Empire 1M Guaranteed APT Experience Day 1B is done here at the Empire Poker Sports Club. From the 105 players who registered today, 38 players will advance to Day 2 set on Sunday.
Boy Emerson Tan is our chip leader with 107,200. When the staff is done bagging and tagging, we’ll update our Chip Counts tab. For today’s recap, make sure you visit our front page.
Day 1C is scheduled tomorrow at 5PM.
With the final hand dealt at his table, George Lim from early position shoved his stack for over 24,000!
One player sitting next to him, tanked for a bit and considered his options (at this point, George borrowed the Oversized-Funky-Glasses from the other table). The player then folded.
Four other players folded the action to Jay Tolon, who also tanked for a bit (at this point, George was still using the Oversized-Funky-Glasses and now asking for water from the waiters as well, jokingly saying: “I asked for water since Level 8 and it’s still not here!”). Tolon would eventually fold.
When action went to Vic de Guzman, he also tanked for quite a time (at this point, George in Oversized-Funky-Glasses, no water and everyone watching now, says to Vic: “Call call! I don’t want to bring a short stack to Day 2!).
De Guzman would eventually make the fold and Lim flips over K? K?
We don’t know where he went after this bust out hand, so apologies if we don’t have a name. But our best guess is he went straight to the comfort room or the cash games tables– either way, our hand reporter Enzo says he’s way too tilted to allow even a little chat.
This is his bust out hand:
Tandoc: J♠ 9♦
Unknown Player Who’s Probably Tilting Until This Moment: 7♦ 7♥
The flop 10♦ 8♠ 4♣ was almost safe for U.P.W.P.T.U.T.M and the turn 6♦ was ok.
But the river was where he probably tilted as Tandoc hit the J♥ for a higher pair.
U.P.W.P.T.U.T.M. busts out of the Empire 1M and we are down to 38 players.
Acting first from early position, George Lim raised to 1,700 during preflop and had four callers– including Jay Tolon and Patrick Valerio.
The flop 9♥ 2♦ 4♦ appeared and Lim shoved his stack worth just under 16,000! This prompted a friendly banter of sorts between Lim and others as his opponents considered their options.
Everybody would eventually make the fold much to the delight of Lim.
(Our hand reporter Malou would tell us later that Mr. Lim was very noisy during this hand. Maybe it’s part of his strategy.)
After a raise to 1800, reraise to 6300, plus a 9900 all in from Ranil Bernaldo and a fold from the initial raiser, Bernaldo accidentally exposes his pocket kings before his other opponent has made his decision. Despite being hugely priced in, the player actually folds and turns over one jack.
Preflop, Ramil Tandoc bet 2,600 from the button but saw Boy Emerson, who limped from early position, re-raise it to 5,600.
Tandoc made the call bringing us the flop 9♠ K♣ 10♠ which both players checked.
The turn 7♥ came and Emerson started with a check. Tandoc bet 8,000 but Emerson shoved his stack worth well over 60,000! Tandoc tanked for a bit but decided to make the fold.
In two separate hands, Steven Chua has given chips to his opponent and then grabbed them back.
The flop on the first pot, against PJ Angeles and a player in the small blind, came down Q♥ 8♠ 8♦. Chua leads out and is called by both. On the turn K♠ he fires again for 5000. The small blind folds and Angeles raises to 12000. Chua calls and the J♠ river produces an all in from Angeles. Chua calls and sees the bad news: Angeles tables J♣ 8♣ for the full house and double up.
But Chua was to get some back later. He raises to 2200 from UTG and PJ Angeles is again interested and calls in the small blind. Alan Baretto then moves all in from the big blind for 12,975. Chua just calls and Angeles folds.
Baretto shows 10♣ 10♦ but he’s dominated by Chua’s A♦ A♣. What’s more, Angeles lets the table know he folded tens so Baretto is drawing super thin. No surprises, he doesn’t connect anywhere close on the board and is out of the Empire 1M.