Now that the holiday season has passed, it’s back to action for the Asian Poker Tour. Last year, the brand had its biggest year with 11 events hosted around the region. For 2020, another 11 events are lined up with the first one just around the corner.
Coming to Ho Chi Minh City is APT Kick-off Vietnam 2020 taking place from January 10 to 21 at the Pro Poker Club. This will be the third consecutive year the APT hosts its season opener in the bustling city. Players can look forward to 25 tournaments and ₫ 14 Billion (~US$ 604,400) in guaranteed prizes. Special promos will also be offered throughout to celebrate the two year partnership between APT and host venue Pro Poker Club. We’ve got all that for you below including the festival’s biggest events.
Main Event – ₫ 8 Billion guaranteed
At every APT series, the Main Event is the most sought after title. Its deep structure continues to be praised by players. The event guarantees ₫ 8 Billion (~US$ 345,400).
Buy-in: ₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 950)
Dates: January 12 to 17
Starting days: January 12 to 14
Late registration: January 15 (first hour of Day 2)
Satellites: 4 Main Event satellites
Championships Event – ₫ 6 Billion guaranteed
Running back-to-back with the Main Event is the Championships Event. Since its addition to the schedule, players get another chance at winning a major APT title in a single series. It also extends a deep structure and guarantees ₫ 6 Billion (~US$ 259,000).
Buy-in: ₫ 38,500,000 (~US$ 1,700)
Dates: January 17 to 21
Starting days:January 17 to 18
Late registration: January 19 (first hour of Day 2)
Satellites: 4 Championships Event satellites
Apart from the guaranteed events are 23 tournaments to lift trophies. The roster is filled with a variety of one day, two day, and three day events that include popular tournaments such as the Monster Stack, Head Hunter, No Limit Hold’em, Turbos and Pot Limit Omaha. Buy-ins range from ₫ 5,500 (~US$ 238) to ₫ 107,500,000 (~US$ 4,600).
Opening the series is the Kick Off Event running for three days from January 10 to 12. Buy-in is ₫ 11,000,000 (~US$ 475).
Flight A: January 10 at 1pm
Flight B: January 10 at 5pm
Flight C: January 11 at 1pm
Day 2: January 11 at 530pm
Final Day: January 12 at 130pm
*Flight A players will see a 50% discounted rake. Buy-in will be ₫ 10,500,000 (~US$ 453)
High Rollers Events
The schedule wouldn’t be complete without filling the appetite of all the heavy hitters. Last year saw a demand for more High Rollers events. For the APT’s season opener, six are lined up.
High Rollers Single Day – ₫ 43,000,000 buy-in – January 14, 15, 19, and 21.
High Rollers (two day event) – ₫ 65,000,000 buy-in – January 20 to 21
Super High Rollers (two day event) – ₫ 107,500,000 buy-in – January 16 to 17
APT – Pro Poker Club Promos
In addition to the events, players will be treated to promos worth up to US$ 8,000 in celebration of the two year partnership between APT and Pro Poker Club. Players registered to Day 1A of the Main Event and Day 1A of the Championships Event will be eligible for three freeroll flip outs.
Pre-start at 1245pm: US$ 2,000 awarded to the winner
First break at 2pm: US$ 1,000 awarded to the winner
Second break at 410pm: US$ 1,000 awarded to the winner
Additionally, players that enter Main Event Day 1A will automatically receive a 50% rake discount. This brings the buy-in down to ₫ 21,000,000 ~(US$ 907).