Get ready to fill your Saturday with more poker action at the Asian Poker Tour Manila 2016 with the final entry flight of the APT Main Event as the prime entrée. This highlight event will take place at the APT Poker Room in the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino in Manila, Philippines and will start promptly at 1pm. Buy-in is P55,000.
The APT Main Event is the most lucrative event at any APT at festival. It attracts many pros and notable players to the felt, making it a challenging field but worth all the glory for every winner. At the start of the year, the APT added a special prize to the Main Event, the APT Championship Ring. This is the only event where you can win one of these solid silver bands. Eleven of these have already been awarded with the next one eagerly on standby for its next champion. Things to know about the Main Event:
- Players will play eight rounds today
- Each level is 60 minutes
- Late registration and re-entry is open until the start of round 7
Below is the full schedule:
- Day 1A yesterday – Friday, October 7th
- Day 1B today – Saturday, October 8th
- Day 2 – Sunday, October 9th
- Day 3 – Monday, October 10th
- Final 8 – Tuesday, October 11th
Main Event Bubble Protection
At the start of the year, the APT added a fantastic new incentive, the Main Event Bubble Protection. This is definitely one perk everyone must have. This protection comes in very handy for the player who bubbles as he/she will receive a consolation prize of one free seat to the next APT Main Event of the same value only if that player has qualified for the protection. Here are the three simple steps on how to qualify for the bubble protection:
- Draw for your seat before starting time
- Have your chips put into play on the first deal of round number 1
In regards to the mechanics, players who qualify for Bubble Protection will maintain that status on a same day re-entry. Players wanting Bubble Protection on a next day re-entry will have to repeat the steps to qualify.
Vietnam’s Duc Dung Bui wins the OFC event
The Open Face Chinese Pineapple attracted 11 players to the felt which include notable players such as Korea’s Jeon Seung Soo, In Chul Sin, Norway’s Kai Paulsen, and Japan’s Mitsuru Sano. All of them would miss the mark to the cash leaving UK’s Samad Razavi, Vietnam’s Pham Bao, and Duc Dung Bui battling it out for the title. The first one to the cash booth was Bao in 3rd place leaving Razavi and Bui at heads up. Bui came in with the larger stack and despite Razavi’s attempts to shave off some of it, it was too tough as Bui was destined for the trophy.
1st Duc Dung Bui – Vietnam – P80,000
2nd Samad Razavi – UK – P48,000
3rd Pham Bao – Vietnam – P32,000
Side Events for Today
There are a couple of side events also running today, the No Limit Hold’em 1 Day event and the first of several Deep Stack Turbo events. The NLH 1Day kicks off at 2pm with an entry fee of P16,500. The DST event begins at 6pm and buy-in is P5,500.
For the full schedule, head to the APT Manila 2016 event page.