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Day 1a Completed

Team Winamax Pro Bruno Lopes Leads after Winamax Poker Open Day 1A

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Day 1A Chip Leader Bruno Lopes
Day 1A Chip Leader Bruno Lopes

After fourteen levels of play it is Team Winamax Pro Bruno Lopes who amassed the most chips on Day 1A of the 2017 WInamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event.

It took him until the last level of the day, but as is so often the case just one big hand saw him saw past the likes of Sonny Franco (666,000), Olivier Marchet (642,000) and Liam O'Donoghue (605,000) to claim the outright chip lead with a stack of 803,000.

Other notables still in the field include Peter Eichhardt (195,000), Ivan Deyra (234,000), Mike D'inca (153,000) and Aladin Reskalla (91,000).

An exciting day's play saw a whole host of French players take to the felt as they took their first shot at taking down the Winamax Poker Open. A total of 373 players came together to beat last years Day 1A field by nearly 50 players, and the Citywest hotel was packed with players.

Among the players to play and bust on Day 1A were Guillaume Diaz, Erwann Pecheux, Davidi Kitai and Sylvain Loosli. Loosli was one of a number of players to bust twice, first when he bluff shoved a missed straight draw into the two pair of Sylvain Dezilleaux, and then when his Ace-Queen failed to beat the Jacks of Liam O'Donoghue in a massive 500k pot in the final level of the day.

Looking forward to a day off is two-time WSOP Main Event Last Woman Standing Gaelle Baumann who bagged up 145,000. Despite being below average for most of the day, Baumann battled to bag up and can now focus on cheering on her fellow Team Winamax Pros on Day 1B before play resumes on Saturday at 12 p.m. for Day 2.

Day 1B meanwhile takes place on Friday, with the action getting underway at 12 p.m. local time here at the Citywest luxury hotel in Dublin.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the live updates from the Winamax Poker Open here in Dublin.

Tags: Bruno LopesDavidi KitaiErwann PecheuxGaelle BaumannLiam O'DonoghueSonny FrancoSylvain Loosli

Assorted Chip Counts From End of Day 1A (full)

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
Winamax Team Pro
fr 803,000 803,000
Liam O'Donoghue ie
Liam O'Donoghue
ie 681,000 11,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 666,000 291,000
Olivier Marchet fr
Olivier Marchet
fr 642,000 -28,000
Romain Carlot FR
Romain Carlot
FR 616,000
Victor Michaud FR
Victor Michaud
FR 596,000
Sebastien Zanolini fr
Sebastien Zanolini
fr 564,000 484,000
Joan Hadley im
Joan Hadley
im 468,000 118,000
Francois Hochede fr
Francois Hochede
fr 455,000
Florian Prex FR
Florian Prex
FR 433,000
Jonathan Barusta FR
Jonathan Barusta
FR 425,000
Teunis Kooij nl
Teunis Kooij
nl 416,000 312,000
Jamie Flynn ie
Jamie Flynn
ie 410,000
David Tordeux FR
David Tordeux
FR 409,500
Alexandre Poux fr
Alexandre Poux
fr 405,000
Didier Bernard FR
Didier Bernard
FR 389,000
Jonathan Therme fr
Jonathan Therme
fr 369,000
Alexandre Fradin fr
Alexandre Fradin
fr 363,000
Thierry Delpui fr
Thierry Delpui
fr 356,000
Djamel Quaret FR
Djamel Quaret
FR 334,000 189,000
Benjamin Gilet FR
Benjamin Gilet
FR 310,000
Jerome Lhostis FR
Jerome Lhostis
FR 303,000
Alexandre Vannobel FR
Alexandre Vannobel
FR 302,000
Mark Buckley ie
Mark Buckley
ie 284,000
Fabrice Gouget fr
Fabrice Gouget
fr 280,000

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Four More Hands

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Tournament officials have announced that there will be four more hands played before players bag up at the end of the night.

Sylvain Loosli Eliminated by Liam O'Donoghue

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Liam O'Donoghue was waving down one of the tournament officials. Apparently, he had recently eliminated Sylvain Loosli but hadn't received the €50 bounty, nor the special dealer button crediting him with the feat. As the tournament officials headed to investigate where his prizes were, he told us about the hand.

O'Donoghue raised from the cutoff and the player in the small blind three-bet. Sylvain Loosli was in the big blind and cold four-bet to 60,000 off of a stack of around 250,000. O'Donoghue five-bet all in for more and the small blind folded.

Loosli eventually tank-called off his remaining chips with {a-}{q-} while O'Donoghue held {j-}{j-}. His jacks held and Loosli was heading to the exit shortly before the end of the day.

Liam O'Donoghue ie
Liam O'Donoghue
ie 670,000 240,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr Busted

Tags: Liam O'DonoghueSylvain Loosli


Play Back Underway

will_shill • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

After a brief pause, play is back underway in the Main Event. There are only six minutes left in the penultimate level of the day.

Unscheduled Break

will_shill • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Owing to "technical difficulties" there is currently a 15-minute break in the Main Event.