Live Events 1
Main Event



Shuffle Up and Deal


Christian Scalzi has just announced the "Shuffle Up and Deal", promising the players information about the amount of levels, and dinner break, later today. The button starts in seat 5, the TDA-rules are used, and "Enjoy your tournament guys" was heard.

Christian Scalzi with Royal Flush girls Tugba Ercan and Violet Dillon

Welcome to Cyprus!

Merit Crystal Cove Hotel-Casino
Merit Crystal Cove Hotel-Casino

It's that time of the year again; time for the partypoker World Poker Tour Merit North Cyprus Classic, obviously on the beautiful island of Cyprus.

With big tournaments in Barcelona and Florida just in the books, it's time to play some cards in another sunny location. It's the fourth time the partypoker World Poker Tour visits the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel-Casino in Kyrenia. Back in 2009 Thomas Bichon topped a 181-player field, in 2012 Marvin Rettenmaier was the top dog, and last year Alexey Rybin walked away the biggest winner.

2009181$10,000Thomas Bichon$579,165
2012329$4,000Marvin Rettenmaier$287,784
2013262$4,000Alexey Rybin$258,000

PokerNews will be on sight to cover the entire Main Event, from the first flop till the last river. The tournament has a €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, and players have the option to enter the event a maximum of four times (1 re-entry per Day (Day 1A & 1B) including the first level of Day 2). WPT Main Event players that have played both Day 1A and Day 1B have the option to choose either their Day 1A or Day 1B stack to bring to Day 2. Late registration and re-entry closes at the end of the first level of Day 2.

DateTimeDayDuration Levels
September 5th1 p.m.Day 1a60 minutes
September 6th1 p.m.Day 1b60 minutes
September 7th1 p.m.Day 290 minutes
September 8th1 p.m.Day 390 minutes
September 9th1 p.m.Day 490 minutes
September 10th1 p.m.Final90 minutes

Play starts in 90 minutes, so check back soon for coverage of the 2014 partypoker World Poker Tour Merit North Cyprus Classic!

Tags: Alexey RybinMarvin RettenmaierThomas Bichon

Main Event
Day 1a started