2016 Marrakech Poker Open goes to Portuguese Pro Henrique Pinho

By | March 21, 2016

Henrique Pinho Wins 2016 Marrakech Poker OpenHenrique Pinho of Portugal won the prestigious 2016 Marrakech Poker Open and collected €35,800 ($40,400) as first prize money. This is the largest win by the Portuguese player in his career, which takes him to an elite club of $200,000 as total earning.The Portuguese pro defeated Patrick Groppi of France, who did played well and took home €32,100($36,250).

The third and final day of the tournament attracted 220 entrants and it took almost eight hours to determine a winner and ultimately it goes to Pinho, who played like a champ sine the game started.

Here are the final table details for 2016 Marrakech Poker Open:-

  • The first prize of the event goes to Henrique Pinho of Portugal who carried away with $40,400.
  • Patrick Groppi of France was the runner up at the event and collected $36,250 as prize.
  • Fahd of Morocco booked for third position and got an amount of $15,400.
  • Another Frenchman Abdenbi Abida booked for fourth position for amount $15,400.
  • The fifth place of the event belongs to Mathieu Papineau of France who took home $11,400.
  • Ali Mechiche of Morocco booked for sixth place with an amount takes home $8,900.
  • Whereas the seventh and eighth position belongs to Michael van der Ghinst of Belgium, who took home $7,250, and Mathieu Biague of France who collected $5,700 or (€5,050), as his share.

Before this win Pinho has had an income of €20,000 playing at 2011 European Poker tour for buy in €5,300 and he then secured 20th position among many.

The first elimination was of Mathieu Biague after ten hands of game took place, he secured eighth place for $5,700, +and just after his removal another player named Michael van der Ghinst of Belgium hit the rail and takes down $7,250.