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)


Derick Hernandez (Philippines) APPT Manila Final Table

Derick Hernandez (Philippines) APPT Manila Final Table


Seat 2: Nicholas Bamman (240,000)

Nicholas Bamman (USA) APPT Manila Final Table

Nicholas Bamman (USA)


Seat 3: Roger Spets (413,000) titantilts on PokerStars

Roger Spets (Sweden) APPT Manila Final Table

Roger Spets (Sweden) APPT Manila Final Table


Seat 4: Brett Parise (173,000) Mr.BlueDuck on PokerStars

Brett Parise (USA) APPT Manila Final Table

Brett Parise (USA) APPT Manila Final Table


Seat 5: Ira Blumenthal (184,000)

Ira Blumenthal (Thailand) APPT Manila Final Table

Ira Blumenthal (Thailand) APPT Manila Final Table


Seat 6: Maor Feldinger (199,000) jusepe236 on PokerStars

Maor Feldinger (Israel) APPT Manila Final Table

Maor Feldinger (Israel)


Seat 7: Bas van Liere (207,000) beerround on PokerStars

Bas Van Liere (The Netherlands) APPT Manila Final Table

Bas Van Liere (The Netherlands) APPT Manila Final Table


Seat 8: Kazuhiro Sato (109,000)

Kazuhiro Sato (Japan) Manila APPT Final Table

Kazuhiro Sato (Japan)


Seat 9: Van Marcus (738,000) sirens on PokerStars

Van Marcus (Australia) APPT Manila Final Table

Van Marcus (Australia)


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:

  1. $179,775
  2. $113,858
  3. $62,921
  4. $44,940
  5. $35,955
  6. $26,966
  7. $20,974
  8. $14,981
  9. $11,386

Brad Willis
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