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2023 Marrakech Poker Open

MPO Main Event
Dias: 1a
Event Info

2023 Marrakech Poker Open

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
50,000 / 100,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1a
Jogadores em jogo

MPO Main Event

Dia 1a Iniciado

Welcome to the 55th Marrakech Poker Open!

Marrakech Casino
Marrakech Casino

Welcome to the luxurious Casino de Marrakech for the 55th edition of the popular Marrakech Poker Open. For its last edition in September 2022, this event gathered 426 entrants and Spain's Diego Sarmiento was the ultimate player standing up, bringing home MAD1,000,000 Moroccan (€100,000) for his efforts.

The festival got underway earlier this week, and has already seen many famous faces gathering for the first events. The Spanish player "Juan Antonio" started the festivities by winning The Opener for MAD 145,000 (€13, 000), while Mohamed Ali Hossam took down the Warm-Up for MAD 56,000 ( €5,000). The MPO Deepstack attracted 234 participants, and at the end of the night, Wednesday March 15th , it's well known French player Guillaume Darcourt who took the trophy and the MAD 230, 000 prize (22,000).

There are two starting flights in the MPO Main Event, running on March 16 and March 17. Everyone sits down with a generous helping of 30,000 chips and play to a 45-minute clock. Re-entries are permitted on each flight up to the end of the eighth level, which is when late registration slams shut.

The schedule included 27 tournaments with in a wide range of buy-ins, and the players may also get their shot at a trophy thanks to some interesting side events, such as a Monster Stack event, a Mystery Knock Out and a High Roller. The festival will conclude with a Final Showdown and a Super High Roller Event which comes with a buy-in of DH 30,000 ($3,000).

MPO 2023
MPO 2023

Tournament officials have announced that there will be twelve levels of 45 minutes today with a 20-minute break every three levels. Cards will be in the air at 1 p.m local time and a one hour dinner break will take place around 8.30 p.m, meaning the remaining players can expect to end their day at approximatively midnight.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the updates throughout the day under the Moroccan sun!

Tags: Diego SarmientoJuan AntonioMohamed Ali Hossam

Slight Delay

There are currently five players registered for the tournament and due to the late registration still open for the High Roller, the tournament director is discussing the structure of the day.

The start of the tournament has been delayed to approximately 2:00 p.m.

Nível: 1

Blinds: 100/100

Ante: 0

Shuffle Up and Deal

Nível 1 : Blinds 100/100, 0 ante

The cards are now in the air for Day 1A of the 55th Marrakech Poker Open Main Event from the Es Saadi Casino. There are 17 players to begin the day, and players will be playing twelve 45-minute levels before tagging for Day 2.

Hot Start for Darcourt

Nível 1 : Blinds 100/100, 0 ante

In a three-way raised pot, the dealer showed a flop {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} when the players in the blinds checked to Guillaume Darcout who bet 1,000. Both the small blind and El Mostafa Belkhayate in the big blind called.

The turn revealed a {6-Hearts} and this time Belkhayate bet 4,000 after it was checked to him. Only Darcourt called.

A {j-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Belkhayate fired 10,000. Darcourt took a minute and eventually made the call. Belkhayate tabled {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for a missed flush draw and the French player, who won the Deepstack event last night for MAD 230 000, took down the big pot with {j-Spades}{9-Hearts} for two pairs.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Guillaume Darcourt fr
Guillaume Darcourt
WPT 1X Winner
El Mostafa Belkhayate ma
El Mostafa Belkhayate
20,200 -9,800

Tags: El Mostafa BelkhayateGuillaume Darcourt

Guillaume Darcourt Takes Down the Deepstack for €21,000

Nível 1 : Blinds 100/100, 0 ante
Guillaume Darcourt
Guillaume Darcourt

The 55th Marrakech Poker Open continues to fill up, with Day 1a of the Main Event starting today and where many well-known faces are expected. After "Juan Antonio" and Mohamed Houssam Ali, winners of the Opener and Warm-Up respectively, it's the turn of French player Guillaume Darcourt to lift a trophy by winning the Deepstack for 230,000 MAD (€21,000).

The 5,000 MAD buy-in event brought together 234 entrants to create a prize pool of 1,017,900 MAD (€92,500) . After dominating the final table, the former PMU player then defeated Endravuz Lahdro in heads-up play to add this new victory to his record.

'The Boa' has now reached the $1.5 million mark in live tournament earnings according to Hendon Mob, and signs a second performance on Moroccan soil this year after reaching the Mini Main Event final of the WSOP Circuit in January for around €27,000 and the Opener final just a few days ago.

As for Lahdro, he was able to console himself with 153,000 MAD (€14,000) for his performance, his second runner-up finish on this festival after having already finished second in the Opener for 98,000 MAD. Also noteworthy is the beautiful 5th place of Linda Hamidi (6 000 MAD -€5500), 8th for Laurent Azoulay (27 000 MAD - €2500) and 9th for Isabel Baltazar (21 000 MAD - €1905).

Deepstack MPO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize (in MAD)in Euros
WinnerGuillaume DarcourtMAD 230 000€21 000
Runner-upEndravuz LahdroMAD153 000€14 000
3thAmer BenmoumenMAD 108 000€9 800
4thHenri DupontMAD 79 000€7 200
5thLinda HamidiMAD 60 000€5 500
6thIssam BenhaddouMAD 45 500€4 200
7thAli HabbadMAD 35 400€3 300
8thLaurent AzoulayMAD 27 000€2 500
9thIsabel BaltazarMAD 21 000€1 905
Final Table MPO Deepstack
Final Table MPO Deepstack

Tags: Endravuz LahdroGuillaume DarcourtIsabel BaltazarLaurent AzoulayLinda HamidiMohamed Houssam Ali

Dieu Loses One

Nível 1 : Blinds 100/100, 0 ante

Nicolas Dieu started the action by raising to 300 and his opponent in the hijack three-bet to 700. The big blind player made the call and Dieu announced a four-bet to 3,300. The hijack five-bet to 5,700 and after some thinking, Dieu called after the big blind folded.

The flop gave {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Dieu quickly check-folded this time when his opponent continued for 3,500.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Nicolas Dieu fr
Nicolas Dieu
28,500 -1,500

Tags: Nicolas Dieu

Belkhayate Finds a Double Up on Hamdi

Nível 1 : Blinds 100/100, 0 ante

The action was caught on a board {4-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{j-Diamonds} with around 7,000 in the middle. Linda Hamdi had bet 3,000 and was facing an all-in raise from El Mostafa Belkhayate worth 11,400. After some consideration, Hamdi announced the call and the cards were tabled:

El Mostafa Belkhayate: {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Linda Hamdi: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Belkhayate had already hit a straight and the {4-Spades} bricked on the river, giving him the pot and the early double up.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
El Mostafa Belkhayate ma
El Mostafa Belkhayate
28,000 7,800
Linda Hamdi fr
Linda Hamdi
16,500 -13,500

Tags: El Mostafa Belkhayate