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WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Erik Cajelais in the lead when only 18 players remain

Tags: Erik Cajelais, marvin rettenmaier, robert mizrachi, Sam El Sayed, wpt merit cyprus classic.
Posted on 08 August 2012 by "T".

The plan was to play 5 levels of 90-minutes but it wasn't necessary since the field had been narrowed down to only 18 players when 65-minutes remained of the final level. The new chip leader is Erik Cajelais, who has been in the top of the field since the very beginning of the tournament, with 1,190,000 chips. The Canadian poker pro finished runner-up in the 2007 Turks and Caicos Poker Classic and then finished 4th in the more recent Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event, and now he has a fantastic chance of winning his first WPT title.

But it won't be an easy task as WPT Champs Sam El Sayed and Marvin Rettenmaier still are in the tournament. Another player that Cajelais will have to look out for is Robert Mizrachi with 586k chips. Now, all of the remaining players are guaranteed to get at least $13,420 each. The winner of the tournament will take home $287,784 and the runner up will get $184,360. The payout structure is very steep and will for sure favour players such as Rettenmaier & El Sayed who have been in these situations before and know how to keep a cool head.


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3 comments on "WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Erik Cajelais in the lead when only 18 players remain "

 Fakiry08/08/2012 12:32:05 GMT
Things are going fast in the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic. Maybe now they will calm down a bit again. Looking at some names in the field and Reading their “curriculums” regarding recente poker history, there are many with proof given that they will only stop after the end of the chips. Now we just have to see if it’s their chips or their opponent’s the ones that will end first.
 pochui08/08/2012 20:14:24 GMT
rettenmaier is a real regular at such situations, really impressed by the way he keeps himself in tournaments, surely he has some strategy that is relatively safe, because he goes deep in the tournaments regularly, not sure about el sayed or robert mizrachi to be fair don't know a lot about them
 noonlion08/08/2012 20:25:19 GMT
yeh rettenmeier is a beast in tourneys.

cant count him out.

also some other big names too, be interesting to see who ends up taking this down

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