MSS Main Event: Choi Jaeki bags big at Day 1A; 22 advance out of 144 entries

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The 17th installment of the highly anticipated Manila Super Series concluded its first flight of the Main Event featuring a PHP 3,000,000 (~US$ 53,320) guarantee. Held at the PokerStars LIVE hub in Okada Manila, a total of 144 entered across ten levels. Among the participants were WSOP bracelet holder, Mike Takayama, and Singaporean pro, Norbert Koh. Both players bagged up very healthy stacks however overshadowing the pack was Choi Jaeki who stormed to the top after a shocking runner runner flush.

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Choi Jaeki

Day 1A closed at ITM of 22 players, which was 15# of the field, For a comprehensive recap of the exciting action, head to the Main Event Day 1A live updates provided by SMP.

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On a flop 10d8h8c and 20,000 in the middle, under the gun checks, button Choi Jaeki overbets 30,000, utg shoves which doesn’t scare Choi and calls. Choi opens Qc9c gutshot, ugt has Kd8d trips. The turn Ac and river 3c is a runner runner flush for Choi to clean one out in brutal fashion.

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Players can still secure their spot with the qualifiers via the next entry flight, Day 1B, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 1, starting at 1pm. Whether you are a seasoned poker player or an avid fan of the game, the Manila Super Series is a perfect weekend thrill that awards the champion an iconic PokerStars spade trophy, Buy in is PHP 15,000. Unlimited re-entry is available until the start of Level 11.


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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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