2019 Wonder8 Marrakech

Main Event
Day: 1
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

Main Event

Day 1 Completed

GRJ (Julian Galan) Leads After Wonder8 Marrakech Main Event Day 1

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Julian Gallan (GRJ), credit Gregoire Huvelin
Julian Gallan (GRJ), credit Gregoire Huvelin

When the first players walked into the Casino de Marrakech, it must have been a strange sensation with barely 26 participants ready to take their seats. However, just over a few hours later, that number had swelled to 211 total entrants, including 78 re-entries. A total of 64 hopefuls will be coming back tomorrow to continue their Main Event campaign.

Leading the way is Julian Galan (GRJ) with a huge stack worth 402,500. With $203,877 total live earnings, he will try to catch the fourth trophy of his career, as well as his first result in Morrocco. He's followed closely by Alexandre De Zutter (397,000) and Emile Carette (328,000).

There were also several of the players who cashed in last night’s High Roller who joined the party, with yesterday’s winner Ali Alawadhi, Mark Rostron, Thierry Morel, Jean-Jacques Zeitoun, Mohamed El Wely and Corentin Ropert all entering. Mohamed El Wely managed to bag up 167,000 while Thierry Morel ended the day with 103,000.

Other notables still in the competition include Anas Tadini (241,500), Jerome Zerbib (258,000), Bernard Guigon (122,000) and Sarah Herzali in a short stack position with 33,000.

A nice sub-story to the day was that husband and wife duo Sarah Sacrispeyre and Patrick Sacrispeyre both played today, but only Sarah manage to bag at the end of the day for 60,000.

Jean Montury, winner of the 2015 EPT Malta Main Event, busted right before the end of the day, bluff-catched by Alexandre De Zutter. Among those who also won't be back tomorrow are Andrew John Leathem, Drisse Maouchi, Julien Ferey, Javier Tsunamy and Sandrine Zeitoun.

Play resumes tomorrow at 1.00 pm, so stay tuned to PokerNews for full chip counts, and of course the conclusion of the Marrakech Poker Open Main Event.

Tags: Alexandre de ZutterAli AlawadhiJean MonturyMark RostronPierre ZerbibSarah HerzaliSonny FrancoThierry Morel

End of the Day Chipcount (Full)

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Player Chips Progress
GRJ es
402,500 32,500
Alexandre De Zutter fr
Alexandre De Zutter
397,000 147,000
Emile Carette fr
Emile Carette
328,000 23,000
Jaouad Abida ma
Jaouad Abida
320,000 172,000
Mohamed Mehalleg fr
Mohamed Mehalleg
296,000 296,000
Sairi Azzelarab ma
Sairi Azzelarab
283,500 231,500
Jerome Zerbib fr
Jerome Zerbib
258,000 -32,000
Alexandre Pouzet fr
Alexandre Pouzet
254,500 99,500
Imad Barka ma
Imad Barka
242,000 242,000
Anas Tadini ma
Anas Tadini
241,500 54,500
Abdelhadi Kondah ma
Abdelhadi Kondah
240,500 25,500
Pierre-Antoine Quignard fr
Pierre-Antoine Quignard
237,000 39,000
Giovanni Misale
Giovanni Misale
233,000 -12,000
Eric Fournier fr
Eric Fournier
228,000 193,000
Abdullatif Attia fr
Abdullatif Attia
218,000 53,000
Olivier Paris fr
Olivier Paris
202,500 4,500
Rachid Aabbadi ma
Rachid Aabbadi
198,000 51,000
Willerminho es
194,000 161,000
Najib Bennis ma
Najib Bennis
184,000 119,000
Manuel Botelho
Manuel Botelho
179,500 -31,500
Marius Conan fr
Marius Conan
179,000 97,000
Mohamed El Wely
Mohamed El Wely
167,000 75,000
Simon Abou Zaki gb
Simon Abou Zaki
163,000 135,000
Hassan Fares fr
Hassan Fares
157,500 157,500
Samir Tazi Mokha us
Samir Tazi Mokha
157,500 -2,500

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Last Hand of the Day

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

The tournament's director just announced the last hand of the day. The players are now counting their stack and the tournament will resume tomorrow at 1 pm.

A recap of the day will follow shortly.

Prize Pool Information Released

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

Registration for the event closed with 211 entries. The winner of the event will bank MAD 320,000 plus the Wonder8 throphy and a min-cash in 31th will pay out MAD 14,000. For a full breakdown of the payouts, check out the corresponding tab above.

PlacePayout (in MAD)Payout (in Euro)

Lehoussine Forces a Fold from Thonnerieux

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

Pierre Michel Thonnerieux opened to 5,500 and Karim Lehoussine in the small blind made the call.

The flop brought {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Thonnerieux continued for 6,200 after Lehoussine checked. The latter three-bet to 20,000, putting Thonnerieux into a decision. After a minute, he ended calling.

The turn was the {10-Hearts} and Lehoussine quickly bet 24,000. Thonnerieux snap-folded.

Player Chips Progress
Karim Lehoussine fr
Karim Lehoussine
70,000 30,000
Pierre Michel Thonnerieux
Pierre Michel Thonnerieux
39,000 -131,000

Tags: Karim Lehoussine

Confrontation Between Garde and Attia

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

The action started with Abdullatif Attia in the small blind who raised and Jon Garde who quickly announced all-in. Attia snap-called with {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} in his hand. Garde showed {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a flip situation.

The board appeared {8-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{k-Spades}, giving the winning hand to Attia as well as the double up.

Player Chips Progress
Abdullatif Attia fr
Abdullatif Attia
Jon Garde fr
Jon Garde
54,000 9,000

Tags: Abdullatif AttiaJon Garde

Kondah Finds a Double on Nashar

Level 12 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Hassan Nashar, credit Guillaume Grob
Hassan Nashar, credit Guillaume Grob

Hassan Nashar limped under the gun and it folded to Abdelhadi Kondah who raised to 15,000. Nashar quickly called and the dealer brought a flop {5-Spades}{8-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Nahar checked and Kondah moved his stack in the middle for around 95,000. Nashar stood up from his chair and tanked for a few minutes.

"I have shit cards, but it's good on that flop," said Nashar, before choosing to call. Nashar tabled {6-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for a straight draw and was facing {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} in Kondah's hand.

The turn {7-Clubs} and river {a-Hearts} gave the double up to Kondah and Nashar lost a big part of his stack on that hand.

Player Chips Progress
Abdelhadi Kondah ma
Abdelhadi Kondah
Hassan Nashar sn
Hassan Nashar
94,000 -64,000

Tags: Abdelhadi Kondah

Level: 12

Blinds: 1,000/2,500

Ante: 2,500