Giacomo Fundaro, from Italy, became the champion of the 2012 World Poker Tour Mazagan last Saturday, outlasting a field of 146 players to win his first WPT title and $143,207 + a $25k seat in the WPT Championship at Bellagio in May, 2013.
Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Mazagan (Morocco) main event is running at the moment and there are 20 players left out of 146. The average stack is 219,000 and the chip leader is Frederic Brunet with 360,500 chips.
Gaelle Baumann, who finished 10th in the 2012 WSOP main event, was eliminated a while ago, but there are still some familiar faces left with the chance of winning the first prize of $168,207! Just to mention 3 of them: Champions Club Members Davidi Kitai and Guillaume Darcourt, and the winner of the 2011 WSOP HORSE Championship ($609,130): Fabrice Soulier.
CIRSA Gaming Corporation, the leading Spanish and Latin-American casino group, announced the creation of CIRSA Poker Tour (CPT) the other day. CPT will begin in 2013 and there will be four stops on the first season; 3 in Spain and 1 in Morocco. The first stop takes place at the Casino Cirsa Valencia from January 17 - 23.
The buy-in for the Main Event will be €1,100 + €100, but there will also other cheaper events starting from as litle as €75+€10. The most expensive Main Event (€3,000 + €300) on the CIRSA Poker Tour will also be played in Valencia but in November during the Valencia Cirsa Poker Tour Final. All Main Event winners on the tour will be guaranteed a seat in the final.
On Friday October 8th one of the most expensive live tournaments in the history of poker will take place at Es Saadi Casino in Marrakech, Morocco. The buy-in for the tournament is nothing less than $100,000 and there are 40 seats available - 10 seats are reserved for american poker pros. David Benyamine (highroller) and Michael Mizrachi (WSOP 2010 finalist) are two of the big names that have confirmed that they are attending.