Swedish Henrik Granlund wins the Chilipoker DeepStack Open Marrakech
Swedish player Henrik Granlund won the second edition of the DSO Marrakech after a gruelling but exciting 30 hours of poker. With a quick head’s up of 15 minutes, Henrik beat Britain’s runner up Jason Herbert and rightfully claimed the €39,444 prize!
Once again the increasingly popular Chilipoker DeepStack Open held at the Casino de Marrakech was capped at 350 players and sold out several days before the start. Eventually after adding an extra table, the tournament proceeded with 421 players, continued over a period of 3 days with 31 hours of poker being played.
The majority of players were French and Moroccan and with a €550 buy-in and 50,000 starting chips, the tournament certainly lived up to its reputation - top class poker action was witnessed by all. The DSO Marrakech officially kick started the Chilipoker Marrakech Festival, a ten day poker festival which ultimately ends with the renowned WPT Marrakech by Chilipoker.
It took more than 20 hours of game to finally know the names of the 60 players who would leave the Casino with at least twice the amount of their buy-in. All players used their best poker skills to try and pocket the amazing €40,000 prize.
The final table started on Monday and among the nine finalists there was Roger Hairabedian (France) who over the course of the tournament proved tobe a real icon at the Casino de Marrakech. Roger started the final shortstack alongside three other French players: Othman Bengellou and French poker journalists Ronan Monfort and Kevin Noblat.
Jason Herbert (UK), Bennis Najib (Morocco), Henrik Granlund (Sweden), Fouad El Mouhajir (Morocco) and Mauro Biancifiori (Italy) were the other five finalists.
After four intense hours of exceptional poker, Henrik Granlund finally won the last hand against runner up Jason Herbert by hitting two pairs on the flop with his J-10, thus beating his opponent and his top pair.