WPT NATIONAL PHILIPPINES

October 23-27 | Solaire Resort & Casino | Paranaque City 1701, Manila
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So Many Chips on One Table

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Table 24 has a lot of chips stacked on top of it on Day 2 at the WPT National Philippines Main Event. The chip leader at the start of play, Sam Nee (192,200), sits in Seat 3 and he is in a murderers' row of six-figure chip stacks. On his left sits Marcus Liow (171,200) and on his right is Minh Nguyen Duc (171,800). Brian McCallister is also seated at the table in Seat 5 and he has built a tower (180,000) during early play as well. It's a safe bet that the overall chip leader will be seated at this table at some point today, at least until it breaks.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
02:04 PM, 10/25/14

Level 12 Begins (108 Players Left)

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Level 11 comes to an end, and Level 12 begins with increased blinds of 800-1,600 and a 200 ante. Play continues without a break.

The tournament clock shows 108 players remaining, with an average chip stack around 71,300 (44 big blinds).

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
01:53 PM, 10/25/14

Antonio Lorayes Doubles Up

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Antonio Lorayes is all in with JheartJdiamond in the hole and his opponent holds 9spade9heart. The board runs out 10heart6diamond2spadeQspade3heart and Lorayes doubles up to survive with 29,000.

Antonio Loaryes - 29,000 (18 bb)

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
01:51 PM, 10/25/14

Dennis Huntly Eliminated

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Dennis Huntly is all in UTG+1 with Adiamond7diamond and John Glenn Cruz has him covered in middle position with AspadeQclub in the hole. The board is dealt Qheart7spade6heart8club5heart and Huntly is eliminated on the hand. Cruz stacks up 31,000 after the dust settles.

John Glenn Cruz - 31,000 (25 bb)

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
01:36 PM, 10/25/14

Two Tough Tables

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Perhaps the two toughest tables in the room today at the start of play are Table 5 and Table 29. At Table 5 the lineup consists of Konstantin Smakov, Ben Abrahams, and Nang Quang Nguyen. Table 29 hosts Sarah Bilney, Mike Takayama, and David Steicke.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
01:22 PM, 10/25/14

Simba vs. Yuri Ishida

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Simba Jae Kyung Sim raises to 5,000 on the small blind with the board reading Qheart9heart5diamond3heart and Yuri Ishida calls on the cutoff. The 3heart follows on the river and both players check. Ishida shows Kheart10club and Simba folds his cards. Ishida wins the pot and her stack now sits at 39,000. Simba drops to 35,00 after the hand.

Yuri Ishida - 39,000 (32 bb)
Simba Jae Kyung Sim - 35,000 (29 bb)

Sorted In: Simba Jae Kyung Sim, Yuri Ishida, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
01:19 PM, 10/25/14

Shuffle Up and Deal

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Cards are in the air on Day 2 at the WPT National Philippines Main Event at Solaire Resort and Casino. Blinds begin at 600-1,200 with a 200 ante for the start of play. Shuffle up and deal!

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
12:50 PM, 10/25/14

Welcome to Day 2 at WPT National Philippines

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

DSC_0546-1 Welcome to Day 2 at the WPT National Philippines Main Event. There are 123 players returning with Sam Nee as the overall chip leader with 192,200. The other top stacks are held by Gie Angelo Reyes (185,900), Day 1A chip leader Delfin Cruz (183,200), Kelvin Kelvin (179,000), and Minh Nguyen Duc (171,800).

The notables in the field today include Xuan Liu, Mike Sexton, Alan Escano, Sarah Bilney, Jay Lubas, Martin Corpuz, J.J. Liu, Yuri Ishida, and Lacey Jones. 

There were 12 players that bought in before the close of registration at noon today, so we now have an overall total of 385 players. The starting field today will be 136 players. Cards will be in the air soon. The total prize pool and payout structure will be available later today. Stay tuned for live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from Manila.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
12:44 PM, 10/25/14

Delayed Restart

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The players and dealers are ready to play poker, but the restart has been delayed slightly while start-of-day preparations are finalized.

Day 2 should be underway shortly.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
12:24 PM, 10/25/14

Sam Nee Leads the 82 Survivors From Day 1B

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

DSC_4679-1 Day 1B has come to a close at the WPT National Philippines Main Event at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila.

A large field of 228 players took part in the tournament today, and at the end of play, 82 of them have advanced to Day 2. They will combine with the 41 survivors from Day 1A to form a returning field of 123 on Saturday. That number will likely grow by a few more players as registration remains open until 12:00 PM local time.

The turnout is a strong one by any standards, but especially considering this is the inaugural WPT National event in the Philippines. The total field size at the end of play tonight was 372 entrants.

The overnight chip leader is Sam Nee from Malaysia with 192,200. He will be the front runner when things get started tomorrow, topping Day 1A chipleader Delfin Cruz who bagged up 183,200 a day ago. Other top stacks include Gie Angelo Reyes (185,900), Hun Sokmeng (149,500), Xuan Liu (143,700), and S.J. Kim (143,600). A few familiar faces that made it through with fewer chips include WPT Commentator Mike Sexton, Sarah Bilney, and J.J. Liu.

Click for the full chip counts and table draw.

Day 1B was not as kind to some of the others, though, as WPT Raw Deal Analyst Tony Dunst, David Lim, Chris Edgar, Christian Haggard, Miyumi Kanako, and Yphan Chhang all hit the rail.

Tune back in Saturday at 12:00 PM local time (GMT+8) to follow all of the action as the prizepool is finalized and the returning field begins their march to the money!

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino, Featured Blog
11:59 PM, 10/24/14

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Sam Nee 273,000 
2
Gie Angelo Reyes 185,900 
3
Delfin Cruz 183,200 
4
Brian McAllister 180,000 
5
Kelvin Kelvin 179,000 
6
Minh Nguyen Duc 171,800 

Average Chip Count: 71,296
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Summary

Current Level:

12

Blinds:

800-1,600

Ante:

200

Players Remaining:

108 of 385

Time Remaining:

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $169,290
2 $118,502
3 $76,181
4 $56,430
5 $42,323
6 $33,858
7 $28,214
8 $22,572
9 $16,928
10 - 12 $12,334
13 - 15 $10,077
16 - 18 $8,626
19 - 21 $7,578
22 - 24 $6,773
25 - 27 $5,965
28 - 36 $5,241
37 - 45 $4,514

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 25-50 0
2 50-100 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
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