Asian Poker Tour announces million dollar Main Event prize pool for APT Taipei 2023


Hot off the press! The Asian Poker Tour has just announced a jaw dropping one million dollar Main Event prize pool (NT$ 30 Million) for APT Taiwan 2023. This is the single largest tournament guarantee ever put forth by the brand in over a decade. The upcoming thriller headlines the festival’s 49-game lineup which serves an added NT$ 21 Million (~$700K) in side event guarantees. In the announcement, APT President Neil Johnson said, 

“APT Taipei will be the biggest poker series in the 15-year history of the Asian Poker Tour,” 

APT Taipei 2023 will be the first event to be held at the Asia Poker Arena, the region’s newest poker venue created and run by the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association. The venue will have 55 tables, live streaming, poker TV show, restaurant, and a dedicated room for Match Poker. The event runs from April 28 to May 7.  Guaranteed events listed below. 

Tournament Dates Guarantee Buy in
Main Event May 1 to 6 NT$ 30,000,000 NT$ 50,000
Kickoff April 28 to 29 NT$ 2,000,000 NT$ 10,000
Mystery Bounty Hunter April 29 to 30 NT$ 3,000,000 NT$ 16,000
Super High Roller 8-Max April 29 to 30 NT$ 5,000,000 NT$ 150,000
Zodiac Classic May 4 to 5 NT$ 3,000,000 NT$ 20,000
Double Stack May 5 to 6 NT$ 2,000,000 NT$ 15,000
Mini Main Event May 6 to 7 NT$ 1,500,000 NT$ 10,000
High Roller 8-Max May 6 to 7 NT$ 4,500,000 NT$ 100,000

For the full schedule, head to the APT 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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