Del Prado to Defend Title at APT Philippines 2012

The Asian Poker Tour is proud to announce that APT Philippines 2011 champion Enrique Del Prado, Jr. will be back to defend his title at the upcoming APT Philippines 2012 Main Event.

He is looking to be a back-to-back APT champion and at 70 years of age is already the APT’s oldest Main Event winner.

(L-R) APT Philippines 2011 Main Event Champion Enrique Del Prado, Jr. with APT Registration & Info Manager DJ Coronacion

Last year, Del Prado claimed the coveted title – and the USD $179,260 purse that went along with it – from a field of 231 players after defeating Hong Kong’s Elton Tsang (USD $95,230) in a grueling heads up battle.

The road to victory was anything but ordinary for Del Prado. Numerous times the Filipino called down his opponents without hitting but didn’t seem to lose a single big pot he was involved in. His style of snap-calls in almost every hand seemed to stump his opponents…

Check out Poker Portal Asia’s interview of Enrique Del Prado, Jr.

The Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2012 will be held from April 19 to 25 at the Genting Club located on the 3rd level of Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines. Registration for tournaments will be located by the Cashier Cage on the 2nd level. Buy in for the main event is set at US $2,700.

Aside from the main event, there will be twelve exciting side events in addition to the satellites. Check out the Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2012 Info Page.