Level 28: Blinds 30000-60000 ante 10000

11:20PM: Lito Quijano is the RVS Cup 2016 Main Event Champion!

Champion Lito Quijano (left), Richard Marquez (RVS Cup 2015 Champion)

Champion Lito Quijano (left), Richard Marquez (RVS Cup 2015 Champion)

Lito Quijano takes down the biggest Metro Card Club event of the year, the RVS Cup 2016 Main Event! He shipped in the massive first place cash of P1,500,000! Congratulations to the Metro’s newest champion!

11:15PM: Terry Gonzaga eliminated in 2nd place – P790,000

Terry Gonzaga, 2nd place

Terry Gonzaga, 2nd place

Despite doubling up twice in two back-to-back no look hands, Terry Gonzaga met his end holding 10c-7d against Lito Quijano’s Js-2c. The board came Ks-Qh-8c-10s-Jc. Gonzaga earned the second place cash of P790,000.

11:10PM: Lito Quijano hits back; Gonzaga crippled down

Lito Quijano moved all in and Terry Gonzaga snap-called. Quijano had pocket tens and Gonzaga with A-Q. The board ran low, offering no gems for Gonzaga, and Quijano bagged a massive double up. Quijano up to 10.8M and Gonzaga down to 335k.

11:00PM: Terry Gonzaga takes the lead

Terry Gonzaga is winning a large majority of the heads up and after winning with a flush he has surpassed Lito Quijano. The hand began with Gonzaga raising to 140k and Quijano calling. The flop came 5h-Kh-8s, Quijano checked, Gonzaga bet 200k, and Quijano flat-called. On the turn of Qh action was the same with Quijano check-calling Gonzaga’s 300k bet. The river of 7h had both check and Gonzaga won with his 3h-2s flush against Quijano’s 8c-9c pair.

10:50PM: Heads up between Lito Quijano and Terry Gonzaga

After Michael De Leon’s elimination, it is now heads up between Lito Quijano and Terry Gonzaga.

Quijano 7M
Gonzaga 4.4M

10:45PM: Michael De Leon settles for 3rd place – P450,000

Michael De Leon, 3rd place

Michael De Leon, 3rd place

Shortly after Euryd Rivera’s elimination, Michael De Leon was all in on a flop of Jd-7d-4c and Lito Quijano called. De Leon held Ad-Kh and Quijano with Jc-9h top pair. The turn of 4s and river of 4h were not the outs De Leon was looking for and he had to settle for a 3rd place finish. De Leon earned P450,000.

10:40PM: Eury Rivera bumps into Gonzaga’s higher pair, takes 4th place – P305,000

Euryd Rivera, 4th place

Euryd Rivera, 4th place

Euryd Rivera’s run has been halted at 4th place by Terry Gonzaga. Rivera raised to 110k preflop, Gonazaga three-bet to 300k, Rivera shoved, and Gonzaga called for a showdown. Rivera had pocket queens and Gonzaga with pocket kings. The board ran 9-J-4-K-4, improving Gonzaga to a full house. Rivera earned P305,000 for his deep finish.

10:25PM: Lito Quijano wins two pots

Lito Quijano just picked up two pots. The last one, against Terry Gonzaga, was quite hefty with over 800k in the pot.

10:20PM: Euryd Rivera shoves for the pot

Euryd Rivera and Terry Gonzaga stared down a flop of Js-8s-5h. Rivera checked, Gonzaga bet 200k, and Rivera went all in for an additional 944k. Gonzaga folded.

10:25PM: Lito Quijano wins two pots

Lito Quijano just picked up two pots. The last one, against Terry Gonzaga, was quite hefty with over 800k in the pot.

10:20PM: Euryd Rivera shoves for the pot

Euryd Rivera and Terry Gonzaga stared down a flop of Js-8s-5h. Rivera checked, Gonzaga bet 200k, and Rivera went all in for an additional 944k. Gonzaga folded.

Level 27: Blinds 25000-50000 ante 5000

10:00PM: Terry Gonzaga wins a big pot against Quijano

On a board of 7d-3h-Ac-2c, Terry Gonzaga bet 350k onto a massive pile already brewed in the center. Lito Quijano check-called. On the river of 10s, Gonzaga went all in and won the pot with no challenge from Quijano.

9:55PM: Robert Bravo burned by the river, takes 5th place – P215,000

Robert Bravo, 5th place

Robert Bravo, 5th place

Lito Quijano scalped another player at the final table. This time it was Robert Bravo who has been running consistently well all day. He three-bet all in on top of the leader’s 200k bet and Quijano called the extra 439k. Bravo had Jd-Jc and Quijano with Ah-Qd. The board ran 2s-3d-4s-4d and a dramatic winning Ac on the river for Quijano to burn Bravo out in 5th place. Bravo earned P215,000 for his finish.

9:45PM: Naveen Tiruvalluri finishes in 6th place – P155,000

Naveen Tiruvalluri, 6th place

Naveen Tiruvalluri, 6th place

Naveen Tiruvalluri entered the Final Day as the shortest stack of the bunch and managed to build up his stack to land a berth in the final table. Unfortunately for him, his stack was still too short and decreasing with the binds quite high. He went all in with A-J and was called by Terry Gonzaga with K-9. Though ahead, the board ran 7-4-8-K-K giving Gonzaga trips and Tiruvalluri the 6th place spot. He earned P155,000 for his finish.

9:25PM: Terry Gonzaga doubles up again, up to 1M

Terry Gonzaga is clawing his way back up. After landing a double up against the chip leader Lito Quijano, he pushed all in again several hands later and was called by the leader. Gonzaga had Qh-Jc and Quijano with 10h-10s. The board ran Jd-2h-9s-Kc-7d and Gonzaga came from behind again to win a double up. He now has over 1.2M.

9:10PM: Terry Gonzaga survives against the chip leader

Terry Gonzaga took a couple of big hits to his stack against Michael De Leon and eventually pushed all in with his remaining 293k chips. Massive chip leader Lito Quijano called. Gonzaga Kc-6d and Quijano Ad-7s. The board ran Kh-2s-8c-7h-2c and Gonzaga survived. He doubled up to over 600k.

Level 26: Blinds 20000-40000 ante 5000

8:50PM: Chip leader rails Jolas Guerrero in 7th place – P125,000

Jolas Guerrero, 7th place

Jolas Guerrero, 7th place

Jolas Guerrero was Lito Quijano’s next victim. Guerrero went all in with his short stack and Quijano was right there to make the call. Guerrero had Kc-9s and Quijano with Ah-9h. The board ran As-7d-10d-2h-6s. Guerrero took 7th place for a P125,000 payout.

Level 26: Blinds 20000-40000 ante 5000

8:30PM: Quijano rails three players!!

Wild hand at the final table with four players all in! It began with Joseroy Jeremias all in with 145k, was called by chip leader Lito Quijano, then Danilo Javier shoved his 446k in. As the rest folded, action landed on the big blind Robert Cheng who was running second in chips. Cheng tanked for sometime then called Javier’s shove. Back to Quijano, he quickly announced all in. This sent Cheng tanking again as it meant his tournament life. Moments later, he tossed the signal chip in the middle and it was a four-way battle.

Jeremias Ad-Kc
Quijano Ac-As
Javier Kd-Kh
Cheng 10s-10h

The board ran 9h-5h-9d-4h-6s and with his rockets way ahead, Quijano gave three players the boot simultaneously. Quijano is now the overwhelming chip leader with over 5M in chips.

8th Robert Cheng – P105,000

Robert Cheng, 8th place

Robert Cheng, 8th place

9th Danilo Javier – P85,000

Danilo Javier, 9th place

Danilo Javier, 9th place

10th Joseroy Jeremias – P65,000

Joseroy Jeremias, 10th place

Joseroy Jeremias, 10th place

8:20PM: Danilo Javier saved by the river

Short stacked Danilo Javier faced off against Terry Gonzaga for his tournament life. He held A-K and Gonzaga with A-10. The flop came 2-5-4 and Javier was still leading. At the turn of 10, he was now behind. But with the 3 on the river, he was saved with a straight for a split pot.

8:10PM: Robert Bravo doubles up with rockets

First hand of the final table and quickly there was a double up. On a flop of 9s-8h-3h, Robert Bravo found himself all in against Lito Quijano. Bravo held Ad-As overpair against Quijano’s Qd-9h. The turn of 5s and river of 2s were no help to Quijano and Bravo picks up the first pot of the table. He is now up to 790k in chips.

8:00PM: Final Table of ten

finaltable

Chip Counts (approx.)
Lito Quijano 3M
Terry Gonzaga 1.070M
Naveen Tiruvalluri 720k
Robert Cheng 1.840M
Euryd Rivera 1.455M
Jolas Guerrero 410k
Danilo Javier 450k
Robert Bravo 400k
Michael De Leon 1.650M

7:45PM: Alvin Chio out in 11th place – P45,000

Alvin Chio, 11th place

Alvin Chio, 11th place

Alvin Chio will not be moving on to the final table. He has just been railed by Lito Quijano. Chio held Ac-Qh and Quijano with Qc-Qd. The board bricked and Chio was eliminated in 11th place. He collected P45,000 for his finish.

We are now at the final table of ten.

Break Time Chip Counts

We are still hand-for-hand with 11 players remaining. Here are the chip counts of the leaders.

Robert Cheng 1.830M
Michael De Leon 1.650M
Euryd Rivera 1.460M

Terry Gonzaga and Lito Quijano with just over 1M chips.

Level 25: Blinds 15000-30000 ante 5000

7:20PM: Naveen Tiruvalluri doubles up through Javier

Naveen Tiruvalluri took a big slice out of Danilo Javier’s stack with a sweet double up on the river. The shoves happened on the river with a board showing Jd-8s-2h-6h-8h. Javier held 4h-5h flush but Tiruvalluri had Js-8c for a dominating full house. He now has 745k while Javier dropped to 520k.

6:45PM: Jolas Guerrero doubles up to 600K

Three players went to see a flop run Kc-4c-10d. Robert Cheng bet 40k, Jolas Guerrero moved all in, Alvin Chio called, and Cheng folded. Guerrero had Ac-10c and Chio with Ks7s. The turn instantly awarded Guerrero the nut flush with a 2c and with the river of Jc, he doubled up to almost 600k.

6:30PM: Danilo Javier climbs to 1.3M

We are still hand-for-hand to the final table with 11 players remaining. Danilo Javier won a big pot against Euryd Rivera with his pocket twos improving to a set. He is now at around 1.3M chips. Rivera falls to 870k.

Level 24: Blinds 12000-24000 ante 4000

6:10PM: Ivan Lato denied by Chio; out in 12th place – P45,000

Ivan Lato, 12th place

Ivan Lato, 12th place

After getting hit by Alvin Chio in a previous hand, Ivan Lato bided his time looking for a spot to push in his remaining stack and hopefully double up. He chose the moment while holding Kh-3d and was up against two players, Alvin Chio with Ks-7d and Robert Cheng with Qd-9c. The board ran 8c-8h-4s-5h-Kc and with Chio holding a higher kicker, Lato was denied a double up. He collected P45,000 for his 12th place finish.

We are now hand-for-hand to the final table of 10.

5:50PM: Alvin Chio tanks Ivan Lato

Ivan Lato is now way below average stack after losing a pot to Alvin Chio. The hand began with Chio raising to 55k, then three-bet to 180k by Lato. Chio called and the flop ran 3h-8c-6c. Chio checked to Lato who bet 140k only to get answered with an all in from Chio. This sent Lato tanking for a bit as he was way covered by Chio. Lato folded and Chio kindly showed his pocket sixes for a set.

5:30PM: Byun Choul Seung finishes in 13th place – P36,000

Byun Choul Seung, 13th place

Byun Choul Seung, 13th place

Byun Choul Seung started the day as one of the short stacks and managed to take his stack pretty far in the money round. His final hand of the day saw him all in with 7c-7s and was up against Naveen Tiruvalluri with Ah-Kc. The board ran 5d-Ad-2c-9d-2s.

We are down to 12 players.

5:20PM Trifie Montebon eliminated in 14th place – P36,000

Trifie Montebon, 14th place

Trifie Montebon, 14th place

Trifie Montebon shoved his remaining stack of around 160k sending Jolas Guerrero to the tank with a board showing 6c-Ac-3c. Guerrero eventually matched it up and it was a showdown. Montebon with Ah-9c and Guerrero with As-Qh. The turn of 10d and river of Qs kept Guerrero ahead and Montebon was eliminated.

Guerrero up to 700k.

Break Time Chip Leaders

Robert Cheng 2.042M
Lito Quijano 1.32M
Michael De Leon 1.1M
Euryd Rivera 1.090M

14 players remaining

Level 23: Blinds 10000-20000 ante 3000

4:55PM: Kim Ian Chi eliminated in 15th place – P36,000

Kim Ian Chi pushed his short stack in on top of Euryd Rivera’s raise and was instantly called. Riveral had J-J and Chi with Q-7. The board bricked and Chi was out in 15th. He earned P36,000 for his finish.

4:45PM Jolas Guerrero shaved down by De Leon

In two hands, Jolas Guerrero spiraled down to around 275k chips and on both occasions it was up against Michael De Leon. In the first instance, De Leon’s 4-4 won against Guerrero’s A-Q that missed the board. On the next one, De Leon won with K-Q on a board of 9-Q-4-2-4. Guerrero didn’t show.

De Leon up to 1.4M.

4:25PM: Roque Lima gets the boot in 16th place – P36,000

Roque Lima, 16th place

Roque Lima, 16th place

Another player has left the scene, Roque Lima who could not get anything by Lito Quijano. Prior to his boot, Quijano won a big pot against Lima. They faced off a second time with Lima three-bet all in on Quijano’s min-raise. Lima held A-5 and Quijano with A-9. The board offered no help to Lima. He earned P36,000 for his finish.

4:15PM: Reynaldo Aguilar crippled then out in 17th – P36,000

Reynaldo Aguilar, 17th place

Reynaldo Aguilar, 17th place

Reynaldo Aguilar and Naveen Tiruvalluri were all in with Aguilar holding 10-h-10c and Tiruvalluri with Ad-5h. The board ran Ah-9d-9h-Ac-4d for a full house to Tiruvaluri and a double up to over 400k. Aguilar fell to 140k

Several hands after, Aguilar went all in with A-10 and was eliminated by Terry Gonzaga with 8-8.

Level 22: Blinds 8000-16000 ante 2000

3:55PM: Gerald Casey falls in 18th place – P36,000

Gerald Casey, 18th place

Gerald Casey, 18th place

After doubling up Roque Lima, Gerald Casey shoved with 4-4 on the next hand and massive stacked Robert Cheng called with A-5. The board ran 2-2-5-8-2 for a higher full house to the chip leader. Casey earned P36,000 for his 18th place finish.

3:50PM: Roque Lima doubles through Gerald Casey

From mid position, Roque Lima raised to 40k, Gerald Casey shoved on the small blind, Lima called. Casey with 6c-7c and Lima had 5h-5c. The board ran Ah-9h-5d-7s-As for a full house to Lima. He doubled up to 520k while Casey dropped to 190k.

3:45PM: Czardy Rivera railed in 19th place – P27,000

Czardy Rivera, 19th place

Czardy Rivera, 19th place

Immediately after losing a big pot to Robert Cheng, Michael De Leon came out firing and sent Czardy Rivera out in 19th place. De Leon had Q-J suited and Rivera with 10-3 offsuit. The board gave Rivera a small pair but it still wasn’t good enough to stay in the game. He earned P27,000 for his finish.

We are down to two tables. 18 players remaining.

3:40PM: Big stacks Robert Cheng and Michael De Leon battle for a pot

Big stacks Robert Cheng and Michael De Leon continue their battle at the felt. Yesterday Cheng claimed a big pot against De Leon to usurp him for the chip lead. Cheng seems to be getting the better of this battle as he earned another big one several moments ago.

Cheng raised to 42k, De Leon three-bet to 162k, Cheng called. At the flop of Qc-8d-3d, De Leon bet 250k, and Cheng smooth-called. On the turn of Ks and river of 6d, both opted to keep it cool with no betting. De Leon opened Ad-3s but was way behind Cheng’s 9c-9d.

Cheng up to 2.3M and De Leon down to 450k.

3:30PM: Joven Huerto out in 20th – P27,000

Joven Huerto, 20th place

Joven Huerto, 20th place

Joven Huerto is the first player to head to the cage for a P27,000 payout. He moved all in and was called by Ivan Lato. Huerto had J-J and Lato held A-K. An ace landed on the board and Huerto didn’t improve. He finished in 20th place.

Lato now at 700k.

3:20PM: No callers for Byun Choul Seung

Action began with Lito Quijano limping in, min-raised by Jolas Guerrero on the button, then a shove by Byun Choul Seung for 210k. There were no callers and Seung.

3:15PM: Naveen Tiruvalluri shoves for the pot

We just saw the first all in take place with the shortest stack entering the day, Naveen Tiruvalluri moving all in on a raised pot with a board showing 7d-Jh-Kh. His lone opponent, Euryd Rivera, folded.

3:00PM: Cards in the air!

Cards are in the air for the final day of the Main Event. There are a few players still missing but the chip leaders are here, Robert Cheng and Euryd Rivera. Good luck to all!