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Day 1b Completed

New WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event Record Set on Day 1b

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Marius Conan
Marius Conan

The WSOP Circuit Marrakech 15,000 MAD (€1,400) Main Event at the Casino de Marrakech, located in the heart of the Es Saadi Resort, has been a massive success.

A new attendance record was established on Day 1b with 398 entrants coming out in full force to bring the total Main Event field up to 625 entrants including 228 re-entries.

The previous record, which was established in January 2019 with 544 entrants, was smashed by 81 entrants.

WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event History

YearEntriesWinnerCountryPrize
2020675???
2019359Phillip HuxleyUnited Kingdom€86,162
2019544Sonny FrancoFrance€140,140
2018486Vladimir ShabalinRussia€118,182
2017511Arron FletcherUnited Kingdom€130,755
2016446Mathieu SelidesFrance€95,479
2015484Ricardo ManquantFrance€122,330

Day 1b Recap

France's Marius Conan (lead image) emerged as the Day 1b chip leader after 12 blind levels of 45 minutes each after bagging a huge stack of 299,000 in chips or nearly 10-times the starting stack of 30,000. Also bagging top five stacks on Day 1b were Morocco's Ghassane Ghehbi (263,000), Spain's TMV (249,000), Bulgaria's Elvira Malay (245,000), and Spain's Joselito (243,000).

Conan will enter Day 2 second in chips behind Day 1a chip leader Ayman Jarrar from Morocco who bagged a huge stack of 351,000 in chips.

Other notables to bag big stacks on Day 1b included WSOP Circuit ring winner Thierry Delpui (238,000), Samiyel Duzgun (198,000), Jerome Zerbib (192,000), Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes (184,000), Patrick Sacrispeyre (162,000), and flag hunter Andrew Hills (106,000).

PMU.fr Ambassador Joffrey Lhote bagged 74,000 in chips on Day 1b and will be joined by fellow ambassadors Paul Guichard (130,000) and Erwann Pecheux (65,500), along with a handful of PMU.fr qualifiers.

Andrew Hills
Andrew Hills bags 106,000 on Day 1b.

Top Five Chip Stacks Entering Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig BlindsDay Qualified
1Ayman JarrarMorocco351,000140Day 1a
2Marius ConanFrance299,000120Day 1b
3Ghassane GhehbiMorocco263,000105Day 1b
4TMVSpain249,000100Day 1b
5Elvira MalayBulgaria245,00098Day 1b

The action will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m. CET with blinds at 1,000/2,500 and a big blind ante of 2,500. Play is scheduled for 11 hours of play but is subject to change at the tournament director's discretion. Payouts will be announced at the start of the day.

Stay tuned for Day 2 and beyond of the WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event here at PokerNews.

WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event
WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event

Tags: Andrew HillsAyman JarrarElvira MalayGhassane GhebbiJerome ZerbibMarius ConanPatrick SacrispeyreSamiyel DuzgunThierry DelpuiTMV

Day 2 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatNameChipsBig Blinds
11Frederic Delval154,00062
12Mateo183,00073
13Yavuz Kaya86,50035
14Notiresriver61,50025
15Tzur Levy34,50014
16Pmr143,50057
17Dejan Jakovljevic107,00043
18Laurent Gazengel68,00027
     
21Eric Rabut97,00039
22Jerome Pradal31,50013
23Canarinho Orey83,00033
24Ismail El Hajouji165,50066
25Laurent Benhayoun67,50027
26Jean-Marc Dijoux47,50019
27Paul Guichard130,00052
28Djamal Boutaleb213,00085
     
31Chakib Bennani162,50065
32Pinho Luis60,50024
33Phillip Huxley204,00082
34Pepe119,50048
35Robert Cohen93,00037
36Laurent Chenet68,00027
37Karim Mzoughi90,00036
38Gregory Chenet22,0009
     
41Mounim Kaddouri98,50039
42Angella Andre73,00029
43Jerome Zerbib192,00077
44Fouad Bouhrani31,00012
45Konstantinos Misailidis138,50055
46Jerome Rousseau56,00022
47Avraham Aviram Hazan163,00065
48Tristan Forge86,00034
     
51Tmv249,000100
52Pinto Ricardo60,00024
53Lucien Cohen92,50037
54Vpa38,00015
55Thierry Gogniat80,00032
56Isabel Baltazar76,00030
57Gaja176,00070
58Azapl127,50051
     
61Alexandre Reard21,0008
62Raul197,50079
63Ivaylo Panev114,50046
64[Removed:226]47,00019
65Andrew Hills106,00042
66Avraham Israel72,00029
67Nacim Faissal Amakrane88,00035
68Boubekeur Benhalima153,50061
     
71Bernard Guigon174,00070
72Gerard Boutboul15,5006
73Ouri Aron Cohen50,50020
74Mohamed El Wely122,50049
75Marius Conan299,000120
76M.A.91,50037
77Michel Leibgorin69,00028
78Fabio Ballongue90,50036
     
81Leo Du Boisbaudry115,00046
82Jose Henriques De Oliveira25,00010
83Enrique60,50024
84Ghassane Ghehbi263,000105
85Fabrice Casano89,00036
86Paulo Jorge Dos Santos Castelo71,00028
87Roberto93,00037
88Anthony Monin158,00063
     
91Laurent Vauquelin88,50035
92Rene64,00026
93Marouane Chamakh122,50049
94Salah Eddine Taleb146,50059
95Hugues Mazerolle110,00044
96Ashley Aurelien Crepiat38,50015
97Gwendoline Laurent55,50022
98Agatino Spitaleri203,00081
     
101Henrik Brockmann235,50094
102Imad Derwiche155,00062
103Tely83,50033
104Florian Ribouchon71,00028
105Emile Carette58,50023
106Ludovic Catteau131,50053
107Djamel Ouaret105,00042
     
111Vangelis Kaimakamis83,50033
112Paulo Alves Araujo163,50065
113Pablo210,50084
114Maher Ali Achour64,00026
115Mohamed Amine Lamdakri130,00052
116Mohamed Bouzgarrou52,50021
117Smain Mamouni95,50038
118Romain Louis Follet32,50013
     
121Laurent Cruchon121,50049
122Daniel Tordjman57,00023
123Ugo Faggioli108,00043
124Dani Rodriguez157,50063
125Idir Haiche69,00028
126Cheva27,00011
127Yaniv Feldman84,00034
128Gael Dirig224,00090
     
131Marc Poustis109,00044
132Hassan128,50051
133Domingo192,00077
134Fouad El Assri56,00022
135David Amaud Vergnes90,00036
136Erwann Pecheux65,50026
137Omar Lakhdari44,00018
138Vasileios Panagiotou158,00063
     
141Said Basri60,00024
142Jihad Khoury108,50043
143Aurelie Reard68,50027
144Abderrazak Chah181,50073
145Jean Pierre Tseng Ah Wang115,50046
146Achille Voltolina78,00031
147Fernando G40,00016
148Samiyel Duzgun198,00079
     
151Said Balr105,00042
152Toufik197,50079
153Cristiano Ferreira Lopes177,50071
154Eyal Eshkar77,00031
155Martin Servais88,50035
156Younesse Oualgasi47,00019
157Anas Tadini125,00050
158Frederic Steinbach43,50017
     
161Roland Bachmann81,50033
162Bruno Lopes184,00074
163Stéphane Vucko73,50029
164Patrick Sacrispeyre162,00065
165Majid Daoud35,00014
166Camel Meriem59,00024
167Rui Jorge Bouquet Rosas De Carvallo140,50056
168Gilles Spinelli108,00043
     
171André Marques160,50064
172Joselito243,00097
173Karim Benamrouche86,00034
174Henrique Oliveira De Sousa Pinho143,50057
175Corbin White76,50031
176Marcos55,50022
177Juan Jesus35,00014
178Edouard Clement Piquet91,50037
     
181Johan Guilbert83,50033
182Sofian Benaissa164,00066
183Joma65,50026
184Belmehel Dja Daouhadji195,00078
185Miguel Rodriguez56,00022
186Tom Laghzaoui19,0008
187Yohai Cohen126,50051
188Chawki Fawaz108,50043
     
191Mohamed Alaoui Solimani84,50034
192Bruno Paulo Bernardino50,50020
193Willy Wonka210,00084
194Thierry Oldak98,00039
195Igna Poker148,00059
196Rsm117,00047
197Mourad Falfoul61,50025
198Sebastien Compte35,00014
     
201Mathieu Papineau105,00042
202Willerminho66,50027
203Cesar121,00048
204David51,00020
205Yves Maison148,00059
206Thierry Delpui238,00095
207Jeremy Faligand41,50017
208Juan Tonneau86,50035
     
211Helder Jorgz Pinho Ferreira25,50010
212Elvira Malay245,00098
213Farid Azarkan95,00038
214Fawz Bennis45,50018
215Issam Benhaddou153,00061
216Joffrey Lhote74,00030
217Nicolas Boton137,50055
218AA90,50036
     
221Frederic Ayadi115,50046
222Jose91,00036
223Alfredo74,50030
224Mouloud160,00064
225Christophe Panetti110,00044
226Zoubir Mahi28,00011
227Nicolas53,50021
228Ayman Jarrar351,000140

Final Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Marius Conan fr
Marius Conan
fr 299,000
Ghassane Ghehbi MA
Ghassane Ghehbi
MA 263,000
TMV es
TMV
es 249,000
Elvira Malay BG
Elvira Malay
BG 245,000
Joselito ES
Joselito
ES 243,000
Thierry Delpui fr
Thierry Delpui
fr 238,000 198,000
Dmala Boutaleb
Dmala Boutaleb
213,000
Pabli
Pabli
210,500
Samiyel Duzgun ch
Samiyel Duzgun
ch 198,000
Belmehel Dja Daouhadji fr
Belmehel Dja Daouhadji
fr 195,000 -35,000
Frederic Delval fr
Frederic Delval
fr 194,000
Jerome Zerbib fr
Jerome Zerbib
fr 192,000
Domingo
Domingo
192,000 97,000
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
Winamax Team Pro
fr 184,000 119,000
Mateo
Mateo
183,000
Abderrazah Chah
Abderrazah Chah
181,500
Cristiano Ferreira
Cristiano Ferreira
177,500
Gaja
Gaja
176,000
Ismail El Hajouji
Ismail El Hajouji
165,000
Paulo Alves Araujo
Paulo Alves Araujo
163,500
Patrick Sacrispeyre fr
Patrick Sacrispeyre
fr 162,000 32,000
Mouloud fr
Mouloud
fr 160,000
Anthony Monin fr
Anthony Monin
fr 158,000
Vasileios Panagiotou gr
Vasileios Panagiotou
gr 158,000
Dani Rodriguez es
Dani Rodriguez
es 157,500

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Players Bagging Chips

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Unofficially, 114 players survived Day 1b. This would mean 169 players will be returning tomorrow at 1 p.m. for Day 2 with 61 players surviving Day 1a.

Stay tuned for the final chip counts and recap of Day 1b of the Main Event.

Final Five Hands

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament director announced that play will end after each table plays five hands. Surviving players will bag chips and return at 1 p.m. CET for Day 2 along with the 61 Day 1a survivors.

Royal Flush for Bouhrani!

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

It's not often you see a royal flush but one just happened.

A player with the nickname Jose jammed for 6,100 with {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} from early position before Fouad Bouhrani three-bet to 10,100 from the cutoff with {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

"You are in good shape," someone at the table said to Jose.

"Don't worry," said Jose. "Something will happen."

Something indeed did happen. Jose nailed a royal flush as the {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades} ran out on the board.

It isn't all bad news for Jose as he is on the final table of the High Roller which will either resume tonight after Day 1b or tomorrow.

Fouad Bouhrani
Fouad Bouhrani
80,000
Jose es
Jose
es Busted

Tags: Fouad Bouhrani

Kitai Eliminated

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Davidi Kitai was low on chips and jammed for about 17,000 from early position with {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}. A player with the nickname Said Balr called from the big blind with {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

"Good game," said Kitai as his opponent nailed a set on the {2-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop.

"Wait," said Said Balr. "You can still get a flush."

Kitai had backdoor straight outs as well but was drawing dead after the {q-Hearts} came on the turn. The {4-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Kitai was unable to survive the day.

Said Balr
Said Balr
100,000 100,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Sponsored Pro
be Busted

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Final Blind Level of the Day

Jaxon • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The final blind level of Day 1b has just kicked off with blinds at 1,000/2,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000. A total of 140 players start the blind level in their seats out of the 398-entrant strong Day 1b field.

Players surviving this blind level will bag chips and will resume action with the 61 Day 1a survivors at 1 p.m. CET tomorrow.