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WSOP International Circuit Marrakech: Garcia Lorca Takes the Overal Chip Lead

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On Day 1b of the WSOP International Circuit Marrakech, 331 entries took their seats and all tried to make it to Day 2 in the beautiful surroundings of Casino de Marrakech in the Es Saadi Resort.

104 of those entries managed to find a bag to put their chips in to reopen them again on Saturday. Taking the honors topping the chip count leaderboard for Day 1b and into Day 2, is Garcia Lorca from Spain with a colossal amount of 315,600 in chips.

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Garcia LorcaSpain315,600
2Harald SammerGermany296,500
3Ben BensimhonAustria260,000
4Thierry DelpuiFrance238,400
5Alexandre ReardFrance202,200

Trailing behind Lorca is Harald Sammer, the German living in Austria. He bagged a staggering amount of 296,500 chips. He amassed a lot of those chips with big hands like full houses, quads, and the likes. He also eliminated Gaelle Baumann when her king-queen ran into his ace-king. On top of that, he was the one responsible for Romain Lewis' elimination shortly after.

He amassed a lot of those chips with big hands like full houses, quads, and the likes.

Third in chips is Ben Bensimhon. He will take 260,000 in chips with him to his new table on Day 2 of the Main Event. A substantial amount of those chips were collected when he hit higher flushes than his opponents, twice.

In fourth place sits Thierry Delpui who eliminated another player in a huge pot just before the dinner break. He managed to end up with 238,400 chips.

Closing out the top 5 for today is Alexandre Reard with 202,200 in chips.

Bracelet winner Barny Boatman unfortunately fell at several hurdles again today, the same was the case for Rakesh Lalwani, Cheng-Wei Yin, Fabian Gumz, Sonny Franco, and Jerome Sgorrano.

All remaining players will return on Saturday for Day 2 of the Main Event which will start again at 1 pm local time. The 152 remaining players will return to Level 13 which has a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,000, and a running ante of 300. The duration of the levels will increase to 60 minutes each. The schedule is set for ten levels of play tomorrow with four breaks, including one 60-minute dinner break.

Check back today to see who'll make the money and stay in the running for that coveted WSOP Circuit Ring. PokerNews will be here to provide you with all the updates!

Es Saadi Marrakech Resort
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort

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