Manila will now host the first ever PokerStars Festival Manila which is slated to run for 11 days. The series began from July 28 and is scheduled to run till August 7. Enthusiasts of poker in India have something to look forward to now.
Previously a hot stop on the APPT, PokerStars Festival Manila will now take over the reigns as the headliner for poker in the Philippines and is the latest series in the list of spectacular events that have happened in the stunning venue. A strong Indian contingent is expected to arrive to the eastern hemisphere to participate in the series and a few who are confirmed in attendance are Kunal Patni, Akash Shekhar, Viren Kapur, Dhaval Mudgal, Kanishka Samant, Keshav Chadha, Abhineet Jain and Arjun Dhingra.
The 11-day poker tournament will host 56 tournaments and satellites beginning with the ₱16,500 PokerStars Open (₱4 million guarantee). The series will end with the ₱55,000 Main Event guaranteeing a colossal ₱20 million prize pool which begins on August 3.
|July 28-30||PokerStars Open||₱16,500||₱4,000,000|
|July 30-August 1||PokerStars Super Deep||₱27,500|
|August 2-3||PokerStars Festival High Roller||₱215,000|
|August 3-7||PokerStars Festival Main Event||₱55,000||₱20,000,000|
|August 4-7||PokerStars Cup||₱22,000|
Prominent poker pro Kunal Patni has been on a hot streak of late. Just last week, Patni finished second place in the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event for $115,368.
The New Year is well and truly on its way with the WPTDeepStacks in Berlin, and followers of poker in India will be glad to know that notable pro Kunal Patni has made it to the final day of the Main Event.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup is presently underway, and Indian competitors have already made headway at the City of Dreams.