Jour 2 terminé
Jour 2 terminé
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
|Position||Payout (MAD)||Payout (EUR)||Payout (USD)|
|1||د.م. 1,000,000||89,453 €||$106,849|
|2||د.م. 730,000||65,301 €||$78,000|
|3||د.م. 510,000||45,621 €||$54,493|
|4||د.م. 360,000||32,203 €||$38,466|
|5||د.م. 265,000||23,705 €||$28,315|
|6||د.م. 195,000||17,443 €||$20,836|
|7||د.م. 150,000||13,418 €||$16,027|
|8-9||د.م. 115,000||10,287 €||$12,288|
|10-11||د.م. 90,000||8,051 €||$9,616|
|12-14||د.م. 71,000||6,351 €||$7,586|
|15-17||د.م. 57,000||5,099 €||$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 PokerNews.com as we play down to a winner.
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 in against the of Miguel Tavares for his last 1.7m
The board ran out 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.
With 1.6m in the pot already on a board Kamel Atoui check-called a bet of 725,000 from Corentin Ropert and the river came the . 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.
Mickael Denoyelle was all in for his last 1,600,000 and had been called by the of Vincent Mansour. Denyoelle was behind with , but hit two pair on the flop.
The turn gave Mansour a flush draw, and he hit it on the river to send Denoyelle to the rail in 23rd place.
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.
The board came and Gomez doubled up.
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.
There was much bemusement with Guigon's tank. The board ran out with the queen on the river meaning Polge doubled to stay alive, and left Guigon short.
|Table 1||Table 2||Table 3||Table 4|
|1||Thomas Papazoglou||Corentin Ropert||Vincent Coquil||Adrian Mateos|
|2||Francesco Pillitteri||Sylvain Loosli||Bernard Guigon||Mathieu Gomez|
|3||Jonathan Guez||Kamel Atoui||Ramon Colillas||Moundir Zoughari|
|4||Renee Semjakin||Vincent Mansour||Henrique Pinho||Loic Blarez|
|5||Mehdi Merai||Sebastien Reynaud||Julien Polge||Ali Chbihi|
|6||Miguel Tavares||Mickael Denoyelle||David Bruaman||Ruben Perez|