The 2017 WPT DeepStacks Marrakech Main Event hosted at the Casino de Marrakech drew a total of 433 entries, creating a prize pool of MAD 4,949,600 (approximately €445,177) and making it the biggest field for the series outside American. In this event, France-based Smain Mamouni emerged the victor to bank the top prizemoney MAD 1,000,000 (approx. $105,000) and the WPT DeepStacks trophy along with a €2,000 package to the WPT DeepStacks Final in Berlin in January 2018.
Smain Mamouni started the day as the chip leader at the final table and went on to defeat the entire final table and Spain’s Pablo Redrado in the heads-up battle to take down the coveted title and trophy for his win. On the final hand of the tournament, Redrado shoved with A-8 suited and Mamouni called with Qd-Jd. A queen fell on the turn and the latter took down the title.
After his grand win, Mamouni was so excited. He said, “I didn’t make a lot of mistakes today. I lost a big pot with pocket kings against pocket aces, but I was not afraid of coming back in the tournament. I have a lot of experience, so when I was very short stacked I wasn’t afraid.”
WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Final Table Results:
1st: Smain Mamouni – 1,000,000 MAD (approx. $110,000)
2nd: Pablo Redrado – 700,000 MAD (approx. $77,000)
3rd: Daniel C – 450,000 MAD (approx. $50,000)
4th: Anas Belatik – 320,000 MAD (approx. $35,000)
5th: Anthony Cruz – 245,000 MAD (approx. $27,000)
6th: Julien Lemonnier – 200,000 MAD (approx. $22,000)
7th: Louis Linard – 163,000 MAD (approx. $18,000)
8th: Damien Lhommeau – 132,000 MAD (approx. $14,500)
9th: Elizabeth Tedder – 108,100 MAD (approx. $12,000)