After nine days of exciting poker action, the Asian Poker Tour Finale 2015 has come to a close at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Casino Filipino. And what a fantastic festival it truly was! There were over 1400 entries spanning the entire event with a total prize pool close to P20M. The bulk of the players were from all over the world with 24 countries represented.
The festival kicked off with record-breaking numbers at the Welcome Event 1M Guaranteed. There were 287 entries making it the highest attendance this year for an APT opening event. The big winner was Germany’s Sebastian Benz who claimed the first trophy of the series and P412,600.
The Main Event saw a 169 field comprised mainly of international players. Despite having less locals in the arena, three of them made it into the final table with the title clinched by one of them, Joven Huerto. He scooped up P1,927,000 and the final main event trophy awarded for the year.
Throughout the festival, a total of 19 side event trophies were awarded with the last three going to:
NLH Freezeout: Gie Angelo Reyes – Philippines – P240,600
6-Handed Turbo w/Antes: Benjamin Martin – UK – P153,200
Deep Stack Hyper Turbo: Sung Chang Park – Korea – P72,500
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone for supporting the APT Finale! This festival concludes the APT 2015 calendar year and due to your continued belief and support in us for the entire year, it was a wonderfully successful year! We look forward to seeing you in 2016!