Hello everyone and welcome to opening day of the APT Philippines 2017 II! For the next nine days, the Asian Poker Tour in partnership with Resorts World Manila will be hosting its much-awaited event, the APT Philippines 2017 II. This latest event runs from September 13th – September 21st at the Genting Club located on the 3rd floor of RWM.
Throughout the festival, players can expect the best-structured events with 13 APT signature side events of buy-ins ranging from USD 165 – USD 2,150, and of course, the highlight tournament, the prestigious APT Main Event with a USD 1,650 entry fee. The APT Main Event is the only event where you can win one of the APT Championship Rings. Eight of these coveted silver bands have already been awarded this year with Malaysia’s Sam Nee Aik Chuan claiming two in impressive back-to-back wins. The latest champion was USA’s Albert Paik for his victory at the inaugural APT Korea Incheon 2017.
The APT Main Event will kick off on Sunday September 17. As usual there are two starting days, followed by Day 2, Day 3, and the Final 8. The tournament will run a total of five days, wrapping up on the festival’s closing day Thursday, September 21. For those looking to enter the main at a lower cost, there are three satellites offered so be on the lookout for those in the schedule.
Opening Day Event
Prior to the weekend’s main action, getting the tables rolling today is the APT-RWM Opening Event US$40K Guaranteed. There are two entry flights for this event both held today. Flight A is at 1pm and Flight B is at 5pm. This is a scheduled two-day event. Buy-in is USD 275. The winner of this event will not only have bragging rights as the first victor of the festival, but will also lead the APT Player of the Series race.
Starting stack: 15,000
Opening blinds: 25-50
Level duration: 30 minutes
Late registration / re-entry: closes at the start of round 7
Day 1 ends: bagging time after 13 rounds
Upcoming side events
In addition to the opener are some of the APT’s most enjoyed side events offered on the ensuing days. There are a variety of No Limit Hold’em games and formats to choose from, including the Monster Stack, 6-Handed, and Deep Stack events. For Pot Limit Omaha lovers, we’ve got that on the roster as well.
The largest buy-in event is the High Rollers with a USD 2,150 entry fee. This is a two-day event held in the latter part of the festival, running from September 20-21.
Throughout the festival, we will also be running Sit N Go’s on Demand with buy-ins ranging from USD 110 – USD 1,100.
Just a reminder, the APT Philippines 2017 II will be held at the Genting Club which has a very strict dress code of no slippers/sandals, no shorts, no sleeveless shirts. Please make sure to dress smart casual to ensure entry to the club.
The APT Philippines 2017 II held at Resorts World Manila is located directly across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, which is easily accessible by taxi or free shuttle. There are several hotels to choose from that are within walking distance of the venue – the Marriott, Maxims, Remington, and Belmont. We offer special APT Player Only rates however prices do vary per hotel. Make sure to book your accommodations via our official travel partner PokerTourBookings.com. Availability and discounted rates are limited so book as early as possible.
Resorts World Manila
For over five years, Resorts World Manila, the country’s first integrated resort destination, has been the host venue for the Asian Poker Tour’s biggest events in Manila. RWM has been the preferred venue for many players with everything simply within walking distance. Inside the RWM are a slew of restaurants, shops, casino, cinema, and a performing arts theater. RWM is also centrally located with the bustling city of Makati, Pasay, Manila, and the sub city of BGC all within a 10-25 minute drive.