The World Poker Tour announced the schedule for their upcoming WPT National Philippines, at the luxurious Solaire Resort & Casino from January 2-8. The festival will include a slew of side events culminating with the $1,650 WPT National Main Event, but the masterpiece of the festival is the new $200,000 buy-in super high roller event, the largest buy-in tournament ever in WPT history. Organized by Poker King Club and Cali Group, the Super High Roller will pit top professionals against wealthy enthusiasts to compete in this massive buy-in event.
“We are looking forward to kicking off 2016 with the exciting WPT National Philippines Festival,” said Cyrus Sherafat, SVP of Casino Marketing for Solaire Resort and Casino. “Last year, both local and international players showcased their skills at Solaire, and we are confident they will continue to demonstrate the very best in poker during Season XIV of the WPT. We also believe poker fans enjoy watching the world-class poker competition here at Solaire, and look forward to welcoming back the great fans and players.”
World Poker Tour President and CEO Adam Pliska adds, “After experiencing tremendous success in Manila Bay during Season XIII, and generating yet another million-dollar prize pool this season in Sanya, World Poker Tour is proud to return to the Asia-Pacific region this January for the WPT National Philippines festival at Solaire Resort & Casino. With the addition of the $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller, the largest buy-in in WPT history, we look forward to welcoming some of the best poker players on tour to the Philippines, along with some of the world’s wealthiest enthusiasts. Having personally spent time at Solaire Resort & Casino, I am confident that all of the attendees will discover that it is one of the finest resort destinations in the world.”
The action kicks off on January 2 with the $275 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Poker King Cup, then heats up on January 3 with the start of the two-day, $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller.
Day 1A of the $1,650 buy-in WPT National Philippines Main Event begins on January 4, and is followed by Day 1B on January 5. Late registration for each starting flight closes at the start of Level 7, and one re-entry per day is allowed. Players who bag chips on Day 1A may play again on Day 1B, and their largest stack will be put into play on Day 2.
The WPT National Philippines festival also includes a $330 buy-in deep-stacked event, a $275 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event, a $165 buy-in ladies event, a $5,400 buy-in high roller, and a $770 buy-in second-chance tournament. At least six $180 buy-in satellites to the WPT National Philippines Main Event are already scheduled from January 2-4, and there will be many more opportunities to qualify in single-table satellites on property.
For more information on the WPT National Philippines festival, visit World Poker Tour.