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Red Dragon Manila: 669 entries in the Main Event; Hwany Lee chip leader; Campomanes wins Platinum Pass

Red Dragon Manila Main Event gathers 669 entries, ₱13,815,070 (US$270,183) up top

The first ever Red Dragon Main Event held in the Philippines drew a total of 669 entries from its three starting flights that occurred this past Monday and Tuesday (January 6 and 7) at Okada Manila.

Okada Manila – Photo PokerStars

The large number of entries of both locals and foreigners in this ₱50M-guaranteed event resulted in a whopping ₱64,244,070 (US$1,263,104) prize pool.

The top 81 players are ensured of in-the-money spots while the event champion takes the top prize of ₱13,815,070 (US$270,183).

Red Dragon Main Event – Top 10 Payouts

1 –  ₱13,815,070 (US$270,183)
2 –  ₱8,557,000
3 – ₱5,300,000
4 – ₱4,015,000
5 – ₱2,730,000
6 – ₱2,088,000
7 – ₱1,735,000
8 – ₱1,445,000
9 – ₱1,221,000
10 – ₱1,028,000

As of today the prestigious Red Dragon have previously held 30 Main Events since 2008. The current ongoing event is the first ever Red Dragon Series to be held in the Philippines.

Hwany Lee leads Day 2

Hwany Lee (Korea) ended his Red Dragon Main Event Day 1b conquest as chip leader with 303,500 in his stack. Although it’s also worth noting that Lee only has slight lead over fellow Korean, Jehun Hong who amassed an impressive 303,000 chip stack. Lee’s strong efforts are rewarded since he will be returning to Day 2 as overall chip leader of the tournament.

Notable players who were able to make it through Day 1b were tournament local specialist Richard “Hot Sauce” Marquez (110,500), APPT Main Event Champion Flo Campomanes (202,000) and former Red Dragon champion Alan Lau (196,000).

 Start of Day 2 Top 10 Players

1 – Hwany Lee 303,500
2 – Jehun Hong 303,000
3 – Hainan Li 251,500
4 – Chao Liu 246,000
5 – Oerjan Skommo 243,500
6 – Yoo Gyeong Tae 232,000
7 – Zeyu Zhang 228,000
8 – Kyung Sik Jung 225,000
9 – Ankit Ahuja 223,000
10 – Lester Edoc 221,000

Florencio Campomanes wins First Platinum Pass of 2020

Florencio Campomanes

Luck is currently on the side of APPT Main Event Champion, Florencio Campomanes as he wins the first Platinum Pass of 2020 at the Red Dragon Series Manila. The Platinum Pass was awarded as a flip out among players making it to Day 2 of the Main Event.

One Platinum Pass is approximately worth US$30,000. It’s a package that includes a €22,500 Buy-in to PSPC 2020 event, one-week hotel accommodation for 2 in a 5-star Barcelona Hotel, Airport transfer fees, Bespoke PSPC Merchandise and €1,250 for Platinum Pass winner’s expenses during the event.

Campomanes is the 4th Filipino player who won a Platinum Pass from a major tournament series.

Winners emerge from Red Dragon Series Side Events

Event #10 Turbo NLH ₱20,000 – Winner: Anson Fuk On Wong 

Anson Fuk On Wong – Photo PokerStars

Anson Wong (China) takes down Red Dragon Series Manila Event #10 Turbo –NLH for ₱346,520 (US$6,825.96) after a deal made during their heads-up battle between him and the runner-up Jae Kyung Sim (South Korea). Sim was able to bag ₱297,700 (US$5,861.89) for his second place finish.

Final Table payouts

1 –  Anson Fuk On Wong – (China) – ₱346,520  (US$6,825.96)
2 – Jae Kyung Sim – (South Korea) – ₱297,700
3 – Yuwen Pan – (China) – ₱171,800
4 – Kwanbum Seo –  (South Korea) – ₱143,200
5 – Christopher Charles Bailey – (Canada) – ₱114,500
6 – Dong Chen – (China) – ₱100,200
7 – Junyeob Song – (South Korea) – ₱85,900
8 – Yozo Nomura – (Japan) – ₱71,600
9 – Luis Antonio Perez (Peru) – ₱57,300

Event #6 Turbo NLH ₱20,000 – Winner: Sandro Bruni 

Sandro Bruni – Photo PokerStars

Local tournament grinder Sandro Bruni (Philippines) emerged victorious at Red Dragon Series Event #6 ₱20,000 Turbo-NLH. Bruni took home top money prize of ₱368,880 for his first place finish. No deal was made to alter tournament payouts.

Final Table payouts

1 Sandro Bruni (Philippines) ₱368,880
2 Yake Wu (China) ₱245,000
3 Takeshi Takahashi (Japan) ₱163,000
4 George Lim Salud (Philippines) ₱136,000
5 Edilberto Jr Dizon Atienza (Philippines) ₱109,000
6 Quan Zhou (China) ₱95,000
7 William Chan (Hong Kong) ₱82,000
8 Jaegwang Kim (South Korea) ₱68,000
9 Fuk On Wong (China) ₱54,000

Event #5 ₱50,000 DeepStack-NLH-Freezeout – Winner: Chris Yeow Chung Chong

Chris Yeow Chung Chong – Photo PokerStars

Chris Chong (Singapore) topped a field of 136 entries and conquered Red Dragon Manila Series’ Event #5: ₱50,000 DeepStack-NLH-Freezeout for a whopping top prize of ₱1,543,400 (US$30,387). Chong was able to secure the lion share of the ₱5,936,400 (US$116,880) prize pool of the event. Stephen Nathan (United Kingdom) came in as runner up and took home ₱1,039,000 for his second place finish.

Final Table payouts

1 – Chris Yeow Chung Chong – (Singapore) ₱1,543,400 (US$30,387)
2 – Stephen Nathan – (United Kingdom) – ₱1,039,000
3 – Ngoc Anh Cao – (Vietnam) – ₱683,000
4 – Vincent Kwun Ngai Li (Hong Kong) – ₱534,000
5 – Junyeob Song – (South Korea) – ₱416,000
6 – Soo Jo Kim – (South Korea) – ₱356,000
7 – Dengke Yang – (China) – ₱297,000
8 – Ting Yi Tsai – (Taiwan) – ₱237,000
9 – Terry Alindada Gonzaga – (Philippines) – ₱178,000

Stay tuned with Somuchpoker for daily updates from the Red Dragon Series 2020 Manila.


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