Jour 1a terminé
Jour 1a terminé
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.
The full board of was out between Mike Alonso and Alberto Rodriguez. Rodriguez checked and Alonso bet 95,000. After some thought Rodriguez threw out a chip to call.
Alonso turned over for quads and Rodriguez showed for a full house.
There will be three more hands before players bag up at the end of Day 1a in the Winamax SISMIX Main Event.
Pierre Calamusa was all in for around 60,000 with against the of Anas Tadini.
The board ran out 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.
EPT Monte Carlo Platinum Pass winners is among the recent eliminations in the final level of the evening.
On a board Sofiane Kasdar check-called a bet of 9,000 from Bernard Guigon and the turn was checked by both players. The river was the and Kasdar lead for 18,000. Guigon took his time before calling. Kasdar showed for a pair of nines, but Guigon had that beat with for a pair of jacks.
Meanwhile, Alexandre Reard check-called a bet of 7,000 from Michel Abecassis on the board before check-calling a bet of 17,000 on the turn. The river was the 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.