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Level 5 Begins (129 Entrants)

Level 5: 150-300, 50 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 5, with increased blinds of 150-300 and a 50 ante.

The tournament clock shows 129 entrants here on Day 1A, and this is a re-entry event with a maximum of four entries per player (maximum two per starting day). Players who haven't used up all four entries can re-enter at the start of Day 2.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
04:30 PM, 10/23/14

Break Time

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

The players are now on their second 15-minute break of the day on Day 1A at the WPT National Philippines Main Event.

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
04:14 PM, 10/23/14

WPT Players' Party Kicks Off WPTN Philippines

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Last night the WPT held a players' party hosted by Solaire Resort & Casino in their nightclub Eclipse with complimentary drinks from Tanduay.


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This group photo includes Matt and Maryann Savage, Royal Flush Girls Ivy Teves and Jeannie Duffy, WPT Raw Deal Analyst Tony Dunst, "Jungleman" Daniel Cates, and Anna Sun, the Tournament Department Marketing Manager of OurGame.


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The M.C. for the WPT Players' Party was Karen Bordador, a local celebrity and reality TV star.


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Royal Flush Girl Jeannie Duffy interviews Lacey Jones at the party.


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There was plenty of dancing, and entertainment, and entertaining dancers such as the ones shown here.


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Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton poses for a photo with J.J. Liu, who was the first woman to play heads-up for a WPT title -- all the way back in Season V. Liu was even pregnant at the time.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
04:08 PM, 10/23/14

Notable Chip Counts

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Here is a look at some of the notable chip counts in the field.

Mike Sexton - 37,500
Dennis Lopez - 35,000
Martin Corpuz - 34,000
Curtis Powell - 33,100
Konstantin Smakov - 30,500
Lacey Jones - 25,000
Xuan Liu - 18,300
David Steicke - 11,600

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
04:06 PM, 10/23/14

Martin Corpuz Joins the Field

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Local legend Martin Corpuz has joined the field on Day 1A at the WPT National Philippines Main Event at Solaire Resort and Casino.

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, Martin Corpuz, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
03:41 PM, 10/23/14

The Twitternet: Mike Sexton Takes a Juggling Break

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, Mike Sexton, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
03:37 PM, 10/23/14

David Steicke Wins One

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

The cutoff raises to 700 preflop and David Steicke calls on the big blind. The flop is dealt 7heart4club4spade and the cutoff raises to 800. Steicke calls and the turn is dealt 3diamond. Both players check, and they also check the 2spade on the river. Steicke flips over 5spade3club and his opponent folds. Steicke stacks up 11,000 after the hand.

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, David Steicke, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
03:34 PM, 10/23/14

Dennis Lopez Busts Opponent

Level 2: 50-100, ante

Three players limp into a pot preflop and Lacey Jones checks her option on the big blind. The flop is dealt Aspade7diamond6spade and Dennis Lopez bets 600 from middle position. The button raises to 1,500 and the small blind folds. Jones folds as well, and action is back on Lopez.

He raises to 3,000 and the button reraises to 8,000. Lopez moves all in and the button calls all in. The button shows Kspade5spade and he is behind the Aclub7spade of Lopez. The turn and river are dealt JspadeKclub and the button is out of the tournament. Lopez stacks up 34,500 after the hand.

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, Lacey Jones, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
03:16 PM, 10/23/14

Level 4 Begins (123 Entrants)

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Level 3 comes to an end, and Level 4 begins with increased blinds of 100-200 and a 25 ante. Play continues without a break.

The tournament clock shows 123 entrants here on Day 1A, and this is a re-entry event with a maximum of four entries per player (maximum two per starting day). Players who haven't used up all four entries can re-enter at the start of Day 2.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
03:07 PM, 10/23/14

Jay Lubas Eliminated

Level 2: 50-100, ante

PH National Team member Jay Lubas has busted out of the tournament early in Level 3 on Day 1A at the WPT National Philippines Main Event.

Sorted In: WPT National Philippines, Season XIII, Solaire Resort and Casino
02:53 PM, 10/23/14
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