Excitement Fills the Air as Manila Super Series Kicks Off Today at Okada Manila, Philippines – May 29 to June 4, 2023


Poker enthusiasts in Asia have plenty to rave about as the highly popular Manila Super Series kicks off today! The weeklong festival runs from May 29 to June 4, 2023 at the PokerStars LIVE Manila hub in Okada Manila, Philippines. The event advertises PHP 6 million (~US$ 107,290) in guaranteed prize money with seven iconic PokerStars spade trophies up for grabs.


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Through the years, the Manila Super Series has become one of the most enjoyable and sought after PokerStars LIVE Manila events in the country. Since its inception in 2017, it has consistently grown in popularity and scale, amassing over a thousand Main Event entries on numerous occasions. The allure of this festival extends beyond borders, as both local players and international talents continue to grace the felt. In addition, its low to mid-range buy-ins provide a platform for recreational players and novices to test their skills and chase glory.

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The current edition marks its seventeenth installment. As the cards hit the felt today, the Warm Up event takes the spotlight, offering a PHP 1 Million guarantee (~US$ 17,880). The opener serves as a perfect opportunity for players to kickstart their trophy hunt and prepare for the highly anticipated Main Event. With two flights available today, players will battle it out until the money round is reached which is 15% of the field. Buy in is an affordable PHP 6,000 (~US$ 107) with unlimited re-entry. Those who survive will progress to Day 2, scheduled for tomorrow, May 30, 2023.

Following the excitement of the Warm Up event is the festival headliner. The Main Event boasts a substantial PHP 3 Million guarantee (~US$ 53,640) which has consistently been breached. The richest MSS was installment #6 with 1,118 entries and a prize pool of over PHP 9.5 Million.

Among the many notable players that have claimed the crown were Korea’s Hyung Jo (MSS 1), Hong Kong’s Alan King Lun Lau (MSS 4), Filipino WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama (MSS 5), Filipino pro Lester Edoc (MSS 7), and first female champion Japan’s Yuka Asaka (MSS 8).

The Main Event runs from May 31 to June 4 with three entry flights, providing multiple chances for players to join the action and make their mark in the tournament. Buy in is PHP 15,000 (~US$ 270) with unlimited re-entry.

For more information, head to the PokerStars LIVE Manila website. 

Key Events

Key Events Guarantee (PHP) Dates
Buy in (PHP)
Warm Up 1,000,000 May 29-30 6,000
Knockout 500,000 May 30 6,500
Main Event 3,000,000 May 31 to June 4 15,000
Super Series Turbo 1,000,000 May 31 to June 4
Mystery Bounty 500,000 June 4 6,500

*Photos by PokerStars LIVE

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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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