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Matthieu Vincendeau Leads Ahead of Winamax Poker Open Main Event Final Day

will_shill • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Matthieu Vincendeau © Caroline Darcourt
Matthieu Vincendeau © Caroline Darcourt

The 2017 edition of the Winamax Poker Open Dublin Main Event is down to its final three tables. The 17 remaining players took just under twelve levels to be reached, and they are lead by Matthieu Vincendeau.

Vincendeau made the tournament his own in the final few levels of the night, culminating in him eliminating [Removed:44] in 19th place in the last hand of the night. He will certainly be buoyed by a vocal rail over the course of the final day.

We asked Vincendeau to describe the event to us and he replied simply: "It's my event!"

"I'm the player for this event! What can I say? The Winamax Poker Open is a week not just for the Main Event or the HIgh Roller, it's a week with friends and a week with fun.

"I think if you like poker, if you like life, you come here and have fun. That means you can play big poker!"

There is naturally a strong French contingent left, but the rest of the world are well represented with Jason Tompkins, Teunis Kooij and Lozano Manzanares all still in contention.

Today started with 231 players, and were led by Team Winamax Pro Bruno Lopes. Lopes's day got off to the worst possible start as he ran into the Aces of Romain Lewis in the very first hand on the feature table, and was forced to hand over his chips to his opponent.

The chip lead would go change hands through a number of players throughout the day, including Laurent Decauwert, Jean-Robert Autran and even Davidi Kitai.

As the day went on play got closer to the 125 players who were to make the money. The unfortunate bubble boy was Laurent Donfut, who got his stack in with two pair against the pocket fives of Keveen Zumelaga. However, Zumelaga hit running diamonds to make a flush and eliminate Donfut.

The pace of eliminations was rapid over the entire day, so the post-bubble bustout pace was not noticeably any quicker.

As the evening drew on, several Team Winamax Pros hit the rail including Day 1A chip leader Bruno Lopes. His pair of Aces was no good against his opponent's two pair, and Lopes was soon joined on the rail by Patrick Bruel, Aladin Reskallah, Ivan Deyra, Romain Lewis and Davidi Kitai, all of whom made the money.

With just a handful of eliminations needed, Vincendeau was moved to the feature table, and flexed his chip lead to end the day with 7,500,000 good enough for 94 big blinds tomorrow.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as we play down to a winner tomorrow. Cards are in the air from 12 p.m. local time.

Tags: Bruno LopesDavidi KitaiJason TompkinsKeveen ZumelagaLaurent DecauwertLaurent DonfutLozano ManzanaresMatthieu VincendeauPatrick BruelRomain LewisTeunis KooijToby LewisWinamax Poker Open

Chip Counts End of Day 2

will_shill • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Matthieu Vincendeau fr
Matthieu Vincendeau
fr 7,375,000 -125,000
Michael O'Sullivan ie
Michael O'Sullivan
ie 4,750,000 3,690,000
Adrien Decramer fr
Adrien Decramer
fr 4,675,000 75,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 4,585,000 585,000
Jean-Robert Autran fr
Jean-Robert Autran
fr 3,770,000 2,120,000
Teunis Kooij nl
Teunis Kooij
nl 3,500,000 810,000
Knut Berntsen NO
Knut Berntsen
NO 3,405,000 2,925,000
Otto Richard fr
Otto Richard
fr 3,040,000 2,130,000
Lozano Manzanares ES
Lozano Manzanares
ES 2,740,000 -1,355,000
Sebastien Zanolini fr
Sebastien Zanolini
fr 2,680,000 2,280,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 2,595,000 -1,900,000
Jonathan Barusta FR
Jonathan Barusta
FR 2,350,000 -815,000
Matthieu Martin fr
Matthieu Martin
fr 1,570,000 420,000
Didier Bernard FR
Didier Bernard
FR 1,430,000 570,000
Tony David Nadau FR
Tony David Nadau
FR 1,300,000 790,000
Guillermo Sanchez es
Guillermo Sanchez
es 935,000 -2,200,000

Peter Eichhardt Eliminated

will_shill • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Peter Eichhardt © Caroline Darcourt
Peter Eichhardt © Caroline Darcourt

Peter Eichhardt moved all in for 1,220,000 from under the gun. Jason Tompkins announced call in the next position. The remaining players all folded and the cards were turned over.

Peter Eichhardt: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Jason Tompkins: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {2-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Hearts} giving Tompkins the lead but giving his Swedish opponent a flush draw. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and the river the {k-Spades} meaning Tompkins' Aces held and Eichhardt was eliminated.

Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 4,000,000 1,850,000
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se Busted

Tags: Peter EichhardtJason Tompkins

Bustout Pace Slows

will_shill • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Before the last break the pace of bustouts seemed to ratchet up a notch, meaning that the tournament average soared. Players are now seated with an average stack of 2,500,000 with the big blind at 60,000.

This means that players can bide their time, especially with a maximum of only two and a half more levels of play tonight.

Just a reminder that the plan is to play down to 18 players or the conclusion of the level after the current one.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the updates live from the Citywest hotel, Dublin.

Level:
25
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
10,000

Break

will_shill • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Players are going on their final break of the day. Just a reminder that the current plan is to play down to 18 players or the conclusion of Level 26 which is in two levels time.

Sebastien Zanolini Doubles Up; Peter Eichhardt Gets it Wrong

will_shill • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Sebastien Zanolini raised to 110,000 and Laurent Decauwert three-bet to 380,000 in the small blind. Peter Eichhardt cold-called in the big blind and Zanolini called also.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. It checked to Zanolini who moved all in for 745,000.

Decauwert tanked and eventually had the clock called on him. He counted out the chips to make the call and slid them forward.

Eichhardt turned over {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}, folding. "He has Ace-King," he said, pointing at Decauwert.

Zanolini showed {q-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Decauwert hesitated. "I was good?" asked Eichhardt, watching as Decauwert showed {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {6-Clubs} and Zanolini chipped up.

Sebastien Zanolini fr
Sebastien Zanolini
fr 2,500,000 1,630,000
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se 1,750,000 -550,000
Laurent Decauwert FR
Laurent Decauwert
FR 1,500,000 -1,500,000

Tags: Sebastien ZanoliniPeter EichhardtLaurent Decauwert

Updated Chip Counts

will_shill • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Matthieu Vincendeau fr
Matthieu Vincendeau
fr 6,200,000 800,000
Lozano Manzanares ES
Lozano Manzanares
ES 4,800,000 4,800,000
Adrien Decramer fr
Adrien Decramer
fr 4,600,000 4,255,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 4,300,000 -800,000
Jean-Robert Autran fr
Jean-Robert Autran
fr 3,300,000 230,000
Laurent Decauwert FR
Laurent Decauwert
FR 3,000,000 420,000
Jonathan Barusta FR
Jonathan Barusta
FR 2,700,000 114,000
Otto Richard fr
Otto Richard
fr 2,380,000 2,154,000
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se 2,300,000 2,105,000
[Removed:44] FR
[Removed:44]
FR 2,200,000 762,000
Jean-Marc Chiba FR
Jean-Marc Chiba
FR 2,100,000 1,609,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 2,000,000 -150,000
Knut Berntsen NO
Knut Berntsen
NO 1,600,000 330,000
Michael O'Sullivan ie
Michael O'Sullivan
ie 1,500,000 1,338,000
Teunis Kooij nl
Teunis Kooij
nl 1,400,000 300,000
Tony David Nadau FR
Tony David Nadau
FR 1,200,000 946,000
Didier Bernard FR
Didier Bernard
FR 1,050,000 -750,000
Sebastien Zanolini fr
Sebastien Zanolini
fr 870,000 -530,000
Guillermo Sanchez es
Guillermo Sanchez
es 870,000 569,000
Elias Talvitie fi
Elias Talvitie
fi 850,000 349,000
Clément Leblay FR
Clément Leblay
FR 740,000 150,000
Rémi Debord fr
Rémi Debord
fr 715,000 -5,000
Matthieu Martin fr
Matthieu Martin
fr 700,000 -450,000