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₱110,000 Main Event
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₱110,000 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Agarwal Takes Day 1a Chip Lead in the PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Main Event; Edoc Also Through

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Sahil Agarwal
Sahil Agarwal

Day 1a of the PokerStars Red Dragon Manila ₱110,000 Main Event attracted 213 entries and 61 players have made it through to Day 2 on Wednesday, January 8. The marquee event of the inaugural festival in the Okada Manila boasts a ₱50,000,000 guarantee which is the largest ever to feature in the Philippines.

After twelve levels of 40 minutes each, it was Sahil Agarwal who would bag the Day 1a chip lead after doubling up in the very last hand of the night to 232,000. Agarwal has already won an event here in Manila even though this is only the third day of play. Agarwal defeated a 394-strong field in the ₱20,000 Red Dragon Kickoff and collected ₱1,575,000 ($30,802) by defeating Valeriy Pak heads-up.

Trailing Agarwal in the chip counts is Zheng Shi with 223,000. Lester Edoc finished third in the chip counts with 221,000. Edoc won the ₱500,000 Red Dragon Super High Roller last night for ₱5,222,000 ($102,127). He got heads-up against Florencio Campomanes who won the APPT Manila Main Event last August. Completing the top 5 are Gen Nose and Ryan Yu.

PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Main Event Day 1a Top 5 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Sahil AgarwalIndia232,00093
2Zheng ShiChina223,00089
3Lester EdocPhilippines221,00088
4Gen NoseJapan201,50081
5Ryan YuCanada199,50080

Other familiar names to make it through to Day 2 include Lei Yu, Jun Obara, Victor Chong, Sparrow Cheung, Phachara Wongwichit, Natalie Teh, Sandro Bruni, Andres Korn, Guo Liang Wei, Pete Chen, and Xixiang Luo.

Not everyone was lucky enough to win their final hands. Players like Henrik Tollefsen, Andre Lettau, Alan Lau, Ankit Ahuja, Martin Stausholm, Thai Le, and Huidong Gu for example all will need to try to make it through on Day 1b or Day 1c.

Day 1b starts at 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday, January 7 with the same exact structure. Day 1c starts on the same day at 8 p.m. but features a turbo structure of 20-minute levels. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on hand to bring you all the latest action.

Tags: Alan LauAndre LettauAndres KornAnkit AhujaFlorencio CampomanesGen NoseGuo Liang WeiHenrik TollefsenHuidong GuJun ObaraLei YuLester EdocMartin StausholmNatalie TehPete ChenPhachara WongwichitRyan YuSahil AgarwalSandro BruniSparrow CheungThai LeVictor ChongXixiang LuoZheng Shi

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Sahil Agarwal in
Sahil Agarwal
in 232,000 112,000
Zheng Shi CN
Zheng Shi
CN 223,000 13,000
Lester Edoc ph
Lester Edoc
ph 221,000 1,000
Gen Nose jp
Gen Nose
jp 201,500 3,000
Ryan Yu ca
Ryan Yu
ca 199,500 69,500
Shigeji Kusakabe jp
Shigeji Kusakabe
jp 176,000 176,000
Jiansheng Chen CN
Jiansheng Chen
CN 171,500 1,500
Zhi Qiang Qian CN
Zhi Qiang Qian
CN 171,500 171,500
Daewoong Song kr
Daewoong Song
kr 169,500 -23,500
Lei Yu cn
Lei Yu
cn 166,000 -4,000
The Naing SG
The Naing
SG 160,500 160,500
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
jp 156,000 -14,000
Lisa Tan us
Lisa Tan
us 146,500 -33,500
Gerardo Lubas ph
Gerardo Lubas
ph 144,000 34,000
Jin Woo Kim US
Jin Woo Kim
US 143,000 143,000
Shiyu Li CN
Shiyu Li
CN 142,000 142,000
Victor Chong my
Victor Chong
my 138,000 -22,000
Kyungkun Lee KR
Kyungkun Lee
KR 129,500 64,500
Dhaval Mudgal in
Dhaval Mudgal
in 127,000 57,000
Jeon Seung Soo KR
Jeon Seung Soo
KR 123,500 123,500
Sparrow Cheung hk
Sparrow Cheung
hk 117,000 -20,000
Marcuss Liow MY
Marcuss Liow
MY 116,000 116,000
Zi Cheng Low SG
Zi Cheng Low
SG 116,000 116,000
Hyung Sun Jung hk
Hyung Sun Jung
hk 114,500 114,500
Minh Tuan Nguyen VN
Minh Tuan Nguyen
VN 113,000 74,000

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Play has ended.

The tournament clock was paused with 72 players remaining.

The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Four More Hands

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the players need to play four more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2.

Yu Hits the River

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Lei Yu
Lei Yu

The flop read {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, Kyungkun Lee checked in the big blind and Lei Yu bet 4,500 from the middle position. Paul Hong made the call in the cutoff and so did Lee.

They all checked through the {8-Spades} on the turn to the {q-Clubs} on the river. Lee checked, Yu bet 18,000, and Hong tanked. After a while, Hong folded but Lee made the call. Yu tabled {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two pair, queens and treys, and that was enough for Lee to muck his hand.

Lei Yu cn
Lei Yu
cn 170,000 112,000
Victor Chong my
Victor Chong
my 160,000 10,000
Paul Hong nz
Paul Hong
nz 146,000 115,000
Kyungkun Lee KR
Kyungkun Lee
KR 65,000
Elan Zak ph
Elan Zak
ph 52,000 -76,000

Tags: Lei YuPaul Hong

Tan Keeps Shoving

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Lisa Tan
Lisa Tan

Tan Wijaya raised to 3,500 from the middle position and was called by Kanishka Samant in the cutoff. Lisa Tan shoved for over 150,000 from the small blind for Gen Nose to fold his big blind. Wijaya looked at his cards once more before folding but Samant had more trouble with deciding what to do. In the end, he folded. Thai Le was standing on the rail and laughing and Tan decided to show she held {q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}.

The hand after, Dhaval Mudgal raised to 3,500 from the middle position and Tan shoved on the button. The blinds folded and Mudgal folded too.

Gen Nose jp
Gen Nose
jp 190,000 98,000
Lisa Tan us
Lisa Tan
us 180,000 50,000
Ryan Yu ca
Ryan Yu
ca 130,000 26,000
Kanishka Samant in
Kanishka Samant
in 90,000
Tan Wijaya ID
Tan Wijaya
ID 70,000
Dhaval Mudgal in
Dhaval Mudgal
in 70,000 -30,000

Tags: Gen NoseDhaval MudgalKanishka SamantThai Le

Level:
12
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
2,000