Manila Megastack 9: ₱17M in Guaranteed Prize Money
Over ₱17 million in prize money has been guaranteed in the 10-day series which includes 26 Official Asia Player of the Year events.
Clearly, the biggest highlight will be the ₱30,000 Main Event which comes with a ₱10 million prize pool guarantee and begins on May 4. What's more, the good folks at PokerStars will award the Main Event winner a PSPC Platinum Pass worth USD $30,000! Converted into Philippine Peso, that's more than ₱1.56 million in added value to the top prize!!
Let me put it in perspective. Japan's Akinari Yokomizo defeated a field of 624 entrants to win the Manila Megastack title last December. The victory earned Yokomizo ₱3,210,000 which means a similar-sized field this time around would get a boost of nearly 50%!
For more info on the PSPC, Platinum Passes, and how to win them, please visit: www.pokerstarslive.com/pspc/pass/
For those seeking a bigger thrill, there are two big buy-in events leading into the Main Event: the ₱50,000 NLH Freezeout (₱3M GTD) and ₱100,000 Single Day High Roller -- both of which make use of the 30-second shot clock. Last time, the two events combined for 117 entrants with prize money weighing in at ₱7.4 million.
Tournaments at PokerStars LIVE Manila have been surging upwards all year and so there's a sense of optimism that more records will fall when the ninth edition of the Manila Megastack kicks off on Friday, April 27.
April 27-29: ₱10,000 Kick-off (₱2 Million Guarantee)
May 3-4: ₱50,000 NLH Freezeout (₱3 Million Guarantee, Shot Clock)
May 4-6: ₱30,000 Main Event (₱10 Million Guarantee)
May 4: ₱100,000 Single Day High Roller (Shot Clock)
May 5-6: ₱20,000 Saturday Superstack (₱1 Million Guarantee)
For the complete Manila Megastack 9 schedule please visit www.PokerStarsLiveManila.com
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