Team Pro Adrien Delmas Second of 17 After Winamax Poker Open Day 2
An elimination on the very last hand of Day 2 will see Matthieu Lamagnere carry a huge chip lead into the final day with just 17 remaining in the 2018 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event.
Lamagenere's king-queen cracked the ace-king of David Chambon on the very last hand of the evening to propel Lamagnere to 9,770,000 chips as players bagged for Day 3. He was helped along the way by the elimination of last year's runner-up Sonny Franco (83rd - €1,200), and is well-placed for a deep run.
Second in chips is Winamax Team Pro Adrien Delmas. Late on Day 2 he doubled through fellow Team Pro Mustapha Kanit, and then got it in with an inferior two pair against Eric Sagne, but managed to river a full house. This boosted the young Frenchman over 6,500,000 and he would go on to bag 7,185,000.
Other big stacks heading into the final day include Adrien Guyon (6,285,000) and Paul Meyniel (5,515,000) with Day 1a chip leader Dominique Potenza (1,700,000) and Day 1c chip leader Eric Gahon (1,200,000) also through to Day 3.
A total of 150 players made the money, guaranteeing themselves a €1,000 min-cash. The unfortunate bubble boy was Mickael Denoyelle whose ace-king could not crack the pocket tens of Zuanyu Zheng.
Nine Team pros started the day with chips, with the following busting in the money: Guillaume Diaz (132nd - €1,000), Davidi Kitai (34th - €2,300) and Mustapha Kanit (22nd - €3,450).
Several other notables made it into the money including Mike D'Inca (127th - €1,000), Mark Buckley (99th - €1,050), defending champion Otto Richard (95th - €1,100), Day 1b chip leader Christophe Gil (88th - €1,100), Paul Leckey (77th - €1,200), 2017 final tablist Jason Tompkins (68th - €1,300), and former professional footballer [Removed:30] (35th - €2,300).
On Day 3, the levels increase to 40 minutes in length, and the tournament will play to a winner. Returning players are all guaranteed €4,400. The champion of the 2018 Winamax Poker Open will take home €100,000 in prize money, which the remaining 17 players have their eyes on. Follow the action here at PokerNews.
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.