PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series 20 underway, PHP 10 Million (~USD 171K) guaranteed Main Event runs in two days

PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series 20 underway
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PokerStars LIVE’s hub at Okada Manila, Philippines once again is seeing its halls fill up with hundreds of players, all vying for a chance to claim the iconic spade trophy across this week’s lineup. The 20th edition of local favorite Manila Super Series is in full swing with action continuously on the run through Sunday, June 2nd. Seven more days remain on schedule with Taiwan’s Po Hsun ‘Justin’ Liao having claimed the largest payout yet after topping the PHP 2 Million (~USD 34,360) guaranteed Warm Up Event. 20 more trophies are up for grabs throughout the festivities, including the highly coveted Main Event victory to set forth by week’s end.

Manila Super Series 20 – Player Guide

Manila Super Series 20 Main Event Approaching

Manila Super Series 20 Main Event Approaching

Headlining this season’s lineup is another edition of the Manila Super Series Main Event, posting an equally sizable PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 171,800) prize pool to match its previous offering last January. Only two days await tournament players as they gear up for the anticipated games which kicks off this Wednesday, May 29th. Four flights will play through, each charging an entry fee of PHP 20,000 (~USD 350) for a starting stack of 30,000.

Following its regular format, each qualifying round will play down to ITM at 15% of the field, coursing through 30 minute blind levels and a shorter 15 minute duration for Flight D Turbo. Survivors will then move forward to extended 40 minute gameplay for Day 2 in hopes of landing a spot onto the final table. In addition to the juicy payouts, the top two finishers of the Main Event will receive an APPT Manila Main Event Package – seat and accommodation, valued at PHP 120,000 (~USD 2,090) taken from the prize pool.

With several opportunities to run up a stack, the Best Stack Forward policy will be in effect while also allowing unlimited re-entries for those with padded bankrolls. Those who find the buy-in slightly too steep can take advantage of several Main Event qualifiers available daily for a fraction of the price at only PHP 3,000 (~USD 50).

Dates: May 29 – June 2, 2024
Buy in: PHP 20,000 (~USD 350)
Guarantee: PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 171,80)
ITM: 15% of the field

Flight A: Wednesday, May 29
Flight B: Thursday, May 30
Flight C: Friday, May 31
Flight D Turbo: Friday, May 31
Day 2: Saturday, June 1
Final Day: Sunday, June 2

Key Events Up Ahead


With a combined festival prize pool of over PHP 16,500,000 (~USD 283,480), two remaining guaranteed tournaments in addition to the Main Event, complete the MSS 20th edition’s lineup. Two flights for Event #12: Survivor Knockout will hit the felt tomorrow, running its final games the following day. Event #19: Super Series Turbo on the other hand, plays alongside the Main Event festivities, hosting a similar action-packed four heats as well as a champion crowned by the festival’s concluding day. The winner for this multi day event will be awarded the third PHP 120,000 (~USD 2,060) APPT Manila Main Event Package, also taken from the prize pool.

Aside from these highlights listed below, the schedule likewise holds a number of interesting trophy events such as the PHP 35,000 (~USD 600) buy-in Six Handed Shot Clock, PHP 25,000 (~USD 430) PLO, and a more affordable PHP 7,500 (~USD 128) Mini Main Event to be held on the series’ final Sunday.

Date/s Event Guarantee (PHP) Buy-in (PHP)
May 28-29 12 Survivor Knockout ₱1,000,000 ₱7,500
May 29 – June 2 19 Super Series Turbo ₱2,000,000 ₱10,000

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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