Poker Dream Manila: White Horse Cup Short Deck SHR race to the crown today; Christopher Mateo, Rene Van Krevelen, Seungsoo Jeon, Sang Won Song, Duhan Lee win trophies

Day 5 at Poker Dream Manila was filled with triumphs and defeats as a whopping five players walked away with trophies and the Short Deck Super High Roller – White Horse Cup – wrapped up with 6 players reaching the money round. Here’s a rundown of the action.

Poker Dream – ePlayer Guide

White Horse Cup Short Deck Super High Roller recap

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The White Horse Cup Short Deck Super High Roller PH₱ 55,000,000 (~US$ 1M) guaranteed was under the spotlight on Day 5 especially with everyone wondering who was going to cough up the staggering PH₱ 1,380,000 (~US$ 25,300) buy in. This was to be the first of its kind in the Philippines since Triton several years back. 

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Wai Kin Yong

When the players streamed in, among them were Super High Roller gurus and enthusiasts such as triple crown Triton champion Wai Kin Yong, Triton founder Richard Yong, WSOP Online champion Paul Teoh, pros Nobuaki Sasaki and Wai Kiat Lee. At the close of registration, there were 41 entries, and by the end of Day 1 scheduled play, six remained led by Poker Dream founder Winfred Yu.

Read up on the Day 1 action and the upcoming Final Day play via the SMP Live Updates.

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Final 6 by chip rank

1 Winfred Yu Hong Kong 4,610,000
2 Danny Tang UK 2,300,000
3 Jun Yap Malaysia 1,860,000
4 Ming Hong Teoh Malaysia 1,440,000
5 Paul Phua Malaysia 1,315,000
6 Chen Ming Kong Malaysia 775,000

Poker Dream – ePlayer Guide

Christopher Mateo wins the Crazy Weekend

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Christopher Mateo

Lower tiered buy in events, especially those with multiple entry days are the most popular, and it was no different for the Crazy Weekend with 309 entries over two starting days. 47 players advanced to Day 2 led by Lee Wee Liew who topped Day 1B. Liew went on to finish in 20th place.

Entering the final table, local player Richard Tolentino was the one to catch and who’s luck players hoped to break down. A couple of Tolentino’s exciting moments was spiking  a gutshot on the river to knock out Yehonatan Behor in 14th place. He also delivered a double knockout at the final  table.

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Richard Tolentino

Despite Tolentino’s momentum, it wasn’t enough to match the prowess of Filipino pro Christopher Mateo who went on to close it out for a payout of PHP 1,070,000 (~US$ 19,300). This was just another title added to his long list of victories both in the Philippines and abroad.

Relive the action via the SMP Live Updates and via the recorded Final Table livestream on the Poker Dream facebook page.

Buy in: PH₱ 25,000 (~US$ 460)
Entries: 309
Prize pool: PH₱ 6,722,100 (~US$ 120,670
ITM / Final Day: 47 players

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Final Table payouts

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PHP
1 Christopher Mateo Philippines 1,071,000
2 Jose Colada Iii Philippines 1,071,000
3 Lloyd Locsin Philippines 623,000
4 Richard Tolentino Philippines 504,000
5 Jukka Tjarvinen Finland 397,000
6 Jeongmin Park Korea 303,900
7 Raymundo Gomez Jr Philippines 223,000
8 Edmil Marcelo Philippines 164,000
9 Jayvon Carreon Philippines 134,500

Other Winners:

Seungsoo Jeon wins NLH Turbo

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Seungsoo Jeon

Buy in: PH₱ 15,000 (~US$ 275)
Entries: 22
Prize pool: PH₱ 288,090 (~US$ 5,190)
ITM: 4
Champion: Seungsoo Jeon – Korea – PH₱ 121,000 (~US$ 2,180)

Rene Van Krevelen dominates another Short Deck High Roller event

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Rene Van Krevelen

Buy in: PH₱ 280,000 (~US$ 5,140)
Entries: 28
Prize pool: PH₱ 6,746,544 (~US$ 121,570)
ITM: 5

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PHP
1 Rene Van Krevelen Netherlands 2,495,000
2 Ewe Eng Siang Malaysia 1,720,544
3 Wai Kiat Lee Malaysia 1,097,000
4 Ivan Ermin Russia 793,000
5 Kim Wah Ng Hong Kong 641,000

Sang Won Song holds his head high at the KO Bounty Turbo

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Sang Won Song

Buy in: PH₱ 15,000 (~US$ 275)
Entries: 47
Prize pool: PH₱ 366,788 (~US$ 6,610)
Bounty pool: PH₱ 235,000 (~US$ 4,235)
ITM: 6 places

*Payouts do not include bounties

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PHP
1 Sang Won Song Korea 124,800
2 Marvin Sumendap Indonesia 85,888
3 Marcuss Liow Australia 55,100
4 Ma Annunciata Trangco Philippines 42,200
5 Lester Edoc Philippines 33,100
6 Jimmy Johan Philippines 25,700

Duhan Lee wins the Flipout event

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Duhan Lee

Buy in: PH₱ 5,000 (~US$ 90)
Entries: 20
Prize pool: PH₱ 85,360 (~US$ 1,540)
ITM: 2 places

Champion: Duhan Lee – PHP 42,680
2nd: Sandro Bruni – PHP 42,680
*Heads up even chop

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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