2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech

Main Event
Day: 1
Event Info

2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech

Final Results
Winning Hand
950,000 MAD
Event Info
13,200 MAD
Prize Pool
4,547,500 MAD
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Main Event

Day 1 Completed

Dunst, Boatman and Breviglieri On to Day 2

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Tony Dunst, Barny Boatman and Natalia Breviglieri
Tony Dunst, Barny Boatman and Natalia Breviglieri

After an exciting High Roller that saw Spaniard Nabil Cardoso Walk away a $66,873-winner, today it was time for the Main Event of the 2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech. After 11 levels of play, it's Deauville High Roller champion Eric Sfez in the lead, bagging 268,800 from a 30,000-starting stack.

The day started out slow with just 100 players signed up, but that soon changed as poker lovers from all over the world came to Casino Marrakech. International poker superstars like Barny Boatman, Kully Sidhu, Tony Dunst and Natalia Breviglieri made their way to the poker room, together with a whole slate of famous French players. The likes of Erwann Pecheux, Paul François Tedeschi, Eric Sfez and Antoine Saout all bought in for MAD 13,200 ($1,350).

Players had the option to reenter once within the first 8 levels, and a total of 74 players made use of that option. The total amount of entries came to 396, slightly less than last year's edition. That makes for a first place prize of MAD 950,000 ($97,586), with a total of 45 players making it into the money. The min-cash will be worth MAD 24,000 ($2,465). This event, with just a single starting day, will reach the money tomorrow on Day 2.

Tony Dunst is one of the players returning for the battle that is Day 2. He quietly grinded his stack up to 124,700 without the need to reenter. He started out next to partypoker pro Natalia Breviglieri. She did buy in twice as she was eliminated early on with king-ten suited against pocket sevens. She did much better on her second bullet, bagging 143,400.

Barny Boatman was also in need of a second buy in after he slow played aces in the hopes of a squeeze happy player triggering more pre-flop action. That plan did not work out and when he shoved for pot on a draw-heavy flop, he was called by two players; both with sets. Boatman bought back in and did much better, till the last level of the night. He flopped the nut flush and bet all three streets. One of his opponents had flopped two pair and had turned that hand into a full house on the river. Bad luck for Boatman who's forced to come back on Day 2 with 12,500 in chips (8 big blinds).

The 30,000-starting stack wasn't close to enough for a whole lot of players. Several went broke within the first level of play and the steady flow of bust outs wasn't halted at any point during the day. A total of 127 survived the day, returning tomorrow with the first level being 800/1,600 with a 200-ante.

The tournament commences Saturday noon, and the plan is to play down to a final table. That means another long day awaits for those who'll make it till the end. For all others, the lavish player party at Theatro Marrakech should offer comfort.

Tags: Barny BoatmanNatalia BreviglieriTony Dunst

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
268,800 204,800
Abdelhadi Kondah ma
Abdelhadi Kondah
238,800 238,800
Daniel Barriocanal es
Daniel Barriocanal
233,000 233,000
Mouad Benharmach ma
Mouad Benharmach
230,200 3,500
Mahmood Sheikh
Mahmood Sheikh
228,900 228,900
Julien Lemperiere fr
Julien Lemperiere
223,300 223,300
Quentin Roussey fr
Quentin Roussey
222,300 192,300
Mathieu Maroccini fr
Mathieu Maroccini
218,800 218,800
Damien Luis fr
Damien Luis
210,500 70,500
Abdenbi Abida fr
Abdenbi Abida
202,400 202,400
Leonardo Rodriguez Torre es
Leonardo Rodriguez Torre
196,300 196,300
Mohammed Lahlou ma
Mohammed Lahlou
185,900 185,900
Cyril Gomez fr
Cyril Gomez
178,000 178,000
Jose Oliveira
Jose Oliveira
175,000 175,000
Xavier Riera Tayeda
Xavier Riera Tayeda
175,000 175,000
Sebastien Boyard fr
Sebastien Boyard
172,400 172,400
Ouassini Mansouri fr
Ouassini Mansouri
170,000 170,000
Henrik Voigt
Henrik Voigt
166,100 166,100
Najib Tahiri ma
Najib Tahiri
165,200 165,200
Luigi Macaluso fr
Luigi Macaluso
162,000 162,000
Rachid Rami ma
Rachid Rami
161,000 161,000
Joao Pinto Correia pt
Joao Pinto Correia
160,800 160,800
Jerome Sgorrano be
Jerome Sgorrano
153,500 47,500
Fernandez es
151,000 151,000
Sergio Raton
Sergio Raton
149,000 149,000

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Matteoli Can't Call

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

From the hijack, Romain Matteoli opened. Action folded to Paul François Tedeschi in the small blind and he three-bet to 8,700. The big blind folded, Matteoli called.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Tedeschi bet 6,800. Matteoli was quick to raise it up to 18,300 and Tedeschi tanked.

After some time, Tedeschi shoved all in for 54,400 total. Matteoli mucked eventually.

Player Chips Progress
Paul François Tedeschi fr
Paul François Tedeschi
84,300 24,300

Tags: Paul Tedeschi

Almost $100,000 to the Winner

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

With a total field of 396 entries, the prize pool tallied up to MAD 4,547,500. MAD 950,000 of that will go to the winner on Sunday. A total of 45 players will get in the money in the 2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech Main Event.

PositionPrize in MADPrize in € (±)Prize in $ (±)
1MAD 950,000€86,788$97,586
2MAD 650,000€59,381$66,769
3MAD 450,000€41,110$46,224
4MAD 323,000€29,508$33,179
5MAD 248,000€22,656$25,475
6MAD 198,000€18,088$20,339
7MAD 158,000€14,434$16,230
8MAD 128,000€11,693$13,148
9MAD 103,000€9,410$10,580
10 - 11MAD 83,000€7,582$8,526
12 - 13MAD 68,000€6,212$6,985
14 - 15MAD 58,000€5,299$5,957
16 - 17MAD 50,000€4,568$5,136
18 - 20MAD 43,000€3,928$4,417
21 - 23MAD 36,500€3,334$3,749
24 - 27MAD 31,000€2,832$3,184
28 - 36MAD 27,000€2,467$2,774
37 - 45MAD 24,000€2,192$2,465

* Pay out is in MAD, prizes in € and $ via XE.com

Level: 11

Blinds: 600/1,200

Ante: 200


Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The last 15-minute break of the night just commenced. When the players return, one more level is to be played.

Sarah Herzali Triples Up

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

After one player limped, Sarah Herzali shoved for her last 11,000. She got called in two spots, one of them being the limper. As per usual here in Marrakech, the two remaining players quickly checked down the queen-high board. Herzali showed queens for top set and the two players mucked. Triple up!

Player Chips Progress
Sarah Herzali fr
Sarah Herzali
35,000 24,000

Tags: Sarah Herzali

Breviglieri and Sukhorukov Tangle

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

partypoker pro Natalia Breviglieri had just doubled up with aces and was involved in a sizable hand right after.

From early position, Dimitri Sukhorukov made it 2,300 and the cutoff called, as did the small blind and Breviglieri in the big blind. Both blinds checked on {6-Clubs}{K-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Sukhorukov fired 3,300. The cutoff folded, the small blind and Breviglieri both called.

The {7-Hearts} hit the turn and after another two checks, Sukhorukov bet 8,000. This time, just Breviglieri called.

Both of them checked the {J-Hearts} on the river and Sukhorukov showed {Q-Hearts}{K-Clubs} while Breviglieri tabled {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. Chop it up!

Player Chips Progress
Dimitri Sukhorukov fr
Dimitri Sukhorukov
140,000 140,000
Natalia Breviglieri gb
Natalia Breviglieri
128,000 48,000

Tags: Dimitri SukhorukovNatalia Breviglieri