APL Manila – Main Event – Day 1D Turbo

APL Manila – Main Event – Day 1D Turbo

03:53: Local pro Terry Gonzaga tops Day 1D Turbo flight
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Terry Gonzaga

The last flight on schedule Day 1D Turbo capped the night with Event #3: Pot Limit Omaha Hi champion Terry Gonzaga topping the list with 430,000 in chips. The 14 player pack will join the 44 other qualifiers returning for tomorrow’s Day 2 games, all with a guaranteed payout of PHP 95,000 (~USD 1,720).

Action will resume at exactly noon, Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000 and will play down to the final nine.

Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Terry Gonzaga Philippines 430,000
William Teoh Malaysia  398,000
Euryd Rivera Philippines 326,000
Vince Nachor Philippines 308,000
John Clyde Tan Philippines 268,000
Tikal Blomlie Norway 243,000
Raymundo Gomez Jr.  Philippines 205,000
Michael Concepcion Philippines 177,000
Darren Yu Philippines 162,000
Edzel Villares Philippines 101,000
Czardy Rivera Philippines 95,000
Jeurg Mangalimdan Philippines 60,000
Marvin Cerbito Philippines 58,000
Renniel Galvez Philippines 49,000

03:52: Park Duyong exits as Day 1D’s bubble
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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John Clyde Tan

Utg John Clyde Tan opened to 20,000 and called off Park Duyong’s 66,000 jam with AsKs. Park with 8c9h remained behind all the way as the board ran 10h3s6hQhAc leaving him to exit shortly as the day’s bubble.

John Clyde Tan – 268,000
Park Duyong – Eliminated

03:43: Edzel Villares doubles through
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

Folded to hijack Edzel Villares, he pushed all-in with 9c10c for 63,000 and was called by small blind John Clyde Tan with KsQs. The flop 5s9s3h quickly gave Villares top pair with Tan bricking the turn 3c and river Jc completely. Villares claims the pot and survives through right on bubble time.

Edzel Villares – 146,000
John Clyde Tan – 160,000

03:27: Blinds up!
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

Action still on bubble time with one more bust to go before the players bag it up.

03:24: Czardy Rivera dodges bubble elimination
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Short stacked Czardy Rivera called all-in for his remaining 31,000 with 6c6h and was up against Terry Gonzaga’s QcQh. Lucky for Rivera, the board 6d8d5h8h2s landed him a full house, saving him from being the day’s bubble.

Czardy Rivera – 82,000
Terry Gonzaga – 380,000

03:15: Jeorge Lagatuz exits two spots from the money
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Jeorge Lagatuz

Utg+1 William Teoh opened to 16,000 and called off Jeorge Lagatuz’ 120,000 shove with JcJd. Lagatuz with KhQh was looking to spike his overcards but was left instantly drawing thin after Teoh flopped a full house on 2cJh2h4d9c.

William Teoh – 290,000
Jeorge Lagatuz – Eliminated

03:08: Kim Gunwoo falls short
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Following a utg open to 18,000, cutoff Renniel Galvez moved all-in with Ac9s and big blind Kim Gunwoo flicked in his 26,000 with KcJh. Original raiser folds and the two run the board 7d6s3s9cQd. Galvez takes the win with a pair of nines, eliminating Kim from the running.

Renniel Galvez – 120,000
Kim Gunwoo – Eliminated

03:05: Blinds up!
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

17 players left in today’s Day 1D games with only three more eliminations before the flight wraps up.

03:01: Blomlie Mikal sends Chierro De Leon packing
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Blomlie Mikal

Another all-in preflop situation saw short stacked Chierro De Leon get his 71,000 stack in with As5h up against Blomlie Mikal’s premium QsQh. Gunning for three outs, De Leon headed for the rails shortly after the board 9h2d9s4cKh revealed no ace.

Blomlie Mikal – 280,000
Chierro De Leon – Eliminated

02:55: Pocket kings for William Teoh
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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William Teoh

Utg William Teoh open shoved 70,000 with KhKd and was called by Marvin Cerbito with QdQs. A cooler situation, the jack high board 2d8cJs5h7h changed nothing with Teoh locking in the double up.

William Teoh – 155,000
Marvin Cerbito – 125,000

02:48: Darren Yu knocks out Park Seungsu
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Darren Yu

Having limped the button, Park Seungsu called off his 70,000 stack with Kd9d after Darren Yu pushed all-in. Yu reveals KcKs and quickly shipped the pot after board Qh5s8d7s8s landed him no trouble.

Darren Yu – 250,000
Park Seungsu – Eliminated

02:45: Blinds up!
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

20 players remain in for today’s Day 1D Turbo with six more eliminations to go before the flight concludes.

02:32: Joemark Vasay heads for the exit
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Joemark Vasay

With stacks getting shorter, Joemark Vasay moved all-in with 7h7c for his remaining 60,000 and was called by raiser Michael Gabby Conception with As10s. In for a flip, the flop JdAh5c instantly crushed Vasay’s hopes with the runout 5hAd further sealing his elimination.

Michael Gabby Conception – 180,000
Joemark Vasay – Eliminated

02:16: Break Time!
Level 16: 3,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

22 players remain in for Day 1D Turbo with eight more eliminations to go before the flight wraps up!

Top Chip Counts

Euryd Rivera – 260,000
John Clyde Tan – 210,000
Terry Gonzaga – 200,000
Jeurg Mangalimdan – 200,000
Vince Nachor – 190,000

02:06: Lemmor Patulot ends Main Event run
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

Another all-in preflop situation, short stacked Lemmor Patulot got his 21,000 stack in with 3s3h and was up against Renniel Galvez’ 8c8h. No three’s on board AdAcQs4d6c meant Galvez earns the pot with his better pocket pair.

Renniel Galvez – 130,000
Lemmor Patulot – Eliminated

02:03: Ivan Tabucal hits the rails
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Ivan Tabucal

Cutoff Ivan Tabucal open shoved his remaining 27,000 with Qh10c and was up against Michael Gabby Conception’s AhKd. Up for a race, the board 3c8c5d5s7c missed to pair up either player, leaving Conception’s ace-high good for the takedown.

Michael Gabby Conception – 120,000
Ivan Tabucal – Eliminated

01:58: Renniel Galvez spikes lucky river
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Renniel Galvez

Folded to the small blind, Renniel Galvez pushed all-in with Ks3c and was called by big blind Jongtae Kim with Kh10c. Dominated, Galvez managed to get lucky and pair up on the river 6c7cAs8h3s for the win.

Renniel Galvez – 90,000
Jongtae Kim – Eliminated

01:55: Blinds up!
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

28 players left in the Main Event Day 1D games with only half the field returning to the felt tomorrow.

01:49: Euryd Rivera gets there on the river
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Euryd Rivera

Cutoff Euryd Rivera called big blind Jongtae Kim’s three bet preflop to 18,000 and saw 2dKs6s face up on board. Kim bet all three streets – turn Kd and river Qd with Rivera calling behind all the way. Kim shows trip kings, crushed by Rivera’s rivered flush Ad6d for the pot.

Euryd Rivera – 220,000
Jongtae Kim – 31,000

01:46: Terry Gonzaga bounces back
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Terry Gonzaga

Having lost to Edzel Villares previously, Terry Gonzaga managed to double up prior to the hand below.

Gonzaga on the cutoff defended his open from small blind Nakata Daigo’s three bet to 20,000 and saw flop Kd6s5c. Nakata continued for 16,000, called by Gonzaga. Nakata fired another 22,000 on turn 10d but shortly folded after Gonzaga moved all-in. Gonzaga takes the pot and recovers back to a 50 BB stack.

Terry Gonzaga – 150,000
Nakata Daigo – 32,000

01:36: Blinds up!
Level 14: 2,000 – 3,000 ante 3,000

33 players remain for the last Main Event flight on schedule with only 14 guaranteed a spot into Day 2.

01:36: Jeffrey Calonge bows out
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Jeorge Lagatuz

A three way all-in ensued with Jeffrey Calonge at risk with Ad9c against two pocket queens – Jeorge Lagatuz’ and Jeurg Mangalimdan’s. The board 4s6cJh9s4c spared no ace which meant a split pot for Lagatuz and Mangalimdan, and elimination for Calonge.

Jeorge Lagatuz – 75,000
Jeurg Mangalimdan – 85,000
Jeffrey Calonge – Eliminated

01:32: Jose Ruzzel crushes with kings
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Jose Ruzzel

Jose Ruzzel stuffed his 21,000 stack in with KhKc and was up against Junnie Pamplona‘s 10h10d. The window card showed a 10s but continued to roll Ks4c5d5c to save Ruzzel from a potential elimination.

Jose Ruzzel – 48,500
Junnie Pamplona – 10,000

01:29: Edzel Villares wins blind battle
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Edzel Villares

Small blind Terry Gonzaga limped and raised all-in after big blind Edzel Villares put in a 9,000 raise. Villares called off with 8c8s for his 44,000 stack and finds himself in a good spot to double up vs Gonzaga’s 7cJc. The board 8dAh9s9cKh was no sweat for Villares as he claimed the pot with a full house.

Edzel Villares – 90,500
Terry Gonzaga – 40,000

01:27: Midpair good for Michael Gabby Conception
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Michael Gabby Conception

Utg+1 Nakata Daigo defended his open vs Michael Gabby Conception’s three bet to 14,500 behind and saw a flop of QhJd5s. Both players checked round and headed to turn 3d where Nakata led out for 14,000, called by Conception. River 5d was checked through and Nakata reveals 9d9s, no good against Conception’s AcJh.

Michael Gabby Conception – 100,000
Nakata Daigo – 120,000

01:23: Chip Count Update!
Level 13: 1,500 – 2,500 ante 2,500

34 players remain in today’s Day 1D Turbo with the flight concluding once the field is down to 15 runners.

Top Chip Counts

Vince Nachor – 210,000
Park Seungsu – 200,000
William Teoh – 170,000
Blomlie Mikal – 160,000
Park Duyong – 150,000
Nakata Daigo – 150,000

00:35: Registration is closed!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

That’s it for all Main Event runners! Registration is closed for the last flight on schedule – Day 1D Turbo. A total of 96 entries have been recorded with 15% of the field at 14 players guaranteed a spot into Day 2.

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The headlining PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280) guaranteed APL Manila Main Event currently underway at 2Ace Poker Manila is playing through its last flight on schedule – Day 1D Turbo. Action began at 8:00 p.m. with the qualifier offering a more modest option of PHP 60,000 (~USD 1,080) for a starting stack of 30,000 across 20 minute blind levels. The day will conclude once the field draws down to 15% remaining.

Good luck to all the players!

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: 21 entries, 2 qualified
Pre-Event 2: 13 entries, 1 qualified

Day 1A: 57 entries, 9 qualified
Day 1B: 126 entries, 19 qualified
Day 1C: 53 entries, 13 qualified

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