The last starting day of the PPPoker World Championship – Main Event – produced the largest turnout of 176 players. As expected, many well known figures in the Asian circuit and international players in the region came out with the jaw-dropping PHP 20 Million (US$382,000) guarantee giving them every reason to attend.
After a grueling 10 hours at the felt, 62 survived. Among them were Victor Chong, WSOP champion Mike Takayama, Markus Garberg, Henrik Tollefsen, and Dhanesh Chainani. Closing the day at the top was Russia’s Denis Cheremisin with 209,300 in chips.
At the end of Level 7, Cheremisin cracked Sajal Gopta‘s with when the board ran . After that boost in chips, he was moved to a new table where he continued to rake it in, winning multiple pots and commanding the action.
Bagging up the second largest of Day 1C was UK’s Gabriel Carter with 205,000. Although we didn’t see how his stack fattened up, we did catch him double up with on a board .
These were the only two players to cross the 200k marker today. To round out the top five were: Filipino player Angel Kabigting with 192,400, Martin Gonzales with 187,900, and Simon Burns with 182,700.
Day 1C chip counts
|2||Gabriel Dominic Carter||205,000||U.K|
|3||Angel Jao Kabigting||192,400||Philippine|
|4||Gonzales Rundulf Martin||187,900||Philippine|
|5||Burns Simon Mark||182,700||U.K|
|6||Ho Duy Manh||181,200||USA|
|7||Fidel J Castro||145,900||Philippine|
|8||Wendell Davis Garcia||141,600||Philippine|
|10||Rodgie Panes Panila||136,500||Philippine|
|17||Terry Alindada Gonzaga||113,400||Philippine|
|20||Mangaliman Benjamin Cortez||105,400||Philippine|
|24||Rivera Euryd Rizini Canlas||99,700||Philippine|
|27||Kim Michael Ybanez Enriquez||79,400||Philippine|
|28||Mark Jerick Soriano Almusajin||79,100||Philippine|
|29||Lu Zheng Hao||78,900||Singapore|
|32||Rebel Villamor Magdagasang||68,800||Philippine|
|36||Tan Kean Wei||64,400||Malaysia|
|37||Carlo Rey Tejano Calingasan||64,400||Philippine|
|40||Rogelio Becoy Paca||54,600||Philippine|
|41||Kwok Luen Hei||52,200||Hong Kong|
|45||Bartolome Joseph C Carbonell||47,100||Philippine|
|46||John Carlo Abunda Sayo||46,000||Philippine|
|47||Jeffrey Tan Pamplona||45,600||Philippine|
|48||Teh Kah Boon||45,100||Malaysia|
|49||Christopher Copones Chua||44,300||Philippine|
|50||Francis Bender Villamar||43,700||Philippine|
|52||Marvin Harry Salinas Pasion||39,900||Philippine|
|54||Tran Thanh Dat||39,400||Vietnam|
|56||Ellezer Jose Castillo||36,300||Philippine|
|57||Martin Carcido Corpuz||36,100||Philippine|
|58||Olivier Fredric Duran||32,000||France|
|60||Natanael Oliveira Silva||28,700||Brazil|
|61||Chainani Dhanesh Vijaykumar||27,300||Singapore|
|62||Santos Zedrick Lopez||21,000||Philippine|
You can read up on the action via our live coverage.
All of these players merge with the combined qualifiers from Day 1A (22 players) and Day 1B (46 players). Returning to action are 130 players. Day 2 takes place on Tuesday, February 20 at 12pm.
Day 1C eliminations
Many players failed to advance to the next stage of the race. They will not see any part of the massive guarantee. Among them were Vietnamese players Linh Tran, Le Ngoc Khanh, Pham Bao, and Cao Ngoc Anh. Other players eliminated were Marc Rivera, Pete Chen, Julian Hasse, Stephen Schumacher, Lim Yohwan, Jae Wook Shin, Sumit Sapra, and Marvin Rettenmaier.
Article by Tricia David