The Asian Poker Tour Championships Philippines 2017 kicks off today with twelve days of nonstop poker festivities running from April 26th-May 7th at Resorts World Manila. The festival features a multitude of events including a Sam Razavi Champions Cup, the APT Main Event, and the APT Championships.
Among this action packed schedule is a special Sit n Go (SNG) sponsored by Chinese poker app, “PokerFishS”, who has teamed up with the APT to host this special invitational event. Event will take place on April 29th – 9:30pm.
APT star players to compete in the SNG
The upcoming SNG event will see four APT star players compete against four players from the PokerFishS team. The tournament has a $300 Buy-in with a US$2,400 winner-take-all first prize. Event is sponsored by PokerFishS.
Confirmed to play for the APT team are Samad Razavi, Iori Yogo, Lester Edoc, and former Starcraft player BoxeR. Under the PokerFishS team are professional players Liu Zongxin, Lynn Huang and PokerFishS representatives Ada Chen and Jaden Wang.
Poker fans will be able to watch this exciting star-studded event with both the Asian Poker Tour and PokerFishs providing full coverage in English and in Chinese.
Here is the list of live streams:
PokerFishS: the “Home Game” app looking to expand outside of China
Due to legal restrictions and the specific nature of the Chinese web, the online poker scene in Mainland China has evolved in a very different direction as compared to the rest of the world. International “real money” operators are not the main players dominating the Chinese poker industry.
Instead, social apps are taking the lion share of this promising market. Among them is the “Home Game App” like “PokerFishS” which can be considered the most interesting development.
Home Game App mechanics
The principle of the “Home Game App” is very simple; Friends can organize a private poker game online in their own club. The game is designed to simulate live poker experience, straddle, no rake,insurance and more.
Plenty of features are offered to the game organizers such as creating their own poker club, full tracking of the amount of chips won and lost by the players in their games, the ability to limit the amount of chips that players can bring into the game, these are just some of them.
Several home game apps have become very vibrant in the Chinese online poker world with PokerFishS being one of the leaders. According to figures provided by the company, PokerFishS currently has close to 1 million registered users and more than 100,000 clubs.
The next step for the app is to promote the concept outside of Mainland China starting with neighboring countries in South East Asia. This ambitious venture into new territory explains why the Asian audience will be able to follow this upcoming special SNG live streamed on three different channels.
Article by Triccia David