2018 Winamax Poker Open Dublin

Main Event
Jours 1b
Event Info

2018 Winamax Poker Open Dublin

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
500,000 / 1,000,000

Main Event

Jour 1b terminé

Winamax Poker Open Dublin High Roller Winner Jaksland Through to Main Event Day 2

Niveau 19 : 2,500/5,000, 5,000 ante
Peter Jaksland
Peter Jaksland

Just 53 players advanced after Day 1b of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event. 244 players entered today, combined with the 183 from yesterday, meaning the tournament is on pace for a record field if previous final starting flights are anything to go by.

Several big names are through to Day 2 including High Roller winner Peter Jaksland who bagged up 200,000.

"I played at a lot of tables today," said Jaksland. "There were a lot of good players and I played with a lot of them."

Jaksland took down the Winamax Poker Open Dublin €1,500 High Roller yesterday, and after three days of consecutive poker he is perhaps looking to have a day off.

"I think I'm going to take it easy tomorrow, take the day off and maybe go and find a concert or something to watch.

Meanwhile Winamax Team Pros Davidi Kitai (267,500), Pierre Calamusa (221,000), Guillaume Diaz (175,000) andLeo Margets (178,000) also bagged up heading into Day 2 on Saturday.

"Twenty minutes ago I had 7,000 which was 1.7 big blinds!" said Margets shortly after bagging. "I just I think I have played enough [6-max] tournaments that I know my ranges. I think it's important that people are not used to playing 6-Max tournaments, so it's all about adjusting to other people's ranges."

Winamax Team Pro Leo Margets

The big stack from Day 1b is Christophe Gil, bagging up an impressive 673,000. Joining him in Day 2 are Mike D'Inca (314,000), French YouTuber Pierre Aymeric (199,000) as well as Damien Le Goff (56,000) and Jason Tompkins (317,500) who both cashed the High Roller.

Join PokerNews tomorrow for the final starting flight of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin, which kicks off from midday. For the last couple of years there have been in excess of 600 entries on the final flight, so it's certainly one to watch!

Tags: Christophe GilDamien Le GoffDavidi KitaiGuillaume DiazJason TompkinsLeo MargetsMike D'incaPeter JakslandPierre AymericPierre Calamusa

Assorted End of Day Chip Counts

Niveau 19 : 2,500/5,000, 5,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Christophe Gil fr
Christophe Gil
618,500 -11,500
Day 1B Chip Leader
Anthony Matray fr
Anthony Matray
500,000 500,000
Jonuskis Mindaugas lt
Jonuskis Mindaugas
423,000 423,000
Eric Ravier fr
Eric Ravier
409,000 409,000
Richard O'Neill ie
Richard O'Neill
383,000 383,000
Marc Bellini ch
Marc Bellini
366,000 366,000
Mihail Mazilu ie
Mihail Mazilu
350,000 350,000
Karol Wojciechowski ie
Karol Wojciechowski
348,500 348,500
Franck Lelong fr
Franck Lelong
323,500 323,500
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
317,500 255,500
Mike D'Inca fr
Mike D'Inca
314,000 -266,000
Yassine Maymoun fr
Yassine Maymoun
313,000 313,000
Loic Daspres fr
Loic Daspres
304,500 304,500
Ivan Tononi it
Ivan Tononi
280,000 280,000
Ankit Ahuja in
Ankit Ahuja
274,500 274,500
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
267,500 37,500
WSOP 3X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Mickael Denoyelle fr
Mickael Denoyelle
263,500 263,500
Samuel Baneham ie
Samuel Baneham
259,000 259,000
Samuel Hermann fr
Samuel Hermann
247,000 247,000
Sebastien Giangrasso fr
Sebastien Giangrasso
233,500 233,500
Keith Brennan ie
Keith Brennan
231,000 231,000
Bruno Mandagaran fr
Bruno Mandagaran
225,500 225,500
Johan Etievant fr
Johan Etievant
222,500 222,500
Hayg Badem fr
Hayg Badem
221,000 221,000
Karim Ben Aziza fr
Karim Ben Aziza
221,000 221,000

Lire Plus

Battle for the Chip Lead

Niveau 19 : 2,500/5,000, 5,000 ante

Christophe Gil has emerged as a contender for chip leader, as he sits with over 600,000 in chips.

Meanwhile at the feature table, Mike D'Inca was facing a bet of 36,000 from Guillaume Diaz on a board of {6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Hearts} with 100,000 already in the middle. This bet was for a third of Diaz's remaining stack, and D'Inca eventually folded to leave himself just under 600,000 with twenty minutes left in the level.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Christophe Gil fr
Christophe Gil
Day 1B Chip Leader
Mike D'Inca fr
Mike D'Inca
580,000 30,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
180,000 -70,000

Tags: Christophe GilGuillaume DiazMike D'inca

Niveau: 19

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 5,000

Winamax Team Pro Gaelle Baumann and Kevin Noblat Win 2018 Winamax Beer Pong Open Dublin

Niveau 18 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Winamax Team Pro Gaelle Bauman and Kevin Noblat have won the Winamax Beer Pong Open here in Dublin after a classic final which went nearly all the way. The Winamax Team Pro becomes the second in a row to win the tournament after Pierre Calamusa won back in May in Marrakech at the Winamax SISMIX.

The pair topped a field of 97 total pairs to take home the trophies and winner's t-shirts. Many people including fellow Winamax Team Pros Sylvain Loosli and Romain Lewis have likened the event to the week's "Second Main Event" and Baumann said she was overjoyed to win the tournament.

"It's perhaps even better than the Main Event because it's here in Dublin!" said Baumann. "You know, with people drinking and having fun. It's funny because when I'm playing beer pong I'm just so focussed it's like I can't lose. Even more so than in poker. And winning with my [Kevin] is something you always want so it's nice, it's really nice."

"We had six months training(!)" said Harper jokingly. "For me, this is my Main Event because I'm covering the proper Main Event. This is the only moment all week where I can win."

The home favourites, as they clearly were, got off to the worst possible start after their opponents eliminated three cups in a row, but after Baumann and Harper both landed their balls in the same cup, it was all square at seven cups each.

The pair traded shots until the scores were level at 5-5 before a pivotal moment. Harper's shots was deflected and bounced once before landing in the cup. Under the rules this meant that two cups were eliminated and although their opponents remonstrated with the referee, they took a two cup lead.

Baumann had been clinical all match when shooting first, and she struck again, bringing the pair to within one cup of victory, but their opponents struck back to make it a 4-2 game.

Harper then struck to put them one cup away from victory, but both opponents struck in the same turn to eliminate two cups, and retain their throw.

However, these throws would come to nothing and Harper stepped up to eliminate the final cup and seal victory for the pair.

Niveau: 18

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 4,000

Straight Flush Bags Ravier, His Table and the Dealer a Free Beer!

Niveau 17 : 1,500/3,500, 3,500 ante

In many poker tournaments, as a day comes to an end, the phrase "beer levels" tends to get bandied about. And Eric Ravier now has even more reason to grab himself a pint with less than three levels left in the day.

On a {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} board Ravier managed to show down {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and win the pot with a straight flush. Thanks to Winamax, this means that he has won himself and his tablemates (including the dealer) a round of beers!