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Day 1b completed

Day 1B Officially Over

Day 1B is now officially finished as the 60 or so remaining players are all bagging their chips.

The current chip leader is Burenjargal Badamsuren, who is around 175,000, while Andrew Gaw has almost 127,000.

Meanwhile, Ricky Foo, William Zulueta, and Christina Agustin are all hovering around 100,000.

Notable counts:

Burenjargal Badamsuren 174,900
Andrew Gaw 128,000
Reynaldo Concepcion 110,800
Cristina Agustin 110,000
Richie Chua 106,000
Paul Laddaron 99,100
Fou Yong Cheung 96,700
William Zulueta 91,800
Joshua Rivera 91,000
Eric Sia 73,400
Kirby Te 57,300

Check back again tomorrow for live updates from Day 1C!

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Phillip Abadilla Makes Last Minute Double-Up

Phillip Abadilla
Phillip Abadilla
Phillip Abadilla will be walking out the door a happy man.

On the very last hand at his table before the chips were bagged, he raised pre-flop to 4,000 and was re-raised all-in by another player.

He immediately called, turning over {q-?}{q-?} against the {j-?}{j-?} of his opponent.

A queen on the flop cemented the win for Abadilla and he will return on Sunday with a stack of 44,000.

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Cowboys Double Up Hanjun Hak

Pre-flop, Hanjun Hak goes all-in for 52,000 from the big blind. The remaining player in late position stared at him for a long time and finally made the call.

Hanjun showed {k-?}{k-?} while his opponent turned over {k-?}{q-?}.

Flop: {2-Clubs}{9h{9-Spades}

The turn {10-Spades} and river {3-Hearts} doubled up Hanjun to more than 105,000.

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Aces Give Kirby Te a Boost

Kirby Te
Kirby Te
From the button, Kirby Te raised all-in with his remaining 14,200 in chips and was called by the small blind.

Kirby: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Small blind: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Kirby had the upper hand with pocket aces and did not relinquish the lead when the board ran out {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

He is now up to almost 30,000 in chips.

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Richie Chua Busts Out Sam Peralta

Richie Chua
Richie Chua
After a series of raises led to both players going all-in pre-flop, Richie Chua flipped over {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs} while Sam showed {a-Spades}{9-Spades}.

The flop of {3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} hit both players but put his opponent ahead.

The turn of {7-Diamonds} brought nothing; however, the {8-Diamonds} that came on the river gave him trips and knocked Sam out of the tournament.

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Christina Continues to Build Her Stack

Christina Agustin
Christina Agustin
Christina Agustin has just built up her stack by winning a big pot.

Pre-flop, the cutoff raised to 4,000 and she made it 10,000 to go. Her opponent called and they saw the flop of {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, which both players checked.

The turn came the {7-Spades}. Christina bet 11,000 and the cutoff called.

The river was the {4-Clubs} and she bet another 11,000. This time, the other player folded, awarding her the pot.

She is now up to more than 91,000 in chips.

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Marino Filart Doubles Up

Marino Filart
Marino Filart
Retired general Marino Filart has boosted his stack after a double-up.

Pre-flop, Andrew Gaw raised to 4,000 only to have someone from middle position go all-in. Filart, who was the small blind, called while Andrew got out of the way.

Filart: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Middle position player: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} to boost Filart's chips to more than 43,000.

Meanwhile, "short-stacked" would probably be an understatement for the other player, who is left with only 200 in chips.

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