Seat 2: Cihan Eren, Turkey – 1,509,000

Cihan Eren has been playing poker for three years, and the MPNPT Malta represents his first big live event. He describes himself as a recreational player, but has online experience (live poker is not allowed in his home country Turkey) and over 1.5 million chips – enough to place him in second going into the final. He’s a newlywed, but according to Eren and his wife Asli, the idea of starting to travel more on the poker circuit appeals. “I like poker, she likes to travel,” he said, “It’s a match made in heaven.”

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