2016 WSOPC Caribbean: Willie Janssen Leads After Day 1 of the 6-Handed Event #10

The second World Series of Poker Circuit ringawarding tournament at the Caribbean Festival on Sint Maarten saw 45 players take part in the $365 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Event and 16 re-entries were purchased to boost the attendance to 61 entries. The prize pool of $18,300 will be split among the top seven spots and nine players bagged up chips after 14 levels of 30 minutes each.

Wilhelmus “Willie Janssen” has the overnight lead with 122,300 followed by Aroon Maharaj with 100,300 and Switzerland’s Joachim Lob with 91,000. Tommie Janssen cashed in the $365 NLHE Event #3 in 15th place and jumped right into the six-handed action. The Dutchman peaked at 180,000 before running dry and claiming 80,100.

The other hopefuls that made it through include Mohamed Bourhaleb (75,400), Sean Stoll (73,200), Alexandre Annovazzi (66,800), Michael Lech (61,000) and Frederic Maniez (54,900).

Notables that participated but failed to bag up chips included Walter Treccarichi, Arman Bosnakyan, Hank Sitton, Jeffrey Colpitts, William Hicks, Attila Juhas, Tony Makhlouf and Dominik French.

Colpitts was among the early leads but fell before the last two tables. Makhlouf lost a big pot against the four-three suited of Tommie Janssen, who had flopped a set, and the remaining chips then vanished in a flip with pocket sevens against the ace-king of Bourhaleb.

French became the last casualty of the day in the penultimate level when his pocket queens met the ace-king of Stoll, and the flop brought an ace and a king, before another ace on the turn left French drawing dead.

In the last level of the day, the lead changed several times and it was Willie Janssen who came out on top after winning a bigger pot against Lech with pocket jacks on a ten-high board.

Day 2 Seat Assignments

Table Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 1 Michael Lech USA 61,000
1 2 empty
1 3 Mohamed Bourhaleb France 75,400
1 4 Aroon Maharaj Trinidad & Tobago 100,300
1 5 Tommie Janssen Netherlands 80,100
1 6 Willie Janssen Netherlands 122,300
2 1 Joachim Lob Switzerland 91,000
2 2 empty
2 3 Sean Stoll Trinidad & Tobago 73,200
2 4 Frederic Maniez Sint Maarten 54,900
2 5 empty
2 6 Alexandre Annovazzi France 66,800

The action will recommence with level 15 and blinds of 1,200-2,400 with a running ante of 400. As of Day 2, the level duration increases to 40 minutes and will be 50 minutes on the final table. A min cash is worth $940, but all eyes are set on the first-place payout of $6,400 and the elusive WSOP Circuit ring that comes along with it.

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