Welcome to the final day of the 2017 WSOP International Circuit Marrakech Main Event! After 22 levels of play, a field of 511 entries has been reduced to the last 23 hopefuls. All remaining players are guaranteed at least 46,000 MAD (€4,296), but each of them has their eyes set on the massive 1,400,000 MAD (€130,755) first-place payout and the coveted gold WSOP Circuit Ring that awaits the winner at the end of the night.
It's packed on top of the leaderboard, with a difference of less than one big blind between chipleader Julio Sanchez and Romain Lewis. While not much is known about Sanchez, Lewis is one of the hot young prospects that burst on the tournament scene in the past years. A fixture on the European circuit, Lewis already amassed over $350,000 in winnings in his short career and is looking to add a lot more today.
The most eye-catching name sits slightly behind the leaders in third place: Ricardo Manquant. Manquant won the inaugural Main Event of the WSOP International Circuit in Marrakech two years ago, where he collected an astonishing 1,300,000 MAD (€122,330). The Frenchman will be trying to cement his legacy by collecting a second WSOP Circuit ring here in Marrakech.
At 1 p.m. local time, play will resume with blinds at 10,000/20,000 and a running ante of 3,000. Levels will be 75 minutes for the remainder of the tournament and play will continue until the winner is known. PokerNews will be on the floor as it happens and provide start-to-finish coverage of what's sure to be a very long day. Don't miss any of the action as we crown a new champion in this exciting WSOP International Circuit Main Event.
WSOP International Circuit Marrakech Main Event
Day 3 Seat Draw
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