WPT Marrakech draws over 400

Christophe Savary
WPT Marrakech champ Christophe Savary.

The relatively unknown Christophe Savary beat a surprisingly strong final table to win WPT Marrakech for €379,515 this weekend.

The Donnacha O'Dea, one of the pioneers of Irish poker and the first player inducted into the European Poker Hall of Fame.

O'Dea did his best to do the family name proud, getting it in good heads-up with A 3 on an ace-high flop, only to have Savary turn a straight to take the title.

WPT Marrakech marked yet another effort by the tour to increase their global presence with events in Venice, Cyprus and Barcelona already this year.

Next up for the WPT is the annual Fest al Lago event at Bellagio in Las Vegas beginning Wednesday Oct. 21.

Here are the complete final table payouts:

1. Christophe Savary - 379,014

2. Eoghan O'Dea - 263,662

3. Ludovic Lacay - 164,789

4. Julien Arneodo - 105,465

5. Adrian Marin - 72,507

6. Benny Spindler - 56,028

7. Patrick Meurisse - 42,845

8. Balazs Botnod - 34,606

9. Hicham Benhalima - 28,014

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