Three day countdown for PokerStars LIVE’s APPT Warm Up begins


Following last June’s record breaking results, PokerStars LIVE is gearing up for a busy month ahead with two full-fledged festivals taking the stage at Okada Manila, Philippines this July. Players in preparation for the upcoming Asia Pacific Poker Tour Manila 15 can test the felt as early as this Sunday, July 7th with the APPT Warm Up running through the 14th. 

Three day countdown for PokerStars LIVE’s APPT Warm Up begins

The eight day series features over PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 170,580) in guarantees across its 18 trophy event lineup, headlined by a PHP 5,000,000 (~USD 85,290) guaranteed Main Event. Grinding the entire festival is seemingly light on the pocket with buy-ins ranging from PHP 4,000 (~USD 68) to its highest listed at PHP 25,000 (~USD 426). Aside from the prizes in store, up to 12 APPT Manila packages valued at PHP 120,000 (~USD 2,040) will also be given away, with a Mega Qualifier running on Saturday, July 13th for a fraction of the price. Scroll down below for more information on the nearing festivities.

APPT Warm Up – Player E-Guide

APPT Warm Up Main Event


With the APPT Warm Up festival kicking off this weekend, it’s not until midweek, July 10th until the Main Event hits the felt. Hoisting a sizeable guarantee, buy-in is set at an affordable PHP 16,500 (~USD 280) with players given the option to fire as many bullets as they wish across the four starting flights on schedule. Each Day 1 will play down to 15% of the field, allowing those who make it through a sure return on their money. All tournament runners start off with a 30,000 stack, equivalent to 300x the starting blinds.

Day 2 survivors will continue for another day of battle across 30 minute blind levels with the action deemed to close once the final nine is set. Final Day is in for an extended 40 minute duration of play, finishing off with the top two winners receiving a ₱120,000 APPT Manila Package (seat and accommodation) taken from the prize pool.

Dates: July 10 – 14, 2024
Buy in: PHP 16,500 (~USD 280)
Guarantee: PHP 5,000,000 (~USD 85,290)
ITM: 15% of the field

Flight A: Wednesday, July 10
Flight B: Thursday, July 11
Flight C: Friday, July 12
Flight D Turbo: Friday, July 12
Day 2: Saturday, July 13
Final Day: Sunday, July 14

Other Guaranteed Events

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Running alongside the Main Event festivities are four more guaranteed events for another combined PHP 5,000,000 (~USD 85,290) in prizes to be awarded. Action starts right on opening day with the first festival trophy Event #1: Opening Event, set to be awarded right off the bat. Top finishers of these four events will likewise receive APPT Manila packages as listed below.

Date/s Event Guarantee (PHP) Buy-in (PHP)
July 7 1 Opening Event ₱1,000,000 ₱12,000
July 7-10 2 Mini Warm Up ₱2,000,000 ₱7,500
July 10-14 15 Turbo Warm Up ₱1,000,000 ₱4,000
July 14 27 Mystery Bounty ₱1,000,000 ₱12,000
  • Event #1 – Opening Event Champion receives ₱120,000 APPT Manila Main Event Package (seat and accommodation) taken from the prize pool. 
  • Event #2 – Mini Warm-up Top 2 receives ₱120,000 APPT Manila Main Event Package (seat and accommodation) taken from the prize pool. 
  • Event #15 – Warm-up Turbo Champion receives ₱120,000 APPT Manila Main Event Package (seat and accommodation) taken from the prize pool.
  • Event #27 – One ₱120,000 APPT Manila package (seat and accommodation) is taken from the prize pool.

Up Next: APPT Manila 15

APPT Manila 15 takes over from July 24 - August 5 for a much bigger celebration at Cove, Okada Manila

Scheduled ten days after the APPT Warm Up games runs its course, the APPT Manila 15 takes over from July 24 – August 5 for a much bigger celebration at Cove Manila, Okada Manila. An event not to miss, this season’s festivities boasts a whopping PHP 144 Million (~USD 2.6M) in guarantees with the Main Event itself covering PHP 55 Million (~USD 938,200) of that magnitude. 

Considering the notable prize pools, buy-ins are set at a higher tier with the Main Event priced at PHP 80,000 (~USD 1,360). Those who find this a bit too steep are welcome to jump in the qualifiers available at the tail end of the APPT Warm Up schedule and attempt to score entries for cheap.

MEGA Qualifier APPT Main Event
Date: July 13, 2024
Buy-in: PHP 14,000 (~USD 230)
Guarantee: 5 packages
Blind levels: 20 mins

APPT Main Event Package Qualifier
Date: July 14, 2024
Buy-in: PHP 14,000 (~USD 230)
Blind levels: 15 mins

APPT Warm Up Full Schedule

APPT Warm Up Schedule

First timers to PokerStars LIVE Manila

If you’re new to the scene, PokerStars LIVE Manila stands as one of the metropolis’s most popular poker hubs. Daily tournaments and cash tables are offered. The poker room is conveniently situated within Okada Manila making it easily accessible for guests staying in the premises. Additionally guests can indulge in breathtaking views of Manila Bay and its captivating sunsets from the hotel, adding to the overall experience.

For international travelers, Okada Manila is within 5-10 minutes drive from NAIA Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. For NAIA Terminal 3, the trip to Okada is just 15 minutes. To avoid getting ripped off , the best way to get to the venue is by Grab Car.

PokerStars LIVE Player Guide


Okada Manila
Okada Manila

Of course the best place to stay while attending the event is at Okada Manila. The resort is rated one of the best and most luxurious. Make sure to contact PokerStars LIVE Manila as special player rates may still be available. For those who would like to explore other options, there are a plethora of places to stay in the area and all are nearby.

Contact PokerStars LIVE Manila: +63-956-736-9676

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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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