The most important day of the PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Main Event has come for the nine players currently competing in the signature tournament at the Okada Manila as Day 4 starts at 1 p.m. local time. After the three starting flights and two more days that followed, nine players are left out of 669 entries to battle it out for the Red Dragon trophy and the first-place prize of ₱13,815,070 ($270,183) that comes with it. All nine have already secured ₱1,221,000 ($23,879) but will all be eyeing up a bigger share of the ₱64,244,070 ($1,256,428) prize pool.
Xijie Sun from China is the one to bring a huge chip lead to the table with 6,550,000. Self-proclaimed “luckbox”, Florencio Campomanes comes back today with 3,305,000 in chips followed by Zejin Shen with 2,300,000 as the only players with an above-average stack. Yufei Hui, Andres Korn, Tetsuro Tomita, Gerardo Lubas, Martin Stausholm, and Tao Chen round out the final table.
Final Table Seat Draw
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When the players return, they will finish the last 27 minutes of Level 26 which features a small blind of 25,000, big blind of 50,000, and a big blind ante of 50,000. They will then continue to play two more 60-minute levels before the first 15-minute break has been scheduled. After that, the breaks will take place after every two levels again.
This is what they are all still competing for:
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The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the moment the dealer starts to shuffle until the final card has been sorted and a new Dragon Slayer has been crowned, so stick around!