Get Ready For the Wonder 8 Festival in Marrakech March 23-31
The PokerNews Live Reporting team is jetting off to Morocco during March to bring you all the action, as it happens, from the Wonder 8 festival at the Casino de Marrakech.
Twenty events are on the Wonder 8 schedule, each with buy-ins ranging from approximately €45 up to a €1,350 High Roller event. All buy-ins are paid for in Moroccan Dirham, although the schedule of events below shows the approximate buy-ins in euros.
2019 Wonder 8 Schedule
|Date||Time||Event||Buy-in (Approx. EUR)|
|Sat 23 March||4:00 p.m.||START 8 – OPENER Day 1||€300|
|Sun 24 March||4:00 p.m.||START 8 – OPENER Day 2|
|7:00 p.m.||Satellite Monster 8||€45|
|Mon 25 March||4:00 p.m.||Turbo DeepStack||€200|
|8:00 p.m.||La Qualif: Monster 8 and Wonder 8||€135|
|Tue 26 March||4:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 – Monster 8 Day 1||€450|
|9:00 p.m.||Satellite Wonder 8 Main Event||€90|
|Wed 27 March||1:00 p.m.||Turbo Satellite Wonder 8 High Roller||€135|
|2:30 p.m.||Marrakech Freezeout||€225|
|3:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 – Monster 8 Day 2|
|5:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 High Roller Day 1||€1,350|
|9:00 p.m.||Satellite Eighty-Eight Main Event||€70|
|Thu 28 March||1:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 – 8 Classics||€270|
|3:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 High Roller Day 2|
|9:00 p.m.||Satellite Wonder 8 Main Event||€135|
|Fri 29 March||1:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 Main Event Day 1||€800|
|Sat 30 March||1:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 Main Event Day 2|
|2:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 Turbo 8||€360|
|4:00 p.m.||Progressive Bounty||€270|
|Sun 31 March||1:30 p.m.||Wonder 8 Super 8||€270|
|2:00 p.m.||Wonder 8 Main Event Final Day|
|5:00 p.m.||Closing Event||€135|
PokerNews is reporting on the €800 buy-in Wonder 8 Main Event, which looks set to be huge if previous years’ tournaments are anything to go by. In 2017, the Wonder 8 Main Event took place at Cercle Clichy Montmarte in Paris and attracted 478-entrants who were all outlasted by an anonymous Algerian player who returned home with €56,500.
Last year, the Wonder 8 Main Event took place at the same venue and saw 461 player create a €331,920 prize pool. The lion’s share, €65,000, went to France’s Souhayl Fjer who defeated Jerome Mairesse heads up for the title.
The Wonder 8 Main Event in Marrakech features a single starting flight where re-entries are available until the end of the ninth 45-minute level. Each player starts with 45,000 chips, giving plenty of room to maneuver.
Should you bust out of the Main Event earlier than planned, or perhaps want to play in more than the Main Event, there is a wide selection of satellite and side events to get involved with, the highlight being the €1,350 buy-in Wonder 8 High Roller that is sure to attract plenty of high-stakes specialists and well-bankrolled high rollers.
The Casino de Marrakech
The Casino de Marrakech is a hotbed of poker in Morocco and has played host to major poker tournaments such as the World Poker Tour National series, the World Series of Poker Circuit, the Marrakech Poker Open and the popular Winamax Sismix.
Soft lighting and plush décor make Casino de Marrakech a superb venue to relax, game and play poker in. PokerNews hopes to see you there.