Tuesday 16th May, 2017

Sonny Franco wins Unibet DSO Marrakech

By Mad Harper

French pro Sonny Franco has won the Unibet DeepStack Open Marrakech which took place at the weekend at Grand Casino La Mamounia.

The next Unibet Deepstack Open is in popular Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in Spain from June 22-25. For its first summer tournament, Unibet DeepStack Open returns to Gran Casino Costa Brava for a weekend of poker, parties and sun-drenched beaches. With an average 300 players on previous years, the Unibet Summer Break event promises a great turnout!

 

Marrkech regular Sonny Franco took down the event for 100,000 dirhams after cutting a three-way deal with Belgian runner-up Pieyre Maggi and the serial Moroccan player Anas Tadini. Franco’s victory comes only a few weeks after he won his second WSOP Circuit event, confirming his nickname of the “small prince of Morocco”. He also had a deep run in the PokerStars National Championship in Monte Carlo, finishing 11th for €12,000. His best cashes to date include runner-up in the Belgian Poker Challenge in Namur in 2015 for €85,297 and third at FPS Lille the same year for €60,100. His total live tournament winnings now amount to close to $650k.

 

There were 94 entries in total in Marrakech over three start flights, creating a prize pool of close to 500,000 dirhams, with 11 players finishing in the money. The next Unibet Deepstack Open is in popular Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in Spain from June 22-25.
 

Winner Sonny Franco 100,000MAD
Runner-up Pieyre Maggi 92,000MAD
3rd Anas Tadini 92,000MAD
4th Abdel El Moutaouakil 47,500MAD
5th Zakaria Albizane 37,500MAD
6th Yann Bouzounie 29,200MAD
7th Rhomary Driss 22,000MAD
8th David Sachsich 18,000MAD
9th Maurice Ciana 15,000MAD
10th Bastien Jehanno 13 00MAD
11th Florence Mazet 13,000MAD

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Whether you're a recreational player or poker pro, Unibet’s DeepStack Open events offer a wonderful and affordable poker trip. All the destinations have been carefully chosen to make sure they’re easy to get to and hosted in venues offering a highly professional poker environment.

 

The rest of the year’s schedule includes festivals in the popular Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in Spain (June 22-25) and a trip to one of Europe’s liveliest poker destinations, Malta, from July 27-30, USDO Gujan Mestras in August and UDSO Vienna in September.