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₱110,000 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Takayama & Campomanes Make It to Day 2 of the PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Main Event; 669 Entries Collected

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

A total of 301 players flocked to Day 1b of the PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Main Event to try and make it to Day 2. But 56 of them had to reenter at one point throughout the day as they couldn’t find the luck on their first bullet so there were 357 entries in total. Day 1c had 99 entries and together with the 213 entries on Day 1a, this means that 669 buy-ins were collected to surpass the ₱50,000,000 prize pool guarantee. In actual fact, the total prize pool has come to ₱64,244,070 ($1,256,428)!

Day 1b had 107 players making it through to Day 2. Claiming the Day 1b chip lead by a chip difference of a mere 5,000 is Hwany Lee with 303,500 from South Korea. He is followed by fellow countryman Jehun Hong with 303,000. Completing the top 5 are Hainan Li, King Sing Lau, and Kosuke Tajima.

The PokerStars Red Dragon Main Event Day 1b Top 5 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Hwany LeeSouth Korea303,500121
2Jehun HongSouth Korea303,000121
3Hainan LiChina251,500101
4King Sing LauChina246,00098
5Kosuke TajimaJapan243,50097

Even though the South Koreans might have taken the lead in the chip counts, if you look further down, you’ll see some of the more familiar Filipino names that rule the poker world. Mike Takayama bagged 225,000 in chips while Florencio Campomanes collected 202,000 in chips. The latter finished as the runner-up in the Super High Roller two days ago and won the APPT Manila Main Event in 2019. Takayama won two events during the Manila Super Series, the Warm-Up and the Main Event. He collected ₱931,800 (approximately $17,700) and the covered PSPC Platinum Pass for the 2019 edition for winning the Main Event.

A Platinum Pass to be Won

What might be even more exciting for some, the first Platinum Pass of 2020 will be given away here in Manila. All players who have made it through, including the online qualifiers who didn't, will be put into the draw for Day 2. A random table will be selected before the start of the day for a flip-out for all players present and the winner will walk away with a Platinum Pass worth around $30,000 for the 2020 PSPC in Barcelona which includes:

▪ Buy-in to the €22,500 PSPC 2020 event
▪ Six nights’ hotel accommodation for two in a five-star hotel
▪ Airport transfers
▪ Bespoke PSPC Merchandise
▪ €1,250 to cover expenses
▪ Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event

Day 1c Recap

Day 1c had 44 players surviving the twelve 20-minute levels that the day featured. Taking the Day 1c chip lead honors is Jun Shi with 164,000 in chips. He is followed by Kai Fu Wong, Melvin Tay, Dong Chen, and Thai Le.

The PokerStars Red Dragon Main Event Day 1c Top 5 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jun ShiChina164,00066
2Kai Fu WongMalaysia158,50063
3Sang Guk ImSouth Korea151,00060
4Melvin TaySingapore135,50054
5Dong ChenChina133,00053

Four former champions have made it through too, Alan Lau (Day 1b), two-time winner Tom Alner, Kenichi Takarabe, and Buyanjargal Bold all have another shot at winning the beautiful Red Dragon trophy.

Day 2 Information

Day 2 will start at 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, January 9 when the 212 surviving players will combine into one field to try to make it to the money stages. The full prize pool details will be announced at the start of Day 2 when Level 13 starts which features a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,500, and a big blind ante of 2,500. Level duration will increase to 60 minutes each and a 15-minute break is scheduled after every two levels. Eight levels of play are planned without a dinner break.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor at the exquisite Okada Manila to bring you all the Day 2 action so make sure to come again!

Tags: Alan LauDong ChenFlorencio CampomanesFu WongJehun HongJun ShiKenichi TakarabeKosuke TajimaMelvin TayMike TakayamaThai LeTom Alner

Day 2 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Jeonggyu ChoSouth Korea145,50058
12Yufei HuiChina140,50056
13Andre LettauGermany38,00015
14Hoang Anh NguyenVietnam83,00033
15George SaludPhilippines159,50064
16Zheng Hao LuSingapore139,00056
17Kunwoo KimSouth Korea65,00026
18Chongxian YangChina55,00022
19Junho HyeonSouth Korea109,50044
21Chi Thinh NguyenVietnam96,50039
22Thomas LeeCanada46,50019
23Marcuss LiowMalaysia116,00046
24Graeme SiowSingapore165,00066
25Xijie SunChina199,50080
26Elan ZakPhilippines48,00019
27Haisheng MaChina83,50033
28Zeyu ZhangChina228,00091
29Xi YangChina188,00075
31Alexis LimPhilippines142,50057
32Deyi YangChina90,00036
33Florencio MatiasPhilippines49,00020
34Xiaotian YangChina57,00023
35Yohwan LimSouth Korea83,50033
36Byambajav BandiMongolia59,50024
37Ning SunChina112,00045
38Anthony GabitanPhilippines65,00026
39Chris ChongSingapore38,00015
41Ceesvin AbdullaSingapore79,00032
42Xiao Ling LiChina61,50025
43Jiang WangChina42,50017
44Alan LauHong Kong196,00078
45Seongsu KongSouth Korea44,50018
46Quang Huy PhamVietnam141,00056
47Joven HuertoPhilippines40,50016
48Yozo NomuraJapan84,50034
49Ngoc Khanh LeVietnam59,00024
51William KangUnited Kingdom186,00074
52Luen Hei KwokHong Kong17,0007
53Alex Xiang Wei LeeSingapore80,00032
54Meian PanChina53,00021
55Meng GuoChina77,00031
56Chulwoo ParkSouth Korea117,00047
57Juyuk ParkSouth Korea30,00012
58Viet Hoang TranVietnam66,00026
59Gerardo LubasPhilippines144,00058
61Iori YogoJapan100,50040
62Piet PapeGermany69,00028
63Huu Dung NguyenVietnam57,00023
64Kanishka SamantIndia53,50021
65Junyeob SongSouth Korea34,50014
66Hiroaki ManabeJapan152,00061
67Ben LaiChina49,00020
68Zi Cheng LowSingapore116,00046
69Edmund LauSingapore59,50024
71Hao ChenChina69,50028
72Xiaofeng JiangChina98,00039
73Florencio CampomanesPhilippines202,00081
74Sang Guk ImSouth Korea151,00060
75Sumit SapraIndia46,50019
76John Dela CruzPhilippines31,00012
77Andres KornGermany81,00032
78Jae Kyung SimSouth Korea51,00020
79Jason Orial OngPhilippines50,50020
81Lester EdocPhilippines221,00088
82Jingzhi WangChina121,00048
83Shang Yan ZhouChina49,00020
84Hainan LiChina251,500101
85Shu WangChina39,50016
86Quan ZhouChina50,00020
87Ting Yi TsaiTaiwan72,50029
88Seungsoo JeonSouth Korea123,50049
89Xin WuChina141,50057
91Jehun HongSouth Korea303,000121
92Shiyu LiChina142,00057
93Hwany LeeSouth Korea303,500121
94Jiansheng ChenChina171,50069
95Yuanchao LiChina79,50032
96Shigeji KusakabeJapan176,00070
97Linh TranCanada110,50044
98Daewoong SongSouth Korea169,50068
99Hao TianChina157,50063
101Ruben ClamaresPhilippines45,50018
102Dingxiang OngSingapore51,50021
103Zhi Qiang QianChina171,50069
104Lei WangChina60,50024
105Hoang Huy NguyenVietnam84,00034
106Rongshan LiChina50,00020
107Leslie TanSingapore75,00030
108Tetsuro TomitaJapan39,50016
109Martin StausholmDenmark91,10036
111Nang Quang NguyenVietnam93,50037
112Szymon WysockiPoland20,5008
113Tom AlnerUnited Kingdom50,00020
114Jin Woo KimUnited States143,00057
115Kyungkun LeeSouth Korea129,50052
116Jose DrilonPhilippines51,50021
117Kenichi TakarabeJapan43,00017
118Duc Trung VuVietnam59,50024
119Minh Duc NguyenVietnam53,00021
121Yonghyun YooSouth Korea60,50024
122Sungwoon ParkSouth Korea25,00010
123Kwangsuk YuhSouth Korea41,00016
124Weiyi ZhangChina50,00020
125Yakai LiChina100,50040
126Tan WijayaIndonesia81,50033
127Jaegwang KimSouth Korea32,50013
128Euryd RiveraPhilippines32,00013
129Duy Tung NguyenVietnam18,5007
131Michael DarryantoIndonesia145,50058
132Haibin YanChina38,50015
133Changhan KimSouth Korea61,50025
134Dong ChenChina133,00053
135Yul MaravillaPhilippines33,50013
136Long MengChina123,00049
137Zejin ShenChina159,50064
138Danxia WangChina68,50027
139Phachara WongwichitThailand106,00042
141Pakinai LisawadThailand80,00032
142Hao JiaoChina66,50027
143Richard MarquezPhilippines110,50044
144Zhining ChenChina28,50011
145Chunqing WangChina91,50037
146Haiyang YangChina22,0009
147Minh Tuan NguyenVietnam113,00045
148Shizi XiaoChina68,00027
149Czardy RiveraPhilippines57,50023
151Ngoc Anh CaoVietnam221,50089
152Yoo Gyeong TaeSouth Korea81,50033
153Sahil AgarwalIndia232,00093
154Sebastian WongSingapore81,00032
155Michael De LeonPhilippines80,50032
156Huidong GuChina71,00028
157Daniel DemickiPoland24,50010
158Gabriel CarterUnited Kingdom72,50029
159Xi WangChina52,00021
161Hwanyoung KimSouth Korea76,00030
162Xixiang LuoChina51,00020
163Kota HiguchiJapan49,50020
164Ofer AssabiIsrael61,00024
165Kian Bing ChanMalaysia47,50019
166Yuanxi ChenSingapore220,50088
167Thai Loc LeVietnam116,50047
168Sparrow CheungHong Kong117,00047
169Qiang TaoCanada47,50019
171Ernesto OuanoPhilippines31,00012
172Anthony AbramAustralia29,50012
173Fang Kai YangTaiwan180,00072
174Pete ChenTaiwan75,00030
175Ankit AhujaIndia79,00032
176Zheng ShiChina223,00089
177Vincent LiHong Kong31,50013
178Dhaval MudgalIndia127,00051
179Rick AmbataPhilippines49,50020
181Fuk On WongHong Kong152,50061
182Jin YongMalaysia168,00067
183Zanzhang WangChina47,50019
184Batnyam ZayabaatarMongolia54,50022
185Seung Yong YiSouth Korea59,50024
186Hyung Sun JungSouth Korea114,50046
187Gen NoseJapan201,50081
188Sandro BruniPhilippines70,00028
189Song WangChina64,50026
191Jun ObaraJapan156,00062
192Meng LiChina5,0002
193Siyoung LeeSouth Korea191,50077
194David ErquiagaPhilippines50,00020
195Paul HongNew Zealand76,50031
196The NaingSingapore160,50064
197Jiakun LiuChina99,50040
198Lei YuChina166,00066
199Clarence NgaySingapore33,00013
201Sang-Yeon HwangSouth Korea109,50044
202Cangsheng NiChina127,00051
203Tao ChenChina87,50035
204Kyung Sik JungSouth Korea42,50017
205Mike TakayamaPhilippines225,00090
206Terry GonzagaPhilippines78,00031
207Frederick HernandezPhilippines35,00014
208Jongyoung MoonSouth Korea28,00011
209Victor ChongMalaysia138,00055
211Jesse RiveraUnited States4,0002
212Melvin TaySingapore135,50054
213Donghyun KimSouth Korea67,00027
214Ryan YuCanada199,50080
215Yosuke IwataJapan106,00042
217Jingxiang OngSingapore94,50038
218Bolei ZhangChina28,50011
219Huu Tuan NguyenVietnam135,50054
221Xin WangChina59,50024
223Oerjan SkommoNorway53,00021
224Kosuke TajimaJapan243,50097
225Tsun Ming ChanHong Kong32,00013
226Jun ShiChina164,00066
227Boon Seng AngSingapore41,50017
228Qianyi HuChina66,50027
229Yuexin WangChina46,50019
231Buyanjargal BoldMongolia54,00022
232Daming ZhangChina35,00014
233Jinho HongSouth Korea174,50070
234Natalie TehMalaysia100,00040
236Guo Liang WeiChina78,00031
237William ChanHong Kong19,0008
238Lehua KuangChina120,00048
239Chao LiuChina86,00034
241King Sing LauHong Kong246,00098
242Kai Fu WongMalaysia158,50063
243Ying Kit ChanHong Kong100,00040
244Lisa TanSingapore146,50059
245John TechPhilippines89,00036
246Yue LiuChina58,00023
247Yinjie JinChina94,50038
249Dongkyoon SeoSouth Korea106,50043

Day 1c End-of-Day Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Jun Shi CN
Jun Shi
CN 164,000 164,000
Kai Fu Wong MY
Kai Fu Wong
MY 158,500 158,500
Sang Guk Im KR
Sang Guk Im
KR 151,000
Melvin Tay sg
Melvin Tay
sg 135,500 135,500
Dong Chen cn
Dong Chen
cn 133,000 133,000
Thai Le sg
Thai Le
sg 116,500 116,500
Nang Quang Nguyen vn
Nang Quang Nguyen
vn 93,500 93,500
Deyi Yang CN
Deyi Yang
CN 90,000
John Tech ph
John Tech
ph 89,000 89,000
Hoang Huy Nguyen VN
Hoang Huy Nguyen
VN 84,000 84,000
Michael De Leon PH
Michael De Leon
PH 80,500
Ceesvin Abdulla SG
Ceesvin Abdulla
SG 79,000 79,000
Ankit Ahuja in
Ankit Ahuja
in 79,000 79,000
Hwanyoung Kim KR
Hwanyoung Kim
KR 76,000
Ting Yi Tsai tw
Ting Yi Tsai
tw 72,500 72,500
Shizi Xiao CN
Shizi Xiao
CN 68,000 68,000
Viet Hoang Tran VN
Viet Hoang Tran
VN 66,000
Kunwoo Kim KR
Kunwoo Kim
KR 65,000
Song Wang CN
Song Wang
CN 64,500
Xiao Ling Li CN
Xiao Ling Li
CN 61,500 61,500
Lei Wang cn
Lei Wang
cn 60,500
Duc Trung Vu VN
Duc Trung Vu
VN 59,500
Byambajav Bandi MN
Byambajav Bandi
MN 59,500
Yue Liu cn
Yue Liu
cn 58,000
Batnyam Zayabaatar MN
Batnyam Zayabaatar
MN 54,500

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Last Six Hands

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

The tournament clock has been paused in Day 1c and the players need to play six more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2.

Day 1c Registration Closed

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

The registration period for Day 1c has closed with 99 entries to bring the total number of entries for the Main Event up to 669. This has created a total prize pool of ₱64,244,070 ($1,256,428). The full prize pool details will be announced on Day 2.

Day 1c Update

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

With two levels left to register or reenter, the tournament clock is showing that there are 91 entries for Day 1c with 77 players remaining.

Day 1b End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Hwany Lee kr
Hwany Lee
kr 303,500 103,500
Jehun Hong cn
Jehun Hong
cn 303,000 3,000
Hainan Li CN
Hainan Li
CN 251,500 61,500
King Sing Lau HK
King Sing Lau
HK 246,000 46,000
Kosuke Tajima jp
Kosuke Tajima
jp 243,500 43,500
Zeyu Zhang CN
Zeyu Zhang
CN 228,000 -2,000
Mike Takayama ph
Mike Takayama
ph 225,000 -25,000
Ngoc Anh Cao vn
Ngoc Anh Cao
vn 221,500 21,500
Yuanxi Chen SG
Yuanxi Chen
SG 220,500 220,500
Florencio Campomanes ph
Florencio Campomanes
ph 202,000 -18,000
Xijie Sun CN
Xijie Sun
CN 199,500 -500
Alan Lau hk
Alan Lau
hk 196,000 66,000
Siyoung Lee kr
Siyoung Lee
kr 191,500 -48,500
Xi Yang cn
Xi Yang
cn 188,000 -22,000
William Kang gb
William Kang
gb 186,000 12,000
Fang Kai Yang TW
Fang Kai Yang
TW 180,000 116,000
Jinho Hong kr
Jinho Hong
kr 174,500 174,500
Jin Yong MY
Jin Yong
MY 168,000 43,000
Graeme Siow sg
Graeme Siow
sg 165,000 165,000
Zejin Shen CN
Zejin Shen
CN 159,500 159,500
George Salud PH
George Salud
PH 159,500 159,500
Hao Tian cn
Hao Tian
cn 157,500 2,500
Fuk On Wong CN
Fuk On Wong
CN 152,500 152,500
Hiroaki Manabe JP
Hiroaki Manabe
JP 152,000 44,500
Michael Darryanto ID
Michael Darryanto
ID 145,500 145,500

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Play Ended

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

Play has ended for Day 1b. Day 1c is still ongoing with 88 entries.

The full chip counts and recap are to follow.

Lu Cracks Kings by Hitting Quads

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

Emmanuel Segismundo raised from the middle position and Zheng Hao Lu three-bet in the big blind when action was folded to him. Segismundo responded with a shove and Lu called with the bigger stack.

Emmanuel Segismundo: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Zheng Hao Lu: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} for Lu to flop quads immediately to eliminate Segismundo.

Zheng Hao Lu SG
Zheng Hao Lu
SG 130,000 21,000
Emmanuel Segismundo PH
Emmanuel Segismundo
PH Busted

Tags: Emmanuel SegismundoZheng Hao Lu