Ricardo Manquant Wins 2013 WPT Marrakech For $172k

Ricardo Manquant Wins 2013 WPT Marrakech For $172kRicardo Manquant has won the 2013 WPT Marrakech Poker Open,  after besting a field of 465 players over four days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the €127,273 ($171,921) first-place-prize. Incredibly, the Frenchman only cashed in at his first live tournament in 2012, and after his latest victory at the Casino de Marrakechin Morocco, now boasts an impressive $320,100 in winnings.
The €1,500 Main Event created a prize pool worth €598,909 ($809,009), and amongst the big names entering the tournament were US pros Michael Mizrachi and November Niner Mark Newhouse. However, the biggest names to then reach a cash spot was Yoran Kerignard (33rd), Gaëtan Gorlier (30th), Anthony Picault (25th), Paul-François Tedeschi (24th), Mesbah Guerfi (21st), Sébastien Account (16th), and Anthony Rodrigues (13th).
After the final table of eight was set, Ricardo Manquant would eventually progress through to heads-up play, where he faced-off against Christophe Le Bellec. An hour of action would then ensue before the defining hand was played with Le Bellec (7d-7h) and Manquant (As-5s) all-in on a 3c-Ks-6s flop. The Qs on the turn subsequently consigned Le Bellec to a runner-up finish worth €81,818 ($110,520), while Ricardo Manquant was crowned the 2013 WPT Marrakech Poker Open champion.
Final Table Results:
1. Ricardo Manquant €125 000
2. Christophe Le Bellec €80,200
3. Khalil Souara €53,500
4. Romain Matteoli €37,900
5. Roland Rozel €30,300
6. Rachid Arbaoui €24,500
7. Rémi Marrale €19,100
8. Omar Al Qarda €14,200

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