J88PT Philippines: Festival’s guarantee boosted to PHP20M; Main event Buy-in reduced to PHP50,000

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The first J88PT 2020 will be held on March 24 – 29 in Manila, Philippines. J88PT Philippines is organized in collaboration with APF Poker Room, which is located on the 5th floor of the Sheraton Manila Bay Hotel.


A total guaranteed prize pool of PHP 20,000,000 will be played out over the course of 6 days and 10 events. This guarantee is twice as high as during previous J88PT Events.

Here is the full schedule:

J88PT Philippines Schedule

Main Event

The highlight of the series is the Main Event, which this time has a PHP 15,000,000 (~US$ 296,413) guarantee and a smaller buy-in of PHP 50,000 (US$ 988). This means that over 300 entries are needed to surpass the guarantee and not 200 as it usually was.

Monster Stack and Opening Event

Other events to take note of are the Opening Event PHP 2,000,000 GTD (~US$ 39,279) with a buy-in of PHP 12,000 (~US$ 235) and also the Monster Stack PHP 3,000,000 GTD (~US$ 58,918) with a buy-in of PHP 30,000 (~US$ 588).

Opening event

  • Tuesday Mar 24, 2020: Day 1A and & Day1B
  • Wednesday Mar 25, 2020: Final Day

Monster stack

  • Saturday Mar 28, 2020: Monster Stack Day 1
  • Sunday Mar 29, 2020: Monster Stack Final Day

Side Events

Besides that, there will be a number of other side events such as a Single Day High Roller, a 2-day High Roller, PLO action, a Deep Stack Turbo, a Short Deck Turbo, the J88 Cup KO and the J88 Cup.

Online Satellites

For early-birds, online satellites are available on J88Poker with the chance to get the PHP 80K (~US$ 1,582) J88PT Philippines package from $22.

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