WPT NATIONAL PHILIPPINES

October 23-27 | Solaire Resort & Casino | Paranaque City 1701, Manila
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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

WPT DeepStacks San Diego Starts This Week

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

If you’d like to experience the high-stakes action of the World Poker Tour but at a more reasonable buy-in level, there is a WPT DeepStacks event starting this Thursday at the Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside, California.

The buy-in is $1,100, and players will receive 30,000 in chips as they play 40-minute levels. Players will be able to start and finish the entire tournament in less than a weekend, and there is a guaranteed prizepool worth at least $200,000.

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, October 30th:  Day 1A
Friday, October 31st:  Day 1B
Saturday, November 1:  Day 1C
Sunday, November 2:  Final

Players who cash in this event will earn POY points in the Season XIII WPT Player of the Year race. For more information, click here.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, WPTDeepStacks Malta, Oceans 11 Casino, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
11:55 PM, 10/24/14

Five More Hands ...

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With 10 minutes left in the last level of the night, the clock is stopped so each table can play five more hands here on Day 1B.

When play ends, a list of unofficial chipleaders will be posted. The full list of chip counts won't be updated until later tonight when they are released by the casino.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
11:40 PM, 10/24/14

Player Not Feeling Well

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

There was a bit of a commotion just now when a Japanese player receiving a massage wasn't feeling well. A security guard came over to assess the situation, along with tournament staff, but he appeared to speak only Japanese.

So a call went out for a Japanese player who also spoke English, and several people volunteered.

It appears to be nothing major, and the player simply isn't feeling well, but can continue to play.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
11:36 PM, 10/24/14

David Lim Busted

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

David Lim has been eliminated from the tournament late on Day 1B at the WPT National Philippines Main Event.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
11:17 PM, 10/24/14

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Sam Nee 192,200 
2
Gie Angelo Reyes 185,900 
3
Delfin Cruz 183,200 
4
Kelvin Kelvin 179,000 
5
Minh Nguyen Duc 171,800 
6
Marcus Liow 171,200 

Average Chip Count: 64,000
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Summary

Current Level:

11

Blinds:

600-1,200

Ante:

200

Players Remaining:

120 of 384

Time Remaining:

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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