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Said El Yousfi Wins WSOP Global Casino Championship For $343,256

Said El Yousfi
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  • PG News August 13, 2016
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The second-last bracelet event, before the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table due in November, took place with the 2015/16 WSOP Global Casino Championship, which was part of the WSOP Circuit’s newly extended international stops, crowning a champion. Fittingly, an international player, Said El Yousfi (cover image) collected the title for a winning sum of $343,256 and his second piece of WSOP jewelry.

Yousfi made a double bonanza, as he wound his way into this event via a Casino Championship at Casino de Marrakech in Morocco. The WSOP Global Casino Championship features qualifiers for those who have won WSOP Circuit Main Events or collected enough points across various stops to make the cut. Players can also buy in directly for $10,000, provided they match the required specifications. This buy-in is rake-free and added to the guaranteed $1 million prize pool for the event.

The event drew 126 players generating a prize pool of $1,260,000, with the top 19 finishers making the money and some of these included Jon Turner, circuit cashes record-holder Doug “Rico” Carli, Justin Zaki, Jesse Martin, and Alex Rocha, all who exited before the final table.


Final Table Recap

After Joe Kuther busted Alex Rocha at seventh place, a final table began led by El Yousfi in the chip lead and four-time ring winner Josh Turner also having an equally huge stack.

Yousfi didn`t waste much time in eliminating Cody Pack at sixth place, with his with against the former’s with no ace forthcoming on the board. Pack was followed out a few hands later by Sean Small at fifth place and Kuether himself went out to Yasin Ahmady’s ace-ten, with his pocket deuces receiving no succor on the board. Kuether exited at fourth place.

Ahmady went on to eliminate Turner at third place, setting up heads up with Yousfi. Heads up began with Ahmady having a 2 to 1 lead against Yousfi and lasted almost an hour and half. The final hand saw Yousfi raising to 250,000, and Ahmady made the call from the big blind. Both went all-in on the flop .



The turn had the and the river opened , giving Yousfi a two pair and an ace kicker for the title and the bracelet. Yasin Ahmady made a runner up finish for $212,150.


Final Table Results

1. Said El-Yousfi – $343,256

2. Yasin Ahmady – $212,150

3. Josh Turner – $150,851

4. Joe Kuether – $109,192

5. Sean Small – $80,483

6. Cody Pack – $60,42

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