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Teh Takes Chip Lead on Day 1 of the PokerStars Red Dragon High Roller; Campomanes and "BoxeR" Through Too

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Natalie Teh
Natalie Teh

After twelve levels of play on Day 1 of the PokerStars Red Dragon Manila High Roller, 33 players out of 101 entries have bagged chips for Day 2 in the iconic Okada Manila. Those 101 entries created a total prize pool of ₱23,022,950 ($450,262) for 13 players to cash and the eventual winner to walk away with the amazing first-place prize of ₱6,112,000 ($119,533).

Claiming the Day 1 chip lead is Malaysia's Natalie Teh with a whopping 582,500 in chips worth 194 big blinds at the start of Day 2. Teh is becoming a regular on all the poker tours all over the world since turning pro in 2018 and winning a Platinum Pass for the 2019 PSPC in the Bahamas when she was considered the Next Great Poker Brain by former Team PokerStars pros Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov.

She is trailed in the chip counts by Ngoc Anh Cao, Hwany Lee, Chongxian Yang, and Andres Korn who finished in ninth place in the Main Event earlier today.

PokerStars Red Dragon High Roller Day 1 Top 5 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Natalie TehMalaysia582,500194
2Ngoc Anh CaoVietnam328,500110
3Hwany LeeSouth Korea311,500104
4Chongxian YangChina301,000100
5Andres KornGermany244,00081

Other familiar names, for the readers who followed the Main Event today, to make it through include Florencio Campomanes who won and Martin Stausholm who finished in eighth place. But they aren't the only ones who might be known in the poker world. Players like Sparrow Cheung, Nang Quang Nguyen, Dong Chen, Linh Tran, Phachara Wongwichit, and Sahil Agarwal for example must ring a bell with most people.

But there is one player who is more familiar with the Starcraft crowd: Yohwan Lim also known as "BoxeR". He is a former professional player who was also referred to as "Terran Emperor". He retired in 2013 to announce in 2014 that he switched career paths and was focused on poker now. With just over $500,000 in cashes according to The Hendon Mob, the change seems to have been pretty successful. With most of his cashes originating in Asia with some summer trips to Las Vegas, "BoxeR" is looking for a good result here in Manila.

When the players return at 1 p.m. local time on Saturday, January 11, they will start with Level 13 which features a small blind of 1,500, big blind of 3,000, and a big blind ante of 3,000. A 15-minute break has been scheduled after every two hours of play. Players bagged any time bank they had left from the 4 they received at the start of the day and will receive another 2 at the start of Day 2 as the shot clock is in play. Another two will be handed out to each player when the final table has been reached.

PokerNews will be there from the start until the winner has been crowned so follow along as the live reporting will commence from Day 2.

Tags: Andres KornDong ChenFlorencio CampomanesIgor KurganovLinh TranLiv BoereeMartin StausholmNatalie TehNgoc Anh CaoPhachara WongwichitSahil AgarwalSparrow CheungYohwan Lim

Day 2 Seat Draw

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TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Szymon WysockiPoland31,00010
12Chongxian YangChina301,000100
13Sparrow CheungHong Kong197,00066
14Paul HongNew Zealand46,50016
15Junyeob SongSouth Korea165,00055
16Martin StausholmDenmark124,00041
18Jiacheng LiChina150,00050
      
21Kannapong ThanarattrakulThailand209,00070
22Dhaval MudgalIndia199,00066
24Ben LaiHong Kong35,50012
25Ting Yi TsaiTaiwan35,50012
26Linh TranCanada134,50045
27Florencio CampomanesPhilippines113,50038
28Hwany LeeSouth Korea311,500104
      
31Sahil AgarwalIndia108,00036
32Soo Jo KimSouth Korea111,00037
33Zhiqiang QianChina170,00057
34Kyungkun LeeSouth Korea129,00043
36Yohwan LimSouth Korea119,00040
37Phachara WongwichitThailand127,00042
38Ankit AhujaIndia128,00043
      
41Piet PapeGermany112,00037
42Kitson KhoPhilippines101,50034
43Shigeji KusakabeJapan109,50037
45Natalie TehMalaysia582,500194
46Ngoc Anh CaoVietnam328,500110
48Jinho HongSouth Korea98,50033
      
51Dong ChenChina140,50047
52Andres KornArgentina244,00081
54Nang Quang NguyenVietnam149,00050
55Kanishka SamantIndia109,00036
56Andre LettauGermany56,50019
58Victor ChongMalaysia73,00024

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Natalie Teh my
Natalie Teh
my 582,500 532,500
Ngoc Anh Cao vn
Ngoc Anh Cao
vn 328,500 278,500
Hwany Lee kr
Hwany Lee
kr 311,500 261,500
Chongxian Yang CN
Chongxian Yang
CN 301,000 251,000
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 244,000 194,000
Kannapong Thanarattrakul th
Kannapong Thanarattrakul
th 209,000 159,000
Dhaval Mudgal in
Dhaval Mudgal
in 199,000 149,000
Sparrow Cheung hk
Sparrow Cheung
hk 197,000 147,000
Zhiqiang Qian CN
Zhiqiang Qian
CN 170,000 120,000
Junyeob Song KR
Junyeob Song
KR 165,000 115,000
Jiacheng Li CN
Jiacheng Li
CN 150,000 100,000
Nang Quang Nguyen vn
Nang Quang Nguyen
vn 149,000 99,000
Dong Chen cn
Dong Chen
cn 140,500 90,500
Linh Tran ca
Linh Tran
ca 134,500 84,500
Kyungkun Lee KR
Kyungkun Lee
KR 129,000 79,000
Ankit Ahuja in
Ankit Ahuja
in 128,000 78,000
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit
th 127,000 77,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
dk 124,000 74,000
Yohwan Lim kr
Yohwan Lim
kr 119,000 69,000
Florencio Campomanes ph
Florencio Campomanes
ph 113,500 63,500
Piet Pape de
Piet Pape
de 112,000 62,000
Soo Jo Kim kr
Soo Jo Kim
kr 111,000 61,000
Shigeji Kusakabe jp
Shigeji Kusakabe
jp 109,500 59,500
Kanishka Samant in
Kanishka Samant
in 109,000 59,000
Sahil Agarwal in
Sahil Agarwal
in 108,000 58,000

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Prize Pool Details Confirmed

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Okada Poker Table
Okada Poker Table

With the 101 entries collected out of 72 unique players, a prize pool of ₱23,022,950 ($450,262) has been created. This means that 13 players will be in the money for at least ₱460,000 ($8,996) with the winner walking away with ₱6,112,000 ($119,533).

This is what they are all competing for:

PlacePrize (PHP)Prize (USD)
1₱6,112,000$119,533
2₱4,248,000$83,079
3₱2,809,000$54,936
4₱2,199,000$43,006
5₱1,773,000$34,675
6₱1,381,000$27,008
7₱1,094,000$21,395
8₱852,000$16,663
9₱644,950$12,613
10-11₱495,000$9,681
12-13₱460,000$8,996

Registration Closed

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The first ten levels of Day 1 of the High Roller are done and the tournament attracted 101 entries in total with 72 unique players.

The prize pool details are to be announced with the end-of-day chip counts and the seat draw to follow at the end of the day.

Here are the players who entered the tournament today:

Sahil Agarwal in
Sahil Agarwal
in 50,000
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
jp 50,000
Sumit Sapra in
Sumit Sapra
in 50,000
Kanishka Samant in
Kanishka Samant
in 50,000
Zhiqiang Qian CN
Zhiqiang Qian
CN 50,000
Qingtian Qian CN
Qingtian Qian
CN 50,000
Piet Pape de
Piet Pape
de 50,000
Dingxiang Ong sg
Dingxiang Ong
sg 50,000
Nang Quang Nguyen vn
Nang Quang Nguyen
vn 50,000
Junyeob Song KR
Junyeob Song
KR 50,000
Minh Duc Nguyen VN
Minh Duc Nguyen
VN 50,000
Huu Dung Nguyen VN
Huu Dung Nguyen
VN 50,000
Meherzad Munsaf IN
Meherzad Munsaf
IN 50,000
Dhaval Mudgal in
Dhaval Mudgal
in 50,000
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
cn 50,000
Yohwan Lim kr
Yohwan Lim
kr 50,000
Graeme Siow sg
Graeme Siow
sg 50,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
dk 50,000
Yuanchao Li cn
Yuanchao Li
cn 50,000
Lei Wang cn
Lei Wang
cn 50,000
Yuan Yilu CN
Yuan Yilu
CN 50,000
Chongxian Yang CN
Chongxian Yang
CN 50,000
Szymon Wysocki pl
Szymon Wysocki
pl 50,000
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit
th 50,000
Fuk On Wong HK
Fuk On Wong
HK 50,000

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Two-Day PokerStars Red Dragon Manila ₱250,000 High Roller Started at 5 PM

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PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Side-Event Trophies
PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Side-Event Trophies

Day 1 of the PokerStars Red Dragon ₱250,000 High Roller started today at 5 p.m. local time for all interested players in the Okada Manila. The last high roller of the festival gives players the last chance to cash big here at the inaugural festival. Many winners have already been crowned with the wins of Lester Edoc in the Super High Roller and Florencio Campomanes in the Main Event reported here on PokerNews. Liuheng Dai won two High Rollers in Jeju, will Edoc or Campomanes be able to win two titles too?

The players started with 50,000 in chips for their buy-in and had twelve levels of 40 minutes each on the schedule for Day 1. Late registration remains open for the first ten levels of the day with players allowed to reenter an unlimited amount of times if they run out of chips.

Day 2 will start at 1 p.m. local time on Friday, January 11 with all surviving players return to battle it out for one of the last trophies and the prize money that comes with it. PokerNews will provide the chip counts at the end of the play today and pick up the live reporting from the start of Day 2 so make sure to return then.

Tags: Florencio CampomanesLester EdocLiuheng Dai

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