Asian Poker Tour Taipei sets the bar high with over TWD 150 Million (~USD 4.8M) in guarantees


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Aiming for a stronger year ahead, the popular Asian Poker Tour is gearing up to bring another chart topping series to start the 2024 season. Players can get ready to mark their calendars with the full schedule for the exciting APT Taipei unveiled earlier this week. The awaited series hits the felt on February 28 through March 10, boasting over TWD 150,000,000 (~USD 4.8M) in combined guarantees headlined by its richest Main Event to date. An eleven trophy event lineup completes the schedule with buy-ins ranging from TWD 10,000 (~USD 320) to its favored signature event, Superstar Challenge charging the highest TWD 800,000 (~USD 25,000).

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The festival will once again make its return to CTP Asia Poker Arena with the tour’s partnership with Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Club (CTP) continuing to build strength. This season’s 12-day festivities are expected to draw in a bigger attendance with another partner venue secured to accommodate the massive field. The Chinese Mahjong League 華人麻將競技聯盟 (CML), located in central Taipei 1.7km away from the Arena, is set to host some of the games, giving interested runners a hint on what to expect a month from now.

CTP and the Asian Poker Arena has a special place in our hearts as this is where the New Era of the Asian Poker Tour launched last year to record-breaking numbers. We guaranteed TWD 50 million in our last poker festival in Taipei and that has now tripled to TWD 150 million!” said APT CEO Fred Leung.

APT is continually expanding its offerings to accommodate different bank rolls. Yes, we have added more high stakes offerings with buy-ins as high as 25K USD. But we have also included exciting events for the everyman as well. The APT National Cup is our official opening event and with a TWD 15 million guarantee, it already matches or surpasses most main events in the region — but at just a fraction of the usual buy-in.“, added Leung.

Whether you are play nosebleed stakes or coming to your first poker event, APT Taipei will have something for you and is the very definition of a can’t-miss event!

Festival Highlights

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The series officially starts off with the TWD 15,000,000 (~USD 475,000) guaranteed APT National Cup running five flights in total as it plays its way down to a champion by Saturday, March 2nd. Coincidentally, players who miss to run deep can jump on to the action-packed Mystery Bounty Hunter – Sponsored by Natural8 for the festival’s opening weekend. High rollers on the other hand, will see their schedule booked throughout the series with three key events – Superstar Challenge, APT Super High Roller, and APT High Roller, accompanying their Main Event run.

APT Main Event
Date/s: March 3-9, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 70,000 (~USD 2,200)
Guarantee: TWD 65,000,000 (~USD 2,000,000)

Flight A (60 mins): Sunday, March 3, 2024
Flight B (45 mins): Monday, March 4, 2024
Flight C (30 mins): Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Flight D (30 mins): Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Day 2 (Reg open until start): Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Day 3: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Day 4: Friday, March 8, 2024
Final Day: Saturday, March 9, 2024

The crown jewel of the series remains to be the TWD 65,000,000 (~USD 2,000,000) guaranteed APT Main Event slated to run from March 3-9 with four qualifiers available across the week-long games. Aside from the listed events, other highlights include the Sunday Super Stack, Zodiac Classic – Sponsored by Natural8, and the more modest tournaments Mini Main Event and Micro Main Event wrapping up the series.

APT National Cup
Date/s: February 28 – March 2, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 10,000 (~USD 320)
Guarantee: TWD 15,000,000 (~USD 475,000)

Superstar Challenge
Date/s: March 1-2, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 800,000 (~USD 25,000)

Mystery Bounty Hunter – Sponsored by Natural8
Date/s: March 2-3, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 15,000 (~USD 475)
Guarantee: TWD 10,000,000 (~USD 317,000)

APT Super High Roller
Date/s: March 2-3, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 300,000 (~USD 9,500)
Guarantee: TWD 10,000,000 (~USD 317,000)

Sunday Super Stack
Date/s: March 3, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 30,000 (~USD 950)
Guarantee: TWD 2,000,000 (~USD 63,000)

Zodiac Classic – Sponsored by Natural8
Date/s: March 7-8, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 60,000 (~USD 1,900)
Guarantee: TWD 20,000,000 (~USD 633,000)

Mini Main Event
Date/s: March 9-10, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 22,000 (~USD 700)
Guarantee: TWD 6,000,000 (~USD 190,000)

APT High Roller
Date/s: March 9-10, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 150,000 (~USD 4,700)
Guarantee: TWD 11,000,000 (~USD 348,000)

Micro Main Event
Date/s: March 10, 2024
Buy-in: TWD 11,000 (~USD 350)
Guarantee: TWD 2,000,000 (~USD 63,000)

APT Taipei 2024 full schedule

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Janette Dee

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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