PokerNews Heads to Morocco From September 2 for the 2022 Marrakech Poker Open
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The famous Casino de Marrakech will be packed to the rafters from September 2 through September 11 when the Marrakech Poker Open returns with a bustling 23 tournament schedule.
Casino de Marrakech is no stranger to hosting prestigious poker festivals and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on the ground in Marrakech to report on the Main Event.
The last time PokerNews were at the Casino de Marrakech was in January 2020, for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) International Circuit. It's DH 15,000 buy-on Main Event saw Italy's Samiyel Duzgun outlast 624 opponents and scoop DH 1,600,000 ($169,018).
From September 2-11, the excellent staff at Casino de Marrakech are doing everything in their power to make the 2022 Marrakech Poker Open a roaring success. The festival kicks off with the MPO Opener, a two-day event costing DH 4,000 (€400) to enter.
The DH 5,000 (€500) MPO Warm-Up Deepstack follows the opener before the crown jewel of the Marrakech Poker Open, the DH 13,200 (€1,300) buy-in Main Event shuffles up and deals. There are two starting flights in the MPO Main Event, running on September 8 and September 9. Everyone sits down with a generous helping of 30,000 chips and play to a 40-minute clock. Re-entries are permitted on each flight up to the end of the tenth level, which is when late registration slams shut.
Sandwiched between the MPO Main Event and the crowning of its champion are the DH 20,000 (€2,000) buy-in High Roller, the DH 30,000 (€3,000) Super High Roller, and a host of other exciting side events, including a progressive bounty, classic bounty, Monster Stack, and a short-handed tournament.
The 2022 Marrakech Poker Open Schedule
|Date||Time Event||Buy-in (MAD)||Buy-in (EUR)|
|Fri 2 Sep||4:00 p.m.||#01 MPO – Opener Day 1A||DH 4,000|
|8:00 p.m.||#02 Sat Last Chance Opener||DH 500|
|Sat 3 Sep||4:00 p.m.||#01 MPO – Opener Day 1B||DH 4,000|
|8:00 p.m.||#03 Sat MPO Warm-Up Deepstack||DH 600|
|Sun 4 Sep||4:00 p.m.||#01 MPO – Opener Day 2|
|7:00 p.m.||Sat MPO Turbo & Warm-Up Deepstack||DH 850|
|Mon 5 Sep||4:00 p.m.||NLH Turbo Event||DH 3,000|
|9:00 p.m.||#06 Sat & Cash MP Seepstack||DH 1,200|
|Tue 6 Sep||4:00 p.m.||#07 MPO Warm-Up Deepstack||DH 5,000|
|9:00 p.m.||#08 Big Sat MPO Main & HR Package||DH 3,000|
|Wed 7 Sep||2:00 p.m.||#07 MPO Warm-Up Deepstack Day 2|
|2:00 p.m.||#09 Turbo Sat MPO High Roller||DH 2,000|
|3:00 p.m.||#10 MPO Classic of Poker||DH 3,000|
|4:00 p.m.||#11 MPO High Roller||DH 20,000|
|7:00 p.m.||#12 Turbo Sat MPO Main Event||DH 2,000|
|Thu 8 Sep||3:00 p.m.||#11 MPO High Roller Day 2|
|4:00 p.m.||#13 MPO Main Event Day 1A||DH 13,200|
|5:00 p.m.||#14 Progressive Bounty||DH 2,300|
|8:00 p.m.||#15 Last Chance Sat MPO Main Event||DH 2,000|
|Fri 9 Sep||1:00 p.m.||MPO Main Event Day 1B||Dh 13,200|
|5:00 p.m.||#16 MPO Progressive High Roller Bounty||DH 6,000|
|8:00 p.m.||Sat & Cash Monster Stack||DH 1,600|
|Sat 10 Sep||12:00 p.m.||#13 MPO Main Event Day 2|
|2:00 p.m.||#18 Monster Stackl||DH 6,000|
|6:00 p.m.||#19 Classic Bounty||DH 1,500|
|8:00 p.m.||#20 Satellite Super High Roller||DH 2,000|
|Sun 11 Sep||1:30 p.m.||#21 MPO Short Handed||DH 6,000|
|2:00 p.m.||MPO Main Event Final|
|2:00 p.m.||MPO Super High Roller||DH 30,000|
|2:30 p.m.||#18 Monster Stack Day 2|
|5:00 p.m.||#23 Turbo Deep Closing Event||DH 2,000|
Most events have a Dealer Bonus available. Please check with the organizers for full details.
Euro amounts are approximate. All buy-ins must be paid in Moroccan Dirham
Value-Packed Packages Available From Casino Marrakech
The 2022 Marrakech Poker Open's organizers have created six special packages for players to take advantage of. These packages range from special rates on rooms at the Es Saadi Palace, Es Saadi hotel, Sofitel Hotel, and El Andalous Hotel, up to discounted rooms and tournament buy-ins.
For example, you can buy a MPO VIP Pack for DH 45,600 (€4,500), which gives you six nights' accommodation at the Es Saadi Palace between September 6-12, plus entry to both the DH 20,000 (€2,000) High Roller and the DH 13,200 (€1,300) Main Event Day 1B. Check out the image below for all the available packages and details on how to book them.