A glance back at PokerStars LIVE Asia in 2023 as they get ready to light up 2024!

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2023 proved to be the busiest time for many poker brands in Asia. One of the most popular was the PokerStars LIVE Asia, hosting eight thrilling festivals at its hub in Okada Manila, Philippines and one at NagaWorld Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In total, the brand paid out nearly USD 9 Million in combined festival prize pools for the year. The richest and the biggest was the highly revered Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila, paying out over US$ 3.6 Million.

The Manila Super Series was just as impressive, leaping in size and in prizes from 7 events to 19 events and PH₱ 18.7+ Million festival prize pool to PH₱ 31.19 Million!

Same as well for the Manila Megastack which doubled in events, closing out the year paying the equivalent of US$ 1.2+ Million, the first seven figure USD for this festival.

Festival Festival Prize Pool
# of Events
Okada Manila Millions PH₱ 7,291,673 (~$131,460) 10
Manila Megastack 16 PH₱ 37,697,964 (~$679,670) 17
PokerStars LIVE Manila Special PH₱ 5,224,459 (~$94,190) 7
APPT Cambodia US$ 2,049,969 24
Manila Super Series 17 PH₱ 18,748,471 (~USD 338,020) 7
APPT Warm Up Special PH₱ 12,102,285 (~USD 218,195) 13
APPT Manila PHP 204,193,229 (~USD 3,631,555) 39
Manila Super Series 18 PH₱ 31,190,714 (~US$ 548,306) 19
Manila Megastack 17 PH₱ 70,024,526 (~$1,265,130) 36

PokerStars LIVE Asia opens 2024 with Manila Super Series 19

With 2024 upon us, the brand is the first to announce a majority of its upcoming events starting with the richest Manila Super Series 19 in history featuring over PH₱ 16,500,000 (~$296,150) in guarantees. The bulk will be seen at the Main Event highlighted by its PH₱ 10,000,000 (~$180,000) prize pool. Action kicks off tomorrow, January 2 and runs until January 9. Here’s a look at what to expect.

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Be the first players to win coveted PokerStars Spade trophies in 2024! The 19th edition of the Manila Super Series will award 21 trophies at very affordable buy ins from PH₱ 5,000 (~$90) to PH₱ 50,000 (~$900). Make sure to click the links provided for all of the detailed info and other tourist information.

Manila Super Series 19 – Player Guide

PokerStars LIVE Manila rings in 2024 with the richest Manila Super Series – January 2 to 9 at Okada Manila

Key Events

Event Guarantee in PHP Buy in in PH₱ Dates
1 Warm Up 1,000,000 7,500 January 2-3
4 MAIN EVENT 10,000,000 20,000 January 3-7
6 Super Series Turbo 2,000,000 8,000 January 3-7
15 SuperStack 1,000,000 30,000 January 6
20 Mystery Bounty 1,000,000 12,000 January 7
23 Deepstack 1,000,000 7,500 January 8-9

As always , the Main Event will be the most sought after title. This edition is bigger than ever with the guarantee bumped up more than three times! The Main Event runs from January 3 to 7, 2024 with buy in set at PH₱ 20,000 (~$360). Mark the dates!

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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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