Main Event Day 1B of the APT Manila 2017 at Winford Hotel & Casino drew a bigger crowd than the opening flight with 48 players heating up the felt. By the end of the scheduled 8 rounds, Filipino player Anton Del Rosario emerged as the leader with 134,100 in chips.
Unlike many of the players, Del Rosario was one of the last ones to jump into the game. By then, China’s Jin Bo was the clear leader followed by USA’s Marcel McGray. Both of these players were on their second bullet – and making it count – having busted out in Day 1A.
Entering the last two levels of the game, Del Rosario began to pace the leaders, picking up another stack of yellows to match his starting stack. When the last level of the day came around, Bo still held a small lead but after he doubled up Tomoyasu Arai, he evened up with multiple players.
The last hand of the day saw Del Rosario four-bet the pot to take down a sizable amount of chips and sneak into the leader’s seat. Other notable players making it through were Kosei Ichinose, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, Gary Thompson, and past APT Main Event champion Iori Yogo.
Day 1B survivors will merge with the 17 remaining players of Day 1A tomorrow at 1pm for Day 2. For the complete list of qualifiers and their chip counts, click here.
Top 5 leaders of Day 1B
Anton Del Rosario – Philippines – 134,100
Yohei Miura – Japan – 131,700
Marcel McGray – USA – 130,400
William Ysmael – Philippines – 129,300
Jin Bo – China – 124,600
Carlo Calingasan wins the NLH One Day event
Filipino player Carlo Calingasan picked up the seventh side event trophy of the festival after besting the 37 player field at the No Limit Hold’em One Day event. Calingasan earned the PHP 71,800 first place purse out of the PHP 179,400 prize pool and landed a qualifying spot into the Game of Champions. Recap below.
After the field compressed down to the official final table, the 8 remaining players moved to the RFID feature table. You can catch all the action in the APT Twitch station or the APT YouTube channel. For now, we’ll give you some of the thrilling highlights after the fall of Filipino Anthony Castro in 5th place. Castro was eliminated by Japan’s Ken Okada and collected the first payout of the event.
Soon after the bust out, Okada took charge of the felt and proceeded to rail Paul Cha in 4th place. Cha had A-8 and Okada with A-K. The board bricked and it was sayonara for Cha. With this scoop, Okada was way ahead in chips against his two opponents, Calingasan and Jonathan Lee. Calingasan narrowed the gap a bit after taking down Lee in 3rd place. Lee was all in with A♠ 8♠ and Calingasan smooth-called with K♦ Q♠. The board ran Q♥ 3♦ 9♦ 2♣ K♥ for a winning two pair to Calingasan.
Entering the heads up round, it was roughly a 60/40 match up with Okada holding the lead. The first showdown between them saw a flop of 3♥ 4♣ 5♠ and a limped pot in the middle. Calingasan had 4♥ 2♦ pair /draw and Okada with 5♥ 3♣ two pair. The J♦ turn was no help to Calingasan but the 6♠ was exactly what he needed to complete a straight and double up.
With the chip lead now flipped, the second showdown saw Okada move all in with 8-8 and Calingasan snap-called with A-9 suited. The board bricked and Okada doubled up but was still behind in chips.
The final hand arrived with all the chips in on a turn board of 10♠ 6♦ Q♥ 9♥. Okada with A♥ A♦ and Calingasan with 8♥ 7♦. Okada was drawing dead and Calingasan claimed the title.
1st Carlo Calingasan – Philippines – PHP 71,800
2nd Ken Okada – Japan – PHP 44,900
3rd Jonathan Lee – PHP 26,900
4th Paul Cha – PHP 19,700
5th Anthony Castro – Philippines – PHP 16,100