Mehdi Hsissen Leads Final Dozen in MPNPT Morocco Main Event. Sunday on the MPN Poker Tour Morocco will see several trophies awarded at the Mazagan Beach Resort, with the largest going to the Main Event champion along with a prize of MAD 400,000 (c.€35,400). That player will be one of 12 Day 2 survivors, currently led by Mehdi Hsissen with 1,647,000, closely followed by Antti Halme (1,399,000). For full Main Event Day 3 Chip Counts,.
Day 3 of the Main Event will be streamed, with a half-hour delay, from 14:30 GMT on the MPN Poker Tour Facebook page and twitch.tv/thrillofpoker. Finalist profiles and key action will also be blogged throughout the day.
Finishing in the money but without a shot at the final table were well-known Irish players David Lappin (36th for MAD 12,000) and Chris Dowling (27th for MAD 13,500), and the inaugural MPNPT Morocco champion Soufiane Ouadoudy (17th for MAD 18,000).
The MAD 5,500 + 500 Main Event, with 340 entries, generated a prize pool of MAD 1,813,900 (c. €160,000), breaking the guarantee and paying 41 places. Prizes began to be awarded after a dramatic four-table bubble brought a long pre-money fight to a close. All four shorter-stacked all in players (Abdallah Ouahli, Yassir Libi, Abdelmajid Essafi and the prolific tournament player Roger Hairabedian) lost their hands, splitting the first two MAD 11,000 payout positions between them. Payouts so far are available on the MPN Poker Tour blog.
The MAD 1,100 Mazagan Poker Cup returns at 15:00 with 18 in-the-money players out of 136 entrants, currently led by Elvira Malay. The winner will receive MAD 30,000. The final side events of the weekend (Omaha Cup, NL Bounty and Doubles events) start from 17:00 – the full schedule can be found on mpnpokertour.com.
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