Marc Rivera

Marc Rivera aka Chief
New Manilla,
GPI Rank : 743
GPI Nat. Rank : 6
Total Earnings : $3,291,310
GPI Score : 1 813,65
First Cash : 2010-03-20
Last Updated on July 6, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Jun 27 - 29, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - Seniors High Roller
Las Vegas
3 $128,920


Marc Rivera, a former civil engineer, he wasn’t initially a frequent flyer at live tournaments. A highly respected poker figure from the Philippines. Rivera spent years developing his poker knowledge at the cash game tables. This remains his key area of expertise, despite having a few tournament results dotted around over the last 8 years.  Some of these results include five figure scores with three large ones earned in 2018.

Rivera made a major shift from cash games to live tournaments in 2018 when he topped the 829-entry field of the APPT National event at City of Dreams Manila for PHP 4,599,000 (USD 85,940). This huge victory also rewarded him with a PokerStars Players Championship Platinum Pass worth US$30,000. Rivera turned that special pass into a 3rd place finish for a massive USD 2,168,000 payout. This catapulted Rivera to the top of the Philippines All Time Money List. 

In 2021, Rivera nearly locked up a WSOP bracelet, placing 4th at the Poker Hall of Fame Bounty, instead walking away with USD 52,500. Las Vegas continued to be good to the top Filipino, taking 3rd at the Venetian Deepstack Championship Mystery Bounty. In 2023, Rivera’s 2023 poker season ended on a high, winning 1st place in Poker Dream 7 Vietnam, WPT Vietnam, closing with a big victory at the KSHA Championship Super High Roller in Cheongju, Korea for USD 45,600. 

2024 has already been fruitful for Rivera with two deep runs at the inaugural WPT World Championship festival – 2nd at the Super High Roller and 1st at the Megastack Action Clock.

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