€1,300 MPO Main Event
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€1,300 MPO Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Diego Sarmiento Takes Chip Lead Into the Final Day

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Diego Sarmiento (credit Maxime Taldir)
Diego Sarmiento (credit Maxime Taldir)

Today, 98 hopefuls returned to the felt in the stunning Casino Marrakech in the Es Saadi Resort and at the end of the day, only 12 of them made their way to Day 3. Diego Sarmiento, chipleader at the end of Day 1a managed his way through the field and bagged a big lead with 2,735,000 in chips, meaning a confortable 109 big blinds for tomorrow.

Ahmed Bourma sits just behind Sarmiento in second place with a substantial amount of 2,170,000 in chips to play with tomorrow. Closing the podium is Said Haho, who found a big double up on the very end of the day against Mohamed Ait Chaib to bag 1,715,000.

Notables left in the field are WSOP champion Jean-Luc Adam, (400,000) and Rakesh Lalwani (740,000), who is continuing his good run on the Main Event after final tabled the Opener and the High Roller this week.

The money was reached at level 15, when Andre Gilquel hit two pair to bust a short stack Sabry Ferhaoui, guaranteeing the remaining 55 players DH 26,000 (€2,600).

Players that did make the money but not the end of the day include Gaelle Baumann (DH 28,000), Steve Savio (DH 30,000), Tristan Forge (DH 33,000), Imad Derwiche (DH 33,000), Moundir Zoughari (DH 37,000) and Anas Tadini (DH 48,000). Not everyone walked away with a money finish, as High Roller winner Paul Tedeschi, Isabel Baltazar, Sonny Franco and Australian Hanna Azimai all left the stage empty-handed.

The 12 remaining players will return on Sunday, September 11th, for Day 3 of the Main Event. Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time in level 22, which has a small blind of 10,000, big blind of 25,000 and a running ante of 25,000 with a duration of 60 minutes.

Come back tomorrow to see who will be crowned the winner and take home the coveted title as well as the DH 1,000,000 (€100,000) for first place.

PokerNews will be on hand to provide start-to-finish coverage of the final day!

Tags: Ahmed BourmaAnas TadiniAndre GilquelDiego SarmientoGaelle BaumannHanna AzimaiImad DerwicheIsabel BaltazarJean-Luc AdamMohamed Ait ChaibMoundir ZoughariPaul TedeschiRakesh LalwaniSabry FerhaouiSaid HahoSonny FrancoSteve SavioTristan Forge

Chip Counts for Final Day

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
TABLESEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIPCOUNTBIG BLINDS
321Ali Ait Al HajMorocco405,00016
322DavidSpain1,3000,0062
323Muhammed HakimMorocco1,050,00042
324Ahmed BourmaMorocco2,170,00087
325Jean-Luc AdamFrance400,00016
326Rakesh LalwaniIndia740,00030
      
331Said HahoMorocco1,715,00069
332Bachir MoutkiMorocco920,00040
333Diego SarmientoSpain2,735,000109
334OCDSpain470,00019
335Mohamed Ait ChaibMorocco500,00020
336Mounim KaddeouriFrance380,00015
Montevil21 es
Montevil21
es 2,735,000 70,000
Ahmed Bourma MA
Ahmed Bourma
MA 2,170,000 -30,000
Said Haho ma
Said Haho
ma 1,715,000
David es
David
es 1,300,000 205,000
Muhammed Hakim MA
Muhammed Hakim
MA 1,050,000 355,000
Bachir Moutki MA
Bachir Moutki
MA 920,000 -130,000
Rakesh Lalwani in
Rakesh Lalwani
in 740,000
Mohamed Ait Chaib ma
Mohamed Ait Chaib
ma 500,000 -50,000
OCD ES
OCD
ES 470,000
Ali Ait Al Haj MA
Ali Ait Al Haj
MA 405,000 200,000
Jean-Luc Adam fr
Jean-Luc Adam
fr 400,000 60,000
Mounim Kaddouri fr
Mounim Kaddouri
fr 380,000 -110,000

End of the Day

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The tournament has been stopped for today with 12 players left. They will come back tomorrow at 2 pm local time to continue their pursuit to the win and the DH 1,000,000 (€100,000) for first place. The full chip counts, redraw and recap of today will follow.

Last Pot for Adam

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

With {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}, Jean-Luc Adam opened on the button to 50,000 and Rakesh Lalwani called with {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} in the small blind.

On the {6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} flop, Lalwani check-called Adam for 50,000 and the {3-Diamonds} turn went check-check. The river was the {6-Clubs} and this time Lalwani check-folded after Adam bet another 50,000.

Rakesh Lalwani in
Rakesh Lalwani
in 740,000 125,000
Jean-Luc Adam fr
Jean-Luc Adam
fr 400,000 -670,000

Tags: Jean-Luc AdamRakesh Lalwani

Haho Takes Big from Ait Chaib

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Said Haho opened and got called by OCD, followed by Mohamed Ait Chaib in the blinds.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Spades} and Ait Chaib led out for 150,000. Haho raised it to 330,000 and it folded to Ait Chaib who called.

Things heated on the {7-Spades} turn. Ait Chaib checked and Haho announced all in for 460,000. After some thinking, Ait Chaib sent a chip for the call, showing {9-Spades}{6-Clubs} for a pair of sixes and a flush draw.

Haho, with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, found a {10-Hearts} on the river and doubled up on the very last hand of the night.

Said Haho ma
Said Haho
ma 1,715,000 1,095,000
Mohamed Ait Chaib ma
Mohamed Ait Chaib
ma 550,000 -730,000
OCD ES
OCD
ES 470,000 -50,000

Tags: Mohamed Ait ChaibSaid Haho

Charuf Eliminated in 13th Place for DH 63,000 (€6,300)

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

After a raise from Mohamed Ait Chaib, Norberto Charuf shoved in the big blind for 120,000 chips left and Ait Chaib called for the following showdown:

Norberto Charuf: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Mohamed Ait Chaib: {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Charuf had good hopes for the double up but the board showed {4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, giving a flush on the river to Ait Chaib to eliminate Charuf in 13th place for DH 63,000 (€6,300).

DH 63,000 (€6,300)

Mohamed Ait Chaib ma
Mohamed Ait Chaib
ma 1,280,000 110,000
Norberto Charuf AR
Norberto Charuf
AR Busted

Tags: Mohamed Ait ChaibNorberto Charuf

Pollet Eliminated in 14th Place for DH 63,000 (€6,300)

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Christophe Pollet
Christophe Pollet

In the hijack, Christophe Pollet shoved for a remaining stack worth 220,000 and got called by Rakesh Lalwani in the small blind.

Christophe Pollet: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Rakesh Lalwani: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Pollet was in desperate shape for the double up but found a board {5-Spades}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}, giving him a set of fours on the turn. However, Lalwani found one of the two outs he needed thanks to the {10-Clubs} river and busted Pollet in 14th place for DH 63,000 (€6,300).

Rakesh Lalwani in
Rakesh Lalwani
in 615,000 35,000
Christophe Pollet fr
Christophe Pollet
fr Busted

Tags: Christophe PolletRakesh Lalwani

Another Double Up for Lalwani

gaellej • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Rakesh Lalwani open-shoved in the cutoff for 275,000, holding {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}, and Muhammed Hakim decided to call in the big blind with {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for a typical flip situation.

The flop fell {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, giving outs for the flush to Hakim. The {3-Spades} came on the turn and the {5-Diamonds} hit the river, giving the flush to Hakim but a full house to Lalwani who doubled up his stack once more.

Muhammed Hakim MA
Muhammed Hakim
MA 695,000 -245,000
Rakesh Lalwani in
Rakesh Lalwani
in 580,000 305,000

Tags: Muhammed HakimRakesh Lalwani