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Adrien Sanz Wins the 2023 Marrakech Poker Open Main Event (MAD 770,000 / €72,200)
Adrien Sanz has become the winner of the 55th edition of the Marrakech Poker Open 15,000 MAD Main Event in the beautiful Es Saadi Resort! Sanz defeated long-time player Karim Lehoussine heads-up to collect the first place prize of 770,000 Moroccan dirhams ( €72,200).
Sanz, who started the day with a comfortable chiplead, managed to stay ahead the entire final day, losing in advance only a brief moment to Lehoussine. The podium was entirely French this evening since in third we find Thierry Gogniat who comes back home with 380,000 MAD (€34,650).
The only Moroccan player of the final table, Mostafa Boukri, had to settle in fifth for 212,000 MAD (€19,330) while Swiss Dinesh Alt and runner-up of the MPO High Roller ended up in 7th place. Rosalie Petit, who won a WSOP ring in Marrakech in january , wasn't as fortunate today and ended up in ninth place.
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The Trophy Stays in Morocco
The victory came with some emotions for the French professional who lives in Marrakech since four years and is mostly playing Spin and Go tournaments online , capturing tonight its first title in a major event, and in a place that is close to his heart.
“In the few Main Events I've played live I haven't had much success so far, so I feel really grateful today. But since two years I have consistent results. On this festival I ended up runner-up of the Mystery KO event and I won the Progressive Bounty the next day so I'm very happy about my week! ” Sanz said afterwards in an interview with PokerNews.
"I play all the events here, even the monthly regular tournaments. I feel like home. And its also my first big final table, with my friends around, it's really a great feeling" added he. Sanz knows indeed a nice success in Morocco since he had also finished runner-up of the MPO Opener last October.
Sanz won a decisive hand during the heads-up, when he called all-in with two pair on the turn Lehoussine who had hit a flush. Sanz found one of the four outs he needed on the turn to hit a full house and jump to a massive chiplead.
"I was quite in shock, but even with a 2% chance of winning, I still believed in it. I made a mistake in that spot, but you still need luck sometimes" added Sanz.
Some Action the Final Day
At 2 p.m., 10 out of 295 players returned to the felt with each of them already guaranteed 68,000 MAD (€7,840) for surviving two days. Most eyes were already on Sanz from the start, who began with a substantial lead, as well as experienced player Boukri and Nuno Correia, who started in second and third place respectively.
Boukri started the eliminations by sending Said Basri into the rail in 11th place to set up the official final table. Sanz then continued to extend his lead by eliminating Petit and Jorge Bouquet. Alt followed them in 7th place after he shoved preflop with As-Queen to be called by Boukri with Jack-Ten, who found a ten on the river.
After the exit of regular French player Tierry Morel in 6th place, Boukri ended up his run in 5th position when his pocket sevens crashed into Lehoussine's pair of kings.
Not long before the dinner break, Sanz took care of busting Portuguese player Nuno Correia in 4th place, who three-bet shove with pocket eights while Sanz held pocket tens. The three-handed play lasted only two hands, as Gogniat three-bet shoved in the small blind with Queens, while Lehoussine had Kings in in hands on the button.
The heads-up lasted more than one hour, and Lehoussine even managed to come back close to Sanz in chips despite his terrible bad beat after Sanz four-outered him on the river. However, Lehoussine ended up calling the four-bet shove from Sanz with while his opponent held , and found no help on the board to bow down in second place for place for €48,320.
That fully wraps up PokerNews coverage from Casino de Marrakech. In two months, action will heat up again as the Sismix, organised by Winamax, will take place from May 24 to 29. Our live reporting team will be right back on the floor to cover that event as well.
Until then, au revoir et à bientôt from sunny Marrakech!
Karim Lehoussine Eliminated in 2nd Place (€48,320)
Adrien Sanz raised on the button to 225,000 and after some thinking, Karim Lehoussine three-bet to 700,000. Sanz announced all in, putting Lehoussine at risk for his remaining stack of 2,100,000.
Lehoussine went deep into the tank and eventually called:
Lehoussine had to hit on the board to double up but couldn't find anything throughout the ranout to end his run in the Marrakech Poker Open Main Event in the runner-up place for €48,320.
A full recap of today's action is to follow shortly.
Sanz Takes Back from Lehoussine
In a raised pot, the flop was when Adrien Sanz checked with before calling a bet worth 200,000 from Karim Lehoussine who had with a lower kicker.
The turn fell the and Sanz check-called again Lehoussine, this time for 425,000.
The river was the . Both checked and the pot was sent to Sanz.
Lehoussine Takes More from Sanz
Karim Lehoussine raised to 200,000 with in his hands and was called by Adrien Sanz with .
Both players checked throughout the board and a came on the river. Sanz led out for 350,000 and immediately folded after Lehoussine raised to 700,00.
Lehoussine Climbing Back
Adrien Sanz raised to 225,000 with and got called by Karim Lehoussine who held .
On the flop , both players checked and a paired the board on the turn. Lehoussine bet 300,000 and Sanz called. Both checked on the river and the pot was sent to Lehoussine who had hit two pair.
Lehoussine Doubles Up
All the chips went in the middle preflop, Karim Lehoussine being at risk for his last 820,000. and holding . He was in a flip situation, as Adrien Sanz held .
The board gave , bringing a pair of kings to Lehoussine on the turn to double his stack.
Lehoussine Crumbles Down after a Bad Beat
Adrien Sanz raised to 160,000 with and Karim Lehoussine called with .
The flop brought two pair to Sanz and the flush draw to Lehoussine. Sanz bet 175,000 and after some thinking, Lehoussine raised to 800,000. Sanz ended up calling.
The hit the turn to give the flush to Lehoussine, who chose to bet 1,400,000, putting Sanz into a big decision. After four minutes of thinking, Sanz announced all in and Lehoussine made the call, putting him at risk of elimination.
"Well, we never know...' said Sanz, who only had four outs to save him.
He found one of them when the hit the river ti give him the full house, while Lehoussine chipped down to 740,000.
Lehoussine Takes the Chiplead from Sanz
Karim Lehoussine raised to 160,000 on the button, holding , and Adrien Sanz made the call with .
The flop gave a pair of eights to Lehoussine with and Sanz took the lead with a bet of 90,000, which Lehoussine called.
On the turn, Sanz continued with a bet of 165,000 and once again Lehoussine called. The fell on the river and Sanz sent 325,000 in the middle.
Lehoussine tanked a few minutes and eventually called and took down the pot to become the new chipleader.