Red Dragon Poker Tour Jeju debut only five weeks away; KRW 1.68 Billion (~USD 1.2M) Championship Event up ahead


As tournament poker continuously reaches new heights, it’s never too late to welcome another tour making a stab at the buzzing international scene. This coming July 26 through August 4, fresh faced Red Dragon Poker Tour is marking its debut with a show stopping appearance at Landing Casino, Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea. The awaited series features an astonishing 36 trophy event lineup, circled around its KRW 1.68 Billion (~USD 1.2M) guaranteed Championship Event.

Red Dragon Poker Tour Jeju debut only five weeks away; KRW 1.68 Billion (~USD 1.2M) Championship Event up ahead

The premium offering lists buy-ins ranging from KRW 300,000 (~USD 220) to its highest KRW 30,000,000 (~USD 22,080) with a wide variety of games to choose from. Rumored to be in attendance is high stakes icon Tom Dwan along with an expectant field heavily dominated by Chinese and Japanese runners. Aside from the tournament frenzy, cash games will also be in full swing with the Red Dragon Jeju poker room known to host some of the region’s most exciting action. Just a couple months ago, poker superstars Phil Ivey and Steve O’Dwyer appeared across the brand’s livestream games with another showing at the luxurious room definitely, not a long shot.

Red Dragon Poker Tour Jeju – Player Guide

Red Dragon Poker Tour Jeju Championship Event

Red Dragon Poker Tour is serious about making a mark with its first international showing backed by a seven figure guarantee
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Drawing in all the attention, Red Dragon Poker Tour is serious about making a mark with its first international showing backed by a seven figure guarantee. The awaited RDPT Jeju headliner boasts an eye-catching KRW 1,680,000,000 (~USD 1,236,390) prize pool which means at least a field of 850 entries is expected to set the floor ablaze.

Four starting heats are available on schedule, each running 40 minute blind levels except for the last flight for a shorter 30 minute gameplay. Following four days of action, the first RDPT champion will be crowned, taking with him the notable top payout as well as the inaugural Red Dragon Poker Tour Championship Event trophy to wrap up the festival games.

Dates: July 30 – August 4, 2024
Buy in: KRW 2,200,000 (~USD 1,620)
Guarantee: KRW 1,680,000,000 (~USD 1,236,390)
ITM: 15% of the field

Day 1A: Tuesday, July 30
Day 1B: Wednesday, July 31
Day 1C: Thursday, August 1
Day 1D: Thursday, August 1
Day 2: Friday, August 2
Day 3: Saturday, August 3
Final Day: Sunday, August 4

Side Events

Red Dragon Super High Roller
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Beginning right on the series’ Day 1, action will be off the charts with several interesting events spotted on the opening day’s schedule. Two of the highlights listed below – Baby Dragon and Red Dragon Super High Roller, serves as a great welcome for players arriving early. The fun-filled Red Dragon TAG Team Event likewise runs on the first day with other exciting tournaments such as the Dragon Egg Mystery Bounty and Limit 2-7 Triple Draw events following right after.

Deep pocketed players will be busy day in and out with at least five high tiered games completing the schedule, including three Single Day High Roller events on July 28, 30, and August 2.  The final highlight, two-day Red Dragon High Roller wraps up the series, allowing those who missed a Championship Event victory another run for the money.

Baby Dragon
Date/s: July 26-28, 2024
Buy-in: KRW 1,500,000 (~USD 1,100)

Red Dragon Super High Roller
Date/s: July 26-27, 2024
Buy-in: KRW 30,000,000 (~USD 22,080)

Red Dragon High Roller
Date/s: August 3-4, 2024
Buy-in: KRW 16,000,000 (~USD 11,775)

Red Dragon Poker Tour Jeju Full Schedule

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With the venue situated inside the Jeju Shinhwa World Resort, the best place to stay would be on property which houses a number of choices based on one’s preference. Tournament runners are greeted with three five-star hotel options onsite – Landing, Shinhwa Hotel, and Marriott Resort, each offering its own charm accompanied by luxurious amenities all within a short walking distance to Landing Casino.

Red Dragon Poker Tour turns up the heat this summer in Jeju
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About Jeju Island

The largest island in Korea, Jeju is a popular tourist destination with its stunning volcanic landscape, white sand beaches, and other scenic views making it a worthwhile visit for many. Eager travelers looking to see the sights will be glad to know that the province is home to a couple UNESCO World Heritage sites which can all be accessed within just a few days. 

Renowned for its natural beauty, three destinations take it over the top – Hallasan Mountain Natural Reserve, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, and Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, which are all a definite must see for locals and visitors alike. These three areas are home to diiverse volcanic and naturally magnificent characteristics that make the island unique and of interest to many seasoned travelers.

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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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