Live Ticker: WPT Marrakech Main Event

    • EliasVeritas
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      Goodafternoon everyone!

      15 minutes until the start of the WPT Marrakech Main Event.

      So everyone has been asking me, how is Marrakech?
      And you know, not that I would ever want to live here, but I do like it here.

      Things are a little bit crazy though.
      Remember I compared London traffic to Barcelona traffic.
      Here the rules are pretty simple. You can drive, ride walk wherever you want, and just try not to hit anyone or to get hit by anything.
      Special rule: If you're a taxi driver you have to honk the horn at least once every 10 seconds.

      In Marrakech, you have to discuss prices everywhere. If you don't do this you will get ripped off pretty bad.
      The trick is to say a ridiculously low price and then act like you're unhappy, but willing to settle for a normal price.
      Of course they do the same thing but then the other way around so whoever names a price first is basically the winner.
      Which means if you have no idea what something is worth, then you're in trouble. Pretty smart system, but I think I'm to friendly for this.

      When you exit the casino at night children will hump your leg trying to sell a plastic rose for 1 dirham (0.09c).
      If they don't get anything they run back to their mother who then starts to shout at either her child or at you.
      I think Belgium, or Germany is a very good place to be born. :)

      That's it for now.
      See you in 15 minutes.
  • 189 replies
    • Leo
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      Good luck and have fun!
    • calimero1981
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      Nice intro and nice picture! GL
    • EliasVeritas
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      Great!

      I don't have internet. Everyone in the press room has internet and mine doesn't work.
      Luckily I'm from the big and important PokerStrategy so someone's really doing everything he can to try and fix it for me.

      I'm at someone else his computer now (a mac actually).
      I hope I get internet soon, looks like they're bringing me a cable now.

      Hang in there!
    • EliasVeritas
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      Still no internet...

      This is so bad!

      Seems a lot of people were having problems but they were able to fix it in a matter of minutes. They gave up on me after an hour...

      Let's hope the players run better than I do today.

      I'll keep looking for a solution.
    • nafar84
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      It is also called the "Red City" because all the buildings are in red. Among other Moroccan cities, it is best known for its nightlife. Very true about the traffic & price "wars" :D
      Hope you guys enjoy your stay here and best of luck in taking down the ME!
    • EliasVeritas
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      Alright guys I'm online!

      They set up a whole new network just for me. :D

      ...


      SHOWTIME!
    • EliasVeritas
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      WPT Marrakech Main Event

      Buy In: 4,500e
      Starting Stack: 20k
      Starting blinds: 25/50

      Players in the field:

      Team PokerStrategy.com member Tim "Nazgul" Kahlmeyer
      Team PokerStrategy.com member Moritz "Trader" Schmejkal

      Benjamin "PsychoBenny" Spindler
      Dominik "AceOnTheRiver" Nitsche
      Fabian "Fabstinho" Quoss
      Konstantin "Bongbob" Bücherl
      Nasr "hierkommtdiemaus" El Nasr
    • EliasVeritas
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      Nazgul busted...

      First he flats an openraise with 88.
      Flop is: 844

      Openraiser checks
      Nazgul bets
      villain calls

      Turn 5

      Villain bets
      Nazgul raises
      Villain calls

      River 6

      Villain checks
      Nazgul bets
      Villain check/raises all in
      Nazgul calls

      Villain shows 44 for flopped quads.

      Nazgul had him covered and so he still had some chips left.
      He went all in with AK vs QQ.
      Two queens on the flop made sure Nazgul was drawing dead.

      Tim: "What can I do? I got quaddoozled"
    • EliasVeritas
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      I'm working on uploading some pictures now but first I'm gonna have a talk with the players during the break.

      I couldn't find any free power slots anymore so I just pulled out a fan to rechrage my laptop. I hope noone notices it cause it's so hot in here. I think they're gonna lynch me if they find out.
    • NickParkes
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      Good luck to the guys playing in the event! Is there any live streaming for this event?
    • EliasVeritas
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      Chipcounts after level 2

      Blinds are now: 75/150
      Average: 21.4k
      Players left: 388/416

      Trader: 20k
      Nazgul: busted

      Benny: 22k
      Bongbob: 20.8k
      AceOnTheRiver: 8k
      Fabstinho: 6k
      Nasr El Nasr: unknown

      Bongbob: "Yeey I'm up"
      Fabstinho: "I haven't won a single hand in Marrakech"
      Trader: "Down to 10k, up to 20k"
      AceOnTheRiver: "I suck!"

      I will announce the prize pool as soon as late registration ends.
    • EliasVeritas
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      Benny is a little bit up again, he has about 20BB now.
      They're going on break in 10 min.
      Half of the field, including Benny & Tobias, is going on a 60 minute dinner break then.

      See you guys after!
    • budzior
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      Wooooooooooooooooow, she is so hot!
    • superjunk
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      Originally posted by budzior
      Wooooooooooooooooow, she is so hot!
      2

      More pics please :D
    • EliasVeritas
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      Late registration is closed and we have 416 entrants

      Prizepool: 18,720,000 DH or 1,641,477.32 EUR
      First prize: 4,305,600 DH or 377,539.78 EUR

      So far no more busto's. Our players don't really seem impressed by the skill level of the players they're up again. So far nobody's really up though. Just a matter of time before they get some good cards I guess.
    • EliasVeritas
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      Jees internet was gone again.
      Fortunately not for that long.
      Pics coming up!
    • EliasVeritas
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      AceOnTheRiver became 2nd in the High Roller event



      His table...



      Fabstinho's table



      PsychoBenny's table



      Trader's table



      Bongbob's table
    • EliasVeritas
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      I just walked past Bongbob's table and saw that he was in a hand.

      The river got dealt which made the board: J:s9:d3:c7:d4

      Villain instashoved all in. I'm not sure about the betsize but it seemed like a big amount to call.

      Bongbob took off the sunglasses, looked pretty focused and decided to call.

      The other guy mucked, tapped the table and walked away without even looking at Bongbob's hand.
      Dealer told Bongbob to turn over his hand and he showed KK.
      Someone at the table told him it was a good call because villain had been bluffing all the time.
    • EliasVeritas
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      Pretty exciting for me with internet going down after every post.
      It's back up now but if you guys wouldn't hear from me for a while, you know why.

      *goes out drinking*