John Tech Wins Cebu Main Event, APT Poker room inaugural tournament on February 27

APT Cebu Main Event: John Tech wins the title

It took a lengthy heads up match to determine the winner of the main event, but finally, in the early hours, Alexey Gatsko was defeated by John Tech. Neither player had a decisive advantage as the final hand began, but with Tech holding AdQd against 88, a preflop raising war ensued. All the money went in, and John Tech had absolutely no sweating to do, as the flop came Td Jc Kd. He took home more than PHP 2,300,000 with Gatsko receiving a little over 1,300,000 for 2nd. Having spent much of the last 5 years travelling the Asian poker circuit, this isn't the first taste of success for John Tech. With more than 20 final tables to his name, he always had a good reputation for running deep, but his first major break through came in the APT Manila in August 2011. He picked up over PHP 2,800,000 for 2nd in the main event there and has been increasing his tally of big scores recently. In early December of 2014 he picked up two more seven figure prizes, and now has a main event victory to his name.


John Tech – Photo APT

The Asian Poker Series has already scheduled a return to the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu on August 11th-19th of this year. Keep an eye out for further details on that.

APT Poker Room Manila first  Event set on February 27

Mark the 27th of February on your calendars, because the APT is hosting the first ever tournament in it's own poker room. There will be two starting days, on February the 27th and 28th. The organizer guarantees a PHP 200,000 prizepool and on the top of that, one APT Philippines Main Event seat and 9 side event seats worth PHP 240,000  will also be added to celebarate the opening of the poker room. The new APT Poker Room will be located located in the Casino Filipino, Waterfront Manila Pavilion.

Further details, along with the blind structure, can be found here



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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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