The money bubble will be imminent when the action resumes at noon local time at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino & Spa in Girne, North Cyprus. Out of a field of 839 entries, only 109 players remain in contention for Day 3 of the 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus $5,300 Main Event. Only the top 98 finishers will earn a slice of the $3,859,400 prize pool and it may take a while to burst the money bubble.
From there on, the next target is reaching the nine-handed final table but that may not be possible in the allocated time. It is expected that the penultimate tournament day will play a maximum of ten levels of 60 minutes each. Leading the field into the day is Furkan Beg with a stack of 2,520,000. Right behind is a quartet of players including Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (2,190,000), Vlad Darie (2,170,000), Zorlu Er (2,128,000), and Dominik Panka (1,966,000).
The only partypoker ambassador in the mix is Finnish poker pro Joni Jouhkimainen with 975,000, which is above the current average for Day 3. Other notables with big stacks include Martin Mulsow (1,678,000), Turkish High Roller Selahaddin Bedir (1,573,000), Dejan Kaladjurdjevic (1,594,000), Russian star Artur Martirosian (1,484,000), and Danut Chisu (1,300,000).
Action resumes with blinds of 10,000-20,000 and a big blind ante of 20,000. More than 40 players have 20 big blinds or fewer, which may make for a tense start to the pre bubble play. However, that may change suddenly once the last 98 players have secured at least $9,335 for their efforts.
The action will also be streamed with a delay of one hour on the partypoker YouTube and Twitch channels, and the PokerNews live reporting team will focus on the outer tables for most of the day.