20 players remaining at the RVS CUP Main Event

It is getting down to the wire at the Metro Card Club’s biggest event of the year, the RVS CUP 2016 Philippine Poker Championship, with Day 2 of the Main Event wrapping up late last night.

Chip leaders

Out of the 133 players that returned to the felt, only 20 remained with Robert Cheng as the leader with 1,514,500 in chips followed by Euryd Rivera with 1,034,500.

Robert Cheng – Photo Deejay Ruperto, Courtesy of Metro

While not much is known about Cheng, Rivera is an avid cash game player with several poker tournaments cashes and trophies under his belt. In September 2015, he won the PokerStars Live Manila Megastack 3.

Euryd Rivera – Photo Deejay Ruperto, Courtesy of Metro

Taking the third spot in the chip rung was Day 1A chip leader, Michael De Leon. De Leon is a familiar face in the Filipino circuit having been around for several years. Back in March, he won the PokerStars Live Manila P1M Guaranteed Main Event. At the ongoing RVS Cup 2016, De Leon was the first player to enter the seven-digit chip range but after a run in with Cheng, his stack fell below to finish in third with a healthy 901,500 in chips.

Another player causing some major damage at the felt was Anacleto Quijano. Quijano came in second at the PokerStars Live Manila Megastack 4 late last year. He finished the day in the fourth spot with 888k in chips. Rounding out the top five leaders was Alvin Chio with 743,500.


Day 2 started with some notables hitting the rail early, among them were RVS Cup 2014 champion poker pro Lester Edoc, In Chul Sin, Brian Sombero, Flo Campomanes, Emman Segismundo, and Jojo Ledina who came in with the second largest stack.

As the day wore on, the heat turned up a couple of notches with pros Renato Villanueva, JC Sayo, and Jessie Leonarez all sneaking into the money round before getting dusted. For the day’s entering chip leader, Rosemarie Aquino, she too ran deep in the money but could not repeat her Day 1 performance and was sent packing by poker pro Terry Gonzaga.

The final day of the Main Event resumes tomorrow with players gunning for the first place prize of P1,500,000 (US$30,202). We will have a winner’s story as soon as it concludes.

Article by Triccia David

List of remaining players
Robert Cheng 1,541,500
Euryd Rivera 1,039,500
Mike De Leon 901,500
Anacleto Quijano 884,500
Alvin Chio 743,500
Robert Bravo 692,000
Gerald Casey 648,000
Danilo Javier 627,000
Jolas Guerrero 532,000
Terry Gonzaga 491,000
Kim Ian Chi 459,000
Reynaldo Aguilar 437,000
Ivan Lato 421,000
Czardy Rivera 419,000
Roque Lima 289,500
Joven Huerto 260,000
Trifie Montebon 235,000
Byun Choul Seung 218,000
Joseroy Jeremias 200,000
Naveen Tiruvalluri 132,000

Payouts 21st-27th – P27,000 each
21st John Tech
22nd Brando Ignacio
23rd Edward Penaflorida
24th Mc Yeldarb Mantos
25th Rey Concepcion
26th Aaron Lee
27th Moses Saquing

Payouts 28th-36th – P22,500 each
28th Rodel Cameros
29th David Cruz
30th Rosemarie Aquino
31st Jose Federico Dy
32nd Alex Lai
33rd Christopher Senapilo
34th Jessie Leonarez
35th Emmanuel Gomez
36th JC Sayo

Payouts 37th-56th – P18,000
37th Anna Bajas
38th Jerry Aloro
39th Bertrand Ortiz
40th Sean Lloyd Poncia
41st Renato Villanueva Jr.
42nd Benjie Ramos
43rd Randy Boone
44th Edwin Marzan
45th Ellezer Castillo
46th Rommel Vasquez
47th Jonathan Argamosa
48th Carl Bryan
49th Roy Arellano
50th Mario Ng
51st Alvir Inocentes
52nd Rebel Magdagasang
53rd Yul Maravilla
54th Gia Guison
55th Tyrone Lim
56th Kenneth Anzano

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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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