Asian Poker Tour hosts its grand finale in Taiwan with NT$ 14 Million in guaranteed prizes

Back in late-February, the Asian Poker Tour hosted its first-ever Taiwan series. It paid out over US$ 2 million in prizes to make it the richest APT festival of 2019. After a very busy calendar season that saw the tour host 10 events around Asia, the APT is set to close out the year in grand celebration back in Taiwan.

APT Taiwan
APT Team

APT Taiwan 2019 runs from November 28 to December 9 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association in Taipei City. The ultimate festival features a 24 event schedule along with NT$ 14 million (~US$ 459,000) in guaranteed prizes. Also recently announced, special discounts, daily gifts, and prizes await players to cap off a great year.

Here’s a look at what they have in store.

Featured Events

As always, the APT features two high caliber tournaments, the Main Event and the Championships Event. These are the events to conquer. They run back to back from November 29 to December 4 and December 5 to 9. Full details below.

Main Event – NT$ 6 Million guaranteed

Buy-in: NT$ 33,000 (~US$ 1,100)
Guarantee: NT$ 6,000,000 (~US$ 196,600)
Dates: November 29 to December 4

Day 1A: Friday, November 29
Day 1B: Saturday, November 30
Day 1C: Sunday, December 1
Day 2: Monday, December 2
Day 3: Tuesday, December 3
Final Table Day: Wednesday, December 4

Championships Event – NT$ 6 Million guaranteed

Buy-in: NT$ 49,500 (US$ 1,600)
Guarantee: NT$ 6,000,000 (~US$ 196,600)
Dates: December 5 to 9

Day 1A: Thursday, December 5
Day 1B: Friday, December 6
Day 2: Saturday, December 7
Day 3: Sunday, December 8
Final Table Day: Monday, December 9

CPT Club – Photo APT

Other Events

Aside from the headliners, the rest of the 24 event schedule is filled with fun games to tackle. Buy-ins range from a very affordable NT$ 5,500 (~US$ 180) to NT$ 88,000 (~US$ 2,900). The highly popular Monster Stack I event is not to be missed. It opens the series with a NT$ 2,000,000 (~US$ 65,500) guarantee. Buy-in is NT$ 16,500 (~US$ 540).

Back on the felt is the Ladies of Poker tournament with a buy-in of NT$ 7,700 (~US$ 250). This event has been on the APT shelf for sometime but with more and more women entering the game, it’s high time for a return.

For Pot Limit Omaha Hi enthusiasts, there are two events lined up plus a new variant, the 5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi. The game is just like the standard PLO but with one extra hole card making for a very tricky game. Rules are the same, players use two from their hand and three from the board. Buy-in is NT$ 9,900 (~US$ 325).

And of course for players that enjoy large prize pools and tighter fields, there are 6 High Rollers events scheduled. Three are two-day events and three are single day events. Buy-ins range from NT$ 55,000 (~US$ 1,800) to NT$ 88,000 (~US$ 2,900).

Early Bird Christmas Special

Recently announced, the APT will be extending special discount promos for players attending Main Event Day 1A and the High Rollers. For Main Event Day 1A, players will enjoy a NT$ 2,000 discounted fee to bring the buy-in down to NT$ 31,000. At the High Rollers events, players that pre-register the day prior will receive a 50% discount on the fee. More promos are offered. Visit the APT website for all the information.

APT Finale Schedule

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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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