From January 2-8, the World Poker Tour will head back to Asia for the WPT National Philippines Festival of Poker, which will include the largest buy-in event in WPT history – a $200,000 Super High Roller.
"We at Poker King Club always aim to push the boundaries of poker, which led to us being named the ‘Home of the World’s Biggest Game,’" said President and CEO of Poker King Club, Winfred Yu. "That aim is now coming to WPT National Philippines with a Super High Roller, and we are happy to add the gravitas of well-known poker players into that mix, such as Aussie Millions champion and businessman, Mr. Richard Yong."
The Season XIV WPT National Philippines festival will be held at the Solaire Resort & Casino and will include a slew of side events culminating with the $1,650 WPT National Main Event, which will see Day 1A kick off on January 4, with Day 1B a day later. Late registration for each starting flight closes at the start of Level 7, and one reentry per day is allowed. Players who bag chips on Day 1A may play again on Day 1B, and their largest stack will be put into play on Day 2.
The festival will actually kick off on January 2 with the $275 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Poker King Cup, which will be followed on January 3 by the $200,000 Super High Roller.
"We are looking forward to kicking off 2016 with the exciting WPT National Philippines Festival," said Cyrus Sherafat, SVP of Casino Marketing for Solaire Resort and Casino. "Last year, both local and international players showcased their skills at Solaire, and we are confident they will continue to demonstrate the very best in poker during Season XIV of the WPT. We also believe poker fans enjoy watching the world-class poker competition here at Solaire, and look forward to welcoming back the great fans and players."
The WPT National Philippines festival will also include a $330 buy-in deep-stacked event, a $275 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event, a $165 buy-in ladies event, a $5,400 buy-in high roller, and a $770 buy-in second-chance tournament. At least six $180 buy-in satellites to the WPT National Philippines Main Event are already scheduled from January 2-4, and there will be many more opportunities to qualify in single-table satellites on property.
"After experiencing tremendous success in Manila Bay during Season XIII, and generating yet another million-dollar prize pool this season in Sanya, World Poker Tour is proud to return to the Asia-Pacific region this January for the WPT National Philippines festival at Solaire Resort & Casino," WPT President and CEO Adam Pliska added. "With the addition of the $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller, the largest buy-in in WPT history, we look forward to welcoming some of the best poker players on tour to the Philippines, along with some of the world’s wealthiest enthusiasts. Having personally spent time at Solaire Resort & Casino, I am confident that all of the attendees will discover that it is one of the finest resort destinations in the world."
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