World Poker Tour National Philippines At Solaire Resort & Casino on January 2-8, 2016




Solaire Resort and Casino will host the World Poker Tour National Philippines Festival of Poker on January 2-8, 2016. The schedule of WPT Season XIV was announced  by the World Poker Tour President Adam Pliska during the press conference yesterday at the Eclipse Bar of Solaire. It will be Solaire's second consecutive year to host the tournament.

The WPT National Main Event $1,650 buy-in and a diverse selection of side events, including a $200,000 buy-in super high roller, the largest buy-in tournament held in World Poker Tour history is set to stage at Solaire's Grand Ballroom. 


Poker King Club President and CEO Winfred Yu and World Poker Tour President and
CEO Adam Pliska together with Aussie Millions Champion and Businessman Richard Yong
and Solaire SVP for Casino Marketing Cyrus Sherafat

The Festival of Poker kicks off on January 2 with the $275 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Poker King Cup. The highly anticipated two-day $200,000 buy-in Super High Roller will start on January 3. The Super High Roller was organized by Poker King Club and Cali Group. Competing in this huge buy-in event are top professionals and wealthy poker enthusiasts.


Mr. Winfred Yu, Poker King Club President and CEO

"We at Poker King Club always aim to push the boundaries of poker, which led to us being named the "Home of the World's Biggest Game". That aim is now coming to WPT National Philippines with a Super High Roller, and we are happy to add the gravitas of well-known poker players into that mix, such as Aussie Millions champion and businessman, Mr. Richard Yong.", said Poker King Club President and CEO Winfred Yu.


Mr. Adam Pliska, World Poker Tour President and CEO

"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 highest 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.", added WPT President and CEO Adam Pliska.


Mr. Cyrus Sherafat, Solaire Senior Vice President - Casino Marketing

Mr. Cyrus Sherafat, SVP of Casino Marketing for Solaire Resort & Casino said, "We are looking forward to kicking off 2016 with the exciting WPT National Philippines Festival. 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."

Day 1A of the $1,500 + $150 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. Visit the event page: http://www.worldpokertour.com/event/national-events-wpt-national-philippines-season-2015-2016/#eventTab1


For more information about the World Poker Tour, check out www.worldpokertour.com/


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