Live Ticker: WPT Marrakech!(High Roller)

    • RobbieV
      RobbieV
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      Hi Guys!

      Welcome at the official Live Ticker thread for the high roller event in Marrakech. Two Team PokerStrategy.com players will enter the competition tonight. /http://www.pokerstrategy.com/team-pokerstrategy/Nazgul and Trader will battle with two cards against a foreign legion of (mostly) French players.

      Here you can follow the chip counts, blind levels, averages and of course most importantly how the members are doing!

      Feel free to ask any questions while you are hitting the refresh button;)

      Enjoy!
  • 81 replies
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      GO GO goodluck guys.
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
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      Originally posted by justkyle88
      GO GO goodluck guys.
      +1
    • kingdippy2008
      kingdippy2008
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      Originally posted by EagleStar88
      Originally posted by justkyle88
      GO GO goodluck guys.
      +1
      +2
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Originally posted by kingdippy2008
      Originally posted by EagleStar88
      Originally posted by justkyle88
      GO GO goodluck guys.
      +1
      +2
      +3 :)
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Originally posted by RobbieV
      http:///team-pokerstrategy/Nazgul and http:///team-pokerstrategy/Traderwill battle with two cards against a foreign legion of (mostly) French players.
      lol, ez game

      but good luck anywayz, I guess ;)
    • nafar84
      nafar84
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      Ah I wanted to play so badly (I freaking live there) but couldn't get the buy-in together :(

      And good luck PS guys!
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Nice time to start a tournament ;x
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
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      that's such a cool location.
    • degre
      degre
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      Good luck in Marrakech guys!

      At least the weather should be better than London :f_p:
    • EliasVeritas
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      Warning
      Long story coming, but had no internet so far and I want to share the experiences I had up til now

      Hey guys!

      I've had a very long journey yesterday.
      Cliffnotes:
      Train was late, got off at different station, had to run to catch train to airport.
      No dinner at airport cause scared no time, Robbie bought 2 boxes of chocolates.
      Plane 1 hour late, could've easily had dinner, we ate bunch of chocolates
      Arrived in Casablance, still eating chocolates.
      Took airplane to Marrakech and here's where the fun starts.

      The plane was flying closer and closer to Marrakech.
      Still getting closer, above Marrakech now.

      "Euhm, shouldn't we be landing? Shouldn't we be turning? The plane is moving AWAY from Marrakech?"

      It flew to a different airport. There it landed, dropped of some passengers and flew back, to Marrakech.
      The whole journey to get from Belgium to Marrakech took about 12 hours...

      We arrived at our hotel which was a big disappointment.
      Cliffnotes:
      No internet. No internet = no reporting!
      Towels already used and just hung back.
      We were incredibly hungry and ordered roomservice.
      We had to order 4 different things before we found something they actually had.

      "Yeeeeeah, we don't have that anymore.... yeeeeeaaahh we don't have that one as well"

      Ended up ordering some sandwiches.
      Got the hardest sandwich I ever ate
      Robbie got a ham sandwich with very questionable ham.
      Luckily, we were able to fix another hotel today.


      I can go on but first I'll have dinner with the players.
      See you after that!
    • LtoC
      LtoC
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      Guys, ham sandwich in a muslim country? You gotta be kidding...

      Well, GL to both of you, we're supporting you!
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Originally posted by Kruppe
      that's such a cool location.
      I see what you did there
    • EagleStar88
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      lol thats quite a journey Elias, can't wait for chapter 2, but go eat and settle in first, sounds like you deserve a break.

      Gl everyone.


      Bart
    • RobbieV
      RobbieV
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      It's an even worse journey than Elias described. He just wanted to remain light hearted:)

      Anyway after some minor issues before the start of the tournament, we are finally there! Cards are being dealt already. We will come back with an update as soon as possible.

      We were just informed that there will be no power available in the press room. Let's see how long my laptop lasts!
    • RobbieV
      RobbieV
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      First update: Good News!

      No one busted from PokerStrategy! Then again, no one busted at all.

      Seems like we only have 42 entrants, which is way less than hoped for(expected). Still this makes the first prize a fat 1,516,000 Dirham! That's em... 150k in European monies.

      I would show you a cool picture, but it's not going to happen. Internet isn't fast enough, but we'll post them as soon as we get back to our hotel.

      I'm reporting outside in a small tent, which is nice with the awesome weather. There's a huge contrast with the EPT and WSOP events though. There is really no press here apart from a couple of French things.

      Psychobenny is not amused as not impressed Fabstinho is sitting directly on his left. We were having dinner before the event started all together and Benny showed his seating draw. Fabstinho smiled a little and says I think I have the one on your left and Benny just said Oh come on! :D

      Bongbob and AceOnTheRiver are also neighbors, but on a different table ;)

      We'll get back to you as soon as Nazgul doubled up.
    • NickParkes
      NickParkes
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      Joined: 07.07.2008 Posts: 1,526
      Awesome guys! Good luck to the team and all the pokerstrategists... sounds like it'll be a blast!
    • EliasVeritas
      EliasVeritas
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      I remember the High Roller in London.
      I recognized almost everyone.

      Here I only know our own players.
      And Liz Lieu and Davidi Kitai and that's about it.

      Also, no power and internet is too slow for pictures.
      It's gonna be hard to keep you guys interested!
    • degre
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      Just link some random babe from the net and that would do the job :f_p:
    • EliasVeritas
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      Poor Fabstinho.
      He has about 5k from his original 30k stack left.

      First he flopped a set of 8's on a Khi board.
      He started pot control on the turn and ran into KK.

      Then he got QQ vs Psychobenny.
      Again he played for pot control during the whole hand and again he ran into KK.

      Then he lost another pot with AKs as well. He tried to catch a bluff on the river with Ahi since there was no flop&turn action. He ran into the rivered nuts which was the wrong part of the polarised range.