Main Event

Cheng-Wei Yin Eliminated

KaleGozer • Nível 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Cheng-Wei Yin will not be winning the gold WSOP Circuit Ring this year. The Belgian, who's a fixture in Casino de Marrakech, got his last 22,000 in with {J-}{J-}. His opponent Pablos had an easy call with {A-}{A-} and five blanks later, Yin was on the rail to tell his friends the bad news.

Pablos ES
ES 120,000
Cheng-Wei Yin be
Cheng-Wei Yin
be Eliminado

Tags: Cheng-Wei YinPablos



An assortment of photo's from Day 1b, courtesy of Casino de Marrakech's Mounir Mahroug.

Camel MeriemMentoroAhmed Meziane

Van Driessche Doubles Through Reard

KaleGozer • Nível 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Alexandre Reard was one of the early chipleaders of the day, but things have been going rapidly south after the dinner break for the Frenchman. Just moments ago he doubled up Clement van Driessche and slipped below the 100,000 mark for the first time since level 2.

On the {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop, Van Driessche bet 6,000 and Sebastian Compte called. Reard check-raised to 23,000, Van Driessche shoved for 26,600, Compte folded and Reard called the few extra chips.

Clement van Driessche: {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Alexandre Reard: {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Van Driessche's kicker held up after the {2-Hearts} turn and {8-Clubs} river, giving him a much-needed double-up.

Sebastien Compte fr
Sebastien Compte
fr 165,000 45,000
Clement van Driessche FR
Clement van Driessche
FR 75,000 75,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 70,000 -65,000

Tags: Alexandre ReardClement van DriesscheSebastian Compte

Fernandez Wins The Classic Flip

KaleGozer • Nível 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With {A-}{K-}, Fernandez was up against a player with {Q-}{Q-} for a pot of 60,000. A king on the flop sealed it for Fernandez, and his smiling opponent handled his loss graciously as he left the poker pit.

Fernandez es
es 150,000

339 Entries on Day 1b

KaleGozer • Nível 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Day 1b has finished with a total of 339 entries, bringing the tournament total to 511. We expect the prize pool and payouts to be announced later tonight.


Dinner Break

KaleGozer • Nível 9: 400-800, 100 ante

The 187 remaining players on Day 1b of the WSOPC Marrakech Main Event have gone on a 75-minute dinner break and will resume at 21.50 p.m.

Late registration is now closed, with the clock at 339 entries. After the dinner break, the total number and prize pool will be made public.