Enrique De Leon First Bust Out of Metro 1.5M Final Day

Enrique de Leon is the first casualty of the Big Blind Ante Final Day that started at Level 23 with 6k/12k blinds and 12k ante. Enrique raised with AQo and was challenged by Renato Pacayra with a pair of sevens. Pacayra’s pocket pair held up in the final...

John Lambert Laments His Exit On 5th Place At Metro 1.5M

There was very little to hope for once John Lambert Sarmiento saw that his Kh Jc was up against William Ysmael’s KcQs that easily dominates his hand.   The flop 8c 6h Qc didn’t help his cause.  The turn-river 8s 3c was useless to him and he graciously...

Previous Metro Champ Got Wrecked On The Turn

Previous Metro Champion William Ysmael wtih KhQh was supposed to dominate Maurillo Bulauitin’s KcJc but the flop 7c Ac 4d gave Maurillo a flush draw.  William’s hand got wrecked on the turn with a third club 5c for Maurillo. He didn’t even need the...

Pocket Pairs Do Not Hold Up At 6th and 7th Place

It’s the same story for story for 7th placer Joseph Michael Avelino and 6th placer Hernan Jaybee Villa. Avelino’s pocket six met with William Ysmael’s KJs but did not hold up as William hit his King on the river. Avelino got Php 39,000 for his...

Metro 1.5M Champion Jherome Pena

We have a winner!  Jherome Pena is the first Metro 1.5M Big Blind Ante Champion! Pena’s persistence paid off until the Heads-Up Match between him and chip leader Maurillo Bulauitan. Pena got the chips that he needed when his Pocket Nine pushed against...
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