3M for 3K Recap: 301 entries for Day 1B, Korea dominates

PASAY CITY, Philippines—Korea’s Justin JaeWook Shin and Kim Tae Hyung made the biggest splash of the Day 1B competition, pacing the “Regular” field while poker veteran Martin Corpuz emerged as the chip-leader for the “Turbo” flight as 301 entries marked the second qualifying round of MIKES MILLIONAIRE MAKER: 3M for 3K tournament here.

A total of 215 entries braved the challenging Metro Manila traffic for their shot at the PhP1,000,000 grand prize plus a brand new car. 86 more entries completed the buy-ins for the evening salvo now bringing the total number of entries to this PhP3,000,000 guaranteed event to 721—which also includes the remote Day 1s held in the provinces of Pampanga and Cebu.

Lester Edoc & Richard Marquez ‘HotSauce”

Korea’s JaeWook Shin and Kim Tae Hyung made the biggest splash of the Day 1B ‘Regular”

In all, five Koreans were among the 29 runners who advanced to Day 2 with Shin and Kim grabbing the lion’s share of the chips in play.

Justin JaeWook Shin finished Level 15 with 218,000 in chips to snare the overall chip lead from the metropolis wars thus far, while Kim—who won the 2014 World Poker Tour (WPT) National Philippines Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) event—kept within striking distance with 174,500 in holdings. Local bet Richard Go placed third in the flight with 166,000.

Among the notable names who also barged into Day 2 —which happens on Sunday (August 21st)—were former two-time Asian Poker Tour (APT) champion Vic “Pokermax” de Guzman, Philippine poker “star maker” Jojo Bai and Canada’s Christopher Clark.

Martin Corpuz emerged as the chip-leader for the “Turbo” flight

In the night session, Corpuz picked his spots exquisitely and all but bullied the competition en route to 128,000—which is so far the biggest amount amassed in the Turbo flight.

Boyet Drilon and Florienco Campomanes

Corpuz, a former national champion and one of the men instrumental in bringing poker—in general—to the forefront in his days as a Las Vegas grinder alongside the likes of Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese and the rest of the American poker legends, was followed closely by unheralded Philip Badier (111,500) and 2M for 2K deep runner Jeffrey Caluma (107,000).

With a total of 84 runners through to Day 2, MIKES ROOM expects the usual last minute turnout to thicken in Day 1C this Saturday (August 20th) and are looking good to once again eclipse the 1,000 entry mark first breached by the 2M for 2K tournament last June wherein a record-shattering 1,403 entries made MIKES ROOM the toast of the Philippine poker industry.

Here are the combined total chip-counts from Day 1B

Justin JaeWook Shin KOR 218000
Kim Tae Hyung KOR 174500
Richard Go PHI 166000
Jonathan Ramos PHI 151000
Joseph Ty Sia PHI 133000
Tommy Kim Dung Hyun KOR 129000
Martin Corpuz* USA 128000
Philip Baider* PHI 111500
Jeffrey Caluma* PHI 107000
Richard Marquez* PHI 101500
Byung Il Park KOR 100500
Kaycelyn Roxas* PHI 98000
Ryan Maglasang PHI 97000
Allan Daypuyart PHI 95000
Cesar Corpuz PHI 89500
Bruce Fabillaran PHI 80000
Debbie Olais* PHI 76000
Jun Sacote PHI 75000
Ep Chantengco* PHI 61500
Flo Campomanes* PHI 61000
Dell Bondad PHI 57500
Digno Camacho PHI 53500
JR “Gambit” Clores PHI 52500
Darwin Santelices PHI 51500
PJ Aratea PHI 51000
Richarg Nakila PHI 49000
Delfino Ty PHI 48000
In Chul Shin KOR 47500
Bong Paltep, Jr.* PHI 47500
Jojo Bai PHI 45000
Mark Leano ESP 40500
Vic de Guzman PHI 38500
Evely Caparas PHI 38500
Rhen Holz Villanueva* PHI 37000
Boyet Drilon* PHI 31000
Christopher Clark CAN 28500
Liberty Icao PHI 19500
Cian Ballesal PHI 15000
Trisa Camacho PHI 4000
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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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