The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) will head to Korea and the Philippines for two glittering events, PokerStars has announced.
APPT Korea will take place from April 5 to 14 at Paradise City in the Incheon complex, The KRW 1,800,000 buy-in Main Event, starting April 11 will feature a KRW 300,000,000 guarantee, with other event highlights including:
· APPT Korea Kick Off - April 5-6, 2019 – Buy-in KRW 350,000 (KRW 50 million GTD)
· APPT Korea National - April 7-8, 2019 - Buy-in KRW 700,000 (KRW 80 million GTD)
· APPT Korea High Roller - April 13-14, 2019 – Buy-in KRW 5,000,000
Meanwhile in the Philippines, Manila will play host to the APPT from July 26 to August 4. Last year’s APPT Manila saw Marc Rivera take down the National Main Event for around $86,000 and a Platinum Pass, which he turned in to $2,168,000 after finishing in third place at the PSPC earlier this month. This year’s event will be held at Okada Manila, the official home of PokerStars LIVE Manila, and will feature the PHP 65,000 buy-in Main Event starting August 1, with PHP 20 million guaranteed. Further events include:
· APPT Manila Kick Off - July 26-27, 2019 – Buy-in PHP 16,000 (PHP 3 million GTD)
· APPT Manila National- July 28-29, 2019 – Buy-in PHP 33,000 (PHP 5 million GTD)
PokerStars LIVE at Okada Manila will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting session plus food and drink for players on February 9 at 6pm during the first ever Okada Manila Millions. The Millions tournament will take place from February 5 to 10, featuring 13 events including the PHP 2,500 buy-in Main Event with PHP 2 million guaranteed and PHP 500,000 guaranteed for first place running from February 6 to 10, and the PHP 3,000 buy-in NLH Deepstack kick-starting the event with PHP 200,000 guaranteed.
Following on from the Okada Manila Millions, the Manila Megastack 11 will head to the PokerStars LIVE Manila poker room in the Coral Wing of Okada Manila. There will be PHP 17 million guaranteed across the entire event, which runs from March 1 to 10. The PHP33,000 buy-in Main Event will have PHP 10 million guaranteed, with the PHP 12,000 buy-in Kick Off event and PHP 55,000 NLH Freezeout events guaranteeing PHP 3 million, and the PHP 20,000 Saturday Superstack guaranteeing PHP 1 million.