Rybin’s WPT Domination Continues

Rybin’s WPT Domination Continues

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A drawn-out final table bubble during Day 4 of the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic saw a number of players come close to elimination but as the session wore on it was Max Droege who hit the rail in seventh.

While Alexey Rybin continued to dominate proceedings from the front of the pack, Droege’s stack gradually ebbed away before he finally took a stand with pocket deuces. Unfortunately his timing was off and Sergey Rybachenko called with pocket tens he was left needing a lot of help.

As the dealer spread an Ac Qc 4h 8s board, Droege had just two outs to hit and even before the Ah fell on the river he was making his way towards the cashiers’ desk to collect his $38,100 consolation prize.

Droege’s demise was the final act in a day which saw 14 players become six and Rybin continue his remarkable run in the sun. Indeed, aside from Day 1B, the Russian has topped the chip counts at the end of every session and when today’s finale kicks off he’ll certainly be the favourite for the title.

Indeed, with 2,698,000 chips Rybin is well ahead of his closest rival, Albert Daher (1,595,000) but with the likes of Pierre Sayegh (349,000) and Rybachenko (921,000) desperate for chips there could be some early fireworks today.

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WPT Merit Cyprus Classic Final Table:
1 Alexey Rybin 2,698,000
2 Albert Daher 1,595,000
3 Andrei Nikonov 1,280,000
4 Kayhan Tugrul 1,025,000
5 Sergey Rybachenko 921,000
6 Pierre Sayegh 349,000

Tags: WPT Cyprus, Alexey Rybin, Albert Daher