Asia Pacific Poker Tour Manila begins – July 27 to August 6 at Okada Manila

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The long-awaited day has finally dawned as Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) opens today in the heart of Manila, Philippines! With each passing year, this exciting poker festival has earned its reputation as the crown jewel of PokerStars LIVE in the Asian region, attracting players from every corner of the world.

Running from today, July 27 to August 6, 2023, the festival takes place at the Coral Lounge of world class Okada Manila. There are a total of 33 trophy events to be conquered four of which are backed by guarantees amounting to a combined PHP 30,000,000 (~USD 550,000). Seasoned poker players know that these guarantees are merely a starting point, as each edition has seen prize pools surpass all expectations.

APPT Manila Kick-Off

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The first deal has already been tabled with the APPT Kick-Off underway at 3pm (local time). The event is highlighted by its PHP 3,000,000 (~USD 55,000) guarantee. At the time of posting 13 tables were running and 130 entries. Buy in is PHP 20,000 (~USD 365) with unlimited re-entries. Registration closes at 6:20pm and bags up at ITM of 15% of the field.

Last year the APPT Kick-Off witnessed a field of 583 entries to more than triple its guarantee however it paled in comparison to its largest turnout in 2019 with 923 entries for a PHP 12.9 Million prize pool. China’s Jinlong Hu championed that event and may make an appearance here having been seen at a recent live tournament in Asia.

Key Events

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Following the opener are five other key events. These events produce the biggest prize pools and award the iconic PokerStars Shard Trophy (except the APPT Superstack).

APPT National: July 29-August 1, 2023 – PHP 35,000 – PHP 5,000,000 guarantee
APPT Manila Super High Roller: August 1-2, 2023 – PHP 500,000
APPT Main Event: August 3-6, 2023 – PHP 65,000 – PHP 20,000,000 guarantee
APPT Superstack: August 5-6, 2023- PHP 40,000 – PHP 2,000,000 guarantee
APPT High Roller: August 5-6, 2023 – PHP 250,000

Other Events

Alongside the key events are 27 trophy events that award the iconic PokerStars Spade Trophy. Crowd favorites to be expected are Mystery Bounty, Freezeout, Turbos, Super Stack, and PLO. Also in the mix are High Roller events, both single day and multi day. Side event buy ins range from PHP 10,000 (~USD 185) to PHP 200,000 (USD~3,665).

Cash Games

Playing for titles and trophies aren’t the only games that keep excite players, cash games as well. During APPT Manila, cash tables multiply and are quite lucrative. Players not needing much sleep will be happy to know that these games are offered around the clock.

Registration process

To speed up the process and get players shuffling chips, here are the three simple steps to register:

Step 1 – Sign up for an Okada Reward Card

Step 2 – Sign up for a PokerStars LIVE Card

Step 3 – Head to Tournament Registration

APPT Manila Room Rates

Players can avail of APPT Manila Player Room Rates at two hotels, Okada Manila and Kingsford Hotel. Rates are based on availability.

Okada Manila

De Luxe Weekdays: ₱11,047.5

De Luxe Weekend: ₱13,748

For booking please email [email protected]

Kingsford Hotel

De Luxe ₱3,600 net single occupancy with breakfast

De Luxe ₱4,000 net double occupancy with breakfast

For booking:

Step 1: Go to website

Step 2: Select Dates and kindly put PROMO CODE: KHMPOKER23

*Make sure to select no. of adults- 1-Single occupancy/ 2- Double occupancy*

Airport to venue

For players flying in to Ninoy Aquino International Airport / Manila International Airport, all terminals are just a short drive to Okada Manila. For the most reasonable rates, players can book a Grab Car. Players can also jump in the Yellow metered taxis however they are quite pricey.


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Author: Bryan Adams