Winamax

Winamax are one of the largest online poker rooms in Europe and they currently operate two live tours: The Winamax Poker Open and Winamax SISMIX. Both tournaments are played six-handed, making them some of the largest six-handed tournaments in the world outside of the WSOP.

PokerNews has provided live reporting on both the WPO and the Winamax SISMIX since 2016.

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Finished Tournaments

Winner Winning Hand Prize Runner-up Losing Hand
2022 Winamax Poker Open Madrid Omar Del Pino Omar Del Pino a ♥j ♣ €130,000 Matthieu Lamagnere k ♣q ♥

Winamax Poker Open

The Winamax Poker Open has been held in Dublin since 2010. Before then, Winamax sent dozens of online qualifiers to the European Deep Stack Championship before teaming up with D4 Events to launch the festival.

The very first WiPO took place in 2010, attracting 313 players and was won by Alan Trueick from Ireland. After the United Kingdom's Steven King won in 2011, it took until the third WiPO in 2012 for France to take down the title for the first time as Cyril Delaire emerged victorious.

The Main Event surpassed 1,000 entries for the first time in 2013 with Jerome Guermeur taking home €75,00 after winning.

The 2014 Winamax Poker Open expanded to include eleven side events, with Tom Kitt ensured the Main Event title stayed in Ireland after his win over 994 entries.

Otto Richard 2017 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event
Otto Richard 2017 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event

A string of three straight French winners saw PokerNews live report the Winamax Poker Open for the first time in 2016, and the Main Event surpass 1,000 entries for only the second time in 2017, with Otto Richard (pictured) scooping the biggest Main Event payout in history.

After Karol Wojciechowski secured victory in the 2018 Winamax Poker Open Main Event after a four-way deal for almost €90,000, 2019 saw the largest Main Event in history.

A total of 1,389 players entered with Philippe Guillou coming out on top for €70,000.

Winamax Poker Open Results

YearFieldWinnerCountryPayout (EUR)
2010316Alan TrueickIreland€ 40,142
2011656Steven KingUnited Kingdom€63,000*
2012818Cyril DelaireFrance€ 65,000
20131,086Jerome GuermeurFrance€ 75,000
2014994Tom KittIreland€ 75,000
2015959Pierre CalamusaFrance€ 70,000
2016978Antonin TeisseireFrance€ 72,000
20171,069Otto RichardFrance€ 92,000
20181,191Karol WojciechowskiIreland€89,716**
20191,389Philippe GuillouFrance€ 70,000

*denotes heads-up deal; **denotes four-handed deal

Winamax SISMIX

Launched in 2014, the Winamax SISMIX combined the excitement of a six-handed poker festival with the entertainment of live music and parties.

Just like the Winamax Poker Open, there wasn't a French winner until the third installment of the Winamax SISMIX as Belgium's Davidi Kitai and Jerome Sgorrano picked up wins in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Bruno Lopes clinched victory for France in 2016, as did Hugo Larachiche in 2017 as the Main Event surpassed 1,000 entries for the very first time.

Adrian Mateos 2018 Winamax SISMIX Main Event
Adrian Mateos 2018 Winamax SISMIX Main Event

In 2018, Adrian Mateos topped a field of 1,252 players to win €89,000 in what was the largest poker tournament ever held in Africa.

One year later, the festival moved away from Marrakech to Costa Brava for the very first time. The change of venue didn't do anything to dampen the appeal of the festival as another record was broken.

The 2,036 entries in the 2019 Winamax SISMIX Main Event was a record for a six-handed tournament, with Germany's Tim Hartmann securing victory after a three-handed deal.

The 2020 Winamax SISMIX was due to return to Costa Brava, but was ultimately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Read More: The Five B's of the Winamax SISMIX Festival


Winamax SISMIX Results

YearFieldWinnerCountryPayout (EUR)
2014670Davidi KitaiBelgium€ 60,209
2015872Jerome SgorranoBelgium€ 64,400
2016901Bruno LopesFrance€ 78,341
20171,078Hugo LarachicheFrance€ 89,000
20181,252Adrian MateosSpain€ 89,000
20192,036Tim HartmannGermany€100,782*

*denotes three-handed deal