APPT Manila: Ashley Patterson wins Kick-Off Event for career high payout; Liao Cheng Yu, Hoi Man Cheng, Duy Tung Nguyen win spadies


Milestone victory for UK’s Ashley Patterson at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila Kick-Off event! Patterson outlasted a field of 589 entries to capture his first title on Asian soil and walk away with a career high payout of PHP 2,020,000 (~USD 36,200).

Ashley Patterson

The festival opener lit up the felt on July 27 with players from over 20 countries flocking in the Coral Lounge of Okada Manila. The three entry days attracted 589 entries for a guarantee crushing prize pool of PHP 10,283,940 (~USD 187,500). 89 players returned on the final day each one earning a share. It took over 13 hours for Patterson to seize the win. Read up on the action via the live updates.

APPT Kick-Off – Final Day 

Dates: July 27 to 29, 2023
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 365)
Guarantee: PHP 3,000,000 (~USD 55,000)
Entries: 589
Prize pool: PHP 10,283,940 (~USD 187,500)
ITM: 89 players

Final table payouts

Place Player Flag Payouts in PHP
1 Ashley Patterson United Kingdom ₱2,020,000
2 Yonghwa Jung South Korea ₱1,215,000
3 Hyunseb Roh South Korea ₱870,000
4 Miura Yoshiki Japan ₱670,000
5 Jerson Quiras Philippines ₱530,000
6 Kenzo Mendoza Philippines ₱415,000
7 Daisuke Kanai Japan ₱305,000
8 Gelev Kiril Canada ₱210,000
9 Valeriy Pak Uzbekistan ₱167,940

Side Event winners

Liao Cheng Yu wins the Super Hyper Turbo

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Liao Cheng Yu

Another first time winner with Liao Cheng Yu racing to the top  of the Super Hyper Turbo. Liao  seized his first ever iconic PokerSars spade trophy and pocketed PHP 174,333 (~USD

Dates: July 28, 2023
Buy in: PHP 12,000 (~USD 218)
Entries: 54
Prize pool: PHP 533,133 (~USD 3,175)
ITM: 7 players

Place Player Flag Payouts in PHP
1 Liao Cheng Yu Taiwan ₱174,333
2 Yasuto Suzuki Japan ₱125,800
3 Eijiro Kaneko Japan ₱80,200
4 Jarod USA ₱60,800
5 Matupho Pangsrivinji Thailand ₱47,000
6 Po Hsun Liao Taiwan ₱36,000
7 David Boyd New Zealand ₱29,000

Hoi Man Cheng wins P15K NLH re-entry

hoi man chen
Hoi Man Cheng

Dates: July 29, 2023
Buy in: PHP 15,000 (~USD 275)
Entries: 128
Prize pool: PHP 1,638,912 (~USD 163,890)
ITM: 17 places

Final table payouts

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PHP
1 Hoi Man Cheng Hong Kong ₱412,412
2 Yeongwoo Han South Korea ₱278,600
3 Edilberto Gopez Philippines ₱181,100
4 Christopher Mateo Philippines ₱150,000
5 Nantawat Sripirom Thailand ₱121,000
6 Taeyoon Kim South Korea ₱95,400
7 David Charqualaf United States ₱72,900
8 Terence Lee China ₱54,900
9 Elan Zak Canada ₱41,000

Duy Tung Nguyen puts Vietnam on the trophy board at the Knockout Turbo Bounty

Duy Tung Nguyen

Dates: July 29, 2023
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 365)
Entries: 102
Prize pool: PHP 510,000 (~USD 9,285)
Bounty pool: PHP 510,00 (~USD 9,290)
ITM: 13 places

Final table payouts (bounties not included)

Place Player Flag
Payouts in PHP
1 Duy Tung Nguyen Vietnam ₱326,844
2 Kang Chen China ₱227,200
3 Shin Jo Young South Korea ₱150,200
4 Kanata Hongo Japan ₱117,600
5 Myagmardor Batsukh Mongolia ₱94,800
6 Ehyun Kim South Korea ₱73,900
7 Edwin Dela Cruz Philippines ₱58,500
8 Park Jaehyun South Korea ₱45,600
9 Franklin Nuguid Philippines ₱34,500

APPT Main Event – PHP 20,000,000 guaranteed

appt trophy

On August 3, the festival star attraction takes the floor, the APPT Main Event featuring a PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 365,000) guarantee.  Here are the details:

Buy in: PHP 65,000 (~USD 1,185)
Guarantee: PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 365,000)
Day 1A: August 3, 2023, Thursday
Day 1B & 1C: August 4, 2023, Friday
Day 2: August 5, 2023, Saturday
Final Table: August 6, 2023, Sunday

Cash Games

Playing for titles and trophies aren’t the only games that excite players, cash games as well. During APPT Manila, cash tables multiply and are quite lucrative. Players not needing much sleep will be happy to know that these games are offered around the clock.

Registration process

To speed up the process and get players shuffling chips, here are the three simple steps to register:

Step 1 – Sign up for an Okada Reward Card
Step 2 – Sign up for a PokerStars LIVE Card
Step 3 – Head to Tournament Registration

APPT Manila Room Rates

Players can avail of APPT Manila Player Room Rates at two hotels, Okada Manila and Kingsford Hotel. Rates are based on availability.

Okada Manila

De Luxe Weekdays: PHP 11,047.50
De Luxe Weekend: PHP 13,748
For booking please email

Kingsford Hotel

De Luxe PHP 3,600 net single occupancy with breakfast
Del Luxe PHP 4,000 net double occupancy with breakfast
For booking:

Step 1: Go to website
Step 2: Select Dates and kindly put PROMO CODE: KHMPOKER23
*Make sure to select no. of adults- 1-Single occupancy / 2- Double occupancy*

Airport to Okada Manila


For players flying in to Ninoy Aquino International Airport / Manila International Airport, all terminals are just a short drive to Okada Manila. For the most reasonable rates, players can book a Grab Car. Players can also jump in the Yellow metered taxis however they are quite pricey

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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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