2023 Marrakech Poker Open

MPO Main Event
Dias: 1bc
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 1bc
Jogadores em jogo

Goasdoue Makes the Right Call on Grobocopatel

Nível 11 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Benoit Grobocopatel
Benoit Grobocopatel

Alan Goasdoue opened and found calls with Benoir Grobocopatel and Smain Mamouni in the big blind.

The flop revealed {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and it checked to Grobocopatel who bet 4,000. Only Goasdoue stayed interested and called. The duo checked on the {5-Diamonds} turn.

A {9-Diamonds} completed the board and Goasdoue only bet 2,000. Grobocopatel tanked for some time before raising it to 16,000. After a minute, Goasdoue eventually called.

"Good call" said Grobocopatel, showing {j-Spades}{10-Spades} for the middle pair. Goasdoue tabled {a-Spades}{5-Spades} for two pair and grabbed the pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Alan Goasdoue fr
Alan Goasdoue
267,000 151,000
Smain Mamouni fr
Smain Mamouni
100,000 71,000
Benoit Grobocopatel fr
Benoit Grobocopatel
20,000 20,000

Tags: Alan GoasdoueSmain Mamouni

Lucky River for Tadini

Nível 11 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Anas Tadini
Anas Tadini

Anas Tadini, down to 23,800 chips left, open-shoved under the gun and got a call from Hafid Kinany Alaoui to create the following showdown:

Anas Tadini: {k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Hafid Kinany Alaoui: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Tadini had the dominated hand and started to stand up from his chair when the board first fell {8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs}.

"Not a nine!" said tadini, already ready to leave the table.

The {2-Spades} bricked on the turn but a {9-Spades} showed up on the river, giving the straight to Tadini who came back to his chair.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Hafid Kinany Alaoui ma
Hafid Kinany Alaoui
168,000 168,000
Anas Tadini ma
Anas Tadini
50,000 -13,000

Tags: Anas TadiniHafid Kinany Alaoui

French Star Moundir Zoughari Triumphs in Marrakech Poker Open High Roller!

Nível 11 : Blinds 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Moundir Zoughari
Moundir Zoughari

In the early hours of Friday, March 17, the long battle at the final table of the €2,000 buy-in High Roller of the Marrakech Poker Open finally came to an end with the crowning of a well-known French figure, Moundir Zoughari, who took home the biggest trophy of his career as well as the €55,000 first-place prize.

With 124 entries recorded, the event created a prize pool of 2,157,900 MAD (€195,200). This was by far the biggest cash of Moundir's career according to his Hendon Mob profile and his first significant victory on the live circuit against a strong field.

With four players left, the famous Survivor contestant even managed to eliminate all his competitors, not the least of which was recent EPT finalist Fabrice Bigot, cash game grinder Samiyel Duzgun and finally Swiss pro and multiple SCOOP winner Dinesh Alt in the final heads-up.

MPO 2023 High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize (In MAD)Euros
1Moundir Zoughari600,000MAD€54,000
2Dinesh Alt400,000MAD36 000
3Samiyel Duzgun258,000MAD€23,200
4Fabrice Bigot188,000MAD€17,000
5Tristan Forge138,000MAD€12,200
7Karo Nuri88,500MAD€8,000
8Mohamed Mamouni73,000MAD€6,500
9Anas Tadini60,000MAD€5,400

Aggressive play, perseverance, and immense joy

Aware of the high level of his opponents, Moundir nevertheless did not give up and continued to play an aggressive game that paid off, until the very last hand, and also as it should be sometimes, a little help from variance.

On the final hand, Moundir four-bet shoved for about 30 big blinds with the {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and found himself snap-called by Alt with a better hand, {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}. The flop came {3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and a {10-Hearts} on the turn giving Moundir more hope. The {j-Clubs} river gave him a straight and the win.

"There are emotions that can't be explained. I never normally cry, but I couldn't help it, it was too intense"


"What I'm feeling are the emotions of 10 years, 10 years of looking for that big win in a high roller, 10 years of investment in the professional and amateur poker scene, and days spent studying the game with those close to me," he told PokerNews the day after his win.

"Winning in Marrakech has a special significance too, I got married here, I know all the family of the casino, and the field was difficult, it is enjoyable. There are emotions that can not be explained. I never normally cry, but I couldn't help it, it was too intense," he added.

Zoughari indeed had to face a tough final and go through many ups and downs. "I fell to seven big blinds, made some good calls, folded the queens when I could have easily been eliminated, and I was also helped by the cards sometimes, moments like that are unforgettable. I was aware that I was the fish at my table, which makes this win even more beautiful. "

The Winamax Team member lets Alt take comfort with 400,000 MAD (€36,000) while Duzgun completed the podium in third place for 258,000 MAD (€23,000).

MPO High Roller
MPO High Roller

10 years of evolution and most of all of fun

"During all these years, where I have learned the most is in listening, perseverance, and discipline in continuity. Yesterday I met players who were stronger than me and I finally got to know their weaknesses, it was a real pleasure. I train about two hours a day, because I also have a busy family life!"

"I always give it my all, keeping my zest for life. And I'm happy to democratize poker and make it visible to the general public."

And what's next for the man who's always teeming with projects?

"Of course there is the promised land of every poker player, the WSOP in Las Vegas. I'm going to do everything I can to win a bracelet and I'm going to start preparing for this summer. I'm going to stay there for at least 18 days, work on my with several pros I know and maybe extend depending on my bankroll and my results."

He added: "But before that, head to the Sismix with Winamax in May, which is looking huge!"

To review the table with commentary from Ronan Monfort and Quentin Lecomte, check out the video below.

The streaming of the Main Event will also be on the program today.

Tags: Anas TadiniMohamed MamouniMoundir ZoughariQuentin LecomteRonan MonfortSamiyel Duzgun

Nível: 11

Blinds: 800/1,600

Ante: 1,600

Papineau Is Back to the Starting Stack

Nível 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Mathieu Papineau was found all-in for a remaining stack around 14,000 and was facing Akan Kaya with slightly less chips:

Akan Kaya: {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Mathieu Papineau: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Papineau's hand stayed ahead throughout the board {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and he eliminated Kaya in the process.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Mathieu Papineau fr
Mathieu Papineau
30,000 8,000
Akan Kaya fr
Akan Kaya

Tags: Mathieu Papineau

Conan Grabs a Pot to Goasdoue

Nível 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Marius Conan raised under the gun to 2,400 and picked up calls from Carsten Mawick in the hijack and Alan Goasdoue in the big blind.

The dealer brought a flop {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and the trio checked. On the {5-Diamonds} turn, it was checked to Conan who bet 5,000 and only Goasdoue called.

The river was the {9-Diamonds} and this time Goasdoue check-folded when Conan bet 6,500.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Alan Goasdoue fr
Alan Goasdoue
116,000 50,000
Carsten Mawick de
Carsten Mawick
67,000 29,000
Marius Conan fr
Marius Conan
58,000 58,000

Tags: Alan GoasdoueCarsten MawickMarius Conan

Queens for Tondeur

Nível 10 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Roger Tondeur opened to 2,500 and got called by Gilles Gouhier in the small blind and the big blind.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Tondeur continued for 10,000 after it was checked to him. Only the big blind stayed interested and called. The {6-Hearts} turn went check-check.

A {k-Clubs} showed up on the river and both checked again. Tondeur tabled {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and it was enough to make his opponent muck his hand.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Roger Tondeur fr
Roger Tondeur
161,000 59,000
Gilles Gouhier fr
Gilles Gouhier
60,000 44,000

Tags: Gilles GouhierRoger Tondeur