Tournaments in Asia: 13 Month Bonus at Solaire, Megastack Results, APT Cebu Schedule

Solaire (Manila): "13 Month Bonus" Tournaments announced

This month the Solaire poker room will be hosting a 5 days poker festival called “13th Month Bonus”. This begins with a PhP 5,500 ($125) buy in bounty event, on January 22nd and will be followed up on January 23rd-24th by a hefty PhP 50,000 ($1,120) buy in event with re-entries. On the 25th-26th of January, Solaire will be host to a PhP 20,000 ($450) re-entry PLO tournament. Satellites will be running for all these side events in the days leading up to them. January 22nd-26th will see the main event takes place, with a PhP 10,000 ($225) buy in, along with re-entries. Organisers will be hoping for a good field size, as they have guaranteed a prize of PhP1,000,000 ($22,250) for the winner. The overall prize pool will be guaranteed at PhP 3,000,000 ($66,750) to crown what is an exciting series of events with ambitious prize pools. Satellites with a buy in of PhP 1,100 ($25) will be available in the days and hours leading up to the event.


All details on Solaire Facebook page:

Pokerstars Live Manila: Megastack Results

First event organized by Pokerstars Live Manila, The Manila Megastack has attracted many talented players. The Main Event saw 61 players put forward the PhP 25,000 ($560) entry fee with Joon-han Lee emerging as the winner. Having been a regular on the ACOP tour last year, Joon-han Lee has now banked two good scores in the space of the past month. Other recognisable names who won an event include Ben Abrahams (PhP 5,000 NLH KO Bounty Event), and Mike Takayama (PhP 10,000 NLH Event). There are already many great tournament results attributed to Abrahams, with his name appearing at final tables on the Asian poker circuit since 2010. Takayama is a man with multiple 1st place finishes at major Asian poker tournaments, the largest of which was quite recent. Just a few months ago he was here in Manila, winning the APT Manila Main Event for what was by far his biggest score of PhP 3,453,000 ($80,000). To come back and win another tournament in such a short space of time is a great accomplishment, and it seems likely we will be seeing more of Mike Takayama through 2015.


Mike Takayama won the PHP 10,000 NLH Event

APT Cebu: Full Even Schedule released 

The Asian Poker Tour will arrive in Cebu on the 27th of January and will run until February 4th, at the All In poker club. This is located within the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Lahug and will feature 9 days of tournaments, with live satellites available for each. For the first time, the Main Event ($1,125) has three starting days, from 30th January – 1st February.

– The schedule for the entire series can be found here:
– Download the player booklet: Here
– All changes for new season:

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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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