PKR to send players to APT Manila

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As Manila braces itself for the possibility of about 400 poker players heading for the Dusit Thani Manila hotel at the end of May for the Asian Poker Tour, PKR is gearing up qualifiers to send at least three players to the event.

The Manila, Philippines leg of the Asian Poker Tour begins May 27 and runs through June 1. To get a shot at taking part in the main event, players at PKR can win one of at least three seats offered at the poker site in a satellite running May 12.

The satellite has a $200+$15 buy-in and will offer up three $5,000 prize packages to the APT Manila main event. That includes the $2,500 buy-in for the event plus money for travel and expenses.

"The APT is a new and unique event. It showcases the global popularity and growth of poker," said Neil Wright, PKR poker room manager. "We are looking forward to seeing PKR players get a shot at a fantastic all round experience and a slice of the guaranteed $1 million."

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Players at PKR can also get at a shot at that $1 million prize pool for even less if they want to work their way up through qualifiers into the May 12 satellite.

The poker site will host weekly qualifiers for the satellite on Mondays at 7:40 p.m. GMT. They will have a $43+$4 buy-in and award a seat in the Grand Final satellite for every five entrants.

For players looking for an even less expensive option, there are sit-and-go tournaments and daily multi-table tournaments that award seats into the weekly qualifiers.

There are two types of sit-and-go tournaments that will be available on an ongoing basis during the week. There are $4.70+40¢ SNGs that will qualify one player each for the weekly qualifier. Plus there are $2.06+20¢ SNGs that will qualify two players each for the weekly qualifier.

The multi-table qualifiers will take place at 3:15 p.m. daily and 7:25 p.m. daily (except for Mondays) and have a $9.40+90¢ buy-in. Each daily MTT will qualify one in five players for the weekly qualifier.

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