Buonanno Leads Final 30 of WPT Cyprus; Lövgren, Lewis Survive

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Antonio Buonanno winning the EPT Grand Final

EPT Grand Final winner Antonio Buonanno is in prime position to score another major title at the WPT Merit Classic in Cyprus.

The Italian amassed 1.1 million chips on Day 3 of WPT Cyprus, proving his game is still in top shape and good enough for a solid chip lead heading into Day 4.

Serdar Saglam sits second after Day 3 with 800,000.

Despite its low profile this year's WPT Cyprus has ended up being a very compelling event with 404 runners and a hefty $325,400 top prize still up for grabs.

Lewis, Lövgren Look to Make Noise on Day 4

Sofia Lovgren
Sofia Lovgren

U.K. pro Toby Lewis finds himself in sixth place with 617,000 chips and will look to take a crack at Buonanno’s chip lead on Day 4.

Lewis already has an EPT title so he, along with Buonnano, are both aiming to win the second part of poker's Triple Crown, which also includes a WSOP bracelet victory.

Swedish pro Sofia Lövgren is also in the field with 228,000. Lövgren, who is still chasing her first major title, will want to chip up fast as she’s amongst the shorter stacks.

WPT Champion’s Club club member Dmitry Gromov is also still alive with 596,000 chips and will look to crack the final table in Cyprus.

British star Sam Trickett just missed Day 4. He busted on the final hand of Day 3 when he shoved with K-Q and got called by Alexander Lakhov with A J.

Day 4 begins tomorrow at 12:00 local time and you can follow along via the WPT live updates. Here’s a look at the top 10 chip counts to end the day:


  • Antonio Buonanno - 1.17 million
  • Serdar Saglam - 800,000
  • Christian Christner - 721,000
  • Alexander Lakhov - 641,000
  • Oliver Price - 626,000
  • Toby Lewis - 617,000
  • Dmitry Gromov - 595,000
  • Yuri Sallkaev - 577,000
  • Abbas Morady - 543,000
  • Eddy Maksoud - 528,000

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