Tetsuya Tsuchikawa from Japan is the winner of the first-ever World Poker Tour National Philippines Main Event. 385 players entered the tournament and it took 217 hands to play down from the final 10 players to a winner on the final day.
According to WPT's website, Tsuchikawahad had lots of people supporting him from the rail throughout the final table. We can only imagine how they celebrated after he made this great call on the final hand to claim the trophy and the $156,849 first-place prize!
Kevin Ang raised from the button to 200k, and Tsuchikawa called from the big blind. The flop rolled out 763, Tsuchikawa checked, Ang bet 160k, and Tsuchikawa raised to 410k. Ang called.
The turn was the A and Tsuchikawa bet 475k. Ang called.
The river card is the Q, Tsuchikawa checked, Ang shoved his remaining stack. Tsuchikawa went into the tank for a few moments before calling with 107 for a pair of sevens. Ang showed 86 for a pair of sixes.
Final table results:
1st: Tetsuya Tsuchikawa - $158,849
2nd: Kevin Ang - $109,794
3rd: Mun Fei Chow - $70,582
4th: Yuichi Sumida - $52,283
5th: Douglas Olsson - $39,212
6th: Andrew Gaw - $31,370