|2||Enrico De Rosa||Italy||965,000|
|3||Lam Cheuk “Nam Jai”||Hong Kong||520,000|
|5||Czar Ian Marcos||Philippines||685,000|
|7||Thomas Ward||New Zealand||1,100,000|
|8||Thijs Hilberts||Netherlands||eliminated 8th|
Moe jiggy added more to his stack after taking it down two pots. The first one saw him raise from cutoff to 50k called by big blind Enrico De Rosa. On the flop 4♦ A♠ 5♦, De Rosa checked, Moe jiggy c-bet 40k, called by De Rosa. On the turn 5♥ and river 2♦, both checked. De Rosa had A♦ 8♠, Moe jiggy had A♥ J♣ better kicker.
Four hands later, utg Thomas Ward raised to 50k, Moe jiggy defended on the big blind. At the flop 4♣ 5♠ J♦, Ward c-bet 47k, Moe jiggy check-called. On the turn 9♥ and river J♥, no bets. Moe jiggy showed 3♥ 4♦ pair, Ward mucked.
On just the third hand of the final 8 came the first casualty. Action opened with utg player Thijs Hilberts raising to 50k, acting next was Ahmed Ibrahimi who three-bet to 145k, back to Hilberts with a four-bet all in, snap-called by Ibrahimi.
Hilberts J♦ J♣
Ibrahimi A♠ K♥
The board ran well for Ibrahimi Q♦ K♠ A♣ 5♦ K♣ to crush Hilberts pair. Hilberts exited in 8th place for Php 387,300.
From utg, Thomas Ward opened for 50k and found four callers to the flop J♣ 10♦ 7♥. Everyone checked and the turn came A♦. Two checks, Ward bet 105k, called only by Thijs HIlberts. On the river 5♥, Ward bet again, this time 185k, Hilberts called. Ward had A♥ 10♥ two pair, Hilberts mucked.
The first hand saw chip leader Moe jiggy raise from utg to 50k, called by three players to see a flop K♥ 3♣ 10♣. Everyone checked to the cutoff Lam Cheuk who shoved, no callers to take it down.
And they are off! The race to the Championships Event title and the Php 3,098,400 first prize begins! Good luck to all the players!