Karim El Rharbaoui beats Patrick Renkers to title at France Poker Series Sunfest Mazagan

ps_news_thn.jpgKarim El Rharbaoui last weekend won the France Poker Series Mazagan Sunfest for MAD 505,000 ($59,443) beating French journeyman Richard Ekert and Dutch grinder Patrick Renkers into podium finishes.

Renkers would have fancied his chances at the final table given his experience and $313,216 in live tournament winnings. The Dutchman had been a chip leader at EPT Prague last season and ended up losing a large flip to bubble the final table in ninth.


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Patrick Renkers, bust in third

Tournament info
Buy-in: MAD 12,100
Game: NLHE
Players: 208
Prize pool: MAD 2,219,360

1. Karim El Rharbaoui, MAD 505,000*
2. Richard Ekert, MAD 390,000*
3. Patrick Renkers, MAD 210,000
4. Stephane Said, MAD 172,000
5. Renaud Lejal, MAD 145,000
6. Karaca Fedayi, MAD 120,000
7. Cathy Serrat, MAD 97,000
8. Antoine Pacaud, MAD 75,000
9. Abdelmajid Es Safi, MAD 55,360
10. Gilhem Delaporte, MAD 43,000
11. Mahdi Et Taribou, MAD 43,000
12. Mihails Morozovs, MAD 43,000
13. Franck Boyer, MAD 35,000
14. Yury Kerzhapkin, MAD 35,000
15. Benabdellah Brahim, MAD 35,000
16. Houssam Mohamed, MAD 28,000
17. Gouget Fabrice, MAD 28,000
18. Folshweiler Valentin, MAD 28,000
19. Lahlou Khalid, MAD 23,000
20. Pasqualini Jean Paul, MAD 23,000
21. Mertlisch Simon, MAD 23,000
22. Sahbani Chocri, MAD 21,000
23. Truche Leo, MAD 21,000
24. Hagenbeuk Bastian, MAD 21,000

*Denotes a two-way deal was made.
8.49 MAD to 1 US$

The next stop of the FPS is Paris where a €1,100 buy-in main event will take place 13-19 November. Qualify now online at PokerStars.

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