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APL Manila 2023: Live Updates


Latest poker news about APLManila2023


Key Info Ace Poker League APL Manila 2023

  Location: 2Ace Poker Manila

  Dates: November 27 - December 3, 2023

  Main Event Buy-In: PHP 60,000

  Schedule: APL Manila 2023 Schedule

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Only a week away until the revival of Ace Poker League (APL) in the Philippines. Formerly known as Asia Poker League, APL Manila marks a significant return for the South Korean-based brand. Following the global health crisis, APL suspended all events outside of South Korea, where it played a pivotal role in fostering the poker boom in the country. With the Philippines currently experiencing a drought in international poker tournaments, the timing couldn’t be better for APL’s comeback.

What to expect at APL Manila

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2Ace Poker Manila – Photo from 2Ace Poker Manila facebook page

Pre-pandemic, the brand organized numerous events in the Philippines, uniquely venturing into Pampanga, a province where a bustling Korean population added to the tour’s popularity. With this unique appeal, players can expect a surge in participants from that region making the journey to APL Manila.

In addition to players already in the country, APL has also confirmed the participation of around 50-70 Korean and international players, many of whom attended the record-breaking APL Seoul event last month.

Record turnout as Ace Poker League draws staggering 2,737 entries; prize pool ₩2.18 Billion (~US$ 1.6M)

The Philippines is only the beginning of APL’s return with numerous international destinations in the pipeline. Recently, APL CEO Judic Kim visited Taiwan to discuss upcoming events with the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) at Asia Poker Arena. The prospect of APL Taiwan has already been hinted at. It will also be of no surprise to see APL make its way back to Vietnam, promising an exciting APL 2024 roster on the horizon.

APL Manila – ₱25 Million guaranteed

APL Manila runs from November 27 to December 3 at 2Ace Poker Manila. The event features 12 trophies and a substantial ₱25,000,000 (~$447,350) in guarantees. Highlighting the series is the MAIN EVENT which is backed by an ambitious ₱20 Million (~$357,880) guarantee. This is the largest guarantee ever put forth by the brand in the Philippines. Buy in is ₱57,000 (~$1,020).

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Info for travelers

2Ace Poker Manila is located in HK Sun Plaza, Macapagal Blvd, in Pasay City. This is one of the busiest parts of Metro Manila with restaurants, malls, casinos, and many hotels nearby.

For players flying in, NAIA Terminal 1, 2, 3, 4  are roughly 20-40 minutes away depending on which terminal you arrive in. To ensure a smooth and safe ride to the area, it is advisable to book Grab Car as taxis will most often overcharge.

International travelers should also exchange some cash to local currency Philippine Piso as only casinos and select poker rooms accept foreign currency,

APL Manila – APL Tip Off – Chip Counts

APL Tip Off Review

Date/s: November 27-29, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 10,500 (~USD 190)
Guarantee: PHP 2,000,000 (~USD 36,090)
Prize pool: PHP 3,181,600 (~USD 57,470)
Entries: 328
ITM: 49 players

Flight A – 49 entries, 7 qualified
Flight B – 105 entries, 16 qualified
Flight C – 174 entries, 26 qualified

Player Chip Count Table – Seat
Kang Myeonghwa 356,000 6-1
Juanito Ibarra 349,000 1-3
Lee Dongho 341,500 2-8
Jayvon Carreon 319,500 6-5
Norbert Kho 318,000 3-2
Moses Saquing  316,000 5-1
Youngwook Jang 300,000 6-4
Belljohn Perez 295,000 6-8
John Clyde Tan 287,000 4-1
Michael Bueza 262,000 2-1
Lee Yongsung 258,000 5-7
Ellezer Castillo 254,000 1-8
Nakata Daigo 229,000 1-4
Lee Jooyong  213,000 4-3
Cho Taejoo 210,500 4-4
Jonald Garcia 209,000 6-2
Choi Sungdong  204,000 3-1
Kim Joonhee 191,000 4-5
Benjie Legaspi 190,000 2-3
Raymundo Gomez Jr. 186,000 5-3
Elmer Kalaquian 166,500 3-3
Edgar Asehan 164,000 3-7
Jose Cheung 158,000 5-6
Aristotle Sigua 156,500 2-7
Moon Seunghyun 155,000 1-5
Vince Nachor 143,000 2-4
Chierro De Leon 128,000 6-6
Gerald Lubas 125,000 4-7
Benjamin Mangaliman 122,500 3-4
Alex Taneo 120,000 2-2
Jung Kil Gu 116,500 6-7
Liao Po Hsun 113,000 3-8
Kier Canale 107,000 4-6
Choi Dongwoo 100,000 5-8
Mike Takayama 98,500 5-4
Marciel Cerbito 95,000 1-7
Diana Tan 92,500 4-2
Alexis Lim 88,000 1-6
Joo Mingi 80,000 4-8
Jeffrey Calma 79,500 5-5
Darren Yu 76,500 6-3
Son Ilyoung 74,000 2-5
Jose Ruzzel 74,000 1-1
Marvin Cerbito 61,000 2-6
Maxwell Rosete 57,500 1-2
Seol Song Hoon 55,500 5-2
Romualdo Guanzon 55,000 3-5
Yung Yu Hsieh 48,500 3-6

 

Japan’s Daigo Nakata captures maiden title at APL Manila Tip-Off

APL Tip off Final Day Winner
Daigo Nakata

Festival opener APL Tip-Off found its champion after the lone Japanese at the final table, Daigo Nakata, defeated local player Raymundo Gomez at heads up. This was Nakata’s first ever live victory. It earned him a career high payout of PHP 649,000 (~$26,770).

*Read up on final table face to victory down below.

The APL Tip-Off was the first event of Ace Poker League Manila taking place at 2Ace Poker Room in Manila, Philippines. Drawing a diverse crowd of locals, Koreans, and international players, the event built a starting field of 328 entries, surpassing the PHP 2M guarantee for a more substantial PHP 3,181,600 prize pool.

Date/s: November 27-29, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 10,500 (~USD 190)
Guarantee: PHP 2,000,000 (~USD 36,090)
Prize pool: PHP 3,181,600 (~USD 57,470)
Entries: 328
ITM: 49 players

Final 9 payouts

Place Player Flag Payout in PHP
1 Daigo Nakata Japan 649,000
2 Raymundo Gomez Philippines 423,000
3 Jooyong Lee South Korea 298,600
4 Benjie Legaspi Philippines 242,600
5 Dongho Lee South Korea 181,000
6 Michael Bueza Philippines 139,400
7 Elmer Kalaquian Philippines 103,700
8 Gerard Lubas Philippines 75,100
9 Bell John Perez Philippines 60,800

Full payouts are posted at APL Manila – Festival Results


Chips in play: 8,200,000


22:30: Daigo Nakata wins the APL Tip-Off!
Level 31: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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Daigo Nakata finished off Raymundo Gomez at heads up to capture the trophy and PHP 649,000 (~$11,725). This was Nakata’s first known live tournament victory. Gomez earned PHP 423K for his deep run.


22:20: Jooyong Lee eliminated in 3rd place – PHP 298,600 (~$5,395)
Level 30: 75,000-150,000 ante 150,000

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Jooyong Lee

With blinds high, Jooyong Lee saw his stack trim to 12 bb, a further drop to 6 bb, then lost it all to Raymundo Gomez to finish in 3rd place.


22:00: Benjie Legaspi  eliminated in 4th place – PHP 242,600 (~$4,380)
Level 30: 75,000-150,000 ante 150,000

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Benjie Legaspi

Down to 7 bb, Benjie Legaspi shoves with 8c8h, Jooyong Lee calls with Ac8s, board runs AdKsQhJs7h.

Jooyong Lee – 2,900,000 (19 bb)
Benjie Legaspi – Eliminated in 4th place


21:13: Dongho Lee eliminated in 5th place – PHP 181,000 (~$3,270)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

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Dongho Lee

After plunging to 3bb, Dongho Lee doubled up then went bust on his next showdown. From uth, Lee shoved holding QcJs and ran into Daigo Nakata’s KsKd. No help came on the board 6h9hAs5c9c.

Daigo Nakata – 2,300,000 (23 bb)
Dongho Lee- Eliminated in 5th place


20:55: Dongho Lee chunked to 3 bb
Level 27: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

Action folds to the small blind Raymundo Gomez who jams (1,200,000), big blind Dongho Lee calls with Ad8c. Cards run out 2h3d4s6h9d, Lee plunges to 3 bb.

Raymundo Gomez – 2,500,000 (31 bb)
Dongho Lee – 230,000 (3 bb)


20:44: Michael Bueza eliminated in 6th place – PHP 139,400 (~$2,320)
Level 27: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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Michael Bueza

Another fast bust with Michael Bueza joining the railbirds. Hand opens with cutoff Dongho Lee raising 200,000, big blind Bueza jams (650,000), Lee calls and shows JhQh. Bueza has the better kicker with KsQd. The board runs 6h4h8c7h10d. Flush for Lee ends Bueza in 6th place.

Dongho Lee – 2,000,000 (25 bb)
Michael Bueza – Eliminated in 6th place


20:40: Benjie Legaspi doubles up through Daigo Nakata
Level 27: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

Utg Benjie Legaspi shoves his last 5 bb with Kc8s, big blind Daigo Nakata calls with As10c. A queen drops on the turn on a board of 7s5c10sQh5s for Legaspi to survive and double up.

Benjie Legaspi – 1,000,000 (12 bb)
Daigo Nakata – 1,900,000 (23 bb)


20:35: Elmer Kalaquian out in 7th place – PHP 103,700 (~$1,875)
Level 27: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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Elmer Kalaquian

Down to 2 bb, Elmer Kalaquian all in from cutoff, two players call and check down the board 6c7d4d4cKh. With no side pot, all three show cards, Dongho Lee Ah7c, Daigo Nakata Js7s, Kalaquian Qs9s. Lee sends Kalaquian to the rail.

Dongho Lee – 1,450,000 (18 bb)
Daigo Nakata – 1,700,000 (21 bb)
Elmer Kalaquian – Eliminated in 7th place


20:07: Gerardo Lubas plunges and busts in 8th place – PHP 75,100 (~$1,355)
Level 26: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Gerardo Lubas

From utg, Raymundo Gomez shoves (660,000), mp Daigo Nakata calls, Gerardo Lubas three-bets all in (700,000), Nakata calls.

Gomez 10d10c
Daigo Nakata 6c6s
Gerardo Lubas KcKs

The board runs 8h10cJc9dAd, Gomez spikes the two-outer to triple up and Lubas down to 40,000. Lubas busts shortly after.

Raymundo Gomez – 1,900,000 (31 bb)
Daigo Nakata – 1,300,000 (21 bb)
Gerardo Lubas – Eliminated in 8th plce

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19:55: Bell John Perez eliminated in 9th place – PHP 60,800 (~$1,100)
Level 26: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Bell John Perez

Bell John Perez shoves his last 455,000 with JhJs then runs into Jooyong Lee’s AcAd. The board ran a nutty AsQdKhJc5h resulting in a set over set.

Jooyong Lee – 1,600,000 (26 bb)
Bell John Perez – Eliminated in 9th place


19:30: Final 9 players by Seat
Level 26: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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1 Benjie Legaspi 915,000
2 Michael Bueza 940,000
3 Elmer Kalaquian 270,000
4 Bell John Perez 455,000
5 Jooyong Lee 785,000
6 Gerardo Lubas 740,000
7 Raymundo Gomez 660,000
8 Dongho Lee 1,700,000
9 Daigo Nakata 1,800,000

19:40: Joonhee Kim misses the final table by one spot
Level 26: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Joonhee KIm

Facing a 125,000 raise by utg, Joonhee Kim shoves (565,000) holding {(h}9c, big blind Dongho Lee four bet jams with a larger stack and a dominating QhQc. After utg folds, the board runs Jh8d4dAd4c, Kim is out in 10th place.

Dongho Lee – 1,700,000
Joonhee Kim – Eliminated in 10th place – PHP 50,300 (~$910)


16:30: Chip leader update
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

26 players remaining.

Joonhee Kim – 740,000
Dongho Lee – 540,000
Daigo Nakaga – 510,000
Darren Yu – 500,000
460,000 – Moses Saquing


APL Tip Off – recap

APL Manila: South Korea’s Kang Myeonghwa leads APL Tip Off survivors into Final Day; Kwon Taekwon and Terry Gonzaga claim first two trophies


Payouts

Place Payout in PHP
1 649,000
2 423,000
3 298,600
4 242,600
5 181,000
6 139,400
7 103,700
8 75,100
9 60,800
10 50,300
11 50,300
12 43,600
13 43,600
14 38,500
15 38,500
16 34,700
17 3,477
18 31,500
19 31,500
20 31,500
21 28,300
22 283,000
23 28,300
24 25,100
25 25,100
26 25,100
27 25,100
28 22,000
29 22,000
30 22,000
31 22,000

Flight results

Flight A – 49 entries, 7 qualified
Flight B – 105 entries, 16 qualified
Flight C – 174 entries, 26 qualified

APL Manila – Main Event – Day 1A

21:20: Jeong Seong Hun bags the lead in Main Event Day 1A
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Jeong Seong Hun

The first flight on schedule wraps up with South Korea’s Jeong Seong Hun bagging the biggest stack into Day 2 with a chip count of 450,000. Jeong is joined by eight other players moving on to Saturday’s games.

Chip Counts

Jeong Seong Hun – 450,000
Seol Seong Hoon – 345,000
Liao Po Hsun – 278,000
Marciel Cerbito – 135,000
Seong Hun Park – 124,000
Tor Anton Welo – 101,000
John Carlo Sayo – 96,000
Mike Takayama – 82,000
Henrik Tollefsen – 72,000


21:17: Eman Segismundo bubbles first flight
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

Eman Segismundo
Eman Segismundo

Utg Eman Segismundo opened to 10,000, joined by small blind Jeong Seong Hun. Flop came Ks5s9c and Jeong led out for 18,000. Segismundo answered back with an all-in for 74,000, called by his opponent.

Segismundo Kh10d
Jeong KcJh

Outpipped, Segismundo needed only a ten to survive, none of which came on turn 2h and river 8d.

Jeong Seong Hun – 450,000
Eman Segismundo – Eliminated


21:01: Blinds up!
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

Ten players remaining in today’s Main Event Day 1A flight with only nine runners guaranteed a spot into Day 2.


20:54: Tor Anton Welo continues to slip down
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

John Carlo Sayo
John Carlo Sayo

Folded to the button, Tor Anton Welo opened to 6,500 and called off small blind John Carlo Sayo’s 35,000 shove.

Sayo KcKd
Tor 4d4c

Another dominated small pocket pair, Sayo quickly earned a double after 10s6d2hJh10d rolled up on board.

John Carlo Sayo – 76,000
Tor Anton Welo – 80,000


20:45: Seonghun Jeong delivers bust
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

Following a lucky runout for Kim Yangrae the previous hand, the Korean runner once again open jammed all-in this time for a bigger 48,500. Kim found himself in trouble after big blind Seonghun Jeong put in the call.

Kim 3s3c
Seonghun QhQs

Way ahead of his opponent, Seonghun easily stacked the pot after no three’s were seen on board 9d2d9h4d7c.

Seonghun Jeong – 350,000
Kim Yangrae – Eliminated


20:43: Kim Yangrae dodges elimination
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

Up against an early open, Kim Yangrae slammed his 17,500 short stack in and was met with a raise behind from Tor Anton Welo. Original raiser folds and the two run the board.

Kim KhQc
Tor AdQs

Dominating his opponent, Tor wasn’t so fortunate after the board Qd9s4sKs8c gave Kim two pair and another fighting chance to qualify for Day 2.

Kim Yangrae – 48,500
Tor Anton Welo – 137,500


20:31: Blinds up!
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

11 players remain in the running for a spot into the Main Event Day 2 games. Only two more eliminations to go before the flight wraps up.


20:29: Park Seonghun spikes a lucky ace
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Park Seonghun
Park Seonghun

Following a button open to 6,000, small blind Seol Seong Hoon fired a three bet to 18,000 and was met with an all-in from big blind Park Seonghun for 75,500 total. Original raiser folds and Seol makes the call.

Park AcJs
Seol QhQs

Aggression paid off for Park after the board landed Ad9h5h4d8c one of his three outers for the win.

Park Seonghun – 159,500
Seol Seong Hoon – 290,000


20:13: Seol Seong Hoon delivers crushing bad beat
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Seol Seong Hoon

Cutoff Christopher Mateo opened and called a three bet from button Seol Seong Hoon to 16,000. Flop came 6s3d5d and saw Mateo with a check-raise to 30,000. Seol makes the call and moves on to turn As. Mateo fires another 45,000 and calls Seol’s all-in for 105,000 total.

Seol 7d7h
Mateo 3c5s

A huge favorite with his two pair, Mateo failed to fade Seol’s outs as the river 7d gave his opponent a set of sevens. Seol scoops up the 121 big blind pot while Mateo crashes down to 7,500 and busts shortly after.

Seol Seong Hoon – 304,500


20:01: Blinds up!
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

13 players remain in today’s Main Event flight with four more eliminations to go before the day closes.


20:00: Kim Jaehyuk heads for the exit
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

Facing an open from Marciel Cerbito, short stacked Kim Jaehyuk flicked in his six big blinds with Ah8h and was called by the raiser with KdQh. The board Js10sAd2dJc instantly landed Cerbito the nut straight and successfully knocked out his opponent from the running.

Marciel Cerbito – 175,000
Kim Jaehyuk – Eliminated


19:53: Mike Takayama still in
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Mike Takayama

Utg Si Yang Phua open shoved his 19,500 stack in with Qh9s and was called by Mike Takayama with 7d7c. Running a flip, the board 4s8c6d8sAh fared safe for the local pro with his pocket sevens good for the double up. Si survives but is crippled to 1.5 big blinds.

Mike Takayama – 38,000
Si Yang Phua – 3,000


19:47: Shin Hyeonho scores a triple up
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

Shin Hyeonho
Shin Hyeonho

A three way all-in ensued with stacks getting shorter all around. Facing a hijack open and a call from John Carlo Sayo, Shin Hyeonho moved all-in for 14,500 and was met with another all-in from Jiwoon Yoon for 21,000. Original raiser folds and Sayo puts in the final call.

Shin 10s9s
Yoon QdQh
Sayo 10c10d

The board ran 6d4s7s5h5s, giving Shin a flush for a complete triple up. Yoon takes the side pot with his pocket pair queens.

Shin Hyeonho – 51,000
Jiwoon Yoon – 13,000
John Carlo Sayo – 25,000


19:41: Rick Jason Ambata crushes with kings
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

Rick Jason Ambata
Rick Jason Ambata

Surviving with a short stack, Rick Jason Ambata open shoved with KcKs for 17,000, and was up against Jongwoo Kim’s KdQh. The board Jc2d6sJh7d awarded Ambata an easy double to roughly a 19 big blind stack.

Rick Jason Ambata – 39,000
Jongwoo Kim – 21,500


19:35: Blinds up!
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

19/57 runners remain in the game with Main Event Day 1A playing through 15% of the field at 9 players.


19:34: No showdown for Tor Anton Welo
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Tor Anton Welo
Tor Anton Welo

Cutoff Seol Seong Hoon opened and called a three bet to 13,000 from big blind Tor Anton Welo. The two saw a flop of 3s6c10h where Tor continued for 8,500, called by Seol. Turn 9s went check-check, revealing river Kc. Tor sent out a 23,000 bet, Seol with a fold.

Tor Anton Welo – 106,000
Seol Seong Hoon – 130,000


19:26: Liao Po Hsun claims huge pot
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Liao Po Hsun
Liao Po Hsun

Action began on cutoff Shin Hyeonho who opened to 3,000, called by button Yoon Jiwon and big blind Liao Po Hsun. On flop 7s10d8c, Liao led out for 3,500, called by both opponents behind. Turn 2h saw Liao continue for 8,000 and was raised by Shin to 28,000. Yoon opts out and Liao puts in the additional 20,000. Liao checks the river Ks and Shin bets all-in for his opponent’s 88,500 stack. Liao makes the call with 7h10s for two pair, crushing Shin’s QhJh.

Liao Po Hsun – 255,000
Shin Hyeonho – 35,000
Yoon Jiwon – 17,500


19:17: Christopher Mateo folds to jam
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Christopher Mateo
Christopher Mateo

Park Seonghun defended his small blind against hijack Christopher Mateo’s open and saw a flop of Kh10c2d. Park led out for 10,500, called by the original raiser. Turn came 8d, checked to Mateo, he fired a 16,500 bet but shortly folded after Park raised all-in.

Park Seonghun – 150,000
Christopher Mateo – 80,000


19:12: Straight takes the cake
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Eman Segismundo
Eman Segismundo

Hijack Shin Hyeonho opened to 3,500, joined by both players on the blinds. No bets were seen on flop Jc9c10h and quickly moved on to turn 7d. Small blind Liao Po Hsun led out for 3,000, raised by big blind Eman Segismundo to 9,500. Both opponents make the call and reveals river 5s. Checked to Shin, he bets 17,000, called only by Liao.

Both players show Ace-eight for a straight and split the pot.

Shin Hyeonho – 135,000
Liao Po Hsun – 140,000
Eman Segismundo – 90,000


18:50: Break Time!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Registration for APL Manila Main Event Day 1A is closed with a total of 57 entries collected across ten levels. 20 players still in with today’s flight concluding after 15% of the field remains.

Top Chip Counts

Seonghun Jeong – 220,000
Seol Seong Hoon – 180,000
Marciel Cerbito – 150,000
Liao Po Hsun – 130,000
Eman Segismundo – 100,000


18:45: Jacky Ho runs into kings
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

Facing a hijack open, Jacky Ho stuffed her 18,700 stack in and was called behind by Park Seonghun. Original raiser folds and the two run the board.

Ho AdJh
Park KdKc

A huge underdog, Ho was able to flop top pair on Jc6c2s2hQh yet still remained behind against Park’s overpair.

Park Seonghun – 135,000
Jacky Ho – Eliminated


18:37: John Carlo Sayo bags a double
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

John Carlo Sayo
John Carlo Sayo

An all-in preflop situation, Yoon Jiwoon got his AhQs in against John Carlo Sayo’s QdQh for a 48 big blind pot. Sayo at risk, managed to dodge his opponent’s three outer on board 6h3c4c6d4d and secure a timely double up.

John Carlo Sayo – 68,000
Yoon Jiwoon – 50,000


18:19: Seonghun Park lucks out
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

Park Seonghun
Park Seonghun

Folded to small blind Choi Daero, he bumped it up to 4,500 and called for his 20,000 stack after big blind Seonghun Park raised all-in.

Park As6c
Choi JsJd

A premium pair for Choi, the runout 8s6hQc2s6s couldn’t save him after the river landed Park trip sixes.

Seonghun Park – 90,000
Choi Daero – Eliminated


18:11: Blinds up!
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

23/54 entries remaining for APL Manila Main Event Day 1A flight, last level to register!


18:05: Tor Anton Welo plays back
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Ivan Tabucal
Ivan Tabucal

Utg Ivan Tabucal opened to 2,500, joined by both the cutoff and big blind. Flop 7dQsJh saw Tabucal continue for 3,500, called only by big blind Tor Anton Welo. Both players check the turn 3d and saw river Kh complete the board. Tor bet all-in, Tabucal with a fold.

Tor Anton Welo – 71,000
Ivan Tabucal – 18,000


18:01: Justice for Christopher Mateo
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Christopher Mateo
Christopher Mateo

Cutoff Choi Dongyeol defended his open and completed a three bet to 8,200 from big blind Christopher Mateo. On flop 8d8c10c, Mateo bet all-in and Choi puti in his remaining 15,000.

Mateo AsQh
Choi Ah10d

Having outflopped his opponent, Mateo received justice after the runout came QcKs to seal his win.

Christopher Mateo – 85,000
Choi Dongyeol – Eliminated


17:56: Midpair sends Edilberto Gopez packing
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Edilberto Gopez
Edilberto Gopez

Edilberto Gopez defended his big blind against button Seol Seong Hoon’s open and saw a flop of 2cKc8d. Gopez opted to check raise to 12,000, 4x Seol’s continuation bet. The original raiser calls and sees 9d for the turn. Gopez bets all-in for 26,500, called by Seol behind.

Gopez Ac9c
Seol KsQc

Ahead with top pair, Seol secures the win after the river 4d delivered no bad beats.

Seol Seong Hoon – 140,000
Edilberto Gopez – Eliminated


17:48: Tor Anton Welo ahead all the way
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Utg Tor Anton Welo opened to 2,500 and was called by three other players for a multiway pot. No bets were seen on flop 7s4dKd and revealed another Kc on the turn. Small blind Yongmin Park led out for 6,100, called only by the original raiser. Park continued with the aggression and shoved his remaining 10,000 on river 7h. Tor makes the final call with QdQs, good against his opponent’s 2c2d.

Tor Anton Welo – 59,000
Yongmin Park – Eliminated


17:44: Rick Jason Ambata survives with short stack
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Rick Jason Ambata
Rick Jason Ambata

Facing a cutoff open from big stacked Liao Po Hsun, small blind Rick Jason Ambata flicked in his 11,600 stack and was called by the raiser.

Ambata 6d6h
Liao As3s

The board ran 9s8c5c4d8d and awarded Ambata’s pocket pair a double up.

Rick Jason Ambata – 25,600
Liao Po Hsun – 138,000


17:39: Straight good for Seonghun Jeong
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Cutoff Seol Seong Hoon opened to 2,800, joined by two players behind. Flop 9d9h10c was checked round and saw big blind Seonghun Jeong lead out for 3,300 on turn Qc. Seol puts in a raise to 8,500, called only by Seonghun. River 8s was checked to Seol who fired another 22,000, Seonghun with a final call.

Seol shows KcQh, no good against Seonghun’s KhJc turned straight.

Seonghun Jeong – 110,000
Seol Seong Hoon – 80,000


17:35: Blinds up!
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

The field is down to half with 27 players remaining out of the 52 entries collected. Registration is open for two more levels up until the end of Level 10.


17:23: Seol Seong Hoon fills up
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

Dang Hung Duong
Dang Hung Duong

Hijack Seol Seong Hoon opened to 2,200, called by three players behind. Four players saw flop 6d10h3h. Seol continued for 3,500, cutoff calls and button Dang Hung Duong bumps it up to 11,500. Only Seol puts the chips in and sees turn 2c. Checked to Dang, he bets 18,000 and calls Seol’s all-in for 46,100 total.

Seol 8h9h
Dang Kh10c

Top pair vs combo draw, the river 7d filled up Seol’s straight and crippled Dang down to 10 big blinds.

Seol Seong Hoon – 108,800
Dang Hung Duong – 8,000


17:16: Top pair no good for Seonghun Jeong
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

A four way three bet pot preflop, a total of 31,000 was already in the middle as the flop Kh4s3c rolled up on board. Checked to Seonghun Jeong, he bet 8,500 and was met with an all-in for 18,700 by the aggressor Jaehyuk Kim. All other opponents fold while Seonghun puts in the remaining 10,000.

Kim AcKd
Seonghun Kc6c

Both with top pair, the turn Ad sealed the win for Kim giving him top two for the win.

Jaehyuk Kim – 58,400
Seonghun Jeong – 50,000


17:10: Park Seoyu folds the river
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

Park Seoyu
Park Seoyu

Button Shin Hyeonho opened to 2,100, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop 4h7hQs was checked to Shin who bet 3,200. Only big blind Park Seoyu made the call and moved on to turn 4d. Park led out a 4,100 bet, called by the original raiser. River 8s was enough for Park to give up the fight and save his 5 big blinds remaining after Shin put him all-in.

Shin Hyeonho – 80,000
Park Seoyu – 5,300


17:05: Seonghun Park wins preflop war
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

Utg Eman Segismundo opened to 2,200, called by Seonghun Park behind. Button Jongwoo Kim fired a three-bet to 7,600. Original raiser folds and Park moves all-in. Kim throws in the fold and Park takes the pot with no showdown.

Seonghun Park – 75,000
Jongwoo Kim – 18,000
Eman Segismundo – 28,000


16:53: Break Time!
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

30/50 players remain for today’s Main Event Day 1A flight. Registration is open for three more blind levels.

Top Chip Counts

Heesun Jung – 120,000
Liao Po Hsun – 110,000
Dang Hung Duong – 80,000
Seonghun Jeong – 70,000
Jiwon Yoon – 60,000


16:50: Gibaek Lee suffers terrible bad beat
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Having raised all-in from the cutoff, small blind Seoyu Park risked his remaining 14,500 and called off with Ah8h. Aggressor Gibaek Lee was ahead with AdKd not until the board 4s6s7sQh5c rolled a one card straight to Park’s eight. Park snags the double up while Lee slips down to 7.5 big blinds.

Seoyu Park – 30,600
Gibaek Lee – 6,000


16:42: Jaehyuk Kim dodges bust
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Facing an utg open and a call, small blind Heesun Jung threw a three bet to 5,000. Original raiser folds and Jaehyuk Kim makes the call with half his stack. Jung bet all-in for his opponent’s remaining 5,000 on flop 8s8h3h and Kim puts it in.

Jung As2s
Kim 8c10c

Lucky for Kim, his suited gapper landed a monster flop and secured him a double up after Ac6s completed the board.

Jaehyuk Kim – 23,200
Heesun Jung – 95,000


16:34: Liao Po Hsun cracks aces
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Youngsung Lee
Youngsung Lee

Cutoff Youngsung Lee opened to 1,800, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop 8sKs10d saw the small blind lead out for 2,000, called by Liao Po Hsun behind. Raiser Lee jams all-in for 42,000, Liao with a call.

Lee AsAh
Liao Kh10s

Crushed by his opponent’s flopped two pair, Lee’s pocket aces found no help on either turn 7d or river 4d as he heads for the rails.

Liao Po Hsun – 110,000
Youngsung Lee – Eliminated


16:28: Bui The Nguyen finds himself dominated
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Bui The Nguyen
Bui The Nguyen

Left with a 20 big blind stack, Bui The Nguyen stuffed it in against an early open from Fernan Co. Co puts in the call with JhJs, crushing Bui’s 8d8h as the two run the board 6s9d3c4s10h. Co scoops up the pot with his overpair and knocks out his opponent in quick fashion.

Fernan Co – 58,000
Bui The Nguyen – Eliminated


16:23: Jharome Pena tables the nuts
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

A threeway pot preflop, flop 9h6h2d was checked to cutoff Jharome Pena who bet 1,500. Big blind Seonghun Park makes the call and original raiser folds. Turn 7s went check-check and the river 3h completed the board. Checked to Pena once more, he bet 7,700 for value, called by Park.

Pena shows Ah4h for the nut flush, Park with a muck.

Jharome Pena – 42,000
Seonghun Park – 51,000


16:19: Jung Heesun runs good
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Terry Gonzaga
Terry Gonzaga

Facing an open from Seonghun Jeong, button Terry Gonzaga jammed his 6,800 in and was called by both big blind Jung Heesun and Seonghun. Flop came Ks4c6d, Jung with a check-call for 3,500 as the sidepot. Turn 6c went check check and river 9s saw Jung send out a 15,000 bet, called by Seonghun behind.

Jung 9d9c
Seonghun AcKh
Gonzaga As10s

Jung scoops up the main and side pot with his rivered set of nines good for the win.

Jung Heesun – 110,000
Seonghun Jeong – 55,000
Terry Gonzaga – Eliminated


16:16: Blinds up!
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

45 entries in for today’s Main Event Day 1A flight. Registration remains open through the end of Level 10 @ 7 p.m. estimated.


16:12: Ivan Tabucal recovers
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Running a classic NLH flip, all the chips piled in the middle preflop with Sumin Oh at risk with AdKs against Ivan Tabucal’s QdQs. The board 2d4c2c7c5h spared none of Oh’s needed overcards, eliminating him from the Main Event games.

Ivan Tabucal – 60,000
Sumin Oh – Eliminated


16:06: Youngsung Lee lands trips
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

A three way pot preflop, flop came 6d5s2c and was checked round by all three players. Turn 5d saw small blind Yongsung Lee lead out for 1,000, called by both raiser and Ivan Tabucal behind. River Ks was checked to Tabucal who bet 1,500. Lee raised to 5,500, and Tabucal put in the final complete.

Lee shows 5h8h for trips pushing Tabucal to send his hand towards the muck.

Yongsung Lee – 37,000
Ivan Tabucal – 25,000


16:00: Overpair good for Jung Heesun
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Utg+1 Seonghun Jeong defended his open vs big blind Jung Heesun’s three bet to 5,500, and saw flop 5c8c4h. Jung continued for 4,500, called by Seonghun behind. Turn came 2d and Jung check-called a 14,000 bet from his opponent. River 9h saw no more bets, revealing Jung’s overpair JsJh for the win.

Jung Heesun – 100,000
Seonghun Jeong – 35,000


15:51: Jung Heesun takes it down
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Utg Terry Gonzaga opened to 1,600, joined by three other players behind. On flop Jh5s3c, action kicked off with a 2,300 bet from small blind Kim Hansu. Big blind folds and both Gonzaga and Jung Heesun make the call. Turn Kc was checked to Jung, who bet 5,500 enough to push both opponents to fold.

Jung Heesun – 78,000
Terry Gonzaga – 11,000
Kim Hansu – 22,000


15:47: Park Duyong loses flip
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Utg+1 Rick Jason Ambata opened and called off a 10,500 button jam from Park Duyong.

Ambata AhKh
Park 7h7s

In for a flip, the all hearts flop 6h4h10h instantly crushed Park’s pocket pair, with the runout Ad9d utterly sending him out of the Main Event arena.

Rick Jason Ambata – 42,000
Park Duyong – Eliminated


15:40: Blinds up!
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

36 entries have so far been recorded for the first of four flights of the APL Manila Main Event.


15:36: Dang Hung Duong claims pot
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

A hijack open and a call in front, button Dang Hung Duong put in a three bet to 5,500, completed only by cutoff Jung Heejun. Flop QcJd2d saw Jung check-call another 5,000 to see turn 10s. Checked once more to Dang, he sent out a larger 10,000, convincing Jung to throw it in the muck.

Dang Hung Duong – 55,000
Jung Heejun – 58,000


15:29: Tens good for Dongwoo Choi
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Yoon Jiwon
Yoon Jiwon

Following a cutoff open and a call, big blind Dongwoo Choi raised it up to 3,500 total and was called by both players. Action on flop Ks2s5c saw small blind Jiwon Yoon check, Choi with a 2,500 bet. Cutoff folds and Yoon decides to continue. Turn 2d and river 5d merited no additional chips in the middle with Choi eventually revealing 10h10c for the win.

Dongwoo Choi – 73,000
Jiwon Yoon – 50,000


15:24: Bui The Nguyen gets paid
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Utg Bui The Nguyen opened to 2,000, called by Fernan Co behind. Both players checked the flop JcJh6d and saw a turn of 4h. Bui bet 3,500, called by Co. River Qd saw Bui fire another 6,000, called by Co once more.

Bui shows 4c4s for a turned full house fours over jacks and ships the pot.

Bui The Nguyen – 42,000
Fernan Co – 4,700


15:19: Jacky Ho gives up the pot
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Bonil Koo
Bonil Koo

Button Jacky Ho opened to 1,600, joined by small blind Bonil Koo. Flop 4d8dKh saw Koo check-call a 2,000 continuation bet from Ho. Turn Jc went check-check and river 8h urged Koo to lead out for 4,100, to which Ho folded.

Bonil Koo – 47,000
Jacky Ho – 22,400


15:15: Jung Heesun hero calls for tournament life
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Utg+1 Park Seoyu opened to 1,200, called by both Jung Heesun on the button and the big blind. Flop came 8d6d3s and Park continued for 3,500. Button Jung raised it to 10,000, big blind folds and raiser Park makes the call. Turn 3h saw Park this time, with a check raise to 15,000, called behind by Jung. River Jc was met with an all-in from Park, called by Jung for his remaining 8,600.

Park Ac10d
Jung 7d7s

Enough to beat Park’s ace-high with his pocket pair, Jung bags the double up and stacks a healthy 75,000 chip count.

Park Seoyu – 7,000


14:56: Break Time!
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

26 entries have been recorded so far for Main Event Day 1A. Registration will be open until the end of Level 10 @ 7 p.m. estimated.

Top Chip Counts

Yoon Jiwon – 80,000
Choi Daero – 56,000
Ivan Tabucal – 53,800
Terry Gonzaga – 50,000
Dang Hung Duong – 50,000


14:55: Lee Woobeen bricks the river
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Utg Lee Woobeen opened to 1,100, joined by small blind Dongyeol Choi. Flop came Qd8sKd and Choi check-called a 1,500 bet. Turn 10d saw Choi again with a check. Lee sent out a 3,500 bet and was met with a raise to 8,000. Lee did not hesitate to shove all-in, called by his opponent.

Lee Ad2h
Choi 2d3d

Lee drawing to a diamond, was left crippled after the river rolled a 4h.

Dongyeol Choi – 61,000
Lee Woobeen – 4,500

Down to a short stack, Lee got it in the following hand with 10h10d against raiser Bonil Koo’s Ah5d and suffered a bad beat to send him out of the games.

Bonil Koo – 35,000
Lee Woobeen – Eliminated


14:51: Ivan Tabucal scores a double up
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Utg Ivan Tabucal and caller behind completed Park Duyong’s 3,500 three bet behind and saw a flop of 3s3cJc. Checked to Park, he fired 4,500, called only by original raiser Tabucal. Turn came 6s and was checked again by Tabucal. Park fired an all-in and was followed by a snap call from his opponent.

Tabucal shows quads 3h3d, leaving Park’s Ks7s turned flush draw drawing dead.

Ivan Tabucal – 61,500
Park Duyong – 35,000


14:41: Park Seoyu rivers the nuts
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Cutoff Lee Woobeen opened to 1,100 and called a three bet to 2,700 from small blind Park Seoyu. Flop came 10hQh7d, checked by both players. Turn 5c saw Park lead out for 2,800, called by Lee. River Jc went check-check, leaving Park’s rivered straight AsKc to miss out on value.

Park Seoyu – 55,000
Lee Woobeen – 18,400


14:36: Chu Baekho runs into aces
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Chu Baekho
Chu Baekho

Utg Chu Baekho opened to 1,300 and was met with a three bet to 4,300 from Yoon Jiwoon. Chu fired a four bet to 10,000 and called off for his remaining 7,000 after Yoon raised all-in.

Yoon AsAd
Chu 9c9s

Gunning for a two outer, Chu wasn’t as fortunate as the board Ks8s4hKd6d sealed the fate of his first Main Event bullet.

Yoon Jiwon – 45,000
Chu Baekho – Eliminated


14:20: Blinds up!
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

17 entries in for Main Event Day 1A. Play will conclude after 15% of the field remains.


14:18: Edilberto Gopez loses big on first hand
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Edilberto Gopez
Edilberto Gopez

Cutoff Park Seonghun opened to 800, joined by two players behind. Big blind Edilberto Gopez decided to three bet squeeze to 3,800, called only by raiser Park. Both players checked flop QcJd6h and saw a turn of 6s. Gopez sent out a bet of 2,500, called by his opponent. River Qh was enough for Gopez to fire another 6,000 but was ultimately convinced to fold after Park pushed all-in for 15,800.

Park Seonghun – 35,000
Edilberto Gopez – 16,600


14:01: Yoon Jiwon pulls a gutsy bluff
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Folded to Dang Hung Duong on the button, he opened to 800, called by both players on the blinds. Flop Kd10c6s was checked round and revealed turn 2d. Small blind Yoon Jiwon led out a 5,000 bet, called by both opponents behind. River 5h completed the board and Yoon shoved all-in for 17,000. Big blind Chu Baekho opted to fold while original raiser Dang put in the call.

Yoon Ah2h
Dang KsQs

Yoon tables bottom pair, crushed against Dang’s flopped top pair for the pot.

Dang Hung Duong – 60,000
Chu Baekho – 9,000
Yoon Jiwon – Eliminated


14:01: Dang Hung Duong continues with aggression
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Cutoff Dang Hung Duong opened to 800, called by small blind Chu Baekho. On flop Kc9d5s, Dang called a check-raise to 1,600 from his opponent and saw a turn of Js. Checked to Dang, he fired a bet of 2,100, Chu with a fold.

Dang Hung Duong – 28,000
Chu Baekho – 18,100


13:53: Choi Daero reveals flopped boat
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Choi Daero
Choi Daero

Utg opened to 600, called by both small blind Park Seoyu and big blind Choi Daero. Flop came 5s2h5d, Park led out for 1,500, called only by Choi. Turn 9h this time saw Park check-call for 2,000. Choi bet the river 7c another 3,000, to which Park folded.

Choi reveals 2s2d for a flopped full house deuces over fives.

Choi Daero – 35,000
Park Seoyu – 46,000


13:45: Blinds up!
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Ten entries recorded for today’s Main Event Day 1A. Registration open until end of Level 10 @ 7 p.m. estimated.


13:17: Nagy Andrej bows out
Level 2: 100 – 300 ante 300

Following the loss to Chu a few minutes ago, big blind Nagy Andrej squeezed all-in after button Seo Jinhyeok opened to 1,100, called by small blind. Seo defended his raise and made the call.

Nagy 7d7c
Seo 2s2d

In favor of a double up, Nagy was crushed his opponent’s two outer land on board Jd2h3s10d9d. Seo takes the pot with a set of deuces and claims the 10,000 boost.

Seo Jinhyeok – 25,000
Nagy Andrej – Eliminated


13:11: Blinds up!
Level 2: 100 – 300 ante 300

One table running, 7 players in so far for Main Event Day 1A.


13:09: Chu Baekho lands a monster flop
Level 1: 100 – 200 ante 200

Facing an early open, Chu Baekho three bet to 4,000 and was met with an all-in behind from Nagy Andrej. Original raiser folds and Chu calls.

Nagy AhKh
Chu 9c9d

Running a flip, the flop AsAc9s connected with both hands, Chu in the lead with a full house. The turn 10h and river 3s sealed the double up for Chu as Nagy dropped down to 10,000.

Chu Baekho – 43,100


12:30: Cards are in the air!
Level 1: 100 – 200 ante 200

APL Manila Main Event Day 1A action begins, good luck to all the players!


apl manila 2023 main event trophy

The headlining PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280) guaranteed APL Manila Main Event is in full swing at 2Ace Poker Manila with the first of four starting flights on schedule set to hit the felt today. Day 1A charges a buy-in of PHP 60,000 (~USD 1,080) for a starting stack of 30,000. The opening qualifier will run through 30 minute blind intervals with 15% of the field making it through to Day 2.

Action will kick off at exactly 12 noon instead of the 2:00 p.m. posted time considering a last minute schedule change was made yesterday.

APL Main Event Review

Date/s: November 29 – December 3, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 60,000 (~USD 1,080)
Guarantee: PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280)
ITM: 15% of the field

Pre-Event 1 (Play down to 7.5%) – 21 entries, 2 qualified
Pre-Event 2 (Play down to 7.5%) – 13 entries, 1 qualified

APL Manila – Main Event – Day 1B

21:45: China’s Jacky Ho stacks high in Main Event Day 1B
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

Jacky Ho
Jacky Ho

The second Main Event flight on schedule has wrapped up with China’s Jacky Ho topping the charts with a massive stack of 420,000 moving forward. A total of 19 qualifiers from today’s 126 entry field are guaranteed a spot in Saturday’s Day 2 games and will join Day 1A’s 9-player list.

Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Jacky Ho China 420,000
Ong Jingxiang Singapore 317,000
Ren Xingyu China 316,000
Alexis Cruz Philippines 297,000
Choi Yun Su South Korea 295,000
Moses Saquing Philippines 269,000
Jaeseok Lee South Korea 262,000
Jeffrey Pamplona Philippines 232,000
Noh Eundong South Korea 187,000
Gyeong Tae Yoo South Korea 182,000
Lee Dohyun South Korea 182,000
Edgar Asehan Philippines 167,000
Rick Jason Ambata Philippines 135,000
Rommel Angeles Philippines 135,000
Jae Kyung Sim South Korea 114,000
Kim Michael Enriquez Philippines 100,000
Jaejoon Mang USA 91,000
Michael Bueza Philippines 59,000
Kim Tae Hwan South Korea 50,000

21:45: Maxwell Rosete exits as Day 1B bubble
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 142
Maxwell Rosete

Folded to small blind Maxwell Rosete, he pushed all-in for 62,000 with Qh7s and was called by big blind Jeffrey Pamplona with 10d10c. The board 9s5c9h7dAs spared no bad beats, leaving Rosete headed for the rails as the day’s bubble.

Jeffrey Pamplona – 232,000
Maxwell Rosete – Eliminated


21:31: Ong Jingxiang rakes it in
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

Following a hijack open, three players went on to see a flop of 9s9d7s. Checked to the cutoff, he bet 15,000, called by the button. Action on big blind Ong Jingxiang, he put in a raise to 60,000 total. All three opponents fold and Ong takes it down.

Ong Jingxiang – 300,000


21:13: Edgar Asehan flops the nuts
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 114
Edgar Asehan

Midposition Sandy Cea opened to 11,000, called behind by Edgar Asehan. Flop 9hJh10d saw all the chips pile in the middle, Cea with top pair KhJc against Asehan’s KcQc nut straight. The runout 6d5s offered no chops as Asehan claimed the full double up.

Edgar Asehan – 160,000
Sandy Cea – 40,000


21:09: Kim Michael Enriquez fires double barrel
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

Kim Michael Enriquez
Kim Michael Enriquez

Cutoff Yoo Gyeong Tae defended his open against button Kim Michael Enriquez’ three bet to 28,000. Flop QdQc6c saw Yoo check-call for 12,000. On the turn 3h however, Yoo was unable to continue after Enriquez sent out another 38,000.

Kim Michael Enriquez – 240,000
Yoo Gyeong Tae – 130,000


21:06: Alex Taneo heads for the exit
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

Midposition Alex Taneo open shoved his 52,000 stack in with 10h9h and was called by Choi Yun Su with KhJd. Up for a race, the board 8h4d3sKcQd favored Choi, giving him top pair to send Taneo out.

Choi Yun Su – 230,000
Alex Taneo – Eliminated


21:05: Blinds up!
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

23 players remaining with only 19 guaranteed a spot into the Main Event Day 2 festivities.


21:03: Top pair good for Jacky Ho
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

A raised pot, three players headed to see a flop of Ah6c5s. Action checked round and saw small blind Lee Dohyun lead out the turn 3c for 24,000. Big blind Jacky Ho makes the call while original raiser folds. Both players check the river 7c and Lee shows QsJh high, no good against Ho’s top pair Ad2c.

Jacky Ho – 415,000
Lee Dohyun – 220,000


20:53: Jayvon Carreon busts with midpair
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 174
Jingxiang Ong

Jayvon Carreon defended his big blind against utg Jingxiang Ong’s open to 8,000. Flop came 5s7h4s and Carreon led out an all-in bet for 70,000. Ong takes the spot with QcQs, ahead of Carreon’s 3d5d. The turn 10c and river 8h were of no help to Carreon as he bowed out a few places short of making the money.

Jingxiang Ong – 190,000
Jayvon Carreon – Eliminated


20:35: Break Time!
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

25 players remaining for today’s Main Event Day 1B flight. Only 19 will advance through to Day 2.

Top Chip Counts

Jacky Ho – 370,000
Xingyu Ren – 360,000
Dohyun Lee – 250,000
Moses Saquing – 250,000
Yun Su Choi – 190,000


20:18: Good call from Xingyu Ren
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 144
Xingyu Ren

Utg Xingyu Ren defended his open against big blind Ryan Jerico Platon’s three bet to 21,000 and saw a flop of 2s4dQh. Platon continued for 25,000, called by Xingyu. Turn 4h went check-check, with another 4c showing up on the river. Platon fired a 52,000 bet, Xingyu with the final call.

Platon 5s3c
Xingyu JsJc

Xingyu takes the pot with full house fours over jacks, crushing Platon’s five-high missed straight draw.

Xingyu Ren – 310,000
Ryan Jerico Platon – 60,000


20:10: Michael Bueza gives it up
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 193
Michael Bueza

Cutoff Michael Bueza opened to 7,000, called by button Maxwell Rosete along with the big blind. Flop 7c5d7h was checked to Rosete who bet 7,000. Big blind folds and Bueza makes the call. Turn 4d saw Bueza with a check-fold facing a 17,000 bet.

Maxwell Rosete – 120,000
Michael Bueza – 130,000


20:00: Yun Su Choi overbets pot
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

Cutoff Rick Jason Ambata opened to 6,000, joined by two players behind. On flop 10d8s6s, action was checked to button Yun Su Choi who bet all-in for 90,000. Both players throw in their hands and Choi picks up the pot.

Yun Su Choi – 113,000
Rick Jason Ambata – 135,000


19:56: Blinds up!
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

29 players remain in today’s Main Event flight with ten more eliminations to go before the games wrap up.


19:55: Eundong Noh pushes all-in
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Utg+1 Eundong Noh opened to 5,000 and was met with a three bet to 16,500 from Maxwell Rosete and a cold call behind from Yun Su Cho. Noh found the perfect spot to shove, earning two folds and an additional 15BB boost to his stack.

Eundong Noh – 140,000
Maxwell Rosete – 85,000
Yun Su Cho – 77,000


19:52: Bui The Nguyen gets rivered
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Bui The Nguyen 1
Bui The Nguyen

Button Alexis Cruz opened to 6,000 and called off the 8,000 more after big blind Bui The Nguyen moved all-in.

Nguyen Qd10d
Cruz Jh10h

Nguyen, in a good spot to double up, unfortunately suffered a bad beat after the river 5c6s4d8cJs paired up his opponent.

Alexis Cruz – 220,000
Bui The Nguyen – Eliminated


19:46: Aces no good for Renniel Galvez
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 129
Renniel Galvez

Utg Jacky Ho defended his open against Renniel Galvez’ three bet and saw a flop of 10s9d8c. Checked round, action moved on to turn 3h where Ho bet all-in for Galvez’ 75,000 behind. Galvez makes the call with AsAh, no good against Ho’s 10c9c which further improved to a full house on river 10d.

Jacky Ho – 340,000
Renniel Galvez – Eliminated


19:38: Maxwell Rosete ahead all the way
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 104
Mark Almusajin

Facing a utg open, short stacked Mark Almusajin jammed his 26,000 in and was called by big blind Maxwell Rosete. Original raiser folds and the two run the board.

Almusajin Kc5c
Rosete Ad10d

Ahead of his opponent, the runout 3h6h6s10sQh landed the same outcome for Rosete as he added the 24 big blind pot onto his stack.

Maxwell Rosete – 105,000
Mark Almusajin – Eliminated


19:35: Dohyun Lee serves double elimination
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 74
Lee Dohyun

Cutoff Dohyun Lee opened to 6,000 and was met with two all-ins – Son Juhyung (15,500) and Yburan Alejevel (45,000). Lee makes the final call covering both opponents.

Son Jc3c
Yburan 5h5c
Lee QsQd

A huge favorite against the two, Lee delivered both knockouts after the board ran 7h6sKd10c7c.

Dohyun Lee – 255,000
Yburan Alejevel – Eliminated
Son Juhyung – Eliminated


19:28: Jeffrey Pamplona gets a boost
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 145
Jeffrey Pamplona

Folded to hijack Yu Hyunmook, he open shoved his 38,300 stack in with 2d2h and ran right into Jeffrey Pamplona’s AsKs. The flop Qd6sJh7s missed to pair Pamplona but ended up sealing the win after a Kh showed up on the river.

Jeffrey Pamplona – 120,000
Yu Hyunmook – Eliminated


19:26: Blinds up!
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

41 players remain in the Main Event Day 1B flight with only 19 guaranteed a spot into Day 2.


19:19: Yoo Gyeong Tae takes out two
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 106
Jeorge Lagatuz

Action began on cutoff Jeorge Lagatuz who opened to 4,500, called by two players behind. Big blind Yoo Gyeong Tae threw in a squeeze to 28,000 and was met with an all-in of 57,000 total from Lagatuz. Button folds, small blind Lee Hyojoo puts his 21,000 stack in, and Yoo makes the final call.

Lagatuz 5d5c
Lee 4c4s
Yoo 10h9h

Right on the window card a 9s appeared and continued to roll Ac2cKs2h to lock in the win for Yoo.

Yoo Gyeong Tae – 180,000
Jeorge Lagatuz – Eliminated
Lee Hyojoo – Eliminated


19:12: Shin Hyeonho claims two short stacks
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

Utg Hazel Timonera shoved all-in for 12,000, followed by Jonald Garcia for a lesser 6,500, and a final call from big blind Shin Hyeonho.

Timonera QhJd
Garcia Ah10h
Shin 4c5c

The board ran 5h6d4h10d5s, crushing Garcia’s top pair with a rivered trip fives by the hands of Shin.

Shin Hyeonho – 90,000
Jonald Garcia – Eliminated
Hazel Timonera – Eliminated


19:05: Alexis Cruz sends Si Yang Phua packing
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

Folded to small blind Si Yang Phua, he bumped it up to 6,000, called by big blind Alexis Cruz. Flop 9s3c7s saw Si continue for a hefty 10,000, Cruz again with a call. Turn 2s was enough for Si to push all-in for 18,500 and earned a quick call from Cruz.

Si QcQd
Cruz 2d3d

Having turned two pair, Cruz locked in the win after the river 8h completed the board.

Alexis Cruz – 75,000
Si Yang Phua – Eliminated


18:59: Deuces good for Rick Jason Ambata
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 86
Rick Jason Ambata

Button Rick Jason Ambata defended his open and called a three bet to 9,500 from small blind Choi Yun Ju. Flop came 3c6h7d and Choi continued for 4,500, called by Ambata. Turn Kc saw Ambata call another 15,000 bet with the river Qc checked by both players. Choi shows Ac10d ace-high and takes the loss against Ambata’s 2d2c.

Rick Jason Ambata – 130,000
Choi Yun Ju – 43,000


18:55: Blinds up!
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

51/126 players left in the Main Event Day 1B games with only 19 making it through to Day 2.


18:50: Jeffrey Pamplona folds to jam
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Utg Cho Geonwoo opened to 3,000 and was met with a three bet to 10,500 from button Jeffrey Pamplona. Cho answered back with an all-in for his opponent’s remaining 25,000, to which Pamplona folded.

Cho Geonwoo – 60,000
Jeffrey Pamplona – 25,000


18:48: Eundong Noh puts in squeeze
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Eundong Noh
Eundong Noh

Following an utg open and two callers behind, cutoff Eundong Noh squeezed three bet to 25,000 and earned three folds to pick up the dead money in the middle.

Eundong Noh – 80,000


18:40: Maxwell Rosete wins preflop war
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Hijack Jacky Ho opened to 3,000, followed by a three bet from Raymundo Gomez to 9,000. Action on small blind Maxwell Rosete, he fired a four bet to 26,000, and was met with no callers.

Maxwell Rosete – 105,000
Raymundo Gomez – 47,000
Jacky Ho – 135,000


18:37: Lee Dohyun gets value
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 74
Lee Dohyun

Utg Bonil Koo opened to 3,000, called by Lee Dohyun behind along with the big blind. Flop came 2cAs6h and Koo continued for 4,000, called by Lee. Turn 4h saw Koo fire another 18,000, Lee again with a call. River came 3h and Koo check called for a sizeable 35,000. Lee reveals nut flush AhJh, Koo follows with a muck.

Lee Dohyun – 170,000
Bonil Koo – 45,000


18:32: Jang Seung Pill runs into kings
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 92
Alexis Cruz

Utg Jang Seung Pill opened to 3,000 and called off a 20,000 all-in from Alexis Cruz. Cruz is ahead with KcKs against Jang’s 8s8d. No eights on board 5d5s9hQh10s meant Cruz’s pocket kings is good for the win.

Alexis Cruz – 44,000
Jang Seung Pill – 35,500


18:10: Break Time!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Registration for APL Manila Main Event Day 1B is now closed with a total of 60/126 entries recorded. Flight will conclude once 15% of the field remains at 19 players.

Top Chip Counts

Kim Michael Enriquez – 195,000
Jacky Ho – 140,000
Platon Ryan Jerico – 130,000
Yang Jae Joon – 130,000
Moses Saquing – 120,000


18:05: Jacky Ho dominates with aces
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

Jacky Ho
Jacky Ho

Starting with a 16,300 open shove from Richard Nakila, Kim Chakham made the call and was met with another all-in behind by Jacky Ho. Chakham puts in the call and the three run an all-in preflop situation.

Nakila 9c9s
Ho AdAc
Chakham AsJs

The board ran 10c2hQd2d8d, giving Ho’s pocket aces the sweep for the entire pot.

Jacky Ho – 145,000
Kim Chakham – Eliminated
Richard Nakila – Eliminated


17:56: Top set good for Yoo Gyeong Tae
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

4 APL Main Event Day1B 60
Yoo Gyeong Tae

Utg+1 Yoo Gyeong Tae opened to 3,000 and was met with a three bet behind from Belljohn Perez. Yoo answered with a click back to 16,000, called by Perez. Flop Qc5c7h saw Yoo continue for 8,000, called by Perez. Turn 3d was safe enough for Yoo to push all-in for 24,400, Perez with a final call.

Yoo QsQd
Perez 9c9d

Drawing dead, Perez slips down to 11 big blinds while Yoo reaches the six figure mark.

Yoo Gyeong Tae – 100,300
Belljohn Perez – 16,000


17:51: Maxwell Rosete takes it down
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

Big blind Maxwell Rosete fired a three bet to 10,500 following a hijack open and a call. Both players complete and head on to flop Qd10s6c. Checked to Rosete, he bet all-in for 26,000 total, meriting no calls from his opponents.

Maxwell Rosete – 59,000


17:39: Shin Hyeonho wins blind battle
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

4 APL Main Event Day1B 123 1
Shin Hyeonho

Folded to small blind Hyuntae Park, he bumps it up to 3,600, called by big blind Shin Hyeonho. Flop came 3d2c6c and Park continued for 3,500, called by Shin. Turn 2d saw Shin call for another 8,000, and a final 12,000 call on the river Ks. Park shows AcJh, no good against Shin’s Qs3s.

Shin Hyeonho – 62,000
Hyuntae Park – 35,000


17:36: Blinds up!
Level 10: 700 – 1,400 ante 1,400

Last level before registration closes, field count is now up to 118 entries for today’s Main Event Day 1B flight!


17:31: Ace high does it for Xingyu Ren
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Up against an open and a call, big blind Xingyu Ren stuffed his 16,600 stack in and was called by the original raiser Park Hyuntae.

Xingyu As7h
Park KsJs

Running a race, the board Qh3sQs5h3h missed to pair either player with Xingyu’s ace high good for the double up.

Xingyu Ren – 35,600
Park Hyuntae – 75,000


17:24: No chops for Jeffrey Calonge
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

4 APL Main Event Day1B 101 1
Jeffrey Calonge

Facing an utg open and a call, Kim Michael Enriquez fired a three bet to 10,000, cold called by small blind Jeffrey Calonge. Original raiser folds and caller joins in. The three head on to see flop Ad6d5s. Calonge leads all-in for 7,600, called by Enriquez.

Calonge KdQd
Enriquez KcQc

A freeroll for Calonge, the turn 10d completed his flush and awarded him the 41 big blind pot.

Jeffrey Calonge – 50,000
Kim Michael Enriquez – 190,000


17:10: Tang Yan survives through
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Button Tang Yan opened to 3,000, called by small blind Kim Michael Enriquez. Flop came Kh9d6h. Checked to Tang, he bet all-in for 14,000 total, called by Enriquez with mid pair 10c9c. Ahead against his opponent’s Jh3h, the turn 10h and river Jd filled up Tang’s flush for the win.

Tang Yan – 36,400
Kim Michael Enriquez – 150,000


17:05: Platon Ryan Jerico gets paid on all streets
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Gibaek Lee defended his big blind against button Platon Ryan Jerico’s open and saw flop Ah7c6s. Lee check-called 3,000 and another 8,500 on turn 6c. River As completed the board, Lee with a final check-call of 15,000. Platon shows AdJh for a full house aces over sixes which merited a muck from his opponent.

Platon Ryan Jerico – 75,000
Gibaek Lee – 8,000


17:02: Blinds up!
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

A total of 114 entries are in for today’s Main Event Day 1B flight. Registration remains open through Level 10!


16:55: Bonil Koo packs it in with queens
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 78 1
Belljohn Perez

Midposition Bonil Koo opened to 2,200, joined by two other players. The three saw flop 2h9c9s where Koo continued for 4,300. Only Belljohn Perez made the call behind and saw turn 7h. Both players checked all the way through river 3h, revealing Koo’s QdQh for the pot.

Bonil Koo – 90,000
Belljohn Perez – 65,000


16:49: Yun Su Choi fills up on the river
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 63
Yun Su Choi

A multiway pot was brewing after three players called Rick Jason Ambata’s three bet to 3,500. The flop 8s10h6h was checked round and action moved on to turn 8d. Ambata this time, bet 4,000, called only by button Yun Su Choi. River 9s saw Ambata send out another 12,000, called once more by Yun.

Ambata AhJh
Yun 7d5d

Yun Su Choi takes it down with a rivered straight for the win.

Yun Su Choi – 85,000
Rick Jason Ambata – 90,000


16:43: Cbet does it Hazel Timonera
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 70
Hazel Timonera

Cutoff Ginbert De Villa defended his 2,500 open against big blind Hazel Timonera’s three bet to 7,500. Flop came 4s2s3d and saw Timonera continue for 7,500. De Villa gives up the fight and makes the fold.

Hazel Timonera – 60,000
Ginbert De Villa – 35,000


16:38: Darren Yu gets coolered
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

4 APL Main Event Day1B 51
Darren Yu

An all-in preflop situation, Darren Yu found himself in trouble with AhKs against Chia Wei Chang’s KcKd. A jack-high board 4h7c3h8sJc ran through and sealed Yu’s elimination from the flight.

Chia Wei Chang – 43,000
Darren Yu – Eliminated


16:30: Nam Hyungseok crushes with kings
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

Frederick Cruz
Frederick Cruz

Hijack Frederick Cruz defended his open vs Nam Hyungseok’s three bet to 7,500 behind and saw a flop of Qc4sJh. Checked to Nam, he bet all-in for 23,800. Cruz made the call with 7h4h with bottom pair, crushed against Nam’s premium KcKs. The turn 6c and river 5h changed nothing as Nam locked in the double up.

Nam Hyungseok – 65,100
Frederick Cruz – 28,000


16:15: Break Time!
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

108 entries in have so far been recorded for today’s Main Event Day 1B flight. Registration will remain open through the end of Level 10.

Top Chip Counts

Kim Michael Enriquez – 180,000
Rick Jason Ambata – 120,000
Bonil Koo – 110,000
Raymundo Gomez – 85,000
Juhyung Son – 80,000


16:13: Kyongrok Moon dominated
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Jacky Ho
Jacky Ho

Kyongrok Moon flicked in his 3,600 micro stack with AhJh and ran into Jacky Ho’s better AdKh. The board 7s3h7d2d10s paired neither player with Ho’s ace-king high good for the pot.

Jacky Ho – 35,000
Kyongrok Moon – Eliminated


16:08: John Clyde Tan gets railed
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Platon Ryan Jerico
Platon Ryan Jerico

Following an utg open, hijack Platon Ryan Jerico sent out a three bet to 5,000. Small blind John Clyde Tan stuffed his 24,000 stack in and was called by Platon.

Tan AdQh
Platon 8c8h

Up for a flip, Tan’s overcards missed to connect with the board 3c9hKc7sJs, eliminating him from the Main Event flight.

Platon Ryan Jerico – 60,000
John Clyde Tan – Eliminated


16:01: Frederick Cruz plays in position
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Utg Tang Yan opened to 2,800, called by cutoff Frederick Cruz and big blind Kim Taehwan. The three see a flop of Ks3s5c where Tang continued for 5,000, called by both opponents. Turn 3d was checked to Cruz who fired a bet of 9,000. Both players throw in the fold and Cruz claims the pot.

Frederick Cruz – 70,000
Tang Yan – 20,000
Kim Taehwan – 51,000


15:51: Song Hyunsoo gets lucky
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

A short stack preflop all-in battle, Gyeong Tae Yoo pushed his remaining 9,000 in with AcQh and was up against Song Hyunsoo’s Ad10c. Whilst ahead, Song managed to outflop Gyeong on 10s5s8c which further improved on turn Ah and river 8h.

Song Hyunsoo – 45,000
Gyeong Tae Yoo – Eliminated


15:45: Eundong Noh scores easy double
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

Eundong Noh
Eundong Noh

Beginning with an open to 2,000, Eundong Noh four bet all-in for 15,600 total after Jayvon Carreon fired a three bet to 9,600. Committed to his raise, Carreon completed and the two ran the board.

Noh AcQd
Carreon Qs6c

Dominating his opponent, Noh turned an ace on 10h5sJhAd8c to secure the much needed double up.

Eundong Noh – 32,800
Jayvon Carreon – 60,000


15:40: Blinds up!
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

100 entries in for today’s Main Event Day 1B flight, four more levels to go before registration closes!


15:34: Kang Myeonghwa claims pot
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Kang Myeonghwa
Kang Myeonghwa

Utg+1 Jayvon Carreon defended his open against small blind Kang Myeonghwa’s three bet to 3,800. The two set off to see flop 4d3hQs where Kang continued for 2,500. Carreon with a call led to the turn 3s. Both players checked round to river 9s. Kang sent out a 7,500 bet, to which Carreon folded.

Kang Myeonghwa – 30,000
Jayvon Carreon – 80,000


15:26: Quick double up for Taehwan Kim
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

4 APL Main Event Day1B 48
Taehwan Kim

Utg Taehwan Kim defended his open vs a 5,000 three bet from big blind Jaeseok Lee and saw a flop of 3s2c9s. Lee continued for another 5,000, called by Kim. Turn 5c saw Lee bet all-in, Kim with a call for his remaining 14,100.

Lee AhKd
Kim JhJd

The river 6c offered no help to Lee as Kim stacked a double up to 81 big blinds.

Taehwan Kim – 49,100
Jaeseok Lee – 13,300


15:19: Moses Saquing delivers double bust
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Moses Saquing
Moses Saquing

Up against an open and a call, small blind Hanam Kim pushed all-in for 12,600, and was called by both players. Flop 8h5c5d was checked round as the two headed on to turn 6s. Original raiser Han Sung Jin check-called a 2,000 side pot bet from Moses Saquing, revealing the river 7c. This time, Han bet 6,000 and proceeded to call Saquing’s all-in for his tournament life.

Saquing 5s8s
Han Ac4c
Kim As10d

Saquing ships both the main and side pot with a flopped full house for the win.

Moses Saquing – 85,000
Han Sung Jin – Eliminated
Hanam Kim – Eliminated


15:12: Christopher Mateo pumps up the aggression
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Cutoff Christopher Mateo opened to 1,200 and called a three bet to 4,000 from Son Juhyung behind. Both players checked the flop 3c6s8h and moved on to turn 2d. Mateo led out for 5,100, called by Son. River 10d completed the board and Mateo moved all-in, urging Son to make the fold.

Christopher Mateo – 45,000
Son Juhyung – 35,000


15:07: Dang Hung Duong heads for the rails
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Jaeseok Lee
Jaeseok Lee

Hijack Dang Hung Dong open shoved his 9,600 stack with 8d8h and was called by big blind Jaeseok Lee with AcQd. The flop rolled all overcards JcAh9dKhQh with the river improving Lee’s top pair to two pair.

Jaeseok Lee – 36,000
Dang Hung Dong – Eliminated


15:05: Blinds up!
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Players are packing in with the field count now at 84 entries for Main Event Day 1B. Registration remains open until the end of Level 10!


15:02: Jacks good for Eman Segismundo
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

4 APL Main Event Day1B 46
Niroshan Loganathan

Cutoff Niroshan Loganathan opened to 1,200, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop 3c7c6d saw big blind Eman Segismundo lead out for 1,500. Loganathan raises to 3,500, small blind folds and Segismundo completes. Turn 4c saw Segismundo check-call for 5,300, with the river 9c raking in no more bets. Segismundo reveals JcJd, Loganathan with a muck.

Eman Segismundo – 40,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 27,000


14:53: Son Juhyung gets full value
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Son Juhyung
Son Juhyung

Facing an open and a call, short stacked Hanam Kim flicked his 2,800 stack in. Action back on original raiser Son Juhyung, he puts in a raise to 7,000 total, called once more by Lee Junghwan. Flop came 9s4d5d, Son bet 5,000 for the side pot, called by Lee. Son checked the turn 7s and Lee bet all-in for 19,000. Son finds the call with 8c8d, ahead of Lee’s 6c6d.

River Ks completes the board and Kim takes the main pot with two pair Kc4h. The bigger side pot is awarded to Son while Lee bows out after missing to improve on the river.

Hanam Kim – 9,200
Son Juhyung – 60,000
Lee Junghwan – Eliminated


14:44: Kim Michael Enriquez runs hot
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Hijack Kim Michael Enriquez opened to 1,100 and called a three bet to 3,300 from Gun Jun Lee behind. The two saw flop JdAh5h and Enriquez proceeded with a check-raise to 9,000, to which Lee called. Enriquez snap bet all-in the turn Kd and Lee called off his remaining 22,000.

Enriquez 5d5s
Lee AdQc

Crushed by Enriquez’ set of fives, the river 7h left Lee with only top pair and his elimination.

Kim Michael Enriquez – 115,000
Gun Jun Lee – Eliminated


14:35: No showdown for Bui The Nguyen
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

Bui The Nguyen 1
Bui The Nguyen

Facing a hijack open, button Alexis Cruz opted to three bet to 2,100, cold called by big blind Bui The Nguyen. Original raiser folds and the two head on to flop JhJd10s. Both players check and sees turn 8s. Nguyen leads for 2,500, called by Cruz behind. River came Kh, Nguyen with a check. Cruz bets 4,500 but folds shortly after Nguyen bumped it up to 15,700 total.

Bui The Nguyen – 52,000
Alexis Cruz – 25,000


14:20: Break Time!
Level 5: 300 – 500 ante 500

65 entries in for Main Event Day 1B. Registration is open through Level 10!

Top Chip Counts

Kim Michael Enriquez – 76,000
Byunhwa Song – 60,000
Platon Ryan Jerico – 57,000
Bonil Koo – 55,000
Lee Junhui – 50,000


14:18: Moses Saquing fires double barrel
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Moses Saquing
Moses Saquing

Cutoff Hazel Timonera defended her open against a three bet to 2,500 from small blind Moses Saquing and saw a flop of 9cQh3s. Saquing pushed a flop bet of 2,000, called by Timonera. Turn came 2d and Saquing sent out another 4,500, to which Timonera folded.

Moses Saquing – 38,000
Hazel Timonera – 24,000


14:13: Niroshan Loganathan dodges elimination
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Losing a chunk of his stack just a few hands prior, Niroshan Loganathan got his remaining 8,800 in with 9h9c and was up against Gyeong Tae Yoo’s KhKs. At risk and behind, Loganathan got lucky on board 8c2c3cQs6c after it ran a one card flush to his club. Loganathan stacks the double and survives through.

Niroshan Loganathan – 18,600
Gyeong Tae Yoo – 21,500


14:00: Platon Ryan Jerico takes it down
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

A three bet pot preflop, three players headed to see Ah10c3d. Checked to the aggressor Platon Ryan Jerico, he sent out a 3,500 bet, called only by Niroshan Loganathan. Turn Qd was checked by both players and action headed to river 7c. Loganathan led out a chunky 15,300 and Platon moved all-in for 26,800 total. Loganathan tank-folded and showed AdQs. Platon returned the favor and revealed Qc while raking in the pot.

Platon Ryan Jerico – 60,600
Niroshan Loganathan – 10,500


13:53: Kim Michael Enriquez cracks kings
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

Kim Michael Enriquez
Kim Michael Enriquez

Having defended his big blind, Kim Michael Enriquez landed a monster flop Qd9h8c with Qc8c. Preflop raiser Shon Daegeon left no hesitation to get all the chips right in the middle with his overpair KcKd. The turn 10d and river 5c awarded Enriquez’ two pair the win, leaving Shon’s pocket kings headed for the muck.

Kim Michael Enriquez – 52,000
Shon Daegeon – Eliminated


13:44: Blinds up!
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

45 entries in so far for Main Event Day 1B flight. Registration remains open until the end of Level 10!


13:43: Bonifacio Mondalo loses huge flip
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

4 APL Main Event Day1B 35
Bonifacio Mondalo

Having three bet vs an early open, Raymundo Gomez was met with a cold four bet behind to 6,000 by Bonifacio Mondalo. Gomez answered back with an all-in and Mondalo called off his 17,000 stack.

Gomez AcKd
Mondalo 5s5d

Running a flip, the flop Kh5cJh ran very much in favor of Mondalo’s pocket pair, not until the runout 10dQs completed the board. Gomez scoops up the pot with a straight, knocking Mondalo out of the games.

Raymundo Gomez – 40,000
Bonifacio Mondalo – Eliminated


13:35: Kim Taehwan exits as first bust
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Lee Junhui
Lee Junhui

Utg Lee Junhui opened to 600, hijack Kim Taehwan three bet to 2,600, called by the big blind and Lee. Flop Jh2h2d was checked to Kim who continued for 5,400. Big blind folds and Lee makes the call. Turn 10h saw Lee check-call Kim’s all-in for 15,000 total.

Kim QdQh
Lee Ah6h

Drawing to only to four outs vs Lee’s nut flush, the river 9h sealed Kim’s fate as the flight’s first casualty.

Lee Junhui – 57,000
Kim Taehwan – Eliminated


13:30: Bonil Koo hits the river
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Bonil Koo 1
Bonil Koo

Cutoff Bonil Koo opened to 800, called by both players on the blinds. Flop came 4s4c10c. Checked to Koo, he continued with a bet of 1,800, called by small blind Bonifacio Mondalo. Turn 6c and river Kd went check round. Mondalo shows 10s9h, rivered by Koo’s Ks8d for a higher two pair.

Bonil Koo – 46,000
Bonifacio Mondalo – 26,000


13:10: Blinds up!
Level 3: 200 – 300 ante 300

Field now up to 31 entries, registration will remain open until the end of Level 10 @ 7 p.m. estimated.


12:35: Blinds up!
Level 2: 100 – 300 ante 300

Two tables running, 17 entries in so far for Main Event Day 1B.


12:00: Shuffle up & deal
Level 1: 100 – 200 ante 200

APL Manila Main Event Day 1B action begins!