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Winamax Team Pro Adrian Mateos Eyes Final Table With 17 Left; Pinho Leads

will_shill • Niveau 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

After just under 12 exciting levels of play, there are just 17 players remaining in the 2018 Winamax SISMIX Main Event, including Winamax Team Pro Adrian Mateos.

Mateos says that at his worst point on Day 2 he had an average stack, not a bad place to be on a day where the money bubble burst.

"All the way through I had a pretty decent stack," he said. "I played a couple of big pots, but not too many. Just lots of small pots, and winning a lot of small pots."

The Spaniard is best known for his trio of WSOP bracelets, with his first coming at the 2013 WSOPE. He followed that up with two more bracelets and an EPT Grand Final title. Nowadays he's more often seen in HIgh Roller tournaments, but he jumped in the Winamax SISMIX Main Event nonetheless.

"I usually play more High Rollers, mainly because I think I'm a winner in these tournaments," he explained, "But I always say, I love to play Main Events. They're a big challenge because normally in High Rollers we all know each other and how we play, but playing in Main Events you get to play with new people all the time, which for me is pretty fun."

Joining Mateos on the final day of the SISMIX Main Event is fellow Winamax Team Pro Sylvain Loosli. Mateos says that people will just have to wait and see how the pair get on on the final day.

"It's something really difficult to win a big tournament with a lot of players. Over 1,000 entries makes it hard to win. There's still a lot of hands to win and work to do. I have a good stack and I have a good chance to make the final table. I have to play good, run good and try to win.

"Winamax has some good Team Pros, and all of us are good players. That means we have a chance to win the tournament."

The chip lead bounced around from player to player towards the end of the night, but in the end, it was two Portuguese players who emerged with the big stacks. Henrique Pinho had been towards the top of the chip counts for most of the day, battling with Mateos at times, but Miguel Tavares and Kamel Atoui emerged towards the end of the night after a series of eliminations to be a serious contender heading into the final day's play.

The day started with 253 players with only 155 of them guaranteed money. The bubble burst when Steve Mansouri and Matej Zavacky were sent to the rail in quick succession, guaranteeing the remaining players 12,000 MAD (€1,073). There was also the matter of which of the two bubble boys would receive the ticket to next year's SISMIX Main Event, with Mansouri's flush beat Zavacky's pair of fours to secure him the consolation prize.

Among the players finishing in the money were Alexandre Reard (128th - 12,000 MAD), Day 1c chip leader and Winamax Team Pro Pierre Calamusa (121st - 12,500 MAD), Samir Beldjoudi (115th - 12,500 MAD), Day 1b chip leader Jean Chenonier (95th - 14,200 MAD), Cheng-Wei Yin (93rd - 14,200 MAD), Fadhil Farag (77th - 15,200 MAD), Aurelie Reard (71st - 16,500 MAD), Day 1a chip leader Mantas Petrauskas (63rd - 16,500 MAD), and Paul-Francois Tedeschi (30th - 32,000 MAD).

Here are the remaining payouts in the Main Event

PositionPayout (MAD)Payout (EUR)Payout (USD)
1د.م.‏ 1,000,00089,453 €$106,849
2د.م.‏ 730,00065,301 €$78,000
3د.م.‏ 510,00045,621 €$54,493
4د.م.‏ 360,00032,203 €$38,466
5د.م.‏ 265,00023,705 €$28,315
6د.م.‏ 195,00017,443 €$20,836
7د.م.‏ 150,00013,418 €$16,027
8-9د.م.‏ 115,00010,287 €$12,288
10-11د.م.‏ 90,0008,051 €$9,616
12-14د.م.‏ 71,0006,351 €$7,586
15-17د.م.‏ 57,0005,099 €$6,090

The Winamax SISMIX Main Event resumes at 1 pm local time on Sunday 13th May at the Casino de Marrakech at the Es Saadi Resort. Stay tuned to as we play down to a winner.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlexander ReardAurelie ReardCheng-Wei YinFadhil FaragJean ChenonierMantas PetrauskasPaul TedeschiPaul-Francois TedeschiPierre CalamusaSamir BeldjoudiSylvain Loosli

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (complet)

will_shill • Niveau 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Henrique Pinho pt
Henrique Pinho
pt 8,375,000 1,775,000
Kamel Atoui fr
Kamel Atoui
fr 7,350,000 2,850,000
Miguel Tavares PT
Miguel Tavares
PT 6,920,000 320,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 5,855,000 1,255,000
Vincent Mansour fr
Vincent Mansour
fr 4,590,000 690,000
Thomas Papazoglou fr
Thomas Papazoglou
fr 4,165,000 -335,000
Loic Blarez fr
Loic Blarez
fr 3,300,000 1,400,000
David Brauman fr
David Brauman
fr 3,105,000 5,000
Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
fr 3,100,000 -1,400,000
Mehdi Merai fr
Mehdi Merai
fr 2,790,000 -1,010,000
Mathieu Gomez fr
Mathieu Gomez
fr 2,680,000 -320,000
Julien Polge fr
Julien Polge
fr 2,645,000 -355,000
Ali Chbihi FR
Ali Chbihi
FR 2,260,000 1,395,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 2,195,000 195,000
Moundir Zoughari fr
Moundir Zoughari
fr 1,415,000 -385,000
Francesco Pillitteri be
Francesco Pillitteri
be 1,275,000 -1,075,000
Ruben Perez es
Ruben Perez
es 945,000 -1,380,000

Day 2 Ends with Guez Elimination

will_shill • Niveau 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

With the eliminations of Bernard Guigon and Ramon Colillas, the tournament was down to 18 players and they were redrawing around two tables.

However, there was still time for Jonathan Guez to get {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} in against the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} of Miguel Tavares for his last 1.7m

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Tavares was sent to the rail. With 17 players left and 26:25 left in the final level of the day, tournament officials decided to call a halt to the day's play.

A full recap and chip counts will follow.

Miguel Tavares PT
Miguel Tavares
PT 6,600,000 4,500,000
Jonathan Guez fr
Jonathan Guez
fr Eliminé

Tags: Miguel TavarezJonathan Guez

Big Pot as Day Draws to a Close

will_shill • Niveau 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

With 1.6m in the pot already on a {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts} board Kamel Atoui check-called a bet of 725,000 from Corentin Ropert and the river came the {q-Hearts}. Atoui bet 500,000 and after some thought Ropert folded.

Both players have healthy stacks as the final level of the night draws to a close.

Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
fr 4,500,000 2,950,000
Kamel Atoui fr
Kamel Atoui
fr 4,500,000 1,000,000

Tags: Kamel AtouiCorentin Ropert


Gomez Doubles Through Zoughari

will_shill • Niveau 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Moundir Zoughari
Moundir Zoughari

Mathieu Gomez opened to 130,000 from the small blind and Moundir Zoughari three-bet to 300,000 from the big blind. Gomez moved all in for 1,435,000 and Zoughari snap-called.

Mathieu Gomez: {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Moundir Zoughari: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The board came {9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Gomez doubled up.

Mathieu Gomez fr
Mathieu Gomez
fr 3,000,000 2,340,000
Moundir Zoughari fr
Moundir Zoughari
fr 1,800,000 -1,800,000

Tags: Moundir ZoughariMathieu Gomez

Polge Doubles Through Guigon

will_shill • Niveau 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Bernard Guigon
Bernard Guigon

Julien Polge raised to 130,000 and Bernard Guigon three-bet to 335,000. Polge moved all in for 1,400,000 and Guigon, with about the same behind, proceeded to tank for a minute or so before calling.

Bernard Guigon: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Julien Polge: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

There was much bemusement with Guigon's tank. The board ran out {10-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{q-Clubs} with the queen on the river meaning Polge doubled to stay alive, and left Guigon short.

Julien Polge fr
Julien Polge
fr 3,000,000 900,000
Bernard Guigon fr
Bernard Guigon
fr 50,000 -1,350,000

Tags: Bernard GuigonJulien Polge

Final Four Tables

will_shill • Niveau 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
 Table 1Table 2Table 3Table 4
1Thomas PapazoglouCorentin RopertVincent CoquilAdrian Mateos
2Francesco PillitteriSylvain LoosliBernard GuigonMathieu Gomez
3Jonathan GuezKamel AtouiRamon ColillasMoundir Zoughari
4Renee SemjakinVincent MansourHenrique PinhoLoic Blarez
5Mehdi MeraiSebastien ReynaudJulien PolgeAli Chbihi
6Miguel TavaresMickael DenoyelleDavid BruamanRuben Perez