Asia Pacific Poker Tour

MPC21: Just around the corner

It's hard to imagine a time when the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) was just a 3-day series with 30-something players in the Red Dragon main event but that's exactly how it all started in 2008.Then, this past January, the milestone MPC20 ran a 12-day series with record poker festival totals of 3,443 players ...more

by Fred Leung on July 18, 2014 6:41 AM

Slyde becomes official watch sponsor of PokerStars LIVE Macau

Luxury Swiss watch brand Slyde will be the Official Watch Sponsor of PokerStars LIVE Macau for the current APPT Season. Slyde will be supplying specially-designed watches to both the winner of August's Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event and 2014 Asia Championship of Poker Main Event.The two tourn...more

by PokerStars LIVE Macau Staff on July 10, 2014 2:23 AM

APPT8 Manila: Thanh Ha Duong comes from behind to secure title!

A major turnaround has happened here in Manila today proving once again that it doesn't matter how big a deficit you face, there's always a chance that the cards will fall yours and not your opponent's way.Thanh Ha Duong came into this heads up battle with just 800,000 in chips compared to PokerStar...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 9:04 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: It's Guzzardi vs Duong for the title

Unfortunately for Bernie Angeles and his fan club, the dream is over but it sure was fun while it lasted. After his exit, we feared that a good portion of the crowd, who have contributed so much to the atmosphere today, would leave but luckily the vast majority have hung around.It had started off so...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 5:44 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Believing in Bernie

The tournament has suddenly exploded - figuratively I mean. From starting five-handed at the beginning of this level, it's taken less than 30 minutes for two more players to be eliminated. Not only that, the crowd are still happy because their beloved Bernie Angeles is still in with a shout.Sameer R...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 4:29 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: The home hopes fall

I've covered a lot of final tables but I have to say the rail supporting the three players from the Philippines is one of the most impressive I've seen in a while. The support is about three rows deep, passionately partisan yet entirely good-natured.We lost our first player of the day. Ranjeev Kanja...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 3:39 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Final table profiles

Here's a full list of our runners and riders for the APPT8 Manila final table:Daniel GiangSeat 1: Daniel Giang, 23 - Melbourne, Australia (382,000)Giang is a student who learned to play poker from friends four years ago. He says that this APPT Manila main event is his best result and that this is j...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 1:41 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Lina recovering well, final table set

If the story of the first two hours of the final table has been about anything, it was about Maria Bernadette Lina surviving and Michael Guzzardi's continued domination. The only lady left in the tournament, Lina started as the shortest stack and managed two significant double ups through Thanh Ha D...more

by Chris Hall on July 7, 2014 1:14 AM

APPT8 Manila Day 3: Time to go from eleven to one

There's just 11 players coming back for the final day of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour event here in Manila. Just two players will need to be eliminated and the final table will be set and we can begin the speculation of who will become the next champion of the APPT.At the moment, it's Michael Guzzard...more

by Chris Hall on July 6, 2014 10:41 PM

APPT8 Day 2: Guzzardi has huge lead going into the final day

The penultimate day of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour event here in Manila saw 95 players out of the initial 260 runners return to play into the money and toward the final table. Although the tournament really slowed down when approaching the bubble, the reverse occurred once the players had made the m...more

by Chris Hall on July 6, 2014 9:29 AM
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