Complete schedule of the upcoming APT Online Series 2nd Edition unveiled

Fresh off a successful first ever online series, the Asian Poker Tour announced a second edition early this week. In partnership with Natural8, the upcoming APT Online Series 2nd Edition will be the largest and richest event ever mounted by the brand. It is set to take place from June 14 to 28, 2020 with pre-event games starting June 11, and is open to everyone on the GG Network. The festival aims to “shatter all past records” with an ambitious $ 10 million in prizes guaranteed. This is a substantial increase from its inaugural edition that guaranteed $ 1.7 million, eventually paying out a tour record of over $ 4.1 million.

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For the upcoming 2nd Edition, not only has the festival guarantee increased, so has the number of games offered. An extensive lineup of 234 events fills the schedule with buy ins ranging from $ 10 to $ 5,000, thus ensuring something for everyone. Among the six featured events are the tour’s esteemed APT Main Event and APT Championships Event, each one boasting of an enormous $ 1,000,000 guarantee.

Keeping with tradition, players can also expect a race for the APT Player of the Series title. The top three players in points at the end of the series will each receive an APT POS ring and a cash prize from $ 500 to $ 1,500. Natural8 will also run a Daily Leaderboard broken down by select countries. A total of $ 10,000 in prizes will be given away.

Here’s a detailed look at what to expect.

Featured Events

Unlike the inaugural online edition where all winners were awarded a trophy, for the 2nd edition only champions of the featured events will receive an APT Trophy. Winners of the Main Event, Championships Event, and Mini Main Event will also receive an exclusive APT Championship Ring, the Super High Roller champion receives an exclusive watch.

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Mini Main Event $200K GTD

While the official start of the festival is June 14, players can try to secure a spot to the Mini Main Event Final Day as early as June 11 via pre-event entry flights. Final Day takes place on Sunday, June 14 @ 21:00 (HKT). Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Pete Yen Han Chen “TurboPete” is the reigning APT Online Mini Main Event champion. He bested a tour record 1,299 entries and pocketed over $ 40K.

Dates: June 11 to 14
Buy in: $ 50
Guarantee: $ 200,000
Entry Flights: 8 offered

APT Main Event $1M GTD

Dates: June 18 to 21
Buy in: $ 500
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entry Flights: 9 offered
Final Day: Sunday, June 21 @ 20:00 (HKT)

The inaugural APT Online Main Event drew an event record 1,217 entries for a prize pool of $ 578K. APT regular Alex Wei Xiang Lee “DblBarrel” pocketed over $ 91K for his victory.

Super High Roller $300K GTD

Date: Sunday, June 21 @ 21:00 (HKT)
Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 300,000

Asian High Roller Chi Jen Chu “PetitFoxx” won the first APT Online Super High Roller event for $ 53K, outlasting a crowd of 25 runners. Two weeks later, he went on to win a circuit gold ring at the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series hosted on Natural8.

APT Championships Event $1M GTD

Dates: June 25 to 28
Buy in: $ 800
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entry Flights: 9 offered
Final Day: Sunday, June 28 @ 20:00 (HKT)

APT regular Michael Kim Falcon “DIrtyDuck” claimed the single largest tournament first prize of $ 97.4K after winning the inaugural APT Online Championships Event. The event drew 753 entries for a prize pool of $ 572K. Falcon also won the APT Online Player of the Series title.

Short Deck $30K GTD

Date: Sunday, June 28 @ 19:30 (HKT)
Buy in: $ 400
Guarantee: $ 30,000

The inaugural APT Online Short Deck Championships event was the first of its kind for the APT. Paul Teoh “Dingzhu88” outlasted the 132 entry field and earned the lion’s share $ 10.7K of the $ 49.3K prize pool.

PLO Championships $40K GTD

Date: Sunday, June 28 @ 20:00 (HKT)
Buy in: $ 400
Guarantee: $ 40,000

Another decorated player adding a title was Thailand pro Phachara Wongwichit who won the first APT Online PLO Championships event by outlasting 150 entries. He pocketed $ 11K for his victory.

APT Side Games

Running alongside the highlighted events are 228 varied side games suited for every type of wallet. Buy ins range from $ 10 to $ 1,000 with guarantees from $ 5,000 to $ 500,000. Players can expect the usual APT lineup which includes a variety of No Limit Hold’em formats (regular, turbo, hyper, bounty, deep stack) plus Pot Limit Omaha and Short Deck. Events that must not be missed are the pre-event Opening Event, Monster Stacks, and the High Rollers.

Event 1: Opening Event

Kicking off the series is the pre-event opener running from June 11 to 14. It extends a handsome $ 500K guarantee, the largest among all the side games.

Dates: June 11 to 14
Buy in: $ 300
Guarantee: $ 500,000
Entry Flights: 8 offered
Final Day: Sunday, June 14 @ 20:00 (HKT)

Monster Stack events

One of the most popular APT events is the Monster Stack. There are six of these scheduled, two that guarantee $ 250,000 and four guaranteeing $ 100,000. At the previous APT online series, the largest Monster Stack event drew 573 entries at $ 300 each and paid out over $ 160K. For the upcoming edition, the buy in has been lowered to $ 200 while the guarantees have been boosted.

High Roller events

In addition to the featured Super High Roller event are three High Roller games offered daily.

High Roller Deep Stack – $ 50,000 gtd – $ 500 buy in
High Roller Turbo – $ 40,000 gtd – $ 500 buy in
High Roller – $ 75,000 gtd – $ 1,000 buy in

More: APT Online Series 2nd edition Full 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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