels and three players dominated the early stages, as Fahredin Mustafov, Nicolas Chouity, and Artur Martirosian were the first to reach a seven-figure stack. That number soon grew further with notables such as Alessio Isaia, Bart Lybaert, Danilo Velasevic, Arunas Sapitavicius and recent WSOP Circuit Main Event winner Andrea Ricci among the notable early casualties.

Selahaddin Bedir ran his pocket sevens into the kings of Lachezar Petkov and found no help to bust mid-way through the day.
Veselin Mareshki soared into the spotlight when he scored three double ups but the stack of the Bulgarian businessman then vanished in two massive pots in quick succession as he came up short against Milen Stefanov and Fadi Alakzam.

During the later stages, big names such as Stoyan Madanzhiev, Manig Loeser, Paul Newey, Milad Oghabian, Aleksandr Merzhvinskiy, Tomas Jozonis, and Niko Koop all departed. Oghabian fell victim to the hot run of Artur Martirosian when he jammed a jack-high turn with a gutshot and nut flush draw but bricked against the top two pair. From there on, Martirosian used his big stack near the looming money bubble to cement his status as the overnight chip leader.

Once the final hands of the night were completed, the money bubble was all but reached and five of the remaining 94 contenders will walk away empty-handed. The penultimate tournament day recommences at noon local time and will aim to play down to the nine-handed final table. Stay tuned to find out who makes it one step further then, as the PokerNews team will provide as many key hands as possible until a champion has been crowned.

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouArtur MartirosianFahredin MustafovGeorgios TsouloftasJim Sue PanMuharrem AtsizMustafa BizViktor Ustimov

Day 3 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Simeon Angelov SpasovBulgaria466,00023
12Sakis AdrianopoulosGreece1,109,00055
13Ebrahim EhghaghiIran637,00032
14Muharrem AtsizTurkey2,370,000119
15Gregoire AuzouxFrance1,119,00056
16Eimantas AdomaviciusLithuania786,00039
17Fahredin MustafovBulgaria1,300,00065
18Mantas NanartaviciusLithuania883,00044
19Evangelos CharalambousCyprus284,00014
21Furkan BegTurkey705,00035
22Miad ShakibaIran1,131,00057
23Tony AzizLebanon313,00016
24Jim Sue PanNetherlands1,615,00081
25Erdal GulsevenTurkey1,073,00054
26Milen StefanovBulgaria1,031,00052
27Nicolas ChouityLebanon625,00031
28Elie Hage YoussefLebanon206,00010
29Arturas RandisLithuania905,00045
31Umut YukselirTurkey170,0009
32Gurcan. GungorenTurkey575,00029
33Walid Bou HabibLebanon650,00033
34Lachezar PetkovBulgaria1,000,00050
35Mateusz SzymanskiPoland339,00017
36Elie SaadeLebanon153,0008
37Farouk Al GosaibiLebanon431,00022
38Kasparas KlezysLithuania1,004,00050
39Maksym SkripkinUkraine390,00020
41Pierre JreigeLebanon509,00025
42Robert RbeizLebanon708,00035
43Georgio AzarLebanon426,00021
44Andreas ChristoforouCyprus1,200,00060
45Piotr SowinskiPoland1,320,00066
46Dmitry GromovRussia239,00012
47Koray KorkmazTurkey818,00041
48Artur MartirosianRussia3,226,000161
49Kaan BaserTurkey318,00016
51Emir AykurtTurkey963,00048
52Makram SaberLebanon700,00035
53Zorlu ErTurkey550,00028
54Job GrebenNetherlands605,00030
55Justas VaiciulionisRussia1,060,00053
56Viktor UstimovRussia2,400,000120
57Bassel AlanazLebanon225,00011
58Mehmet KolguTurkey561,00028
59Abdel ChadliMorocco1,186,00059
61Fadi AlakzamLebanon1,106,00055
62Recep AydemirTurkey519,00026
63Eli SaadLebanon709,00035
64Alper KerimTurkey76,0004
65Kush Vinod KatariaUnited Arab Emirates1,787,00089
66Mikhail RuslanovRussia294,00015
67Omid MojaverianIran352,00018
68Aleksandr KinzhalovRussia309,00015
69Gabriel AkikiLebanon682,00034
71Erdem AkmertTurkey680,00034
72Joseph MouwadLebanon320,00016
73Mustafa AgzikaraTurkey1,032,00052
74Saman NakhjavaniIran644,00032
75Karolis SereikaLithuania1,450,00073
76Nikolay StankovBulgaria525,00026
77Mustafa BizTurkey1,245,00062
78Vladimir DobrovolskiRussia700,00035
81Johan GuilbertFrance1,068,00053
82Kacper PyzaraPoland680,00034
83Rokas NeiberkaLithuania902,00045
84Garik TamasianRussia300,00015
85Wael SarkisLebanon380,00019
86Karolis CiudarasLithuania1,439,00072
87Georgios TsouloftasCyprus1,852,00093
88Engin SezererTurkey353,00018
91Georges HannaLebanon1,224,00061
92Nuri HadiogluTurkey770,00039
93Sergio Fernandez BernalSpain1,175,00059
94[Removed:324]United Kingdom601,00030
95Aleksandr GofmanRussia200,00010
96Basel KhabbazehSyria1,480,00074
97Michel HabibLebanon322,00016
98Dmitrii MotorovRussia232,00012
101Nikola MinkovBulgaria1,230,00062
102Nichan KhorchidianLebanon385,00019
103Matthieu ChanMauritius1,129,00056
104Alexander LakhovRussia667,00033
105Ionel AntonRomania916,00046
106Navid SamavatiIran1,040,00052
107Hulya SeckinTurkey400,00020
108Stefan FabianRomania473,00024
111Ghassan KhalilLebanon564,00028
112Georges SultanemLebanon294,00015
113Mustafa MeryumogluTurkey577,00029
114Viacheslav BalaevRussia477,00024
115Marton CzuczorHungary432,00022
116Silma MacalouFrance1,000,00050
117Musa BarindikTurkey687,00034
118Bora KurtulusTurkey862,00043

Assorted End-of-Day 2 Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 3,226,000
Viktor Ustimov ru
Viktor Ustimov
ru 2,400,000 400,000
Muharrem Atsiz TR
Muharrem Atsiz
TR 2,370,000 120,000
Georgios Tsouloftas cy
Georgios Tsouloftas
cy 1,852,000 52,000
Kush Kataria in
Kush Kataria
in 1,787,000 -13,000
Jim Sue Pan nl
Jim Sue Pan
nl 1,615,000 15,000
Basel Khabbazeh ae
Basel Khabbazeh
ae 1,480,000 1,480,000
Karolis Sereika lt
Karolis Sereika
lt 1,450,000 -50,000
Karolis Ciudaras LT
Karolis Ciudaras
LT 1,439,000 39,000
Piotr Sowinski pl
Piotr Sowinski
pl 1,320,000 -380,000
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 1,300,000 560,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 1,245,000 1,045,000
Nikola Minkov bg
Nikola Minkov
bg 1,230,000 916,100
Georges Hanna lb
Georges Hanna
lb 1,224,000 34,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 1,200,000 -50,000
Abdel Chadli MA
Abdel Chadli
MA 1,186,000 486,000
Sergio Fernandez Bernal es
Sergio Fernandez Bernal
es 1,175,000 25,000
Miad Shakiba
Miad Shakiba
1,131,000 1,131,000
Matthieu Chan mu
Matthieu Chan
mu 1,129,000 -21,000
Gregoire Auzoux fr
Gregoire Auzoux
fr 1,119,000 719,000
Sakis Adrianopoulos gr
Sakis Adrianopoulos
gr 1,109,000 -291,000
Fadi Alakzam LB
Fadi Alakzam
LB 1,106,000 -594,000
Erdal Gulseven tr
Erdal Gulseven
tr 1,073,000 23,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 1,068,000 918,000
Justas Vaiciulionis lt
Justas Vaiciulionis
lt 1,060,000 490,000

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Day 2 Completed

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

No further players busted and the 94 remaining contenders bagged their chips. Artur Martirosian soared to the lead with a stack of more than 3.2 million and is almost certainly the overnight chipleader. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 3,226,000 926,000

Tags: Artur Martirosian

Three More Hands to Go

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

The clock has been stopped with ten minutes left in the level and 94 players in contention. They will play another three hands and then bag their chips for the night.

Wyrzykiewicz Eliminated by Christoforou

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

Down to the final 129,000, Remi Wyrzykiewicz got his stack in from the button and found a caller in Andreas Christoforou in the small blind.

Remi Wyrzykiewicz: {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Andreas Christoforou: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

There was no help on the {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} runout the high card ace played to eliminate Wyrzykiewicz not far away from the money bubble.

Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy 1,250,000 275,000
Remi Wyrzykiewicz pl
Remi Wyrzykiewicz
pl Busted

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouRemi Wyrzykiewicz

Alanaz Doubles Once More

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

"Antoine" and Asaf Kibel departed while Bassel Alanaz was all-in once more, this time for 117,000 in the cutoff. Nikolay Stankov called in the small blind and Aleksandr Gofman flashed the {7-Spades}{2-Spades} in the big blind before letting go.

Bassel Alanaz: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Nikolay Stankov: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Alanaz doubled once more. There are currently 100 players remaining and only 89 of them will cash.

Nikolay Stankov BG
Nikolay Stankov
BG 630,000 507,500
Aleksandr Gofman ru
Aleksandr Gofman
ru 270,000 70,000
Bassel Alanaz lb
Bassel Alanaz
lb 250,000 10,000
Asaf Kibel IL
Asaf Kibel
IL Busted

Tags: Aleksandr GofmanBassel AlanazNikolay Stankov

Triple Up for Rbeiz

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

The cards of Tony Aziz were in the muck already and he shuddered the words "wow, what a pot". Robert Rbeiz tripled up thanks to a turning a full house with {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on a board of {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Georges Hanna was also involved and escaped from elimination, as he doubled through Aziz with the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for 595,000 after pushing on the flop and being called. According to the table chat, Aziz had ace-queen for trips aces and was sent well below the average.

Georges Hanna lb
Georges Hanna
lb 1,190,000 -60,000
Robert Rbeiz LB
Robert Rbeiz
LB 800,000 771,800
Tony Aziz LB
Tony Aziz
LB 400,000 100,000

Tags: Georges HannaTony Aziz