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MAD 20,000 High Roller

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2017 WPT DeepStacks Marrakech 20,000 MAD High Roller

Johan Guilbert (right) is second in chips heading into Day 2

The 2017 WPTDeepStacks Marrakech kicked off a few days ago on September 30th 2017 at the Casino de Marrakech in Morocco. Found in 1952 and part of the luxurious Es Saadi Marrakech Resort complex, the Casino de Marrakech is the leading casino in the region and just a short flight away from Western Europe.

Among the highlights of the 10-day festival is the 13,200 Dirhams (€1,200) Main Event, followed by the 20,000 Dirhams (€1,800) High Roller. The second most-expensive tournament of the festival got underway on October 4th and attracted a field of 139 entries including 30 re-entries during the first 12 levels. Both numbers may change slightly still as the registration remains open until the start of Day 2 as of 3 p.m. local time.

Among those to take part in the High Roller were such familiar names as 2016 November Niner Fernando Pons, Diego Gomez, Javier Zarco and Manuel Lopez, all representing the Spanish flag. Other notables included Isabel Baltazar, Romain Lewis, Johan Guilbert, Erwann Pecheux, Alexandre Reard, Sonny Franco, Imad Derwiche, Fadhil Farag, Said El Yousfi, Anas Tadini and Usman Siddique to name just a few.

Leading the field of 45 Day 1 survivors is Anas Tadini with 372,000 followed by Johan “YoH ViraL” Guilbert (319,500) and Rachid Am (284,500). Also through to Day 2 are Manuel Lopez (204,500), Sonny Franco (165,000), Louis Linard (144,000), Omar Lakhdari (142,000), Bernard Guigon (92,000) and Usman Siddique (89,000). Tadini is third on the Moroccan all-time money list and well-known for being always talkative and very entertaining at the tables.

Registration closes once the cards are back in the air for Day 2 and all new entries will receive 40,000 in chips at blinds of 1,500-3,000 with a running ante of 500. The PokerNews live reporting team will provide updates of the final day until a winner is crowned and the Main Event with a single starting day kicks off at noon the following day.

Tags: Alexandre ReardAnas TadiniBernard GuigonErwann PecheuxImad DerwicheIsabel BaltazarJavier GomezJavier ZarcoJohan GuilbertRomain LewisSonny FrancoUsman Siddique