Chino Rheem heads WPT Cyprus

Chino Rheem heads WPT Cyprus

Monday, 6 August 2012

The opening event of the new World Poker Tour season is well under way with a familiar face at the top of the chip counts. Chino Rheem leads the way going into Day 2 at WPT Cyprus with a stack of 291,000.

130 of the 329 starters will be joining the November Niner including notables Michael and Robert Mizrachi, Dominick Nitsche, Marvin Rettenmaier and 2012 WSOP Main Event final table bubble girl Gaelle Baumann. Not all the big name starters survived though with Daniel 'Jungleman12' Cates, Chris Moorman and the third branch of the Mizrachi triumvirate, Eric, all hitting the rail.

36 players will each claim a share of the $1,212,694 prize pool with the winner set to walk away with $287,784.

The chip leaders are as follows:

1st Chino Rheem 291,500
2nd Husnu Sincar 247,500
3rd Sam El Sayed 214,300
4th Giuseppe Pantaleo 191,300
5th Ran Azor 181,500
6th Robert Mizrachi 158,300
7th Selcuk Ayaz 107,000
8th Chadi Merhej 100,000
9th Sherif Zacca 96,700
10th Kelly Kim 92,200

Tags: WPT Cyprus, Chino Rheem, Michael Mizrachi