[ Press Release] Poker King Cup National Philippines Takes Flight

June 9, 2016 (Manila, PH) – Press Release by Poker King Club

After months of anticipation, the first-ever Poker King Cup National Philippines is set to kick off at 1PM today at VIP Level 2 in Solaire Resort and Casino, starting with the Main Event Day 1A. This will mark the first time Poker King Cup stands as a separate event, having previously had successful runs during this year’s WPT National Philippines, which amassed a total of 312 entries, and WPT National Korea, which improved upon the original by adding in a lot more stakes and prizes, such as free tickets the upcoming event and a whole slew of PKC limited-edition merchandise. South Korea’s SJ Kim and Mainland China’s Fan Fan emerged as champions at those two previous events, respectively.

PKC Event
Cards are already in the air

This time around, Poker King Cup National Event plans to raise the stakes even higher, putting a 4,000,000 PHP guarantee on the Main Event, and adding in even more goodies for the winners. This is all while retaining the hallmarks a PKC event has become known for – well-structured tournaments, doubled-down excitement, and a highly able tournament team to back it up.

The prizes for PKC’s namesake event will include custom-made, newly unveiled trophies for the Main Event and Side Events, a slew of limited-edition PKC merchandise, and some amazing pieces from the Visiber Collection. The Visiber Collection is a high-end jewelry retailer originating from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, who specializes in pieces steeped in Chinese Lore. For the Main Event, they will be sponsoring nine pewter sculptures from their Vienombre Line for each player at the Final Table. Each of the winners from the four events will also receive a “96” Winning Key pendant from the line’s Elegant Series. In total, the prizes from Visiber Collection cost a whopping $14,750 USD.

Poker King Cup trophy
Poker King Cup trophies

There will be a total of four events during the siesta, which includes the Main Event, NLHE, Head Hunter, and PLO. In addition to this, a Mega Satellite for seats to the Main Event will also be conducted during the first two days of the tournament, ensuring something for everyone joining in the festivities.

WPT National Korea ME Champion, Xu Yiguang, and first runner-up, Sun Xijie, have been confirmed to join the Main Event, in addition to some of the most formidable local talent on the felt, including the four members of PKC’s own Team PKC Manila – Marc “The Goat” Rivera, John De Guzman Tech, Lester P. Edoc, and Ian Brion.

The Poker King Cup will start today at 1PM, and will run until June 13, 2016. It will be held at VIP Level 2 in Solaire Resort and Casino Manila, and the ME buy-in is set at 13,500 + 1,500 PHP.

For any enquiries, please contact:

Carla Florendo –
Jason Jastrzemski –

Or you may call Poker king Club Manila directly at +63 2 09178386754.

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Louis Hartwell

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