Filipino Noel Araniel Tops Day 1A of APT Asian Poker Series Manila Main Event


When the smoke cleared from the fight on the felt, it was a regional bet from the Philippines, Noel Araniel who triumphed of the lot, thanks to an excellent run of not just excellent cards, however premium hands of pocket aces and pocket kings.

Araniel and a few of his tablemates validated after Day 1A that the Filipino has actually undoubtedly awakened with the Firecrackers– 6 times, and the Cowboys– 3 times, throughout the 8 levels of play in Day 1A.

Really late in the day– really, within the last 3 hands of Day 1A– Araniel flopped the boat holding 10 ♦ 10 ♠ on a board of 10 ♣ 6 ♥ 6 ♦ 8 ♣ J ♠ that got him over the century mark.

“And virtually all had great pots. Of those 6 aces, I just revealed 3. And with the aces, I got a big pot from 2 of those.”.

Araniel tows the 52 survivors going into Day 2, which is set on Monday. 2 more starting days are on schedule, Day 1B on Saturday and Day 1C on Sunday, both with start times of 1:00 PM.

Araniel had not been alone in accumulating those chips, albeit they did not have the six-aces-and-three-kings streak; SJ Kim (South Korea) gradually however definitely climbed up near the century mark and completed with 95,500; Jun Javalera (Philippines) corresponded throughout the day, in fact lost a couple of good pots in the final minutes, however still handled to wind up at 3rd with 90,000.

The APT Asian Poker Series Manila 2015 Main Event left to a roaring start Friday with 107 runners signing up with Day 1A of the emphasize tournament of the nine-day poker celebrations at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines.

“And practically all had excellent pots. Of those 6 aces, I just revealed 3. And with the aces, I got a big pot from 2 of those.”.