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PS Live Manila Super Series 19 (2024): Live Updates

Main Event – Flight A – Live Updates

21:35: Lenart Ecarma tops Flight A field
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Lenart Ecarma

The first flight of the Manila Super Series 19 Main Event closes with Lenart Ecarma as the chip leader, having bagged a hefty 769,000 stack for Day 2. Ecarma surged to the top beginning midday after delivering a double elimination with pocket aces. Since then, Ecarma’s momentum continued all the way through the evening, eliminating several more opponents along the way to top the 14-player pack.

Flight A Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Ecarma Lenart Philippines 769,000
Salud George Philippines 359,000
Gomez Raymundo Philippines 275,000
Quiambao II Cezar  Philippines 236,000
Boligor Alfredo Philippines 185,000
Cruz Alexis Philippines 173,000
Cerbito Marvin  Philippines 171,000
Benigno Ledina Jr Philippines 160,000
Ionov Sergei Russia 153,000
De Leon Chierro Philippines 111,000
Almusajin Mark Philippines 97,000
Ganbold Battulga Mongolia 90,000
Edoc Lester Philippines 54,000
Takeda Minoru Japan 33,000

21:34: Lee Youngjun exits as Flight A bubble
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Lee Youngjun

Utg Lenart Ecarma opened to 10,000 and was met with a 108,000 all-in from Lee Youngjun behind. Ecarma makes the call with 7c7h and is up against Lee’s AhKd for a flip. The two run the board Qs10c5d7d3s, with Ecarma’s pocket pair holding up for the win.

Lenart Ecarma – 769,000
Lee Youngjun – Eliminated


21:20: Blinds up!
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

Action is on bubble time with 15/93 players remaining in today’s Flight A games.


21:10: Lenart Ecarma scoops up huge pot
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

Rundulf Gonzales defended his big blind vs utg Lenart Ecarma’s open and saw flop 8c3s2s. Ecarma continued for 8,000, check raised by Gonzales to 19,000. Ecarma clapped back with an all-in and Gonzales called off for his 120,000 stack.

Ecarma 9h9d
Gonzales 6c8s

Crushed against his opponent’s overpair, Gonzales railed shortly after the turn 5c and river Kd offered him no help. 16 players remain in the games with two more eliminations left to go.

Lenart Ecarma – 520,000
Rundulf Gonzales – Eliminated


21:07: Czardy Rivera falls short
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Czardy Rivera

Folded to the small blind, Czardy Rivera pushed all-in for his remaining 47,000 and was called by big blind Cezar Quiambao.

Rivera Ad10h
Quiambao KsJc

Up for a race, Rivera was left immediately drawing dead on the flop JhJd3sQs3d with Quiambao eventually taking the pot down with a full house.

Cezar Quiambao – 150,000
Czardy Rivera – Eliminated


20:58: Lester Edoc bags a double up
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Cezar Quiambao

Button Cezar Quiambao opened to 10,000 and called small blind Lester Edoc’s 52,000 jam.

Edoc AcJd
Quiambao As8d

A possible chop, this wasn’t the case as Edoc paired up on the river Ks7c7d2hJh to take the full double up.

Lester Edoc – 112,000
Cezar Quiambao – 102,000


20:52: Lee Youngjun outflops Rick Jason Ambata
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Rick Jason Ambata

Utg Lee Youngjun opened to 8,000 with KsJc and called off Rick Jason Ambata’s 30,000 all-in. Ambata is ahead with KcQc yet was instantly crushed after the board 3cJsAhAd5s paired up Lee’s jack for the win.

Lee Youngjun – 140,000
Rick Jason Ambata – Eliminated


20:40: Break Time!
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

21 players still in the Main Event Flight A games with seven more eliminations before the day closes.

Top Chip Counts

Lenart Ecarma – 360,000
George Salud – 300,000
Raymundo Gomez – 280,000
Alexis Cruz – 230,000
Cezar Quiambao – 180,000


20:10: Blinds up!
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

21 players remain in the Main Event Flight A games with only 14 guaranteed a spot into Day 2.


20:08: Rundulf Gonzales gets there on the river
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Hijack Schumann Christoph opened to 6,500, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop 9sJs3c saw Schumann continue for 15,000, check called by the small blind. Action on big blind Rundulf Gonzales, he put in a raise to 55,000, leaving only Schumann in for his entire stack.

Gonzales Qs3s
Schumann 9c8s

Gunning for a ton of outs, the runout 7c3h landed Gonzales trip three’s to earn him the pot and knock Schumann out of the running simultaneously.

Rundulf Gonzales – 250,000
Schumann Christoph – Eliminated


19:58: Cezar Quiambao shows bluff
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Having built up an 80,000 pot, action by the river on board 10dJd6h5c6s saw big blind Cezar Quiambao move all-in for 113,000. Cutoff Raymundo Gomez saves his 130,000 behind and shows Jx. Quiambao returns the favor and shows 4h8s for a bluff before shipping the pot.

Cezar Quiambao – 193,000
Raymundo Gomez – 130,000


19:53: Choi Jaeki runs into the nuts
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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George Salud

Utg George Salud opened to 7,500 and was met with a huge all-in from small blind Choi Jaeki. Salud quickly called off for his 151,000 stack with AsAc, crushing Choi’s AhQd. The board 3c7sJh3dJc offered no help for Choi as he plummeted down to 18 BB remaining.

George Salud – 307,000
Choi Jaeki – 45,000


19:43: Lee Youngjun scores a boost
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Lee Youngjun

Hijack Lee Youngjun opened to 5,000 and called off small blind Huang Cheng Wen’s 32,000 jam.

Huang As3s
Lee 6h6s

At risk, Huang managed to flop a straight draw but eventually bricked out on 7d4s2h6d3d to land him his elimination.

Lee Youngjun – 145,000
Huang Cheng Wen – Eliminated


19:41: Blinds up!
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

The 93 player field is down to 25 runners with the day set to close at 14 players remaining.


19:39: Raymundo Gomez claims three bet pot
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Raymundo Gomez

Hijack Lester Edoc defended his open and called a 15,500 three bet from button Raymundo Gomez. Flop 10c3c4s was checked through, moving on to turn Kd. Checked to Gomez, he fired a 10,000 bet to which Edoc folded.

Raymundo Gomez – 145,000
Lester Edoc – 100,000


19:20: No sweat for Lester Edoc
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Lester Edoc

A three way pot saw 30,000 already in the middle on flop 9h10c5s. Utg Lester Edoc sent out an 8,000 bet, called behind by Raymundo Gomez. Action on small blind Jesus Rivera, he shoved all-in for 25,000 total with only Edoc completing for showdown.

Rivera 10s7s
Edoc QhQc

Ahead with his overpair, Edoc easily bagged the win after the runout failed to improve Rivera’s top pair.

Lester Edoc – 120,000
Raymundo Gomez – 105,000
Jesus Rivera – Eliminated


19:14: Chzhen Evgenii gets coolered
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Lenart Ecarma

An all-in preflop situation, Chzhen Evgenii got his 56 BB stack in with QcQs and ran right into Lenart Ecarma’s AhAs. At risk, Chzhen headed for the rails shortly after the board 6s5h7h10s5s delivered no bad beats.

Lenart Ecarma – 320,000
Chzhen Evgenii – Eliminated


18:40: Registration is closed!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Main Event Flight A entries comes down to a total of 93 with 35 runners remaining in the games. Play is set to conclude once the field is down to 14 players left.

Top Chip Counts

Cezar Quiambao – 260,000
Lenart Ecarma – 240,000
Alfredo Boligor – 160,000
Chae Jaeki – 140,000
Ionov Sergei – 120,000


18:18: Overpair no good for Shin Hyeonho
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Marvin Cerbito

With 9,500 in the middle, all the chips piled in right on the flop 4s5s8h. Both with overpairs, Shin Hyeonho found his JhJc behind Marvin Cerbito’s KdKh. No jack on either turn 7c or river Qs meant Shin was shortly eliminated from the games.

Marvin Cerbito – 100,000
Shin Hyeonho – Eliminated


18:01: Blinds up!
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

A total of 89 entries have been recorded for the Flight A games with registration remaining open until the end of this level.


17:47: Alfredo Boligor wins crucial flip
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Alfredo Boligor

Utg Alfredo Boligor opened to 2,500 and was met with a three bet to 10,000 behind from James Dela Cruz. Boligor answered back with a 35,000 jam to which Dela Cruz called all-in.

Boligor 9d9s
Dela Cruz Kh10d

Running a flip, the board 5h7dJsAh3d dodged Dela Cruz’ overcards to send him packing out of the Main Event arena.

Alfredo Boligor – 160,000
James Dela Cruz – Eliminated


17:34: Blinds up!
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

46/88 players remain in the Flight A games with roughly an hour left before registration closes.


17:32: Lenart Ecarma continues to ascend
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

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Lenart Ecarma

Utg Lenart Ecarma opened to 2,500 and was met with two all-ins behind – Jeon Jihwan (15,900) and Tan Johnson (7,100). Ecarma makes the final call and the three run the board.

Jeon AsJs
Tan AhJh
Ecarma KsQh

Covering both opponents, Ecarma scooped up the pot after the turn 2c9s6hQc4c gave him top pair for the win.

Lenart Ecarma – 230,000
Jeon Jihwan – Eliminated
Tan Johnson – Eliminated


17:11: Ionov Sergei outpips Adrian Motos
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

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Ionov Sergei

A button vs small blind battle, 18,000 was already seen in the middle on flop 4h6sKc. Sb Ionov Sergei led for 8,000 and called a raise to 20,000 from his opponent Adrian Motos. Turn 5s saw Motos slam all-in for 19,100, check called by Sergei.

Motos Kh9s
Sergei KdJs

Both with top pair, Sergei’s better kicker runs in play, successfully knocking Motos out after the river 3s sealed his win.

Ionov Sergei – 105,000
Adrian Motos – Eliminated


17:01: Blinds up!
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

55/82 players have registered so far for the first flight of the Main Event. Registration remains open through Level 10 @18:20.


16:54: Cezar Quiambao scores double knock out
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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William Ysmael

Utg William Ysmael opened to 1,600 and was joined by three opponents on flop 5c3d2c. Checked to hijack Cezar Quiambao he bet 3,000, called by button Mark Almusajin. Original raiser Ysmael reshoved for 21,000 total and saw both players behind get their  stacks in the middle.

Ysmael KdJd
Quiambao 5h5d
Almusajin 6c9c

Ahead with another set, Quiambao picked up the sizeable pot after the turn 10d and river 3c filled up his boat.

Cezar Quiambao – 250,000
William Ysmael – Eliminated
Mark Almusajin – Eliminated


16:42: Cezar Quiambao running hot
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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Cezar Quiambao

Utg opened to 1,600 and was joined by four other players to make it a five way pot on flop Jc10d5h. Big blind Mark Kavaleu led for 3,000 and was met with a raise to 8,000 from hijack Cezar Quiambao. Kavaleu bumped it up to a bigger 18,000 and pulled the trigger for another 38,000 on turn 6c. Two easy calls for Quiambao with a set 5d5s, left Kavaleu’s top pair KdJh drawing dead. Quiambao bags another hefty boost and surges to the top while Kavaleu heads for the exit.

Cezar Quiambao – 180,000
Mark Kavaleu – Eliminated


16:30: Blinds up!
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

71 players in with registration remaining open for three more blind levels through Level 10 @ 18:20!


16:29: Lenart Ecarma piles it high
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

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Lenart Ecarma

Utg Shin Hyeonho opened to 1,500, called by James Dela Cruz behind. Button Lenart Ecarma bumped it up to 6,500 to which both opponents completed. Flop As2s8d checked to Ecarma, he continued for 4,500, called by both Shin and Dela Cruz. Turn 6s was checked round, revealing river 8c. Shin led out for 35,000, called by Dela Cruz. Action on Ecarma, he raised all-in for 41,200 total, and Dela Cruz threw in the additional 10 BB.

Ecarma reveals AdAc for a full house aces over eights, well enough to crush Dela Cruz’ 10s9s flush.

Lenart Ecarma – 150,400
James Dela Cruz – 50,000
Shin Hyeonho – 18,000


16:06: Joseph Talamayan slams it in
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Hijack Joseph Talamayan sent out a three bet to 4,600, joined by original raiser Chen Ting Yi and the small blind. Flop Jc10d6s saw Talamayan continue for 6,000, check called by Chen. Turn Qh went check check, leading to river 8c. Chen led out a small bet of 1,800 and snap folded after Talamayan shoved all-in.

Joseph Talamayan – 45,000
Chen Ting Yi – 15,000


15:55: Break Time!
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Main Event Flight A has so far collected 66 entries for today’s games. Registration remains open through Level 10 @ 18:20.

Top Chip Counts

James Dela Cruz – 90,000
Shayne Villanueva – 85,000
Cezar Quiambao – 80,000
Chierro De Leon – 60,000
Mark Kavaleu – 55,000


15:32: Back to back pots for Cezar Quiambao
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

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Cezar Quiambao

A limp pot, five players headed on to see flop 3d5dQd. Checked to last to act John Paul Flores, he bet 1,500. Small blind calls and big blind Cezar Quiambao raised all-in, called by Flores.

Quiambao 3c3h
Flores 8c8h

Drawing to two outs, Flores was eliminated from the table after the runout Jd10d spared no eights.

Cezar Quiambao – 55,000
John Paul Flores – Eliminated

On to the next hand, Cezar Quiambao got it in with AdKd against short stacked Joseph Talamayan’s 5s5h and ran board Kc6cQcAcJd. Quiambao won the flip and collected another boost for his two pair.

Cezar Quiambao – 68,000
Joseph Talamayan – Eliminated


15:20: Blinds up!
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

56 players have registered so far for the first flight of the Main Event. Registration remains open through Level 10 @18:20.


14:50: Blinds up!
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

46 runners in with registration remaining open for six more blind levels through Level 10 @ 18:20!


14:36: Shayne Villanueva delivers double elimination
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

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Shayne Villanueva

A three way all-in preflop situation, Shayne Villanueva found himself behind with Ax 10x up against two players’ Ax Kx. Whilst dominated, luck was on Villanueva’s side as he managed to spike a ten on the turn to pair up and knock both opponents out. Villanueva earns the massive boost and rises to the chip lead.

Shayne Villanueva – 85,000


14:29: Alexis Cruz wins showdown
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

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Alexis Cruz

A multiway raised pot, four players checked flop 10d5h6s through and headed to turn Jd. Checked once more to Alexis Cruz, he bet 3,000, called only by big blind Gambold Battulga. River 6c completed the board, Cruz with a final bet of 7,000 and Battulga with a call. Cruz shows KhJs and claims the pot.

Alexis Cruz – 41,000
Gambold Battulga – 18,000


14:23: Blinds up!
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

30 players have registered so far for the first flight of the Main Event. Registration remains open through Level 10 @18:20.


14:21: Marcial Lou gives up the river
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

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John Dela Cruz

With 4,500 already in the middle, utg John Dela Cruz was seen firing 3,500 on flop 8h5d9h. Opponent Marcial Lou called behind and called another 6,000 barrel on turn 7c. Dela Cruz bet all-in for 15,300 on river 7c, enough to convince Lou to give up the fight and make the fold.

John Dela Cruz – 38,800
Marcial Lou – 16,500


14:17: Richard Marquez takes it down
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

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Richard Marquez

Beginning with an utg open and a call, button Richard Marquez sent out a three bet to 2,000 and completed Adrian Motos’ four bet to 10,000 behind. Heads up, the flop came 4h3h7d and Motos continued for 7,000, called by Marquez. Turn 8d saw Motos check and fold shortly after Marquez pushed all-in for 10,000.

Richard Marquez – 45,000
Adrian Motos – 13,000


13:50: Blinds up!
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

19 players in with registration remaining open for eight more blind levels through Level 10 @ 18:20!


13:20: Shuffle Up & Deal!
Level 1: 100 – 100 ante 100

Main Event Flight A action begins, good luck to all the players!


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A preview of what’s to come for the rest of the year, PokerStars LIVE is kicking off 2024 strong with its 19th Manila Super Series currently running through the 9th at Okada Manila. The eight day series features 21 trophy events headlined by the PHP 20,000 (~USD 360) buy-in Main Event which boasts a generous PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000) guarantee.

This Wednesday, January 3rd marks the beginning of the Main Event festivities with a champion crowned by week’s end, January 7th. Flight A action starts at 13:10 with registration remaining open through Level 10 @ 18:20!

MSS 19 Main Event Schedule

Dates: January 3-7, 2024
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 360)
Guarantee: PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000)
ITM: 15% of the field

Flight A: January 3, 2024, Wednesday
Flight B: January 4, 2024, Thursday
Flight C: January 5, 2024, Friday
Flight D Turbo: January 5, 2024, Friday
Day 2: January 6, 2024, Saturday
Final Day: January 7, 2024, Sunday

Main Event – Flight B – Live Updates

21:20: Kirill Gladchenko reigns as Flight B chip leader
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Kirill Gladchenko

Following eight hours of play, Kirill Gladchenko tops Flight B bringing in a 458,000 chip count into Day 2. Gladchenko built a stack after doubling up with pocket kings late in the game and continued to play aggressively to land the top spot. 22 other players join the Russian runner including local pros Christopher Mateo, Michael Kim Enriquez, and Bonifacio Mondalo.

Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Gladchenko Kirill Russia 458,000
Dela Cruz John Philippines 419,000
Enriquez Kim Michael Philippines 403,000
Mangalindan Jeurg Philippines 361,000
Gopez Edilberto Jr Philippines 354,000
Mondalo Bonifacio Philippines 322,000
Chogo Kento Japan 276,000
Constiniano John Niko Philippines 272,000
Talamayan Joseph Philippines 235,000
Matsuda Michihiko Japan 207,000
Harish Asnani 202,000
Araniel Noel Philippines 178,000
Reyes Jaime Ramon United States 163,000
De Lara Christopher Philippines 137,000
Mateo Christopher Philippines 133,000
Kazunari Matsushita Japan 124,000
Locsin Lloyd Philippines 111,000
Shin Hyeonho South Korea 111,000
Zalac Jayden Australia 95,000
Timonera Lester Philippines 93,000
Okamoto Shuhei Japan 84,000
Welo Tor Anton Norway 68,000
Bueza Michael Philippines 10,000

21:18: Two busts on bubble time
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Bubble Time

A raised pot, Jose Colada bet jam all-in for 76,000 with KsQd on flop Qs5d8s and ran right into Joseph Talamayan’s better AsQh. No king on either turn 6s or river 9c meant Colada is knocked out from the tournament one spot short of the money.

Joseph Talamayan – 224,000
Jose Colada – Eliminated

On to another table, hijack Lee Suya open shoved 81,000 in with 7c7s and was quickly called by big blind Bonifacio Mondalo with AhAs. Bonifacio cruised through board QdKs10cQc2d and collected the pot whilst eliminating Lee from the Main Event games.

Bonifacio Mondalo – 322,000
Lee Suya – Eliminated


21:14: Kirill Gladchenko puts on the pressure
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Kirill Gladchenko

Button Kirill Gladchenko opened to 10,000, called by big blind Okamoto Shuhei. Flop came KdJd4d and saw Okamoto check call an 8,000 bet. Kirill fired a bigger 33,000 on turn 5h and shortly collected a fold from his opponent. Kirill shows 8s2c for a bluff right on bubble time.

Kirill Gladchenko – 440,000
Okamoto Shuhei – 90,000


21:10: Philip Reyes heads for the rails
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Matsuda Michihiko

Facing an utg open, Philip Reyes stuffed his 55,000 stack in with AcJc and faced big blind Matsuda Michihiko’s JsJd. Gunning for an ace, the nine high board 7h6c9s7c2d was unable to save Reyes from elimination, leaving Matsuda’s pocket jacks for the win.

Matsuda Michihiko – 210,000
Philip Reyes – Eliminated


21:03: Blinds up!
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

28 players remain in the Main Event Flight B games with four more eliminations to go before the day wraps up.


20:59: John Philip Baider runs into kings
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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John Dela Cruz

Button John Philip Baider shoved all-in for 76,000 after the hijack opened and was called by big blind John Dela Cruz.

Baider 7h7s
Dela Cruz KsKd

A terrible spot for Baider, the board 2h2sJs8h10h sealed his elimination and earned Dela Cruz a 20 BB boost to his already healthy stack.

John Dela Cruz – 370,000
John Philip Baider – Eliminated


20:52: Christopher Mateo jams it in
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Christopher Mateo

Christopher Mateo called a 9,000 cutoff open from Matsuda Michihiko and headed to flop Js7s10c. Mateo bet all-in for 24,000 and claimed the pot shortly after Matsuda threw in the fold.

Christopher Mateo – 48,000
Matsuda Michihiko – 140,000


20:47: Noel Araniel plays big blind defense
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Noel Araniel

Noel Araniel defended his big blind vs utg+1 Karen Talamayan’s 15,000 open and saw flop 2c6cQd. Checked to Talamayan, she continued for 10,000 and shortly folded after Araniel put in a raise to 27,000.

Noel Araniel – 200,000
Karen Talamayan – 53,000


20:37: Edilberto Gopez delivers double elimination
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Jacky Ho

Utg Angeles Antonio opened to 8,000 and was met with an all-in from Jacky Ho for 58,000 total. Edilberto Gopez makes the call behind with Angeles joining in for his remaining 49,000.

Ho AsQd
Gopez 9d9h
Angeles Jd10h

The three way race ran the board Qh7h4s9c2s, giving Gopez a set of nines to earn the additional 72 BB boost and bust both opponents close to the money.

Edilberto Gopez – 325,000
Jacky Ho – Eliminated
Angeles Antonio – Eliminated


20:23: Break Time!
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

34/162 runners remain in the Main Event Flight B qualifying round with only 24 guaranteed a spot into Day 2.

Top Chip Counts

Kim Michael Enriquez – 330,000
Jeurg Mangalindan – 300,000
Chogo Kento – 300,000
Shin Hyeonho – 280,000
John Dela Cruz – 260,000


20:13: Richard Marquez bows out
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Hazel Timonera

Cutoff Hazel Timonera limped in JcJd and called off button Richard Marquez’ 28,500 jam. Marquez at risk with Qh10h needed to improve yet found no help on board 2h6d3c7dKs, eliminating him from today’s flight.

Hazel Timonera – 97,000
Richard Marquez – Eliminated


20:03: John Dela Cruz chips up with aces
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

Midposition open saw small blind Chzhen Evgenii fire a three bet to 22,000. Big blind John Dela Cruz clicked back to 43,000 and left only Chzhen completing the raise. Flop 2cJd9h saw both stacks pile in, Dela Cruz ahead with AcAh against Chzhen’s QhQd. The turn 9s and river 10h ran safe for Dela Cruz, shipping him the 75 BB pot.

John Dela Cruz – 227,000
Chzhen Evgenii – 30,000


19:58: Quick double up for Kirill Gladchenko
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Kirill Gladchenko

Hijack Jessie Leonarez opened to 6,000 with JhJd and called off Kirill Gladchenko’s 38,000 all-in. Kirill is ahead with KcKs and remained a favorite all the way to the river Kh10c8s7cQc for a quick double.

Kirill Gladchenko – 83,500
Jessie Leonarez – 50,000


19:52: Blinds up!
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

40/162 players remain with sixteen more eliminations before the Flight B games wrap up for the night.


19:47: Edilberto Gopez takes it down
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Edilberto Gopez

Utg opened to 5,500, followed by a three bet from Angeles Antonio to 13,500. Button Edilberto Gopez cold calls and the original raiser comes along to see flop 10s9d8s. Action was checked round and headed to turn 7c. Angeles this time, bet 12,000, called by Gopez behind. River came 4c and Angeles check folded after Gopez fired a hefty 80,000 river bet. Gopez shows Qc and rakes in the pot.

Edilberto Gopez – 220,000
Angeles Antonio – 110,000


19:36: Chogo Kento cracks kings
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Chogo Kento

Utg Natsagdorj Munkh opened to 5,000 and called a three bet to 15,000 from Chogo Kento. Flop came AsJc6c and saw Natsagdorj check call all-in for his remaining 35,000.

Chogo JsJd
Natsagdorj KhKs

Up against a set, Natsagdorj was left drawing to two outs, none of which came on either turn 7s or river 5s to seal his fate.

Chogo Kento – 300,000
Natsagdorj Munkh – Eliminated


19:30: William Ysmael gets coolered
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Hijack William Ysmael opened to 5,000 and was met with a 15,000 three bet behind from Harish Asnani. Ysmael clapped back with an all-in, leaving Harish to call off for his 67,000 stack.

Ysmael JdJh
Harish QsQc

In a terrible spot, Ysmael forked over the pot after the board KsQd9d4s7c left him crippled down to 0.5 BB and shortly busted the following hand.

Harish Asnani – 140,000
William Ysmael – Eliminated


19:22: Blinds up!
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

51/162 runners remain in the Main Event Flight B games with the day set to conclude once the field is down to 24 players.


19:21: Lloyd Locsin survives flip
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Lloyd Locsin

Utg Lloyd Locsin open shoved his 10 BB stack in with Ks10s and was called behind by Min Heesu with 7c7d. Flipping for his tournament life, Locsin was in the clear after the board AsKdJd10c10h ran him a full house to bag the double up.

Lloyd Locsin – 45,000
Min Heesu – 72,000


19:16: Jaime Ramon Reyes saved by the river
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Jaime Ramon Reyes

Hijack opened to 5,000 and was met with two all-ins from small blind Fisher Obrien Robbie (44,500) and big blind Jaime Ramon Reyes. Original raiser gets out of the way and the two showdown a flip.

Fisher 9d9c
Reyes AhKd

At risk, Fisher managed to remain ahead up until the river Qs3hJs6cKc paired up Reyes’ overcards, eliminating him from the running.

Jaime Ramon Reyes – 125,000
Fisher Obrien Robbie – Eliminated


19:11: Lee Suya spikes lucky turn
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Lee Suya

A three way all-in kicked off with utg Lester Edoc moving all-in for 14,500, followed by another 16,000 jam from Lee Suya behind. Big blind Renniel Galvez put in the final call and the three run the board.

Edoc AsQc
Lee Ad8s
Galvez AhJh

A huge underdog, Lee was in luck after the turn 7hKd10d8c3d paired up his eight to land him a triple up and another chance to make Day 2.

Lee Suya – 49,500
Lester Edoc – Eliminated
Renniel Galvez – 3,500


19:02: Karen Talamayan delivers back to back bust
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Karen Talamayan

Utg Karen Talamayan opened to 5,000, called by the hijack. Big blind Crisostomo Tracy pushed all-in for 23,500 total and was called by the original raiser for heads up.

Crisostomo Ad 10x
Talamayan AsJh

Dominating her opponent, Talamayan racked up the win after the board 2s4cKs5s4d delivered no bad beats.

Karen Talamayan – 65,000
Crisostomo Tracy – Eliminated

The following hand, Talamayan scored another knock out and added a 22,000 stack to boost her count to 90,000 in total.


18:20: Registration is closed!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Today’s Main Event Flight B attracted a total of 162 entries across ten levels of registration with play set to conclude once the field is down to 24 players. 79 runners currently remain in the games.


18:14: Break Time!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

Registration is set to close after the break.

Top Chip Counts

Kim Michael Enriquez – 200,000
Gopez Edilberto – 155,000
Ho Jacky – 140,000
Chogo Kento – 135,000
Constiniano John Niko – 120,000


17:48: Jharome Pena cracks Jung Ian’s rockets
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Jharome Pena

Hijack Jharome Pena opened to 3,000 and was met with a three bet to 9,500 behind from Jung Ian. Pena answered back with an all-in and received a quick call from his opponent.

Pena Qs4s
Jung AhAc

A huge favorite, Jung landed top set on the flop AsJs5h but left Pena drawing for a spade. The turn 10h ran blank but the river 7s completed Pena’s flush to survive through.

Jharome Pena – 95,000
Jung Ian – 16,000


17:43: Blinds up!
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

Today’s Main Event Flight B sees a total of 149 entries in with registration closing after this level.


17:32: Jannodin Riga crushes with aces
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Jannodin Riga

A three way all-in ensued with Jannodin Riga covering both Maxwell Rosete (25,000) and Kim Kunwoo (23,500).

Riga AhAc
Kim KcKh
Rosete 9h9c

All holding pocket pairs, Riga’s premium aces takes the cake after no king or nine showed up on 2h5h7dJc8h. Riga earns the 63 BB pot and knocks out both Kim and Rosete at the same time.

Jannodin Riga – 97,500
Kim Kunwoo – Eliminated
Maxwell Rosete – Eliminated


17:19: Jeurg Mangalindan outruns Alvir Inocentes
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Jeurg Mangalindan

Utg+1 opened to 2,400 and saw button Alvir Inocentes slam all-in for 14,200 total. Big blind Jeurg Mangalindan reshoved for 26,200, convincing the original raiser to throw in the towel.

Inocentes QcQh
Mangalindan KsQs

Facing a premium pocket pair, Mangalindan spiked a lucky runout on board 9s8sJc7s2h, earning him a flush to knock his opponent out of the Main Event games.

Jeurg Mangalindan – 90,000
Alvir Inocentes – Eliminated


17:12: Blinds up!
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

138 entries in for today’s Main Event Flight B with the pot reaching nearly PHP 4 Million with two more qualifiers left on schedule.


17:10: Bonifacio Mondalo scores a double up
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

Utg Lloyd Locsin opened to 2,500, called by three other opponents. Big blind Bonifacio Mondalo squeezed all-in for 16,500 total and saw Locsin reshove to isolate.

Bonifacio 6s6h
Locsin AsQs

Up for a flip, Locsin on his second buy-in of the day lost a chunk of his stack once more after the board 4s3cJc3h4c felted none of his overcards.

Bonifacio Mondalo – 42,000
Lloyd Locsin – 13,500


16:44: Blinds up!
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

A total of 126 entries have so far been collected for today’s Main Event Flight B with registration remaining open until the end of Level 10 @ 18:20.


16:44: Kim Michael Enriquez ships huge pot
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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Kim Michael Enriquez

Utg+1 opened to 1,700, followed by a three bet to 4,500 from Kim Michael Enriquez. Button Wallac Chan Wai put in a four bet to 12,000 and only Enriquez completed. Flop came 5d8c9h and saw Enriquez check raise to 22,000. Wallac continues and heads to turn 8h. Enriquez this time led for 15,000 and snap called after Wallac moved all-in.

Wallac JsJc
Enriquez 8s7s

Left drawing to two outs, the river 7c completed the board, improving Enriquez’s trips to a full house for the win.

Kim Michael Enriquez – 123,900
Wallac Chan Wai – 8,000


16:27: Jayvon Carreon survives through
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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Jayvon Carreon

Utg+1 Jayvon Carreon opened to 2,000 and called off for his 11,200 behind after small blind Benjamin Ebarle moved all-in.

Ebarle 10s10h
Carreon QhJh

Flipping for his survival, Carreon dodged elimination after the board 3d5hJs7s9s ran in favor of his overcards.

Jayvon Carreon – 28,000
Benjamin Ebarle – 35,000


16:16: Midpair does it for Alvir Inocentes
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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Alvir Inocentes

With 11,300 in the middle, three players battled on flop 9h6hJd. Checked to button Alvir Inocentes, he bet all-in for 10,300. Big blind Ryan Jerico Platon raised to 20,600 and completed the 5,000 more after Albert Villanueva moved all-in.

Inocentes Kd9d
Villanueva Ah8h
Platon 5c5s

Ahead of his opponents with midpair, Inocentes bagged the triple up after the runout 10c6c steered clear of any of Villanueva or Platon’s outs.

Alvir Inocentes – 42,200
Ryan Jerico Platon – 40,000
Albert Villanueva – Eliminated


16:12: Blinds up!
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

116 entries are in for today’s Main Event Flight B qualifier with two more hours on the clock before registration closes.


16:06: Christopher De Lara claims preflop war
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

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Christopher De Lara

Utg John Ruiz opened to 1,600, followed by a three bet from Kim Michael Enriquez to 4,300. Small blind Christopher De Lara raised all-in for 33,000 total, urging both players to throw it in the muck.

Christopher De Lara – 40,000
Kim Michael Enriquez – 23,000
John Ruiz – 45,000


15:50: Jacky Ho wins blind vs blind battle
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

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Jacky Ho

Folded to small blind Jacky Ho, he bumped it up to 2,000, called by big blind Ebarle Benjamin. Flop came Kc2s5s and Ho continued for 1,700. Ebarle made the call and headed to turn 7h. Ho sent out another 4,500 which prompted Ebarle to find a fold.

Jacky Ho – 58,000
Ebarle Benjamin – 35,000


15:34: Break Time!
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

103 entries are in for today’s Flight B games with registration open until Level 10 @ 18:20.

Top Chip Counts

Okamoto Shuhei – 85,000
Ting Yen Huang – 80,000
Kirill Gladchenko – 75,000
Cowan Graham – 65,000
Platon Ryan Jerico – 60,000


15:08: Jose Cheung fires river bet
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

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Jose Cheung

Utg Angeles Antonio opened to 1,300 and was joined three other players on flop Qd7d3h. Action was checked through, revealing turn Kh. Angeles led for 3,000, called by Shin Hyeonho and Jose Cheung behind. River came Jh, checked to Cheung, he bet 10,000 and merited no calls from either opponent.

Jose Cheung – 35,000
Angeles Antonio – 23,000
Shin Hyeonho – 7,300


15:02: Blinds up!
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

Tournament runners continue to pile in with the count for today’s Flight B at a total of 86 entries. Registration remains open for five more blind levels.


14:45: Albert Villanueva dominated
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

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Harish Asnani

Utg+1 Albert Villanueva opened to 1,200 and was met with a three bet to 5,000 behind from Harish Asnani. Button Bonil Koo cold called and Villanueva pushed in a squeeze all-in for 16,400. Harish isolates and the two run the board.

Villanueva KdQd
Harish AdKc

Dominated, Villanueva lost all hope after Harish flopped top pair on As2s3c4d9c for his eventual elimination.

Harish Asnani – 52,000
Bonil Koo – 16,000
Albert Villanueva – Eliminated


14:32: Blinds up!
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

64 entries have so far been collected for the Flight B games with registration open until the end of Level 10 @ 18:20.


14:24: Bonifacio Mondalo chips up first hand
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

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Bonifacio Mondalo

Following a utg+1 open and a call, small blind Bonifacio Mondalo fired a three bet to 3,000. Both players complete and see flop 3c4s10d. Bonifacio bet 4,000, called by original raiser Jacky Ho. Bonifacio barreled another 5,500 on turn 4d and left Ho unable to continue.

Bonifacio Mondalo – 40,600
Jacky Ho – 55,000


14:08: Shin Hyeonho bows out early
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

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Ebarle Benjamin

Utg+1 opened to 800, called by Ebarle Benjamin behind. Action on big blind Shin Hyeonho, he stuffed his 5,700 in and was called by Ebarle to run the board.

Shin 6h6s
Ebarle AhJc

Flipping for his tournament life, Shin’s pocket pair failed to hold after Ebarle spiked a pair on the turn 2cKd5cAs2h.

Ebarle Benjamin – 65,000
Shin Hyeonho – Eliminated


14:02: Blinds up!
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

44 players are in for the Flight B games with registration open until Level 10 @ 18:20.


13:56: Jun Yonghwa bluffs it off
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

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Joseph Magnotti

With already 5,900 in the middle, big blind Jun Yonghwa was seen leading out for 1,200 on 8s3c5s against two other opponents. Utg Joseph Magnotti bumped it up to 3,000, Yonghwa with a complete. Yonghwa led turn As once again for 5,000 and an all-in for 10,200 on river 3h. Magnotti makes the call on both streets and shows 8c8h for a full house, easily crushing Yonghwa’s KsJh bluff.

Joseph Magnotti – 50,000
Jun Yonghwa – Eliminated


13:45: Chzhen Evgenii takes pot down
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

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Chzhen Evgenii

Utg Sung Younghwan opened to 600, joined by three other players on flop AsJh2h. Sung continued for another 600, called by Aihara Takayuki and Chzhen Evgenii behind. Turn Jd was checked through, leading to river Ac. Sung led for 2,500, Aihara with a call, and a raise to 18,000 from Chzhen. Both opponents fold and Chzhen claims the pot.

Chzhen Evgenii – 40,000
Aihara Takayuki – 29,000
Sung Younghwan – 21,000


13:02: Cards are in the air!
Level 1: 100 – 100 ante 100

Main Event Flight B action begins, good luck to all the players!


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The boosted PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000) guaranteed Manila Super Series 19 Main Event is front and center at the PokerStars hub in Okada ManilaPhilippines with its first of four starting flights already in the books.  Three more qualifiers are set to play through within the next two days leading to a champion crowned by Sunday, January 7th.

Flight B runs today, January 4th, running 30 minute blind intervals throughout. Similar to yesterday’s games, the qualifier will once more wrap up to 15% of the field (ITM). Flight B action starts at 13:00 with registration remaining open through Level 10 @ 18:20!

MSS 19 Main Event Review

Dates: January 3-7, 2024
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 360)
Guarantee: PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000)
ITM: 15% of the field

Flight A: 93 entries, 14 qualified

Flight B: January 4, 2024, Thursday
Flight C: January 5, 2024, Friday
Flight D Turbo: January 5, 2024, Friday
Day 2: January 6, 2024, Saturday
Final Day: January 7, 2024, Sunday

Main Event – Flight C – Live Updates

22:30: Czardy Rivera closes Flight C with the biggest stack
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Czardy Rivera

Having played over nine hours on the felt, Metro Team pro Czardy Rivera topped the 268 entry field, bagging a massive 636,000 stack into Day 2. Rivera took advantage of bubble time to amass more chips and inch over second in the running Ryan Platon. Joining Rivera are 39 other qualifiers including local standouts Renniel Galvez, Joemark Vasay, and Renato Villanueva Jr.

Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Rivera Czardy Philippines 636,000
Platon Ryan Jerico Philippines 595,000
Ganbold Battulga Mongolia 507,000
Torres Ricardo Philippines 488,000
Marcelo Edmil Philippines 430,000
Ong Kang Rui Ryan Singapore 417,000
Carreon Jayvon Philippines 375,000
Jung Ian United States 371,000
Lee Thomas  Canada 359,000
Galvez Renniel Philippines 322,000
Rivera John Michael Philippines 258,000
Vasay Joemark Philippines 241,000
Lee Youngjun Korea, South 226,000
Jung Yonghwa Korea, South 212,000
Stochita Ionut Romania 199,000
Villanueva Renato JR Philippines 197,000
Alvarez Janno Philippines 196,000
Lou Marcial Philippines 161,000
Segismundo Emmanuel Philippines 156,000
Valle Jimmy Philippines 142,000
Lai Alexander Philippines 136,000
Calma Jeffrey Philippines 135,000
Yang Seungyeop Korea, South 128,000
Ochi Masanao Japan 125,000
Cheung Jose Philippines 124,000
Ungria Jr Alexander Philippines 99,000
Park Seonghun Korea, South 97,000
Yu Darren Philippines 85,000
Xia Qi China 82,000
Pamplona Jeffrey Philippines 82,000
Chzhen Evgenii Russia 80,000
Oesterstroem Phenix Sweden 62,000
Kim Kye Hyun Korea, South 62,000
Mangaliman Benjamin Philippines 55,000
Cao Nguyen Thanh Vietnam 49,000
Pereslegin Aleksandr Russia 48,000
Sugiyama Masakazu Japan 39,000
Ebarle Benjamin Philippines 38,000
Kawaguchi Akihiro Japan 29,000
Magadan John Jay Philippines 20,000

22:27: Sim Jae Kyung exits as day’s bubble
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Marcelo Edmil

Folded to Sim Jae Kyung in the small blind, he bumped it up to 15,000 and snap called all-in with 10h10c for his entire 195,000 stack. Big blind Marcelo Edmil reveals QcQd and proceeds to crush Sim’s pocket pair through board Ac6d9dKh3h. Marcelo picks up the 430,000 pot, knocking Sim out as Flight C’s bubble to close the games.

Marcelo Edmil – 430,000
Sim Jae Kyung – Eliminated


22:13: Kim Kye Hyun survives flip
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Kim Kye Hyun

Kim Kye Hyun moved all-in for 25,000 with 7d7c following an utg open and found himself heads up against button Jung Ian’s AhKs. In for a flip, the board 9h5d5c2s5h fortunately for Kim, ran in favor of his pocket pair earning him a double up to 13 BB.

Kim Kye Hyun – 77,000
Jung Ian – 370,000


22:08: Czardy Rivera pumps up the pressure
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

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Chzhen Evgenii

Chzhen Evgenii defended his big blind against utg+1 Czardy Rivera’s open and saw flop 3c3hAh. Both players checked it through, heading to turn 8s. Chzhen led for 19,000, called by Rivera. Chzhen fired another 35,000 on river 5d yet shortly folded after Rivera put him all-in. Chzhen saves his 13 BB behind while Rivera surges to top the field.

Czardy Rivera – 660,000
Chzhen Evgenii – 80,000


22:00: Kawaguchi Akihiro dodges bubble elimination
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

Hijack Kawaguchi Akihiro shoved in his 16,000 left with AhKd and was called by small blind Janno Alvarez with 6d2d. Up for a race, Alvarez paired up on the flop 2c3cQh9hAs but the river gave Kawaguchi top pair to survive bubble time.

Kawaguchi Akihiro – 44,000
Janno Alvarez – 200,000


21:35: Alvir Inocentes bows out
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Renniel Galvez

Cutoff Alvir Inocentes shoved his 10 BB stack in with Ah5d and faced big blind Renniel Galvez’ 9s9h. Behind, Inocented flopped a straight draw on 7s3s2sQd6s but bricked the turn and river to exit one spot from the bubble.

Renniel Galvez – 360,000
Alvir Inocentes – Eliminated


21:33: Blinds up!
Level 17: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

42/268 players remain in the Main Event Flight C games with only 40 guaranteed a spot into Day 2.


21:32: Edgar Asehan falls short
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Lee Mm Thomas

Folded to the button, Edgar Asehan jammed his 62,000 stack in with 9c10c and was called by big blind Lee Mm Thomas with KsQs. Running a race for Asehan’s tournament life, the board 5cAd2hKh10h gave Thomas a higher pair to seal his opponent’s fate.

Lee Mm Thomas – 260,000
Edgar Asehan – Eliminated


21:29: Chzhen Evgenii knocks out Cheng On Tsun
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

Utg+2 Cheng On Tsun stuffed his remaining 40,000 in with As9s and ran into Chzhen Evgenii’s JhJd. An eight high board 8d2s6h3c5h ran on the felt, leaving Chzhen’s overpair good for the pot.

Chzhen Evgenii – 130,000
Cheng On Tsun – Eliminated


21:20: Ong Kang Rui Ryan continues to ascend
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Ong Kang Rui Ryan

Utg+1 Monziar Villariaza open shoved his last 43,000 in with Ac6h and was called behind by Ong Kang Rui Ryan with 9c9h. At risk, Villariaza was gunning for an ace which failed to come on board 6c2d4s10cQc, sending him out a few places short of the money.

Ong Kang Rui Ryan – 360,000
Monziar Villariaza – Eliminated


21:14: Marc Rivera spikes lucky river
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

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Marc Rivera

Following a hijack open, three all-ins were seen beginning with Benjamin Ebarle for 72,000, Xia Qi (139,000) and big blind Marc Rivera (24,000). Original raiser folds and the three go to showdown.

Ebarle 5c5d
Xia AsKd
Rivera Ad6d

The board ran 8h7hJh10d6s, landing Rivera a pair of sixes to take down the main pot. Ebarle with his pocket pair takes the side pot, chipping up just slightly.

Marc Rivera – 92,000
Benjamin Ebarle – 96,000
Xia Qi – 67,000


21:04: Blinds up!
Level 16: 2,000 – 5,000 ante 5,000

50/268 runners remain in the Main Event Flight C games with ten more eliminations before the qualifier wraps up.


21:03: Card rush for Ong Kang Rui Ryan
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Ungria Jr Alexander

Another all-in preflop situation, big blind Ong Kang Rui Ryan with KsKd, got his 129,000 stack in against cutoff Ungria Jr Alexander’s 10s10c. A huge favorite once more, Ong cruised to a 65 BB stack after the board ran 8c3h4hQd9d, sparing no tens.

Ong Kang Rui Ryan – 260,000
Ungria Jr Alexander – 18,000


20:57: Ong Kang Rui Ryan gets a boost
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

Cutoff Jonald Garcia open shoved 49,000 in with 5h5c and ran smack into Ong Kang Rui Ryan’s premium AcAd. The board 3cQh2h4d8h delivered no bad beats, eliminating Garcia in quick fashion.

Ong Kang Rui Ryan – 133,000
Jonald Garcia – Eliminated


20:53: Janno Alvares delivers bust
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

Cutoff Janno Alvarez opened to 9,000 with AsQh and called off button Jose Drilon’s 60,000 jam. Drilon with Ac5s was in rough shape and failed to catch up on board 3c8c6c10h10s to knock him out of the running.

Janno Alvarez – 270,000
Jose Drilon – Eliminated


20:49: Benjamin Mangaliman bags three way all-in
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Benjamin Mangaliman

Facing two limps, cutoff Benjamin Mangaliman shoved all-in for 36,000, followed by another jam for 11,000 from Han Sung Jin. Utg limper Edgar Asehan makes the final call and the three run the board.

Mangaliman As8s
Han 9dJs
Asehan 6d6c

Anybody’s game, 4s2d10d8c10s showed up on the felt, giving Mangaliman a pair of eights to snag the win and survive through.

Benjamin Mangaliman – 95,000
Edgar Asehan – 51,000
Han Sung Jin – Eliminated


20:44: Bonil Koo suffers terrible bad beat
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Ryan Platon

Utg+2 Ryan Platon opened to 10,000 and called a button three bet from Bonil Koo to 27,000. The two headed to flop 5dJd5s where Koo continued for 42,000. Platon check raised to 115,000 and called off for his remaining 94,000 after Koo moved all-in.

Koo KcKs
Platon Ad2d

Drawing to a flush, Platon filled up on the river 4c10d and earned the 112 BB pot whilst busting Koo in a painful elimination.

Ryan Platon – 471,000
Bonil Koo – Eliminated


20:40: Richard Marquez doubles through Lester Edoc
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

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Richard Marquez

Facing a cutoff open from Richard Marquez, small blind Lester Edoc moved all-in with Ah3s and was called by Marquez with QhQc. The board 10s10cKd8h6c ran safe for Marquez’ pocket queens, shipping him a full double up.

Richard Marquez – 66,000
Lester Edoc – 22,000


20:25: Break Time!
Level 15: 2,000 – 4,000 ante 4,000

66/268 runners remain in today’s Main Event Flight C games with 26 more eliminations before the day concludes.

Top Chip Counts

Ricardo Torres – 450,000
Marcelo Edmil – 360,000
Norbert Koh – 270,000
Jung Ian – 260,000
Bonil Koo – 230,00


20:19: Reynaldo Osete crashes into aces
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Ricardo Torres

Cutoff Reynaldo Osete opened to 7,500 and faced a three bet to 20,000 from small blind Ricardo Torres. Osete answered back with an all-in for his entire 145,000 stack, Torres with a quick call.

Osete AdKs
Torres AhAs

Drawing slim, Osete ran two pair on board Ac5c7cKd8c but still remained behind against Torres’ top set for his unfortunate elimination.

Ricardo Torres – 450,000
Reynaldo Osete – Eliminated


20:08: Stochita Ionut scoops three way battle
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Stochita Ionut

Hijack Lester Edoc opened to 7,000, followed by a three bet to 20,000 from button Norbert Koh. Big blind Stochita Ionut joined in, along with Edoc to see flop Qc6c2s. Action was checked all the way through and moved on to turn 10h. Stochita led for 28,000 to which both players made the fold.

Stochita Ionut – 160,000
Norbert Koh – 210,000
Lester Edoc – 65,000


20:00: Diana Tan gets coolered
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

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Janno Alvarez

Cutoff Janno Alvarez opened to 6,000 and was met with a three bet to 16,000 from button Diana Tan. Alvarez clapped back with another raise to 31,000, called by Tan. Flop 4hJc3c saw all the chips pile in, both players with an overpair.

Alvarez AhAs
Tan QsQh

Left drawing to two outs, Tan headed for the rails after no queen showed up on the runout Jh3h.

Janno Alvarez – 180,000
Diana Tan – Eliminated


19:57: Blinds up!
Level 14: 1,500 – 3,000 ante 3,000

77/268 players remain in the Main Event Flight C games with only 40 runners guaranteed a spot into Day 2.


19:54: Top pair no good for Lee Suya
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Lee Suya

Utg+2 Bonil Koo opened to 6,500, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop 3d7hJs saw small blind lead out for 5,500. Big blind Lee Suya bumped it up to 18,500 and shortly call off for his remaining 25,000 after Koo moved all-in.

Koo QdQc
Lee KsJc

Crushed against an overpair, Lee headed for the exit after the turn Ah and river Ac completed the board.

Bonil Koo – 240,000
Lee Suya – Eliminated


19:50: Jose Drilon bags three bet pot
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Jose Drilon

Utg+1 Benjamin Mangaliman opened to 6,500 and called Jose Drilon’s three bet to 16,500. Flop came 5c6d4d, checked to Drilon, he bet all-in for 39,000 and followed with a muck from Mangaliman.

Jose Drilon – 78,000
Benjamin Mangaliman – 60,000


19:45: Norbert Koh outflops Magbutay Riener
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

Magbutay Riener got his remaining 31,000 in with JcJh and faced Norbert Koh’s Kd10h. Ahead preflop, Magbutay instantly fell behind after the flop 8hKsQh5c2c landed Koh top pair to eventually seal the win.

Norbert Koh – 230,000
Magbutay Riener – Eliminated


19:40: Lance De Vera sees no callers
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Lance De Vera

Utg Lance De Vera opened to 5,000 and was met with a three bet to 15,000 from Sim Jae Kyung. Big blind Ligon Eduardo joined in along with De Vera with a complete. Three way, De Vera jammed all-in for 47,500 on flop 3h9c8c and merited no calls from either opponent to take the pot down.

Lance De Vera – 96,000
Sim Jae Kyung – 265,000
Ligon Eduardo – 115,000


19:32: Ace high good for Pereslegin Aleksandr
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

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Pereslegin Aleksandr

Utg+1 opened to 5,000, called by two players behind. Big blind Pereslegin Aleksandr squeezed all-in for 47,000 total and was called by small blind Anthony Tacda.

Pereslegin As6c
Tacda Kh9h

Running a race, the board 5s10dJhJs4d missed to pair up either player, leaving Pereslegin’s ace high good for the 43 BB pot.

Pereslegin Aleksandr – 106,500
Anthony Tacda – 80,000


19:25: Blinds up!
Level 13: 1,000 – 2,500 ante 2,500

94/268 players remain in today’s Main Event Flight C with play set to conclude once the field is down to 40 runners.


19:19: Lee Mm Thomas scores a quick double up
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Lee Mm Thomas

Hijack opened to 4,500, called by Jayvon Carreon. Button Lee Mm Thomas squeezed all-in for 33,000 total with 6d6h and was called by Carreon with 8s6s. A huge favorite, Lee cruised through the board Qd6c10hQc2h showing down a full house to earn the double.

Lee Mm Thomas – 75,500
Jayvon Carreon – 85,000


19:10: Lester Edoc gives it up
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Liao Po Hsun

With 16,500 in the middle on flop 10h5d7s, action was seen on Liao Po Hsun who led for 5,000. Cutoff Lester Edoc raised it up to 15,000, called by Liao. Turn 5h went check check, leading to river 10c. Liao bet 20,000 and ushered a fold from Edoc.

Liao Po Hsun – 120,000
Lester Edoc – 65,000


19:00: Renniel Galvez flops the nuts
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Renniel Galvez

Following an utg limp, An Sangjin put in a raise to 6,500, called by a player behind. Big blind Renniel Galvez squeezed all-in for 36,500 total and saw only An put in the chips.

Galvez AcQc
An KcQh

Dominating his opponent, Galvez flopped the nut straight on KhJd10s4h8h and collected a full double up shortly after.

Renniel Galvez – 84,500
An Sangjin – 65,000


18:58: Norbert Koh continues to dominate
Level 12: 1,000 – 2,000 ante 2,000

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Norbert Koh

Utg+2 Lester Edoc defended his open and called a 12,000 three bet from Norbert Koh behind. Flop came Js5h9d, and Koh continued for another 12,000, check called by Edoc. Turn 2d raked in no bets, revealing river Ad. Checked to Koh, he bet 15,000, convincing Edoc to give it up.

Norbert Koh – 210,000
Lester Edoc – 65,000


18:25: Registration is closed!
Level 11: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500

The final numbers for today’s Main Event Flight C stands at 268 entries collected across ten levels of registration. 112 runners remain in the games with the day wrapping up once the field is down to 40 players.

Pot is now up to PHP 10 Million with registration remaining open for Flight D Turbo.

Top Chip Counts

Koo Bonil – 240,000
Kaya Salih – 160,000
Villanueva Renato – 130,000
Cheung Jose – 125,000
Zhao Xiangyu – 120,000


18:14: Break Time!
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

A total of 267 entries have been collected for today’s Main Event Flight C with registration set to close following the ten minute break.


18:13: Pocket threes good for John Michael Rivera
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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John Michael Rivera

Cutoff opened, button John Michael Rivera fired a three bet to 2,500. Small blind Zhao Xiangyu sent out a four bet to 7,500, Rivera with a complete to go on heads up. Action checked down to the river Qh10d9cQcKh where Zhao bet 2,500. Rivera makes the call and reveals 3h3d beating Zhao’s Ad4d.

John Michael Rivera – 90,000
Zhao Xiangyu – 111,000


18:04: Benjamin Mangaliman wins with a flush
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Benjamin Mangaliman

Utg Benjamin Mangaliman opened to 2,400, joined by two other players on flop 9d4dJh. Mangaliman continued for 3,000, called by big blind Kola Kohei. Turn 7s saw Mangaliman continue for 6,000 and shortly call Kola’s raise to 18,000. Kola bet all-in for 25,000 on river 6d and collected a quick call from Mangaliman. Kola shows 10s8c, crushed against his opponent’s Jd10d flush.

Benjamin Mangaliman – 115,000
Kola Kohei – Eliminated


17:55: Norbert Koh gets full value
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Lester Edoc

With 22,000 in the middle on board Qc7h2s8hQs, utg Norbert Koh was seen betting 12,500 on the river. Small blind Lester Edoc check raised all-in and Koh called off for his 36,000 behind. Edoc shows Qc5h, no good against Koh’s AsQh trip queens.

Norbert Koh – 120,000
Lester Edoc – 55,000


17:44: Blinds up!
Level 10: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

261 entries in so far for today’s Main Event Flight C festivities with registration closing after this level.


17:43: Easy double for Vuolle Toni
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Vuolle Toni

Another all-in preflop situation saw Vuolle Toni get his remaining 44,400 stack in with AhAd and faced Ungria Jr. Alexander’s AsKc. The board 4d9c10h5cJh offered no help for Ungria as he forked over a third of his stack.

Vuolle Toni – 91,800
Ungria Jr. Alexander – 110,000


17:35: Marc Rivera jams the river
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Marc Rivera

Utg+1 Dilao Darwin opened to 2,500 and was met with a three bet to 6,600 from Marc Rivera. Dilao answered back with a four bet to 16,600, called by Rivera. Both players checked flop 5sKs6h through and headed to turn 6s. Dilao led for 9,500, Rivera with a call to see river 4c. Dilao this time checked, allowing Rivera to bet all-in for 24,400 total. Dilao tank folded, saving his 16 BB behind.

Marc Rivera – 76,600
Dilao Darwin – 20,000


17:23: Pecho Rico ahead all the way
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

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Pecho Rico

With 15,000 in the middle on flop 8h9cQc, Liu Zhiqiang was spotted check calling off for his 40,000 stack after Pecho Rico bet all-in.

Pecho KsQs
Liu 9d10d

Ahead with top pair, Pecho sealed the win after the turn Kd and river 6h completed the board, giving him two pair to eliminate Liu.

Pecho Rico – 105,000
Liu Zhiqiang – Eliminated


17:13: Blinds up!
Level 9: 600 – 1,200 ante 1,200

252 entries are in for today’s Main Event Flight C with registration open until the end of Level 10 @ 18:20. Flight D Turbo also kicks off in half an hour at 18:00.


17:07: Great spot for Bonil Koo
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

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Bonil Koo

A three way all-in preflop ensued beginning with Adrian Motos who got his last 20,000 in with Ax Jx. Sajwan Jaideep joined the action and pushed all-in for 48,000 with pocket kings, and Bonil Koo who covered both opponents, in with pocket aces. The board 2c7c6s2s10d ran clear of any potential bad beats and awarded Koo the 116 BB pot.

Bonil Koo – 190,000
Adrian Motos – Eliminated
Sajwan Jaideep – Eliminated


16:54: An Sangjin saved by the river
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

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An Sangjin

Utg An Sangjin shoved all-in for 10,300 with Kc10d and was up against Acain Henrieto Bonachita’s AsKs. Dominated, An was in luck after he spiked a three outer on the river 6s5c6cKd10h to save him from elimination.

An Sangjin – 23,100
Acain Henrieto Bonachita – 16,000


16:47: Blinds up!
Level 8: 500 – 1,000 ante 1,000

242 entries in for today’s Main Event Flight C! Players still have over an hour to catch registration on this 30 minute interval qualifier.


16:44: Norbert Koh bags four bet pot
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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Norbert Koh

Hijack opened to 1,600 and was followed with a three bet to 6,600 from Renato Villanueva behind. Button Norbert Koh raised the stakes to 15,000 and saw Villanueva complete for heads up. Koh continued for 7,500 on flop Js10h3d and collected a quick check fold from his opponent.

Norbert Koh – 95,000
Renato Villanueva- 88,000


16:32: Jung Ian dominates Andrew De Ocampo
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

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Jung Ian

Facing three limps in front of him, big blind Jung Ian shoved all-in for 23,000 total and was called by Andrew De Ocampo with 4s4h. Jung ahead with 7d7s remained a favorite all the way through AcKhAh3c6s, earning him an easy double up to a 60 BB stack.

Jung Ian – 48,400
Andrew De Ocampo – 28,000


16:14: Blinds up!
Level 7: 400 – 800 ante 800

A total of 226 entries are in for the first Main Event flight on today’s schedule. Flight D Turbo is slated for later in the evening 18:00.


16:13: Czardy Rivera runs backdoor full house
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

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Czardy Rivera

Action was seen on the river 9s10s8h6d6h with an 8,000 pot in the middle. Big blind Czardy Rivera bet 2,400 and raise all-in after Chin Dickson bumped up the stakes. Chin called off and was crushed to see Rivera’s full house 8d6c for the win.

Czardy Rivera – 58,000
Chin Dickson – Eliminated


16:08: No showdown for Kang Seungyeop
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

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Kang Seungyeop

A multiway raised pot saw four players head to flop Kd9s4c. Small blind Kang Seungyeop led for 3,500, called by button Andrew De Ocampo. Kang bet another 4,000 on turn 6s and a final 5,000 on river Ah. De Ocampo called two streets but failed to continue on the river, missing showdown.

Kang Seungyeop – 39,000
Andrew De Ocampo – 31,000


15:54: One bet does it for Renato Villanueva
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

Hijack Lee Seon Jai opened to 1,200, called by Thierry Mosser. Action on big blind Renato Villanueva, he sent out a three bet to 4,000 and saw both players complete. Villanueva continued for 10,000 on flop 5c6cAh and shipped the pot after no runners made the call.

Renato Villanueva – 120,000
Lee Seon Jai – 43,000
Thierry Mosser – 30,000


15:43: Break Time!
Level 6: 300 – 600 ante 600

A total of 205 entries are in for today’s Main Event Flight C games with registration open for four more levels.

Top Chip Counts

Villanueva Renato – 110,000
Yang Young Joo – 90,000
Motos Adrian – 80,000
Drilon Jose – 75,000
Uson Carlos – 65,000


15:30: Czardy Rivera pumps up the aggression
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

Button Jihwan Jeon opened to 1,000 and was joined by both players on the blinds on flop 9h7d5s. Checked to Jihwan, he continued for 1,000. Small blind Czardy Rivera raised it up to 4,000, called by both opponents. Turn came Ah and Rivera led for 12,800, meriting no calls from either player.

Czardy Rivera – 41,000
Jihwan Jeon – 16,700


15:24: Jester Initia claims pot
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

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Jose Drilon

Utg+1 Jose Drilon opened to 1,200, called by cutoff Jester Initia. The two headed to flop 8d9hJc where Drilon check called a 1,800 bet from his opponent. Initia barreled another 2,700 on turn 2c and shortly took the pot down after Drilon threw in the fold.

Jester Initia – 15,000
Jose Drilon – 80,000


15:03: Blinds up!
Level 5: 200 – 500 ante 500

A staggering 175 entries have so far been collected for today’s Main Event Flight C with registration open for five more blind levels.


15:01: Renato Villanueva surges to the top
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

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Renato Villanueva

Utg Liao Po Hsun opened to 800 and called a 2,500 three bet from Renato Villanueva behind. Flop came AhJh4s, Liao led for 3,000, called by Villanueva. Turn 6h saw Liao fire another 4,500 and call a raise to 16,000. Villanueva bet a final 27,000 on river 9d, Liao with a check call.

Villanueva shows 4h5h for a flush and Liao puts in the muck.

Renato Villanueva – 110,000
Liao Po Hsun – 80,000


14:52: Wallac Chan Wai gets there on the river
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

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Wallac Chan Wai

With 6,000 in the middle, action was seen on the turn 2c5d2d7c where big blind Wallac Chan Wai check raised to 7,000. Opponent Tiew Kar Huat Alex jammed all-in and Wallac put his 19,200 stack in.

Tiew KcJc
Wallac 8d9d

Both with flush draws, Wallac was fortunate to fill up on the river 6d, earning him a flush to remain in the game. Tiew survives but is crippled down to 7.5 BB and shortly busts the following hand.

Tiew Kar Huat Alex – 44,200
Wallac Chan Wai – Eliminated


14:33: Blinds up!
Level 4: 200 – 400 ante 400

124 entries are in for the first Main Event flight on today’s schedule. Registration will remain open until the end of Level 10 @ 18:20.


14:30: Josie Bagunu fills up on the turn
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

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Josie Bagunu

Utg Josie Bagunu limp called an 800 raise and was joined by two other players on flop Kh9h4s. Checked to Bagunu, she shoved all-in for 5,200, called by big blind Syed Saifuddin Syed Hafiz Bin.

Bagunu QhJh
Syed KdJd

With a ton of outs, Bagunu quickly filled up on the turn 10s giving her a straight to double through.

Josie Bagunu – 13,200
Syed Saifuddin Syed Hafiz Bin – 31,000


14:15: Anthony Tacda takes it down
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

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Anthony Tacda

Hijack Anthony Tacda opened to 800, joined by Benjamin Ebarle behind and big blind Kaya Salih. Flop 3d10s9s was checked to Ebarle who bet 1,400, called by both opponents. Turn came 10h and Ebarle fired another 3,200. Kaya puts in the call and Tacda raises to 15,000. Both players make the fold, earning Tacda the pot.

Anthony Tacda – 56,000
Benjamin Ebarle – 35,000
Kaya Salih – 37,000


14:03: Blinds up!
Level 3: 100 – 300 ante 300

84 entries in for the Main Event Flight C games with seven more levels to go before registration closes.


14:00: All in does it for Oesterstroem Phenix
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

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Oesterstroem Phenix

Utg Quijano Anacleto opened to 400, followed with a call behind. Button Oesterstroem Phenix put in a raise to 1,200 and saw both players complete. Flop came 9sAdQh and Oesterstroem continued for 2,000, called by Quijano. Oesterstroem barreled another 4,000 on turn 5h and an all-in for 10,300 on river 3c. Quijano gave up the fight by the final bet and threw it in the muck.

Oesterstroem Phenix – 25,900
Quijano Anacleto – 30,000


13:42: Position proves advantageous for Adrian Motos
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

Utg+1 opened to 500, called by two other players behind. Button Adrian Motos put in a three bet to 2,500 to which all three completed. Flop came AcJd5d, checked to Motos, he continued for 6,200 and merited no calls from his opponents.

Adrian Motos – 40,000


13:34: Blinds up!
Level 2: 100 – 200 ante 200

52 entries in for the Main Event Flight C games with registration remaining open until Level 10 @ 18:20.


13:33: Adrian Motos gets lucky
Level 1: 100 – 100 ante 100

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Adrian Motos

Hijack Adrian Motos squeezed all-in for 16,600 total and ran right into Cowan Graham’s QcQs. Motos with Jc9c stands as a huge underdog yet managed to pull a runner runner straight on board 3h7dKc10h8s to survive through.

Adrian Motos – 33,500
Cowan Graham – 36,000


13:21: Hernan Jaybee Villa claims pot with king high
Level 1: 100 – 100 ante 100

Hernan Jaybee Villa defended his big blind vs cutoff Liu Zhiqiang’s 300 open and saw flop 6s5s2h. Liu continued for 600, check called by Villa. Turn 6h saw Liu gun for another 1,600 and shortly complete after Villa bumped it up to 3,900. River Jd completed the board. Villa led for 6,100, Liu with a final call.

Villa shows KcQh high and Liu mucks behind. Liu mentions that he thought the river was a queen and accidentally mucked pocket nines.

Hernan Jaybee Villa – 41,000
Liu Zhiqiang – 19,100


13:04: Cards are in the air!
Level 1: 100 – 100 ante 100

Main Event Flight C action begins, good luck to all the players!


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The boosted PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000) guaranteed Manila Super Series 19 Main Event is buzzing through at Okada ManilaPhilippines once more with two of its four starting flights already done and dusted. Two more remain on the agenda, giving tournament runners until today, January 5th to qualify for Day 2.

The Main Event action starts off with Flight C beginning at 13:00, with registration open across ten levels until 18:20. The later Flight D Turbo kicks off in the evening 18:00 and will remain available for entrants until 20:40.

MSS 19 Main Event Review

Dates: January 3-7, 2024
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 360)
Guarantee: PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000)
ITM: 15% of the field

Flight A: 93 entries, 14 qualified
Flight B: 162 entries, 24 qualified

Flight C: January 5, 2024, Friday
Flight D Turbo: January 5, 2024, Friday
Day 2: January 6, 2024, Saturday
Final Day: January 7, 2024, Sunday

Main Event – Flight D – Live Updates

23:20: Song Sang Yoon leads Flight D qualifiers
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Song Sang Yoon

Running a turbo format, the last flight on schedule took only five and a half hours of play before the 126 entry field dwindled down to 15% remaining. South Korea’s Song Sang Yoon leads Flight D’s 19-survivor pack with a 571,000 chip count to end the day. Also advancing through are previous PokerStars Main Event champions Jason Kyle Magbanua and William Ysmael.

Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Hirayama Masaki Japan 219,000
Sangguk Im Korea, South 35,000
Mar David Rene Philippines 381,000
Jose Ruzzel Philippines 146,000
Dela Cruz Ivan Philippines 204,000
Magbanua Jason Kyle Philippines 154,000
Sim Myeonghun Korea, South 304,000
Morada Marlou Paul Canada 309,000
Marcos Czar Ian Philippines 155,000
Tabucal Ivan Philippines 78,000
Cerbito Marciel Philippines 89,000
Liu Zhiqiang China 286,000
Ambata Rick Jason Philippines 154,000
Tinline Gavin Robert Australia 84,000
Piedragoza Michael Philip Philippines 95,000
Villares Edzel Philippines 84,000
Ysmael William Philippines 237,000
Initia Jester Philippines 190,000
Song Sang Yoon Korea, South 571,000

23:18: Jeffrey Pardales exits as the day’s bubble
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

Folded to small blind Jeffrey Pardales, he moved all-in for 103,000 total with Ad2h and was called by big blind Song Sang Yoon with Kh3h. Slightly ahead, Pardales was crushed to see Song roll a flush by the turn 10h9h4d6h2d, eliminating him from the Main Event games right on the bubble.

Song Sang Yoon – 571,000
Jeffrey Pardales – Eliminated


23:09: Alex Torre-Franca heads for the rails
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

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Rick Jason Ambata

With big blind Alex Torre-Franca already all-in, Rick Jason Ambata and Liu Zhiqiang limped in and checked the board Jh2h3cQs4d down to the river.

Torre-Franca 6d 10x
Ambata As8d
Liu 6c7h

All missing to pair up, Ambata’s ace high is good for the win, knocking Torre-Franca out a two spots short of the money.

Rick Jason Ambata – 180,000
Liu Zhiqiang – 280,000
Alex Torre-Franca – Eliminated


22:53: Break Time!
Level 19: 5,000 – 10,000 ante 10,000

22/126 players remain in the last qualifier for the Main Event with only 19 set to advance through to Day 2.

Top Chip Counts

Song Sang Yoon – 420,000
Sim Myeonghun – 324,000
Mar David Rene – 310,000
Morada Marlou Paul – 300,000
Liu Zhiqiang – 290,000


22:46: No chops for Edzel Villares
Level 18: 4,000 – 8,000 ante 8,000

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Edzel Villares

Utg Moruzumi Naoya open shoved 33,000 in with AsQd and was called by big blind Edzel Villares with AhQs. Tabling the same hand, the board unfortunately for Moruzumi, ran a one card flush to Villares’ ace of hearts, knocking him out from the running.

Edzel Villares – 120,000
Moruzumi Naoya – Eliminated


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The boosted PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000) guaranteed Manila Super Series 19 Main Event is buzzing through at Okada ManilaPhilippines once more with two of its four starting flights already done and dusted. Two more remain on the agenda, giving tournament runners until today, January 5th to qualify for Day 2.

The Main Event action starts off with Flight C beginning at 13:00, with registration open across ten levels until 18:20. The later Flight D Turbo kicks off in the evening 18:00 and will remain available for entrants until 20:40.

MSS 19 Main Event Review

Dates: January 3-7, 2024
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 360)
Guarantee: PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 180,000)
ITM: 15% of the field

Flight A: 93 entries, 14 qualified
Flight B: 162 entries, 24 qualified

Flight C: January 5, 2024, Friday
Flight D Turbo: January 5, 2024, Friday
Day 2: January 6, 2024, Saturday
Final Day: January 7, 2024, Sunday

Main Event – Day 2 – Live Updates

22:10: Alfredo Boligor leads final nine!
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

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MSS 19 Main Event Final Table

The final nine is set with local runner Alfredo Boligor in the lead, having bagged a 4,080,000 (52 BB) chip count to start tomorrow’s final games. Boligor maintained his big stack by playing preflop aggressively and being more modest postflop in crucial spots. By the last level, Boligor took down a few more pots to inch over the field and cap the night as the Main Event Final Table chip leader.

Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
Boligor Alfredo Philippines 4,080,000
Enriquez Kim Michael Philippines 3,615,000
Dela Cruz Ivan Philippines 3,580,000
Vasay Joemark Philippines 2,405,000
Galvez Renniel Philippines 1,720,000
Ionov Sergei Russia 1,365,000
Asnani Harish Kumar India 1,065,000
Kawaguchi Akihiro Japan 945,000
Lai Alexander Philippines 760,000

Remaining Payouts

Rank Prize (PHP)
1st ₱2,200,000
2nd ₱1,340,000
3rd ₱930,000
4th ₱720,000
5th ₱550,000
6th ₱425,000
7th ₱325,000
8th ₱250,000
9th ₱189,728

22:09: Cezar Quiambao bubbles in 10th place – PHP 150,000
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

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Cezar Quiambao

Button Cezar Quiambao shoved his remaining 755,000 in with Ad7d and ran into Ivan Dela Cruz’ better AhJh. Dominated, Quiambao found no help on board 8dQd9h6cQh, busting him out as the final table bubble.

Ivan Dela Cruz – 3,600,000
Cezar Quiambao – Eliminated


22:06: Alfredo Boligor still in the lead
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Utg Cezar Quiambao opened to 160,000, called by chip leader Alfredo Boligor. Flop came Ah2s5d and Quiambao continued for 100,000, Boligor with a call. Turn 4s saw Quiambao this time check call for 225,000 and check the river 7d through to showdown. Quiambao shows Ks9s for a busted flush draw, Boligor with top pair Ac6c.

Alfredo Boligor – 4,200,000
Cezar Quiambao – 600,000


22:03: Renniel Galvez folds to all-in
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

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Harish Asnani

Utg Renniel Galvez opened to 160,000 and shortly folded after Harish Asnani moved all-in for 825,000 total. Galvez shows Ac while Harish reveals JcJd.

Harish Asnani – 1,105,000
Renniel Galvez – 1,900,000


21:55: Break Time!
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

The field is down to 10 players left with one more elimination to go before the day wraps up.

Chip Counts

Alfredo Boligor – 3,950,000
Kim Michael Enriquez – 3,200,000
Ivan Dela Cruz – 2,800,000
Joemark Vasay – 2,200,000
Cezar Quiambao – 1,900,000
Renniel Galvez – 1,500,000
Ionov Sergei – 1,200,000
Kawaguchi Akihiro – 1,150,000
Alexander Lai – 800,000
Harish Asnani – 500,000


21:47: Lee Youngjun heads for the rails in 11th place – PHP 150,000
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

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Lee Youngjun

Button Lee Youngjun shoved his 260,000 stack in with 8c9c and was called by big blind Alfredo Boligor with 10s8s. Dominated, the board 10d8dAh4d6d didn’t help Lee’s case and sealed his fate for 11th place.

Alfredo Boligor – 3,950,000
Lee Youngjun – Eliminated


21:45: Alexander Lai wins race
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

Short stacked Alexander Lai got his remaining 430,000 in with Ad7s and saw raiser Kim Michael Enriquez call off with QsJh. The board 10h6s5hKc5s missed to pair up either player, leaving Lai’s ace high good for the takedown.

Alexander Lai – 950,000
Kim Michael Enriquez – 3,000,000


21:42: Kim Michael Enriquez on the rise
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

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Kim Michael Enriquez

Small blind Kim Michael Enriquez bumped up the action to 180,000, called by big blind Ionov Sergei. Flop AsAc3d was again checked through, revealing turn 6s. Enriquez bet 70,000 and threw in a raise to 570,000 after Ionov raised it up to 225,000. Ionov completes and moves on to river 7d. Enriquez sends out a final bet of 900,000 to which Ionov made the fold.

Kim Michael Enriquez – 3,500,000
Ionov Sergei – 1,400,000


21:31: Ionov Sergei continues to chip up
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

Utg Cezar Quiambao opened and called a 300,000 three bet from Ionov Sergei behind. Both players checked flop 5d6dAc through and headed to turn 9d. Quiambao led for 150,000, called by Ionov. River peeled Jc and welcomed another 480,000 bet from Quiambao. Ionov makes the final call with top pair AdQc, well crushing Quiambao’s Js10s.

Ionov Sergei – 2,460,000
Cezar Quiambao – 1,300,000


21:27: Mar David Rene knocked out in 12th place – PHP 125,000
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000