Sunday, November 27, 2011

WPT MARRAKECH: ALL-MOROCCAN AFFAIR AT WPT MARREKECH

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SOURCE: POKERNEWS.com

It wasn't the finish that most of the world was hoping for ... but, it was certainly the finish that all of Morocco was eagerly anticipating.

ElkY, Duhamel, Mattern - it had the making for a WPT Final Table for the ages! But, ElkY and Duhamel were out early and Mattern was gone during Final Four play.

We were down to three. Mohamed Ali Houssam and Toufik Ourini - both from Morocco - and Maksim Martinov - who was cast in the role of spoiler - at least, that's what he was hoping for.

But in a crazy hand that had Martinov as the overwhelming favorite over Ourini, Ourini was able to hit runner-runner, to confiscate Martinov's two-pair - and the crowd, Ourini and countryman Houssam erupted in celebration - Morocco has their two native sons battling it out heads up.

In the end, Mohamed Ali Houssam took down WPT Marrakech.

ElkY had a chance at second and third place on the 2011 PTPR Leaderboard but alas, he'll remain third overall. As for Duhamel, he does earn his fifth PTPR Score of the season, but, is unable to enter the Top 15 Leaderboard ...

PTPR LEADERBOARD LIVE LOOK-IN
56. Victor Ramdin, 161 PTPR Points
57. Gregory Brooks, 161
58. Jonathan Duhamel, 160
59. Justin Young, 159
59. Zimnan Ziyard, 159
61. Martin Jacobson, 158
62. Pim de Goede, 156
62. Jake Cody, 156
64. Jason Somerville, 155

WPT MARRAKECH FINAL 9 PAYOUTS (in USD):
Mohamed Ali Houssam $267,011
Toufik Ourini $166,374
Maksim Martinov $107,340
Arnaud Mattern $69,778
Hassan Fares $50,991
Rodney Assous $41,322
Jonathan Duhamel $33,815
Elky Grospellier $30,699
Sebastien Ta $28,013

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PTPR PREMIER EVENT
WPT Marrakech
WPT NLH Championship
November 24-27, 2011

Casino de Marrakech | Marrakech
Buy-in: $4,015 | Prizepool: $1,094,670 | Entries: 274

Defending Champion: Sebastien Homann

PTS AT STAKE:
MOHAMED ALI HOUSSAM 127
TOUFIK OURINI 77
MAKSIM MARTINOV 47
ARNAUD MATTERN 37
HASSAN FARES 32
RODNEY ASSOUS 27
JONATHAN DUHAMEL 27
ElkY BERTRAND GROSPELLIER 12
SEBASTIEN TA 12
SAID EL YOUSFI 12
AUBIN CAZALI 12
REDA MED JOUAHRI 10
YANN ENZINGER 10
IAN MARMION 10
DAVID SACKSICK 10
MATTHIUS REMIE 7
FADHIL FARAG 7
MEHIL ARNOUAR 7

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