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.
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.
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||Guarantee (PHP)||Dates||
Buy in (PHP)
|Warm Up||1,000,000||May 29-30||6,000|
|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