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Day 1b completed

Day 1B Ends, Marathon Day Expected Tomorrow


After ten levels of play here at the Metro Card Club, Day 1B of the FPT's Php 5 Million Guaranteed tournament is now finished.

A total of 330 players entered the day but only about 138 remain. Leading the way is Yul Maravilla, who has been running well on Table 6 all throughout the day.

It looks like it'll be a marathon Day 2 tomorrow when the remaining field of about 276 come together and play to the final day.

Day 2 starts tomorrow at 1:00 pm. See you all then!

Yul Maravilla 161,000 6,000
Ed Marcelo 138,000 -32,000
Richard Mari 111,000 -4,000
Ramil Tandoc 77,000
Don Carmona 43,000

Michael Boling Hits a Buzzer Beater

Michael Boling
Michael Boling

With Day 1B already at its end, Michael Boling sneaked in a last-minute double-up to put himself in decent position heading into Day 2.

On a board of {6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, a player in middle position bet out for 5,000 and Michael made the call.

When the river {10-Diamonds} came, all hell broke loose. Michael fired out 3,700, and the other player decided to shove all-in. Michael made the call and the cards were tabled.

Michael: {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Opponent: {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Michael's jack-high diamond flush was without a doubt the best hand as his opponent could only muster up pocket fives.

With the win, he is now at 29,000 in chips.

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Not Too Late for Andy


Andy Uy has just doubled up in the last few hands of today's tournament.

We got to the action after the flop {6-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}.

The small blind made it 3,200 to go which got a call from Andy in middle position.

Turn: {k-Clubs}

This time, Andy led out for 4,000 which the small blind obliged.

River: {a-Diamonds}

The small blind, with a larger stack than Andy, pushed all in. Andy made the call with his remaining 6,100.

Both players had made hands on the flop as Andy's {q-Spades}{10-Spades} had a flush which dominated the small blind's straight through his {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

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Joseph Takes One Out

Joseph Lacap
Joseph Lacap

Joseph Lacap has added one more player to today's list of bust outs.

Pre-flop, Joseph raised to 2,500 from middle position. The cut off then moved all in for 30,800. The rest of the table folded except for Joseph who went into the tank but eventually made the call.

Cut off: {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Joseph was able to make two pairs through a board which showed {4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{j-Spades} and lessened the players going to Day 2.

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Genghis Khan Chips Up

Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan

Pre-flop, Genghis Khan made it 4,000 to go from the cut off. The big blind was the lone caller.

Flop: {K-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Genghis again led out for 4,000 which the big blind again called.

Turn: {k-Spades}

Genghis moved all in after a check from the big blind. The chips were moved in Ganghis' direction after the big blind folded.

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Another One Bites The Dust

Erlieck Factor
Erlieck Factor

It's the stretch run here in Level 10 and another player has been knocked out from the tournament.

Pre-flop, Jason Morris got the rest of his short stack in with {a-Spades}{10-Spades} but would need a some lucky cards against his Erlieck Factor's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}.

The flop came {a-}{j-}{q-}, giving both players a shot at the nut straight. The turn and river blanked out, though, and Jason goes to the rail with the day about to end.

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Ronald's Boat Runs Over Clubs


Over on Table 11, two players got their stacks in pre-flop and both made big hands by the time the board had been dealt.

Ronald Pecaoco: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Opponent: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades}, giving Ronald the full house - just enough to beat his opponent's club flush and sending the all-in player to the rail.

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Rodel Takes One Out


Another player has been busted out of the tournament, this time courtesy of Rodel Cameros.

On a flop of {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}, a player in middle position bet 4,500 and Rodel raised to 9,500. The player called and they saw the turn.

Turn: {3-Hearts}

On the turn, both players got their stacks in with Rodel's 37,000 or so covering the other playe's 28,600.

Rodel showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, which was better than the {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} that his opponent showed.

The river bricked out and another player gets sent to the rail.

Rodel, meanwhile, is now at almost 80,000.

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