Poker Dream Manila: Second win for Christopher Mateo; Jiaqi He ships Big Bounty; Yuta Kitazumi tops Mystery Bounty Day 1A

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Poker Dream Manila crossed the halfway mark with Day 6 of games in the books. The event has been ongoing since April 26 and will run through May 7 at Newport World Resorts. Several big stories emerged, Winfred Yu clinched the featured White Horse Cup Short Deck SHR, make sure to read up on his win via the link provided.

Winfred Yu wins the White Horse Cup

Over at the side games, Christopher Mateo lifted his second title at the NLH Turbo. Mateo was the first two-time champion of the ongoing series. At the Big Bounty, Jiaqi He shipped it, and over at the Mystery Bounty, 118 poured in for Day 1A with 18 advancing to the final day. Here are the results.

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Mystery Bounty Day 1A results

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Yuta Kitazumi

The Mystery Bounty was the hottest item of the day with 118 signing up for a chance at the PHP 5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. Just under ten hours in, the bubble burst with Jinlong Hu’s JcJs standing firm against a player’s overcards KhQs. Hu bagged up the heat’s 8th largest stack. Topping the counts was Japan’s Yuta Kitazumi with 425,000.

Buy in: PH₱ 36,000 (~US$ 36,000)
Guarantee: PH₱ 5,000,000 (~US$ 90,240)
Day 1A: 118 entries

End of Day 1A – 18 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Yuta Kitazumi Japan 425,000
2 Wai Keong Yong Malaysia 358,000
3 Tian Yu Lee Taiwan 324,000
4 Lijun Zhang China 286,000
5 Masashi Yoshikawa Japan 270,000
6 Xiyu Xie China 241,000
7 Jason Kyle Magbanua Philippines 240,000
8 Jinlong Hu China 212,000
9 Yin Liu China 187,000
10 Lloyd Locsin Philippines 163,000
11 Hou Hyin Bryan Khoo Malaysia 148,000
12 I Hsuan Liu Taiwan 145,000
13 Joseph Sia Philippines 119,000
14 Tor Anton Welo Norway 113,000
15 Suya Lee Korea 100,000
16 Long Meng China 95,000
17 Edgar Asehan Jr. Philippines 79,000
18 Joseph Magnotti USA 43,000

Mystery Bounty continues with Day 1B kicking off at 3pm on Tuesday, May 2. This is the last chance to join this event.

Christopher Mateo becomes first two-time champion

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Filipino pro Christopher Mateo is on fire! Two days prior, he shipped the Crazy Weekend event then last night, he won the NLH Turbo. Mateo is the first two-time side event champion of the series. His latest win earned him PH₱ 200,384 (~US$ 3,615) for a combined PH₱ 1,271,384 (~US$ 22,940). 

Buy in: PH₱ 15,000 (~US$ 275)
Entries: 46
Prize pool: PH₱ 588,984 (~US$ 10,630)
ITM: 6 places

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PH₱
1 Christopher Mateo Philippines 200,384
2 Tin Lam Wong Hong Kong 138,000
3 Lee Wee Liew Malaysia 88,400
4 Maggy Mae Domingo Cenon Philippines 67,800
5 Teng Kah Yew Malaysia 53,100
6 Sungkyu Jeon Korea, South 41,300

Jiaqi He wins the Big Bounty

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Buy in: PH₱ 27,000 (~US$ 550)
Entries: 97
Prize pool: PH₱ 1,085,430
Bounty pool: PH₱ 1,455,000
ITM: 13 places

*Bounty prizes not included

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PH₱
1 Jiaqi He China 288,000
2 Alfredo Boligor Philippines 200,000
3 Masashi Yoshikawa Japan 132,330
4 Richard Nakila Philippines 103,700
5 Sandro Bruni Italy 83,600
6 Thijs Ar Hilberts Netherlands 65,200
7 Andrew Desmarais USA 51,600
8 Bell John Perez Philippines 40,200
9 Seung Hun Han Korea 30,400
10 Wai Keong Yong Malaysia 23,400
11 Jonald Garcia Philippines 23,400
12 Ellezer Jose Castillo Philippines 21,800
13 Yosuke Sanehira Japan 21,800
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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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