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Day 1b of the partypoker WPTN Cyprus Ends with Miltiadis Kyriakides Atop

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Miltiadis Kyriakides Ready for Another Deep Run
Miltiadis Kyriakides Ready for Another Deep Run

The participation on the second starting day of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour National Cyprus €2,000 Main Event was slightly lower than expected and the screens showed a total of 63 entries after nine 45-minute levels. Eleven of those would be generated through reentries, and Season 11 European Poker Tour Prague finalist Miltiadis Kyriakides bagged up the most chips among the 34 survivors with 159,60 in his stack. The Greek ran hot most of the day and dominated his table without much resistance.

Chino Rheem fired two bullets and busted on both of them, with the second one coming only a few minutes after picking the worst possible time to move all in. You see, he ran into Ara Melkistian's set of aces, and that was the end of the line for the former World Series of Poker November Niner and Epic Poker League champion. It was the second flopped set in a row that was fully paid off for Melkistian, and he finished in second place for Day 1b with 132,200 in chips.

Amir Ali Etemad Saeid had a roller-coaster day after cruising early on, then losing half his stack and doubling up on the penultimate hand of action. During yesterday's Day 1a, the Iranian ran kings into queens and aces to bust, and today's entry was rewarded with a finishing stack of 111,400 in chips.

Other big stacks include Alper Kostem (100,400), Jan Bendik (92,800), Andreas Christoforou (86,100), and Atanas Kavrakov (68,800). Bendik benefited from an early setup when he flopped the nut straight and his opponent flopped the weaker straight. Former PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion Dimitar Danchev needed two bullets on Day 1b, but he got through with an average stack of 57,600.

With 41 players advancing from Day 1a and 34 from Day 1b, a total of 75 participants are returning to the tables. Day 2 will see the cards in the air at 1 p.m.local time on Sunday, Jan. 25, and late registration as well as the single reentry option will available until the end of the third level on Day 2. The event boasts a guaranteed prize pool of €300,000 and that amount is almost reached with 149 entries in total, the prize pool and payouts should likely be published during the second break on Day 2.

As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will provide all key hands on the way to crown yet another WPT National champion next Monday on the sunny island of Cyprus.

Tagovi: Alper KostemAmir Ali Etemad SaeidAndreas ChristoforouAra MelkistianAtanas KavrakovChino RheemDavid RheemDimitar DanchevJan BendikMiltiadis Kyriakides

Day 2 Redraw

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41Anatiliy Schepetilniy19,200
42Kiryl Radzivonau25,200
43Igor Dubinsky41,000
44Michael Mizrachi138,900
45Ates Hikmet47,200
46Sergey Minaev193,300
51Andreas Christoforou86,100
52Vitalii Grekul33,400
54Atanas Kavrakov68,800
55Sharbel Koumi48,200
56Grigorii Rodin84,600
57Magdalena Tsaneva57,700
58Jack Torbay54,800
62Ercan Olgun72,600
63Ara Melkistian132,200
64Vasileios Charalampakis4,500
65Manig Loeser70,200
66George Chadi19,500
67Ivan Luca Franco57,500
68Nichan Khorchidian58,900
72Miltiadis Kyriakides159,600
73Artem Romanov40,900
74Mehmet Sinan Ogan39,600
75Oleksii Kravchuk10,800
76Vasili Kesnin32,000
77Amir Ali Etemad Saeid111,600
81Onur Unsal104,900
83Barny Boatman90,400
84Ahmed Mehmed Ahmed8,200
85Stefano Garbarino61,100
86Sergey Rybachenko71,200
87Huseyin Kaba48,700
88Benjamin Winsor13,300
91Aleksandr Gukov73,600
92Timur Margolin62,800
93Dimitrios Ballas58,800
94Stanislav Galatenko66,900
95Daniele Mazzia54,000
97Erwann Pecheux91,900
101Ivan Sheptytskyi33,800
103Marko Mikovic19,400
104Giorgos Meitanies74,300
106Simeon Naydenov54,900
107Yuri Kaganovich41,300
108Roman Pavliuk39,800
111Andrii Nadieliaiev26,900
113Dimitar Danchev57,600
114Mohamed Almani82,100
115Senol Sener36,900
116Arda Ozgur15,200
117Kelly Kim88,200
118Yevgeniy Dudos28,200
121Ognyan Dimov20,100
123Jan Bendik92,800
124Grudi Grudev44,000
126Aleksandr Tomovic61,700
128Alper Kostem100,400
131Maximos Pertsinidis71,500
132Marco Della Tommasina47,400
133Kemal Sevevi37,800
134Mustafa Biz47,400
135Aykutalp Yilmaz116,600
137Salman Ghosn42,300
138Nikolay Tsanev84,800
142Dimitar Yosifov157,100
143Marcela Anajm22,700
144Khalil Tawil68,200
145Theodoros Aidonopoulos34,100
147Majid Ejlal Noubarian61,900
148Serhat Cetiner52,000

Day 1 End-of-Day Chip Counts Combined (pun)

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Sergey Minaev UA 193,300
Miltiadis Kyriakides cy 159,600
Dimitar Yosifov bg 157,100
Michael Mizrachi us 138,900
Ara Melkistian LB 132,200
Aykutalp Yilmaz CY 116,600
Amir Ali Etemad Saeid us 111,600
Onur Unsal cy 104,900
Alper Kostem TR 100,400
Jan Bendik sk 92,800
Erwann Pecheux fr 91,900
Barny Boatman gb 90,400
Kelly Kim us 88,200
Andreas Christoforou cy 86,100
Nikolay Tsanev BG 84,800
Grigorii Rodin RU 84,600
Mohamed Almani LY 82,100
Giorgos Maitanies CY 74,300
Aleksandr Gukov RU 73,600
Ercan Olgun tr 72,600
Maximos Pertsinidis GR 71,500
Sergey Rybachenko ru 71,200
Manig Loeser de 70,200
Atanas Kavrakov bg 68,800
Khalil Tawil LB 68,200

Pročitaj sve

End-of-Day Chip Counts (pun)

[user38873] • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Miltiadis Kyriakides cy 159,600 -300
Ara Melkistian LB 132,200
Amir Ali Etemad Saeid us 111,600 200
Alper Kostem TR 100,400
Jan Bendik sk 92,800
Andreas Christoforou cy 86,100
Giorgos Maitanies CY 74,300 74,300
Aleksandr Gukov RU 73,600 22,600
Atanas Kavrakov bg 68,800 6,800
Khalil Tawil LB 68,200 -6,800
Aleksandr Tomovic CS 61,700 31,700
Nichan Khorchidian lb 58,900 31,900
Dimitar Danchev bg 57,600 24,600
Ivan Luca ar 57,500 13,500
Jacques Torbey lb 54,800 -15,200
Huseyin Kaba TR 48,700 48,700
Sharbel Koumi CY 48,200 48,200
Marco Della Tommasina it 47,400 4,400
Mustafa Biz tr 47,400 8,400
Ates Hikmet TR 47,200
Salman Ghosn LB 42,300 42,300
Yuri Kaganovich il 41,300 2,300
Artem Romanov RU 40,900 10,900
Roman Pavliuk ua 39,800 22,300
Mehmet Sinan Ogan TR 39,600 7,600

Pročitaj sve

Kyriakides on Top

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All final hands are now done and the chips are bagged up. Below are some assorted chip counts, the full list will be available within the hour.

Miltiadis Kyriakides cy 159,900 23,900
Ara Melkistian LB 132,200 -24,800
Amir Ali Etemad Saeid us 111,400 1,400
Alper Kostem TR 100,400 5,400
Jan Bendik sk 92,800 36,800
Andreas Christoforou cy 86,100 -4,900
Ates Hikmet TR 47,200 2,200

Tagovi: Miltiadis Kyriakides

Ahmed Folds Again

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With the board of {5-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} already being complete, Ivan Luca Franco bet enough to put Ahmed Mehmed Ahmed all in and the Bulgarian tanked for minutes. Time was called and tournament director Christian Scalzi came over. Ten seconds before the end of the minute of consideration, the Bulgarian joked "Can I have 50 more seconds? Can I buy them?" but obviously his wish was not granted.

Ahmed folded with 2 seconds to go.

Ahmed Mehmed Ahmed BG 10,000 -7,000

Double Up in the Penultimate Hand

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Right at the end of Day 1a, Amir Ali Etemad Saeid ran with kings into aces. This time he called a raise along with one other player and saw the flop of {4-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {7-Clubs}. The player to his left bet 5,600 and Etemad Saeid moved all in, which got called by the bettor with {Q-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}. That was no good against the {4-Clubs} {4-Spades} of Etemad Saeid, who locked up the double with the {10-Clubs} turn already.

The meaningless {8-Hearts} river completed the hand and Etemad Saeid is up to six figures.

Amir Ali Etemad Saeid us 110,000 65,000

Clock Stopped

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The level has been stopped with 12:43 remaining and the last five hands will be played before everyone gets to bag and tag their precious chips.

Kostem Doubles Through Hikmet, Hikmet Through Ogan

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Alper Kostem min-raised to 1,600 with {A-} {10-} and got called by Ates Hikmet from one seat over. Kostem bet the {A-Spades} {10-Hearts} {9-Spades} flop and got raised before check-calling on the {7-Hearts} turn and the ]2h] river for big amounts. Hikmet had {10-} {9-} for the worse two pair and lost more than two third of his stack.

The next hand he was all in for 23,350 with {Q-Spades} {Q-Clubs} and held up in a coin flip against the {A-Clubs} {K-Spades} of Mehmet Sinan Ogan on a board of {10-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {4-Spades} {8-Spades}. Both had already battled on the final table of the LEI Main Event two days ago.

Alper Kostem TR 95,000 13,000
Ates Hikmet TR 45,000 -42,000
Mehmet Sinan Ogan TR 32,000 -5,000

Tagovi: Alper KostemAtes HikmetMehmet Sinan Ogan