Arron Fletcher Wins 2017 WSOP International Circuit Marrakech Main Event ($140,224)


Arron Fletcher has won the 2017 WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Casino de Marrakech! The British player outlasted 510 others to claim the coveted gold WSOP Circuit Ring.

Fletcher took home an astonishing 1,400,000 MAD ($140,224) by winning this record setting event. Runner-up was Spain’s Pedro Rodero, who cashed 910,000 MAD ($91,146). Winner of the inaugural Main Event two years ago, Ricardo Manquant finished in 9th place.

23 hopefuls returned at 1 p.m. for the final day and continue their quest for WSOP glory. In the first level of the day, action started off furiously. For Jules Dickerson, Cheng Li, Thibault Saillard, Thierry Gogniat, Roland Rozal and Thomas Cristobal their hopes of capturing a WSOP ring got crushed in the early stages.

In the second level of the day, one of the most crucial hands of the day took place. Romain Lewis, who started the day second in chips, suddenly went out after losing two hands in a row. In the first hand he lost pocket eights against ace-ten, then Lewis got it in with pocket aces against Fletcher’s pocket tens. It was a pot big enough to give either winner the chip lead; a ten on the flop gave the pot and lead to Fletcher while Lewis headed for the exit. Needless to say, the monstrous pot was pivotal in Fletcher’s eventual success.

Selim Oulmekki, Hakim Hadj, Teresio Ciancanelli, Jaouad Berrada, Tsunamy and Vincent Mansour quickly followed Lewis to the exit. With ten players left, …

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