Asian Poker Tour Incheon, South Korea returns this August with KRW 3 Billion (~US$ 2.3M) in prizes in tow

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Fresh off from its Da Nang stop, Asian Poker Tour is making its way back to the spotlight with another full fledged series to cap off the summer. Running from August 25 to September 3 at five-star resort Paradise Hotel & Casino, this year’s APT Incheon, South Korea is set to host a similar 73 tournament line up, 69 of which are trophy events across its ten day schedule. The return of the premier tour in the country welcomes a huge boost in offerings with this season’s events boasting an enormous KRW 3 Billion (~US$ 2.3M) in prize pool guarantees. 

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Spotting several inviting highlights on schedule, all eyes remain on the upcoming APT Incheon Main Event where players can get the chance to lock up the lion’s share of the KRW 1.3 Billion (~US$ 1M) prize pool. The seven figure pot is a huge leap from its previous edition’s KRW 300M (~US$ 227K) guarantee where 486 entries turned up to generate a crushing KRW 942M (USD $659K) prize pool. Azerbaijan’s Farhad Aghayev captured the victory after defeating Japan’s Yosuke Takagi in heads up play and bagged a career best score of KRW 170,228,000 (USD $119,134) along with the APT golden lion trophy for his incredible run. With this year’s guarantee listing over three times in value, players can expect another round of record-breaking results and astounding turnouts to come down in the next two weeks.

APT Incheon Main Event

Buy-in: KRW 2,300,000 (~US$ 1,700)
Guarantee: KRW 1,300,000,000 (~US$ 1,000,000)
Dates: August 28 – September 2, 2023

Flight A (60 minute blinds) – August 28, Monday
Flight B (45 minute blinds) – August 29, Tuesday
Flight C & D (30 minute blinds) – August 30, Wednesday
Day 2 (Reg open until start) – August 31, Thursday
Day 3 – September 1, Friday
Final Day – September 2, Saturday

Four starting flights with varying blind intervals will play through beginning on Monday, August 28th and will continue to Wednesday, August 30 for 30 minute flights C and D. Tournament runners who fail to secure a spot into Day 2 are still welcome to register prior to the day’s start with the eventual champion crowned on September 2, Saturday’s final games.

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Other highlights on schedule feature six more guaranteed events including the usual APT Kick Off, Sunday Super Stack, two high roller events, and fresh additions in partnership with Natural8, Mystery Bounty Hunter and Zodiac Classic. Buy-ins for the tournaments range from as low as KRW 300,000 (~US$ 227) to its highest SuperStar Challenge buy-in amounting to KRW 13M (~US$ 10,000). Aside from these, the premier tour has likewise embedded a variety of poker games and a further nine variations of No Limit Hold’em onto their lineup, heightening the excitement all throughout.

APT Kick Off
Date: August 25-26, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 600,000 (~US$ 460)
Guarantee: KRW 175,000,000 (~US$ 135,000)

Mystery Bounty Hunter Sponsored by Natural8
Date: August 26-27, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 800,000 (~US$ 620)
Guarantee: KRW 225,000,000 (~US$ 174,000)

APT Super High Roller 8-Max
Date: August 26-27, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 7,000,000 (~US$ 5,400)
Guarantee: KRW 250,000,000 (~US$ 192,000)

Sunday Super Stack
Date: August 27, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 700,000 (~US$ 540)
Guarantee: KRW 100,000,000 (~US$ 77,000)

Superstar Challenge 8-Max
Date: August 28, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 13,000,000 (~US$ 10,000)

Zodiac Classic Sponsored by Natural8
Date: Aug 31 – September 1, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 1,500,000 (~US$ 1,150)
Guarantee: KRW 200,000,000 (~US$ 154,500)

Double Stack
Date: September 1-2, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 800,000 (~US$ 620)

APT High Roller 8-Max
Date: September 2-3, 2023
Buy-in: KRW 4,500,000 (~US$ 3,400)
Guarantee: KRW 350,000,000 (~US$ 270,000)

2023 APT Incheon Full Schedule






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Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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