2016 Marrakech Poker Open

Main Event
Dias: 3
Event Info

2016 Marrakech Poker Open

Resultados Finais
Campeão
Mão Vencedora
k10
Premiação
€35,880
Event Info
Buy-in
€900
Premiação
€176,088
Entries
220
Informações do Nível
Nível
29
Blinds
40,000 / 80,000
Ante
10,000

Portuguese Poker Pro Henrique Pinho Wins 2016 Marrakech Poker Open!

Nível 29 : 40,000/80,000, 10,000 ante
Henrique Pinho Wins 2016 Marrakech Poker Open
Henrique Pinho Wins 2016 Marrakech Poker Open

Portuguese poker pro Henrique Pinho has done it, winning the 2016 Marrakech Poker Open Main Event to earn the largest live score of his career.

The third and final day of the event saw eight players from a 220-entry field return to Casino de Marrakech. It took eight hours to determine a winner, and ultimately that proved to be Pinho, who emerged victorious after a 90-minute heads-up battle with [Removed:215]. Pinho earned 390,000 Dirhams (approx. $40,400 or €35,800) for the win.

Michael van der Ghinst and Mathieu Biague started the day under pressure with less than 10 big blinds. Van der Ghinst doubled on the first hand, but Biague couldn't find the same fortune and bowed out in eighth place. He three-bet shoved with king-jack suited out of the small blind, and the initial raiser, start-of-the-day chip leader Abdenbi Abida, snap-called with ace-king and held.

Despite the early double, van der Ghinst followed Biague out the door 10 minutes later. He defended his big blind in a three-way pot with pocket fours and check-raised all in after a ten-high flop with two sixes. Pinho flopped trips with ace-six and picked him off in seventh place.

Ali Mechiche started the day as one of the bigger stacks, but quickly lost momentum before falling in sixth place. Mathieu Papineau was then bounced in fifth to leave the final four.

Up until this point, everything was still going fine for Abida, but he soon fell to the bottom of the pack. Eventually, he clashed with Fahd in a pot where the two held premium hands — Abida had pocket kings and Fahd had ace-king. Unfortunately for Abida, an ace flopped and he was left with two big blinds following the completion of the board that gave him no help. He was gone on the next hand in fourth place.

Another 90 minutes later, Fahd was sent to the rail in third place. The Moroccan, who already came second in the 2016 Marrakech Poker Open High Roller earlier this week, doubled up five times in total through Pinho at the final table, but eventually the fight with his short stack came to an end. Fahd shoved the button with ace-five, and Groppi re-jammed from one seat over with pocket tens. The tens held, and that was that for Fahd.

Pinho started heads-up play with a solid lead of more than 3-1, but Groppi was not giving him an easy ride and doubled early on. Groppi doubled a second time and even took the lead for a few hands before both players agreed to a deal and left 30,000 Dirhams (approx. $3,100 or €2,750) to the winner.

Ultimately, Pinho flopped an open-ended straight flush draw with king-ten suited and Groppi called his jam with aces on the final confrontation. Another spade appear on the turn to give Pinho a flush and the win.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (MAD)Prize (approx. $)Prize (approx. €)
1Henrique PinhoPortugal390,000$40,400€35,800*
2[Removed:215]France350,000$36,250€32,100*
3FahdMorocco205,000$21,200€18,800
4Abdenbi AbidaFrance149,000$15,400€13,700
5Mathieu PapineauFrance110,000$11,400€10,100
6Ali MechicheMorocco86,000$8,900€7,900
7Michael van der GhinstBelgium70,000$7,250€6,400
8Mathieu BiagueFrance55,000$5,700€5,050

*Denotes a heads-up deal.

That marks the end of PokerNews' coverage here in Marrakech. Thanks for tuning in and hopefully we'll see you at the next stop on tour.

Tags: Abdenbi AbidaAli MechicheFahdHenrique Oliveira de Sousa PinhoHenrique PinhoMathieu BiagueMathieu PapineauMichael van der Ghinst

Fahd Eliminated in 3rd Place (205,000 Dirhams)

Nível 27 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Fahd
Fahd

Henrique Pinho continued his aggression and increased the pressure on his opponents with every hand. Fahd ultimately shoved for 545,000 from the button and [Removed:215] reshoved to see Pinho quickly fold.

Fahd: {A-Hearts}{5-Spades}
Groppi: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

This time, the lucky cat ran out of lives with a board of {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades} to bust Fahd in 3rd place for a payday of 205,000 Dirhams. There will now be a short break of 10 minutes to set up the heads up.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Henrique Pinho pt
Henrique Pinho
5,135,000 35,000
[Removed:215] fr
[Removed:215]
1,465,000 715,000
Fahd ma
Fahd
Eliminado

Tags: FahdHenrique Pinho

Abdenbi Abida Eliminated in 4th Place (149,000 Dirhams)

Nível 26 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Abdenbi Abida
Abdenbi Abida

In the first hand back from the break, Abdenbi Abida raised to 100,000 and Fahd shoved for 540,000 to get a snap call by Abida.

Fahd: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Abida: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop improved Fahd, but it was not over with the {7-Hearts} on the turn giving Abida a flush draw. A blank {9-Spades} river saw Fahd double up and Abida was left with less than two big blinds.

One hand later, [Removed:215] raised to 85,000 from the button and Henrique Pinho called. Abida called all in and the board {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} was checked down. Pinho flashed {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}, Groppi the {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and Abida mucked ace-seven before storming out of the tournament area.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
[Removed:215] fr
[Removed:215]
2,800,000 180,000
Fahd ma
Fahd
1,350,000 805,000
Abdenbi Abida fr
Abdenbi Abida
Eliminado

Tags: Abdenbi AbidaFahdHenrique Pinho

Mathieu Papineau Eliminated in 5th Place (110,000 Dirhams)

Nível 24 : 12,000/24,000, 3,000 ante
Mathieu Papineau
Mathieu Papineau

Abdenbi Abida opened to 60,000 from early position and Mathieu Papineau shoved out of the big blind for what looked like 450,000. Abida snap-called and Papineau was in very bad shape.

Papineau: {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Abida: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

The flop {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} provided no sign of hope, but the {6-Clubs} turn now gave Papineau a flush draw. A blank {4-Diamonds} river sent him to the rail in 5th place and Papineau picked up 110,000 Dirhams for his efforts.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Abdenbi Abida fr
Abdenbi Abida
1,800,000 351,000
Mathieu Papineau fr
Mathieu Papineau
Eliminado

Tags: Abdenbi AbidaMathieu Papineau

Ali Mechiche Eliminated in 6th Place (86,000 Dirhams)

Nível 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Ali Mechiche
Ali Mechiche

Mathieu Papineau opened to 42,000 from under the gun and Ali Mechiche called from the cutoff, [Removed:215] defended his big blind. On the {8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop, Groppi checked and Papineau continued for 57,000 and Mechiche then shoved for his last 259,000.

Groppi called and Papineau quickly folded.

Mechiche: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Groppi: {3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Only the two remaining tens would save Mechiche, however it was not meant to be and he exited in 6th place once the {A-Hearts} turn and {5-Spades} river completed the board. Mechiche takes home 86,000 Dirhams for his effort and Groppi jumped into second place overall.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
[Removed:215] fr
[Removed:215]
1,835,000 435,000
Ali Mechiche ma
Ali Mechiche
Eliminado

Tags: Ali MechicheMathieu Papineau

Michael van der Ghinst Eliminated in 7th Place (70,000) Dirhams

Nível 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Michael van der Ghinst
Michael van der Ghinst

Henrique Pinho raised to 45,000 and Ali Mechiche called from one seat over, Michael van der Ghinst defended his big blind.

On the {10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop, van der Ghinst check-raised all in for his short stack and Pinho, who had bet 55,000, snap-called.

van der Ghinst: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Pinho: {A-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The {K-Clubs} turn and the {J-Hearts} river changed nothing whatsoever and van der Ghinst was sent to the rail in 7th place for 70,000 Dirhams.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Henrique Pinho pt
Henrique Pinho
1,720,000 220,000
Michael van der Ghinst be
Michael van der Ghinst
Eliminado

Tags: Ali MechicheHenrique PinhoMichael van der Ghinst

Mathieu Biague Eliminated in 8th Place (55,000 Dirhams)

Nível 23 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Mathieu Biague
Mathieu Biague

The first player to hit the rail on the final table is Mathieu Biague. He three-bet shoved out of the small blind for six big blinds and initial raiser Abdenbi Abida quickly called.

Biague: {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Abida: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and that sent Biague to the rail in 8th place for a payday of 55,000 Dirhams.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Abdenbi Abida fr
Abdenbi Abida
1,750,000 200,000
Mathieu Biague fr
Mathieu Biague
Eliminado

Tags: Abdenbi AbidaMathieu Biague

Welcome to the Final Day of the 2016 Marrakech Poker Open

Abdenbi Abida
Abdenbi Abida

In approximately half an hour from now at 1 p.m. local time, the Casino de Marrakech will see eight players out of a 220-entry strong field return to battle for the title of the 10,000 Dirhams Marrakech Poker Open Main Event. All players have 55,000 Dirhams locked up for their efforts, but all eyes are set on the trophy and first-place payout of 440,000 Dirhams.

Half of the remaining hopefuls comes from France and Abdenbi Abida leads the final table line up with 1,499,000 chips with Portugal's Henrique Pinho closely behind on 1,425,000. [Removed:215] (1,080,000) and Ali Mechiche (1,027,000) also bagged up seven digits overnight as well.

Mathieu Papineau (886,000) and Fahd (456,000) are in the middle of the pack and the latter has made his second final table of this festival after already being part of a four-way deal in the 15,000 Dirhams High Roller that paid smooth 250,000 Dirhams.

The two short stacks Mathieu Biague (126,000) and Michael van der Ghinst (94,000) are under immediate pressure when play resumes with 5:26 minutes left in level 22 at blinds 8,000-16,000 and a running ante of 2,000.

2016 Marrakech Poker Open Main Event Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChips
1FahdMorocco456,000
2Michael van der GhinstBelgium94,000
3[Removed:215]France1,080,000
4Mathieu PapineauFrance886,000
5Mathieu BiagueFrance126,000
6Henrique PinhoPortugal1,425,000
7Ali MechicheMorocco1,027,000
8Abdenbi AbidaFrance1,499,000

Make sure to tune back into the PokerNews live reporting to find out who is crowned champion in the first-ever casino on Moroccan soil.

Tags: Abdenbi AbidaAli MechicheFahdHenrique PinhoMathieu BiagueMathieu PapineauMichael van der Ghinst