The final day of the PokerStars P1M Guarantee Main Event will see the return of the 51 players, all of them having qualified at the previous day one flights. Everyone is already guaranteed P4000 with Filipino player Pedro Gutierrez getting a double up as he was the only player who qualified with two stacks. Though that is indeed a happy reward for everyone having survived the grueling day one flights, the real target today is to capture the first place purse of P190,000. In addition to the cash prize, the top 5 players will receive a seat worth P25,000 to the Manila Megastack 5.
Entering the day as the overall chip leader is Filipino player Julius Lagman with 262,500 chips. This is nearly 2.5x the average stack of the day. Right behind him is China’s Zhinning Chen with 237,500 chips, followed by Filipino Vivencho Nachor with 219,000 chips, and Christopher Mateo also from the home country with 213,000 chips. These four players are the only survivors who crossed the 200k chip mark.
Joining the leaders is Frenchman David Perreau who bagged up the most chips, 184,500, at the final heat of the Main Event last night. Other notable players who also won the majority of their battles and secured a seat today were China’s Yao Hui, PokerStars regular Nickolai Alexandrov, Joseph Sia, Dave Erquiaga, Manny Padernal, and Anacleto Quijano.
Along with the big stacks today are many short stacks needing to get beefed up early. Among those are Edwin Marzan, John King, and Julius Clark Trance. It is worth acknowledging that Trance is one to watch out for as he most definitely earned the title of having the most lives at yesterday’s final heat.
For those who bust out early, not to fret as there is more poker in store with the Deepstack Turbo Freezeout kicking off at 215PM. Buy-in for this event is P5000 accompanied by a starting stack of 10,000 chips. Later in the evening, at 7pm, the all in one handed shootout event, famously known as Flipout, will be happening, and will certainly liven up the hearts of those feeling lucky.
We will be posting random updates on the action today. We also have updates on some of the action at yesterday’s day 1d heats.