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Who Will Win the 2017 Winamax SISMIX Main Event

Former EPT runner-up Paul Gichard is still in contention for the title at the Winamax SISMIX flagship event

Five days of tournament poker will culminate tonight, as the 2017 Winamax SISMIX Main Event will play down to a winner at Casino de Marrakech at the Es Saadi Resort. The event drew an incredible 1,078 entries during the three starting days, but now only 18 remains in the hunt for the trophy.

The action will resume in one hour from now as of 1 p.m. local time with 37 minutes and 51 seconds left of level 25 and blinds of 30,000/60,000 and a running ante of 10,000. The average upon restart will be at a staggering 50 big blinds and the level duration for this final day will increase from 50 to 60 minutes each.

Leading the field into the final day is Moroccan Said Haho (7,400,000), who ended last night on a high note after flopping quads and taking out Sofiene Belaid in the biggest pot of the tournament so far. Following him is Japan's Kazuma Fujiyama (5,000,000), who yesterday was just a river card away from stone cold bubbling the tournament in a classic coin flip, but by pairing up on the river, he instead secured a double and never looked back.

Rounding out the top-5 are Hugo Larachiche (4,450,000), Hector Gonzales (3,700,000) and the biggest profile remaining in the tournament, former EPT Deauville runner-up Paul Guichard (3,500,000).

The very first player to fall short today will take home 44,000 MAD, while the remaining players are all guaranteed an additional 6,000 MAD. However, every player will be looking to make a deeper run in the Main Event, as a spot on the seven-handed final table will make for a payday of at least 130,000 MAD with a cool one million Moroccan Dhiram (€91,868) for first.

Payouts for the 2017 Winamax SISMIX Main Event

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The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide you with all the action, from the cards are in the air to the final river card is dealt. Don't go anywhere; we are in for an exciting day of poker in warm and sunny Marrakech.

Tags: Paul Guichard