We’re in the starters’ hands in Manila
We’re just about to welcome players to the final table in the race for the first Asian Pacific Poker Tour event in Manila, Philippines.
Play moves to a purpose-built TV table and studio, which looks absolutely spectacular. TV crews are just completing their final preparations before the nine players are introduced and the order is given to “shuffle up and deal”.
Play will start today with blinds at 3000/6000 with a 1000 ante, before raising to 4000/8000 (1000). The 5000/10,000 level may be skipped straight to 6000/12,000 (1000).
The line-up for the final table is:
Seat 1: Derrick Hernandez (287,000)
Seat 2: Nicholas Bamman (240,000)
Seat 3: Roger Spets (413,000) titantilts on PokerStars
Seat 4: Brett Parise (173,000) Mr.BlueDuck on PokerStars
Seat 5: Ira Blumenthal (184,000)
Seat 6: Maor Feldinger (199,000) jusepe236 on PokerStars
Seat 7: Bas van Liere (207,000) beerround on PokerStars
Seat 8: Kazuhiro Sato (109,000)
Seat 9: Van Marcus (738,000) sirens on PokerStars
Maor Feldinger and Brett Parise both qualified for the event via FPP-point tournaments on PokerStars while Van Marcus is a PokerStars Supernova (only attained when a player accumulates 100,000 VIP Player Points during a calendar year).
Players will be cashing the following payouts: