Merit Poker Classic: Alexandru Papazian Leads After Day 1B
After eight levels of 60 minutes each, Day 1B of the $5,300 Main Event at the Merit Poker Classic in Cyprus has come to an end. As expected, the second of five starting flights was busier than the first with 161 entries (132 uniques with 29 reentries) coming in throughout the day and 80 of them making it through to Day 2 which will take place on Thursday, May 9.
At the top of the chip counts at the end of the day is Romania’s Alexandru Papazian with 727,900 in chips.
Following Papazian on the podium are [Removed:61] (617,700) and Aleksandr Chernikov (510,400). Other notable players to make it through include James Romero (406,700), Duff Charette (384,300), Timur Margolin (364,500), Kenny Hallaert (323,900), Uri Reichenstein (285,000), Ryan Riess (240,000), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (217,000), and many more.
The partypoker team members were represented by Dzmitry Urbanovich, Josip Simunic, Ludovic Geilich, and Kristen Bicknell. Urbanovich was the only one to not make it through out of the four players but will have enough chances to find a bag as there are three more starting flights he can enter. Registration and reentry will remain open for the first four levels of Day 2 till approximately 5:30 PM local time on Thursday, May 9.
2019 Merit Poker Classic $5,300 Main Event Schedule
|Day||Date||Starting Time||Late Reg||Entries||Survivors||Further Information|
|1a||Monday, May 6th||12:00||Thursday, May 9, ~17:30||93||43||Play 8 Levels of 60 minutes|
|1b||Tuesday, May 7th||12:00||Thursday, May 9, ~17:30||161||80||Play 8 Levels of 60 minutes|
|1c||Wednesday, May 8th||12:00||Thursday, May 9, ~17:30||–||–||Play 8 Levels of 60 minutes|
|1d||Wednesday, May 8th||21:30||Thursday, May 9, ~17:30||–||–||Play 8 Levels of 30 minutes|
|1e||Thursday, May 9th||10:00||Thursday, May 9, ~17:30||–||–||Play 8 Levels of 20 minutes|
|2||Thursday, May 9th||13:30||Thursday, May 9, ~17:30||–||–||Play 6 Levels of 75 minutes|
|3||Friday May 10th||12:00||Closed||–||–||TBD|
|4||Saturday May 11th||12:00||Closed||–||–||TBD|
|5||Sunday, May 12th||12:00||Closed||–||–||Play down to a winner|
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