Michael De Leon
Last Updated on May 19, 2024

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Prolific Filipino poker player Michael De Leon is an undeniable regular in local Philippine events like PokerStars LIVE, Asia Pacific Poker Tour Manila, Asian Poker Tour Cebu and Manila, and World Poker Tour Philippines. With total live earnings of USD 109,652, De Leon hopes to win even bigger and break into the international poker scene.

De Leon’s biggest win came in February 2024, when he placed first in the No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off Event #3 at the Manila Megastack 18, bagging PHP 763,000 (USD 13,597). De Leon has placed first in tournaments before this one, namely the APPT Warm Up Special in July 2023, where he won PHP 111,468 (USD 2,006) in the PLO Knockout event and the APPT Manila Deepstack event in July 2019, where he won an even more sizable PHP 337,400 (USD 6,633). 

While De Leon plays close to his roots in Manila and Cebu, he has made international appearances in the APT Hanoi Billions and WPT Cambodia Championship.

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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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