The Grand Loyal Poker Club is the place to be next week as the room celebrates its fifth year in business. Opened in 2017, the club has since become one of Hanoi, Vietnam’s most popular poker venues with numerous big festivals staged. Last year, the club hosted an international series that paid out over half a million US dollars. The next one to look forward to is just around the corner.
Coming May 9 to 15 is the club’s 5th annual celebration and it will surely be a thrill as it boasts VN₫ 3,000,000,000 (~US$ 130,700) in guaranteed prizes. This event is also a primer for the upcoming APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal festival happening in early June. Among the ten games to conquer are four APT trophy-bearing warm up tournaments which includes the centerpiece Main Event where VN₫ 1.5 Billion is up for grabs. Here are all the details.
GL 5th Year Anniversary APT Main Event
The series’ headliner Main Event runs from May 12 to 15 with three starting days to enter. For a buy in of VN₫ 6,600,000, players have a chance at the VN₫ 1,500,000,000 (~US$ 65,340) prize pool. To join for less, there are eight satellites where players can try their luck. Buy in is just VN₫ 750,000 (~US$ 33).
Buy in: VN₫ 6,600,000 (~US$ 288)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,500,000,000 (~US$ 65,340)
Day 1A: Thursday, May 12
Day 1B: Friday, May 13
Day 1C: Saturday, May 14
Final Day: Sunday, May 15
*Live stream airing on Grand Loyal facebook page
GL – APT Kick Off Event
The opener sets the tone with VN₫ 800,000,000 guaranteed off the bat. This is a great way to boost one’s bankroll. Buy in is just VN₫ 3,300,000 with three starting days to enter.
Buy in: VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 144)
Guarantee: VN₫ 800,000,000 (~US$ 34,850)
Day 1A: Monday, May 9
Day 1B: Tuesday, May 10
Day 1C: Wednesday, May 11
Final Day: Thursday, May 12
GL – APT High Roller and APT Super High Roller
For players with deep pockets, there are two high roller events to mark on your calendars. The first one is the APT High Roller which is scheduled to run on Thursday, May 12. For a buy in of VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 960), players have a chance at the VN₫ 400,000,000 (~US$ 17,425) guarantee. Following this event is the APT Super High Roller which takes place on Friday, May 13. With its buy in of VN₫ 33,000,000 (~US$ 1,440), this is the most expensive tournament of the series. Players and fans can expect some of Vietnam’s decorated pros populating the felt.
GL – APT Monster Stack
Closing out the series is one of the APT’s most popular tournaments, the APT Monster Stack, which runs on Sunday, May 15. This is the last chance to win an APT trophy. In addition, the event guarantees VN₫ 300,000,000 (~US$ 13,070). To join, buy in is in VN₫ 4,400,000.
Buy in: VN₫ 4,400,000 (US$ 192)
Guarantee: VN₫ 300,000,000 (~US$ 13,070)
The other events scheduled have also proven to attract big crowds. Lined up are highly affordable games such as Deepstack Turbo, Hyper Turbo, KO Bounty, and Freezeout. Buy ins range from VN₫ 1,100,000 (~US$ 48) to VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 144).
For more info, head to the Grand Loyal Poker Club facebook page.