WPT Philippines: Christopher Mateo leads Flight 5 of All Bankrolls Kickoff
One of the prestigious poker series around the world, the latest World Poker Tour (WPT) edition is back in Philippines hosting a 12-day prolonged series from 6 to 17 February 2020 at Okada Manila. The series commenced with the first event All Bankrolls Kickoff, a six-flight tournament.
Starting on 6 Feb, the entire tournament gathered 237 entries and the field was dominated by the host country. Advertising a guarantee of PHP 5 million the prize pool sits around PHP 2.4 million, looming with an overlay but one flight still remains. Out of this pretty decent field, only a small chunk of 16 players remain, advancing to Day 2.
The first flight saw Japan’s Naoki Koshikawa amassing the largest stack of 355,000 conquering a field of 53 entries with runner paying PHP 5,000 buy-in. The second flight kicked off at 7 pm on 6 Feb with 39 players pouncing on the field and Korea’s Kunwoo Kim accumulated an impressive stack of 531,000.
PHP 5,000 was the buy-in to enter flight 3 on 7 Feb at 12:30 pm local time which pulled out a total of 32 players and the native player Renniel Galvez acquired the maximum stack of 320,000 chips. Flight 4 and 5 also took place the same day with Terry Gonzaga possessing 488,000 chips powering through a field of 39 entries and Christopher Mateo bagging a massive 697,000 chips after outlasting 74 players, respectively.
Mateo is running to grab his first 2020 title, sitting 13th in Philippine’s all-time money list, he is recorded to have championed the 2019 APT Vietnam Monster Stack. The chip leader earned his career-best after taking down the 2019 APT Philippines Main Event for $83,842
Flight 5 top 9 chip counts:
- Christopher Mateo – 697,000
- Euryd Rivera – 444,000
- Royly Emir Oracion – 340,000
- Michael Durik – 323,000
- Michael De Leon – 307,000
- Koki Takeishi – 273,000
- Joseph Ty Sia – 261,000
- Ryan Peter Malangen – 226,000
- Rick Jason Ambata – 90,000
Day 2 of the All Bankrolls Kickoff is scheduled to commence tomorrow, 9 Feb 2020 at 12:30 pm local time. For the latest updates on poker industry news and tournament updates, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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|WPT Philippines 2020||6 Feb - 17 Feb||PHP 80,000|
|Adda52 Online Poker Series (AOPS)||7 Feb - 16 Feb||INR 11,000|
|Triton Poker Jeju 2020||10 Feb - 22 Feb||HKD 1,000,000|
|APL Da Nang 2020||19 Feb - 28 Feb||VND 25,300,000|
|AJPC Asia Millions Poker Championship||21 Feb - 24 Feb||KRW 2,500,000|
|Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan 2020||4 Mar - 15 Mar||TWD 33,000|