MSS Main Event 17 richest in history, PHP 9.55 Million prize pool; 113 players advance to Day 2 led by Ricardo Singapan

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The heat was on at Day 1C of the Manila Super Series (MSS) 17 Main Event with 382 entries lighting up the felt at Okada Manila, Philippines. That headcount alone exceeded the combined turnout of the previous flights of 364. This brought the total Main Event attendance to 746 and with buy in at PHP 15,000 each, it set a new MSS record prize pool of PHP 9,551,784 (~US$ 170,918). Here are the numbers.

Date: May 29 to June 4, 2023
Buy in: PHP 15,000 (~US$ 270)
Guarantee: PHP 3,000,000 (~US$ 53,320)
Day 1A: 144 entries / 22 ITM
Day 1B: 220 entries / 33 ITM
Day 1C: 382 entries / 58 ITM
Total entries: 746
Prize pool: PHP 9,551,784 (~US$ 170,918)
ITM: 113 players

Day 1C closed with 58 players advancing to the next round. A total of 113 players are now guaranteed a piece of the bloated prize pool. Each one will earn a minimum PHP 23,000 (~US$ 411) however what they will be aiming for is a seat at the Final 9 table and the top prize of PHP 1,867,000 (~US$ 33,339).

Top 9 payouts

Place Payout in PHP Payout in USD
1 ₱1,867,000 33,339
2 ₱1,140,000 20,357
3 ₱765,000 13,661
4 ₱577,000 10,304
5 ₱457,500 8,170
6 ₱346,000 6,179
7 ₱248,500 4,438
8 ₱169,784 3,032
9 ₱134,500 2,402


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Ricardo Singapan

The player in the best position to take it deep is Ricardo Singapan who bagged the largest stack in Day 1C to enter Day 2 as overall chip leader. Singapan delivered the bubble by winning the flip with JcJs over AsKs. He also comes off a fresh win at the Poker Dream Manila Warm Up Event last month.

Top 10 entering Day 2

Ricardo Singapan 728,000
Jae Ki Choi 666,000
Edilberto Gopez 572,000
Alexis Cruz 539,000
Wai Sing Wilson 486,000
Richard Marquez 470,000
Cezar Quiambao 462,000
Jay Gerardo Lubas III 411,000
Zhiqiang Liu 399,000
Yun Rong Cheong 373,000

Past Winners

Also returning are past champions Mike Takayama (MSS 5) and Emmanuel Segismundo (MSS 3). Both players are seeking another shot at MSS glory.

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Mike Takayama
Emmanuel Segismundo
Emmanuel Segismundo

The Day 2 battle begins at 1pm on Saturday, June 3, 2023. For some of the thrilling action, make sure to follow the Live Updates on Somuchpoker.

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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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