[Press Release] Poker King Cup Standalone Event Launching in June

Press release by Poker King Club

May 16, 2016 (Manila, PH) – Riding on the event’s successful launch during WPT National Philippines in January, which amassed a total of 312 entries on a 50,000 USD guarantee, and the recent follow-up at the WPT National Korea in May, which improved upon the original with a lot more goodies, and saw Mainland Chinese player, Fan Fan, bag the top prize at 17,136,000 KRW, the newly-minted special Poker King Cup trophy, a full set of PKC limited-edition merchandise, and tickets to the upcoming event, Poker King Club is now poised to launch the first-ever Poker King Cup National, a standalone event to be held in Asia’s prime poker destination, Manila, this June. The event will have one Main Event flanked by three side events over a five-day period.

PKCup Champion at WPTNPhilippines 2016 (1)

SJ Kim won the first edition of the PKC Cup

The tournament will be held at the Solaire VIP Level 2 in Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila from June 9 – 13, 2016, and will feature all the hallmarks of a Poker King Club event that the brand has become known for. These include a number of well-structured events, created specifically for the client base, a number of amazing, tailor-made prizes and trophies made for the event, and a whopping 4,000,000 PHP guarantee.
During a recent interview, here is what Poker King Club President, Winfred Yu, had to say regarding this milestone in PKC’s venture into live-tournaments:

“The overwhelming response we got from the players who joined our first event in Manila gave us a very optimistic outlook regarding our event and the further development of poker in Manila. This is why it was an obvious choice to have our first standalone event in Manila. We are optimistic that it will gain popularity and followers that would want to follow it, so it’s not just another event.”

Poker King CLub Trophy

Some players who already have their tickets for the tournament include the four lucky winners who received the Poker King Club National ME tickets as part of their prize, including:
Champion of WPT National Korea ME – Xu Yiguang
1st Runner up of WPT National Korea ME – Sun Xijie
2nd Runner up of WPT National Korea ME – Duan Qifeng
Poker King Cup Event Winner – Fan Fan

Poker King Cup will be held from June 9 – 13, 2016 at the Solaire VIP Level 2 in Solaire Resorts and Casino Manila. The Main Event Buy-in is set at 13,500 + 1,500 PHP.

For any enquiries, you may contact:

Carla Florendo –

Jason Jastrzemski –

Or you may call the operations team at Poker King Club Manila directly at +63 2 09178386754.



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Louis Hartwell

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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