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WPT Season XII Kicks off on August 12th in Cyprus

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The luxurious five star Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort, North Cyprus, will host Season XII of the World Poker Tour when it kicks off on August 12th, 2013.

The Main Event starts on Friday, August 16th, with a $4,400 buy-in and packs a whopping $1,000,00 guaranteed prize pool. The Main Event will also feature 60-minute blind levels, starting stacks of 30,000, and a re-entry option.

"The casino resort is a unique location offering the full holiday package with intense poker action, round-the-clock cash games and 24/7 all-inclusive treatment includinga hot buffet in the poker room, cigarettes and cigars, beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks." commented Michael Peltekci, President of Merit Casino. "We will be throwing the eagerly awaited WPT players beach party. Last year’s party was the finest in poker history. We know we have high expectations to live up to, and we will not disappoint.”

The schedule is jam-packed with 35 events guaranteed to keep the action hopping with a couple of spotlight events that are sure to draw a crowd: The $2,200 WPT Big Stack Challenge set for Sunday, August 18th, with a $100,000 guarantee; and the $10,000 WPT High Roller with a $400,000 guarantee starts on Monday, August 19th. Check out the bwin WPT Merit Cyprus Classic schedule here.'s Big Game will debut in Cyprus where the 12-hour, high-stakes, televised cash game is expected to attract a number of well-known poker stars like Freddy Deeb, Tony G, and Sam Trickett. The Big Game is set to run on Thursday, August 15th.

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