Mateo and Lee win at APT Philippines; next, stop APT Korea Seoul

A round-up of the best bits of the Asian Poker Tour stop in the Philippines and a reminder of what’s to come.

Poker in Asia doesn’t need a wheelchair; it’s doing rather well, thank you. Ok, there are a few pieces of paper that need ‘I’s’ dotting and ‘t’s’ crossing, before hoping they end up beneath the quill of a poker-loving government official or two, but none of those issues is present in the Philippines.

April 24 – May 5 the Asian Poker Tour (APT) visited the archipelagic country. The Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, Philippines played host, and there were two events worthy of a finger-tap or two.

The PHP 55,000 (US$1,050) APT Philippines Main Event attracted 503-entrants, and Christopher Mateo took the title and $83,842 first prize. It was a raw final table except for the presence of a two-time World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event Champion.

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