Time for the APT Manila Main Event! Day 1B at 1pm (last entry day)

Now that several side events have warmed things up, it is time for the APT Main Event! The featured tournament of the APT Manila 2017 will cover a total of five days running from Thursday, November 9 – Monday, November 13 at the Winford Hotel & Casino.

The APT Championship Ring

Main Event Details

The Main Event is the APT’s most prestigious tournament boasting of the best structure in the region. The game is the popular No Limit Texas Hold’em; players start with a deep stack and slow escalating rounds of 60 minutes each. Buy-in is PHP 38,500. Schedule breakdown:

Day 1A: Thursday, November 9 – play 8 rounds
Day 1B: Friday, November 10 – play 8 rounds
Day 2: Saturday, November 11 – play 8 rounds or to the money
Day 3: Sunday, November 12 – play until the Final 8
Final 8: Monday, November 13 – championship day

Out of all the events in the roster, the Main Event is the only ring-bearing event. What this means is, in addition to the APT Championship Trophy and the first place purse, the eventual champion will also be awarded the exclusive solid silver APT Championship Ring. The latest Main Event champion is New Caledonia’s Andre Moracchini who captured the victory at the recently concluded APT Noumea 2017. The defending champion is local player Alexis Lim, winner of the APT Manila 2016 Main Event.

Main Event Bubble Protection

We’d like to remind everyone that the Main Event Bubble Protection is in effect. For players new to the bubble protection, this is one incentive you will want to take full advantage of. Players that have qualified for the protection will essentially be insured during the bubble round. In the event that a protected player falls as the bubble, then that player will receive a consolation prize of one free seat to the next APT Main Event of the same value or the equivalent in APT tournament credits.

Here are three simple steps to be eligible for bubble protection:

  1. Pre-register for the Main Event
  2. Draw for your seat before the 1pm starting time
  3. Have your chips put into play on the first deal of round 1

*Important reminders: Players that qualify for bubble protection will maintain that status on a same day re-entry only. Players wanting bubble protection on a next day re-entry will have to repeat the qualification steps.

With the APT Manila 2017 as the penultimate event of the APT season, here’s a brief look at the past 2017 APT Championship Ring winners and a link to their thrilling victories.

APT Noumea: Andre Moracchini
APT Korea Incheon
Albert Paik
APT PhilippinesSam Nee Aik Chuan
APT Southeast AsiaSam Nee Aik Chuan
APT MacauChoong Kian Weng
APT Championships PhilippinesHuu Dung Nguyen and Mike Takayama
APT KoreaKatsuhiro Muto
APT KickoffTakemi Samejima

Time to get ready for the Main Event and be the next APT Champion!