Best Philippines poker players

Considering that poker officially came to the Philippines less than 20 years ago, the country has made quite a progress, with the total amount won by players in live circuits reaching $30.7M. At the moment, the Philippines ranks 45th on the all-time money list by The Hendon Mob. The top Filipino players are: 1. Marc Rivera ($2.6M, Asia Pacific Poker Tour and multiple APT champion); 2. Mike Takayama ($1.7M, WSOP 2018 and multiple Asian Poker Tour champion); 3. Noli Francisco ($1.3M, WPT Borgata Poker Open and multiple Hall of Fame Poker Classic champion). The online scene lags behind a little, with a total of only $12.6M amassed by Filipino grinders. Among the most productive online grinders are “4ceJON” ($1M), Frederick “panday” Hernandez ($2,3M), and Alan “Sharkbie” Tsang ($389K).