With APT Philippines 2010 around a month away, top poker pros around the world such as J.C. Tran and Nam Le have already marked August 23 to 29 on their calendars – and you should, too!
Two of the world’s top players of Asian descent, J.C. and Nam will be bringing their A-game to Resorts World Manila to try and become the next APT champion. They’ll have some tough competition, though, as defending APT Philippines champion Neil Arce and plenty of the region’s top poker players will also be there to capture the coveted crown.
A Vietnamese-American living in Sacramento, J.C. Tran is currently one of the most consistently successful players on the world poker circuit. After starting out by playing in local card rooms, he has become well-respected throughout the poker world.
Tran’s many accomplishments include winning the $1,500 No Limit Hold ‘Em event at the 39th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, winning the $75,000 Party Poker.com Premier League III in London, as well as being named the World Poker Tour Season 6 Player of the Year. His latest accomplishment, winning the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 40th World Series of Poker, earned him his second career bracelet.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese-American poker pro Nam Le is considered by many to be a major threat at live tournaments. With his cool-as-ice demeanor on the felt, it’s no surprise that Nam has over $6,000,000 in career earnings.
Undaunted even by the most pressure-packed of situations, Le’s patient and methodical approach to poker has allowed him to cash in a lot of tournaments, the biggest coming in the 2006 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star event. By outlasting 500 players, Nam took down the first-place prize of more than $1.1 million.
APT Philippines 2010 will be held from August 23 to 29 at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines. Buy-in is set at approximately US $2,500 + US $200.
Aside from the main event, there will be eight exciting side events at APT Philippines 2010, including a high-rollers tournament, a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, and the APT’s very own Greed tournament.