Alexey Rybin Continues WPT Merit Cyprus Classic Domination
Day 3 of the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic is over and Alexey Rybin is still leading the way to the final table with 1,736,000 chips, over half a million more than his closest competitor.
As blinds and antes are about to increase to 5,000/10,000/1,000 this is likely to prove a massive help.
Rybin was also the field leader after Day 1A and Day 2, a rare event in tournament poker. If he goes on to win it will have been one of the most dominant tournament runs in recent memory.
A total of 262 players entered the $4,400 Main Event which produced a prize pool of $965,740. If Rybin wins he will collect $25,000 cash and the top 27 players will all cash out.
Rybin has a total of six cashes behind him, the most impressive of which was $366,833 for a fifth place finish in the 2010 EPT San Remo Main Event. However, since then none of his other cashes have been bigger than $42,000.
The final table will be taking place on Wednesday with the remaining six players battling it out for the top prize.