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Day 1b Completed

Davidi Kitai Among Chip Leaders After Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event Day 1B

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Davidi Kitai © Caroline Darcourt
Davidi Kitai © Caroline Darcourt

Day 1A chip leader and Team Winamax Pro Bruno Lopes will have to watch out, as fellow Winamax Pro Davidi Kitai bagged up a healthy stack here at the Citywest hotel on Day 1B of the 2017 Winamax Poker Main Event.

Kitai was called a "genius" on Twitter by fellow Frenchman Erwann Pecheux earlier today when Pecheux was drawn two seats to Kitai's right. And when Team Winamax Pro Guillaume Diaz joined the pair at the table, it looked like Kitai's stack could take a few knocks.

However, he managed to ride it out, and emerged with a stack of 604,000 to take forward to Day 2.

The day got off to a strong start, with the Day 1A field eclipsed before the first break. By the end of the day 696 players in addition to the 373 from Day 1A combined to make a total field of 1,069, narrowly failing to eclipse the record 1,087 set back in 2013. However, this marks the second time in the Winamax Poker Open's history that the field has exceeded 1,000 players, and is testament to the stop's continued popularity.

The title of Day 1B chip leader goes to Laurent Decauwert, who scooped a massive pot against Alexandre Reard to take over the chip lead, eventually finishing the day with 750,000. Other big stacks include Nicholas Bastard (710,000), Sebastien Charbonnier (642,000) and Watinee Chathaisong (635,000).

Other notables advancing to Day 2 include Patrick Bruel (452,000), Romain Lewis (358,000), Tomas Soderstrom (302,000), Sylvain Loosli (210,000), Dara O'Kearney (162,000), Erwann Pecheux (158,000) and former French international footballer Bernard Mendy (131,000).

The survivors from Day 1B will join the 69 who finished Day 1A tomorrow when Day 2 kicks off at 12 p.m. local time. Stay tuned to PokerNews not just to find out exactly how much the winner of the 2017 Winamax Poker Open will be taking home, but all the live updates as we get closer to crowning the 2017 champion.

Tags: Bernard MendyBruno LopesDara O'KearneyDavidi KitaiErwann PecheuxGuillaume DiazTomas SoderstromSylvain LoosliPatrick Bruel

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

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Laurent Decauwert FR
Laurent Decauwert
FR 750,000 750,000
Nicolas Bastard FR
Nicolas Bastard
FR 710,000
Sebastien Charbonnier FR
Sebastien Charbonnier
FR 652,000 132,000
Watinee Chathaisong IE
Watinee Chathaisong
IE 635,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be 604,000 507,000
[Removed:44] FR
FR 565,000 35,000
Valentin Devooght FR
Valentin Devooght
FR 543,000 -2,000
Rémi Debord fr
Rémi Debord
fr 542,000
Elias Talvitie fi
Elias Talvitie
fi 501,000 282,000
Jean-Marc Chiba FR
Jean-Marc Chiba
FR 491,000
Patrick Bruel fr
Patrick Bruel
fr 452,000 267,000
Laurent Manderlier be
Laurent Manderlier
be 423,000
Benjamin Laurant FR
Benjamin Laurant
FR 412,000
Stefan Ebinger DE
Stefan Ebinger
DE 402,000
Zac Sloper ie
Zac Sloper
ie 401,000
Steven Prouteau fr
Steven Prouteau
fr 400,000 -100,000
Jonathan Condron IE
Jonathan Condron
IE 391,000
Anthony Biardeau FR
Anthony Biardeau
FR 385,000
Matthieu Vincendeau fr
Matthieu Vincendeau
fr 378,000
Olivier Dupont fr
Olivier Dupont
fr 375,000
Lozano Manzanares ES
Lozano Manzanares
ES 371,000
Ankit Ahuja in
Ankit Ahuja
in 368,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 355,000 205,000
Ivan Tononi it
Ivan Tononi
it 355,000
Frederic Vacher fr
Frederic Vacher
fr 352,000

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Last Four Hands

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

Tournament officials have announced that there will be four more hands played before bagging up for the evening.


Defending Champion Antonin Teisseire Eliminated

will_shill • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Antonin Teisseire © Caroline Darcourt
Antonin Teisseire © Caroline Darcourt

We saw that defending Winamax Poker Open champion Antonin Teisseire's seat was empty, and we headed over to find out what happened.

Paul Carr was the grateful recipient of Teisseire's chips and he explained how Teisseire opened from the cutoff and Carr called in the big blind.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was a {2-} and Carr checked to Teisseire who bet 6,500. Carr check-raised to 17,000 and his opponent called.

Carr bet 31,000 on the {4-} river and Teisseire moved all in for 70,000. Carr called and showed {10-}{8-} and was well ahead of the {q-}{5-} of his opponent.

Paul Carr IE
Paul Carr
IE 290,000
Antonin Teisseire fr
Antonin Teisseire
fr Busted

Tags: Antonin TeisseirePaul Carr


Two Pair No Good Versus Sylvain Loosli

will_shill • Level 12: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Hayg Badem raised from the button and Sylvain Loosli defended his big blind.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{q-Spades}{8-Spades}. Loosli bet and Badem called. The pair checked the {7-Diamonds} turn and the river was the {9-Spades}. Loosli checked and Badem bet 18,000. Loosli quickly called.

"Two pair," Badem said in French, but Loosli shook his head. Loosli showed {6-Spades}{7-Clubs} for a straight while Badem could only show {7-Spades}{9-Clubs} for two pair.

Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 134,000 27,000
Hayg Badem fr
Hayg Badem
fr 103,000

Tags: Sylvain LoosliHayg Badem