PokerStars Confirms Dates for APPT in South Korea and Philippines

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PokerStars Confirms Dates for APPT in South Korea and Philippines
04 Feb

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is making a tour stop in South Korea from April 5-14 and the Philippines from July 26 thru August 4.

APPT Korea will be held in Paradise City in the Incheon complex, just a 10-minute walk from Incheon International Airport.

Key events include the KickOff from April 5-6 (KRW 50M GTD), APPT National from April 7-8 (KRW 80M GTD), Main Event from April 11-14 (KRW 300M GTD), and the KRW 5M buy-in APPT High Roller from April 13-14, 2019.

APPT Manila

The venue for the 2019 APPT Manila is the Okada Manila, which is the official home of PokerStars LIVE Manila. The Main Event is a PHP 65,000 buy-in featuring PHP 20M GTD.

Other key tournaments include the KickOff from July 26- 27 (PHP 3M GTD), APPT National from July 28- 29 (PHP 5M GTD), and the PHP 500K buy-in APPT Super High Roller on July 31, 2019.

Players may recall that at the 2018 APPT Manila, Marc Rivera won $85,940 in the National event and secured a Platinum Pass for the PSPC held in The Bahamas last month. He parlayed the free seat into a massive score of $2,168,000 with a third place finish. 

Satellites for APPT events are available at PokerStars and start at just $1.10.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Prior to the APPT Manila, PokerStars LIVE will celebrate its partnership with Okada Manila with an official ribbon cutting on February 9 that includes food and drinks for players. The ceremony will occur during the Okada Manila Millions that's set for Feb. 5-10 and features 13 events.

Headlining the Okada Manila Million is the PHP 2,500 buy-in Main Event from Feb. 6-10 that guarantees PHP 2M, with PHP 500,000 going to the winner.

PokerStars LIVE Manila then moves on to the Manila Megastack 11 from March 1-10 in the Coral Wing of Okada Manila where PHP 17M GTD is up for grabs. A PHP 33,000 buy-in Main Event will account for PHP 10M GTD, while the Kick Off and Freezeout events each guarantee PHP 3M million, and the Saturday Superstack will pay out at least PHP 1M.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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