Asia Pacific– World High Stakes Capital in January

The days of Macau being the centre of the world when it comes to high stakes poker, have passed by. But that certainly doesn’t mean that Asia won’t once again provide the poker world with a globally recognised high stakes poker location. In fact, when January comes around, not only will Manila becomes the site of a huge Super High Roller event during WPT Philippines, but Melbourne in Australia will also be ensuring that high stakes poker is alive and well in the southern hemisphere, with their own Super High Roller events during the Aussie Millions.

WPT Philippines Super High Roller: The largest Buy-In Event in Tour’s History

Between January the 2nd and 8th the WPT will arrive in the Philippines, with the Solaire Resort and Casino being the excellent choice of venue. January 3rd will mark the start of the biggest ever buy in event in the history of the WPT. $200,000 will get you a seat into this event, which promises to be packed with star names.

Full schedule of the festival here 

The Poker King Club may have opened a new location, but it seems that their commitment to hosting some of the most exciting poker games in the world, hasn’t gone anywhere. Winfred Yu, CEO of Poker King Club, has spoken of his desire to constantly push the boundaries of poker, and of his continuing interest in working with global brands such as the WPT. Some may doubt that Asia can still provide the same high stakes excitement of bygone years, but with tours such as the WPT partnering with Poker King Club, and bringing Super High Roller events with them, locations like Manila have huge potential for reputation growth. As a consequence of that, the future of high stakes poker in Asia is as promising as it has ever been.

PKC Solaire

Solaire casino will host a $200,000 event

Aussie Millions:  Three High Roller events

The Aussie Millions 2016 will take place in it’s usual location, the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, between January 13th and February 1st. Along with all the usual smaller events, there will be an AUD$25,000 event, not to mention the AUD$10,000 Main Event, and an AUD$100,000 event too. If that wasn’t enough high stakes tournament action, the Aussie Millions will culminate in a huge AUD$250,000 event, which is scheduled to begin on January 31st. It remains to be seen whether the outstanding form of Phil Ivey can continue in this event. He has won it three times in the last four years.

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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