Main Event

Welcome to the Philippines

Greetings from Manila, the latest stop on the Asian Poker Tour. Our location for the next four days is the Dusit Thani hotel in Makati, the central business district of this bustling Southeast Asian capital city. Mangoes are plentiful here and massages are dirt cheap -- we're feeling pretty good.

This marks the second year of being in Manila for the Asian Poker Tour. Last year's APT Philippines Main Event was won by Aussie expat David Saab, who bested a field of 316 runners to take home a first prize of $280,000. Saab will play this event, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow's Day 1b flight to enjoy the fruits of his aggressive style and non-stop table chatter.

The Main Event kicks off in forty minutes. PokerNews will be there to bring you all of the action, from the first flop to the last river on Sunday night. Join us!