2018 Winamax SISMIX

Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2018 Winamax SISMIX

Final Results
Winning Hand
1,000,000 MAD
Event Info
6,000 MAD
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000

Main Event

Day 1a Completed

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

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 PokerNews.com 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)

Level 14 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Mantas Petrauskas lt
Mantas Petrauskas
643,000 188,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Mike Alonso fr
Mike Alonso
590,000 70,000
Laurent Lefevre fr
Laurent Lefevre
Abdeliah Belalia ma
Abdeliah Belalia
Bruno Mandagaran fr
Bruno Mandagaran
478,000 78,000
Saber Harrazi fr
Saber Harrazi
Maxime Chilaud fr
Maxime Chilaud
Gabriel Shohet fr
Gabriel Shohet
445,000 85,000
Henrique Pinho pt
Henrique Pinho
431,000 381,000
Alain Marty fr
Alain Marty
Lucas San Pedro es
Lucas San Pedro
Olivier Marchet fr
Olivier Marchet
405,000 -80,000
Bernard Guigon fr
Bernard Guigon
360,000 -55,000
Juan Jose es
Juan Jose
[Removed:167] fr
Guillaume Rager fr
Guillaume Rager
335,000 -40,000
Julien Polge fr
Julien Polge
Mickael Boul fr
Mickael Boul
325,000 -15,000
Laurynas Auglys fr
Laurynas Auglys
Arnaud Etchbarne fr
Arnaud Etchbarne
Rebollar Valls es
Rebollar Valls
Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
Etienne Aubugeau fr
Etienne Aubugeau
Ramuntxo Oxandaboure fr
Ramuntxo Oxandaboure
Matthieu Brule fr
Matthieu Brule

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Calamusa Doubles Through Tadini

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.

Player Chips Progress
Anas Tadini ma
Anas Tadini
200,000 25,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
125,000 -65,000
Day 1C Chip Leader

Tags: Anas TadiniPierre Calamusa

Level: 14

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Guigon Chips Up; Abecassis Forces Out Reard

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.

Player Chips Progress
Bernard Guigon fr
Bernard Guigon
415,000 80,000
Sofiane Kasdar fr
Sofiane Kasdar
Michel Abecassis fr
Michel Abecassis
110,000 -10,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
60,000 -30,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Soufiane KasdarBernard GuigonAlexandre ReardMichel Abecassis

Level: 13

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 500