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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Winamax Team Pro Pierre Calamusa Bags Chip Lead on SISMIX Day 1c

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Day 1c Chip Leader Pierre Calamusa
Day 1c Chip Leader Pierre Calamusa

Before the day started, it appeared that someone would need a chip stack in the region of 600,000 to vie for the chip lead in the Winamax SISMIX Main Event. However, Winamax Team Pro Pierre Calamusa knocked it out of the park, bagging up in excess of one million chips to become the outright chip leader heading into Day 2.

At the end of play, the former Winamax Poker Open Dublin said that such a big stack was only possible because of the six-max format of the tournament.

"There's a lot more action," said Calamusa as he was bagging. "I got a lot of good hands and hit a lot of good boards. People never believed me, and they kept paying my bets! It was very easy today."

Calamusa will be joined in Day 2 by fellow Winamax Team Pros Sylvain Loosli, who qualified yesterday and Adrian Mateos who steadily accumulated chips throughout Day 1c to bag 309,000. However, they won't be joined by Gaelle Baumann, namely because Calamusa eliminated her!

"It's been a very good day. Gaelle and I are very good friends and the chips stay in the family so we're both happy!"

The Winamax SISMIX has been highlighted by a community atmosphere, and Calamusa says that everything here is made for the amatuer to enjoy.

"Winamax chose to have a tour for the amateurs. Other tours have high buy-ins, but with us it's more family stuff. We all enjoy it. Even if you bust a tournament you still have a lot of other things to do. You have games, pool parties. Everybody comes back every year!"

Calamusa himself is no stranger to the off-the-felt activities, winning yesterday's Beer Pong Tournament.

"It was so cool; everybody was cheering for us. I mean it's unbelievable. I will remember this for my whole life. Even better than my WPO Dublin victory a few years ago, because this had like 100 people cheering for m.e

But if he goes on to add the 2018 SISMIX title to his poker resume, will that top his beer pong triumph.

"Obviously not," he said with a smile.

It was clear from the outset that the record for largest Winamax SISMIX event was going to get smashed, and in the end the 1,252 entries not only broke the SISMIX record, but became the largest field ever held for a poker tournament in Africa.

104 players will advance to Day 2, lead by Calamusa, with other big stacks including Raphael Loiseau (747,000), Jerome Paveaux (699,000), Abdelhamid El Khayati (667,000), and Julien Baldassarre (636,000).

There are still several notables in the field, including 2017 Winamax SISMIX final tablist Said Hahou (428,000), Paul-Francois Tedeschi (287,000), Said El Yousfi (180,000) and Marvin Dupre (22,800).

Play will resume at tomorrow at midday, with 12 50-minute levels schedule. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com as we get closer to crowning a winner here in Marrakech.

Tags: Adrian MateosGaelle BaumannKarim AbdelhamidPierre CalamusaPierre Guillaume CalamusaStephen DaySylvain Loosli

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 14: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 1,030,000 -20,000
Raphael Loiseau FR
Raphael Loiseau
FR 747,000 437,000
Jerome Paveaux FR
Jerome Paveaux
FR 699,000 89,000
Abdelhamid El Khayati fr
Abdelhamid El Khayati
fr 667,000 477,000
Julien Baldassarre FR
Julien Baldassarre
FR 636,000
Adil Oubaaous MA
Adil Oubaaous
MA 574,000
Mohamed El Berrak ma
Mohamed El Berrak
ma 571,000
Jonathan Guez fr
Jonathan Guez
fr 535,000
Cheng-Wei Yin be
Cheng-Wei Yin
be 515,000 25,000
Pedro Jimenez es
Pedro Jimenez
es 488,000
David Brauman fr
David Brauman
fr 443,000
Rudolf Mitja SI
Rudolf Mitja
SI 434,000
Said Haho ma
Said Haho
ma 428,000 393,000
Matej Zavacky sk
Matej Zavacky
sk 427,000 317,000
Vincent Ployet FR
Vincent Ployet
FR 424,000
Hugo Chesne FR
Hugo Chesne
FR 423,000
Samir Beldjoudi fr
Samir Beldjoudi
fr 408,000 323,000
Michael Van Der Ghinst be
Michael Van Der Ghinst
be 392,000
Mohammed Drissaoui MA
Mohammed Drissaoui
MA 386,000 86,000
Jalil Mekouane fr
Jalil Mekouane
fr 371,000
Florian Humeau FR
Florian Humeau
FR 365,000 40,000
Dominique Mura fr
Dominique Mura
fr 357,000
Mike4895
Mike4895
354,000
Joao Paulo Rodrigues ES
Joao Paulo Rodrigues
ES 353,000
Bruno De Campos FR
Bruno De Campos
FR 351,000

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Mateos is "Lucky Boy"

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

The turn of {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{q-Spades} was out between Adrian Mateos and Said Haho. Haho checked to Mateos who bet 35,000. Haho check-raised to 90,000 and Mateos called.

The river was the {5-Clubs} and Haho moved all in. Mateos almost beat him in to the middle with his chips and tabled {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Haho showed {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for a chop, but was frustrated as he also held a flush draw from the flop.

"Lucky boy," he said to Mateos, and the pair smiled.

Said Hahou MA
Said Hahou
MA 500,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 250,000 150,000

Tags: Adrian MateosSaid Haho

Level:
14
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
500

Calamusa Extends His Chip Lead

will_shill • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Pierre Calamusa
Pierre Calamusa

Pierre Calamusa has chipped up even further after eliminating a player with 120,000 in chips {k-}{k-} against {a-}{k-}. Another player adding to his stack is Said El Yousfi, who eliminated another player to move up to just over average in chips.

Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 830,000 95,000
Cheng-Wei Yin be
Cheng-Wei Yin
be 490,000 290,000
Marvin Dupre FR
Marvin Dupre
FR 220,000 -40,000
Paul-Francois Tedeschi fr
Paul-Francois Tedeschi
fr 215,000 85,000
Said El Yousfi fr
Said El Yousfi
fr 200,000 100,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 100,000 -90,000
Samir Beldjoudi fr
Samir Beldjoudi
fr 85,000 33,000
Level:
13
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
500

Doubles for Hossam and Michels

will_shill • Level 12: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

The all in and calls are flying here at the Winamax SISMIX Main Event. Firstly Mohamed Hossam moved all in with {a-Spades}{2-Spades} and, after some thought, was called by Nicolaus Paskiewicz with {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}.

The flop was a good one for Hossam, coming {4-Spades}{5-Spades}{j-Spades} giving him a flush. The turn {j-Clubs} might have got Hossam's heart racing a little bit, giving Paskiewicz trips, but the river was the {k-Clubs} handing him the full double up.

At another table Bruno Michels was all in with {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and would have to come from behind to beat the {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} of Boyan Dulyanov. The flop {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} gave Michels a flush draw. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} but the river {10-Hearts} completed that flush draw and handed him the double.

Mohamed Hossam ma
Mohamed Hossam
ma 90,000 90,000
Bruno Michels fr
Bruno Michels
fr 75,000 75,000
Nicolaus Pazkiewicz
Nicolaus Pazkiewicz
70,000 70,000
Boyan Dulyanov FR
Boyan Dulyanov
FR 15,000 15,000

Tags: Boyan DulyanovBruno MichelsMohamed HossamNicolas Paskiewicz