If you are in Asia, most especially in the Philippines, the place to be for the next 11 days is the Metro Card Club. Most commonly known by the locals as the Metro, the standalone card room is the largest and most popular poker room in the country with over 30 tables. Due to their highly affordable events, the room has continuously attracted both locals and foreigners. Numerous Filipino pros got their start here and they continue to frequent the place. The chances of seeing local superstars Marc Rivera, Lester Edoc, and WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama are quite high.
Starting tomorrow, the house will ignite with the start of the annual Metro Summer Event. The festival runs from April 5 to 15. A wide variety of games is lined up including the top attraction, the P3,000,000 (~US$57,600) guaranteed Main Event.
Main Event – P3,000,000 Guaranteed
The Main Event runs from April 10 to 15. Buy-in is P6,500 (~US$125) with multiple re-entries allowed. See schedule below:
Day 1A: Wednesday, April 10
Day 1B: Thursday, April 11
Day 1C: Friday, April 12
Day 1D: Saturday, April 13
Day 2: Sunday, April 14
Final Day: Monday, April 15
P500K Guaranteed Opening Event
Prior to the main attraction, setting things in motion on opening day is the P500,000 (~US$9,600) guaranteed event. This is one of several side events offered extending a guarantee. The event runs from April 5 to 7. Buy-in is P2,200 (~US$42).
Day 1A: Friday, April 5
Day 1B: Saturday, April 6
Day 1C: Saturday, April 6
Final Day: Sunday, April 7
Apart from the two events above is a long list of games to choose from including a free event for newcomers. Buy-ins range from P400 to P3,300. See list below:
Newcomers Event: Sunday, April 7
P30K Guaranteed: Sunday, April 7
P100K Guaranteed – NLHE Turbo: Monday, April 8
P80K Guaranteed – NLHE Turbo: Tuesday, April 9
Power Button: Wednesday, April 10
NLHE Turbo: Thursday, April 11
Mixed Game Hold’em/Omaha: Saturday, April 13
Big Bounty: Sunday, April 14
Deep Stack Turbo: Monday, April 15
The Metro Card Club is located at the Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Bldg.C Bazaar Area in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines.