2019 Wonder8 Marrakech

Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2019 Wonder8 Marrakech

Final Results
Anas Tadini
Winning Hand
298,000 MAD
Event Info
8,800 MAD
Prize Pool
1,615,500 MAD
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Youssef Aananouche Bags Chiplead for Day 3 with 2,070,000

Level 23 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
Youssef Aananouche, credit Guillaume Grob
Youssef Aananouche, credit Guillaume Grob

Day 2 of the Marrakech Wonder8 Main Event kicked off Saturday with 64 returning players in Casino de Marrakech. Twelve hours later, just nine players remain all with their eyes on the MAD 330,000 top prize (€30,421). Youssef Aananouche leads the field after putting 2,070,000 in the bag.

GRJ (Juan Galan), chipleader at the beginning of the day, managed to stay on top of the counts most of the day to reach the final 9 players, while Aananouche made a noticeable entry among the big stacks after a huge set up against Alexandre De Zutter with full house versus full house.

Local players Anas Tadini, second in chips with 2,050,000 and Najib Bennis with 655,000 look for a hometown crowd at tomorrow's final table. Tadini is a regular of the Casino and with $698,446 total live earning, represents a difficult opponent on the way to the title. Tadini's biggest score was in the FPS Mazagan Main Event in 2011 for $105,954. Bennis, who only cashed tournaments in Morroco, will try to catch here his third title.

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Emile CaretteFrance710,000
2Youssef AananoucheFrance2,070,000
3Anthony MoninFrance720,000
4Simon Abou ZakiEngland565,000
5Anas TadiniMorocco2,050,000
6Najib BennisMorocco655,000
8Samir Tazi MokhaUnited States505,000

The unfortunate Karim Lehoussine made the bubble with {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} cracked by Emile Carette holding {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, but left the tournament with a smile, and many eliminations followed quickly.

Among those to finish in the money on Day 2 were Bernard Guigon (MAD 14,000), Jaouad Abida (MAD 16,000), Nicolas Boton (MAD17,500), Pierre-Antoine Quignard (MAD 17,500), Alexandre Pouzet (MAD 24,000) and Jerome Zerbib (MAD 29,000).

Cards hit the air at 3 pm on Sunday and will feature a live stream on the Wonder8 Youtube channel. There will be a 30-minute delay and you can also follow live updates here on until a new Wonder8 Champion is crowned on PokerNews.

Tags: Alexandre PouzetAnas TadiniBernard GuigonEmile CaretteJaouad AbidaJerome ZerbibKarim LehoussineNajib BennisNicolas BotonPierre Antoine Quignard