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Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Kanit, Baumann and Delmas Make It Nine Winamax Team Pros Through to Day 2

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

Mustapha Kanit has spent most of the latter stages of today under the lights of the live-streamed feature table here in the Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event, but the Italian Winamax Team Pro still managed to bag up a healthy 558,000 after an elimination boosted his stack as the day drew to a close.

Fellow Winamax Team Pros Gaelle Baumann (63,000) and Adrien Delmas (390,500) will join Kanit and the six other Team Pros already advanced in Day 2 as they look to put in a good showing at their "home event."

The 2018 Winamax Poker Open is officially the largest ever, eclipsing the 2013 event with a new record of 1,191 entries.

"It was a good day!" said Kanit after bagging up in the largest 6-Max event ever held in Europe. "I'll explain for you. From the big blind I like to play because you've already put one big blind in. From the button I like to play because it's the button. Under the gun is the new best position. I always love it because you keep a stronger range.

"Cutoff is the cutoff, and small blind you want to take some squeeze some times. So that's just the way it is! Five-handed at the table is great; I love it."

"I love this format. I want one of these tables at home! As soon as I move house I will get this table; f*ck nine-handed(!)"

Kanit has good memories here in Dublin and is loving the 6-Max format.

"Dublin is very good for me. Every time I come I win, I love it; some beers. I'm going to win this one! Adrian won [in Marrakech], Mustapha next...Davidi [Kitai] no. Davidi doesn't have the attitude for this tournament! The young guys have! Write a big article - Davidi no attitude! He's a father; too tired!"

Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

Leading the way is Eric Gahon who is the only player over 700,000 after scooping a last-minute 200,000 chip pot when his pocket tens bested the nines of an opponent with just two hands left in the day.

Other big stacks include Yves Siess (610,500) and Elisabeth Loiseau (605,500). Defending champion Otto Richard also managed to find a bag with 114,000 chips in it as he aims to go back-to-back.

Notables left in include Mark Buckley (215,000), Sander van Wesemael (88,000) and former professional footballer [Removed:30] (497,500).

The remaining 161 players will join those already advanced from Day 1a and 1b on Saturday at midday. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the live updates as we get closer to bursting the money bubble - payouts yet to be announced - and then crowning the latest Winamax champion.

Tags: Adrien DelmasGaelle BaumannMark BuckleyMustapha KanitOtto RichardSander van WesemaelYves Siess

Assorted End of Day Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 19: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Eric Gahon fr
Eric Gahon
fr 735,500 735,500
Yves Siess fr
Yves Siess
fr 610,500 610,500
Elisabeth Loiseau FR
Elisabeth Loiseau
FR 605,500 180,500
Andrew Dooley ie
Andrew Dooley
ie 590,500 590,500
Krisztian Jungling HU
Krisztian Jungling
HU 579,000 579,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it 558,000 -2,000
Stephane Hanken FR
Stephane Hanken
FR 522,000 522,000
497,500 337,500
Ranno Sootla ee
Ranno Sootla
ee 490,000 490,000
Cedric Schwaederle fr
Cedric Schwaederle
fr 484,000 484,000
Olivier Vinet FR
Olivier Vinet
FR 477,500 477,500
Moundir Zoughari fr
Moundir Zoughari
fr 459,500 59,500
Olivier Tison FR
Olivier Tison
FR 447,000 -73,000
Anthony Soules fr
Anthony Soules
fr 443,000 443,000
Mohamad Elias CH
Mohamad Elias
CH 435,000 435,000
Mathieu Brignone FR
Mathieu Brignone
FR 398,000 398,000
Sylvain Joulain FR
Sylvain Joulain
FR 394,000 394,000
Adrien Delmas fr
Adrien Delmas
fr 390,500 310,500
Nils Boldt AT
Nils Boldt
AT 390,000 390,000
Qiang Liu Zhi ie
Qiang Liu Zhi
ie 386,000 386,000
Stephane Sabardeil FR
Stephane Sabardeil
FR 385,000 385,000
Georges Jurado FR
Georges Jurado
FR 379,000 379,000
Victor Ramalho PT
Victor Ramalho
PT 375,500 375,500
Hugo Marin Vernhes fr
Hugo Marin Vernhes
fr 370,500 370,500
Francois Aine FR
Francois Aine
FR 369,500 369,500

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Last Three Hands

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

Players on Day 1c of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event will play three more hands before bagging up for the evening.

Team Pro Kanit Eliminates a Player; Moves Among Chip Leaders

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

On the feature table Winamax Team Pro Mustapha Kanit three-bet enough to put his opponent all in. Her opponent called.

Mustapha Kanit: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
All-in Player: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The player's all in was for 67,500 and the flop came {9-Spades}{10-Hearts}{j-Hearts} giving Kanit a set and his opponent a gutshot straight draw.

The turn {6-Diamonds} changed nothing and the river was the {8-Spades}.

Kanit now moves up over 550,000 in chips and is a contender for chip leader at this moment in time.

Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it 560,000 517,000

Tags: Mustapha Kanit


Loiseau Cracks Aces to Move Over 400k

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

According to Elisabeth Loiseau, she just cracked the {a-}{a-} of an opponent with {k-}{k-} thanks to a king on the turn.

Her opponent's all in was for around 90,000 and that has sent her soaring up the chip counts.

With just over one level to go she may well feature among the chip leaders at the end of the day.

Elisabeth Loiseau FR
Elisabeth Loiseau
FR 425,000