Another installment of the Manila Super Series has come and gone and once it again it produced an impressive field with 784 entries charging the felt at City of Dreams Manila. The series is one of the lowest buy-in festivals hosted by PokerStars LIVE with this year’s editions in Manila offering players a chance at a PokerStars Players Championship Platinum Pass at a very affordable PHP10,000 (~US$190).
After four days of Main Event action running from May 31 – June 3, Taiwan’s I-Cheng Lin seized the title, the PHP1,225,000 (~US$23,300) first prize, and the coveted PSPC Platinum Pass worth US$30,000. This was Lin’s first major victory of his career.
The largest poker tournament Vietnam has ever seen wrapped up with Singapore’s Lee Yin How winning the Asia Poker League Main Event. Last night, Lee Yin How withstood the final 9 round to emerge as champion and capture the VND 1,476,360,000 (~US$64,700) first place prize money.
Ever since tournament poker opened up to local players in Vietnam, one of the most popular venues to play has been the Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City. This club has been the site of the APL Road Series Vietnam ongoing for 11 days until June 4. The highlight was the Main Event which saw a record-breaking 864 entries pony up the VND 11M entry fee for a prize pool of VND 8,380,800,000 (US$367,500). Out of this nice chunk of cash, only 108 players earned a cut.