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20 Remain in Winamax SISMIX Main Event; Former Champion Lopes Advances

will_shill • Level 38: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Tim Hartmann
Tim Hartmann

In a tournament made up predominantly of Frenchmen, and held for the first time this year in Spain, it is a German that tops the chip counts at the end of Day 2 of the Winamax SISMIX Main Event.

After making it through Day 1a and enjoying two days off, Tim Hartmann soared to the top of the standings during the middle of the day and cemented his status there with a series of eliminations late on to take 15,070,000 through to Day 3 with just 20 players remaining.

"There were three or four hands towards the end," said Hartmann. "But they were all pretty standard. One where I turned a flush and he turned a straight. Things like that."

Hartmann knocked out Winamax Team Pro Adrien Delmas before the bubble, as Delmas, Guillaume Diaz, Adrian Mateos and Leo Margets were eliminated before the bubble.

Delmas ran ace-nine into the ace-queen of Hartmann, while Mateos ran nines into pocket kings and failed to catch up.

Former Champion Through to Day 3

Bruno Lopes
Bruno Lopes

However, there is one Winamax Team Pro through to Day 3. 2016 SISMIX Champion Bruno Lopes bagged at the end of the day, although is short with 12 big blinds. He says that considering what's happened in the past, that's not a problem.

He explained to our French colleagues that the year he won, he was short with 12 big blinds at the end of Day 1.

"My wife was coming the next day," said Lopes. "So I knew I wanted to bag so that I could have the other Day 1 off. I had 12 big blinds and folded ace-jack to an open!

"So I bagged up 12 big blinds and went on to win the tournament!"

Lopes will be hoping that lightning strikes twice if he is going to be in with a chance of taking home €120,000 and an unprecedented second Winamax SISMIX title.

Here are the remaining payouts:

PlacePayout
1€ 120,000
2€ 85,000
3€ 61,500
4€ 44,000
5€ 32,000
6€ 24,000
7€ 17,990
8-9€ 14,000
10-11€ 11,000
12-14€ 8,350
15-17€ 6,500
18-20€ 5,300

Day Recap

With 430 players remaining at the start of the day, it was always going to be a hectic flurry of activity once the cards were in the air. And so it came to pass, with play just two eliminations off the money by the first break.

The money bubble eventually broke when Laurent Prudhomme's ace-nine butted heads against the pocket jacks of Winamax SISMIX High Roller winner Jon Ander Vallinas. Vallinas duly flopped top set to send Prudhomme to the rail and burst the bubble.

With a fast six-max structure and players continuing to fly out the door, the chip lead was elusive and ever-changing. It wasn't until a spell on the feature table that Hartmann emerged as a contender.

By the dinner break, just 61 remained with Hartmann third in chips behind Aliaury Legait and Matthieu Rodriguez. Hayg Badem had his spell at the top after picking off an outrageous bluff from High Roller champion Vallinas who bet all three streets with seven-deuce only to get called by the top pair of Badem.

Tim Hartmann
Tim Hartmann

But back came Hartmann, who by now was back on feature. He was lucky to river trips to oust Alexis Hernandez, and even more fortunate when the perfect turn card saw all the chips go in the middle to eliminate Anthony Boyer.

There was still time for the German to add a third elimination in quick succession to seal his chip lead and is well clear of Morgan Aceto (12,785,000), who is the only other player in the eight-figure category.

Other big stacks include Milos Babovic (8,270,000), Hayg Badem (7,995,000), Jeffrey van de Heuvel (6,475,000) and Gregory Luttke-Grech (6,000,000).

Play resumes at 12:30 pm on Sunday 26th May and will play down to a winner. PokerNews will be on hand throughout the day to bring you all the action!

Tags: Adrian MateosAdrien DelmasAlexis HernandezAnthony BoyerBruno LopesGuillaume DiazHayg BademJeffrey van de HeuvelJon Ander VallinasLeo MargetsMatthieu RodriguezMorgan Aceto

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 38: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Tim Hartmann DE
Tim Hartmann
DE 15,070,000 1,470,000
Morgan Aceto fr
Morgan Aceto
fr 12,785,000 2,285,000
Milos Babovic IT
Milos Babovic
IT 8,270,000 5,870,000
Hayg Badem fr
Hayg Badem
fr 7,955,000 1,155,000
Jeffrey van den Heuvel NL
Jeffrey van den Heuvel
NL 6,475,000 2,875,000
Grégory Luttke-grech fr
Grégory Luttke-grech
fr 6,000,000 3,300,000
Adrien Guyon fr
Adrien Guyon
fr 5,785,000 985,000
Alexandre Fradin fr
Alexandre Fradin
fr 5,000,000 2,600,000
Xavier Campeny FR
Xavier Campeny
FR 4,150,000 -650,000
Filippo Lazzaretto si
Filippo Lazzaretto
si 4,015,000 115,000
Yves Sanchez fr
Yves Sanchez
fr 4,000,000 100,000
Jimmy Bord fr
Jimmy Bord
fr 3,645,000 -155,000
Chee Wei Kwok FR
Chee Wei Kwok
FR 3,595,000 195,000
David Pessoa FR
David Pessoa
FR 3,275,000 -425,000
Raphael Assidon FR
Raphael Assidon
FR 2,590,000 990,000
Vincent Cavailles fr
Vincent Cavailles
fr 2,500,000 2,500,000
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
fr 2,305,000 5,000
Leandry Ainonkpo FR
Leandry Ainonkpo
FR 1,750,000 -3,550,000
Jeremy Conan FR
Jeremy Conan
FR 1,550,000 -1,650,000
Matthieu Rodriguez fr
Matthieu Rodriguez
fr 1,485,000 -615,000

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Ronan 'carbonr10' Houssein Eliminated

will_shill • Level 38: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Xavier Campeny opened to 350,000 from under the gun and Ronan Houssein three-bet all in from the big blind for 1,385,000. Campeny called.

Ronan Houssein: {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Xavier Campeny: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}

Campeny was in the driving seat with pocket aces, but the crowd gasped as the flop {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} gave Houssein an open-ended straight draw. The turn {8-Hearts} and river {k-Diamonds} weren't enough and he was eliminated.

Xavier Campeny FR
Xavier Campeny
FR 4,800,000 1,000,000
Ronan Houssein FR
Ronan Houssein
FR Busted

Tags: Ronan HousseinXavier Campeny

Flurry of Eliminations

will_shill • Level 38: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Roman Volkov has been eliminated, after getting {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} in against Jeffrey van de Heuvel, only for Van de Heuvel to flop a full house with {q-Clubs}{k-Clubs} on a {q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{q-Spades} runout.

Kevin Loupiac becamse the latest Tim Hartmann victim a short while after Anthony Boyer was sent to the rail. Hartmann shoved from the button and Loupiac called from the big blind.

Kevin Loupiac: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Tim Hartmann: {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Hartmann was behind but the flop {k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{k-Hearts} quickly turned things in his favour. The turn {j-Diamonds} and river {3-Diamonds} were no problems and Loupiac was eliminated.

Also eliminated recently were Benjamin Saada and Steeven Douat.

Tim Hartmann DE
Tim Hartmann
DE 13,600,000 1,600,000
Kevin Loupiac fr
Kevin Loupiac
fr Busted
Roman Volkov es
Roman Volkov
es Busted
Benjamin Saada fr
Benjamin Saada
fr Busted
Steeven Douat FR
Steeven Douat
FR Busted

Tags: Anthony BoyerJeffrey van de HeuvelKevin LoupiacRoman VolkovTim Hartmann

Hartmann Moves into the Lead Once More

will_shill • Level 38: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Tim Hartmann limped in the small blind and Anthony Boyer checked his big blind. On a {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop Hartmann checked and Boyer bet 130,000. Hartmann check-raised to 490,000 and Boyer called.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Hartmann bet 880,000. Boyer than raised all in for three million and Hartmann called.

Tim Hartmann: {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Anthony Boyer: {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}

The five of hearts was a killer blow, as it had given Boyer the nut straight and Hartmann a flush to leave Boyer drawing dead. The river was the {2-Spades} and Boyer was eliminated.

Tim Hartmann DE
Tim Hartmann
DE 12,000,000 4,000,000
Anthony Boyer FR
Anthony Boyer
FR Busted

Tags: Tim HartmannAnthony Boyer

Level:
38
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
160,000

Always Helps to Have Aces

will_shill • Level 37: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

A huge pot was being pushed Morgan Aceto's ways after a pre-flop confrontation between him and Laurent Verrac.

Apparently, Verrac had opened and then re-raised all in after Aceto three-bet. Verrac's all in was for 2,500,000 and Aceto called with {a-}{a-} against the {k-}{q-} of Verrac and held to move ahead of Tim Hartmann and take the overall chip lead in the tournament.

Morgan Aceto fr
Morgan Aceto
fr 10,500,000 3,000,000
Laurent Verrac FR
Laurent Verrac
FR Busted

Tags: Laurent VerracMorgan Aceto

Lopes Doubles Through Gomez

will_shill • Level 37: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Bruno Lopes open-shoved for 1,620,000 or 14 big blinds and was called by Guillaume Gomez in the big blind.

Bruno Lopes: {9-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Guillaume Gomez: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

There was a ten in the window but the {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop gave Lopes an open-ender. The turn was the {q-Diamonds}, completing one end of it, and the {7-Clubs} river completed the other to boot as the final Winamax Team Pro and the former champion doubled up.

Gomez was left short and was eliminated on the next hand with {q-}{9-} against the {k-}{10-} of Gregory Luttke-Grech.

Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
fr 3,500,000 2,000,000
Grégory Luttke-grech fr
Grégory Luttke-grech
fr 2,700,000 690,000
Guillaume Gomez FR
Guillaume Gomez
FR Busted

Tags: Bruno LopesGuillaume Gomez