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PS Live Manila Megastack 17 (2023): Live Updates


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PS Live Manila Megastack 17 – Deepstack Challenge – Final Table

17:30: Jaime Ramon Reyes ships Event #6: Deep Stack Challenge!
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Jaime Ramon Reyes

Following four and a half hours of final table play, Jaime Ramon Reyes emerged victorious and clinched the Deep Stack Challenge title for PHP 933,000 + PHP 35,000 Main Event ticket! Reyes outlasted the 53-entry field and defeated Wang Weixuan in heads up play to land the top spot.

Congratulations to all the players!

Full Payouts

Place Player Flag Prize (PHP)
1 Reyes Jaime Ramon USA ₱933,000
2 Wang Weixuan China ₱675,000
3 Cardyn Nicolas France ₱430,000
4 Shin Hyeonho South Korea ₱326,000
5 Loganathan Niroshan Canada ₱252,000
6 Sayo John Carlo Philippines ₱193,000
7 Wu Shenghao China ₱156,000

17:30: Wang Weixuan busts in 2nd place – PHP 675,000
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Wang Weixuan

Button Jaime Ramon Reyes shoved all-in with As5d and Wang Weixuan called off with AcQc. Whilst dominated, Reyes was able to spike a five on turn AhAdJc5c3h and seal the win with a full house.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 2,120,000
Wang Weixuan – Eliminated


17:13: Jaime Ramon Reyes wields big stack
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

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Wang Weixuan

Button Jaime Ramon Reyes opened to 40,000, called by Wang Weixuan. Flop came Kd5c4c, checked to Reyes, he bet 30,000. Wang put in a raise to 110,000 and Reyes clapped back with an all-in. Wang folds once again and survives with 21 BB.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 1,688,000
Wang Weixuan – 432,000


17:07: Back and forth continues
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

Button Wang Weixuan opened to 40,000 and big blind Jaime Ramon Reyes pushed all-in. Wang folds and moves on to the next hand.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 1,480,000
Wang Weixuan – 640,000


16:21: Jaime Ramon Reyes steals the lead
Level 21: 8,000 – 16,000 ante 16,000

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Jaime Ramon Reyes

Button Jaime Ramon Reyes defended his open and called Wang Weixuan’s three bet to 104,000. Flop 7c9c5d saw Wang continue for 124,000, and shortly call Reyes’ 582,000 all-in.

Reyes Qs9s
Wang 8s8d

A huge favorite with top pair, Reyes locked in the double up after the turn 7h and river 10c failed to change the results.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 1,388,000
Wang Weixuan – 732,000


16:10: Heads up!
Level 21: 8,000 – 16,000 ante 16,000

Action now on heads up for the title.

Wang Weixuan – 1,570,000
Jaime Ramon Reyes – 550,000


16:09: Cardyn Nicolas eliminated in third place – PHP 430,000
Level 21: 8,000 – 16,000 ante 16,000

cardynnicolas
Cardyn Nicolas

Small blind Wang Weixuan limp-called 48,000 to see flop AdKd5c. Checked to the raiser, Cardyn Nicolas bet 32,000, called by Wang. Turn 9s saw Cardyn push another 82,000, Wang with another check-call. River Qd pushed Wang to lead all-in with Cardyn calling behind (210,000) for his tournament life.

Wang shows 10d7d for a flush and beats Cardyn’s lower 4d2d flush to send his opponent out of the running.

Wang Weixuan – 1,570,000
Cardyn Nicolas – Eliminated


16:00: Wang Weixuan folds to jam
Level 21: 8,000 – 16,000 ante 16,000

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Wang Weixuan

Small blind Jaime Ramon Reyes limped in and big blind Wang Weixuan bumped it up to 40,000. Reyes answered with an all-in, Wang follows with a fold.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 620,000
Wang Weixuan – 1,150,000


15:53: Blinds up!
Level 21: 8,000 – 16,000 ante 16,000

Action is on three handed play with Wang Weixuan still in the lead!


15:49: Jaime Ramon Reyes doubles through
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

Button Wang Weixuan opened to 24,000 and called off big blind Jaime Ramon Reyes’ 287,000 jam.

Reyes Ah4h
Wang Kh10d

Up for a race, Reyes remained ahead all the way having landed top pair on Ac4d10h8h5d.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 592,000
Wang Weixuan – 1,200,000


15:45: Shin Hyeonho bows out in 4th place – PHP 326,000
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

shinhyeonho
Shin Hyeonho

Button Shin Hyeonho opened to 25,000 and called off his 230,000 stack after chip leader Wang Weixuan moved all-in.

Wang Jh10s
Shin As5d

Slightly ahead of his opponent, the board Qh8sJs3d9d ran in favor of Wang, landing him a straight on the river for the knockout.

Wang Weixuan – 1,500,000
Shin Hyeonho – Eliminated


15:42: Niroshan Loganathan crashes in 5th place – PHP 252,000
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

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Niroshan Loganathan

Utg Niroshan Loganathan open shoved his last 130,000 with Ac2h and was called by Cardyn Nicolas with AdJd. In terrible shape, Loganathan exited shortly after the board Kc3c9s4cKh turned up on the table.

Cardyn Nicolas – 370,000
Niroshan Loganathan – Eliminated


15:33: Shin Hyeonho pairs up for the win
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

Utg Cardyn Nicolas opened to 24,000 and called button Shin Hyeonho’s three bet to 54,000. Board AdQd10s2h4d was checked through by both players on all streets with Shin showing Kd10c, enough to beat Cardyn’s 9d9h.

Shin Hyeonho – 330,000
Cardyn Nicolas – 270,000


15:20: Wang Weixuan continues to dominate
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

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Wang Weixuan

Utg Jaime Ramon Reyes opened to 24,000, called by Wang Weixuan and big blind Shin Hyeonho. Flop 6d5d2d was checked to Wang who bet 54,000. Both opponents fold, leaving Wang to pick up the pot.

Wang Weixuan – 1,200,000
Jaime Ramon Reyes – 340,000
Shin Hyeonho – 250,000


15:03: Break Time!
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

Five players still in for the Deepstack Challenge Final Table!

Chip Counts

Wang Weixuan – 1,100,000
Cardyn Nicolas – 328,000
Jaime Ramon Reyes – 275,000
Shin Hyeonho – 251,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 157,000


15:03: Niroshan Loganathan dodges bust
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Niroshan Loganathan

Utg opened and was met with two all-ins – Cardyn Nicolas with AhKc followed by Niroshan Loganathan with AdJd. Original raiser gets out of the way and the two run the board Jc3s5h10c3c. Loganathan outflops Cardyn and is saved from elimination.

Niroshan Loganathan – 157,000
Cardyn Nicolas – 328,000


15:00: Wang Weixuan cripples Niroshan Loganathan
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

Utg Niroshan Loganathan opened to 22,000, joined by small blind Wang Weixuan. The two checked flop 6h2sJc and headed to turn 10s. Wang led for 34,000 and called Loganathan’s raise to 105,000 total. River 6s completed the board and Wang check-called a river bet of 206,000. Loganathan shows Jd10d, no good against Wang’s flush KsQs.

Wang Weixuan – 1,100,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 73,000


14:41: Cardyn Nicolas loses flip
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Cardyn Nicolas

An all-in preflop situation, button Cardyn Nicolas called off with 8s8c and was up against big blind Shin Hyeonho’s AcJh. With Shin at risk, the board 4d7s5h3h2d saved him from elimination with the river completing his straight.

Shin Hyeonho – 207,000
Cardyn Nicolas – 340,000


14:39: Niroshan Loganathan wins one
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

A limp pot, both blinds saw a flop of 3h5c7c. Small blind Cardyn Nicolas check-called for 17,000 from Niroshan Loganathan behind. Turn Kh saw Loganathan pull a bigger 33,000, Cardyn with another check-call. River 9c led Loganathan to bet a final 105,000, Cardyn this time, makes the fold.

Niroshan Loganathan – 460,000
Cardyn Nicolas – 440,000


14:28: Niroshan Loganathan bags another loss
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Shin Hyeonho

Folded to small blind Niroshan Loganathan, he shoved all-in with Qd2s and big blind Shin Hyeonho called off for his last 94,000 with AdQc. Dominated, Loganathan suffered another loss after the board ran AhKhJc4hJh.

Shin Hyeonho – 198,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 350,000


14:26: Blinds up!
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

Five players remaining in contention for the Deep Stack Challenge title and PHP 933,000 top prize!


14:23: Pocket aces for Wang Weixuan
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Jaime Ramon Reyes

Small blind Jaime Ramon Reyes limp-called 24,000 preflop and saw 4cJs10h face up on board. Checked to the raiser, big blind Wang Weixuan bet 16,000, called by his opponent. Turn Kc saw Reyes go for another check-call (32,000), and a final check-call for 84,000 on river 3s. Wang shows AdAh, Reyes mucks.

Wang Weixuan – 750,000
Jaime Ramon Reyes – 294,000


14:17: Jaime Ramon Reyes wins blind battle
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Jaime Ramon Reyes

Small blind Shin Hyeonho opened to 24,000, called by big blind Jaime Ramon Reyes. On flop 6sQh5h, Shin bet 22,000 and Reyes continues. Turn 2h saw Shin this time, check-call a 24,000 bet from his opponent and fold the river 10d after Reyes bet all-in.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 470,000
Shin Hyeonho – 100,000


14:06: Niroshan Loganathan continues to descend
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Cutoff Niroshan Loganathan raised to 17,000, joined by Wang Weixuan on the big blind. Flop AhQs2s saw Loganathan continued for 15,000, check-called by Wang. Loganathan fired another 62,000 on turn 6h, Wang with another check-call. River Ac went check-check and Wang reveals QdJd. Loganathan mucks and gives up the lead.

Wang Weixuan – 580,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 415,000


14:00: Shin Hyeonho bounces back
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Folded to Niroshan Loganathan on the small blind, he shoved all-in with Qc6s and Shin Hyeonho called off with 9c9d for his last 103,000. The board 2s10c6hAh8d ran safe for Shin as he claimed the double up.

Shin Hyeonho – 214,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 510,000


13:53: Wang Weixuan takes it down
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Cutoff Shin Hyeonho opened to 17,000 and called small blind Wang Weixuan’s three bet to 65,000. Flop came 2sKhJs, Wang continued for 42,000, called by Shin. Turn Jh saw Wang this time shove all-in and Shin gives up the spot.

Wang Weixuan – 472,000
Shin Hyeonho – 125,000


13:49: John Carlo Sayo railed in 6th place – PHP 193,000
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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John Carlo Sayo

Folded to Jaime Ramon Reyes on the small blind, he shoved with Ad9c and big blind John Carlo Sayo called off for his remaining 135,000 with As3s. The board JhAc7s10c6h gave both players top pair, Reyes with a better kicker for the win.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 400,000
John Carlo Sayo – Eliminated


13:42: Blinds up!
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Six players remain the final table games with everyone now guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 193,000!


13:37: Jaime Ramon Reyes gives up the river
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

Button Shin Hyeonho opened to 15,000, joined by small blind Jaime Ramon Reyes. Both players checked flop 7s3d8h through to turn Jd. Reyes led out for 15,000, called by Shin. River Qh saw Reyes gun for another 17,000 but snap fold after Shin pushed a raise to 70,000.

Shin Hyeonho – 218,000
Jaime Ramon Reyes – 320,000


13:33: Niroshan Loganathan doubles another
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Niroshan Loganathan

Button Niroshan Loganathan opened to 15,000 and called off small blind Shin Hyeonho’s 72,000 jam.

Shin 10c9c
Loganathan Ks7c

Running a race, the board 2s4h2d10h10d tabled Shin a full house tens over deuces for his survival.

Shin Hyeonho – 159,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 630,000


13:17: Wang Weixuan bags a double up
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Wang Weixuan

Button Wang Weixuan opened to 12,000 and called off for his tournament life with 7h7s against chip leader Niroshan Loganathan’s all-in. Loganathan shows Js6s and runs the board KhQs8s6hQd. Wang’s pocket sevens remains ahead, giving him a full double up.

Wang Weixuan – 395,000
Niroshan Loganathan – 700,000


13:09: Shin Hyeonho slips down
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

shinhyeonho
Shin Hyeonho

Button Cardyn Nicolas defended his open vs Shin Hyeonho’s three bet to 40,000 and saw a flop of Qc10h3d. Shin continued for 37,000 and Cardyn followed with an all-in for the rest of Shin’s chips. Shin makes the fold and slips down to 16 BB.

Cardyn Nicolas – 425,000
Shin Hyeonho – 100,000


13:04: Wu Shenghao knocked out in 7th place – PHP 156,000
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Wu Shenghao

First hand of the day sees shortest stacked Wu Shenghao on the losing end of a cooler. Bringing in a 48,000 stack, Wu got it in with KcKd and was up against Cardyn Nicolas’ AdAc. The board Qh2d10d3c8c delivered no bad beats, leaving Wu to exit within the first five minutes.

Cardyn Nicolas – 339,000
Wu Shenghao – Eliminated


13:00: Shuffle Up & Deal!
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

Final table action resumes, good luck to all the players!


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The Manila Megastack 17 festivities at Okada Resort & Casino Manila, Philippines is playing down its first seven-figure guarantee on schedule with Event#6: Deep Stack Challenge set to crown a champion today! Niroshan Loganathan tops the remaining 7-player list, followed by Jaime Ramon Reyes. All contenders are now guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 156,000 (~USD 2,820) with first prize seeing PHP 933,000 (~USD 16,385) up top.

Action will resume at 1 p.m. on Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000, running 40 minute blind levels all the way through.

Date: December 4 to 5, 2023
Buy in: ₱ 55,000 (~$1,000)
Guarantee: ₱ 3,000,000 (~$54,150)
Entries: 53
Prize pool: ₱ 3,000,000 (~$54,150)
ITM: 7 places

1 ₱ 933,000
2 ₱ 675,000
3 ₱ 430,000
4 ₱ 326,000
5 ₱ 252,000
6 ₱ 193,000
7 ₱ 156,000

Chips in play: 2,120,0000


End of Day 1 – Chip Counts

Loganathan Niroshan 806,000
Reyes Jaime Ramon 374,000
Cardyn Nicolas 276,000
Wang Weixuan 202,000
Shin Hyeonho 182,000
Say John Carlo 132,000
Wu Shenghao 48,000

PS Live Manila Megastack 17 – Kick Off – Final Day

23:40: Alvir Inocentes claims Kick Off victory!
Level 31: 80,000 – 160,000 ante 160,000

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Alvir Inocentes

Local runner Alvir Inocentes outlasted the 488-entry field and claimed victory in Event #7: Kick Off for PHP 877,000 following a four way ICM deal. Inocentes takes with him the trophy and the PHP 35,000 Main Event entry in addition for landing first place.

Congratulations to all the players!

Event #7: Kick Off Final Table Results

Place Player Flag Prize (PHP)
1 Alvir Inocentes Philippines ₱877,000*
2 Jayvon Carreon Philippines ₱788,000*
3 Marcial Lou Philippines ₱619,000*
4 Ryan Platon Philippines ₱596,000*
5 Wallac Chan Wai Hong Kong ₱330,000
6 Jan Jason Leoncio Philippines ₱260,000
7 John Clyde Tan Philippines ₱195,000
8 Raymundo Gomez Philippines ₱135,000
9 Canale Kier Philippines ₱108,852

*Denotes deal was made


23:40: Jayvon Carreon falls short in 2nd place – PHP 788,000
Level 31: 80,000 – 160,000 ante 160,000

jayvoncarreon
Jayvon Carreon

Button Jayvon Carreon opened to 500,000 and called off Alvir Inocentes’ all-in for his tournament life.

Inocentes Ac10d
Carreon Ks10s

In rough shape, the board 5dJc8cQh3c wasn’t of any help and left Carreon to settle for a runner up finish.

Alvir Inocentes – 14,600,000
Jayvon Carreon – Eliminated


23:34: Alvir Inocentes continues to lead
Level 31: 80,000 – 160,000 ante 160,000

Button Jayvon Carreon opened to 320,000, called by Alvir Inocentes. Flop came 2c3c10h and Inocentes check called for 500,000. Turn 7h and river 3s collected no more bets with Carreon showing Ad7s, no good against Inocentes’ 6h10c.

Alvir Inocentes – 8,900,000
Jayvon Carreon – 5,700,000


23:09: Marcial Lou exits in 3rd place – PHP 619,000
Level 30: 60,000 – 120,000 ante 120,000

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Marcial Lou

Small blind Marcial Lou opened to 260,000, called behind by big blind Jayvon Carreon. Lou went on to triple barrel board 5hKs8s6h8h then call a river all-in from his opponent. Carreon shows 10h8d and bags the win after Lou reveals 8c9c for trip eights as well.

Jayvon Carreon – 7,000,000
Marcial Lou – Eliminated


22:43: Ryan Platon succumbs in 4th place – PHP 596,000
Level 30: 60,000 – 120,000 ante 120,000

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Ryan Platon

Button Ryan Platon defended his open and called a three bet to 500,000 from small blind Marcial Lou. Flop came 3h5h10h and Lou bet all-in. Platon called off his remaining 1,000,000 with Js10d and was crushed to see Lou’s KhKc. The turn 2c and river Jh completed the board, running a one card flush to Lou’s heart for the win.

Marcial Lou – 3,100,000
Ryan Platon – Eliminated


22:34: ICM deal in place
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

An ICM deal is in place with Alvir Inocentes taking the biggest loot out of the three. Play continues for the trophy and PHP 35,000 Main Event entry.

ICM Payouts

Alvir Inocentes – PHP 877,000
Jayvon Carreon – PHP 788,000
Marcial Lou – PHP 619,000
Ryan Platon – PHP 596,000


22:23: ICM talks
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

ICM is being discussed on the table with 4 left in the final table games.

Chip Counts

Alvir Inocentes – 6,365,000
Jayvon Carreon – 4,480,000
Marcial Lou – 2,015,000
Ryan Platon – 1,770,000


22:12: Wallac Chan Wai eliminated in 5th place – PHP 330,000
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

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Wallac Chan Wai

Utg Wallac Chan Wai got his remaining 3 BB in with 7c7h and had to beat big blind Marcial Lou’s 9h5h for his survival. Unfortunately for Wai, the board revealed 8hQs8dQd9c and counterfeited his pocket pair and paired up Lou’s nine for the win.

Marcial Lou – 2,000,000
Wallac Chan Wai – Eliminated


22:05: Jan Jason Leoncio bows out in 6th place – PHP 260,000
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

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Jan Jason Leoncio

Down to 7 BB, utg Jan Jason Leoncio got his last 720,000 in with KdJs and faced big blind Jayvon Carreon’s As4h. The board 3c9s4cQhAh turned up on the felt and locked in Leoncio’s elimination with his opponent’s two pair.

Jayvon Carreon – 4,500,000
Jan Jason Leoncio – Eliminated


22:00: Wallac Chan Wai gets crippled
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

Utg Wallac Chan Wai opened to 250,000 and called off Ryan Platon’s 785,000 jam.

Platon 9h9d
Wai 6c6s

A huge favorite, Platon survives and doubles through following a board of AsJs7dKcAh. Wai is crippled down to 5 BB from the loss.

Ryan Platon – 1,770,000
Wallac Chan Wai – 500,000


21:45: Jayvon Carreon locks in double up
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

jayvoncarreon
Jayvon Carreon

Hijack Jayvon Carreon opened to 200,000, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop Ad3s8d was checked to Carreon who continued for 400,000. Small blind Ryan Platon reshoves all-in and Carreon calls off for 1,265,000. Platon reveals Kd10d for a flush draw against Carreon’s top pair AcQc. Turn Kh and river 9c drew blank, forcing Platon to take the loss.

Jayvon Carreon – 3,230,000
Ryan Platon – 1,900,000


21:42: Blinds up!
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

Six players still in the Kick Off final table with the minimum payout now listed at PHP 260,000.


21:40: Alvir Inocentes overtakes Ryan Platon
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

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Marcial Lou

A multiway pot began with utg Marcial Lou’s open to 175,000, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop KcQs4d was checked to Lou who continued for 150,000, called by both small blind Ryan Platon and big blind Alvir Inocentes. Lou fired another 250,000 on turn 6d, called only by Inocentes this time. River 8s saw Lou bet a final 500,000, Inocentes with a check call.

Lou shows AhAd, crushed against Inocentes two pair KdQd. Inocentes claims the pot and climbs to the top spot.

Alvir Inocentes – 4,700,000
Ryan Platon – 3,400,000
Marcial Lou – 2,000,000


21:30: Split pot for Alvir Inocentes and Ryan Platon
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

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Alvir Inocentes

Hijack Alvir Inocentes opened to 170,000, joined by two players on flop AdQd5s. Inocentes continued for 150,000, called by both Ryan Platon and big blind Jayvon Carreon. Turn 8c was checked to Platon who bet 500,000, keeping both opponents still in. River 6s was again checked to Platon, pushing him to fire a bigger 1,500,000. Carreon folds and Inocentes tanks then makes the call. Platon shows AhJh and splits the pot with Inocentes’ AsJs.

Alvir Inocentes – 3,300,000
Ryan Platon – 3,800,000
Jayvon Carreon – 1,250,000


21:18: Marcial Lou regains top spot
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Small blind Ryan Platon opened to 225,000, called by big blind Marcial Lou. Platon continued for 150,000 on flop QcQd7s and another 450,000 on turn 3d. Lou called both bets with the river Ks checked through by both players. Platon shows 9h4h air, Lou with As7h for the pot.

Marcial Lou – 3,500,000
Ryan Platon – 3,300,000


20:51: Break Time!
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

6 players remain in contention for the Kick Off title and PHP 1,180,000 top prize.

Chip Count Update

Ryan Platon – 4,150,000
Marcial Lou – 2,900,000
Alvir Inocentes – 2,500,000
Jayvon Carreon – 2,200,000
Wallac Chan Wai – 1,700,000
Jan Jason Leoncio – 1,280,000


20:50: Two pair good for Marcial Lou
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

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Marcial Lou

Hijack Ryan Platon opened to 135,000, called by Marcial Lou behind. Flop Ah9s8c saw Platon continue for 105,000, called by Lou. Platon then checked turn 7c and Lou bet 150,000. Platon put the chips in and saw river Kc. Platon check-calls another 175,000, revealing Lou’s 8d9d for two pair. Platon mucks and Lou takes the pot down.

Marcial Lou – 2,900,000
Ryan Platon – 4,150,000


20:31: Ryan Platon takes the lead
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

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Ryan Jerico Platon

Small blind Ryan Platon raised to 130,000 and big blind Marcial Lou completed to see flop 3h4hJh. Platon bets 80,000 and another 225,000 on turn 5d, Lou with a call on both streets. River 6h saw Platon send out a final 700,000 and Lou uses up three time banks before making the call. Platon shows AhAc, Lou mucks.

Ryan Platon – 4,700,000
Marcial Lou – 2,300,000


20:15: John Clyde Tan busts in 7th place – PHP 195,000
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

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John Clyde Tan

Running a short stack, John Clyde Tan finally got his last 480,000 in with KsJs and was called by small blind Wallac Chan Wai with AdQd. Wai being a favorite, sealed Tan’s elimination after 3h2c9s5d10s rolled on the board.

Wallac Chan Wai – 1,800,000
John Clyde Tan – Eliminated


20:11: Blinds up!
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

7 players remain in contention for the Kick Off title and PHP 1,180,000 top prize.


20:03: Set over set lands Raymundo Gomez in 8th place – PHP 135,000
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

raymundo
Raymundo Gomez

Button Ryan Platon opened to 135,000, joined by small blind Raymundo Gomez. The two saw flop 6h5hJd where all the chips went piling in, Gomez with 5s5d and Platon with 6c6s. Both with a set, Platon secured the pot shortly after with his sixes topping Gomez’ fives for the latter’s elimination.

Ryan Platon – 3,500,000
Raymundo Gomez – Eliminated


19:53: Jayvon Carreon steals pot away
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

jayvoncarreon
Jayvon Carreon

Utg Ryan Platon opened to 110,000, called by two players behind. Flop 3sQs6c saw Platon continue for 160,000, called by Jayvon Carreon. Platon then checked turn 8h, leading Carreon to fire a 350,000 bet. Platon gives it up and throws in the fold.

Jayvon Carreon – 2,300,000
Ryan Platon – 1,800,000


19:48: Canale Kier railed in 9th place – PHP 108,852
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

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Canale Kier

Utg+2 Canale Kier pushed all-in with JcJs for his remaining 440,000 and ran smack into Jan Jason Leoncio’s AdAc. Drawing slim, the board 7cKh7d10dKd delivered no bad beats and earned Leoncio the pot with his aces.

Jan Jason Leoncio – 1,500,000
Canale Kier – Eliminated


19:46: One bet does it for Ryan Platon
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Utg+2 Ryan Platon opened to 113,000, called by chip leader Marcial Lou behind. On flop 7dKs9s, Platon continued for 135,000 and collected a fold from Lou shortly after.

Ryan Platon – 2,300,000
Marcial Lou – 3,800,000


19:37: Marcial Lou continues to lead
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

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Marcial Lou

Utg+1 Marcial Lou opened to 100,000, called by Jayvon Carreon behind. Flop 6cQc10d went check-check and headed to turn 7s. Lou this time, led for 125,000, Carreon with a fold.

Marcial Lou – 3,900,000
Jayvon Carreon – 1,900,000


19:16: The final table is set!
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Nine players remain in the Kick Off games, each guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 108,852. Champion set to win PHP 1,180,000 + PHP 35,000 Main Event entry!

Final Table Chip Counts

Marcial Lou – 3,665,000
Alvir Inocentes – 2,305,000
Jayvon Carreon – 2,045,000
Ryan Platon – 2,010,000
Wallac Chan Wai – 1,375,000
Raymundo Gomez – 1,130,000
Canale Kier – 565,000
John Clyde Tan – 465,000


19:10: Henriquez Antonio falls out in 10th place – PHP 90,000
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

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Henriquez Antonio

Henriquez Antonio defended his big blind vs cutoff Ryan Platon’s open and saw flop Qh2cAc. Henriquez led out a 200,000 bet, called by Platon. Turn came 9d and Henriquez shoved all-in for 400,000. Platon makes the final call and gets to showdown.

Henriquez Ad10h
Platon Ah4d

Henriquez ahead with a better kicker, came crashing down after the river 4h completed the board. Platon earns the pot with two pair, eliminating Henriquez one spot short of the final table.

Ryan Platon – 2,100,000
Henriquez Antonio- Eliminated


19:08: Ralph Nazareno crashes in 11th place – PHP 90,000
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

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Ralph Nazareno

Cutoff Wallac Chan Wai opened to 125,000 and called off button Ralph Nazareno’s 430,000 jam.

Nazareno JcJd
Wai Ks9s

Nazareno ahead with his pocket pair instantly lost the advantage after the flop Kc7c4d gave Wai top pair. Wai’s hand improved further to trips on runout Kh3c and locked in the win.

Wallac Chan Wai – 1,375,000
Ralph Nazareno – Eliminated


19:05: Jan Jason Leoncio puts in a squeeze
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Cutoff Raymundo Gomez opened to 105,000, called by Marcial Lou on the small blind. Action on big blind Jan Jason Leoncio, he decided to bump it up to 400,000. Both opponents fold and Leoncio picks up the dead money.

Jan Jason Leoncio – 1,100,000
Raymundo Gomez – 1,100,000
Marcial Lou – 3,650,000


18:58: Blinds up!
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

11 players remain in the running for the Kick Off title, two more eliminations before the final table.


18:54: Top pair good for Henriquez Antonio
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

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Ryan Jerico Platon

Cutoff Ryan Platon opened to 100,000 and called off big blind Henriquez Antonio’s 400,000 all-in.

Henriquez Kh10s
Platon As4h

Up for a race, Henriquez quickly flopped top pair on 8s6s10d5s3d and sealed the win after no ace came on either turn or river.

Henriquez Antonio – 860,000
Ryan Platon – 1,250,000


18:34: Mike Takayama railed in 12th place – PHP 77,000
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

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Mike Takayama

After getting his aces cracked, Mike Takayama got his remaining 220,000 stack in with KsQh and faced button Alvir Inocentes’ AsQc. Inocentes running hot, delivered another elimination after the board 2sJhJs9h3h turned up on the felt.

Alvir Inocentes – 2,400,000
Mike Takayama – Eliminated


18:20: Christopher Mateo knocked out in 13th place – PHP 77,000
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Christopher Mateo

Folded to Christopher Mateo on the small blind, he shoved his remaining 220,000 in with Jc6c and was called by Alvir Inocentes with KdJs. The board ran 5c8c8h6dKh, giving two pair for both players, Inocentes with the better one for the win.

Alvir Inocentes – 1,700,000
Christopher Mateo – Eliminated


18:13: Mike Takayama gets aces cracked
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Alvir Inocentes

Utg opened to 75,000 and was met with an all-in for 480,000 behind from Alvir Inocentes. Action on small blind Mike Takayama, he reshoved, pushing the original raiser to fold.

Inocentes AcQh
Takayama AsAd

A huge underdog, Inocentes luckily flopped a flush draw on 5c4cQc3sKc and went on to fill up for the crucial double.

Alvir Inocentes – 1,045,000
Mike Takayama – 300,000


18:08: Wallac Chan Wai pumps up the aggression
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Wallac Chan Wai

Cutoff Christopher Mateo opened to 60,000 and called a three bet to 200,000 from small blind Wallac Chan Wai. Flop came 7h6h5s and Wallac shoved all-in for 610,000. Mateo folds and saves his 16 BB on to the next hand.

Wallac Chan Wai – 1,175,000
Christopher Mateo – 500,000


18:04: Bernard Chua runs into aces in 14th place – PHP 67,000
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Canale Kier

Folded to Bernard Chua on the button, he shoved all-in for 150,000 with 9s10s and ran right into small blind Canale Kier’s AcAs. Up against a monster, Chua’s pair on 5cQc2c6d10h couldn’t save him from elimination leaving him to exit in 14th place.

Canale Kier – 1,500,000
Bernard Chua – Eliminated


17:56: Huang Chun Kai busts in 15th place – PHP 67,000
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Huang Chun Kai

Cutoff Raymundo Gomez opened to 60,000 and Huang Chun Kai flicked in his 50,000 stack.

Gomez Ad2h
Huang KdJd

Huang with a micro stack, failed to win the race on board 9d5dAc2s3c, awarding Gomez the pot with top pair.

Raymundo Gomez – 1,500,000
Huang Chun Kai – Eliminated


17:48: Fandalian Prolan stacks off in 16th place – PHP 59,000
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

A limp pot blind vs blind, small blind Fandalian Prolan led out 75,000 on flop Jx 6x 7x, called by big blind Marcial Lou. Turn Qx saw Prolan continue for another 100,000. Lou then put in a raise to 275,000, pushing Prolan to shove all-in. Lou makes the final call with Qx Jx for two pair and crushes Prolan’s Jx 9x entirely.

Marcial Lou – 3,300,000
Fandalian Prolan – Eliminated


17:45: Raymundo Gomez stacks high
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

raymundo
Raymundo Gomez

Utg Jose Ruzzel shoved all-in for 200,000 with Ax 9x and was called by Raymundo Gomez behind with AsQs. Dominated, Ruzzel exited shortly after the board 4s7s7cJd10d landed rightfully for Gomez.

Raymundo Gomez – 1,400,000
Jose Ruzzel – Eliminated


17:44: Kyung Ho Moon crashes with tens
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Kyung Ho Moon

Utg+1 Kyung Ho Moon jumped the gun with his remaining 150,000 and was called by button Wallac Chan Wai with Ac9h. Kyung is ahead with 10h10c up until the turn Qd7s7dAhJd peeled an ace for Wallac’s win.

Wallac Chan Wai – 600,000
Kyung Ho Moon – Eliminated


17:39: Fandalian Prolan locks in a double up
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

Utg+1 Fandalian Prolan open shoved 490,000 in with 8h8s and was called behind by Marcial Lou with AsKs. Running another flip, Prolan scooped up this one with his pocket eights filling up to a straight on 9s6c3d7h10s for his survival.

Fandalian Prolan – 1,055,000
Marcial Lou – 2,200,000


17:34: Alvir Inocentes gets a boost
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

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Alvir Inocentes

Button Pak Paul shoved his remaining 145,000 in with Ad10c and was called by big blind Alvir Inocentes with 7d7c. Up for a flip, the turn 9d2h9c7sAc locked it in for Inocentes with a full house to send his opponent out.

Alvir Inocentes – 625,000
Pak Paul – Eliminated


17:34: Break Time!
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

21 players remain in contention for the Kick Off title with each guaranteed PHP 47,000!

Top Chip Counts

Marcial Lou – 2,700,000
Ryan Jerico Platon – 1,500,000
Jayvon Carreon – 1,400,000
Ralph Nazareno – 1,200,000
John Clyde Tan – 1,000,000


17:22: Kyung Ho Moon lands trips
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Kyung Ho Moon

Utg Kyung Ho Moon shoved his 85,000 in and was called by three other players. Flop 7c3c8h was checked through leading to turn 4s where big blind Marcial Lou sent out an 80,000 bet for the sidepot. Small blind Fandalian Prolan makes the call and sees river 7s. Prolan leads out 150,000, Lou with a final call.

Kyung 10h7d
Prolan Ad9h
Lou 6h6c

Kyung scoops up the main pot with trip sevens while Lou takes the sidepot with his pair of sixes beating Prolan’s ace high.

Kyung Ho Moon – 365,000
Marcial Lou – 2,700,000
Fandalian Prolan – 450,000


17:16: Ralph Nazareno flops quads
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

leeseojin
Lee Seojin

Utg+2 Ralph Nazareno limp called big blind Lee Seojin’s 240,000 shove with 9s9h and faced Lee’s KcQd for a flip. The flop instantly came 9d9cAc, leaving Lee drawing dead right away.

Ralph Nazareno – 1,200,000
Lee Seojin – Eliminated


17:09: Marcial Lou rails Jeorge Lagatuz
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Jeorge Lagatuz

Hijack Jeorge Lagatuz stuffed his 225,000 in with Ad5c and was called by small blind Marcial Lou with AhQd. Dominated, Final Day chip leader Lagatuz headed for the rails shortly after the board 8d8cJcKh3s turned up on the felt.

Marcial Lou – 2,500,000
Jeorge Lagatuz – Eliminated


17:03: Marcial Lou continues to dominate
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Marcial Lou

Marcial Lou defended his big blind vs utg+1 Huang Chun Kai’s open to 55,000 and saw a flop of 10hJd2s. Lou led out for 40,000, called by Huang behind. Turn 4c saw Lou put out another 120,000 and a final 120,000 on river 3h. Huang called both streets only to muck after Lou revealed top pair Jc8d.

Marcial Lou – 2,200,000
Huang Chun Kai – 250,000


17:01: Yoshiki Miura pushes all-in
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Yoshiki Miura

Utg Ryan Platon opened to 55,000 and was met with an all-in from Yoshiki Miura for 410,000. Platon makes the fold and gives up the fight.

Yoshiki Miura – 525,000
Ryan Platon – 1,350,000


16:45: Ashley Patterson gets knocked out
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Ashley Patterson

Cutoff Raymundo Gomez opened to 60,000 and called off big blind Ashley Patterson’s 250,000 all-in.

Patterson Js10s
Gomez As10h

Patterson at risk, both players missed to connect with board 5h4c8s2s2d and left Gomez’ ace-high good for the win.

Raymundo Gomez – 1,100,000
Ashley Patterson – Eliminated


16:42: Wallac Chan Wai doubles through Marcial Lou
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

marciallou
Marcial Lou

Folded to Wallac Chan Wai on the small blind, he shoved all-in for 345,000 with Ad6c and was called by big blind Marcial Lou with 5d5h. A blind vs blind battle, the board 9sJh7hAh10c ran in favor of Wai for a full double up.

Wallac Chan Wai – 715,000
Marcial Lou – 1,600,000


16:38: Mike Takayama delivers bust
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

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Cheong Mun Leong

Hijack Mike Takayama opened to 70,000, joined by big blind Cheong Mun Leong on flop 9c3c4s. Takayama continued for 105,000 and was check raised all-in for 150,000 by Cheong. Takayama completes, revealing Cheong 6h2d for a gutshot straight draw, Takayama with KdJh. The turn Kh left Cheong drawing thin with the river 2s sealing the win for the Filipino pro.

Mike Takayama – 700,000
Cheong Mun Leong – Eliminated


16:35: Blinds up!
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

26 players remain in the running for the Kick Off title, each guaranteed a payout of PHP 41,000.


16:31: Leonard Aban runs into kings
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

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Ralph Nazareno

Utg+1 Leonard Aban opened to 50,000 and called off for his 360,000 stack with AcQh vs Ralph Nazareno’s KcKd. The flop AhKhJc instantly landed Nazareno a set which further improved to a full house by the river Jh for the pot.

Ralph Nazareno – 1,100,000
Leonard Aban – Eliminated


16:27: Mike Takayama takes it down
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

takayama
Mike Takayama

Utg Yoshiki Miura opened to 50,000, joined by both players on the blinds. All three checked through flop 4c9cJd and saw turn 5c. Checked once more to Miura, he fired 150,000. Big blind Mike Takayama used up two time banks before making the call for his tournament life. Miura shows AsKc up against Takayama’s midpair 5d2s. River 7s ran dry and Takayama earns the double up for his pair of fives.

Mike Takayama – 465,000
Yoshiki Miura – 459,000


16:14: Huang Chun Kai lands a set
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

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Huang Chun Kai

Utg Huang Chun Kai open shoved for 285,000 with 6h6d and was called behind by

Cheong Mun Leong with AcKc. Tabling another flip, Huang managed to lock in a double up after landing a set on 6s10c3d7h5d.

Huang Chun Kai – 610,000
Cheong Mun Leong – 380,000


16:09: Paolo Boccaletti knocked out
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

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Raymundo Gomez

Utg Paolo Boccaletti shoved all-in for his last 105,000 with Jh10d and was called by big blind Raymundo Gomez with Ac10s. In a tough spot, the flop Ad3c3h crushed Boccaletti even more so as he exited shortly after the turn 6s and river 3s completed the board.

Raymundo Gomez – 950,000
Paolo Boccaletti – Eliminated


15:57: Zhuchkov Victor hits the rails
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

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Edward Penaflorida

Cutoff Zhuchkov Victor open shoved his last 105,000 in with Qd9d and was called by small blind Edward Penaflorida with AhJd. A slight underdog, the board 10s2d6c3dAs left Zhuchkov with queen high and out of the tables shortly after.

Edward Penaflorida – 605,000
Zhuchkov Victor – Eliminated


15:55: Blinds up!
Level 22: 10,000 – 20,000 ante 20,000

34 players remain in the Kick Off games, each guaranteed PHP 31,000 in prizes.


15:48: Lee Chung Kiong gets eliminated
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Lee Chung Kiong

Button Lee Chung Kiong shoved all-in for 148,000 with Ac10s and was called by small blind Marcial Lou with 9c9s. Lou running hot, captured the win after the board ran 8c5sQd7s9h to rail Lee.

Marcial Lou – 1,400,000
Lee Chung Kiong – Eliminated


15:43: Raymundo Gomez bounces back
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Ashley Patterson

Following an excruciating bad beat, Raymundo Gomez got a full double up with AcAh against Ashley Patterson’s QcQd. Gomez instantly flopped top set 6hAdJc8d4c and recovers back to a 41 BB stack.

Raymundo Gomez – 624,000
Ashley Patterson – 90,000


15:35: Ryan Jerico Platon hits big
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Ryan Jerico Platon

A four bet jam from Ryan Jerico Platon for 468,000 saw Raymundo Gomez make the call with AdKd. Gomez is a huge favorite vs Platon’s Ac2d up until the flop came 2c7s5sAhJd. Platon bags the pot with two pair and surges to one of the top stacks in the game.

Ryan Jerico Platon – 966,000
Raymundo Gomez – 280,000


15:35: Wallac Chan Wai claims pot
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Wallac Chan Wai

Utg Wallac Chan Wai opened to 35,000 and called a three bet to 160,000 behind from Acosta Harold Ian. On flop 6c3d2s, Wai bet all-in, urging Acosta to save his remaining 9 BB and give up the pot.

Wallac Chan Wai – 675,000
Acosta Harold Ian – 125,000


15:29: Weon Jae Yoon bows out
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Marcial Lou

Button Marcial Lou opened to 30,000, joined by small blind Weon Jae Yoon. Flop came JsQh8c and Yoon check raised to 78,000. Lou puts in the call and both players check turn 4d through. Yoon pushed all-in on river Qs and was called by Lou with Qc9s. Yoon shows Kh3h and busts with a bluff.

Marcial Lou – 900,000
Weon Jae Yoon – Eliminated


15:25: Raymundo Gomez bags a flip
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Oleg Mordassov

All the chips piled high in the middle preflop – Oleg Mordassov with AsKc against Raymundo Gomez’ JhJd. Gunning for overcards, the board 10s9d2d7d8c spared none and instead ran a straight for Gomez to cripple Mordassov down to 4 BB.

Raymundo Gomez – 700,000
Oleg Mordassov – 65,000


15:21: Jeorge Lagatuz jams it in
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

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Jeorge Lagatuz

Jeorge Lagatuz defended his big blind vs Karen Talamayan’s button open and saw a flop of Ac6s9d. Checked to Talamayan, she sent out a 20,000 bet and shortly folded after Lagatuz moved all-in.

Jeorge Lagatuz – 227,000
Karen Talamayan – 350,000


15:15: Sevens good for Huang Chun Kai
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

Utg Huang Chun Kai open shoved 180,000 in with 7s7h and was called by Alexis Lim behind with a lesser stack. Lim shows AcQc for a flip and fails to pair up on 9hJh4s5s3s for his elimination.

Huang Chun Kai – 370,000
Alexis Lim – Eliminated


15:02: Break Time!
Level 21: 10,000 – 15,000 ante 15,000

44 players remain in today’s Kick Off Final Day with a chance to claim the PHP 1,180,000 listed up top.

Top Chip Counts

Jayvon Carreon – 700,000
Marcial Lou – 653,000
John Clyde Tan – 600,000
Wallac Chan Wai – 550,000
Yoshiki Muira – 515,000


14:56: Marcial Lou ahead all the way
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

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Marcial Lou

Utg Marcial Lou opened to 25,000, joined behind by another. Big blind Karen Talamayan pushed a three bet to 112,000 and Lou clapped back with an all-in for 305,000. Tamalayan takes the spot and completes.

Lou AsQh
Talamayan KsJs

Ahead of his opponent, Lou doubled through on 10h6c3h3cAd with the river landing him top pair to seal it in.

Marcial Lou – 653,000
Karen Talamayan – 410,000


14:50: Pocket kings no good for Norbert Koh
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

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Jayvon Carreon

Utg Norbert Koh opened to 30,000 and was met with a three bet to 60,000 from Jayvon Carreon a seat after. Koh pushed a four bet to 130,000, Carreon makes the call. Flop Ac6h10d saw Koh continue for 40,000, Carreon bumped it up to 100,000 and went on to call Koh’s 199,000 jam for showdown. Koh reveals KsKh, outflopped by Carreon’s As5s. The turn 8c and river 4s complete the board, eliminating Koh from the running.

Jayvon Carreon – 708,000
Norbert Koh – Eliminated


14:43: Hyunmock Yu triples up
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

hyunmock
Hyunmock Yu

Utg+2 opened to 26,000 and Hyunmock Yu shoved all-in behind with is last 65,000. Button calls and big blind Marcial Lou rejams for 290,000. Both players fold and the two run the board.

Yu As2s
Lou AcQs

Yu at risk, was saved from elimination after the board Qd6d4h5c3d offered him a straight for the triple up.

Hyunmock Yu – 239,000
Marcial Lou – 225,000


14:37: Karen Talamayan continues to chip up
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

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Karen Talamayan

Lee Chung Kiong defended his big blind vs utg Karen Talamayan’s open to 25,000 and flopped QcAc2d. Talamayan continued for 42,000, check called by Lee. Turn came another As with both players playing a check. River 10c saw Lee lead out a 60,000 bet and fold to an all-in from his opponent.

Karen Talamayan – 730,000
Lee Chung Kiong – 340,000


14:32: Chang Chia Wei crushed by bad beat
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

Utg+1 Karen Talamayan opened to 25,000 with 8s10s and called off small blind Chang Chia Wei’s 82,000 jam with Ac10h. In a great spot to double through, the flop QsAs6h instead gave Talamayan some hope, with the river Js coming a third spade to fill up Talamayan’s flush.

Karen Talamayan – 585,000
Chang Chia Wei – Eliminated


14:28: Blinds up!
Level 20: 6,000 – 12,000 ante 12,000

50 players remain in the Kick Off games with the first pay jump done and all players now guaranteed PHP 26,000.


14:26: Euryd Rivera gets dominated
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Euryd Rivera

Hijack Euryd Rivera opened to 22,000 and pushed a four bet jam for his 255,000 stack against small blind Oleg Mordassov’s three bet. Mordassov called off with AhKc and is ahead of Rivera’s AsQs. In a terrible spot, the board 7h3c10h6s7d failed to save Rivera, leaving Mordassov to claim the pot.

Oleg Mordassov – 670,000
Euryd Rivera – Eliminated


14:21: Yoshiki Miura busts Renniel Galvez
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Yoshiki Miura

Utg+1 Renniel Galvez shoved his last 130,000 in with AhQc and faced Yoshiki Miura’s 7c7h behind. In for another flip, the board 8dJcKh8c7s leaned towards Yoshiki’s pocket pair with a full house on the river to lock in the win.

Yoshiki Miura – 410,000
Renniel Galvez – Eliminated


14:15: Chargualaf Joshua loses classic flip
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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John Clyde Tan

An all-in preflop situation, Chargualaf Joshua got his 250,000 stack in with AsKs and was up against John Clyde Tan’s QcQd. Needing to pair up, Chargualaf missed out on board 9c7h4d4sQs and was eliminated from the table.

John Clyde Tan – 680,000
Chargualaf Joshua – Eliminated


14:13: Christopher Mateo double barrel folds
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Christopher Mateo

Utg+2 Christopher Mateo opened to 20,000, joined by big blind Jayvon Carreon. Flop 10h5h3h saw Mateo continued for 20,000, check called by Carreon. Mateo went for another 36,000 on turn Kc but shortly folded after Carreon check raised all-in.

Jayvon Carreon – 399,000
Christopher Mateo – 110,000


14:08: Karen Talamayan saved by the board
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Karen Talamayan

Hijack opened to 20,000, called by Karen Talamayan behind. Big blind Weon Jae Yoon shoved all-in, original raiser folds, and Talamayan calls off for her 157,000 stack.

Yoon KdQd
Talamayan KcJc

Dominated, Talamayan lucked out and tabled a board of 9sAh7d8h10h for a straight and her survival.

Karen Talamayan – 349,000
Weon Jae Yoon – 270,000


13:55: Quoc Cuong Khoang heads for the rails
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Yong Yuan Yan

Cutoff Yong Yuan Yan open shoved for 86,000 with 3s3h and big blind Quoc Cuong Khoang called off with Ad5h. Still a flip, the board KsJs5s10s8c ran a one card flush to  Yong’s spade for the pot.

Yong Yuan Yan – 172,000
Quoc Cuong Khoang – Eliminated


13:51: Lee Chung Kiong rivers backdoor flush
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Lee Chung Kiong

A multiway raised pot, four players flopped KcQd4h and checked it through. Turn came 3h and big blind Marcial Lou led for 22,000, called only by button Lee Chung Kiong. Lou then checked river 5h, allowing Lee to bet 55,000. Lou makes the final call and mucks his hand after Lee shows 7h10h for a backdoor flush.

Lee Chung Kiong – 450,000
Marcial Lou – 300,000


13:46: Cbet does it for Jeon Seungsoo
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

Utg+2 Jeon Seungsoo opened to 20,000, joined by three other players behind. Flop 9c8h9h was checked through to turn 3s. Jeon threw in a 50,000 delayed cbet, meriting a fold from all three opponents.

Jeon Seungsoo – 300,000


13:42: Blinds up!
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

60 players remain in the running with minimum payout still listed at PHP 23,500!


13:37: Cheong Mun Leong doubles through
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Hyunmock Yu

Facing an utg open, Hyunmock Yu fired a three bet to 45,000 and called off after button Cheong Mun Leong pushed all-in for 74,000.

Cheong AcKd
Yu 7s7c

Flipping for his tournament life, Cheong luckily flopped top pair on Ah10c8dQs4d, keeping him alive in the Kickoff games.

Cheong Mun Leong – 186,000
Hyunmock Yu – 260,000


13:30: Wallac Chan Wai crushes with aces
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Wallac Chan Wai

Rodillo Parsacalla Jr. defended his big blind vs Wallac Chan Wai’s 20,000 open and saw a flop of 2hJc5h. Wai continued with a 30,000 bet and another 76,000 on turn 6s with Parsacalla check-calling both streets. River 4c saw Parsacalla this time lead for 70,000, Wai with the final call.

Parsacalla shows Js7s for top pair, crushed against Wai’s AhAc.

Wallac Chan Wai – 530,000
Rodillo Parsacalla Jr. – 181,000


13:22: Chang Jae Yi suffers bad beat
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Utg+1 Zhao Xiangyun open shoved 108,000 in with Ac9c and was met with another all-in behind by Chang Jae Yi with AdKs. A good spot to claim his opponent’s stack, Chang was instead crippled after the board 9h2h10h8d9d landed Zhao trip nines.

Zhao Xiangyun – 236,000
Chang Jae Yi – 14,000


13:17: Marcial Lou wins flip to survive
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Jeorge Lagatuz

Utg opened to 16,000, called by button Marcial Lou. Action on small blind Jeorge Lagatuz, he pushed a three bet to 50,000. Original raiser folds and Lou shoves all-in for 197,000. Lagatuz puts in the call with QdJh and is up against Lou’s 10h10s. In for a flip, the board 8c8h3h9h2d revealed no overcards to Lou’s pocket pair for the double up.

Marcial Lou – 426,000
Jeorge Lagatuz – 320,000


13:13: Jayvon Carreon gets a boost
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Jayvon Carreon

Utg+1 opened to 17,000, called by Jayvon Carreon behind and big blind Renniel Galvez. Flop QcJs9h was checked to Carreon who bet 21,000, called by Galvez. On turn 9d, Carreon continued with an all-in, Galvez with a check fold.

Jayvon Carreon – 340,000
Renniel Galvez – 51,000


13:08: Marciel Cerbito exits as day’s first casualty
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Folded to small blind Marciel Cerbito, he slammed his 94,000 in with Jx 8x, and was called by big blind Alexis Lim with Ac3d. At risk, Cerbito found no help on board 3hKh5s6dKd as he headed for the exit shortly after.

Alexis Lim – 278,000
Marciel Cerbito – Eliminated


13:00: Cards are in the air!
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

Final Day of the Kick off event begins, good luck to all the players!


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Listing one of the bigger guarantees on schedule, Manila Megastack 17’s Kick-off event attracted a total of 488 entries with only 74 runners advancing through to today’s Final Day. The tournament’s great turnout generated a PHP 6,248,352 (~USD 112,990) prize pool well-smashing the PHP 3,000,000 (~USD 54,150) guarantee. All players returning to the felt are guaranteed PHP 23,500 (~USD 424) in prizes and a fighting chance to claim the PHP 1,180,000 (~USD 21,330) top prize.

Date: December 4 – 6, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 15,000 (~USD 270)
Guarantee: PHP 3,000,000 (~USD 54,150)
Prize pool: PHP 6,248,352 (~USD 112,990)
Entries: 488
ITM: 74 players

Flight A: 140 entries, 21 qualified
Flight B: 232 entries, 35 qualified
Flight C:116 entries, 18 qualified

Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Flag Chip Count
1 Lagatuz Jeorge Philippines 429,000
2 Tan John Clyde Philippines 422,000
3 Wallac Chan Wai Hong Kong 384,000
4 Lee Seojin Korea, South 383,000
5 Rivera Euryd Philippines 378,000
6 Cerbito Marvin Philippines 370,000
7 Parsacalla Rodillo Jr Philippines 351,000
8 Hara Yosuke Japan 342,000
9 Chang Chia Wei Taiwan 341,000
10 Jean Seungsoo Korea, South 339,000

Manila Megastack 17 Kick-off Final Day Chip Counts

Event #7: Kick-off Final Table Payouts

Pos. Prize (PHP)
1 ₱1,180,000
2 ₱750,000
3 ₱530,000
4 ₱420,000
5 ₱330,000
6 ₱260,000
7 ₱195,000
8 ₱135,000
9 ₱108,852

PS Live Manila Megastack 17 – Main Event – Chip Counts

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Date: December 7 – 11, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 35,000 (~USD 630)
Guarantee: PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,830)
Prize pool: PHP 26,582,850 (~USD 480,080)
Entries: 870
ITM: 133 players

Flight A: 167 entries, 26 qualified
Flight B: 235 entries, 36 qualified
Flight C: 468 entries, 71 qualified

Day 2: December 10, Sunday
Final Day: December 11, Monday

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PS Live Manila Megastack 17 – Main Event – Day 1A

23:03: Shah Chirag tops the first Main Event flight!
Level 13: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Shah Chirag

Following ten hours of Main Event play, 26 players made it through to Day 2 with Shah Chirag topping the list with 402,000 in chips. Shah took the lead after doubling through William Teoh in a top pair battle.

Two more flights remain with today’s prize pool recording already half of the PHP 10 Million guarantee.

Top Chip Counts

Pos. Player Flag Chip Count
1 Shah Chirag India 402,000
2 Tai Weiliang Singapore 370,000
3 Jeon Seungsoo Korea, South 298,500
4 Dela Cruz John Philippines 294,000
5 Liu Zhiqiang China 277,500
6 Chong Kai Shing Peter Philippines 273,500
7 Nagy Andrej Slovakia 266,500
8 Sayo John Carlo Philippines 258,000
9 Teoh William Malaysia 255,500
10 Seshimoto Sayaka Japan 213,500

23:02: Juanito Ibarra exits as Flight A’s bubble
Level 13: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Tai Weiliang

Utg Juanito Ibarra open shoved his last 29,500 in with KsQc and was called by Tai Weiliang behind with AcQs. Dominated, the board 4c3c10cAdKh failed to save Ibarra from elimination, sending him out right on bubble time.

Tai Weiliang – 370,000
Juanito Ibarra – Eliminated


22:57: Jeffrey Pamplona bags triple up
Level 13: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Jeffrey Pamplona

Utg+1 Renniel Galvez opened to 6,000 and was met with two all-ins behind – Kirill Gladchenko for 46,000 and Jeffrey Pamplona for 59,500. Galvez makes the final call and the three run the board.

Gladchenko KsQh
Pamplona KhKd
Galvez QsQd

A quick win for Pamplona, the board 9s6c2dAs6d left him nothing to worry about with Gladchenko headed for the exit two places short of the money.

Jeffrey Pamplona – 169,500
Renniel Galvez – 155,000
Kirill Gladchenko – Eliminated


22:52: Liu Zhiqiang takes it down
Level 13: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

Liu Zhiqiang defended his big blind vs Tai Weiliang’s button open and headed to flop AdQd3c. Tai continued for 5,000, check raised by Liu to 17,500 total. Tai completes and moves on to turn 10h. Liu sends out a 45,000 bet and convinces his opponent to make the fold.

Liu Zhiqiang – 280,000
Tai Weiliang – 330,000


22:45: Shah Chirag overtakes chip lead
Level 13: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Shah Chirag

Utg+1 Shah Chirag opened to 6,000 and was met with a three bet to 20,000 behind from William Teoh. Shah answered back with a four bet to 55,000, called by Teoh. Flop Ad5d9c saw the rest of the chips pile in, Shah ahead with AcQd against Teoh’s AsJd. Both with top pair, Shah secured the win after the turn 4h and river 7d completed the board.

Shah Chirag – 409,500
William Teoh – 335,000


22:33: Break Time!
Level 13: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

30 players remain in the Flight A games with four more eliminations before the Day concludes.

Top Chip Counts

William Teoh – 540,000
Tai Weiliang – 365,000
John Dela Cruz – 290,000
Chong Kai Shing Peter – 270,000
Nagy Andrej – 250,000


22:30: John Dela Cruz delivers bust
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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John Dela Cruz

An all-in preflop situation, Tanabe Yuta got his last 50,000 in with JsJc up against John Dela Cruz’s AhJh. Looking to fade an ace, the board 2cKcJdAdAs unfortunately for Tanabe, ran a full house for both players, Dela Cruz for the better one.

John Dela Cruz – 290,000
Tanabe Yuta – Eliminated


22:25: Szetho Zhong claims pot
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Button Szetho Zhong opened to 6,000, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop JcQc7d was checked to Zhong who bet 20,500. Small blind Shah Chirag continues and turns 8s. Zhong goes for another 50,000, Shah with a check-fold.

Szetho Zhong – 130,000
Shah Chirag – 200,000


22:16: Ivan Tabucal gets railed
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Ivan Tabucal

Hijack William Teoh defended his open vs small blind Ivan Tabucal’s three bet to 23,000 and saw a flop of Ac10c4s. Tabucal continued for 22,000, Teoh with a snap bet all-in for Tabucal’s 110,000 stack. Tabucal calls off with AsQs and is up against Teoh’s Kc5c nut flush draw. At risk, Tabucal was left drawing dead right on the turn 8c with Teoh picking up the pot for his flush.

William Teoh – 480,000
Ivan Tabucal – Eliminated


22:11: Jeon Seungsoo wins with jack high
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Jeon Seungsoo

Cutoff Jeon Seungsoo opened to 5,000 and called small blind Zhuchkov Victor’s three bet to 12,500. Flop 3d2d5s saw Zhuchkov continue for 12,500, called by Jeon. Turn 9s pushed Zhuchkov to bet all-in for his remaining 30,000, Jeon with a final call.

Zhuchkov 7d8d
Jeon Jd9d

Both with draws, the river 3s ran dry and left Jeon’s pair of nines good for the knock out.

Jeon Seungsoo – 280,000
Zhuchkov Victor – Eliminated


22:03: Seshimoto Sayaka fills up on turn
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Seshimoto Sayaka

Cutoff Seshimoto Sayaka opened to 6,000 and called off small blind Jeorge Lagatuz’ 56,000 jam.

Lagatuz Ad10s
Seshimoto KhQh

Slightly ahead, Lagatuz flopped the nuts on KsQcJdQd8s yet was instantly crushed after the turn filled up Seshimoto’s full house for his elimination.

Seshimoto Sayaka – 240,000
Jeorge Lagatuz – Eliminated


22:00: Raphael Bulaong cracks kings
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Raphael Bulaong

Utg opened to 5,500, joined by button Raphael Bulaong. Action on big blind Tsuda Yugo, he shoved his remaining 31,500 in and was called by Bulaong for the rundown.

Tsuda KsKh
Bulaong AsJs

A great spot to double up, Tsuda was instead left drawing thin after an ace high flop AdJd7d6d6h turned up on the felt.

Raphael Bulaong – 220,000
Tsuda Yugo – Eliminated


21:57: Trip aces good for Pecho Rico
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Pecho Rico

Utg Yamada Akihiro opened to 5,000 and Pecho Rico a seat after min raised to 10,000. Big blind William Teoh and Yamada completes and sees flop AcAh3c. Action was checked through as well as on turn 6d, revealing river 10d. Pecho bets 10,000, called by Yamada. Pecho shows AsQc and bags the pot.

Pecho Rico – 85,000
Yamada Akihiro – 130,000
William Teoh – 310,000


21:51: Blinds up!
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

37 players remain in today’s Flight A with 11 more eliminations to go before the day wraps up.


21:50: William Teoh gets paid
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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William Teoh

A multiway pot on flop 2c2h9s saw Teoh bet 9,000 after it was checked to him in position. Big blind Kirill Gladchenko made the call and headed to turn Kc. Teoh fired another 13,000 and a final 25,500 on river 8d with Gladchenko check calling both streets. Teoh reveals Qs2s for trips and Gladchenko mucks.

William Teoh – 310,000
Kirill Gladchenko- 30,000


21:44: Shah Chirag good at showdown
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

shah
Shah Chirag

Four other players joined in following a utg+1 open and saw flop 10d4s2c. Checked to Szetho Zhong, he bet 12,500, called only by Shah Chirag behind. Turn 3c was checked by both players, leading to river 7d. Zhong led for 10,000, called by Shah. Zhong shows 5c5d and Shah with a better 8c8d to take it down.

Shah Chirag – 250,000
Szetho Zhong – 210,000


2136: Ashley Patterson rails Liu Kunhao
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Liu Kunhao defended his big blind vs utg Ashley Patterson’s open and was spotted check calling all three streets on board Js9c4dKs6c. Patterson bet all-in on the river and Liu called for his tournament life with Jh10s. Patterson reveals KcQs for top pair to bust his opponent from the flight.

Ashley Patterson – 225,000
Liu Kunhao – Eliminated


21:29: Yamada Akihiro wins preflop war
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Yamada Akihiro

Utg+1 Szetho Zhong opened to 4,000 and was met with a three bet to 11,000 from hijack Shah Chirag. Button Yamada Akihiro pushes a four bet to 30,000, meriting folds from both his opponents.

Yamada Akihiro – 105,000
Shah Chirag – 210,000
Szetho Zhong – 250,000


21:24: Liu Zhiqiang bounces back
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

liuzhiqiang
Liu Zhiqiang

After doubling up Tai Weiliang just previously, Liu Zhiqiang called a raise and was in for a multiway pot. Flop 8c3cJh was checked to Liu who bet 12,500. Big blind Ashley Patterson makes the call and heads to turn 10h. Liu jams for 98,500, Patterson with another check-call. Liu reveals Jd9d for top pair, behind against Patterson’s 10s8h two pair. The river 9c however, turned things around and awarded Liu the pot for a better two pair.

Liu Zhiqiang – 238,000
Ashley Patterson – 185,000


21:16: Kirill Gladchenko doubles through
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

Utg+1 opened, called by button Renniel Galvez. Action on small blind Kirill Gladchenko, he shoved all-in for 46,000, Galvez with a final call.

Gladchenko AhJh
Galvez 10s10d

In for a flip, Gladchenko quickly landed top pair on AdKh8sQh9c and sealed the double up after Galvez failed to catch up on either turn or river.

Kirill Gladchenko – 100,000
Renniel Galvez – 170,000


21:11: Blinds up!
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

44 players remain in the Main Event Flight A with 26 guaranteed a spot into Day 2.


21:06: Shayne Blanco Villanueva cruises with kings
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

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Shayne Blanco Villanueva

Cutoff Roland Ferrer open shoved his last 12,500, followed by a three bet to 26,000 from Wallac Chan Wai behind. Small blind Shayne Blanco Villanueva shoves all-in for the rest of Wai’s chips, pushing the latter to fold.

Ferrer 6c6s
Villanueva KcKd

A huge favorite, Villanueva sent his opponent out after 9d5d7d7sAs rolled on board.

Shayne Blanco Villanueva – 200,000
Wallac Chan Wai – 70,000
Roland Ferrer – Eliminated


21:02: Liu Zhiqiang wins 100K flip
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

liuzhiqiang
Liu Zhiqiang

Folded to button Taku Kubota, he open shoved his 50,000 stack in with KdJh and was called by small blind Liu Zhiqiang with 8c8s. At risk with his overcards, Taku exited shortly after the board 5s6s3dAdQh tabled none of his outs.

Liu Zhiqiang – 230,000
Taku Kubota – Eliminated


20:58: Rick Jason Ambata triples micro stack
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

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Rick Jason Ambata

Utg Liu Zhiqiang opened to 3,000 and Rick Jason Ambata flicked in his remaining 8,500. Ashley Patterson calls behind and Liu completes to see flop 6d2cJc. Both players check with turn showing 8c. Patterson throws in a 10,000 bet for the sidepot, Liu folds.

Ambata 9c9h
Patterson