Plugged In
Plugged In
Day 2 completed

Final Table Chip Counts

Here are the chip counts heading into tomorrow's final table which starts at 5pm:

Mark Pagsuyuin - 241,000
Mark Benasa - 566,000
Ron Regis - 305,000
Marvin Tavora - 334,000
Norbert Koh - 868,000
Bong Gloria - 627,000
Auts Garcia - 8,000
Leslie Tan - 939,000
George Lim - 438,000

See you at 5pm

We Have a Final Table!

Arvy Trinidad
Arvy Trinidad
We've just have a huge hand unfold here in Day 2.

Pre-flop, we had three players all-in: Bong Gloria, Arvy Trinidad, and Joel Melchor.

Bong: {q-?}{q-?}
Arvy: {4-?}{4-?}
Joel: {a-?}{j-?}

The board blanked out with {3-?}{6-?}{3-?}{2-?}{7-?} to send Arvy and Joel to the rail.

Arvy, who had the bigger stack, exits in 10th with Php 11,000 in prize money.

Joel, meanwhile, wins Php 10,000 for finishing 11th.

Tags: Arvy TrinidadJoel MelchorBong Gloria


Players Return from the Break

Flashing the cash
Flashing the cash
Players are now returning to their seats after the short break.

In the meantime, here's a shot of the cash box, which is out on the tournament floor.

As tournament director Lloyd Fontillas said, "We don't give checks here at the TPC!"

3 Way All In

Lito Gloria
Lito Gloria
Pre flop three players had pushed all in and Arvy Trinidad was the player with the most chips and the best hand.

Arvyt {k-?}{k-?}
Lito Gloria {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Button {a-Spades}{j-Spades}

The board came {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} giving all the players something but the turn sealed it for the ace king suited when the {9-Hearts}.

The pot was shipped to Lito Gloria leaving Arvy short stacked and the player on the button out.

Tags: Arvy TrinidadLito Gloria

Ivan Dee Choco Out in 15th Place (Php 8,000)

Ivan Dee Choco
Ivan Dee Choco
With his stack running low at 43,000, Ivan Dee Choco pushed all-in with {a-?}{q-?} and got two callers.

Both of those players checked the {q-?}{j-?}{10-?}. When the turn came {8-?}, Mark Benasa bet 100,000 and was re-raised to 250,000 by the other player.

Mark folded and the other player showed {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for the straight.

Ivan still had outs for the nut straight but it never came as a {6-?} landed on the river.

We are now down to 14 players.

Tags: Ivan Dee ChocoMark Benasa