Poker Dream Manila PHP 20 Million guaranteed Main Event hits the felt at 1pm today

After eight days of pre-games, Poker Dream opens Day 9 with the Main Event. Highlighting the tournament is the PHP 20,000,000 (~US$ 360,960) guarantee. Cards in the air at 1pm at the Grand Wing of Newport World Resorts in Manila, Philippines.

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The Main Event runs from May 4 to 7 with three starting flights scheduled. Players start with a 30,000 stack. Buy in is PHP 66,000 (~US$ 1,210). Day 1A kicks off today at 1pm, Day 1B takes place tomorrow, Friday, May 5, also kicking off at 1pm. Both flights will see blinds increase every 40 minutes. Last chance for players to get in is the Day 1C Turbo flight which runs on Friday, May 5 at 8pm. Blinds increase at a faster 20 minutes. All flights bag up at ITM of 15% of the field.

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The Poker Dream Main Event is one of the most coveted titles in Asia. The first one drew 654 entries in Malaysia with Joshua Tjan taking the crown and around US$ 122,500 in winnings. This was followed by a massive 822 turnout in Hoi An, Vietnam for a record-breaking Vietnam Main Event prize pool of VN₫ 17,940,150,000 (~US$ 738,600). Minh A Nguyen shipped it for a career high US$ 139,0000.

For its first visit to the Philippines, PHP 20,000,000 is guaranteed. You can bet that players of all types, from super high rollers to recreationals, will be in attendance, each one seeking the glorious Main Event Golden Dragon trophy and prestigious title.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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