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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

2022 Marrakech Poker Open
DateTime EventBuy-in (MAD)Buy-in (EUR)
Fri 2 Sep4:00 p.m.#01 MPO – Opener Day 1ADH 4,000
 8:00 p.m.#02 Sat Last Chance OpenerDH 500
Sat 3 Sep4:00 p.m.#01 MPO – Opener Day 1BDH 4,000
 8:00 p.m.#03 Sat MPO Warm-Up DeepstackDH 600
Sun 4 Sep4:00 p.m.#01 MPO – Opener Day 2 
 7:00 p.m.Sat MPO Turbo & Warm-Up DeepstackDH 850
Mon 5 Sep4:00 p.m.NLH Turbo EventDH 3,000
 9:00 p.m.#06 Sat & Cash MP SeepstackDH 1,200
Tue 6 Sep4:00 p.m.#07 MPO Warm-Up DeepstackDH 5,000
 9:00 p.m.#08 Big Sat MPO Main & HR PackageDH 3,000
Wed 7 Sep2:00 p.m.#07 MPO Warm-Up Deepstack Day 2 
 2:00 p.m.#09 Turbo Sat MPO High RollerDH 2,000
 3:00 p.m.#10 MPO Classic of PokerDH 3,000
 4:00 p.m.#11 MPO High RollerDH 20,000
 7:00 p.m.#12 Turbo Sat MPO Main EventDH 2,000
Thu 8 Sep3:00 p.m.#11 MPO High Roller Day 2 
 4:00 p.m.#13 MPO Main Event Day 1ADH 13,200
 5:00 p.m.#14 Progressive BountyDH 2,300
 8:00 p.m.#15 Last Chance Sat MPO Main EventDH 2,000
Fri 9 Sep1:00 p.m.MPO Main Event Day 1BDh 13,200
 5:00 p.m.#16 MPO Progressive High Roller BountyDH 6,000
 8:00 p.m.Sat & Cash Monster StackDH 1,600
Sat 10 Sep12:00 p.m.#13 MPO Main Event Day 2 
 2:00 p.m.#18 Monster StacklDH 6,000
 6:00 p.m.#19 Classic BountyDH 1,500
 8:00 p.m.#20 Satellite Super High RollerDH 2,000
Sun 11 Sep1:30 p.m.#21 MPO Short HandedDH 6,000
 2:00 p.m.MPO Main Event Final 
 2:00 p.m.MPO Super High RollerDH 30,000
 2:30 p.m.#18 Monster Stack Day 2 
 5:00 p.m.#23 Turbo Deep Closing EventDH 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.

2022 Marrakech Poker Open Packages
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