Top names set for WPT Marrakech

Top names set for WPT Marrakech

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The World Poker Tour heads to north Africa later this month for WPT Marrakech in Morocco with a host of top pros set to take part.

Amongst those likely to play are French favourites David Benyamine and Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, WPT Bucharest winner Guillame Darcourt, Team PokerStars pro Liv Boeree and recent WPT Amneville winner Sam El Sayed who will be looking for back to back titles.

Packages for the Main Event worth €5,000 are currently up for grabs at which is also sponsoring the tournament.

“We look forward to welcoming the poker world to this unique venue for what is sure to be a magical Marrakech experience. We were so encouraged by last year’s turnout and flawless organization that we have built the 2010 Chilipoker Marrakech Festival around the WPT Main Event. Casino de Marrakech’s unique €5,000 WPT all-inclusive package offers players fantastic value. You don’t see so many tournaments like this!”

Christophe Savary outlasted an international field of 416 runners from 32 countries to win last year's WPT Marrakech. The Frenchman saw off a final table that included the likes of Eoghan O’Dea, Ludovic Lacay and Benjamin Spindler to pocket €379,014 and a $25,500 seat to this year’s WPT Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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