MEDIA RELEASE: Hachem a confirmed starter for APT Philippines

Media release

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is pleased to announce that Joe Hachem will soon be making his APT tournament debut as an APT Ambassador. Hachem is set to join the tables at APT Philippines, which will be hosted at Resorts World Manila on April 19-25.

Hachem is considered to be one of the top poker professionals presently competing at major international events and is Australia’s most successful and best-known poker pro. He became an official ambassador for the largest and most prestigious independent poker tour in Asia in January 2012 when it was announced he had entered into a working relationship with AsianLogic Group, owners of the APT.

APT Tournament Manager Jason Morris commented, “Joe Hachem is the perfect player to represent the APT and we look forward to having him join the action at APT Philippines. I’m sure the players themselves will also be glad that they will get a chance to test themselves against an opponent who already has well over USD $11 million in tournament earnings.”

APT Philippines 2012 features a USD $2700 buy-in Main Event. Filipino Enrique del Prado took home USD $179,260 after defeating Elton Tsang for the 2011 APT Philippines Main Event title. Del Prado rose to victory over a field of 231 players and, based on early figures, that number looks destined to be surpassed in 2012.

2012 APT Philippines schedule (buy-ins in $USD)

April 19

1pm Event 1: $550 Asian Heads Up Championship flight A (max entry 32 in each flight)
3pm Event 1: $550 Asian Heads Up Championship flight B (max entry 32 in each flight; eliminated players from flight A may re-enter)
3pm $150 Main Event Super Satellite w/ rebuys & add-on
5pm Event 2: $200 Add On for Charity
6pm $300 Main Event Super Satellite w/ re-entry

April 20

1pm Event 3: $5000 No Limit Hold’em High Rollers
2pm Event 4: $270 Mixed Game (NLH & PLO)
3pm $150 Main Event Super Satellite w/ rebuys & add-on
6pm $300 Main Event Super Satellite w/ re-entry

April 21

1pm $2700 APT Philippines Main Event day 1A
3pm Event 5: $150 Ladies of Poker
5pm $150 Main Event Super Satellite w/ rebuys & add-on
7pm $300 Main Event Super Satellite w/ re-entry

April 22

1pm APT Philippines Main Event day 1B (players eliminated on day 1A may re-enter)
3pm Event 6: $350 No Limit Hold’em
6pm Event 7: $170 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo 1

April 23

1pm $2700 APT Philippines Main Event day 2
3pm Event 8: $350 Pot Limit Omaha
6pm Event 9: $170 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo 2

April 24

1pm $2700 APT Philippines Main Event day 3
3pm Event 10: $270 No Limit Hold’em Head Hunter
6pm Event 11: $170 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo 3

April 25

1pm Event 12: $270 No Limit Hold’em Six-handed
3pm $2700 APT Philippines Main Event final table


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