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WPT Philippines: final side event winners; Pete Chen becomes only player to win two

With the Main Event now completed, it’s time to turn our attention back to the WPT Philippines side events. Throughout the 12-day series at Okada Manila, players hunted and battled for a taste of small victory. The final five winners are listed below. Among them were notable players Florencio Campomanes, Pete Yen Han Chen, and three first time winners – Yang Dongmyeong, Ronny Luok, and Vikaash Shah.

For Chen, he flew in from Taiwan once the travel ban was lifted, He made his efforts worth every chip by finishing the series as the only player to lift two titles. As For Campomanes, his hot streak continued. He triumphed at the High Roller event adding yet another title to his achievements.

Event 16: Party Turbo Freezeout – Yang Dongmyeong – Php 138,500 (~US$ 2,740)

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Yang Dongmyeong

Buy-in: Php 12,000 (~US$ 240)
Players: 33
Prize pool: Php 338,026 (~US$ 6,700)

Payouts 

1st Yang Dongmyeong – Korea – Php 138,500
2nd Daewoong Song – Korea – Php 84,500
3rd Seoung Guen Choi – Korea – Php 51,000
4th Richard Marquez – Philippines – Php 37,000
5th Kang Fang Lien – Taiwan – Php 27,026

Event 17: Superstack Classic – Pete Yen Han Chen – Php 720,000 (~US$ 14,200)

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Pete Yen Han Chen

Buy-in: Php 25,000 (~US$ 500)
Entries::112
Prize pool: Php 2,400,750 

Payouts

1st Pete Yen Han Chen – Taiwan – Php 720,000
2nd Richard Marquez – Philippines – Php 444,000
3rd Michael Raymond – Canada – Php 267,000
4th Wendell Garcia – Philippines – Php 174,000
5th Sim Jae Kyung – Korea – Php 134,000
6th Ari Hiishi – Japan – Php 110,250
7th Reynaldo Camanyag – Philippines – Php 94,000
8th Koki Takeishi – Japan – Php 82,000
9th Shunsuke Fujiya – Japan – Php 72,000
10th Keigo Handa – Japan – Php 63,500
11th Koji Asaka – Japan – Php 63,500
12th Janno Alvarez – Philippines – Php 63,500
13th Luqman Alghanim – Saudi Arabia – Php 56,500
14th Tae Hoon Chang – Korea – Php 56,500

Event 18: High Roller – Florencio Campomanes – Php 2,188,250 (~US$ 43,200)

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Florencio Campomanes

Buy-in:Php 200,000 (~US$ 4,000)
Entries:: 30 (23 uniques, 7 re-entries)
Prize pool: Php 5,383,500 (~US$ 106,400)

Payouts

1st Florencio Campomanes – Philippines – Php 2,188,250
2nd Vincent Huang – Australia – Php 1,688,250
3rd Duc Trung Vu – Vietnam – Php 915,000
4th Benigno Ledina Jr. – Philippines – Php 592,000

Event 19: Deepstack Turbo Freezeout – Ronny Luok – Php 160,000 (~US$ 3,200)

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Ronny Luok

Buy-in: Php 10,000 (~US$ 200)
Players: 48
Prize pool: Php 409,728 (~US$ 8,100)

Payouts

1st Ronny Luok – Malaysia – Php 160,000
2nd Brett Kennedy – Canada – Php 94,000
3rd Yuki Saito – Japan – Php 57,728
4th Welping Gu -China – Php 41,000
5th Daiki Kimura – Japan – Php 32,500
6th Keith Michael Basso – USA – Php 24,500

Event 20: Megastack NLH – Vikaash Shah – Php 334,000 (~US$ 6,600)

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Vikaash Shah

Buy-in: Php 16,000 (~US$ 300)
Entries::75 (68 uniques, 7 re-entries)
Prize pool: Php 982,125 (~US$ 1,950)

Payouts

1st Vikaash Shah – India – Php 334,000 (~US$ 6,600)
2nd Kenta Hino – Japan – Php 192,000
3rd Shota Nakanishi – Japan – Php 120,000
4th Thijs Hilberts – Netherlands – Php 81,625
5th Aexis Lim – Philippines – Php 61,000
6th Michael Doverklint – Sweden – Php 50,000
7th Seitaro Aso – Japan – Php 43,000
8th James Bonanno – USA – Php 38,000
9th Naoya Fujihisa – Japan – Php 33,000
10th Shunsuke – Fujiya – Japan – (~US$ 29,500) 

Event 21: 100K NLH Turbo – Pete Yen Han Chen – Php 697,000 (~US$ 13,800)

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Buy-in: Php 100,000 (~US$ 2,000)
Entries: `4 (13 uniques, 1 re-entry)
Prize pool: Php Php 1,290,100 (~US$ 25,500)

Payouts

1st Pete Yen Han Chen – Taiwan – Php 697,000
2nd Phachara Wongwichit – Thailand – Php 309,700
3rd Markus Garberg – Norway – Php 283,400

Upcoming at WPT Asia Pacific Season XVIII

That concludes the series in Manila. Despite the challenges due to the situation in the region, WPT Philippines exceeded expectations. WPT Vietnam in March has been canceled while WPT Taiwan was moved to May 14 to 24.

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and 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 blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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