Moroccan Wins World Poker Tour Marrakech
Mohamed Ali Houssam Pockets $267,011 For Victory
Mohamed Ali Houssam has beaten 246 opponents at the World Poker Tour Marrakech in Casino Es Saadi in the Moroccan capital.
The €2,700 + €300 buy attracted a larger field than last year and generated a $267,011 top prize.
However ElkY busted in eighth and Duhamel in seventh leaving just Mattern among the recognisable names but he too fell short of the big money with a fourth place finish for a decent payday of $69,778.
Houssam and his heads up opponent and fellow Moroccan were virtually even in chips wen their duel commenced. The final hand happened about 40 minutes later after Houssam had ground out a 2:1 chip lead.
The pair see a flop of K 8 3 and both check. The turn was Q. Ourini bet 370,000, Houssam raised to around 800,000, Ourini moved all-in and Houssam called.
Houssam flips over 8 8 for a flopped set while Ourini shows K J while the 6 on the river changed nothing and Houssam was the victor.
The final table payouts were:
1: Mohamed Ali Houssam — $267,011 (900 POY points)
2: Toufik Ourini — $166,374 (750 POY points)
3: Maksim Martinov — $107,340 (600 POY points)
4: Arnaud Mattern — $69,778 (450 POY points)
5: Hassan Fares — $50,991 (375 POY points)
6: Rodney Assous — $41,322 (300 POY points)
ElkY receives 150 Card Player Player of the Year points and jumps from 21st in our standing to 16th.
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