WPT NATIONAL PHILIPPINES

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

Xuan Liu Takes The Lead

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

DSC_3389-1 Mick Woo raises to 2,200 preflop UTG+1 and Xuan Liu reraises to 5,500 on the button. Woo calls and the flop is dealt 9diamond7spade3spade. Liu bets 6,200 and Woo check-calls. The 7heart follows on the turn and Liu bets 12,700.

Woo check-calls again and the river delivers the 4club. Liu moves all in and Woo check-calls one final time. Liu reveals KheartKclub and Woo mucks his cards. He is eliminated from the tournament and Liu stacks up 158,000 after the hand for the chip lead.

Xuan Liu - 158,000 (158 bb)

Sorted In: Xuan Liu, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
10:56 PM, 10/24/14

Level 10 Begins (371 Entrants)

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Level 9 comes to an end, and Level 10 begins with increased blinds of 500-1,000 and a 100 ante. Play continues without a break.

The tournament clock shows 99 players remaining from a Day 1B field of 227 entrants, with an average chip stack around 45,900 (45 big blinds). The total field size has increased to 371 entrants and climbing.

This is a re-entry event, so players who busted yesterday are still eligible to play today, with a maximum of two entries per starting day.

Registration remains open until the start of Day 2, but each player may only enter a maximum of four times.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
10:46 PM, 10/24/14

Hungy, Hungry Royal Flush Girls

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Sorted In: Jeannie Duffy, Featured Blog, Ivy Teves, Royal Flush Girls, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
10:37 PM, 10/24/14

Five-Deuce is Good Enough for Simba Jae Kyung Sim

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Three players put in 1,600 each to see a flop of 8diamond3heart2diamond. The small blind checks, and Simba Jae Kyung Sim bets 1,500 from the big blind. The cutoff raises to 3,700, and the small blind folds. Sim calls.

The turn card is the 10diamond, and both players check.

The river card is the Kspade, and they check again. Sim says, "Pair," and when his opponent doesn't move, Sim shows one card -- the 2heart (pair of deuces). His opponent says nothing, and Sim turns over his other card -- the 5spade.

His opponent mucks, and Sim wins the pot with a pair of deuces.

Simba Jae Kyung Sim  -  50,000  (62 bb)

Sorted In: Simba Jae Kyung Sim, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
10:33 PM, 10/24/14

Xuan Liu Making a Strong Evening Run

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Xuan Liu has come on strong late on Day 1B at the WPT National Philippines Main Event. She is closing in on six-digit territory with a stack worth 93,000.

Sorted In: Xuan Liu, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
10:20 PM, 10/24/14

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Delfin Cruz 183,200 
2
Kelvin Kelvin 179,000 
3
Minh Nguyen Duc 171,800 
4
Iori Yogo 129,800 
5
Mikal Blomlie 123,800 
6
Bae Sung Sik 115,300 

Average Chip Count: 60,487
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 2

Players Remaining:

123 of 372

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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