GPI Asia Poker Festival Returns This May At The Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City

GPI Asia Poker Festival

Organized by Global Poker Index Asia and CTP Club, GPI Asia Poker Festival is set to make a triumphant return in Taipei City, Taiwan with ten days of games taking place at the Asia Poker Arena. Now in its third installment, the annual event takes place from May 17 to 26, 2024. With poker in the country growing in leaps and bounds, larger returns have been promised highlighted by a guaranteed prize pool exceeding 5 Million New Taiwan Dollars (~USD 153,700). Raymond Wong from GPI Asia expressed,

“We’re thrilled to announce the schedule for the GPI Asia Poker Festival. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before, offering players a chance to showcase their skills on a grand stage and compete for substantial prizes.”

For detailed event information and registration, visit the official website at

GPI Asia Poker Festival

GPI Asia Poker Festival is considerably one of the most unique and fun poker festivals worldwide. A collaborative effort of three brands, it features a variety of exciting poker events, each one bringing something different to the felt. As a low-tier festival, buy ins are light on the pocket ranging NTD $1,500 (~USD $45) to the highest of NTD $30,000 (~USD $920).

Global Poker League

GPI Asia Poker Festival - Global Poker League

The Global Poker League kicks off the festivities. It is the most exciting Teams Event introduced in Asia featuring a NTD $300,000 (~USD $9,200) guarantee. Now in its seventh edition, the three-day event will see teams compete in various formats and in two variants – No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Buy in is NTD $20,000 (~USD $615) per team. Each team is made up of four players – 1 captain and 3 players. In addition to the cash prize, the winning team will receive THM Championship Taiwan seats worth NTD $7,000 per member.

The Hendon Mob Championship Taiwan

The Hendon Mob Championship Taiwan

Hendon Mob, the largest poker database in the world, will once again be part of the festivities offering three tounanaments with a combined NTD $2,000,000 (~USD 61,500) guarantee.

  • THMC Mini Main: This is a one day event featuring NTD $500,000 (~USD $15,370) guarantee. Buy ins is NTD $3,500 (~USD $110). During the previous edition, the prize pool climbed well over NTD $800K. Event runs on opening day, May 17, 2024.
  • THMC Mystery Bounty: This is the most popular bounty event format worldwide. It is a two-day event featuring NTD $500,000 (~USD $15,370) guarantee. Buy ins is NTD $3,500 (~USD $110). It runs May 20 to 21, 2024. To get in for free, players can jump in the Freeroll taking place in the morning of May 20,2024.
  • THM Championship: This is the brand’s flagship tournament featuring a guarantee of NTD $1,000,000 (~USD 30,700). It is a three-day event kicked off by two starting days followed by the Final Day. Buy in is NTD $7,000 (~USD 220). The event pays out 14% (1 of 7) of the field. At the previous edition, the guarantee was surpassed by its 203 entry field.

Master Poker Series

The Master Poker Series comprises the majority of the schedule with numerous tournaments that include Freezeout, Bounty Hunter, 6-Max, Mixed NLH/PLO, Turbo, High Roller Single Day, and High Roller 6-Max. There is also a Freeroll to the Mystery Bounty Event.

Key Events of the Master Poker Series

  • MPS Mystery Bounty; This popular event runs for two days featuring a guarantee of NTD $1,000,000 (~USD $30,700). Buy ins is NTD $8,000 (~USD $245). It runs May 18 to 19, 2024. The first day is dedicated to two entry flights followed by the ITM round / final day.
  • MPS Mini Main Event: This is one day event featuring a guarantee of NTD $300,000 (~USD $9,200). Buy in is NTD $3,500 (~USD $110).
  • MPS Main Event: This is the final highlight of the entire festival and the one that will surely draw the biggest crowd with its NTD $2,000,000 (~USD $61,400) guarantee. Event runs May 24 to 26, 2024 with three entry flights over the first two days. The event pays out 14% (1 of 7) of the field.

GPI Asia Masterboard Award Ceremony

Additionally, the annual GPI Asia Masterboard Award Ceremony will be held to commemorate the achievement of top players in the Taiwan poker community throughout the year.

About the Asia Poker Arena

Asia Poker Arena
Asia Poker Arena

For players visiting Taipei for the first time, this is a great time to go and experience the games at the Asia Poker Arena. It is the largest brick and mortar poker room in the region matched with top notch service.

GPI Asia Poker Festival – Schedule

GPI Asia Poker Festival GPI Asia Poker Festival

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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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