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2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech

Main Event
Jours 2
Event Info

2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech

Main Gagnante
950,000 MAD
Event Info
13,200 MAD
Prize Pool
4,547,500 MAD
Info Niveau
80,000 / 160,000

Main Event

Jour 2 terminé

Alexandre Riccomi Leads Final 14 of WPTN Marrakech Main Event

Niveau 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Alexandre Riccomi
Alexandre Riccomi

Day 2 of the 2016 PMU.fr WPT National Marrakech Main Event started with no less than 127 players but only 45 would make the money.

After almost 12 levels of play, just 14 players remain; all guaranteed MAD 58,000 at this point. Leading the way is Alexandre Riccomi from France who'll start the final day on Sunday with 2,251,000 in chips.

The day started with a triple up for Barny Boatman. The British bracelet winner started out as the second shortest stack in the room but in the first hand he flopped a set to beat pocket aces preflop all in. It wouldn't be enough, the longtime grinder hung around for some time but never followed up on his early triple up. Instead, he steadily lost chips back to the point where he was short stacked and found himself all in with pocket tens up against ace-nine. The ace on the river brought Boatman's run to an end.

While Boatman had started out as one of the smallest stacks in the room, Eric Sfez found himself at the other end of the spectrum. He began the day chip leader but lost a lot of chips early on in, what at the time was, the biggest pot of the tournament. He got it in with a set of queens against a flopped straight in a single raised pot where Sfez had slow played his big pair before the flop. The board failed to pair and Sfez was knocked down considerably.

In the meantime, players kept busting left and right. While the structure was still great, and the average stack wasn't perse forcing people to make moves, the mainly French and Morrocan players were in a hurry to get their chips in. As a result, the bubble got closer and closer soon enough.

partypoker pro Tony Dunst was one of the players hanging on. While his colleague Natalia Breviglieri departed before the money (six-five suited could not beat deuces), Dunst survived. He, amongst others, spiked a king with king-nine suited pre-flop all in against the pocket jacks of Ouassini Mansouri to stay alive.

Michel Anthonioz would end up the most disappointed player in the field, bubbling the event in 46th place. The Frenchman, mostly playing and cashing in Dakar, got it in good with pocket aces against the top pair of Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter. The queen on the turn gave the latter two pair and as the river blanked, Anthonioz made his exit.

The remaining players all cheered and didn't hold back after that. Now the 'making the money'-dream had materialized, everything else didn't matter anymore it seemed. Chips flew in like they had been given out for free and players busted out one after another.

One of them would be start of day chipleader Eric Sfez. He had recovered from the early setback but he wouldn't overcome another clash. He flopped a flush draw and got it in against a higher flush draw. Blanks on the turn and river gave his opponent the sizable pot with just king-high while Sfez had to settle for 37th place (MAD 24,000).

Tony Dunst had gotten lucky at least once to make it to the money, but found himself rather unlucky to eventually bust in 18th place (MAD 43,000). He got it in good holding jacks to Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter's ace-ten, but the ace on the river proved once again lethal.

Pierre Antoine Quignard would be the last to leave the tournament room without bagging chips. He finished in 15th place losing ace-seven to kings.

With that, the clock was stopped and the bagging and tagging began. The final 14 players return Sunday at 2pm local time for the final day of the WPTN Marrakech with 28 minutes remaining in the 10,000/20,000 (3,000-ante) level.

While all of them are guaranteed MAD 58,000, all of them most definitely eye that MAD 950,000 first place prize. PokerNews.com will be on the floor covering all of it live till a champion is crowned in Morocco's hotspot.

Final Day Line Up

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Mathieu MarocciniFrance254,000
 2Mohammed LahlouMorocco903,000
 3Nicolas VayssieresFrance293,000
 4Houssine El OtmaniMorocco981,000
 5Jerome SgorranoBelgium416,000
 6Rachid RamiMorocco641,000
 7Arturo Fernandez BargeSpain1,000,000
21Sebastien BoyardFrance204,000
 2Arthur ConanFrance684,000
 3Joao Pinto CorreiaPortugal790,000
 4Jean-Claude GuiotFrance787,000
 5Alexandre RiccomiFrance2,251,000
 6Dimitri SukhorukovFrance776,000
 7Alexandre Andre Henri De ZutterFrance1,980,000
Joueur Jetons Progression
Alexandre Riccomi fr
Alexandre Riccomi
2,251,000 371,000
Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter fr
Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter
1,980,000 -397,000
Arturo Fernandez Barge es
Arturo Fernandez Barge
1,000,000 615,000
Houssine El Otmani ma
Houssine El Otmani
981,000 261,000
Mohammed Lahlou ma
Mohammed Lahlou
903,000 403,000
Joao Pinto Correia pt
Joao Pinto Correia
790,000 90,000
Jean-Claude Guiot fr
Jean-Claude Guiot
787,000 -100,000
Dimitri Sukhorukov fr
Dimitri Sukhorukov
776,000 216,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
684,000 -166,000
Rachid Rami ma
Rachid Rami
641,000 191,000
Jerome Sgorrano be
Jerome Sgorrano
416,000 -198,000
Nicolas Vayssieres fr
Nicolas Vayssieres
293,000 -278,000
Mathieu Maroccini fr
Mathieu Maroccini
254,000 -439,000
Sebastien Boyard fr
Sebastien Boyard
204,000 -376,000

Tags: Alexandre Andre Henri De ZutterArthur ConanArturo Fernandez BargeBarny BoatmanDimitri SukhorukovEric SfezHoussine El OtmaniJean-Claude GuiotJerome SgorranoMichel AnthoniozMohammed LahlouNatalia BreviglieriNicolas VayssieresPierre Antoine QuignardTony Dunst

Pierre Antoine Quignard Eliminated

Niveau 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

Action folded to Mohammed Lahlou in the small blind and he pushed all in to put Pierre Antoine Quignard to the ultimate test; call for all of it, or fold to live another day. Quignard was quick to call, putting in his last 295,000 without any hesitation.

Mohammed Lahlou: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Pierre Antoine Quignard: {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

The flop came {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, putting Lahlou well in front. The {7-Diamonds} on the turn gave Quignard some outs but the {2-Clubs} on the river blanked and the tournament was down to 14 players.

With that, the tournament clock was stopped. The 14 players return tomorrow for the final day with still 28 minutes and 12 seconds left on the clock in the 10,000/20,000 (3,000-ante) level.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Pierre Antoine Quignard fr
Pierre Antoine Quignard

Tags: Pierre Antoine QuignardMohammed Lahlou

Guiot Doubles

Niveau 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

Arthur Conan was first to act and raised to 45,000. Two positions down, Jean-Claude Guiot three-bet to 110,000 from the hijack. Action got back to Conan who pushed. Guiot called all in for 418,000.

Jean-Claude Guiot: {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Arthur Conan: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Guiot doubled.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Jean-Claude Guiot fr
Jean-Claude Guiot
887,000 469,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
850,000 -250,000

Tags: Arthur ConanJean-Claude Guiot

Action Card on the River

Niveau 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante

Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter raised the button to 35,000 and big blind Arthur Conan called.

Conan check-called a bet of 28,000 on {6-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} before leading 65,000 on the {7-Diamonds} turn. De Zutter called and instantly called the 200,000 bet that followed on the {4-Diamonds} river as well.

Conan showed {5-Hearts}{8-Spades} for the rivered straight but that hand hit the muck soon enough as De Zutter tabled {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for the rivered flush.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter fr
Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter
2,377,000 453,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
900,000 -60,000

Tags: Alexandre Andre Henri De ZutterArthur Conan

Niveau: 23

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 3,000

Farid Azarkan Hits the Rail

Niveau 22 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

In a blind battle, Farid Azarkan got his last chips in from the small blind with {Q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. His neighbor Arthur Conan looked him up with {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The board ran out {J-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and with the rivered straight, Conan collected the chips and Azarkan made his exit in 16th place.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
960,000 200,000
Farid Azarkan be
Farid Azarkan

Tags: Farid AzarkanArthur Conan

Cyril Gomez Eliminated

Niveau 22 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

Cyril Gomez got his last 235,000 chips in good holding {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} up against {A-Spades}{J-Spades}. The board ran out {J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{6-Clubs} however, and Gomez made his exit in 17th place.

With that, the tournament is down to 16 players and a redraw is underway. While the initial plan for the day had been to play down to the final two tables, the organization has decided to keep playing till at least 14 players remain.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Cyril Gomez fr
Cyril Gomez

An Ace on the River Eliminates Tony Dunst

Niveau 22 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante
Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst

From the hijack, Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter raised to 35,000. It folded around to Tony Dunst in the small blind and he made it 105,000 with 236,000 behind.

The big blind folded and action was back on De Zutter. He thought about it for a bit, said something to Dunst we couldn't quite hear, and moved in. Dunst called immediately to De Zutter's disgust as he turned over his cards with a pained face, realizing he wasn't good.

Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Tony Dunst: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The flop ({K-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}) and turn ({8-Clubs}) were safe cards for Dunst, but the {A-Hearts} on the river sure wasn't.

"Good luck guys" Dunst said as he made his exit in 18th place.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter fr
Alexandre Andre Henri De Zutter
1,924,000 340,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Alexandre Andre Henri De ZutterTony Dunst

Damien Luis Eliminated

Niveau 22 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

Damien Luis had just lost aces to ace-nine on a nine-high board where his opponent had a flush draw besides his top pair. The club on the turn had given his opponent a the nuts and set Luis back.

He lost the remainder of his stack shortly after the break as he got it in with {Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} against the {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} of Mohammed Lahlou. By the time the turn had hit, Luis was already on his way to the payout; {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Mohammed Lahlou ma
Mohammed Lahlou
500,000 193,000
Damien Luis fr
Damien Luis

Tags: Damien LuisMohammed Lahlou