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WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Chino Rheem leads the pack!

Tags: chino rheem, michael mizrachi, Sam El Sayed, the grinder, world poker tour, wpt merit cyprus classic.
Posted on 06 August 2012 by "T".

The two starting days (Day 1a and 1b) of World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus Classic were played over the weekend. The main event attracted 329 players thus creating a total prize pool of $1,212,694. Now there are 132 players left and they will return to the tables in a few hours to play Day 2. The chip leader is no one else than David Rheem with 291,500. Doesn't ring a bell? David "Chino" Rheem is a well-known figure on the poker circuit having finished 7th in the 2008 WSOP Main Event for 1,7 million and won WPT's Season VII Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, earning $1,5 million.

Other big names with plenty of chips are, for example, Sam El Sayed (winner of 2010 WPT Amneville) in 3rd place with 214,300 and Robert Mizrachi in 6th place with 158,300. Robert's famous brother Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is also alive but in 19th place with 54,300. It's nice to see that so many poker stars are doing well in the main event so far. It will be very interesting to see how things turn out during Day 2.

We'll be back with an update tomorrow morning.

 


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3 comments on "WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Chino Rheem leads the pack! "

 noonlion06/08/2012 10:21:00 GMT
Some big winners heading it up.

Man, just seems so sick to win 1.5milly in a single tournament. and to do it multiple times like Mizrachi is insane.
 Fakiry06/08/2012 12:03:27 GMT
When Reading the texto looks like Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is very bad, but 19th out of 132 is very good, although having six times less than the chip leader. He should watch out who is he threatning when he decides to move some more chips than usual to the table, or things can get bad.
 ayaraled07/08/2012 06:28:18 GMT
the mizrachi brothers are really grinding pretty well in big tournaments like this...lot of wins and lots of tournament that they are always on top.....

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