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Andre Mabille Topped After Day 1b of the 2016 Winamax SISMIX Main Event

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  • Andre Mabille led the way after Day 1b of the 2016 Winamax SISMIX Main Event.

Day 1c of the 2016 Winamax SISMIX Main Event is currently underway. To skip to the current day's coverage, click here, or continue reading below for the Day 1a recap.

A total of 294 entries were tallied during the second starting flight of the 2016 Winamax SISMIX Main Event, a 6,000 MAD (€550) buy-in. Just 60 players, or about one-fifth of the starting field, advanced to Day 2 and they will join the other survivors from Wednesday's Day 1a and Friday's Day 1c to play on Saturday, May 28 when the combined field gets ready for two more days of action.

At the end of Day 1b, Andre Mabille finished with 217,000 in chips, which was good enough for the chip lead. Two other players ending the day on near the top of the pack were Moracco's Rachid Am in second place with 207,900 and Romain Lewis with 202,900.

Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

1Andre Mabille217,000
2Rachid Am207,900
3Romain Lewis202,900
4David Haziza202,000
5Mouad Benharmach196,800
6Damien Cayet186,500
7Sonny Franco174,600
8Matthieu Morel173,200
9François Pirault167,100
10Mohamed Aissani162,700

Lewis looked like he would end the day with the chip lead after a big hand during the final blind level when he eliminated Florence Mazet in a 200,000-chip pot after his {A-}{K-} worked its magic with an {A-} hitting the flop against his opponents {K-}{K-}. Lewis shared after the hand that, "I got lucky, but you need some luck in this game."

However, luck wasn't entirely on his side as he lost a small pot with {A-}{K-} to the {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs} in the last hand of the day when his opponent nailed a flush to dent his stack by 30,000 chips.

Also entering Day 1b were six Winamax VIP footballers including Bernard Mendy, Leo Dubois, Camel Meriem, Renato Civelli, Cédric Carrasso, and Guillaume Gillet. Gillet was the only one to move onto Day 2 with 145,200 chips, however, it is expected we may see some of the VIPs reenter for Day 1c.

Play will resume on Thursday, May 27 at 12 p.m. local time. The field for the final opening flight is expected to be bigger and include many of the players that were unable to survive today's action, and you can find all of the coverage right here on

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