PokerStars is back on the beat! It was just last week when PokerStars LIVE Asia announced Jeju Red Dragon 2018. Now, another good news! It is confirmed. PokerStars LIVE Manila has found a new home in Okada Manila.
The official opening has yet to be announced but players will be very thrilled to know that the first big festival is just around the corner. The announcement was made on their facebook page.
“PokerStars LIVE Manila is back and we are kicking things off with the Manila Megastack on Dec 7-16, 2018 at the Okada Manila!”
Two months ago, the PokerStars LIVE Manila room closed its doors at City of Dreams Manila. This was the second PS room to close after Macau shut down in April. While there are still no reports on the progress in Macau, it is welcoming news to see that in Manila, PokerStars will be up and running with barely a step missed.
The Manila Megastack is slated for December 7 to 16 with PHP 17 Million (US$319K) in guaranteed prizes. It will be highlighted by the PHP 10 Million (US$188K) Guaranteed Main Event. Although the full schedule has yet to be released, six key events were declared:
PHP12K Kick-Off – PHP 3 Million Guaranteed – December 7 to 9
PHP55K NLH Freezeout – PHP 3 Million Guaranteed – December 13 to 14
PHP20K Saturday Superstack – PHP 1 Million Guaranteed – December 15 to 16
PHP30K Main Event – PHP 10 Million Guaranteed – December 14 to 16
High Roller Events
PHP100K Single Day High Roller – December 14
PHP100K High Roller Turbo – December 15
The upcoming festival will be the 10th installment of the Manila Megastack. The previous edition saw the largest festival Main Event field of 696 entries with a prize pool over PHP 18.2 Million (~US$342,500). Singaporean player Ignatius Meng claimed the victory and took home PHP 4 Million in cash.
Article by Tricia David