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PartyPoker players head to APT Philippines
The Asian Poker Tour is heading to the Philippines this week to get started on another season. With the help of PartyPoker, 22 online poker players will be joining in the festivities as well, including playing in the $2,700 main event.
The 22 players won their way to the APT Philippines via online qualifiers at PartyPoker. Their prize packages are worth $6,000 and include the buy-in for the main event, accommodation at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel, and $2,500 in spending money.
"Some of the players who qualified for the Asian Poker Tour only invested a few dollars to secure their thriller in Manila," said a PartyPoker spokesman. "Last year, plenty of the online qualifiers ended up in the money, so we'll be looking for a repeat performance or better."
Leading the charge for the PartyPoker players is Irish Poker Championship winner Rory Reese Brennan. The Dubliner plus the bevy of online qualifiers from around the world will hit the main event when it begins Thursday in Manila.
The online qualifiers will also get to take in some of the parties taking place during the APT series. One event that promises to be "tastefully wild" is the FHM player's party on Jan. 31. FHM will bring cover models to act as hosts at the party, and afterward, FHM will have party buses available to take players around Manila's hotspots.
There will also be cocktails to mark the opening ceremony on Jan. 28, plus a gathering exclusive to those players who won their seats on PartyPoker.
In addition to the parties and the main event, the AP also has a few other poker events lined up. There is a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, a GREED tournament, a Headhunter event and a 13-card poker game.
Plus players will want to be on the lookout for the APT's sponsored pros at the events - David Rheem, Nam Le, Steve Sung, Quinn Do and others.
While the online qualifiers are living the live poker tournament life in the Philippines, PartyPoker still has loads of action to offer its players online. Feb. 1 will be the first Monthly Million at the online poker site, offering players a $1 million guaranteed event.
The buy-in for the Monthly Million is $600+$40, and it will take place at 5:45 p.m. GMT. There are also diverse qualifiers for players to win their way into the Monthly Million for as little as $1.
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