And with that, we have our final table for the WPT here in Cyprus and although Erik Cajelais started today as the chip leader, he never really got going enough to increase his stack and ended up becoming our final table bubble when he lost a flip against Marvin Rettenmaier. However, it's Israeli Ran Azor who, managed to win the Merit Middle East Poker Championship 2011 in this very hotel last year, will be going into the final table as the chip leader, having had a yo-yo session
The German led a charmed life today, winning crucial pots with against the of Ran Azor for his tournament life. Later on he also managed to knock out Wahlid Bou Habib with against for a million plus chip pot. All in all, it still leaves Rettenmaier handily placed to become the first ever back to back WPT champion which would be a stunning achievement.
Joseph El Khoury is the short stack, while Victor Paraschiv, Kiryl Radzivonau and Artur Voskanyan all held the chip lead at some point during today, so we're expecting a real battle tomorrow.
The final table will start at 1pm and there will be a live stream featuring commentary from the legendary Jesse May. We'll see you then!
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