Day 1b of the World Poker Tour Mazagan Main Event has been consigned to the history books with Clement Beauvois putting himself not only at the top of the Day 1b leaderboard, but the overall leaderboard too. He amassed 166,800 chips after navigating his way into Day 2 by coming out on top of the 80 players who originally took to the felt.
It hasn’t been the success that they might have hoped for so far, with just 141 players in total turning out for this event. That is just the way it is sometimes, whether it is due to a poor choice of location, the price of the buy-in or simply to do with the scheduling, this event just hasn’t worked out like many of the others on the WPT this time around.
The event is a €3,200 buy-in which with the field it created a prize pool of $577,387 in US dollars. The largest share will as always go to the winner with the amount this time being $168,207. There will be another 17 players other than the winner to be paid out with the minimum payout starting at $7,216. Due to the reduced field it will only be the winner who achieves a payout of more than $100k.
Beauvois To Try To Achieve Career Best Score!
The current chip leader Clement Beauvois has only ever been paid out in three tournaments before with none of those payouts being more than $3,000. This means he is in an excellent position to change that; he could be on course for his best payout yet.
There are still a whole host of players that can make a dent in his plans, with his chip lead not being that extensive. He has Alain Roy chasing him down with 153,100, Leonard Truche a little further back on 131,000 and Sebastian Compte finishing up the top four with 127,700.
There is then a little gap to the rest of the field with players such as Bruno Fitoussi, Bruno Lopes and Giacomo Fundaro still in the hunt. That is just the names that took part in Day 1b too, there are plenty more from the survivors of Day 1a that will also be looking to climb their way up those rankings.
Day 2 will see a combined total of 81 players returning to the felt when it starts a little later today at 12pm local time. These players will then be whittled down to around three tables before the day is called to a close. Then Friday will see the remaining players reduced to just the six to contest the final table.