Arron Fletcher Triumphs at 2017 WSOPC Marrakech for $140,224

The 2017 WSOP International Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event was held at the Casino de Marrakech in Morocco, with 510 players entering the competition to create a prize pool worth 6,668,500 Morocco Dirham ($666,513). At the end of three days of action, it was UK player Arron Fletcher who would eventually triumph over the field to lift the title, and collect a first place prize of 1,400,000 MAD ($140,224).
On the tournament’s last day, 23 players returned to the arena, and following a slew of eliminations Pedro Jimenez exited as the final table bubble boy after running into the Royal Flush of Mika Kakkonen. However, the Finnish player ultimately bowed out in 5th place after his pocket fives fell to the A-K of Spain’s Pedro Rodero.
As four-handed play got underway, Arron Fletcher was the chip leader followed by Hamza NBaba, but the Moroccan player was subsequently sent to the rail in 4th place after getting all his chips in the middle holding A-K only to run into the pocket aces of Fletcher.
Soon after, Fernandez (J-8) was eliminated by Rodero (10-10) in 3rd place for $63,602, leaving Fletcher and Rodero to battle it out for top honors. As the heads-up phase of the competition got started, Fletcher held 11,575,000 in chips to his opponent’s 3,755,000 stack, equating to a roughly a 3:1 chip lead. Despite putting up a fierce fight, though, Rodero saw his stack gradually diminish before eventually calling an all-in holding Q-10. Unfortunately for him, Fletcher had an A-J, and after the dealer laid out a J-5-2-9-9 board, Pedro Rodero was awarded $91,146 for his hard-fought efforts.
Meanwhile, Arron Fletcher received the main event’s $140,224 first place prize, in the process boosting his career earnings to $189,752.
Final Table Results:
1: Arron Fletcher (UK) $140,224
2: Pedro Rodero (Spain) $91,146
3: Fernandez (Spain) $63,602
4: Hamza NBaba (Morocco) $46,574
5: Mika Kakkonen (Finland) $35,557
6: Julio Sanchez (Spain) $27,544
7: Mohamed El Bakkouri (France) $21,534
8: Matthias Widmann (Germany) $17,678
9: Ricardo Manquant (France) $15,324

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