Christopher Chua wins the RVS CUP 5M Guaranteed!

Christopher Chua became the newest RVS CUP champion after defeating Bienvenido Guevarra at the heads up round in just two quick hands. Chua overcame the massive 1,176 entries of the 5M Guaranteed and captured the P1,500,000 first prize. We will have a recap for you so be on the lookout for that.

Congratulations to the newest champion, Christopher Chua!

Bienvenido Guevarra settles for 2nd place – P762,500

The heads up round between the final two locals, Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien and Christopher Chua lasted only two hands. Daddy Bien had the edge in chips but quickly lost it on the first hand. With both all in, Chua doubled up with over on a board of .

The final hand, Daddy Bien had and Chua with . The board bricked and Daddy Bien settled for a runner-up finish. He earned P762,500 for his impressive run at the Metro’s biggest event of the year.

Ji Won Seo bows out in 3rd place – P390,000

The only non-Filipino left at the final table has been eliminated. Ji Won Seo had a spectacular ride getting to the final table and at the three-handed round before he was finally sent packing in 3rd place. At the start of the Final Day, Seo was by far the most active player at his table getting involved in almost every all in pot. He entered the final ten with one of the largest stacks.

Moving to the three-handed round, after the fall of Seok Uk Hong, Seo became the shortest stack but seemed to be the most active grinding for chips. One of his big scoops was against Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien.

Seo limped in from the small blind and Daddy Bien checked. At the flop , Seo slid out a 1.4M bet and Bien called. On the turn, he fired out another 1.4M bet and this time he won it with Bien folding. Seo showed a 2 for a full house. This hand gave him the chip lead but only held it for a brief moment.

After that, the next two hands he was involved in were losses, one to Bien and a sizable one to Christopher Chua who he doubled up. Seo snap-called Chua’s all in. Chua and Seo . The board bricked out and he spiraled down to just 3M in chips.

On his final hand he shoved with and Chua had him dominated with . The board offered no possible chance to overtake and he was out in 3rd place. Seo was awarded P390,000 for his deep run.

Christopher Chua avoids the rail
Level 38 Blinds 250,000 – 500,000 ante 50,000

Christopher Chua sent the rest of his ailing chips in the middle and got a duty call from the big blind Ji Won Seo. Chua held and Seo with . The board ran for an immediate straight to Chua. The turn and river completed the board and he shipped in a double up.

Ji Won Seo doubles up to 10M! Christopher Chua plummets
Level 38 Blinds 250,000 – 500,000 ante 50,000 

Christopher Chua raised to 1M from the button and faced a three-bet all in from Ji Won Seo. After tanking, Chua called.

Chua
Seo

The board ran for a full house to Seo and a double up to 10.3M. Chua fell to 690k.

Daddy Bien eliminates Seok Uk Hong in 4th place – P200,000
Level 38 Blinds 250,000 – 500,000 ante 50,000 

The day’s entering chip leader also the bane of many players at the Final Day, Seong Uk Hong has been taken down by Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien. Throughout the day, Hong kept his leadership status and was never at risk of losing his chips until this final moment.

Action got underway with Bien raising to 1M and Hong defending on his big blind. At the flop , Hong fired out 2M which was half his stack. Bien answered with an all in and well covered Hong in chips. It took some time before Hong made a decision and when he did, it was for his tournament life.

Bien
Hong

With the crowd seeing Bien’s hand, the room erupted. When the turn , they cheered even harder for the two pair. Hong’s end arrived with the fall of the river, missing his inside draw.

Hong’s impressive performance earned him a 4th place finish and P200,000. Bien climbed to a monstrous 14.5M chips.

Ji Won Seo also gets a boost from Seok Uk Hong
Level 38 Blinds 250,000 – 500,000 ante 50,000

Two hands after Christopher Chua doubled up from Seok Uk Hong, Ji Won Seo also got a piece. He moved all in (no look) with his 1.26M stack and Hong decided to call from the big blind.

Seo
Hong

The board ran for a victorious two pair and 5.5M chips.

Christopher Chua dominates the leader; bags a double up
Level 38 Blinds 250,000 – 500,000 ante 50,000

Christopher Chua moved all in with his 3.4M chips and got a snap call from the leader Seok Uk Hong. Chua turned over and Hong behind with . The board ran out for a double up to over 7M to Chua.

Chip Counts of 4 remaining players

Ji Won Seo 1.6M
Daddy Bien 8M
Christopher Chua 3M
Seok Uk Hong 9.5M

Daddy Bien doubled up huge by Ji Won Seo
Level 38 Blinds 250,000 – 500,000 ante 50,000

Big double up just went down at the four-handed action with Bienvenido Guevarra three-betting all in on top of Ji Won Seo’s 1M raise. With action back to Seo, he counted out his stack and decided to gamble it. He tossed in the extra 2.68M call.

Bien
Seo

At the initial three cards of , Guevarra improved further to top pair. The turn and river secured the win and a double up to 5M.

Manuel Mascunana knocked out by Bruce Lee in 5th place – P130,000

The man the locals have been calling Bruce Lee, Seok Uk Hong, has just knocked out Manuel Mascunana out of the running. The blinds were at 200k-400k ante 50k. From the button seat, Mascunana was all in with 3.4M and after counting and recounting his stack, Hong called from the big blind – leaving himself 1.2M behind.

Hong
Mascunana

When the flop dropped , it was an instant pair to Hong. As the crowd cheered for an ace, a fell on the turn for a nut flush draw added to Mascunana’s outs. The thrilling moment ended with the river slapping down. Hong punched the air for his takedown and climbed to an enormous 8M in chips. Mascunana headed to the cage to collect his P130,000 pay for his respectable 5th place finish.

Christopher Chua doubles through Seok Uk Hong
Level 36 Blinds 150,000 – 300,000 ante 50,000

It has been an action packed level 36 with two players quickly dusted. Another player went all in, Christopher Chua, and was called by the Seok Uk Hong.

Chua
Hong

The board came for a good full house to Chua. He doubled up to around 3.3M.

Christopher Pasion goes down in 6th place – P90,000

Christopher Pasion entered the new level very high in the chip count but after three losses, he followed Czardy Rivera to the rail. The downfall began with Seok Uk Hong taking some of Pasion’s chips. Hong raised to 650k preflop from the small blind and Pasion defended on the big blind. At the flop , Hong slid out a tower of pink chips amounting to 1M. Pasion folded.

The next hand was a mighty big pot with Ji Won Seo doubling up his stack of around 2.5M. Pasion raised to 800k, Seo shoved, and Pasion called. Seo , Pasion with . The board ran . Seo doubled up to over 5M and Pasion fell to 2.5M.

The final hand of the trio saw Hong with and Pasion all in with . The board felted and with Hong improving to a full house, that ended Pasion’s run in 6th place. He earned P90,000 for his deep finish.

Czardy Rivera exits in 7th place – P70,000

After Czardy Rivera doubled up Christopher Pasion in an earlier hand, he was crippled down to 2.5 big blinds entering the new level. He moved all in from the cutoff seat and to his immediate left, Manuel Mascunana, joined in the shove.

Mascunana
Rivera

The board spread for a straight on the turn to Mascunana. That ended the elimination drought with Rivera exiting in 7th place. He earned P70,000 for his finish.

Chip Counts at the break

Christopher Pasion 5.240M
Ji Won Seo 3.130M
Bienvenido Guevarra 5.5M
Czardy Rivera 690K
Manuel Mascunana 1.45M
Christopher Chua 2.2M
Seok Uk Hong 5.3M

(rough estimates)

Daddy Bien celebrates his double up
Level 35 Blinds 120,000 – 240,000 ante 40,000

Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien went head-to-head with the chip leader Seok Uk Hong and his gamble paid off handsomely. Action began with a 500k by the leader and Daddy Bien called. On the flop , Hong checked, Daddy Bien bet 990k, and Hong slid out the call. On the turn Hong announced all in and Daddy Bien joined in putting himself at risk of elimination.

Hong {kh][qs}
Bien

The river slapped down and with his nut flush, Daddy Bien rejoiced and shipped in a double up to 5.5M. He has taken the chip lead.

Christopher Pasion soars, Czardy Rivera drops
Level 35 Blinds 120,000 – 240,000 ante 40,000

It took a while for Czardy Rivera to make this huge call on Christopher Pasion’s shove of nearly 2.4m but when he did, it was definitely a race for him to improve.

Pasion
Rivera

The board ran for a full house to Pasion and a massive double to over 5M. Rivera dropped to 700k.

Mistaken call by Seok Uk Hong?
Level 35 Blinds 120,000 – 240,000 ante 40,000

Seok Uk Hong and Czardy Rivera stared down a flop of . Hong checked to Rivera who bet 300k. Hong reluctantly called. On the turn , both checked. Then on the river, Hong checked to Rivera then snap-called Rivera’s 250k bet. Rivera showed then Hong opened up his . The pot was shipped to Rivera which seemed to confuse Hong. Possibly realizing his mistake, Hong knocked his head in laughter because his pair was already counterfeit.

Split pot between Seok Uk Hong and Christopher Pasion
Level 34 Blinds 100,000 – 200,000 ante 30,000

Level 34 ended with the final 7 players surviving another round but not before an all in between Seok Uk Hong and Christopher Pasion. Hong raised to 450k, Pasion moved all in for an additional 1.7m, and Hong called with his enormous stack. Hong opened up and Pasion with . With only a flush to win, none came and it was a split pot.

Seok Uk Hong and Czardy Rivera share notes
Level 34 Blinds 100,000 – 200,000 ante 30,000

Not often do players reveal their cards lest it give away their style of play. There are times though, such as this one, when players do show friendliness and exchange gestures on the felt. During this hand, action kicked off with a raise by Czardy Rivera to 460k. Down the line, Seok Uk Hong moved all in with his massive stack. Next to act was Christopher Pasion who contemplated for some time until he opted to fold with his dominated stack. After a mug toast between Rivera and Hong, ;cheering like it was Octoberfest, Rivera folded while showing pocket fives. Hong returned the gesture and showed his pocket sixes.

Can’t steal Czardy Rivera’s blinds
Level 33 Blinds 80,000 – 160,000 ante 20,000

Big blind player Czardy Rivera gave a suspicious look over to button player Ji Won Seo after his blind was on attack. With no action prior, Seo raised to 330k. Rivera smooth-called. On the flop and turn , both players checked. On the river , Rivera led for 200k and won it with a quick fold from Seo. Rivera crosses over the 3M range.

Christopher Pasion wins some back from Christopher Chua
Level 33 Blinds 80,000 – 160,000 ante 20,000

Despite Christopher Pasion losing a big chunk of his stack to Christopher Chua, it didn’t prevent him from hustling for chips. After winning a decent pot he faced Chua again. On a raised pot preflop that saw the pile grow to 920k, the flop came . Both players checked. On the turn , Pasion moved all in that once again sent Chua into decision. This time Chua folded. Pasion now back up to 2.7M.

Christopher Chua with a huge double up to 4M
Level 33 Blinds 80,000 – 160,000 ante 20,000

Big action kicked off the new level with players fresh from a quick ten-minute break. Christopher Chua raised to 400k only to get pushed all in by Christopher Pasion. This sent Chua deep into the tank but he eventually got the guts to call for his tournament life.

Chua
Pasion

The board ran for the better five-card spread to Chua. He doubled up to 4M. Pasion fell to 1.1M.

Chip Counts of final 7 players

Christopher Pasion 3.7M
Ji Won Seo 4.7M
Bienvenido Guevarra 4.6M
Czardy Rivera 1.38M
Manuel Mascunana 2.1M
Christopher Chua 1.9M
Seok Uk Hong 4.5M

Czardy Rivera doubles up, goes back to seven-digits
Level 32 Blinds 60,000 – 120,000 ante 20,000

Czardy Rivera has been teetering in and out of the million range. He was down to 530k and moved all in just before the break. He was called by Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien.

Rivera
Bien

The board ran giving Rivera a double up to around 1.2M.

Jan Morris Bolotaolo ends in 8th place – P60,000

One of the day’s entering chip leaders, Jan Morris Bolotaolo had an erratic run at the start of the final day, slaying players but doubling up quite a few. He moved to the final table situated in the lower ranks and couldn’t bring his stack up any further.

After losing several pots, Bolotaolo moved it all in the middle with and was matched by Christopher Pasion with . The board ran and with Pasion connecting, it was an 8th place finish for Bolotaolo. He earned P60,000 for his efforts.

Delfino Ty exits in 9th place – P50,0000

It took some time before the next elimination and it was Delfino Ty who took the fall. On a limped pot, the flop came , Ji Won Seo bet 250k, Ty raised to 500k, and Seo called. On the turn, Seo checked, Ty moved all in his remaining 352k, and after assessing the pot and the board, Seo called.

Ty top pair
Seo bottom pair

Like a thief in the night, Seo stole the lead when the river came down giving him two pair. Ty earned P50,000 for his deep 9th place finish.

Seong Uk Hong claims one off Christopher Chua and Delfino Ty
Level 32 Blinds 60,000 – 120,000 ante 20,000

Blinds are climbing and bets are getting steep. In a recent hand, Seok Uk Hong and Christopher Chua stared down a flop and a big pot already brewed. Hong bet 300k and after a bit of table talk, Chua folded.

Prior to that hand, Hong also won one off Delfino Ty. Catching the action on a turn board of , Chua checked, Ty bet 170k, Hong raised to 340k, and only Ty called. On the river , Ty checked to the aggressor Hong who fired out 400k. Ty folded.

Hong now up to 4.7M

Jan Morris Bolotaolo loses two pots
Level 31 Blinds 50,000 – 100,000 ante 10,000

Jan Morris Bolotaolo got a shaving from two players bringing his stack to just over a million. On the first hand, he raised to 220k and was called by Ji Won Seo on the big blind. At the flop , Seo quickly slid out 270k and won it with Bolotaolo folding.

On another hand, Bolotaolo raised to 200k and got called by Manuel Mascunana. The flop came , Mascunana checked, Bolotaolo continued with a 200k bet, and was called. On the turn , no bets came for a free river . Mascunana fired out 253k and took it down without a challenge Bolotaolo is down to 800k.

Delfino Ty shoves for the pot
Level 31 Blinds 50,000 – 100,000 ante 10,000

Czardy Rivera min-raised to 200k from the cutoff seat and was called by the blinds Delfino Ty and Seong Uk Hong. At the flop , Ty immediately shoved and won the pot with no callers.

Rey Concepcion eliminated in 10th place – P40,000

After doubling up Czardy Rivera, Rey Concepcion fell dangerously low in chips and pushed it all in with . He was called by Christopher Pasion with . The board came for a flush to Pasion. Concepcion earned P40,000 for his deep finish.

We are down to 9 players….

Easy million for Daddy Bien
Level 30 Blinds 50,000 – 100,000 ante 10,000

Catching the action on a flop . Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien bet 200k then got raised to 1 million by Seok Uk Hong. After tanking, Guevarra shoved and claimed the big pot with Hong quickly folding up. He now has around 4M.

Czardy Rivera cracks Rey Concepcion’s aces
Level 30 Blinds 40,000 – 80,000 ante 10,000

Czardy Rivera entered the final table as the lowest gunner in the chip rung. He was the only player outside of the million range, well, that is until this hand. He was all in with and was up against a much higher hand, Rey Concepcion’s . Despite Conception’s lead, the board had other plans as it fell to keep Rivera in the running with a set. He now has over 1.7M.

Final Table reached!

We are down to the final ten players of the RVS CUP 5 Million Guaranteed Philippine Poker Championship 2017! One of these players will soon be shipping in the P1,500,000 first prize and the coveted RVS championship title. Here are the finalists according to chip count: (rough estimate)

Seong Uk Hong 4M
Christopher Pasion 3.4M
Ji Won Seo 3.2M
Christopher Chua 2.7M
Bienvenido Guevarra 2.6M
Jan Morris Bolotaolo 1.9M
Manuel Mascunana 1.8M
Delfino Ty 1.3M
Rey Concepcion 1.1M
Czardy Rivera 800K

Mark Andaya bubbles to the final table, falls to Seok Uk Hong
Level 30 Blinds 40,000 – 80,000 ante 10,000 

We have just reached the final table of the RVS CUP 5 Million Guaranteed Philppine Poker Championship 2017! After 1,176 entries, it down to the final 10 players. The player missing his chance at the last elliptic was Mark Andaya who shoved on Seok Uk Hong and was snap-called.

Andaya
Hong

The first three cards quickly gave Hong a full house and with the turn and river , Andaya was out in 11th place.

Final table!

Ji Won Seo takes down Austeen Dick Montano
Level 30 Blinds 40,000 – 80,000 ante 10,000

Table 2, all in, that only means Ji Won Seo is in the hand and sure enough, he was. He had and Austeen Dick Montano with . The board felted for an immediate nut flush draw to Seo. With the turn , Montano was drawing dead.

Seok Uk Hong claims first kill; Joseph Clonelo out
Level 30 Blinds 40,000 – 80,000 ante 10,000

We haven’t picked up much action from Seok Uk Hong but he continues to maintain his large stack. He just picked up more chips after capturing his first elimination. Action saw Joseph Clonelo all in with his short stack and was called by both Hong and Czardy Rivera.

At the flop , Hong bet 400k for a side pot but Rivera opted to fold while showing pocket sixes. This led to the showdown between Hong and Clonelo. Hong and Clonelo with . The turn counterfeited Clonelo’s hand and he exited in 13th place.

Jason Magbanua railed by Christopher Chua
Level 30 Blinds 40,000 – 80,000 ante 10,000

Jason Magbanua sent his short stack to the middle with and Christopher Chua had him dominated with . The board threw blanks and Magbanua ended his run here in 14th place.

Ji Won Seo loses a monster pot to Christopher Pasion
Level 30 Blinds 40,000 – 80,000 ante 10,000

Once again, Ji Won Seo was in the all in action at his table. On a turn board of , Seo pushed his massive stack and Christopher Pasion risked his tournament life. Seo had straight flush draw and Pasion with . The river improved Seo to two pair but it wasn’t enough to overtake Pasion’s two pair. Pasion is now sitting with around 3.5M and may have just taken the chip lead at this time. Seo fell to around 2.28M.

Ji Won Seo doubles up Manuel Mascunana and rails Ricky De Leon
Level 29 Blinds 35,000 – 70,000 ante 10,000

When it comes to the all-ins at table 2, Ji Won Seo seems to always be involved. In two recent showdowns, Seo paid one then scooped one.

The first showdown was against Manuel Mascunana with dominating the entire way with no hits for either on the board. Mascunana doubled up.

Up against Ricky De Leon, De Leon was ahead with and Seo with . The board spread for a winning pair to Seo and eliminating De Leon in the process.

Mark Andaya gets hit then doubles twice
Level 29 Blinds 35,000-70,000 ante 10,000

Mark Andaya had a much stronger looking hand preflop against Delfino Ty with well ahead of Ty’s . But this is poker and anything goes at the flop. Sure enough, it came down improving Ty to a set. The turn turned it to a full house; and with the river , Andaya couldn’t overtake and his chips went spiraling down to three big blinds.

Needing to double up somewhere, Andaya eventually got his remaining chips in holding and Ty obliged with . The board ran for a successful first attempt.

Two hands later, Andaya pushed with and Czardy Rivera called with . Again the board favored Andaya with for a second double up. He is now back up to around 890K chips.

Daddy Bien reveals a good hand
Level 29 Blinds 35,000 – 70,000 ante 10,000

Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien induced a fold from Christopher Chua to pick up a huge pile of chips. We caught the action on the river with a board showing . Daddy Bien announced a confident all in and took it with a quick fold from Chua. Bien revealed his set.

Delfino Ty doubles through Jason Magbanua
Level 28 Blinds 30,000-60000 ante 10,000

Shortly after doubling up a player, Delfino Ty was all in holding and was glad to see he was ahead of his caller’s . The board ran for a double up of his own through Jason Magbanua.

Not this time for Jericho Venoza
Level 28 Blinds 30,000-60000 ante 10,000

Jericho Venoza is on his second life after catching a lucky set on the river in an earlier hand. This time however, his draw went the other direction. On a flop of , Venoza had flush draw and Ji Won Seo with top pair. The turn and river completed the board and that was it for Venoza who filed outin 16th place.

Joseph Christopher Clonelo doubles up through Delfino Ty
Level 28 Blinds 30,000 – 60,000 ante 10,000

Joseph Christopher Clonelo was the first player to gamble all his chips after the break. He was called by Delfino Ty.

Clonelo
Ty

The board was very generous to Clonelo as it ran for a triumphant straight.

First break of the day: 16 players remaining

After three rounds played, we have reached the first break of the day with 16 players remaining. The top three leaders are:

Seong Uk Hong 2.865M
Ji Won Seo 2.8M
Jan Morris Bolotaolo 2.8M

Jan Morris Bolotaolo kills with aces; Leonard Aban out
Level 27 Blinds 25,000 – 50,000 ante 500

After doubling up a few players, Jan Morris Bolotaolo finally shut down another player, short stacked Leonard Aban. Aban fell to Bolotaolo’s pocket aces.

Daddy Bien eliminates Guian Carlo Cordero
Level 27 Blinds 25,000-50,000 ante 500

The first player to fall after the field compressed to two tables was Guian Carlo Cordero moving it all in the middle with . He was called by Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien with . The board bricked and Daddy Bien had the better five card spread to earn all of Cordero’s chips.

Jericho Venoza avoids the rail
Level 27 Blinds 25,000-50,000 ante 500

Jericho Venoza had quite a scare with his all in dominated by Jan Morris Bolotaolo‘s , As the flop landed , it was looking bleak for Venoza. The turn made it worse with . But when the river showed up, Venoza rejoiced at a his winning set to keep him in the running.

Ji Won Seo with his third head; John Ong eliminated
Level 26 Blinds 20,000-40,000 ante 500

Ji Won Seo is on a head hunting mission here, taking down another player at his table. It was all in preflop with Seo and John Ong needing help with . The board didn’t provide the assistance and Ong was downed in 19th place.

Seo now around 2.94M in chips. We are down to the final two tables with 18 players remaining.

Benjamin Mangaliman out in 20th
Level 26 Blinds 20,000-40,000 ante 500

Benjamin Mangaliman was all in with his very short stack holding and was put in the heater by Austeen Dick Montano with . The board bricked and Mangaliman ended his day in 20th place.

Second takedown for Ji Won Seo; Perry Galarosa rivered out
Level 26 Blinds 20,000-40,000 ante 500

Perry Galarosa went down hard with Ji Won Seo catching the lucky card on the river. Galarosa was all in with and Seo called with . The board ran nearly ensuring a double up to Galarosa but when the spiked on the river, it went south quickly. This is now Seo’s second victim of the Final Day.

Kings are good to Christopher Pasion as Alexis Lim falls
Level 26 Blinds 20,000-40,000 ante 500 

Christopher Pasion is on the rise with two pocket kings doing him justice. On the first showdown, Pasion faced the day’s entering chip leader Seong Uk Hong who had . The board ran for a higher two pair to Pasion.

Several hands later, Pasion was all in again, this time it was Alexis Lim at risk. Lim held pocket jacks. The board came for a dominating set to Pasion. Lim was eliminated in 22nd place.

No hits for Robert Cheng, falls in 23rd place
Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

Robert Cheng was all in with and was snap-called by Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien with . The board offered no help to Cheng and he was eliminated.

Daddy Bien reveals a beauty
Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

Bienvenido Guevarra aka Daddy Bien moved raised all in on a turn board of with quite fat pot already brewed in the middle. This sent the action back the Jason Magbanua who tanked for a bit then opted to fold. Daddy Bien was kind enough to reveal his hand straight flush draw.

Jan Bolotaolo doubles up Leonard Aban and Benjamin Mangalima
Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

Big stacked Jan Morris Bolotaolo has just become the ATM machine at his table doubling up two players in separate occasions. Against Leonard Aban, Bolotaolo held and Aban with . The board spread for a good double up pair to Aban.

Several hands later, it was Benjamin Mangaliman capitalizing. He was all in with his very short stack holding and faced Bolotaolo who was ahead once again with . The board ran and the short stacked Mangalman shipped in a double up.

Ji Won Seo sends Carter Yap to the rail
Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

Players are falling fast here at the Final Day with another player taken out of the running. On a flop of , Carter Yap was all in with two pair against Ji Won Seo‘s straight. Only a full house could keep Yap in the running but with the turn and river , it was to the rail instead.

Mike Takayama out!
Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

The next casualty of this opening level is local pro Mike Takayama. He was up against Ricky De Leon with both players shoving it preflop. Takayama and De Leon . The board bricked and out went the pro. We are down to 25 players.

Two players out! Christopher Chua and Jan Bolotaolo triumph
Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

Ten minutes into the first level and immediately two players have bit the dust. At table 1, Shin Kyun Choi and Christopher Chua were all in on a flop of .

Choi
Chua

The turn and river kept Chua’s set ahead and out went Choi. Chua now climbed over 2.3M in chips.

At table 2, short stacked Jomar Morales shoved with and got called by one of the day’s entering chip leaders, Jan Morris Bolotaolo with . The board ran for a straight to Bolotaolo.

Level 25 Blinds 15,000 – 30,000 ante 5,000

Game on! Cards in the air! A new RVS CUP champion will be crowned today and will receive PHP1,500,0000! Entering with the biggest arsenal to boot is Seong Uk Hong with 2,047,000 followed closely by Jan Morris Bolotaolo with 2,028,500.

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