2017 PMU.fr WPT DeepStacks Marrakech

Main Event
Day: 1
Event Info

2017 PMU.fr WPT DeepStacks Marrakech

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
13,200 MAD
Prize Pool
4,949,600 MAD
Level Info
75,000 / 150,000

Main Event

Day 1 Completed

Ludovic Moryousef Leads Record Field in Marrakech After Day 1

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Ludovic Moryousef Leads After Day 1
Ludovic Moryousef Leads After Day 1

After a relaxed start in the first level of the day, the poker room of the Casino de Marrakech quickly filled up for Day 1 of the 2017 PMU.fr WPT DeepStacks Marrakech MAD 13,200 (€1,200) Main Event. Until the end of the registration period after the dinner break, a field of 433 entries including 111 re-entries emerged to better the 396 entries of 2016 and create the largest WPTDeepStacks field outside of North America.

Fewer than half the field made it to the bagging and tagging at the end of level 11 though, as just 153 hopefuls remain in contention with MAD 20,000 High Roller 9th place finisher Ludovic Moryousef at the top of the counts. Several players were gunning for the overnight spotlight, but Moryousef's set-over-set clash in the third-last hand of the night vaulted the Frenchman to massive 375,000.

Other big stacks and notables through to Day 2 include Belmehel Dja Daouadji (321,500), Spain's Daniel (275,600), Michel Leibgorin (261,000), Emile Carette (253,000), BAUTIST (228,000), Jean Koja (210,800), Tsunamy (188,500), Fadhil Farag (117,000), Fouad Zouiten (110,000), Alexandre Reard (99,500), [Removed:146] (85,000), 2016 November Niner Fernando Pons (77,000) and Aurelie Reard (50,600).

High Roller champion Aleksandras Voisnis (37,000), runner-up [Removed:44] (10,800) and third-place finisher Il Dieko Rati Vale (195,200) also bagged up chips while just one of the four PMU.fr Team Pros advanced in Johan Guilbert (122,700), who was fourth the previous night in the High Roller. Guilbert's team mates Sarah Herzali, Erwann Pecheux and Francois Tosques, as well as approximately half of the online qualifiers were felted.

Romain Lewis became the first casualty of the day when he ran with kings into aces and his subsequent attempts were not crowned by success either. Anas Tadini and Bernard Guigon were sent to the rail several times, while Remi Castaignon, Tom Bedell, Imad Derwiche, Andrew King, Javier Zarco, Omar Lakhdari, Abdelhadi Kondah and Marius Conan were no longer in contention at the end of the night either.

The prize pool information will be released once the cards get back in the air for Day 2 as of noon local time on Saturday October 7th 2017 with level 12 and blinds of 800-1,600 and a running ante of 200. Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the next two days to find out who will be crowned champion in sunny Marrakech.

Seat Draw Day 2

TableSeatPlayerCountryJetonsBig Blinds
11Emile CaretteFrance253,000158
13Ludovic RiehlFrance88,00055
14Stanislav ZegalGermany33,00021
15Marvin Ben HaimFrance95,90060
16Gaetan BalleurFrance70,00044
17Jose Luis Herrero AzoiazuSpain138,30086
18Andrei LuncanRomania46,00029
21Anas BelatikMorocco141,00088
22Fouad ZouitenMorocco111,10069
23William van de WalleBelgium32,10020
24Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom66,10041
25Esseddik SeddikiMorocco26,30016
27Helene GrosFrance43,10027
28Gael Le BihanFrance82,90052
29Pugil LopezSpain100,40063
31Aurelie ReardFrance50,60032
32Valeryi ChupinRussian Federation77,00048
33Anthony CruzFrance127,60080
34Benjamin DadonFrance107,00067
37Fernando GSpain39,50025
38Djamel AouirMorocco64,70040
39Damien GayerFrance174,600109
42Myriam MehnanaFrance73,90046
45Martins KleinsLatvia31,90020
46Oumar SyFrance48,50030
47Pierrick BurbanFrance181,600114
48Masoud EtemadiherisiMorocco59,50037
49Elizabeth TedderUSA92,90058
52Said El YousfiFrance25,00016
53Arnaud EnselmeFrance73,10046
54Zouhair FaikyMorocco49,50031
55Pierre DussaudFrance97,60061
57Yoan Franck RoquillonFrance43,10027
58Tarik BziouiMorocco110,00069
59Abdel Nasser OmaisMorocco62,90039
62Hamza NbabaMorocco18,30011
63Ali Mechiche AlamiMorocco103,80065
66Pieyre MaggiBelgium80,80051
67Louis LinardFrance126,40079
68Jonathan ThermeFrance34,30021
69Leonardo GonzalesSpain51,80032
72Jean Michel PlochFrance132,20083
74Julio SanchezSpain30,00019
76Vincent MansourFrance193,600121
77Robert CohenFrance72,60045
78Eric RabutFrance31,40020
81Rachid AabbadiMorocco10,0006
83Benjamin GonzvaFrance46,10029
84Aleksandras VoisnisLithuania37,00023
85Guy TaylorUnited Kingdom80,70050
86Johan GuilbertFrance122,20076
88Ludovic MoryousefFrance375,000234
91Sonny FrancoFrance117,10073
94Idir HaicheFrance24,20015
95Jawad Ben TahilaMorocco45,30028
96Arthur ConanFrance56,00035
97Corinne MermetFrance81,60051
103Jeremy EschenFrance50,00031
104Pedro CairatSpain29,10018
105Thierry OldakFrance67,30042
107Saber HarraziFrance82,70052
108Cyril GouilliouFrance128,20080
109Christophe GeffroyFrance32,40020
114Mohammed IqbalUnited Kingdom80,90051
115Teresio CiancanelliItaly36,50023
116Alexandre PouxFrance30,80019
117Hamad AlmannaiLebanon137,90086
118Benjamin SaadaFrance66,00041
119Alexandre ReardFrance99,50062
121Belmehel Dja DaouadjiFrance321,700201
122Pierre BarthelemyFrance122,70077
124Gabor CatalinRomania25,10016
125Benoit PetiotFrance62,10039
126Turbado Tomas JrSpain98,00061
127Aleksandr ZolotukhinUkraine84,90053
128Denis EsteveSpain51,70032
131Xavier TrarieuxFrance166,700104
132Said HahoMorocco15,30010
133Kaspars ButansLatvia83,50052
134Djamel OuaretMorocco69,00043
136Ringo StimacFrance42,50027
137Julien LemonnierFrance96,70060
138Yoann AmaudryFrance118,60074
141Sadry DarwicheFrance80,30050
142Matiss CelminsLatvia44,50028
143Khier RezaikMorocco105,00066
144Sylvain VignalsFrance17,70011
146Ali GGermany132,90083
147Ludovic SultanFrance60,00038
148Laurent MiegeFrance33,90021
151Michel LeibgorinFrance261,000163
154Will DaviesUnited Kingdom56,20035
156Davy Dardignac MoulonFrance46,10029
157Pierre MerlinFrance37,60024
158Jerome SevenoFrance20,00013
161Alexandra LaudicinaFrance92,20058
163Remi PencreachFrance60,00038
164Daniel IISpain55,80035
165Maxime LemaitreFrance38,70024
166Jean-Jacques ChantalatFrance74,40047
167Smain MamouniFrance134,00084
168Il Dieko Rati ValeSpain195,200122
169Julien LomreFrance16,70010
171Aly ChahrourLebanon7,9005
172Lukas VozdeckyCzech Republic146,20091
173Hideki TakafujiJapan34,60022
174Antonio ChemiItaly88,50055
175Hassan FaresFrance103,00064
176Lionel GrobocopatelFrance65,60041
178Abdessamade El MzdadiMorocco48,50030
181Mohamed DerhmainMorocco110,30069
182Jesper WitvedDenmark56,40035
183Patrick CaveriviereFrance5,6704
185Fernando PonsSpain77,30048
186Noureddine AittalebFrance37,00023
188Agatino SpitaleriFrance196,600123
189Corbin WhiteUSA29,90019
193Dominique MaloFrance17,00011
194Jean KojaFrance210,800132
195Fadhil FaragMorocco117,00073
196Damien L'HommeauFrance90,40057
197Malek GrabsiFrance40,00025
198Vivian AnselineFrance82,30051

Tags: Abdelhadi KondahAleksandras VoisnisAlexandre ReardAnas TadiniAurelie ReardBernard GuigonErwann PecheuxFadhil FaragFernando PonsFouad ZouitenFrancois TosquesJean KojaJohan GuilbertLudovic MoryousefMarius ConanMichel LeibgorinRemi CastaignonRomain LewisSarah HerzaliTom BedellTsunamy

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

The full chip counts will be published once PokerNews receives them and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Ludovic Moryousef fr
Ludovic Moryousef
Day 1 Chip Leader
Belmehel Dja Daouadji fr
Belmehel Dja Daouadji
321,700 51,700
Daniel es
275,600 25,600
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
261,000 -12,000
Emile Carette fr
Emile Carette
253,000 253,000
228,000 18,000
Jean Koja fr
Jean Koja
210,800 30,800
Agatino Spitaleri fr
Agatino Spitaleri
196,600 196,600
Il Dieko Rati Vale es
Il Dieko Rati Vale
195,200 25,200
Vincent Mansour fr
Vincent Mansour
193,600 43,600
Tsunamy es
188,400 123,400
Pablo Redrado es
Pablo Redrado
185,900 152,900
Pierrick Burban fr
Pierrick Burban
181,600 6,600
jos es
179,300 19,300
Damien Gayer fr
Damien Gayer
174,600 174,600
Xavier Trarieux fr
Xavier Trarieux
166,700 6,700
Lukas Vozdecky cz
Lukas Vozdecky
146,200 146,200
Sarpat es
146,000 146,000
Anas Belatik ma
Anas Belatik
141,000 141,000
Jose Luis Herrero Azoiazu es
Jose Luis Herrero Azoiazu
138,300 138,300
Hamad Almannai ir
Hamad Almannai
137,900 137,900
Smain Mamouni fr
Smain Mamouni
134,000 134,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Ali G de
Ali G
132,900 -27,100
Jean Michel Ploch fr
Jean Michel Ploch
132,200 132,200
Paul es
128,600 58,600

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Massive Setup Vaults Moryousef to the Top

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

Said Haho opened to 2,700 and called the three-bet of Ludovic Moryousef to 8,200 in the small blind. On the flop of {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, Moryousef continued for 12,000 and Haho called before the {K-Hearts} appeared on the turn. Moryousef fired a second barrel worth 22,000 and Haho raised to 60,000 before the Frenchman moved all in.

Haho, who was the only player that covered Moryousef, called after long consideration and had just one out to avoid a massive setback.

Ludovic Moryousef: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Said Haho: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}

The {9-Spades} fell on the river and Haho was left with fumes, while Moryousef is very likely the chip leader for Day 1.

Player Chips Progress
Ludovic Moryousef fr
Ludovic Moryousef
375,000 195,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Said Haho ma
Said Haho
15,000 -185,000

Tags: Ludovic MoryousefSaid Haho

Haho Shows Eights

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

"Time on table 14 please," the dealer demanded while Ludovic Moryousef in the big blind was still to act. Moryousef had defended his big blind against a raise by Said Haho and check-called a bet of 3,000 on the {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop. After the {K-Diamonds} turn, Moryousef checked and was in the think tank when facing a bet of 13,100.

Once the floor arrived and confirmed that the clocks will be stopped to draw for the last hands, the player apologized and asked not to ask for time. Moryousef folded moments later while Haho nodded and flashed the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

Player Chips Progress
Said Haho ma
Said Haho
200,000 30,000
Ludovic Moryousef fr
Ludovic Moryousef
180,000 15,000
Day 1 Chip Leader

Tags: Ludovic MoryousefSaid Haho

Koja Takes from Conan

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

On the river of a board {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Artur Conan bet twice the pot for 25,000 and Jean Koja didn't believe him. Once Koja called, Conan flipped over {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} for ace-king high and a busted straight draw while Koja won the pot with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for a pair of queens.

While Koja has a big stack, he is not near the top of the counts with fewer than half an hour on the clock.

Player Chips Progress
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
273,000 -7,000
Belmehel Dja Daouadji fr
Belmehel Dja Daouadji
270,000 10,000
Daniel es
250,000 20,000
210,000 60,000
Jean Koja fr
Jean Koja
180,000 180,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
75,000 5,000

Tags: Artur ConanJean Koja

Last PMU.fr Pro Standing

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

Erwann Pecheux's elimination has reduced the hopes of the PMU.fr Pro Team to just Johan Guilbert, who currently has an above-average stack. Pecheux lost the remainder of his short stack with {A-Spades}{2-Spades} versus {10-}{8-} after a flopped nut flush was no good against runner runner magic.

Player Chips Progress
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
95,000 -35,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux

Tags: Erwann PecheuxJohan Guilbert

Butans and Davies Double

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Will Davies
Will Davies

Kaspars Butans was all in and at risk for 35,100 with the {J-Clubs}{J-Spades} and his table neighbor from Spain looked him up for most of his stack with {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. Butans got there thanks to the {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop and the {2-Spades} turn and {3-Diamonds} river kept the Latvian in the lead.

Will Davies also scored a double after his {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} ended up scooping the river against the {A-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} of Said El Yousfi - the board came {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Kaspars Butans lv
Kaspars Butans
75,000 75,000
Will Davies gb
Will Davies
55,000 25,000
Said El Yousfi fr
Said El Yousfi
20,000 -12,000

Tags: Kaspars ButansSaid El YousfiWill Davies

More for Daniel

Level 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

Daniel sent Marius Conan to the rail to boost his stack further, while other Spaniards such as Il Dieko Rati Vale are also rising. Among the non nicknames with big stacks are Said Haho and Pierrick Burban.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel es
230,000 40,000
Pierrick Burban fr
Pierrick Burban
175,000 175,000
Il Dieko Rati Vale es
Il Dieko Rati Vale
170,000 10,000
Said Haho ma
Said Haho
170,000 10,000
Ali G de
Ali G
160,000 50,000
Marius Conan fr
Marius Conan

Tags: Il Dieko Rati ValeMarius ConanSaid Haho