2023 Poker Dream Manila

Super High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 Poker Dream Manila

Final Results
Winning Hand
6,170,000 PHP
Event Info
500,000 PHP
Prize Pool
18,154,500 PHP
Level Info
100,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Doddapaneni Leads 15 Survivors After Day 1 of the 2023 Poker Dream Manila Super High Roller

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

The second most expensive tournament of the 2023 Poker Dream Manila stop at the Newport World Resorts Integrated Resort in Metro Manila took place alongside the conclusion of the Short Deck Ante-Only Super High Roller and kicked off with a delay of around two hours. Once the first five players were seated, the field steadily grew throughout the scheduled 11 levels of 40 minutes each as 27 entries emerged in the PHP 500,000 ($9,174) Super High Roller.

When the final river card was dealt, only 15 players still had chips at their disposal and Sriharsha Doddapaneni from India emerged as the chip leader with 1,691,000. That represents more than three times the starting stack of 500,000, a feat which Wai Loon Ng (1,470,000) and Fei Chen (1,435,000) narrowly missed.

Other big stacks belong to William Teoh (1,316,000) and Lester Edoc (1,300,000), while notable Day 1 survivors also include Gary Thompson, Takashi Ogura, Poker Dream founder and Short Deck Super High Roller champion Winfred Yu, as well as Wai Kiat Lee.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sriharsha DoddapaneniIndia1,691,000113
2Wai Loon NgMalaysia1,470,00098
3Fei ChenChina1,435,00096
4William TeohPhilippines1,316,00088
5Lester EdocPhilippines1,300,00087
6Gary ThompsonIreland955,00064
7Ajitpal SinghSingapore950,00063
8Takashi OguraJapan794,00053
9Eng Soon EweMalaysia743,00050
10Lun LoonMalaysia664,00044

Among those to depart were the likes of Eng Siang Ewe, Florencio Campomanes, Xiaoling Li, Jun Wah Yap, and Wei Hsiang Yeu. They may all jump again as the late registration remains open for the first three levels on Day 2, which is slated to get underway at 1pm local time in the grand ballroom. The blinds in level 12 will be 10,000-15,000 with a big blind ante of 15,000 and that still gives all entrants more than 30 big blinds to compete with.

The PokerNews live reporting team will pick up the action as of Day 2 and until a winner has been crowned. Furthermore, after the first break, the cards-up coverage will also become available on the Poker Dream Facebook page as well.

Tags: Eng Siang EweFlorencio CampomanesGary ThompsonJun Wah YapLester EdocSriharsha DoddapaneniTakashi OguraWai Kiat LeeWei Hsiang YeuWilliam TeohWinfred YuXiaoling Li