APF Hanoi Spring Series News 2024

Key Info Asian Poker Festival APF Hanoi Spring Series 2024

  Location: Royal Poker Club

  Dates: April 8 - 17, 2024

  Main Event Buy-In: VND 29.4M

Schedule: APF Hanoi Spring Series schedule

APF & TJPV Hanoi Spring Series 2024

Chinese brand Asian Poker Festival (APF) returns to Hanoi, Vietnam for another exciting festival. Dubbed the APF Hanoi Spring Series 2024, the ten-day event takes place at the Royal Poker Club from April 8 to 17, 2024. With the event just around the corner, here’s a rundown of the highlights and other helpful tips.

APF Hanoi Spring Series 2024 – Player Guide

APF Hanoi Spring Series 2024 Highlights

For the past two years, Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, has become a major hub for poker in the region. International tours have flocked, offering players lucrative festivals that are simply hard to resist. Last December, Chinese brand Asian Poker Festival (APF) was the newest poker outfit to uplift the market.

The upcoming APF Hanoi Spring Series 2024 has already generated quite a buzz with its announcement of a VN₫ 60 Billion (~USD 2.4 Million) guarantee. This figure is spread across 14 trophy events and several satellites with a total of 31 tournaments lined up.

Guaranteed Prize Pools

Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ ~USD
APF Kick Off April 8 to 10 2,500,000,000 4,500,000 180
High Roller Warm Up April 8 2,500,000,000 44,100,000 1,800
High Roller Megastack April 9 2,500,000,000 66,150,000 2,700
Midweek Superstack April 10 1,000,000,000 12,250,000 500
Super High Roller April 10 to 11 3,000,000,000 88,200,000 3,600
Mystery Bounty April 11 to 13 4,000,000,000 17,150,000 700
High Roller Super KO Bounty 20M April 11 2,000,000,000 68,600,000 2,800
Superstar Challenge April 12 3,000,000,000 110,250,000 4,500
MAIN EVENT April 13 to 17 25,000,000,000 29,400,000 1,200
Billionaire Club Challenge April 13 3,000,000,000 210,700,000 8,600
Mini Main Closer April 16 to 17 2,000,000,000 12,250,000 500
High Roller The Finale April 16 to 17 4,000,000,000 80,850,000 3,300
Superstack Closer April 17 1,000,000,000 9,800,000 400
High Roller Last Chance April 17 1,500,000,000 49,000,000 2,000

APF Main Event 1 Million USD guarantee

The Main Event often serves as a gauge for the success of a festival, and the APF Hanoi Spring Series 2024 is poised to attract a significantly larger crowd than before. This is due to the jaw-dropping VN₫ 25 Billion prize pool, equivalent to 1 Million USD. 

Within days of the festival announcement, Main Event Early Bird Packages were quickly snatched up. Due to high demand, another 10 packages has been added  with only a few left at the time this article was published. For interested parties, make sure to contact APF to secure yours before they run out.

APF EArly Bird Package

Main Event info

Dates: April 13 to 17, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 29,400,000 (~USD 1,200)
Guarantee: VN₫ 25,000,000,000 (~USD 1,000,000)

Day 1 schedule 
Day 1A: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Day 1B: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Day 1C (Turbo): Sunday, April 14, 2024
Day 1D: Mondy, April 15, 2024
Day 1E (Turbo): Monday, April 15, 2024

Amplified High Roller Events

High Roller events remain highly sought-after, and to cater to this demand, eight events have been scheduled with buy-ins ranging from VN₫ 44,100,000 (~USD 1,800) to the highest-priced option, the Billionaire Club Challenge, at VN₫ 210,700,000 (~USD 8,600). A limited supply of High Roller Packages is also available.

APF High Roller Packages

New Bounty Events

Mystery Hunter

There are several new events in the lineup, one of them is the Mystery Hunter, famously called Mystery Bounty, a crowd favorite at every festival worldwide. Introduced to the APF for this series, it is highlighted with a VN₫ 4 Billion (~USD 161,360) guarantee. Players new to this format will find that luck is a factor when drawing for bounties. For every player eliminated during the ITM round, an undetermined bounty reward amount is earned. The winner will have to draw to reveal the amount won.

Tourist info

A bit of info for incoming international players. Entering Vietnam is quite easy. There are 26 countries in the visa-free list which includes most Southeast Asian nations and Europe. Players from South Korea, Japan, Russia are also visa free. For those not in the list, all that’s needed is an eVisa. Make sure to apply online and choose between single entry or multiple and do this early as there have been news of tourists being rejected entry due to lack of visa and requirements.

Best things to do in Hanoi

Photo by APF

Getting in and around Hanoi

If you are flying into Vietnam capital city Hanoi, most likely you will be landing at the Noi Bai International Airport. The safest way to get from the airport to the heart of the city is via Grab Car. Make sure to use the online app as the rates are set and fair.

Internet may be spotty around town that a Vietnam sim card may be necessary. Get this at the airport as they are very hard to find in the city. Sim cards are very cheap, around $7-$10 for unlimited data depending on the plan you choose.

The country currency is the Vietnamese Dong and it is the only form of cash accepted. There are exchange counters at the airport. You can also exchange at the poker venue.

Event Schedule

APF Hanoi Spring Series
APF Hanoi Spring Series

APF Hanoi Spring Series

APF Hanoi Spring Series
APF Hanoi Spring Series