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Expected to play out over a period of seven days, the series will comprise of 15 tournaments including the â‚±10,000 buy-in Main Event which boasts of a massive â‚±3 million prize pool guarantee, the â‚±5,000 buy-in Warm-up that has a â‚±1 million prize pool guarantee, and the â‚±6,000 buy-in Megastack, which comes with a â‚±500,000 prize pool guarantee.
The ninth edition of the PokerStars Live Manila Super Series will offer more than â‚±4.5 million in guaranteed prize money, including a Platinum Pass worth $30,000 to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas in January 2019 which will be awarded to the winner of the Main Event.
The Big Blind Ante and 30-second Shot Clock formats that were extremely popular PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour, will be making a comeback with this series in the â‚±15,000 NLH event. The Super Series 9 will also include 16 live satellites with buy-ins ranging from â‚±1,000 to â‚±3,000.
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The 2018 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) will be announced on October 4, during the Manila Super Series event. Filipino pro Mike Takayama has officially been named as the 2018 APOY and is the first Philippines native to win the coveted title. The 29-year-old has had a tremendously successful year at the felts and even managed to bag a PSPC Platinum Pass to the Bahamas at the Main Event of the PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series Season 5.
Talking about winning the APOY, Takayama said, “I feel very happy because winning the APOY is a dream! A lot of players also aspire to win this prestigious award. To my fellow poker players, don’t give up just keep on playing. When you have a bad beat accept it freely, it’s the nature of the game. Perseverance is key. I would also like to thank my wife for supporting me through everything. I would also like to thank God and my friends.”