It was another swinging day at the Metro WALK TO A MILLION with the P1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event attracting 152 entries to Day 1B. Although this was slightly less than the previous starting flight, action was just as fierce with only 23 players surviving the fifteen rounds. Earning the spotlight was Jharome Pena who bested a field littered with champions. He closed Day 1B as the leader with 227,900 in chips.

Jharome Pena, Day 1B chip leader

Another player racking up very well was Frederick Cruz bagging up 222,800. Impressively, Pena and Cruz were the only two players that managed to cross into the 200K range in this heat. They still however trail the overall chip leader, John Clyde Tan, who amassed an enormous 318,900 stack in Day 1A.

Notable players also making it through were RVS Cup champion Richard Marquez with 93,900, APT champions Joven Huerto with 72,800 and Alexis Lim with 48,700, and Metro 2M 3rd placer Vamerdino Magsakay with 46,500. See Day 1B  chip counts below:

1 Peña, Jharome 227,900
2 Cruz, Federick 222,800
3 Capule, Leopoldo 152,000
4 Mondalo, Bonifacio 135,100
5 King, John Francis 129,000
6 Concepcion, Brian 125,700
7 Mc Gray Ii, Marcel Bryant 118,900
8 Maglalang Jr, Avelino Rene 116,500
9 Bulaong, Raphael 113,800
10 Bagunu, Josie 103,600
11 Bagunu Jr, Luis 98,500
12 Marquez, Richard 93,900
13 Santos, Mark 92,400
14 Angeles, Bernardo 88,900
15 Pinga, Edgardo 87,500
16 Huerto, Joven 72,800
17 Limjap, Eric 57,800
18 Ragaza, Anthony 54,200
19 Lim, Alexis R. 48,700
20 Magsakay, Vamerdino 46,500
21 Argamosa, Jonathan 46,300
22 Mangundayao, Justine 27,500
23 Salud, George 18,200

All of these players advance to Day 2 held on Sunday, July 1.

Now that two starting days have quickly blown by, we have two more for you. Day 1C starts at 3pm today, June 29. Buy-in is only P2,200 with two re-entries allowed per starting day. Players all begin at par with 15,000 in stack, opening blinds at 25-50 with increases every 30 minutes.

For all the late comers and re-entry players, time is continuously ticking. Registration will close at the start of Level 8 signalling the start of the freezeout stage. The game continues until the end of Level 15. The last day to jump into the Main Event is on Saturday, June 30.

If you’re looking for side event action, unfortunately we will not have one running today however there is the Last Chance Main Event Satellite at 8pm. Entry is P440.

See you at the Metro!

Day 1A results