Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
The penultimate day of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour National Cyprus €2,000 Main Event saw 75 players from a field of 149 entries return to the tables of the Noah's Ark Deluxe Hotel & Spa. Late registration and reentry were still possible until the end of the third level of the day, and the overall participation would grow by another 23 entries.
With a prize pool of €300,312, the guarantee was achieved and 12 players are left competing for the first-place prize of €75,000. Leading the field into the final day is Majid Ejlal Noubarian from Iran with 896,000 in chips, who took down one of the side for events for €8,151 just a couple days ago.
Not far behind in the counts are Kemal Sevevi (805,000) and Atanas Kavrakov (667,000), while other notables to bag up chips included Jacques Torbey and Aykutalp Yilmaz. Marco Della Tommasina will be returning as shortest stack when play resumes at 1 p.m. local time, and the Italian has 20 big blinds at 4,000/8,000/1,000.
|1||Majid Ejlal Noubarian||896,000|
|12||Marco Della Tommasina||153,000|
After the sixth level of play, the field was reduced to 22 participants. Sinem Melin and Chino Rheem were long gone by then after buying in again on Day 2, and other notables such as Sergey Rybachenko, Jan Bendik, [Removed:2], Dimitar Danchev, Manig Loeser, Igor Dubinsky, Miltiadis Kyriakides, and Kelly Kim also failed to make profit. Also of note, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Simeon Naydenov busted just shy of the money when his queen-high flush draw was no good versus Onur Unsal's ace-high flush draw.
Daniele Mazzia would be the last player to leave the tournament area empty-handed. The Italian pushed with the and was called by Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi before the American folded to the all-in isolation of Atanas Kavrakov with the . Mizrachi dominated most of the day and peeked at 880,000 before losing two huge pots in a row. The first one was a flip with the against Sergey Minaev's and the of Kavrakov, and the second one a failed bluff. In the end, Mizrachi would lose a flip to Kavrakov and had to settle for 17th place worth €3,800.
Onur Unsal made a miracle comeback after reentering, falling to as low as one ante and spinning it up to an above-average stack with less than 30 players left before bowing out in 16th place. Barny Boatman flopped a flush with the after defending his big blind only to run into the of Sevivi. Etemad Saeid and Ivan Luca busted just before the end of Level 18 to set the final 12 for tomorrow.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be right back here on Monday to cover all crucial action until a new WPT National champion is crowned, so stay tuned and get ready for an action-packed day of poker.
|9||4||Marco Della Tommasina||153,000|
|12||2||Majid Ejlal Noubarian||896,000|
A total of 12 players will be returning tomorrow at 13:00 local time for the final day of the WPT National Cyprus.
The clock has been stopped and three more hands will be played before Day 2 is done and dusted.
In a preflop all in situation between Ivan Luca and Grigorii Rodin, the Argentinian was the player at risk with around 100,000 chips remaining. Rodin had a stack of 119,000 and the weaker hand in compared to the of Luca, but got there on a board of .
Joining the action on the turn, Ercan Olgun fired 59,000 and then faced the check-raise of Majid Ejlal Noubarian to 120,000. "Do you really have jacks? I have weak hand" Olgun said but eventually made up his mind to call.
On the river, Noubarian immediately moved all in for 248,000 and Olgun was stunned. He asked the dealer twice for the amount and started talking to his opponent again. "This is so bad beat. I have big hand, how can I fold Aces? Just sixes." went through the head of Olgun and Noubarian then stood up.
Eventually, Olgun did make the call and was shown for exactly the hand he had feared before tossing his now worthless into the muck.
Aykutalp Yilmaz min-raised to 16,000 from under the gun and called the all-in of Amir Ali Etemad Saeid for around 60,000 in chips with . The Iranian had pocket sixes and Yilmaz spiked both overcards on the flop to secure the knockout.
Kemal Sevevi raised to 13,000 from the cutoff and was called by Barny Boatman in the big blind. Both players checked the flop and Boatman check-raised from 17,000 top 72,000 after the turn. Sevevi called and the Brit then jammed all in for less than 100,000 after a blank on the river.
Sevevi snap-called with for the nut flush and Boatman revealed the inferior for a big blind special that turned into a nightmare.