|Jul 8 - 22, 2017||
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Championship (Event #73)
World Series of Poker, Las Vegas
Marc Rivera is a highly respected poker pro from the Philippines. He has spent years developing his poker knowledge at the cash game tables. This remains his key area of expertise, despite having a few tournament results dotted around over the last 6 years. Some of these results include some five figure scores.
Rivera picked up over US$10,000 for his first ever live tournament cash, when he finished 16th in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila Main Event in March 2010. In August of the following year, Rivera banked another US$6,740 having finished at 10th place in the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila Main Event.
In April 2012, he picked up his first ever tournament victory when he took 1st place in the APT Manila PLO Side Event for US$5,950. This was followed, 3 months after, with another victory in the APT Macau Deep Stack Turbo for US$12,568.
Several four figure scores followed, before he took home US$27,400 for 3rd place at the International Poker Open (IPO) Main Event in November 2015.
In 2017, Rivera finally cashed in a tournament outside the Asian region. In July of that year, Rivera placed 457th at the 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) Championship Main Event in Las Vegas.
He is one of the very few Filipinos who has ever made it In-the-Money for the most prestigious event in the industry.
Marc Rivera became a member of Poker King Club (PKC) Team Pro at the start of 2016. His most recent achievement of cashing in the WSOP proved that he has what it takes to make it both in tournaments and in cash games.
Read more about Marc Rivera on Somuchpoker
- February 27, 2016: Interview: Poker King Club Team Pro Marc Rivera
- February 5, 2016: Poker King Club announces the official Team PKC Manila 2016
- June 17, 2015: Online grinders: Marc “Guma” Rivera about playing poker for living