One player got in for the cheap investment, another joined for sheer thrill. At the end of the day, both found themselves on top of the A Million Rush to the APT event at the Metro Card Club in Pasig City.
Chasing cash and seats, it was the chip leader from Day 1A, Sherwin Alda, who got the first-place finish. Alda, a casual cash game player who decided to join the tournament because of the low buy-in amount, earned himself a seat to the APT Philippines 2010 main event as well as Php 300,000 in cash.
With the final table consisting mainly of relatively unknown players, it was apt that another unheralded player finished behind the champion. Jason Ong, who initially did not intend to play in the tournament, ended up at second place to bring home Php 160,000.
Aside from the cash, Ong and two other players, Emmanuel Segismundo (3rd place) and Luis Bernardo (4th place) also joined Alda in securing seats.
Each APT Philippines 2010 main event seat is worth approximately US $2,700. APT Philippines 2010 will be held from August 23 to 29 at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines.
The defending APT Philippines champion is none other than the Metro Card Club's Neil Arce, who won US $185,000 for finishing first in last year's event.
Final Table Results:
1st - Sherwin Alda (Php 300,000 + APT Seat)
2nd - Jason Ong (Php 160,000 + APT Seat)
3rd - Eman Segismundo (Php 90,000 + APT Seat)
4th - Luis Bernardo (Php 48,000 + APT Seat)
5th - Oliver Cristobal (Php 39,000)
6th - Harvey Ty (Php 30,000)
7th - Onofre De Guzman (Php 24,000)
8th - Francis Adornado (Php 18,000)
9th - Kartman Paul Tolenada (Php 15,000)
*Main photo courtesy of Jerome Cruz/Metro Card Club
The Metro Card Club is located at the Metrowalk complex in Pasig City, Philippines. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.
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