Merit Poker Classic: Joey Weissman Amongst Day 1A Big Stacks

Merit Poker Classic: Joey Weissman Amongst Day 1A Big Stacks

Joey Weissman

Day 1A of the $5,300 Main Event at the Merit Poker Classic in Cyprus has come to an end with 93 entries. Out of those 93 entries, 43 players have made it through to Day 2. Claiming the Day 1a chip lead is Maroun Jazzar with 574,200 in chips.

Trailing Jazzar in the chip counts are Shahar Levi (532,600), Volodymyr Yastreb (455,000) and Christian Rudolph (432,500). Other notable players to have bagged and tagged an above average stack for Day 2 include Joey Weissman (400,800, lead photo right), Pavel Kovalenko (339,900), Bart Lybaert (310,300), Andrey Pateychuk (259,600), Daria Feshchenko (259,100), Albert Daher (257,100), and Boris Kolev (192,000.)

Vicent Bosca, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, Manig Loeser, Miguel Iglesias, Rainer Kempe, and Mario Mosböck have also made it through this quiet starting day.

Not everyone managed to win their hands today as Ali Reza Fatehi, Javier Fernandez, Aleksandr Gofman, and Markus Pohl all failed to win their final all-ins.

Another starting flight will take place today, Tuesday, May 7 at noon local time with the exact same structure of eight levels of 60 minutes each with a 10-minute break after every two levels. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action as more familiar faces will jump into the Main Event here in the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino.

Top 5 Chip Counts Merit Poker Classic Day 1A

Position Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Maroun Jazzar Lebanon 574,200 230
2 Shahar Levi Israel 532,600 213
3 Volodymyr Yastreb Ukraine 455,000 182
4 Christian Rudolph Germany 432,500 173
5 Joey Weissman United States 400,800 160

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