Steven Silverman is the 1st player to win a WPT Alpha8 event, after taking down the $100,000 re-entry event, for $891,660.
In poker news, The WPT new format, the Alpha8, has kicked off in style and after 11 levels of play, Matt Glantz leads the Final Nine.
Alexey Rybin has been the chip leader, and he finished Day Three with 1,736,000 chips, nearly half a million more than his nearest rival.
Kelly Kim burst onto the poker scene after making the final table of the 2008 WSOP® Main Event finishing in eighth for a $1.3m payday.
Lee talks to Dominik Nitsche the German is still so young he has only ever appeared twice at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Jesse May revels in as the commentator for the PartyPoker Big Game VII recently as it move to join the bwin WPT Merit Cyprus Classic.
Alexey Rybin and Natalya Nikitina are two of the favorites to walk away with the first WPT title of Season XII now leads Day 2 of WPT Cyprus.
Christian Scalzi is the Tournament Director (TD) for the World Poker Tour (WPT) European Events.
Lee talks to Steven & It’s the 2nd time that Billirakis has been in Cyprus to play poker after competing in the Lebanese Poker Tour.
Lebanese Bernard Samaha will start at the summit when Day 2 begins, as he accrued more chips than the Day 1A chip leader Alexey Rubin.