2023 Marrakech Poker Open

MPO Main Event
Day: 1bc
Event Info

2023 Marrakech Poker Open

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000
Players Info - Day 1bc
Players Left

MPO Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Ismail Fath-Eddine Claims the Chiplead At the End of Main Event Day 1b

Level 12 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Ismail Fath Eddin
Ismail Fath Eddin

The Day 1b of the 55e edition of the Marrakech Poker Open has wrapped up after 10 hours of play inside the luxurious Es Saadi Resort. The Moroccan Ismail Fath-Eddine had a reason to celebrate at the end of the day as he bagged best and will return to the felt with a 380,000 chip stack.

This second of three starting flights has wrapped up with 43 out of 177 entrants surviving the first day, surpassing the number of 70 entries from yesterday.

In the wake of Fath-Eddine, players like Mostafa Boukri (275,(00), Isabel Baltazar (265 000) , Karim Lehoussine (250,000), recent FPS Main Event paris winner Alan Goasdoue (211,000) and MPO High-Roller Dinesh Alt (199,000) are also in the top 10 at the end of the day.

Notables such as Rachid El Yaacoubi (175,500), WPT Paris winner Fabrice Bigot (140,500), German player Carsten Mawick (116,000), Sonny Franco (103,000) and Amine Seif (61,500) also punched their tickets to the second day.

The regular of Marrakech events and colourful player Anas Tadini ended up busting in the last 30-minute of play after he shoved with two pair on the flop against Thierry Gogniat, who hit a gutshot straight on the river.

Isabel Baltazar
Isabel Baltazar

A total of 295 entries has been reached through the three flights, as Day 1c turbo saw 48 contestants join the party. 73 will be back on Day 2, which means over half the field has already been shed. Hopefuls such as Cecile Ticherfatine, Paul Tedeschi, Guillaume Darcourt, Jerome Zerbib and Omar Lakhdari fell along the way.

The survivors return on Saturday at 1 p.m local time, at blinds 1,000/ 2,500 with a 2,500 ante, to play on as the money stages will be reached quickly and the plan is to play until the final table is reached.

PokerNews covers this event start to finish until a winner has been crowned on Sunday night, so make sure to check back regularly who will lift the MPO trophy in Casino de Marrakech.

Tags: Alan GoasdoueAli MechicheAnas TadiniCecile TicherfatineDinesh AltFabrice BigotGuillaume DarcourtIsabel BaltazarIsmail Fath-Eddine ClaimsJerome ZerbibKarim LehoussineMostafa BoukriOmar LakhdariPaul TedeschiRachid El YaacoubiSonny FrancoThierry Gogniat

End of the Day Chipcounts

Level 12 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ismail Fath-Eddine ma
Ismail Fath-Eddine
380,000 10,000
Mostafa Boukri ma
Mostafa Boukri
275,500 20,500
Isabel Baltazar fr
Isabel Baltazar
265,000 139,000
Karim Lehoussine fr
Karim Lehoussine
250,000 55,000
Alan Goasdoue fr
Alan Goasdoue
211,000 -68,000
Dinesh Alt ch
Dinesh Alt
199,000 39,000
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
188,000 188,000
Hafid Kinany Alaoui ma
Hafid Kinany Alaoui
180,500 -59,500
Thierry Gogniat fr
Thierry Gogniat
179,500 33,500
Rachid El Yaacoubi fr
Rachid El Yaacoubi
175,500 37,500
Roger Tondeur fr
Roger Tondeur
162,000 1,000
Leandro Dirlewanger ch
Leandro Dirlewanger
159,000 -45,000
Miguel Couceiro pt
Miguel Couceiro
159,000 67,000
Georges Forge fr
Georges Forge
143,000 143,000
Fabrice Bigot fr
Fabrice Bigot
140,500 77,500
Mathieu Di Meglio fr
Mathieu Di Meglio
130,000 130,000
Thierry Morel fr
Thierry Morel
129,000 42,000
Henri Benoni fr
Henri Benoni
123,000 84,000
Carsten Mawick de
Carsten Mawick
116,000 -1,000
Mounim Kaddouri fr
Mounim Kaddouri
113,000 113,000
Adrien Sanz fr
Adrien Sanz
110,000 110,000
David es
106,500 106,500
Smain Mamouni fr
Smain Mamouni
105,500 5,500
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
103,000 -27,000
Mourad Falfoul fr
Mourad Falfoul
102,000 102,000

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Last Two Hands

Level 12 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused, and the tournament director has announced the last two hands. 46 players currently remain, and as soon as play has ended, the full chip counts will be posted followed by an end-of-day recap.

Tadini Joins the Rail

Level 12 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

In a heads-up pot, all the chips went in the middle on the flop {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{j-Diamonds} between Anas Tadini and Thierry Gogniat. The latter bet 11,000 and called the all-in raise from Tadini for a stack around 50,000:

Anas Tadini: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Thierry Gogniat: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Tadini was in good shape to double with two pair, but teh rest of the board broughjt {8-Hearts}{10-Spades} to give a straight to Gogniat and eliminate the Casino de Marrakech regular from the event.

Player Chips Progress
Thierry Gogniat fr
Thierry Gogniat
146,000 50,000
Anas Tadini ma
Anas Tadini

Tags: Anas TadiniThierry Gogniat

Alaoui Busts Habbad in Massive Three-Way Pot

Level 12 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Hafid Kinany Alaoui
Hafid Kinany Alaoui

Hafid Kinany Alaoui started the action by raising before Thierry Gogniat three-bet to 11,000 in late position. Ali Habbad shoved in the big blind for 39,800 and after some thinking, both his opponents called.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Alaoui bet 30,000, which was enough to get a fold from Gogniat and the two remaining players tabled their cards:

Ali Habbad: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}
Hafid Kinany Alaoui: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Habbad was in desperate shape for a triple up, and couldn't find any help on the {9-Diamonds} turn and {j-Clubs} river to be eliminated from the event while the big pot was sent to Alaoui.

Player Chips Progress
Hafid Kinany Alaoui ma
Hafid Kinany Alaoui
240,000 109,000
Thierry Gogniat fr
Thierry Gogniat
96,000 -3,000
Ali Habbad
Ali Habbad

Tags: Ali HabbadHafid Kinany AlaouiThierry Gogniat

Level: 12

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 2,000