APT Championships series stirs up the Philippines in September
Undoubtedly, one of the most attractive Asian destinations for many poker enthusiasts is the Philippines. From the ample amount of events offered per year, to the hospitality, the vibrant Manila nightlife, and the stunning beaches just a short flight away, players are practically assured an enjoyable time both on and off the felt. Coming September 13 to September 24, the country stirs up with the Asian Poker Tour returning to Resorts World Manila for the second edition of the APT Philippines Championships 2018. This highly popular festival is one not to miss with 22 events lined up and over PHP 12 MIllion in guaranteed prizes. Guaranteed Events APT Main Event: PHP 8,000,000 (September 15 – 19) APT-RWM Opening Event: PHP 2,000,000 (September 13 – 14) MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo: PHP 750,000 (September 22) Monster Stack: PHP 2,000,000 (September 23 – 24) APT Main Event Taking a closer look at the APT Main Event, this featured event is what everyone will be coming out for. It offers the largest guarantee of PHP8 Million (~US$149,000). Buy-in is PHP55,000 (~US$ 1,030) with players able to jump in as late as one hour into Day 2. Day 1A: Saturday, September 15 Day 1B: Sunday, September 16 Day 2: Monday, September 17 Day 3: Tuesday, September 18 Final 8: Wednesday, September 19 In April, the Main Event delivered a prize pool of PHP 15.7 Million (~US$292,700) with 325 players in attendance. Filipino pro Lester Edoc claimed the victory, earning his first-ever APT championship title and nearly US$50,000 in winnings. Main Event packages on CoinPoker One way to try and secure a seat before the big event is via CoinPoker, a cryptocurrency-based online poker room using CHP. Three Main Event packages are up for grabs. It includes a seat to Day 1B, accommodation, and travel expense. Qualifier satellites have been running since August 24 with the Main Event Qualifier taking place on September 9. CoinPoker Main Event promos will continue running as well with the Last Man Standing and the Main Event Rake Back in effect. Main Event seats at RWM Another avenue towards a discounted seat is through the Pre-Event Satellite hosted by Resorts World Manila. A total of 3 seats are guaranteed to the Main Event. The event takes place on September 9. The ticket price is just PHP3,300. As added value, for each of the next three players outside of the winners, one seat will be awarded to the MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo 750K Guaranteed. Other events In addition to the Main Event, one of the most important to mark down is the APT Championships Event. This s the second featured tournament of the series. It runs right after the main, from September 20 until September 24. There are two starting days, Day 2, Day 3, and the Final 8. Buy-in is PHP82,500. Among the remaining 20 events are tournaments with buy-ins from PHP5,500 and up. Games that run below PHP10,000 are the Turbo events, the Ante Up for Charity, the Satellites to the featured tournaments, and the MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo 750K Guaranteed. Upwards of PHP10,000, players will find a wider variety such as the NLH events, PLO events, the Opening Event 2M Guaranteed, and the Monster Stack 2M Guaranteed. High Rollers events For players that enjoy much higher stakes, there are a few options: CoinPoker Super High Rollers: September 13 – 14 – Buyin: PHP500,000 CoinPoker High Rollers: September 18 – 19 – Buy-in: PHP107,500 CoinPoker High Rollers Single Day (Shot Clock) – September 19 – Buy-in: PHP107,500 Article by Tricia David The post APT Championships series stirs up the Philippines in September appeared first on Somuchpoker.