Resorts World Manila (RWM), the official venue of Asian Poker Tour (APT) Philippines 2010, has announced that it will be running satellites with guaranteed seats to the main event starting from next week.
The first qualifying tournament to the APT Philippines 2010 main event will take place on Sunday, June 13, at RWM. The Php 5,000 + Php 500 buy-in tournament, which is expected to be part of a group of similar events called the RWM Satellite Series, is guaranteeing a Php 500,000 prize pool.
Eighteen winners will be receiving cash prizes, with the winner of the tournament receiving an APT Philippines 2010 main event seat and at least Php 40,000 in cash.
In addition, players who finish second all the way to fifth will be awarded seats to the final event of the Satellite Series.
The final event, entitled the RWM Satellite Series Finale, will take place on August 21 at RWM for a buy-in of Php 10,000 + Php 1,000.
APT Philippines 2010 will be held from August 23 to 29 at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines. Buy-in is set at approximately US $2,500 + US $200.
Last year’s main event in Manila was won by local poker pro Neil Arce, who was awarded US $185,000 for finishing first.
For more information about the RWM Satellite Series, click here.
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