Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
An elimination on the very last hand of Day 2 will see Matthieu Lamagnere carry a huge chip lead into the final day with just 17 remaining in the 2018 Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event.
Lamagenere's king-queen cracked the ace-king of David Chambon on the very last hand of the evening to propel Lamagnere to 9,770,000 chips as players bagged for Day 3. He was helped along the way by the elimination of last year's runner-up Sonny Franco (83rd - €1,200), and is well-placed for a deep run.
Second in chips is Winamax Team Pro Adrien Delmas. Late on Day 2 he doubled through fellow Team Pro Mustapha Kanit, and then got it in with an inferior two pair against Eric Sagne, but managed to river a full house. This boosted the young Frenchman over 6,500,000 and he would go on to bag 7,185,000.
Other big stacks heading into the final day include Adrien Guyon (6,285,000) and Paul Meyniel (5,515,000) with Day 1a chip leader Dominique Potenza (1,700,000) and Day 1c chip leader Eric Gahon (1,200,000) also through to Day 3.
A total of 150 players made the money, guaranteeing themselves a €1,000 min-cash. The unfortunate bubble boy was Mickael Denoyelle whose ace-king could not crack the pocket tens of Zuanyu Zheng.
Nine Team pros started the day with chips, with the following busting in the money: Guillaume Diaz (132nd - €1,000), Davidi Kitai (34th - €2,300) and Mustapha Kanit (22nd - €3,450).
Several other notables made it into the money including Mike D'Inca (127th - €1,000), Mark Buckley (99th - €1,050), defending champion Otto Richard (95th - €1,100), Day 1b chip leader Christophe Gil (88th - €1,100), Paul Leckey (77th - €1,200), 2017 final tablist Jason Tompkins (68th - €1,300), and former professional footballer [Removed:30] (35th - €2,300).
Tomorrow, the levels increase to 40-minutes in length, and the tournament will play to a winner. Returning players are all guaranteed €4,400. The champion of the 2018 Winamax Poker Open will take home €100,000 in prize money, which the remaining 17 players have their eyes on.
Arthur-Erwan Grimbot moved all in from the cutoff and Paul Meyniel called in the small blind.
There was no help for Grimbot on the board and Grimbot was eliminated.
Meanwhile, on the feature table, Marc Macdonnell limped the button before Matthieu Lamagnere raised to two million in the small blind. David Chambon then moved all in from the big blind and Macdonnell tank-folded.
Chambon was in good shape, with Macdonnell saying he had folded after trying to lay a trap for Lamagnere.
The flop gave Lamagnere a pair and the could not save Chambon as he was eliminated.
The 17 remaining players will bag up ahead of Day 3.
Four players saw a flop of including Winamax Team Pro Adrien Delmas. The four checked and the turn was the . Eric Sagne bet 180,000 and got two calls before Delmas raised to 840,000.
Sagne then moved all in for 1,400,000, the other two players both folded and Delmas made the call.
Both players had two pair and it looked like Sagne was going to double up but the river gave Delmas a full house, and a stunned Sagne headed to the exit.
Mustapha Kanit opened to 165,000 and Andrew Dooley three-bet to 400,000. Kanit then four-bet all in for 1,700,000 and Dooley called.
The flop came and the turn gave Kanit additional flush outs. The river was the and Kanit was eliminated.