Thursday, December 10, 2015

World Poker Tour Season XIV Manila 2016

I started to learn the poker game, when Daniel Craig plays it on its movie Casino Royale last 2006. Out of curiosity I played it when Lady Gaga visit the country last 2012, with a hit theme song called poker face. As I watched Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ivey and Dwan do the bluff n drama. The game were becoming more exciting than it was.  

If you won or entered to the final table in some small event tournament. You may always upgrade of level up to the next level from various places and tour around the world. But one of the speaker at Solaire told us that don't quite your job or business. Instead do it passionately with control.

Until the urged of getting into the main event like the WSOP or WPT was quite a dream. Not as a gambler, but as a competitive skilled sport player poker mind setting pro. Just like chess, games of the generals, dama or any mind setting board game. The goal is to be the best, outperform then survival of the fittest. 

The last MGM Grand Sanya event in China shared nearly $1.4 million with 882 players. But this January 2-8, 2016 Solaire will host the WPT National Main Event with $1650 buy in. They also have free roller daily every 2pm until it reach the season. Qualifying warm up game for the main event, a good starter for newbie. And various small buy in and pot money..see WPT schedules.

January main event kicks off with $275 buy in with $50k guaranteed winning. Also the $200k buy in super high roller considered as one of the highest buy in in the history. Will attract pros from around the world with private jets, presidential suites, champagne and limo entourage.

Winfred Yu CEO of Poker King Club aims to push the boundaries of poker. Which led the Co to the home of the biggest game. They also have $165 buy in for ladies event. After the WPT we to play the warm up game to one of Solaire Manila table together with Alvin and Press. 
WPT President Adam Pliska were confident to all of the attendees that they will discover the one of the finest resort destination in the world. Which I agree to that while I visited and dined with Solaire several times. Only 30 mins away from 4 Manila airport terminals. Which has the best dining, entertainment, great place to do staycation. With more than 800 luxurious suites and villas that can host main-big events with 4500 parking capacity.

Cyrus Sherafar - VP of Solaire were excited about and Richard Yong, a Malaysian high roller winner of the 2015 Aussie Millions. They also expecting Pinoy poker stars on action like Marc Rivera, Andrew Gaw and Lester Educ. Also Ian Brion finished 3rd in Manila last APT with $40k prize. 
About World Poker Tour 

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. 

WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 14th season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIV of WPT is sponsored by, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. also sponsors Season 2 of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which is currently in production and which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to

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