PokerStars LIVE Manila relocates to Okada Manila and announces Manila Megastack in December

PokerStars is back on the beat! It was just last week when PokerStars LIVE Asia announced Jeju Red Dragon 2018. Now, another good news! It is confirmed. PokerStars LIVE Manila has found a new home in Okada Manila.

Okada Manila – Photo PokerStars

The official opening has yet to be announced but players will be very thrilled to know that the first big festival is just around the corner. The announcement was made on their facebook page. 

“PokerStars LIVE Manila is back and we are kicking things off with the Manila Megastack on Dec 7-16, 2018 at the Okada Manila!”

Two months ago, the PokerStars LIVE Manila room closed its doors at City of Dreams Manila. This was the second PS room to close after Macau shut down in April. While there are still no reports on the progress in Macau, it is welcoming news to see that in Manila, PokerStars will be up and running with barely a step missed.

Manila Megastack

The Manila Megastack is slated for December 7 to 16 with PHP 17 Million (US$319K) in guaranteed prizes. It will be highlighted by the PHP 10 Million (US$188K) Guaranteed Main Event. Although the full schedule has yet to be released, six key events were declared:

Guaranteed Events

PHP12K Kick-Off – PHP 3 Million Guaranteed – December 7 to 9

PHP55K NLH Freezeout – PHP 3 Million Guaranteed – December 13 to 14

PHP20K Saturday Superstack – PHP 1 Million Guaranteed – December 15 to 16

PHP30K Main Event – PHP 10 Million Guaranteed – December 14 to 16

High Roller Events

PHP100K Single Day High Roller – December 14

PHP100K High Roller Turbo – December 15

The upcoming festival will be the 10th installment of the Manila Megastack. The previous edition saw the largest festival Main Event field of 696 entries with a prize pool over PHP 18.2 Million (~US$342,500). Singaporean player Ignatius Meng claimed the victory and took home PHP 4 Million in cash.

Article by Tricia David

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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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