The 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus festival is heading towards the business end in the days to come. Among the tournaments to gather the spotlight at the five-star Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino & Spa in Girne, North Cyprus is certainly the $5,300 Main Event, which will see 333 players out of 699 entries return to their seats.
The tournament has already surpassed the $3 million gross guarantee and has another three levels of late registration and re-entries available. Day 2 is scheduled to kick off at 12 pm noon local time and it is currently foreseen to play down to the money. Whether or not that will be possible with a deep 60-minute level structure remains to be seen, however.
$5,300 Main Event Day 1 Summary
|Starting Day||Date||Time||Level Duration||Levels||Entries||Survivors|
|Day 1a||Wed September 22||12pm local time||60 minutes||9 levels||281||128|
|Day 1b||Thu September 23||12pm local time||60 minutes||9 levels||205||86|
|Day 1c||Fri September 24||12pm local time||40 minutes||9 levels||184||102|
|Day 1d||Fri September 24||8pm local time||25 minutes||9 levels||29||19|
Leading the field into Day 2 with a monster stack of 796,500 is French online casino games streamer Killian Desnos, followed by Ali Shaerzadeh (699,500), Harout Ghazarian (659,500), and Harpreet Gill (621,000). In total, 12 players turned their starting stacks of 100,000 into more than five times of that while Day 1c chip leader Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina missed that goal by a single chip and returns with 499,000.
Team partypoker will be represented by Joni Jouhkimainen (229,500), Jeff Gross (113,500), and John Duthie (95,000). Furthermore, several WSOP bracelet winners are in the mix such as Gaby Livshitz, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Dominik Panka, Bartlomiej Swieboda, and Timur Margolin.
The action will recommence with blinds of 1,500-3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000. As previously mentioned, the registration period remains open for another three levels and there will be a break after the first level and for every two levels thereafter. Once the final field size has been determined, the payout information will be released and that sets the goal for the rest of the day.
As of Day 2 and until the conclusion of the $5,300 Main Event, the action will also be streamed on the partypoker YouTube and Twitch channels on a security delay of one hour. All PokerNews updates for today will mostly focus on the outer tables.