Win Iconic Spadies and Shard Trophies at APPT Cambodia – Player Guide released – May 5 to 15 at NagaWorld Phnom Penh



PokerStars recently released the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Cambodia full schedule and player guide which features US$ 550,000 in guarantees and 26 trophies. The festival runs from May 5 to 15 at NagaWorld Integrated Resorts in Phnom Penh. This is the brand’s second visit to the capital city.

Through the years, PokerStars shard trophies and spadies have been among the most coveted hardware in the industry. For the upcoming festival, players can win a shard trophy for as low as US$ 800, and for the spadies, players can win one starting at US$ 200. We’ve sorted out the schedule for you, just scroll down for a look.

APPT Cambodia – Schedule and Player Guide

PokerStars Shard trophies


Out of the 26 trophy events, four award the iconic PokerStars Shard trophy. The $400,000 guaranteed Main Event will be the most coveted. Last year, Canada’s Alex Puchalski emerged the first ever APPT Cambodia Main Event champion and pocketed a career high US$ 96,000.

Events Guarantee Dates Buy in
APPT National $100,000 May 7-9 $800
Super High Roller
May 10-11 $10,000
APPT Main Event $400,000 May 12-15 $1,500
APPT High Roller 5K
May14-15 $5,000

PokerStars Spade trophies

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With four tournaments awarding shard trophies, the remaining 22 award champions the iconic PokerStars spade. For low stakes players, win one for your collection starting at just US$ 200 up to $550. A total of fourteen NLH events are scheduled plus three at other variants.

Event Dates Buy In
NagaWorld Kickoff $5OK GTD May 5-7 $350
Turbo May 5 $200
Freezeout May 6 $200
Knockout Freezeout May 7 $500
Win the Button (Turbo) May 7 $200
Mystery Bounty May 9-11 $550
Six Handed Hyper Turbo May 9 $300
Deepstack May 11 $500
Turbo Freezeout May 11 $500
Megastack Turbo May 12 $500
Superstack Turbo Freezeout May 13 $500
Super Knockout Turbo May 14 $500
APPT Mini Main Event (Single Re-entry) May 15 $300
Last Chance Super Hyper Turbo May 15 $200

Other variants

PLO Knockout May 8 $300
Short Deck May 10 $300
Mix PLO/NLH May 15 $500

Spade trophies with Mid-High Buy ins

With buy ins on the more expensive side, high roller events tend to separate the pros from the masses. This creates much smaller fields filled with players battling it out for big prize money. If you want to test your skill against the elite, this is your chance to do so and lift one of the spadies on the mantle.

Superstack Single Re-Entry May 14-15 $800
Mini High Roller (Single Re-entry) May 9-10 $2,000
Single Day High Roller May 11 $3,000
High Roller Knockout May 12 $2,500

Player Information

In partnership with boutique gaming consulting company, Connaissance Management, the upcoming series takes place at world class NagaWorld Integrated Resorts in capital city Phnom Penh. As early as now, players can start booking rooms at special player rates.

For first timers, Phnom Penh is just forty minutes away from Siem Reap, site of Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world. Make sure to set time  apart from the felt as this is a must see destination.

NO TAX on winnings

In addition to tournaments are Cash Tables running all day and night. with a wide range of stakes offered. Players will also be glad to know that there is “NO TAX” on both cash and tournament winnings.

Airport to NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex

For travelers arriving at the Phnom Penh International Airport, there are multiple options available to get to NagaWorld Integrated Resort Complex. To avoid getting overcharged, Grab Taxi and Metered Taxi Service – Global Taxi are recommended. The distance is roughly 10km which is around 30 minutes.


The country’s currency is the Cambodian Riel, however the US Dollar is widely accepted. In fact, USD is more accepted than the Riel. At the festival, USD will be used for both tournaments and cash games. Exchange counters are available at the hotel lobby.

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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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