65 Return, Aim for APT-RWM 2M Guaranteed Title; High Rollers, RB+AO and Charity Events Also on Tap Today

The APT Asian Poker Series Manila 2015 opened on Tuesday and two familiar faces– Iori Yogo of Japan and Sam Razavi of the United Kingdom— will lead a pack of 65 players who will return to Day 2 of the APT-RWM 2M Guaranteed event at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines.

The opening event drew 281 entries to go past the two million-peso guarantee and create a total prize pool of PHP 2,725,000. The champion of this event, which had a buy-in of PHP 11,000, will take home PHP 673,200.

Yogo topped Flight A, which had 126 players, with nearly 200,000 in chips while Razavi ruled Flight B, which had 155 runners, for a haul of 185,000 Curiously, both Yogo and Razavi are the top two players in the APT Player of the Year 2015 rankings.

Eight other players also had a great day on the felt to complete a Top 10 in chip counts with over 100,000; Jo Hyungake (Korea) with 164,100; Ivan Lato (Philippines) with 139,300; Charles Esteban (Philippines) with 139,000; Kunal Panti (India) with 134,400; Geoffroy De Boissieu (France) with 132,900; Terence Wong (Singapore) with 120,600; Marcuss Liow (Malaysia) with 119,900; and John Riad (Denmark) with 114,300.

Other notable pros who advanced to Day 2 were; Joseph Sia (Philippines) with 96,700; Lester Edoc (Philippines) with 70,600; Martin Gonzales (Philippines) with 70,000; Ian Brion (Philippines) with 65,000; SJ Kim (Korea) with 51,200; Kai Paulsen (Norway) with 84,700; and Tetsuya Tsuchikawa (Japan) with 22,300, among others.

Day 2 of the APT-RWM event restarts at 1:00 PM to open what would be the busiest day in the nine-day poker festivities.

The NLH Multi Re-Buy + 1 Add-On event (PHP 3,300 buy-in) is scheduled at 1:00 PM; the High Rollers event (PHP 108,000 buy-in) at 2:00 PM; and Ante Up for Charity event (PHP 7,500 buy-in) at 7:00 PM. Satellite tourneys to the main event are also at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Check Events Schedule page for complete details.