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Highlights

Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Winamax Poker Open Dublin High Roller Winner Jaksland Through to Main Event Day 2

will_shill • Level 19: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Peter Jaksland
Peter Jaksland

Just 53 players advanced after Day 1b of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event. 244 players entered today, combined with the 183 from yesterday, meaning the tournament is on pace for a record field if previous final starting flights are anything to go by.

Several big names are through to Day 2 including High Roller winner Peter Jaksland who bagged up 200,000.

"I played at a lot of tables today," said Jaksland. "There were a lot of good players and I played with a lot of them."

Jaksland took down the Winamax Poker Open Dublin €1,500 High Roller yesterday, and after three days of consecutive poker he is perhaps looking to have a day off.

"I think I'm going to take it easy tomorrow, take the day off and maybe go and find a concert or something to watch.

Meanwhile Winamax Team Pros Davidi Kitai (267,500), Pierre Calamusa (221,000), Guillaume Diaz (175,000) andLeo Margets (178,000) also bagged up heading into Day 2 on Saturday.

"Twenty minutes ago I had 7,000 which was 1.7 big blinds!" said Margets shortly after bagging. "I just I think I have played enough [6-max] tournaments that I know my ranges. I think it's important that people are not used to playing 6-Max tournaments, so it's all about adjusting to other people's ranges."

Winamax Team Pro Leo Margets

The big stack from Day 1b is Christophe Gil, bagging up an impressive 673,000. Joining him in Day 2 are Mike D'Inca (314,000), French YouTuber Pierre Aymeric (199,000) as well as Damien Le Goff (56,000) and Jason Tompkins (317,500) who both cashed the High Roller.

Join PokerNews tomorrow for the final starting flight of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin, which kicks off from midday. For the last couple of years there have been in excess of 600 entries on the final flight, so it's certainly one to watch!

Tags: Christophe GilDamien Le GoffDavidi KitaiGuillaume DiazJason TompkinsLeo MargetsMike D'incaPeter JakslandPierre AymericPierre Calamusa

Assorted End of Day Chip Counts

will_shill • Level 19: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Christophe Gil FR
Christophe Gil
FR 618,500 -11,500
Anthony Matray fr
Anthony Matray
fr 500,000 500,000
Jonuskis Mindaugas lt
Jonuskis Mindaugas
lt 423,000 423,000
Eric Ravier fr
Eric Ravier
fr 409,000 409,000
Richard O'Neill ie
Richard O'Neill
ie 383,000 383,000
Marc Bellini CH
Marc Bellini
CH 366,000 366,000
Mihail Mazilu IE
Mihail Mazilu
IE 350,000 350,000
Karol Wojciechowski ie
Karol Wojciechowski
ie 348,500 348,500
Franck Lelong fr
Franck Lelong
fr 323,500 323,500
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 317,500 255,500
Mike D'Inca fr
Mike D'Inca
fr 314,000 -266,000
Yassine Maymoun FR
Yassine Maymoun
FR 313,000 313,000
Loic Daspres FR
Loic Daspres
FR 304,500 304,500
Ivan Tononi it
Ivan Tononi
it 280,000 280,000
Ankit Ahuja in
Ankit Ahuja
in 274,500 274,500
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 267,500 37,500
Mickael Denoyelle fr
Mickael Denoyelle
fr 263,500 263,500
Samuel Baneham ie
Samuel Baneham
ie 259,000 259,000
Samuel Hermann FR
Samuel Hermann
FR 247,000 247,000
Sebastien Giangrasso FR
Sebastien Giangrasso
FR 233,500 233,500
Keith Brennan ie
Keith Brennan
ie 231,000 231,000
Bruno Mandagaran fr
Bruno Mandagaran
fr 225,500 225,500
Johan Etievant FR
Johan Etievant
FR 222,500 222,500
Hayg Badem fr
Hayg Badem
fr 221,000 221,000
Karim Ben Aziza FR
Karim Ben Aziza
FR 221,000 221,000

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Three More Hands

will_shill • Level 19: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

There will be three more hands before players bag up for the evening.

Battle for the Chip Lead

will_shill • Level 19: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Christophe Gil has emerged as a contender for chip leader, as he sits with over 600,000 in chips.

Meanwhile at the feature table, Mike D'Inca was facing a bet of 36,000 from Guillaume Diaz on a board of {6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Hearts} with 100,000 already in the middle. This bet was for a third of Diaz's remaining stack, and D'Inca eventually folded to leave himself just under 600,000 with twenty minutes left in the level.

Christophe Gil FR
Christophe Gil
FR 630,000
Mike D'Inca fr
Mike D'Inca
fr 580,000 30,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 180,000 -70,000

Tags: Christophe GilGuillaume DiazMike D'inca

Level:
19
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Winamax Team Pro Gaelle Baumann and Kevin Noblat Win 2018 Winamax Beer Pong Open Dublin

will_shill • Level 18: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Winamax Team Pro Gaelle Bauman and Kevin Noblat have won the Winamax Beer Pong Open here in Dublin after a classic final which went nearly all the way. The Winamax Team Pro becomes the second in a row to win the tournament after Pierre Calamusa won back in May in Marrakech at the Winamax SISMIX.

The pair topped a field of 97 total pairs to take home the trophies and winner's t-shirts. Many people including fellow Winamax Team Pros Sylvain Loosli and Romain Lewis have likened the event to the week's "Second Main Event" and Baumann said she was overjoyed to win the tournament.

"It's perhaps even better than the Main Event because it's here in Dublin!" said Baumann. "You know, with people drinking and having fun. It's funny because when I'm playing beer pong I'm just so focussed it's like I can't lose. Even more so than in poker. And winning with my [Kevin] is something you always want so it's nice, it's really nice."

"We had six months training(!)" said Harper jokingly. "For me, this is my Main Event because I'm covering the proper Main Event. This is the only moment all week where I can win."

The home favourites, as they clearly were, got off to the worst possible start after their opponents eliminated three cups in a row, but after Baumann and Harper both landed their balls in the same cup, it was all square at seven cups each.

The pair traded shots until the scores were level at 5-5 before a pivotal moment. Harper's shots was deflected and bounced once before landing in the cup. Under the rules this meant that two cups were eliminated and although their opponents remonstrated with the referee, they took a two cup lead.

Baumann had been clinical all match when shooting first, and she struck again, bringing the pair to within one cup of victory, but their opponents struck back to make it a 4-2 game.

Harper then struck to put them one cup away from victory, but both opponents struck in the same turn to eliminate two cups, and retain their throw.

However, these throws would come to nothing and Harper stepped up to eliminate the final cup and seal victory for the pair.

Level:
18
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Straight Flush Bags Ravier, His Table and the Dealer a Free Beer!

will_shill • Level 17: 1,500-3,500, 3,500 ante

In many poker tournaments, as a day comes to an end, the phrase "beer levels" tends to get bandied about. And Eric Ravier now has even more reason to grab himself a pint with less than three levels left in the day.

On a {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} board Ravier managed to show down {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and win the pot with a straight flush. Thanks to Winamax, this means that he has won himself and his tablemates (including the dealer) a round of beers!