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Mantas Petrauskas Tops Record-Breaking Day 1a of Winamax SISMIX Main Event

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

A total of 256 players have been whittled down to just 51 on Day 1a of the fifth edition of the Winamax SISMIX Main Event. This denotes a 27% increase on last year's numbers and means the tournament looks set to increase its year-on-year total for the fourth time in a row.

Leading the way after 14 levels is Mantas Petrauskas (643,000), who emerged early on as a player to look out for. Towards the latter stages he was put under pressure by Olivier Marchet, however, in one of the final hands of the night, he doubled up an opponent. Marchet held ace-king against the tens of his opponent, and an ace on the flop looked like it would hand Marchet the chip lead by a handsome margin. However, the ten came on the turn to hand the chip lead to Presauskas and left Marchet (405,000) thinking what might have been.

Other big stacks include Mike Alonso (590,000), who was responsible for the first elimination on Day 1a, Laurent Lefevre (548,000), Abdeliah Belalia (534,000) and Bruno Mandagaran (478,000).

Several big names were in action today, some joining proceedings after their elimination from the High Roller, with Michel Abecassis (180,000), Alexandre Reard (142,000), Said El Yousfi and Winamax Team Pros Sylvain Loosli and Romain Lewis all jumping across.

Only Abecassis and Reard would make it through to Day 2, with El Yousfi, Loosli and Lewis busting, the latter after getting it in king-ten against pocket fours, and failing to win his flip. He, like Loosli, will be back tomorrow for Day 1b and another shot at making Day 2.

Others to play in Day 1a included Winamax Team Pros Gaelle Baumann and Adrien Delmas, along with Pierre-Antoine Quignard and Paul-Francois Tedeschi, all of whom are expected to try again tomorrow.

Day 1b gets underway at 12:00 local time tomorrow, with another 14 levels of play scheduled. Stay tuned to for all the action from the Casino de Marrakech at the Es Saadi Resort.

Tags: Alexandre ReardBruno MandagaranGaelle BaumannLionel LefevreMantas PetrauskasMichel AbecassisMike AlonsoOlivier MarchetPaul Francoi TedeschiPaul-Francois TedeschiPierre Antoine QuignardPierre-Antoine QuignardRomain LewisSaid El YousfiSylvain Loosli

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Mantas Petrauskas lt
Mantas Petrauskas
lt 643,000 188,000
Mike Alonso fr
Mike Alonso
fr 590,000 70,000
Laurent Lefevre FR
Laurent Lefevre
FR 548,000
Abdeliah Belalia MA
Abdeliah Belalia
MA 534,000
Bruno Mandagaran fr
Bruno Mandagaran
fr 478,000 78,000
Saber Harrazi FR
Saber Harrazi
FR 476,000
Maxime Chilaud fr
Maxime Chilaud
fr 450,000
Gabriel Shohet FR
Gabriel Shohet
FR 445,000 85,000
Henrique Pinho pt
Henrique Pinho
pt 431,000 381,000
Alain Marty fr
Alain Marty
fr 431,000
Lucas San Pedro ES
Lucas San Pedro
ES 417,000
Olivier Marchet fr
Olivier Marchet
fr 405,000 -80,000
Bernard Guigon fr
Bernard Guigon
fr 360,000 -55,000
Juan Jose ES
Juan Jose
ES 348,000
[Removed:167] FR
FR 339,000
Guillaume Rager FR
Guillaume Rager
FR 335,000 -40,000
Julien Polge fr
Julien Polge
fr 329,000
Mickael Boul FR
Mickael Boul
FR 325,000 -15,000
Laurynas Auglys FR
Laurynas Auglys
FR 315,000
Arnaud Etchbarne FR
Arnaud Etchbarne
FR 297,000
Rebollar Valls ES
Rebollar Valls
ES 295,000
Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
fr 288,000
Etienne Aubugeau FR
Etienne Aubugeau
FR 253,000
Ramuntxo Oxandaboure FR
Ramuntxo Oxandaboure
FR 251,000
Matthieu Brule FR
Matthieu Brule
FR 246,000

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Three More Hands

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

There will be three more hands before players bag up at the end of Day 1a in the Winamax SISMIX Main Event.

Calamusa Doubles Through Tadini

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

Pierre Calamusa was all in for around 60,000 with {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} against the {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} of Anas Tadini.

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Calamusa let out a sarcastic cry of dismay at the third diamond, before smiling and watching the dealer count out his stack for a late double up.

He now sits on 120,000, which is just under half average stack.

Anas Tadini ma
Anas Tadini
ma 200,000 25,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 125,000 -65,000

Tags: Anas TadiniPierre Calamusa


Guigon Chips Up; Abecassis Forces Out Reard

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

On a {9-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} board Sofiane Kasdar check-called a bet of 9,000 from Bernard Guigon and the turn {5-Clubs} was checked by both players. The river was the {8-Clubs} and Kasdar lead for 18,000. Guigon took his time before calling. Kasdar showed {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a pair of nines, but Guigon had that beat with {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for a pair of jacks.

Meanwhile, Alexandre Reard check-called a bet of 7,000 from Michel Abecassis on the {8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} board before check-calling a bet of 17,000 on the {7-Diamonds} turn. The river was the {j-Hearts} and Reard checked for a thirdt time. Abecassis unloaded the clip, moving all in for 70,000. Reard had around 60,000 behind and eventually folded.

Bernard Guigon fr
Bernard Guigon
fr 415,000 80,000
Sofiane Kasdar FR
Sofiane Kasdar
FR 170,000
Michel Abecassis fr
Michel Abecassis
fr 110,000 -10,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 60,000 -30,000

Tags: Soufiane KasdarBernard GuigonAlexandre ReardMichel Abecassis