WPT Philippines latest event winners: Xin Lin, Nicholas Lim, and Joshua Chargualaf

While players await the start of the main feature, for now it’s all about warming up at the WPT Philippines side events. Four players have already been hailed champions and another three joined the list last night. We’ve got those results below including info and news on the series.

Event 5: Deepstack NLH – Xin Lin – Php 260,000 (~US$ 5,100)

5. Deepstack winner
Xin Lin

The Deepstack NLH drove 110 to action with 24 re-entering for a 135 entries in total. China’s Xin Lin came out on top for his first live tournament win. He picked up Php 260,000 making this his largest live career score.

Buy-in: Php 8,000 (~US$ 160)
Entries: 135 entries (110 uniques, 25 re-entries)
Prize pool: Php 921,888 (~US$ 18,200)


1st Xin Lin – China – Php 260,000
2nd Nader Ammar – Lebanon – Php 165,000
3rd Reagan Benico – Canada – Php 98,000
4th Michelle Porte – USA – Php 60,000
5th Ryan Anderkin – USA – Php 45,500
6th Jose Colada – Philippines – Php 39,000
7th Yasuharu Kawamoto – Japan – Php 33,500
8th Eriko Kotani – Japan – Php 29,888
9th Keisuke Kimura – Japan – Php 26,000
10th Jimmie Javier – Philippines – Php 23,000
11th Kim Michael Enriquez – Philippines – Php 23,000
12th Natsuki Yamashita – Japan – Php 23,000
13th Sangjun Lee – Korea – Php 20,000
14th Delfino Ty – Philippines – Php 20,000
15th Antonio Abesamis – Philippines – Php 20,000
16th John Carlo Sayo – Philippines – Php 18,000
17th Christopher Mateo – Philippines – Php 18,000

Event 6: Pot Limit Omaha – Nicholas Lim – Php 293,000 (~US$ 5,800)

6. PLO winner
Nicholas Lim

One of the mid-range events on offer was the Pot Limit Omaha at Php 20,000. Nicholas Lim proved his worth rising above the 43 entry field that included Anthony Abram who finished in 5th place. Lim earned Php 293,000, and with no prior stats listed, this may well have been his first live achievement.

Buy-in: Php 20,000 (~US$ 400)
Entries: 43 (38 uniques, 5 re-entries)
Prize pool: Php 750,780 (~US$ 14,800)


1st Nicholas Lim – Australia – Php 293,000
2nd Takusu Sugiura – Japan – Php 172,780
3rd Kentaro Sako – Japan – Php 105,000
4th Masahiro Kikuchi – Japan – Php 75,000
5th Anthony Abram – Australia – Php 60,000
6th Joris Michi – Netherlands – Php 45,000

Event 7: Turbo NLH Freezeout – Joshua Chargualaf – Php 240,000 (~US$ 4,700)

7. Turbo winner 2 1
Joshua Chargualaf


The evening brought in ample action to the tables with 53 players for the NLH Freezeout. Recreational live tournament player Guam’s Joshua Chargualaf added another deep run to his success in the Philippines. He picked up his fourth career win and first WPT title.

Buy-in: Php 15,000 (~US$ 300)
Entries: 53
Prize pool: Php 694,035 (~US$ 13,700)


1st Joshua Chargualaf – Guam – Php 240,000
2nd Jacque Ramsden – UK – Php 170,000
3rd Yann Lemaire – France – Php 933,500
4th Jaeuk Lee – Korea – Php 66,000
5th Ryan Peter Malangen – Philippines – Php 52,000
6th Yasuharu Kawamoto – Japan – Php 41,500
7th Christopher Barclay – UK – Php 31,035

Up ahead at WPT Philippines

WPT Philippines has been running since February 6th at the luxurious Okada Manila and is scheduled to conclude on February 17th. The festival offers 21 games of varying buy-ins and formats to accommodate all types of players. The top attraction is the Main Event taking place from February 14 to 17. It comes with a Php 12,000,000 (~US$ 237,500) guarantee. Buy-in is Php 75,000 (~US$ 1,500).

Also to look forward to are the High Roller events with buy-ins going from Php 150,000, Php 200,000 and Php 500,000.

Daily recaps and results will be provided by the Somuchpoker team so make sure to stick with us. We will also bring you Main Event live coverage from start to finish.

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News update

Looks like WPT Philippines numbers will further be compromised. Due to the serious threat of NCOV, the country imposed a temporary travel ban to and from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Confirmed today, the Philippine Government added Taiwan to the list. Only Filipino nationals and those carrying a Filipino resident visa will be allowed to enter from Taiwan. Also, Filipinos are banned from traveling to Taiwan at this time.

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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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