Asian Poker Tour: A Return to Glory with a Seven-Figure Main Event Prize Pool – starts today at CTP Asia Poker Arena, May 1-6

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In 2008, the Asian Poker Tour made waves in the Philippines by becoming the first in the region to guarantee a one million USD Main Event prize pool. Australian David Saab won it for a whopping US$ 280,000. The following year, the APT outdid itself by amassing a seven figure Main Event prize pool of US$ 1.4 million in Macau. France’s Adrien Allain walked away with US$ 391K.

Fast forward to the present, and the APT is once again making headlines with the new owners, APT Events Private Limited, aiming to take the brand to greater heights. Early this year, the brand signed a five year sponsorship deal with Asia online platform Natural8, which was quickly followed by the announcement of a seven figure Main Event prize pool.

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Running from May 1 to 6, a guaranteed NT$ 30,000,000 is set for the APT Taipei 2023 Main Event, approximately 1 Million USD. The festival is currently underway at the newly erected CTP Asia Poker Arena in Taiwan. Since kick off on April 28, the room has been jam-packed daily as players from around the world eagerly await the festival highlight. That time has finally arrived.

The Main Event opens today, May 1 and runs through May 6. Four entry flights are offered of varying formats. Its custom crafted deep structure is the most highly revered in the region. Buy in is NT$ 50,000 (~US$ 1,640). With pre-game numbers already through the roof, confidence is high that it will exceed its target.

Entry Flights Date Blinds Time
Flight A May 1 60 minutes 12:00 PM
Flight B Nay 2 45 minutes 12:00 PM
Flight C May 3 30 minutes 12:00 PM
Flight D May 3 30 minutes 6:00 PM
Day 2 May 4 60 minutes 12:00 PM
Day 3 May 5 60 minutes 12:15 PM
Final Day May 6 60 minutes 1:15 PM

For the full details, head to the Asian Poker Tour website. 

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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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