Hello players and welcome to APT Philippines Championships II 2018! For the next 12 days, running from September 13 to September 24, nonstop APT festivities will light up the poker floor at our long-time partner and host venue Resorts World Manila.
Through the years, RWM has continued to be the preferred venue by players and we are thrilled to be back to bring you another festival to remember. If you haven’t browsed the schedule yet, we have a great lineup up of 22 events and over PHP 20 Million in guaranteed prizes.
Five key events to mark down:
APT-RWM Opening Event – PHP 2 MIllion guarantee – September 13 to 14
APT Main Event – PHP 8 Million guarantee – September 15 to 19
APT Championships Event – PHP 8 Million guarantee – September 20 to 24
MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo – PHP 750K guarantee – September 22
Monster Stack – PHP 2 Million guarantee – September 23 to 24
*A quick reminder for everyone, all APT events now use the Ante BB format.
Opening day events
Today’s kickoff action, we jump right out with two very exciting events, the APT-RWM Opening Event – PHP 2 MILLION guarantee – and the CoinPoker Super High Rollers.
First to launch is the APT-RWM Opening Event – PHP 2 Million guarantee. Winner of this event will not only pocket a healthy starting bankroll but will also take the helm at the APT Player of the Series race. This is a scheduled two-day event. Two entry flights are offered, both of them happening today. Flight 1 is at 1pm and Flight 2 is at 5pm. Both flights will complete a total of 13 levels (30 mins rounds) before bagging up. Buy-in is PHP 11,000.
While the opener is up and running, the CoinPoker Super High Rollers event follows at 3pm. If you are one for high stakes and eager to battle it out with fellow heavy hitters, then all it takes is PHP500,000 to join the action. Among the pros that have confirmed attendance are:
Mike Takayama – two-time APT Main Event champion and WSOP bracelet winner
Samad Razavi – quadruple crown APT Player of the Year winner (2012-2015)
Soo Jo Kim – APT Main Event champion
Lester Edoc – APT Main Event champion
Marc Rivera – Metro Card Club Team Pro High Stakes Player
Once the weekend hits, the tour’s premium events begin, the APT Main Event followed by the APT Championships Event. These APT majors both come with an PHP 8 Million guaranteed prize pool. They are equipped with the best structures in the region. You can view the full structure in the festival booklet.
Each tournament runs a course of five days, broken down into two starting days, Day 2, Day 3, and the Final 8. Registration closes at the start of Level 10 in Day 2.
APT MAIN EVENT (PHP 8 Million GTD)
The first featured tournament is the APT Main Event running from September 15 to 19. Buy-in is PHP 55,000. Schedule below:
Day 1A: Saturday, September 15
Day 1B: Sunday, September 16
Day 2: Monday, September 17
Day 3: Tuesday, September 18
Final 8: Wednesday, September 19
*There are two satellites offered for this event
APT CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT (PHP 8 Million GTD)
The APT Championships Event runs back-to-back with the main, running from September 20 to 24. Buy-in is PHP 82,500. Schedule below:
Day 1A: Thursday, September 20
Day 1B: Friday, September 21
Day 2: Saturday, September 22
Day 3: Sunday, September 23
Final 8: Monday, September 24
*There are five satellites offered for this event.
In addition to the above-mentioned events are a plethora of highly popular side events. The largest buy-in tournaments are the CoinPoker High Rollers and the CoinPoker High Rollers Single Day (Shot clock). Both have an entry fee of PHP 107,500.
Among the other events are guaranteed tournaments not to miss, the Monster Stack – PHP2 MIllion GTD with a buy-in of PHP 27,500 and the MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo – PHP 750K GTD with a buy-in of PHP5,500.
If you fancy Pot Limit Omaha events, we have you covered as well. There are three in the list: PLO Hi Lo Split, PLO Hi 1, and PLO Hi 2.
And for those looking for a quick game at any time of the day, you can sign up for the NLH Sit n Gos and the Open Face Chinese Pineapple Sit n Gos. As soon as a quorum is reached, it is game on.
With all of that taking place, expect an action-packed twelve days with no shortage of games to enjoy. Let the games begin!