RVS CUP P5M Guaranteed Main Event ongoing at the Metro Card Club

The biggest poker room in Asia, the Metro Card Club, is currently in full throttle with its most prestigious event of the year, the RVS Cup 2016 Philippine Poker Championship. Ongoing from November 15th-November 22nd, the past four days saw 562 total entries for its featured event, the PHP5,000,000 (Approx USD 100,000) Guaranteed Main Event.

Metro Card Club – Photo Deejay Ruperto, Courtesy of Metro

 Returning to the tables to defend his title was RVS Cup 2015 champion, Richard Marquez. After several attempts, the cards simply would not go his way and he fell out of the running with no chance for a repeat. As for RVS Cup 2014 champion, poker pro Lester Edoc, he has been running well at the Metro having won two of their big events earlier in the year. Edoc had a bit of a scare in Day 1B with his stack swinging from high to very low in the late rounds. However, the seasoned pro managed to bounce back in the game to secure a spot in Day 2.

Lester Edoc – Photo Deejay Ruperto, Courtesy of Metro

While locals heavily dominated the field, there was a scatter of Filipino pros and foreign players in the mix. Among the pros were John Tech, Terry Gonzaga, Jessie Leonarez, Flo Campomanes, JC Sayo, and all the Rivera brothers. In the foreign contingent two players sported healthy stacks at bagging, USA’s Gerald Casey and APT Philippines III 2016 Main Event champion, Korea’s In Chul Sin.

John Tech – Photo Deejay Ruperto, Courtesy of Metro

 Out of all the players that survived the initial battle of Day 1, there were only four players out of the 133 survivors who crossed the 200K range. Rosemarie Aquino, Day 1D chip leader, holds court at the top of the chip rung with a massive stack of 290,800. She will enter Day 2 as the overall chip leader. Day 1C chip leader Jojo Ledina earned the second spot in the rung with 262,700 followed by Alvin Chio in third with 232,400, and Anne Trangco rounding out the top four with 213,600.

Rosemarie Aquino – Photo Deejay Ruperto, Courtesy of Metro

The Main Event also had its fair share of unfortunate fallouts with several pros joining Marquez at the rail. Mike Takayama, Mark Amparo, and Ian Brion were among those casualties.

Day 2 of the Main Event resumes today, Sunday, November 20, 2016. We will have a recap and the finalist presentation as soon as it concludes.

Top 10

Rose Marie Aquino – 290,800
Jojo Ledina – 262,700
Alvin Chio – 232,400
Anne Trangco – 213,600
Rommel Vasquez – 188,800
Michael De Leon – 185,200
Jojo Tech – 182,200
Terry Gozaga – 175,300
Czardy Rivera – 164,600
Edward Peñaflorida – 163,500

Article by Triccia David

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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