APT announces online Starting Days at Natural8 for the upcoming APT Finale Macau

In anticipation of their biggest event of the year, the Asian Poker Tour has just announced a new way for players to enter the two featured events of the upcoming APT Finale Macau Championships 2017.


On Saturday, November 19 at 21:00pm GMT +8, Natural8 – the flagship skin of GGNetwork – will host Online Starting Days for the APT Finale Macau Main Event and the APT Finale Macau Championships Event.

Buy-ins are as follows:
APT Finale Macau Main Event US$1,410
APT Finale Macau Championships Event US$2,820

Players entering these remote Day 1 options can expect the same deep structure with both Online Starting Days following the exact format as the featured live events. However there is one difference, the blinds will increase every 20 minutes. For those that make it through the scheduled eight rounds, they will advance directly into Day 2 which will be held on location.

Day 2 dates are as follows:
– Sunday, December 4 for the APT Finale Macau Main Event
– Friday, December 8 for the APT Finale Macau Championships Event

Satellites to the Online Starting Days

Since the start of November, Natural8 has also been offering satellites to the Online Starting Days. Players can choose to join the step programs that run for as low as US$30 for the Main Event and US$60 for the Championships Event. Another option is to bypass the steps and enter the Online Starting Days satellites directly. Main Event satellite runs for US$150 and the Championships Event costs US$300.

The APT Finale Macau Championships will take place from November 29 – December 10 at the Macau Billionaire Poker in the Babylon Casino. The featured events will each run for five days.

– Main Event: December 2 – 6, 2017
– Championships Event : December 6 – 10, 2017

In addition to the featured events, the twelve-day festival will offer an action-packed roster of 17 side events with buy-ins ranging from HK$1,500 – HK$7,700.

APT POY 2016, APT RPOYs 2016, all APT POS, and Champions of all events in 2017 will also have the opportunity to join the APT Game of Champions (APT GOC) which will feature a prizepool with US$ 10,000 added!

There will also be a High Rollers event with an entry fee of HK$43,000 and a Super High Rollers event at HK$200,000.

More: APT Finale Championships Macau 2017 Schedule


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