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12 Players Remain for Final Day of the partypoker WPT National Cyprus

[user38873] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Majid Ejlal Noubarian in the lead, Amir Ali Etemad Saeid
Majid Ejlal Noubarian in the lead, Amir Ali Etemad Saeid

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.

PlacePlayerChips
1Majid Ejlal Noubarian896,000
2Kemal Sevevi805,000
3Atanas Kavrakov667,000
4Vasili Kesnin502,000
5Carl Maertzen428,000
6Mohamed Almani396,000
7Jacques Torbey380,000
8Aykutalp Yilmaz265,000
9Vitalii Grekul227,000
10Grigorii Rodin227,000
11Ercan Olgun215,000
12Marco Della Tommasina153,000

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 {K-Spades}{J-Clubs} and was called by Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi before the American folded to the all-in isolation of Atanas Kavrakov with the {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. 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 {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} against Sergey Minaev's {A-}{J-} and the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} 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 {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} after defending his big blind only to run into the {Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} 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.

Tagovi: Amir Ali Etemad SaeidAtanas KavrakovAykutalp YilmazBarny BoatmanCarl MaertzenChino RheemDaniele MazziaDavid RheemDimitar DanchevErcan OlgunGrigorii RodinIgor DubinskyJan BendikKelly KimKemal SeveviMajid Ejlal NoubarianManig LoeserMarco Della TommasinaMichael MizrachiMiltiadis KyriakidesMohamed AlmaniOnur UnsalSergey MinaevSergey RybachenkoSimeon NaydenovSinem MelinVasili KesninVitalii Grekul

Day 3 Redraw

[user38873] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
91Atanas Kavrakov667,000
92Vitalii Grekul227,000
93Aykutalp Yilmaz265,000
94Marco Della Tommasina153,000
96Mohamed Almani396,000
97Kemal Sevevi805,000
    
121Ercan Olgun215,000
122Majid Ejlal Noubarian896,000
124Vasili Kesnin502,000
126Carl Maertzen428,000
127Jacques Torbey380,000
128Grigorii Rodin227,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (pun)

[user38873] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Majid Ejlal Noubarian ir 896,000 36,000
Kemal Sevevi TR 805,000 -20,000
Atanas Kavrakov bg 667,000 57,000
Vasili Kesnin RU 502,000 42,000
Carl Maertzen AT 428,000 -162,000
Mohamed Almani LY 396,000 -24,000
Jacques Torbey lb 380,000 -130,000
Aykutalp Yilmaz CY 265,000 5,000
Vitalii Grekul UA 227,000 112,000
Grigorii Rodin RU 227,000 -13,000
Ercan Olgun tr 215,000 65,000
Marco Della Tommasina it 153,000 -27,000

Done for the Day

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A total of 12 players will be returning tomorrow at 13:00 local time for the final day of the WPT National Cyprus.

Ivan Luca Eliminated in 13th Place (€4,375)

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Ivan Luca
Ivan Luca

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 {A-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds} compared to the {A-Spades} {K-Diamonds} of Luca, but got there on a board of {A-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {10-Clubs}.

Grigorii Rodin RU 240,000 115,000
Ivan Luca ar Out

Tagovi: Grigorii RodinIvan Luca

Noubarian Doubles Through Olgun

[user38873] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Joining the action on the {2-Diamonds} {6-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {J-Clubs} 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 {J-Hearts} 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 {6-Spades} {6-Hearts} for exactly the hand he had feared before tossing his now worthless {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} into the muck.

Majid Ejlal Noubarian ir 860,000 410,000
Ercan Olgun tr 150,000 -525,000

Tagovi: Ercan OlgunMajid Ejlal Noubarian

Amir Ali Etemad Saeid Eliminated in 14th Place (€4,375)

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Amir Ali Etemad Saeid
Amir Ali Etemad Saeid

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 {A-Spades} {J-Spades}. The Iranian had pocket sixes and Yilmaz spiked both overcards on the flop to secure the knockout.

Aykutalp Yilmaz CY 260,000 100,000
Amir Ali Etemad Saeid us Out

Tagovi: Amir Ali Etemad SaeidAykutalp Yilmaz

Barny Boatman Eliminated in 15th Place (€4,375)

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Barny Boatman
Barny Boatman

Kemal Sevevi raised to 13,000 from the cutoff and was called by Barny Boatman in the big blind. Both players checked the {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} flop and Boatman check-raised from 17,000 top 72,000 after the {Q-Clubs} 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 {Q-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} for the nut flush and Boatman revealed the inferior {9-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} for a big blind special that turned into a nightmare.

Kemal Sevevi TR 825,000 205,000
Barny Boatman gb Out

Tagovi: Barny BoatmanKemal Sevevi