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2018 WSOP: Mike Takayama becomes First Philippine player to win WSOP bracelet

Tags: 2018 WSOP, Lorenc Puka, Mike Takayama, Philippines.
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by "T".

After defeating a player field of 2,065 entries in this year's WSOP Event #59: $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty, Mike Takayama has officially become the first Philippine poker player to have ever won a WSOP bracelet in the history of the prestigious annual poker festival. His success from defeating Italian poker player Lorenc Puka has earned him a gold bracelet and an awesome $198,568 first-place prize money.

The 29-year-old from the Philippines literally bulldozed the final table all throughout its brief 49-hand span, eliminating seven players in total. Formerly a billiards aficionado, he now has something to add to his poker career, and that is being the first-ever bracelet winner from the Philippines.

Takayama said after he won, "I'm very happy, because winning the bracelet is everyone's dream. I'm the first Filipino to win a bracelet, so I'm really, really, really happy about that."


Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results

Place

Player

Country

Prize

1

Mike Takayama

Philippines

$198,568

2

Lorenc Puka

Italy

$122,627

3

Matthew Smith

United States

$88,938

4

Steve Jelinek

United Kingdom

$65,145

5

Spencer Baker

United States

$48,196

6

Kavish Shabbir

United States

$36,019

7

Elizabeth Montizanti

United States

$27,193

8

Jack Duong

United States

$20,743

9

Oliver Rusing

Germany

$15,988

10

Jens Thomsen

Germany

$12,453

Source:
https://www.pokernews.com/news/2018/06/mike-takayama-wsop-bracelet-1k-turbo-31309.htm


 


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8 comments for "2018 WSOP: Mike Takayama becomes First Philippine player to win WSOP bracelet"

 CALICUL7/3/2018 8:36:47 PM GMT
I do not want to win a bracelet in this WSOP series because i do not want to fly with the plane too many hours up there. I have not been on the plane until now and i can not sleep on the plane. This Philippine tells the truth mostly but i think the percentages is not 100%. Anyway, i congratulate him for his bracelet who won in this tournament.
 pajalnick7/3/2018 9:58:05 PM GMT
the geography of the winners is expanding and it is certainly very nice .... poker is becoming more popular and more people are playing it .... but some countries are making restrictions for their players and it's certainly sad .... while in Russia you can play poker. .. I would like that there was no prohibition
 godoy7/3/2018 11:15:47 PM GMT
already winning a bracelet and a very difficult feat and still be the first of his country to do so the torma a celebrity momentanea without mentioning the glory that it brings and the prestige that this commits parabem by the done
 doubletop7777/4/2018 8:40:20 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Mike Takayama on winning his first bracelet and the first prize of $198,568. I was surprised to learn that nobody from the Philippines had ever won a bracelet before this
 Mober7/4/2018 12:14:29 PM GMT
They are right on their description about the final table with the winner kicking
seven players out.
He took the first position almost by himself, meaning that he did all the job,
with the kicks Smile
That will be a game to remember for this "noob" bracelet winner Smile
 bowie19847/4/2018 8:53:40 PM GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
I do not want to win a bracelet in this WSOP series because i do not want to fly with the plane too many hours up there. I have not been on the plane until now and i can not sleep on the plane.

You could reach the US shores via ship/cruise too but it would probably cost you more than a buy-in to the WSOP Main Event.
 LIKEIT277/8/2018 8:25:46 AM GMT
Congratulations to Mike Takayama,..defeating a player field of 2,065 entries
That takes some huge effort,..
good play and a portion off good luck
Thumbs Up
 Tony_MON7ANA8/20/2018 7:22:20 PM GMT
Mike Takayama? He is Filipino, right? He doesn't look like Japanese people to me, but Takayama is a very common Japanese surname meaning "high mountain." Anyway, congratulations to Mike for topping a field of 2,065 players to win the 2018 WSOP event #59!

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