Vamerdino Magsakay

GPI Rank : 1382
GPI Nat. Rank : 11
Total Earnings : $542,963
GPI Score : 1 400,24
First Cash : 2014-05-02
Last Updated on May 5, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - MAIN EVENT (15 BILLION GTD)
Da Nang
25 $166,100,000


Vamerdino Magsakay is a Filipino professional poker player who focuses on tournaments both live and online.

Magsakay’s first breakthrough in the poker tournament scene was in May 2014, placing 5th at the No Limit Hold’em Head Hunter event of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila for $2,840. Two months after, he copped $2,656 for a third place finish at the Manila Cup of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).

The succeeding five years saw steady production from Magsakay but nowhere near the level of success he achieved in 2019.

In April of that year, he finished third at the Main Event of the APT Manila for $45,161, his first five-figure payday. Building off the momentum and bankroll boost, Magsakay went on to win $17,951 for finishing 5th at the Championship Event of APT Vietnam, his first tournament cash outside of the Philippines. In under a month, he mustered another huge win by finishing 3rd at the APPT Manila for $30,588.

The lockdowns caused by the global health pandemic in early 2020 brought a grinding halt to Magsakay’s run. The forced hibernation, however, seemed to have only created an appetite that needed sating in the Filipino pro.

He appeared to be everywhere in 2022 posting victories, at varying degrees, in each and every month of the year with the biggest and most impressive coming in July. Magsakay toppled the competition at the Main Event of the APT Summer Festival in Hanoi Vietnam. The victory netted him his best live cash to day, a purse amounting to $84,854.

In November 2022, Magsakay also won the Main Event of the RVS Cup 6 GRT in Pasig, Philippines for $33,133.

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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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