After six days of action, the Metro 2M Guaranteed Main Event came to a close with ROMMEL ANGELES emerging victorious on the final day. Angeles was one of the biggest stacks of the final 18 players and despite several scares, he was able to finish the job and capture the P555,000 first place purse (inclusive of a seat to the MSE worth P6,000).
While you can read up on the action that went down on the final day (live reports link), let’s back track a bit to when it all began. The Main Event kicked off with four starting days attracting 602 entries. At P4,000 buy-in, this drove the prize pool just past the guarantee to P2,043,790. Earning a piece were 60 players.
For our champion Angeles, he commanded Day 1B and entered Day 2 running 3rd in chips with Richard Go (Day 1D chip leader) in the lead followed by Carlrex David Co. 92 players battled it out in Day 2 and after 8 hours, Angeles remained consistent, closing the day high in the count to enter the final 18-player bout in 2nd position bested only by Janno Alvarez.
Final Day action
Action was quick at the get-go with players falling like flies. Local pro Emmanuel Segismundo experienced some wild swings but after landing a sick double up against Janno Alvarez with counterfeiting on a board running , it was full speed ahead. Segismundo entered the final table at the helm.
The final table of 10 players saw Segismundo taking command while Angeles was in search of the moment to shine. Angeles found the spot to do so with doubling up through Alvarez’s with a king showing up on the board. Not long after, Angeles shipped in a sweet pot by bad beating Jon Jon Lumanian (10th). Angeles had that improved to a full house against Lumanian’s with the board spreading out .
Before we saw more of Angeles, it was Dee who skyrocketed with a huge takedown. She sent two players out simultaneously with her . The casualties were Janno Alvarez [8th] and Venoni Paltep Jr [9th].
Angeles helped downsize the table once more, denying Mark Robert Sy’s A-K top two pair a double up with a set of nines. However, from there Angeles suffered big losses to his stack with Dee taking the biggest chunk. She five-bet shoved and won a monster pot preflop after Angeles surrendered his hand.
After the fall of Juan Paolo Dela Pena (6th) and Carlrex Co (5th), Angeles doubled up through William Anonuevo with his gamble paying off against . Both of his cards paired up.
Angeles’s road to victory
Using the momentum of the double up, Angeles proceeded to charge up the ranks. He eliminated Anonuevo in 4th place then finished off Segismundo in 3rd place to enter the final heads up round against Dee. Angeles was ahead both in chips and in experience. In the end, there wasn’t much Dee could do. Angeles exuded full dominance winning a multitude of pots. The final hand saw Dee shove with a desperate but ran right into Angeles’s .
Congratulations to Rommel Angeles!! He is the Metro Card Club’s newest champion!! He opens 2018 on the board with a victory and the single highest payout of his career.
Final Table payouts
1st Rommel Angeles – P555,000
2nd Janette Dee – P285,000
3rd Emmanuel Segismundo – P162,000
4th William Anonuevo – P110,000
5th Carlex David Co – P82,000
6th Juan Paolo Dela Pena – P62,000
7th Mark Robert Sy – P46,000
8th Janno Alvarez P34,000
9th Venoni Paltep Jr – P26,000
10th – Jon Jon Lumanian – P22,000
*The top 18 places all received a seat to the MSE 3M Guaranteed event worth P6,000.