WPT NATIONAL PHILIPPINES

October 23-27 | Solaire Resort & Casino | Paranaque City 1701, Manila
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Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Wins the WPT National Philippines Main Event

07:24 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #100: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Wins WPTN Philippines! ($158,849)

06:55 PM, 10/27/14

Interview with StarCraft Legend Lim Yo-Hwan (aka BoxeR)

06:40 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #98: Mun Fei Chow Out in 3rd Place ($70,582)

06:39 PM, 10/27/14

Level 30 Begins; Official Chip Counts

06:27 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #63: Yuichi Sumida Out in 4th Place ($52,283)

05:40 PM, 10/27/14

A WPT Record? 23 Straight Hands Without a Flop

05:30 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #39: Douglas Olsson Out in 5th Place ($39,212)

05:03 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #31: Andrew Gaw Out in 6th Place ($31,370)

04:45 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #26: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Doubles Thru Andrew Gaw

04:34 PM, 10/27/14

Level 28 Begins; Official Chip Counts

04:21 PM, 10/27/14

WPT Live Stream is Underway!

03:41 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #2: Kevin Ang Doubles Thru Tetsuya Tsuchikawa

03:24 PM, 10/27/14

Meet the Final Six at the #WPTNPhilippines Final Table

09:00 AM, 10/27/14

Final Table Set in Manila

08:03 PM, 10/26/14

Hand #117: Linh Tran Out in 7th Place ($26,142)

07:49 PM, 10/26/14

Hand #116: Glenn Bernier Out in 8th Place ($20,913)

07:46 PM, 10/26/14

Scuba Diving with the Royal Flush Girls

06:40 PM, 10/26/14

Hand #21: Cho Youngwoo Out in 9th Place ($15,685)

04:18 PM, 10/26/14

Final 10 Players: Seating & Chip Counts

03:23 PM, 10/26/14

Sonny Jennens Out in 15th Place ($9,336)

01:38 PM, 10/26/14

Welcome to Day 3 at the WPT National Philippines Main Event

11:16 AM, 10/26/14

Day 3: Seating & Chip Counts

08:00 AM, 10/26/14

Day 2: Down to Final 27 at WPT National Philippines

12:17 AM, 10/26/14

The Twitternet: RFG Snorkel and Scuba Outing in Batangas

11:35 PM, 10/25/14

Updated Chipleaders with 29 Remaining

11:19 PM, 10/25/14

Martin Corpuz Busts on the Money Bubble

09:18 PM, 10/25/14

Sam Nee Leads the 82 Survivors From Day 1B

11:59 PM, 10/24/14

WPT DeepStacks San Diego Starts This Week

11:55 PM, 10/24/14

Hungy, Hungry Royal Flush Girls

10:37 PM, 10/24/14

RFG Jeannie Duffy Learns to Juggle

05:49 PM, 10/24/14

Mike Sexton Eliminated by Rey Camanyag

05:46 PM, 10/24/14

Daniel Cates Jumps into Day 1A

09:52 PM, 10/23/14

John Hoang Building Towers

09:10 PM, 10/23/14

Party in the Philippines!

08:35 PM, 10/23/14

Field Update

06:15 PM, 10/23/14

Jason Mo Wins the $25,000 High Roller ($150,000)

05:27 PM, 10/23/14

WPT Players' Party Kicks Off WPTN Philippines

04:08 PM, 10/23/14

Live Tournament Updates

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Wins the WPT National Philippines Main Event

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

DSC_2515-1 Tetsuya Tsuchikawa from Japan has won a “Thrilla in Manila” to take home the title at the first-ever World Poker Tour National Philippines Main Event. He topped a field of 385 players and won a hard-fought tournament that took 217 hands to play down from the final ten to the last man standing. Tsuchikawa had a large contingent of railbirds supporting him and he made a great call on the final hand of the tournament to win the top prize of $156,849.

Here is a look at the chip counts and seating chart for the final table when cards got into the air at 3 p.m. local time on Monday in Manila.

Seat 1: Andrew Gaw - 1,515,000 (30 bb)
Seat 2: Mun Fei Chow - 1,690,000 (33 bb)
Seat 3: Yuichi Sumida - 1,640,000 (32 bb)
Seat 4: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa - 805,000 (16 bb)
Seat 5: Kevin Ang - 425,000 (8 bb)
Seat 6: Douglas Olsson - 1,645,000 (32 bb)

Kevin Ang kicked off the major action at the final table by doubling up on the second hand of play. That kicked off an amazing comeback for Ang that led to a runner-up finish at the final table. Tetsuya Tsuchikawa then doubled up on the 26th hand of play, and that meant that both short stacks at the start of play had escaped the danger zone.

Andrew Gaw was not so lucky when he moved all in on a flop reading 9club4diamond3diamond with Aheart5club in the hole. Yuichi Sumida called with AclubKclub and after the turn and river fell 3clubAdiamond Gaw was out in sixth place, good for $31,370.

Just a few hands later the deep tournament run of Douglas Olsson came to a close as well. Olsson was all in preflop with AheartQspade on the 39th hand of play, and he was covered by Tsuchikawa, who held JclubJheart. The board was dealt Jdiamond9club5diamond7spade3spade and Olsson was eliminated in fifth place, good for $39,212.

A long period of play with little to no action set in after that. At one point 23 hands in a row were played without a flop, and there were also eight walks during that stretch. Hand 63 saw that streak come to an end when Sumida moved all in preflop with Kclub9club in the hole. Tsuchikawa called with 8club8diamond and the board ran out 10club10heart4diamondJdiamond4heart. Sumida was out in fourth place, good for $52,283.

Three-handed play went on for a while as well and it was Hand 98 before there was another all-in pot. Mun Fei Chow was all in preflop for Adiamond10diamond and Ang called with QclubQheart. The board was dealt 5club4heart2club5spade8spade and Chow was out in third place, good for $70,582.

That set a heads-up final between the two short stacks at the start of the final table. Tsuchikawa held the lead with 4.1 million but Ang was not far behind with a stack worth 3.62 million.

On the second hand of play between them, and the 100th hand of play at the final table, Ang opened the action with a min-raise to 200,000 on the small blind. Tsuchikawa called on the big blind and the flop was dealt 7diamond6club3spade. Tsuchikawa checked and Ang bet 160,000. Tsuchikawa raised to 410,000 and Ang called. The turn brought the Aheart and Tsuchikawa bet 475,000. Ang called and the river delivered the Qspade. Tsuchikawa checked and Ang moved all in. Tsuchikawa took a moment to ponder the call before putting all of his chips into the middle. Ang held 8diamond6heart for a pair of sixes but Tsuchikawa did him one better with 10spade7spade for a pair of sevens.

Ang was eliminated in second place and took home $109,794 after a great comeback on the final day of play. Tsuchikawa won the top prize worth $156,849 thanks to one of the best calls you will ever see to win a tournament. Tsuchikawa was also awarded a trophy and a pair of Monster DNA headphones. Congratulations to Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, the champion at the WPT National Philippines Main Event.

Final Table Results:

1: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa - $156,849
2: Kevin Ang - $109,794
3: Mun Fei Chow - $70,582
4: Yuichi Sumida - $52,283
5: Douglas Olsson - $39,212
6: Andrew Gaw - $31,370

That concludes our live coverage from the WPT National Philippines Main Event. Thanks to the Solaire Resort and Casino for hosting a great first event. The WPT moves on to the island of St. Maarten for WPT Caribbean from November 3-7, and the WPT Live Updates team will be there to bring you the action. 

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino, Season XI, Mazagan Casino, WPT Mazagan
07:24 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #100: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Wins WPTN Philippines! ($158,849)

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

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Kevin Ang min-raises from the button (small blind) to 200,000, and Tetsuya Tsuchikawa (pictured above) calls from the big blind.

The flop comes 7diamond6club3spade, Tsuchikawa checks, Ang bets 160,000, and Tsuchikawa check-raises to 410,000. Ang calls.

The turn card is the Aheart, Tsuchikawa bets 475,000, and Ang calls.

The river card is the Qspade, Tsuchikawa checks, and Ang moves all in. Tsuchikawa thinks for a short while before he calls, and Ang shows 8diamond6heart for a pair of sixes.

But Tsuchikawa turns over 10spade7spade to win the pot — and the first-ever WPT National Philippines title — with a pair of sevens.

Kevin Ang finishes as the runner-up, earning $109,794.

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa wins the WPT National Philippines, earning $158,849, a trophy, and a pair of Monster DNA Headphones.

Congratulations to Tetsuya Tsuchikawa!

1st:  Tetsuya Tsuchikawa  -  $158,849
2nd:  Kevin Ang  -  $109,794
3rd:  Mun Fei Chow  -  $70,582
4th:  Yuichi Sumida  -  $52,283
5th:  Douglas Olsson  -  $39,212
6th:  Andrew Gaw  -  $31,370

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, Kevin Ang, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:55 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #99: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa min-raises from the button (small blind) to 200,000, and Kevin Ang folds the big blind.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:45 PM, 10/27/14

Interview with StarCraft Legend Lim Yo-Hwan (aka BoxeR)

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante


Starcraft legend Lim Yo-Hwan started playing poker professionally about a year ago, and he was here in the audience to watch the final table of the first-ever WPT National Philippines event.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Lim Yo-Hwan, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:40 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #98: Mun Fei Chow Out in 3rd Place ($70,582)

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

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Kevin Ang raises from the button to 205,000, Mun Fei Chow (pictured above) moves all in from the small blind, and Ang calls with QclubQheart. Chow turns over Adiamond10diamond, and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 5club4heart2club5spade8spade — Chow flops a gutshot straight draw, but improves no further. Ang wins the pot with two pair, queens and fives, to eliminate Mun Fei Chow in third place.

Seat 2.  Mun Fei Chow  -  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($70,582)
Seat 4.  Tetsuya Tsuchikawa  -  4,100,000  (41 bb)
Seat 5.  Kevin Ang  -  3,620,000  (36 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Mun Fei Chow, Kevin Ang, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:39 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #97: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa min-raises from the button to 200,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:36 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #96: Mun Fei Chow

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Mun Fei Chow moves all in from the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:36 PM, 10/27/14

Level 30 Begins; Official Chip Counts

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

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The players return from break to begin Level 30, with increased blinds of 50,000-100,000 and a 15,000 ante. Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 2.  Mun Fei Chow  -  1,200,000  (12 bb)
Seat 4.  Tetsuya Tsuchikawa  -  4,100,000  (41 bb)
Seat 5.  Kevin Ang  -  2,420,000  (24 bb)

And the remaining prizepool they're playing for:

1st:  $158,849
2nd:  $109,794
3rd:  $70,582

4th:  Yuichi Sumida  -  $52,283
5th:  Douglas Olsson  -  $39,212
6th:  Andrew Gaw  -  $31,370

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:27 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #95: Mun Fei Chow

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Kevin Ang raises from the button to 175,000, Mun Fei Chow moves all in from the small blind, and Ang folds. Chow takes the pot.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:22 PM, 10/27/14

Hand #94: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa raises from the button to 165,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Season XIII, WPT National Philippines, Solaire Resort and Casino
06:21 PM, 10/27/14

 

RANKING

1
Tetsuya Tsuchikawa
$156,849
2
Kevin Ang
$109,794
3
Mun Fei Chow
$70,582
4
Yuichi Sumida
$52,283
5
Douglas Olsson
$39,212
6
Andrew Gaw
$31,370

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $156,849
2 $109,794
3 $70,582
4 $52,283
5 $39,212
6 $31,370
7 $26,142
8 $20,913
9 $15,685
10 - 12 $11,428
13 - 15 $9,336
16 - 18 $7,992
19 - 21 $7,021
22 - 24 $6,274
25 - 27 $5,527
28 - 36 $4,855
37 - 45 $4,183

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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