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That's a Wrap! A Recap of All the Great Monents at the APT Philippines 2016

After nine days of Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2016 festivities at Resorts World Manila, the fourth APT event of the year concluded with spectacular numbers and exciting stories for the books. There were a total of 2,036 entries spanning 47 countries, with 485 individual players. The total prize pool of the entire festival amounted close to $1.3M with over half going to the Main Event. RWM’s Chief Gaming Operations and Marketing Officer, Hakan Dagtas, and APT’s CEO, Jeff Mann, reached a new two-year exclusive agreement The first big story was undoubtedly the announcement by RWM’s Chief Gaming Operations and Marketing Officer, Hakan Dagtas, and APT’s CEO, Jeff Mann, of the signing of a new t

Seung Soo jeon wins the Main Event, captures his second championship title!

After five days of Main Event action at the Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2016 in Resorts World Manila, Korea’s Seung Soo Jeon overcame a field of 180 entries to claim his second APT Main Event championship title! APT Philippines 2016 Main Event Champio, Jeon Seung Soo We were able to steal in a quick few minutes with the champion before he dashed off to celebrate. APT: Congratulations Jeon! This is your second championship! You must be feeling great! Jeon: Oh my god! How do I explain? I am so so happy! Aaaaah! (throws his hands up in the air) APT: Coming into the final table you were second in chips, did you have a game plan for today? Jeon: Last night I was looking at all the players who

Main Event Final8 battle underway at 1:30pm; Yah Loon and Anh do Nguyen event trophies

From 180 entries down to the Final 8 players, the Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2016 Main Event continues today starting at 130pm. What’s up for grabs? The first place big kahuna cash prize of $133,900, the APT Championship Ring, and the Championship Trophy! Entering the day with the largest stack is New Zealand’s Thomas Ward with 2,145,000 chips. The last time Ward was in the final table of an APT Main Event, it was back in 2012 for the APT Asian Series Manila where he finished in 8th place. He is in fine shape today to go much deeper. Second-in-chips is Korea’s Seung Soo Jeon with 1,965,000 chips. Jeon is in familiar grounds having won the APT Asian Series Cebu Main Event in 2013. He is loo

Monster-stacked Thomas Ward dominates Main Event Day2

April 19, 2016 - 1:16 am The only way to describe Day 2 of the Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2016 Main Event was “brutal”. From 123 players down to 32 at the end of the night, stacks rose, stacks fell; and everyone was vulnerable to the day’s madness. Rising above them all as the chip leader was New Zealand’s Thomas Ward with a monstrous 904,000 chips. Main Event Chip Leader Entering Day 3, Thomas Ward Ward kept a steady pace of accumulating chips throughout the day. His stack was always healthy and above average… that is… until he crossed paths with another big stack, Saipan’s Victorino Torres. The hand began with both players beefing up the pot preflop bringing it to 170k chips. At the flop

APT announces its completed calendar of events for 2016

Start saving the dates! The Asian Poker Tour 2016 calendar of events is now complete and posted in the website. There are a total of eight APT events in store for the rest of the year, which means, there is an APT event to look forward to every month! APT 2016 Events in May, June, and July Just a few weeks after the APT Philippines 2016 concludes, the APT Experience Manila 2016 takes the stage at the APT Poker Room in Waterfront Manila Pavilion Casino and Hotel. This poker festival will run from Saturday, May 14 until Sunday, May 22, 2016. One unique aspect of this event is that it begins and ends on a weekend, giving players the chance to hop into the day’s side events and enjoy Manila’s bu

Jack Wu dominates ACOP Platinum SeriesXII

by Fred Leung on March 29, 2016 5:30 AM Last week, the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room completed ACOP Platinum Series XII attracting festival totals of 725 players and more than HK$2.8 million in prize money. Taiwanese poker pro Jack Wu had a monster week with 2 wins and 3 final tables. Wu biggest victory was in the HK$5,500 Main Event where he defeated a 241-player field for the HK$260,850 top prize. Jack Wu In total, 27 players cashed for a share of the HK$1,087,030 prize pool in the two-day event. Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang and Sparrow Cheung both made deep runs but ultimately fell in 19th and 24th place. Ultimately, it was American Duy Ho as the last man standing in the way of Wu

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