Poker Dream Manila: Ricardo Singapan bags first title at Warm Up Event; Darren Abdullah wins the KO Bounty Turbo

Poker Dream indeed makes dreams come true with Filipino Ricardo Singapan and Malaysia’s Darren Abdullah locking up first time live career wins. More champions to be crowned as the festival heads into Day 3 of its twelve-day run at the Grand Wing of Newport World Resorts in Manila, Philippines. Here are the results.

Filipino Ricardo Singapan clinches first title at the Warm Up Event

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Ricardo Singapan

Filipino Ricardo Singapan was barely in radar until he reached the final table and was in contention for his first ever live title. Big hands helped him on his road to victory with pocket Aces earning him an early double up and pocket Kings eliminating Cezar Quiambao in 5th place.

Entering heads up against USA’s Ryan McAllister, Singapan quickly doubled up to take the lead and went on to close it out. He pocketed a career high PH₱ 807,000 (~US$ 14,500) and the first trophy of the series. You can relive all the action via the SMP Live Updates. 

Buy in: PH₱ 15,000 (~US$ 270)
Guarantee: PH₱ 54,000
Entries: 314
Prize pool: PH₱ 4,158,000 (~US$ 74,870)
ITM: 48 players

Final table payouts

Place Player Flag Payouts in PHP
1 Ricardo Singapan Philippines 807,000
2 Ryan Patrick Mc Allister United States 514,000
3 Jessie Leonarez Philippines 382,000
4 Jeffrey Calonge Philippines 309,000
5 Cezar Quiambao Ii Philippines 244,000
6 Danilo Ola Philippines 183,200
7 Wei-Jung Tsai Taiwan 136,000
8 Cheong Yew Lee Malaysia 100,000
9 David Jansen Erquiaga Philippines 83,100

For the complete list head to the FESTIVAL RESULTS

Malaysia’s Darren Abdullah holds his head high at the KO Bounty Turbo

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Darren Abdullah

First time victory for Malaysia’s Darren Abdullah at the KO Bounty Turbo event. Abdullah outlasted the 52-entry field for a first prize payout of PH₱ 127,808 (~US$ 2,300) and a slew of bounty rewards to pad up his score.

Buy in: ₱ 15,000 (~US$ 270)
Entries: 52
Prize pool: ₱ 665,808 (~US$ 11,950) 
ITM: 7 places


Place Player Flag
Payouts in PHP
1 Darren Danial Ong Abdullah Malaysia 127,808
2 Soo Sing Foong Malaysia 92,300
3 Richard Nakila Philippines 58,800
4 Seungeon Lee Philippines 44,600
5 Christopher Mateo Philippines 34,500
6 Theng Aik James Leong Malaysia 26,400
7 Sandro Marco Burkhard Switzerland 21,400

*Bounties not included in payouts

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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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