Poker Dream Manila: Ogura Takashi ships Super High Roller; Beh Kok Weng bags two events; How Chee Chong wins Bubble Rush

Another day of champions at Poker Dream Manila with three players outplaying the competition. At the Super High Roller, Ogura Takashi climbed from just 6 big blinds at the final table to the top.

It was a double take over at the 300K NLH and 6-Handed with Beh Kok Weng winning both events. He became the second player to achieve this at the series. To wrap up Day 7 at Newport World Resorts, How Chee Chong shipped the Bubble Rush. Scroll down for the results.

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Also on the floor was Day 1B of the Mystery Bounty. 149 signed up with 23 players reaching ITM. They join the 18 survivors of Day 1A on Wednesday, May 3 at 1pm for the race to the top and to hunt down the biggest bounty of PHP 630,000. Chuning Tan from China leads the race, trailed closely by Japan’s Yuta Kitazumi. Chip counts can be found in the Mystery Bounty Live Updates.

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Ogura Takashi takes down the Super High Roller

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Ogura Takashi

Ogura Takashi outlasted the 39 hard hitters of the Super High Roller event to capture the title, trophy, and a cool PHP 6,170,000 (~US$ 111,350). Takashi entered the final table running lowest rank with just 6 bb then proceeded to win multiple showdowns to take command. Despite Gary Thompson’s efforts, Takashi was tough to break. The final hand was Ac4c flush beating 9c9s You can read up on the SHR action via the SMP Live Updates.  

Date: May 1 to 2
Buy in: PH₱ 500,000 (~US$ 9,175)
Entries: 39
Prize pool: PH₱ 18,154,500 (~US$ 327,650)
ITM: 6 places

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PH₱
1 Ogura Takashi Japan 6,170,000
2 Gary Thompson Ireland 4,270,000
3 Ewe Eng Soon Malaysia 2,720,000
4 Ajitpal Singh Singapore 2,090,000
5 Danny Tang UK 1,634,500
6 Ewe Eng Siang Malaysia 1,270,000

Beh Kok Weng bags two events in a single day

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What a day for Malaysia’s Beh Kok Weng who shipped two events back to back. His first takedown was at the 6-Handed event, besting a field of 29 runners for a score of PHP 137,216 (~US$ 2,475). He then jumped into the 300K NLH, just making it before registration closed. Heads up Weng faced off against Gary Thompson who finished 2nd at the SHR event earlier in the day. Weng outlasted the Irish pro for his second title and a huge payout of PHP 1,218,000 (~US$ 21,980).

How Chee Chong wins the Bubble Rush

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16 players battled for the Bubble Rush which was the last event of the day. In the end, it was Malaysia’s How Chee Chong winning it for a payout of PHP 86,000 (~US$ 1,550).

Buy in: PH₱ 15,000 (~US$ 275)
Entries: 16
Prize pool: PH₱ 204,864 (~US$ 3,700)
ITM: 4 places

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PH₱
1 How Chee Chong Malaysia 86,000
2 Sumendap Marvin Leonardo Indonesia 57,364
3 Leong Theng Aik James Malaysia 36,900
4 Soo Sing Foong Malaysia 24,600
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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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