And not just any poker player ….
At just 25 years of age, Neil Arce deservedly has the reputation as one of the best poker players in the Philippines.
He is probably the most successful Filipino poker player in terms of tournament winnings and finishes.
Acre was first noticed in 2007 after becoming the first ever Filipino player to finish in the money in the WSOP main event. Since then his impressive career includes 2008 Filipino Poker Tour Champion and 2009 APT Manila Main Event Champion (won a whopping $185,000).
He's known affectionately in poker circles as 'The Dirty Ice Cream' – although I can’t quite work out why? Can anyone enlighten me?