Pinoy Flash: Elmo Celi on fire, Lester Edoc tops National GPI Ranking

Here are some News Updates from one of the healthiest poker communities in the Asia Pacific region:

A feeling of “Deja vu” at PokerStars Live Manila

Elmo Celi (Photo PokerStars Live Manila)

Weekly tournaments often attract a large portion of regulars so it’s not really uncommon to see the same faces on the floor every time. What is unusual, however, is to see the same face posted as the champion of 4 consecutive tournaments.

Yes, you read that right! Elmo Celi has won 4 consecutive daily tournaments in PokerStars Live Manila, accumulating more than Php200,000($4119) in prize money in a span of 4 days.

Prior to this incredible winning streak, Elmo Celi’s biggest score was a Php96,000 ($1,977) win in an APPT side event.

Lester Edoc on the top of The National GPI Ranking

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Lester Edoc

Lester Edoc of Poker King Club is currently #1 in GPI rankings surpassing Andrew Gaw by 32 points. For 2016, Gaw, now in 2nd place, has only cashed 4 times as compared to last year’s accomplishments. On the other hand, Edoc managed to collect significant points these past three months with his excellent performance in the last APT & APPT Events High Roller events ( 3 final tables).

GPI Philippines Top 5

#1 Lester Edoc – 954.06 pts
#2 Andrew Gaw –  922.20 pts
#3 Mike Takayama – 664.55 pts
#4 John Sayo –  578.59 pts
#5 Florencio Campomanes –  577.70 pts

Read more: Interview: Getting to know poker pro Lester Edoc

Save the date: Metro Card Club’s 500K Series $ PokerStars Live Manila Php 1M Gtd

Coming up soon is Metro Card Club’s 500K Series happening on October 21-23, 2016. The Series which guarantees Php500,000 has a buy-in of 2,200 + 1 re-entry.


October 21 – Day 1A at 3PM
October 22 – Day 1B at 3 PM
October 23 – Final Day at 3PM

This is immediately followed by Pokerstars Live Manila’s Special tournament which happens on October 24-30. The Special Tournaments Main Event guarantees a Php1 Million prize pool for a buy-in Php5,000.


Oct 24 – ₱500 Rebuy
Oct 25 – ₱2,000 NLH
Oct 26 – ₱3,000 NLH
Oct 27 – ₱5,000 Megastack
Oct 28-30 – ₱5,000 Main Event
Oct 28 – ₱5,000 Deepstack Turbo Freezeout
Oct 29 – ₱10,000 NLH Superstack
Oct 30 – ₱3,000 Knockout

Article by Gabrielle Barredo

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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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