First Venue of The Poker Circuit’s Motherboard Series Announced

TPC Motherboard

The Poker Circuit (TPC) has announced that the first venue to sign on for its innovative TPC Motherboard is Poker Royale Sports Club.

The TPC Motherboard is a tournament series that will act as a pre-event for APT Philippines 2010, which will be staged at Resorts World Manila from 23rd-29th August 2010.

The series’ unique format will give local players the opportunity to win seats into the APT Philippines Main Event – one of the region’s top international poker tournaments this year.

Independent poker rooms from around the country will run their own legs of the TPC Motherboard during July and August with the finalists from each event coming together for a final play-off tournament to be staged on the opening day of APT Philippines.

Located on Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City, Poker Royale’s TPC Motherboard leg will be from August 6-9 2010 (3 starting days and a Day 2). The event will have a P1M guarantee prize pool that includes 18seats into the TPC Motherboard final event.

“Being a newly-opened poker room, we’re really excited to be announcing our first major tournament,” said Poker Royale’s Charles Koo. “Also, the APT is involved, so it is a very significant event.”

For more information about the TPC Motherboard, click here.

About the TPC Motherboard: The basic premise of the TPC Motherboard is that it will start with one tournament at Php 1,000,000 guaranteed. The guaranteed prize pool will then increase as more poker clubs join in. The whole master plan is to have multiple venues all over the Philippines, playing with the same mechanics and same buy-in of PhP 5,000 + 400, contributing to a multimillion peso prize pool.

For every Php 500,000 guaranteed by a poker room, nine players will be in the money and will qualify for the TPC Motherboard Finale on the opening day of APT Philippines 2010. For example, if five poker rooms were to contribute Php 1,000,000 each (creating a total guarantee of Php 5,000,000), a total of 90 players would be in the money and advance to the Finale.

The TPC Motherboard Finale will take place on August 23, the first day of APT Philippines 2010, at Resorts World Manila. Every player in the Finale is guaranteed a cash prize, with the top players winning seats to the APT Philippines 2010 main event.