APL Manila: PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280) guaranteed Main Event kicks off first of four flights today


Ace Poker League’s return on Philippine soil signifies a highly remarkable event with the last advent of the brand dating back to five years ago. Running through this Sunday, December 3rd at 2Ace Poker, Pasay city, Metro Manila, players can expect a whole week of thrilling action with a total of twelve trophy events on schedule. The seven-day lineup will complete through PHP 25,000,000 (~USD 451,600) in combined festival guarantees, headlined by a juicy Main Event that takes up a bulk of that pot. 

The crown jewel of the series stands to be the PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280) guaranteed Main Event setting place today at 12 noon sharp. The anticipated tournament is set to play through four qualifying days listed at different price points and varying structures. Unlike its previous offerings, APL is taking a stab at this new format beginning with two pre-event flights that have since concluded.

The pre-event flights charged the least expensive buy-in available at PHP 30,000 (~USD 540) and ran 20 minute blind levels with a much shorter starting stack of 15,000. Only three runners out of the 34 entries combined, found their way into the Day 2 festivities.

The first of four flights on schedule on the other hand, kicks off today with three of these, commanding PHP 60,000 (~USD 1,080) in entry fees to play down to 15% of the field. The most expensive flight available for the Main Event scheduled on Friday, December 1st, is priced at PHP 100,000 (~USD 1,800) and offers more room for play. Longer 40 minute blind levels, a 50,000 starting stack and a bigger 25% of the field are guaranteed a spot into Day 2, make the significant mark-up in fees a reasonable trade.

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APL Main Event Schedule

Date/s: November 29 – December 3, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 30,000 (~USD 540)/
PHP 60,000 (~USD 1,080)/
PHP 100,000 (~USD 1,800)
Guarantee: PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280)

Day 1A (Play down to 15%) – Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Day 1B (Play down to 15%) – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Day 1C (Play down to 25%) – Friday, December 1, 2023
Day 1D Turbo (Play down to 15%) – Friday, December 1, 2023
Day 2 – Saturday, December 2, 2023
Final Day – Sunday, December 3, 2023

Pre-Event 1 (Play down to 7.5%) – 21 entries, 2 qualified
Pre-Event 2 (Play down to 7.5%) – 13 entries, 1 qualified

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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