Red Dragon Manila: Campomanes Ships the Main Event, Sapra Scores in the Red Dragon Poker Challenge; 4 Indians Make Day 2 in ₱250K High Roller

Florencio Campomanes, Sumit Sapra & Dhaval Mudgal
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly January 11, 2020
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The inaugural PokerStars LIVE Red Dragon Manila has been a fantastic one for Philippines’ Florencio Campomanes! After finishing runner-up in the ₱500,000 Red Dragon Super High Roller for ₱3,599,000, Campomanes went on to become the first player to claim a Platinum Pass in 2020 after he won a Flipout contest. The poker pro has added yet another accolade to his list of achievements by taking down the ₱110K Main Event ₱50 Million GTD for an impressive ₱13,815,070!

Joining Campomanes on the podium was Meng Guo, who emerged victorious in the ₱60,000 Red Dragon Poker Challenge, becoming the first female winner of the Red Dragon Manila Series. She also clinched her career-first PokerStars LIVE title along with first-place prize money of ₱3,059,900.

Team India has also continued its thundering performance at the series. APL Ambassador Sumit Sapra posted a 19th place finish in the Red Dragon Poker Challenge for ₱166,000 (~₹2.33 Lakhs).

Meanwhile, four Indian contenders, namely Dhaval Mudgal (199,000), Ankit Ahuja (128,000), Kanishka Samant (109,000), and Sahil Agarwal (108,000), also made Day 2 of ₱250,000 Red Dragon High Roller. In fact, Mudgal bagged the seventh-largest stack among the 33 Day 1 survivors, while Malaysian player Natalie Teh emerged as the end-of-day chip leader with 582,500 chips.

 

110K Main Event ₱50 Million GTD – Day 3

The final nine players returned for the third and final day of the ₱110K Main Event led by Xijie Sun.

Florencio Campomanes and Zejin Shen rounded out the top three stacks.

Final Table Chip Counts

1. Xijie Sun – 6,550,000

2. Florencio Campomanes – 3,305,000

3. Zejin Shen – 2,300,000

4. Yufei Hui – 1,630,000

5. Andres Korn – 1,565,000

6. Tetsuro Tomita – 1,435,000

7. Gerardo Lubas – 1,255,000

8. Martin Stausholm – 1,225,000

9. Tao Chen – 810,000

PokerStars LIVE Red Dragon Manila Main Event Final Table
PokerStars LIVE Red Dragon Manila Main Event Final Table

 

Final Table Recap

Andres Korn was the first player on the final table to hit the rail, and he was followed out by Denmark’s Martin Stausholm in eighth place.

Chinese players Yufei Hui and Xijie Sun were next to depart in seventh and sixth places, respectively.

Filipino Gerardo Lubas Jr. busted out in fifth place, while Tao Chen was eliminated in fourth place.

Zejin Shen‘s third-place exit set up the heads-up clash between Florencio Campomanes and Tetsuro Tomita. The former held a commanding 8:1 chip lead against his Japanese rival. Though Tomita fought hard, even securing two doubles ups, it wasn’t enough to bring him the title, which was eventually claimed by Campomanes.

On the final hand, Campomanes jammed with and Tomita called with his last 1 Million, holding . The runout gave Campomanes a rivered full house to clinch the title and the ₱13,815,070 up top!

Florencio Campomanes
Florencio Campomanes

Final Table Results (PHP)

1. Florencio Campomanes – ₱13,815,070

2. Tetsuro Tomita – ₱8,557,000

3. Zejin Shen – ₱5,300,000

4. Tao Chen – ₱4,015,000

5. Gerardo Lubas Jr. – ₱2,730,000

6. Xijie Sun – ₱2,088,000

7. Yufei Hui – ₱1,735,000

8. Martin Stausholm – ₱1,445,000

9. Andres Korn – ₱1,221,000

 

60,000 Red Dragon Poker Challenge

Running from January 9 to 10, the ₱60,000 buy-in Red Dragon Poker Challenge attracted 376 entries, generating a prize pool of ₱19,694,880.

Trouncing the field to become the first female champion of the Red Dragon Manila Series was China’s Meng Guo. She claimed her first PokerStars LIVE title and the trophy, along with a ₱3,059,900 payday.

Meng Guo
Meng Guo

Indian pro and APL Ambassador Sumit Sapra also ran deep in the event, picking up a 19th place finish for ₱166,000 (~₹2.33 Lakhs).

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

Final Table Results (PHP)

1. Meng Guo – ₱3,059,900

2. Richard Marquez – ₱3,148,200

3. Duc Trung Vu – ₱2,937,400

4. Soo Jo Kim – ₱1,394,500

5. Vincent Li – ₱1,030,000

6. Jeonggyu Cho – ₱833,000

7. Huu Dung Nguyen – ₱636,000

8. John Dela Cruz – ₱537,500

9. Minh Duc Nguyen – ₱449,000

 

250,000 Red Dragon High Roller – Day 1

The first day of the two-day-long ₱250,000 Red Dragon High Roller drew 101 entrants, creating ₱23,022,950 in the prize pool kitty. The top 13 spots are slated to finish in the money and will receive a min-cash of ₱460,000. The winner will walk away with a top prize of ₱6,112,000.

It seems like women players were dominating the day at the Red Dragon Manila Series as Malaysia’s Natalie Teh bagged the overnight chip lead with a stack of 582,500. She will be leading the 33 Day 1 survivors to Day 2.

Natalie Teh
Natalie Teh

Team India’s Dhaval Mudgal has also made it into the top ten stacks at the end of Day 1 and will return on Day 2 with the seventh-largest stack of 199,000.

Dhaval Mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal

Fellow countrymen Ankit Ahuja (128,000), Kanishka Samant (109,000) and Sahil Agarwal (108,000), also bagged up for Day 2.

Ankit Ahuja, Kanishka Samant & Sahil Agarwal
Ankit Ahuja, Kanishka Samant & Sahil Agarwal

Sumit Sapra had also participated in Day 1 but failed to qualify for Day 2.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1

1. Natalie Teh – 582,500

2. Ngoc Anh Cao – 328,500

3. Hwany Lee – 311,500

4. Chongxian Yang – 301,000

5. Andres Korn – 244,000

6. Kannapong Thanarattrakul – 209,000

7. Dhaval Mudgal – 199,000

8. Sparrow Cheung – 197,000

9. Zhiqiang Qian – 170,000

10. Junyeob Song – 165,000

 

30,000 DeepStack NLH Single Re-Entry – Day 1A & 1B

Day 1A

The starting flight of the ₱30,000 DeepStack NLH Single Re-Entry pulled in 72 entries, and only nine players made it through to Day 2, with China’s Yuwen Pan grabbing the pole position.

End of Day 1A Chip Counts

1. Yuwen Pan – 447,000

2. Jaycee Lazo – 370,000

3. Zeyu Zhang – 356,000

4. Iori Yogo – 217,000

5. Wayne Zhang – 205,000

6. Tung Lin Tsai – 198,000

7. Tianhong Su – 159,000

8. Quan Zhou – 148,000

9. Sin Ren Chen – 74,000

 

Day 1B

The second starting flight, Day 1B, took place the same day, but at a later start time of 7 PM. Another 74 participants were clocked in for Day 1B, and Filipino pro David Erquiaga accumulated the biggest stack of 492,000 among the nine survivors.

End of Day 1B Chip Counts

1. David Erquiaga – 492,000

2. Kun Han Lee – 327,000

3. Gabriel Fung – 312,000

4. Meneleo Gloria – 310,000

5. Sang-Yeon Hwang – 230,000

6. Li Yang Hsu – 212,000

7. Kim Enriquez – 177,000

8. Jae Kyung Sim – 96,000

9. Lester Timonera – 64,000

 

A total of 146 runners (Day 1A – 72 and day 1B – 74) were logged in for the event, resulting in a prize pool collection of ₱3,823,740. Day 1B chip leader Erquiaga will headline the 18 survivors to Day 2, and the eventual winner is expected to bank a top prize worth ₱974,740.

Top 10 Chip Counts For Day 2

1. David Erquiaga – 492,000

2. Yuwen Pan – 447,000

3. Jaycee Lazo – 370,000

4. Zeyu Zhang – 356,000

5. Kun Han Lee – 327,000

6. Gabriel Hou Hin Fung – 312,000

7. Meneleo Gloria – 310,000

8. Sang-Yeon Hwang – 230,000

9. Iori Yogo – 217,000

10. Li Yang Hsu – 212,000

Content & Images Courtesy: PokerStars LIVE

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