Richard Marquez wins the RVS Cup 2015 Philippine Poker Championship

The Metro Card Club has been known as a top filipino venue for poker in recent years, but with the Poker King Club arriving in Manila, and Pokerstars Manila room opening as well, the Metro Card Club could has been in danger of being sidelined. In the past week though, in hosting the RVS Cup, this great venue has shown the Philippines that they can still be a major player when it comes to hosting poker tournament festivals.

644 entries in the event

The Main Event first day field was divided into four starting day groups, with each player paying PHP10,000 (USD$212) to enter. The prize pool was guaranteed at PHP5,000,000 (USD$106,000.) The total field size reached 644, meaning that the guarantee was surpassed, swelling the prize pool to PHP5,622,120(USD$119,224.) This is a very healthy turnout for the event.

From that initial starting field, only 202 survivors took their seat for day 2, with Euryd Rivera, Lester Edoc, and Kai Paulsen all bringing good sized chipstacks back to the table. 

Metro Main Event

644 entries in the Main Event (Photo Metro Card Club)

Euryd Rivera, John tech and Richard Marquez among the finalists

Euryd Rivera progressed through day 2 and managed to reach the final table, where he was joined by another notable name, John Tech, who is a former winner of the APT Cebu Main Event and runner up for APT Manila.  Richard Marquez is another familiar name on the APT who made the final table in this event, having numerous APT final tables to his name already, along with a side event victory at APT Manila in 2014.

Richard Marquez crowned champion

After an exciting final table struggle, only Richard Marquez and Edilberto Gopez were left standing, and eventually, it was Marquez who took the title. He is our new RVS Cup – Philippine Poker Champion, and takes home PHP1,700,000(USD$36,050) for his efforts.

Richard MArquez

Richard Marquez wins the Main Event (Poto Metro Card Club)


Article by Craig B.

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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