Biggest Asian Poker Tour festival underway in Taipei, Taiwan – April 28 to May 7 at CTP Asia Poker Arena

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Excitement is at an all-time high as the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taipei 2023 got underway at the newly built CTP Asia Poker Arena, with a record-breaking turnout over the past two days. Hailed to be the largest and richest poker festival in the region today, the event has already attracted players from all over the world, with many more on the way as the Main Event draws near.

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Last year, the APT was acquired by APT Events Private Limited, and in January, the new owners signed a five-year sponsorship deal with prominent Asian online platform Natural8. Over the past nine months, players have witnessed gradual upgrades and improvements,  culminating in a welcome speech and ceremony by APT CEO Fred Leung at the event in Taipei.

“It’s a terrific lead-up to APT Taipei, which officially launches the Asian Poker Tour into a new era. Our APT team has been working relentlessly to deliver what we hope to be all-time records for the tour over the next ten days. Once again, we’d like to thank David Tai and all those involved in CTP for the efforts and hospitality,”

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Since the announcement of APT Taipei 2023 earlier this year, interest has been off the charts. Highlight of the event is the jaw-dropping 1 Million USD (NT$ 30 Million) guaranteed Main Event. This is the largest Main Event prize pool announced by the APT in over a decade. It is scheduled for May 1 to 5 with four flights offered. Buy in is NT$ 50,000 (~US$ 1,625). Another top feature are the newly designed APT trophies ready to be captured.

APT Taipei 2023 – Schedule 

*All images by APT


Asian Poker Tour about to launch its biggest festival in history in Taipei, Taiwan – Asia Poker Arena from April 28 to May 7

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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