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Key Info APT Hanoi Billions 2023

  Location: National Convention Center (NCC)

  Dates: December 1st - 10th

  Main Event Buy-In: VND 36,000,000

  Schedule: APT Hanoi Billions 2023 Schedule


The Asian Poker Tour (APT), the longest running poker brand in Asia, is set to conclude 2023 with its grandest offering, a VN₫ 60,000,000,000 (~US$ 2.5 Million) festival guarantee! This is the largest figure announced by any brand in the region. In partnership with Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP), the upcoming season ender takes place from December 1 to 10, 2023 at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam.

APT Hanoi Billions 2023 – Schedule

For over two decades, Asia has seen poker brands come and go, only the APT has held on and persevered. Since its inception in 2008, the brand has been a pioneer of poker in the region, introducing untapped destinations and nurturing existing ones to continuously expand its reach.

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APT Taiwan – Photo by APT

Now in its 15th year, the brand’s ambitious pursuits have only heightened, resulting in its richest season by far. Sponsored by online platform Natural8, the APT produced multi-million dollar festival prize pools from US$ 2.4 Million in Phu Quoc, Vietnam to a record breaking US$ 7.3 Million in Taipei, Taiwan. The tour’s schedule also expanded to as many as 67 trophy events in Incheon, South Korea. And to set it off, was a  bold announcement at the start of the year, a US$ 1 Million Main Event guarantee.

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For the third time this year, the APT once again brings seven USD figures to the table. At APT Hanoi Billions 2023, a whopping 25 Billion Vietnamese dong (~US$ 1 Million) has been advertised for the Main Event. This ambitious offering is a huge leap from its largest Hanoi Main Event result of VN₫ 17.75 Billion (~US$ 721,500), however confidence is high for another record breaker.

Dinh Duc Linh – Photo by APT

Among the numerous locals expected to attend are 2023 champions Hoang Hai Nam (APT Hanoi), Dinh Duc Linh (APT Summer Series Hanoi), elite players Dao Minh Phu, Nguyen Quang Huy, and Pham Duy Anh. Based on past attendance, large international contingents are also expected from India, China, Singapore, and South Korea.

The Main Event runs from December 4 to 9 with four entry flights scheduled. Buy in is VN₫ 36,000,000 (~US$ 1,500). Online Day 1 flights are also available at Natural8.

To secure a seat for cheap are Main Event satellites of buy ins VN₫ 4,500,000, VN₫ 6,600,000, and VN₫ 8,000,000. For absolutely no cost, players can try their luck at Event 1: Freeroll for an APT Hanoi Billions Main Event Seat (360 players max). The winner is awarded a Main Event seat.

APT Hanoi Billions 2023 highlights

With a massive VN₫ 60 Billion festival guarantee on the line, the APT matches it up with an 88-trophy event lineup. This is the most extensive schedule ever presented by any brand in Asia. From the most affordable buy in of VN₫ 3,000,000 (~US$ 123) to a substantial VN₫ 250,000,000 (~US$ 10,278), every financial comfort zone is accommodated. Listed below are key events to mark down.

Event Date Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in in VN₫
Vietnam National Cup December 1-2 3,000,000,000 5,000,000
Mystery Bounty Hunter December 2-3 5,000,000,000 11,000,000
APT Super High Roller December 2-3 4,000,000,000 120,000,000
Sunday Super Stack December 3 2,000,000,000 7,500,000
APT Main Event December 4-9 25,000,000,000 36,000,000
Superstar Challenge December 4 4,000,000,000 250,000,000
Zodiac Classic December 7-8 5,000,000,000 50,000,000
Mini Main Event December 9-10 3,500,000,000 12,000,000
APT High Roller December 9-10 5,000,000,000 80,000,000

Other Poker Variants

This year, the APT has further differentiated itself from other brands in Asia by offering a wider variety of games. Along with a long list of No Limit Hold’em tournaments are trophies to be won in other variants. At APT Hanoi Billions, non-hold’em enthusiasts can look forward to around 20 events offering games such as PLO, 5-Card Single Draw, Badugi, Razz, Stud, 2-7 Triple Draw. There is even a Nine-Game Mix and Dealer’s Choice (7-Game Mix).

For more info, head to the APT website.