Jeju International Poker Tour: Charles Pansoy and Rolands Norietis win events

Jeju International Poker Tour
Jeju International Poker Tour

The inaugural Jeju International Poker Tour (JIPT) has kicked off at Jeju Oriental Hotel & Casino in Jeju Island, South Korea with international players and Korean nationals battling for the early side event trophies. Latvia’s Rolands Norietis emerged as the first JIPT winner at the Single Day High Roller followed by Filipino Charles Pansoy at the two-day JIPT Opener. Scroll down for the results.

The JIPT runs from April 7 to 17, 2024 featuring 22 trophy events over eight days of games. This inaugural event is hosted by the Korea Hold’em Association and is set in the beautiful Jeju Island, known as one of the emerging premier poker destinations. Following in the footsteps of WPT Korea, JIPT is the second major poker event to take place on the island this year. Additionally, JIPT marks the first time Korean nationals can compete alongside international players in a major poker event in the country.

For those curious on the buy in method. Foreigners can buy in directly at the venue whereas Koreans prepare for JIPT several days in advance without direct cash transactions and register with the tickets / vouchers aka “seed” won at local poker pubs.

Get ready for Jeju International Poker Tour, Kicks Off this Sunday – April 7 to April 14; Player Guide Released

Charles Pansoy wins Jeju International Poker Tour – JIPT Opener

Charles Pansoy at Jeju International Poker Tour
Charles Pansoy

The two day Jeju International Poker Tour – JIPT Opener opened the festivities with a total of 126 entries across two flights. Day 1A drew 65 and Day 1B pulled in another 61 for a prize pool of KR₩ 54,645,040 (~USD 40,500). Eight players from each heat advanced to the final day / ITM round. Filipino Charles Pansoy claimed the largest portion for his victory earning KR₩ 15,883,938 (~USD 11,770).

Date:April 7 to 8, 2024
Buy in: KR₩ 500,000 (~USD 370)
Entries: 126
Prize pool: KR₩ 54,645,040 (~USD 40,500)
ITM: 16 places

Final 9 of the Jeju International Poker Tour Opener
Final 9 of the Jeju International Poker Tour Opener

Jeju International Poker Tour payouts

Rolands Norietis wins Jeju International Poker Tour – Single Day High Roller

Rolands Norietis at Jeju International Poker Tour
Rolands Norietis

Latvian player Rolands Norietis secured the first JIPT trophy after taking down the opening day’s Single Day High Roller. Norietis outlasted the 13 entry field, defeating China’sTang Tian Yuan at heads up to claim the first place payout of KR₩ 21,032,000 (~USD 15,560).  For runner up Tang, he walked away with a decent KR₩ 11,405,080 (~USD 8,440).

JIPT Main Event underway – KR₩ 600,000,000 (~USD 444,000) guarantee

The Jeju International Poker Tour – JIPT Main Event is now underway. We will have the early results for you. For players in the area, this event offers great value with buy in at KR₩ 1,700,000 (~USD 1,260) for a chance at the KR₩ 600,000,000 (~USD 444,000) guaranteed prize pool. Be the first ever JIPT champion!

Date: April 9 to 14, 2024
Buy in: KR₩ 1,700,000 (~USD 1,260)
Guarantee: KR₩ 600,000,000 (~USD 444,000)
Day 1A: April 9, 2024 at 12pm
Day 1B: April 10, 2024 at 12pm
Day 1C: April 11, 2024 at 1pm
Day 1D Turbo: April 11, 2024 at 8pm

*Click the link below for the structure.

Jeju International Poker Tour (JIPT) Main Event underway feat KR₩ 600,000,000 (~USD 444K) guaranteee

*Stay tuned for more updates on the Jeju International Poker Tour

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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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