Main Event
Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Margets Bags on Home Soil After Winamax SISMIX Day 1a

will_shill • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Leo Margets Advanced to Day 2
Leo Margets Advanced to Day 2

After an incredible Day 1a of the Winamax SISMIX Main Event where 402 players entered, just 79 players advanced to Day 2 after 20 levels of play.

The tournament was so popular that although players were originally allowed one re-entry per flight, that was revised to allow for re-entry into the Turbo Day 1d flight on Friday only.

Several notable players jumped into the Main Event, including Winamax Team Pros Pierre Calamusa, Adrien Delmas and Leo Margets, along with former champion Jerome Sgorrano, Erwann Pecheux and French rugby player Hugues Briatte.

Of those players, just Margets would advance to Day 2. After announcing the ceremonial shuffle up and deal at the start of play, she registered at the first break and slowly built up her stack over the course of the day to bag 233,000. She previously finished 16th at the 2017 Winamax SISMIX and will be looking for another strong performance at a venue where she won €100,000 in 2010 as part of the Full Tilt Masters Series.

Day 1a Chip Leader Yves Sanchez
Day 1a Chip Leader Yves Sanchez

The chip lead is currently held by Yves Sanchez who turned his 50,000 starting stack into 702,000. There is a gap from him back to Ronan Houssein (558,000), Arthur Degois (533,000), Tim Hartmann (530,000), Louis Marette and Alexandre Regnier (both 507,000).

With several well-known players and Team Pros occupied today with the High Roller, which is still ongoing, tomorrow looks to be another exciting and jam-packed day of poker here at the Gran Casino Costa Brava, with Day 1b getting underway at midday.

Tags: Adrien DelmasErwann PecheuxHugues BriatteJerome SgorranoLeo MargetsPierre Calamusa

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Yves Sanchez fr
Yves Sanchez
fr 702,000 42,000
Ronan Houssein FR
Ronan Houssein
FR 558,000 -22,000
Arthur Degois fr
Arthur Degois
fr 533,000
Tim Hartmann DE
Tim Hartmann
DE 530,000 140,000
Louis Marette fr
Louis Marette
fr 507,000
Alexandre Regnier FR
Alexandre Regnier
FR 507,000 62,000
Jennifer Doumane FR
Jennifer Doumane
FR 494,000 229,000
Jordi Pitault FR
Jordi Pitault
FR 479,000
Laurent Villard fr
Laurent Villard
fr 467,000
Antonio Zamorano ES
Antonio Zamorano
ES 422,000
Adrien Guyader FR
Adrien Guyader
FR 410,000 75,000
Francois Robert FR
Francois Robert
FR 399,000 169,000
Sébastien Bergot FR
Sébastien Bergot
FR 393,000
[Removed:80] FR
FR 371,000
Tomas Javanainen FI
Tomas Javanainen
FI 370,000 -10,000
Tudor Popa ro
Tudor Popa
ro 363,000
David Eveno FR
David Eveno
FR 355,000 -125,000
Tomy Cestnik sk
Tomy Cestnik
sk 350,000
Alain Marty fr
Alain Marty
fr 337,000
Kevin Rolland FR
Kevin Rolland
FR 337,000
Jeremy Crozes FR
Jeremy Crozes
FR 330,000
Patrick Tournie FR
Patrick Tournie
FR 326,000
Jeffrey van den Heuvel NL
Jeffrey van den Heuvel
NL 325,000
Morgan Aceto fr
Morgan Aceto
fr 322,000
Rain Heeringas ee
Rain Heeringas
ee 317,000 -153,000

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Last Four Hands

will_shill • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Tournament officials have drawn for the remaining hands in Day 1a and there will be four hands before the players bag up for Day 2.

Sanchez Contender for Chip Lead

will_shill • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Ronan Houssein has been active of late, jumping into several pots in the last level of the night to try and increase his chip stack further.

However, Yves Sanchez has emerged as a strong contender as he sits with well over 600,000 in chips. Houssein still has time on his side if he wants to regain his chip lead.

Yves Sanchez fr
Yves Sanchez
fr 660,000
Ronan Houssein FR
Ronan Houssein
FR 580,000 -10,000

Tags: Yves SanchezRonan Houssein

Final Level of Day 1a

will_shill • Level 20: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The last level of the day is underway with 87 players remaining. The average currently stands at 232,000 with blinds at 3,000/6,000.


Houssein Closing in on 600,000

will_shill • Level 19: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ronan 'carbonr10' Houssein
Ronan 'carbonr10' Houssein

A full board of {j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} was out between WIP Ronan 'carbonr10' Houssein and an opponent. Houssein, a former professional Call of Duty player and Twitch streamer, overbet the pot and bet 100,000.

His opponent took his time before throwing in a single chip to call. Houssein turned over {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for a flopped set and his opponent mucked. This saw him chip up to well over 550,000 in chips.

Ronan Houssein FR
Ronan Houssein
FR 590,000 240,000

Tags: Ronan 'carbonr10' Houssein