Asian Poker Tour Philippines Festival is in Full Swing

Posted at 09:15 2013-04-18 by Matthew Pitt

The Resorts World Manilla in Pasay City Philippines is the venue for the 2013 edition of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Philippines festival that kicked off on Wednesday.

The first two events played out yesterday, a $270 Mix Max tournament and a $200 charity event. Between now and Wednesday 24 April there are a further 12 APT Philippines events due to take place, including the eagerly anticipated Manila Millions.

The Manila Millions is an exclusive tournament that costs HKD$1,000,000 to enter (AU$125,150) and usually attracts – as one would expect – some of the biggest names in world poker. The 2012 Manila Millions saw 31 players buy in for the astronomical sum of one million Hong Kong dollars, including the living legend Johnny Chan, former World Series of Poker Main Event winner Joe Hachem, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan.

The eventual champion was Allan Le who defeated Devan Tang heads-up to claim the HKD$13,080,000 (AU$1,636,870) first place prize.

The Manila Millions kicks off this afternoon at 14:00 local time with one of the other highlights of the festival taking place at the same time on Friday 19 April. The PokerAce sponsored High Rollers event costs $5,000 to enter and is the perfect warm-up for the APT Philippines Main Event. Alan “Ari” Engel bested a small but talented field of 17 runners in last year’s tournament, bagging himself $38,750 in the process.

Starting at 13:00 on Saturday, the APT Philippines Main Event should be one of the best-attended tournaments of the festival. An impressive 254 players bought into last year’s event, with South Africa’s Divan Le Roux picking up the $197,000 winner’s prize.

2013 APT Philippines Schedule

Thu 18 Apr13:002 Man Teams Heads-Up$640+$60
Thu 18 Apr14:00Manila MillionsHKD$1,000,000
Fri 19 Apr13:00Head Hunter$250+$20
Fri 19 Apr13:00Ladies of Poker$130+$20
Fri 19 Apr14:00PokerAce High Rollers$4,700+$300
Sat 20 Apr13:00APT Philippines Main Event Day 1A$2,500+$200
Sat 20 Apr15:00DafaPoker Freezeout$320+$30
Sun 21 Apr13:00APT Philippines Main Event Day 1B$2,500+$200
Sun 21 Apr15:00Pot Limit Omaha$320+$30
Sun 21 Apr18:00MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo$150+$20
Mon 22 Apr13:00APT Philippines Main Event Day 2 
Mon 22 Apr15:00Freezeout$410+$40
Mon 22 Apr18:00Pot Limit Omaha Turbo$150+$20
Tue 23 Apr13:00APT Philippines Main Event Day 3 
Tue 23 Apr15:00Heads-Up 64 max$500+$50
Tue 23 Apr18:00Deep Stack Turbo$150+$20
Wed 24 Apr13:00Six Handed$250+$20
Wed 24 Apr13:30APT Philippines Main Event Final Table 

All monetary amount are in USD unless otherwise stated.

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