Said El-Yousfi Leads 33 Day 1a Survivors

Ladies and gents, that is your Day 1a lot!

The insanely luxurious Mazagan resort here in Morocco today welcomed our first flight of contenders for the 5,500 + 500 MAD buy-in Main Event. A rebuy-happy field comprising 115 entries was reduced over the course of 12 levels to 33 players.

In the lead is recent WSOP Global Casino Championship winner Said El-Yousfi (pictured) on 272,000 – head and shoulders above the next biggest stack, Hans Christian Fjaervoll on 202,900. Other chip counts of note include last year’s runner up Soufiane Ouadoudy (150,100), Mateusz Moolhuizen (136,300), David Lappin (99,000) and Rauno Tahvonen (84,100).

Tomorrow’s Day 1b is likely to be considerably busier than today, what with the weekend approaching and the high likelihood of many of today’s casualties exercising their right to rebuy and take another shot at the 1,500,000 MAD guaranteed Main Event. As always, registration will remain open right up until the start of Day 2. Should the worst happen and a late rebuy to the Main Event not appeal, tomorrow’s schedule also includes the 1,000 + 100 MAD MPNPT Win The Button event at 7pm, and a 1,000 + 100 MAD R/A supersat to the High Roller event at 9pm.

The Main Event begins tomorrow at the earlier time of 1pm – until then, to the bar!

Full chip counts:

Said El Yousfi 272,000
Hans Christian Fjaervoll 202,900
Morgan Lechatellier 165,300
Aymane Bouhlal 150,700
Soufiane Ouadoudy 150,100
Samir Beldjoudi 145,100
Mateusz Moolhuizen 136,300
Abdelouahab Zizi 128,900
Ahmed Loukah 123,300
Kalle Saar 120,700
Houssine Lahlou 119,300
Lehar Linno 111,200
Imad Jerrari 110,500
Antti Halme 109,300
Hassane Ejjahed 105,500
Jilali Sadate 104,300
Moise Halioua 103,700
Fahd Belhadfa 103,400
David Lappin 99,000
Steinar Knutsen 92,900
Rauno Tahvonen 84,100
Alaeddine Hakika 76,000
Kalle Suvi 75,700
Mehdi Amine El Hassani 75,000
Annette O’Carroll 73,900
Karim Kennou 73,200
Abdelmajid Essafi 68,600
Hamid Radouane 64,700
Chavdar Yanev 59,400
Anton Lyaskov 51,800
Elmadani Hamamsi 48,300
Mehdi El Tabirou 30,600
Taoufik Ouirini 25,100

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