Small Stakes, Big Returns at Taiwan Millions Tournament 16 This July

Taiwan Millions Tounament - TMT
Taiwan Millions Tournament – TMT

Building on the tremendous success of its previous editions, the upcoming Taiwan Millions Tournament – TMT 16 is set to be the biggest one yet. Scheduled from July 11 to 29, 2024 at the Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City, this beloved low-tiered festival boasts NTD 50 Million in guarantees, equivalent to over USD 1.5 Million, spread across nineteen days of play.

Among the vast lineup, the Main Event stands out with a record-breaking NTD 31 Million (~USD 1,000,000) guaranteed prize pool, making it the must-attend highlight of the tournament. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store.

Taiwan Millions Tournament 16 – Schedule 

Taiwan Millions Tournament – TMT 16

Taiwan Millions Tournament
Taiwan Millions Tounament – TMT

Launched in 2017, the Taiwan Millions Tournament is a homegrown festival by the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP). Starting out with a modest 311 Main Event entries, the event now attracts thousands with the field packed mostly by locals. This edition looks to bring more diversity and boost the numbers simultaneously with overseas qualifiers in the works.

Of course the main drawing power of TMT has always been its varied schedule and affordable buy-ins. With 45 events in the lineup plus 17 Daily Tournaments, it is nonstop poker everyday.

TMT 16 – Range of buy-ins

Breaking down the immense schedule, buy ins range from the lowest Daily Tournament of NTD 1,500 (~USD 46) to the Super High Roller height of NTD 53,000 (~USD  1,636).

TMT 16 Events # of Games Buy-in NTD (low) Buy-in NTD (high)
Daily 17 1,500 2,500
Numbered 36 2,500 9,000
High Roller 9 15,000 53,000

Key Events

While there are plenty of trophies to capture, the most coveted will be the Key Events listed below. Buy ins range from NTD 3,000 (~USD 93) to NTD 53,000 (~USD 1,636).

TMT 16 Event Date Buy-in NTD Guarantee NTD
Kick-Off July 11-14 4,000 4,000,000
Mini Main Dreamer July 15-18 3,000 3,000,000
Mystery Bounty July 18-21 6,000 5,000,000
Main Event July 21-29 9,000 31,000,000
Championship July 22-24 15,000 2,000,000
Sunday Challenge July 28 8,000 1,000,000
Super High Roller July 29 53,000 2,000,000

TMT 16 Main Event

Taiwan Millions Tournament Trophy
Taiwan Millions Tournament Trophy – Photo by CTP

As highlighted above, this edition’s Main Event is going for the gold with an ambitious NTD 31,000,000 (~USD 1 Million) guarantee. This sets a new record, surpassing the current high of NTD 25.3 Million. The buy-in has also been raised slightly but remains an affordable NTD 9,000 (~USD 280).

Main Event Dates: July 21 to 29, 2024
Main Event Guarantee: NTD 31,000,000 (~USD 1 Million)
Main Event Buy in: NTD 9,000 (~USD 280)

Day 1A – Day 1B: July 21, 2024
Day 1C – Day 1H: July 24 – 27, 2024
Day 2: July 28, 2024
Day 3/Final Day: July 29, 2024

Overseas Main Event Qualifiers

Players outside of Taiwan can secure their spots for Day 2 of the Main Event by participating in Day 1 flights at various international locations. Mark the dates!

June 29: Casino Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – @1pm
July 1: HKPPA room, Hong Kong – @1pm
July 5-7: Cebu Waterfront Casino, Cebu, Philippines


Mini Main Dreamer

The Mini Main Dreamer is a new event that’s bound to pack the house with the champion guaranteed to take home NTD 1,000,000 (~USD 30,870)! This is incredibly generous considering the event’s prize pool is guaranteed at NTD 3,000,000 (~USD 92,600).

Dates: July 15 to 18, 2024
Guarantee: NTD 3,000,000 (~USD 92,600)
Champion Guarantee: NTD 1,000,000 (~USD 30,870)
Buy in: NTD 3,000 (~USD 93)
Flight A – Flight F: July 15 to 17, 2024
Day 2/Final Day: July 18, 2024

Custom Events

Five events fall under this category. To kick off TMT 16, players are invited to a Freeroll where 10 tickets to the TMT Kick-Off will be awarded.  Days later, two dedicated events are scheduled – Poker Queen for women and 50+ for players aged 50 and above.

For the third consecutive edition, the schedule offers a Heads Up tournament. Players can expect to see back-to-back champion Yi Wei Peng return to defend his title.

As an avid promoter of the sport, CTP hosts poker workshops for college students that a special event called Intercollegiate Cup has been included. More details to follow.

TMT 16 Event Date Buy-in NTD Guarantee NTD
Freeroll July 11 Free
10 Tickets to Kick-Off
Poker Queen July 22 3,500
Intercollegiate Cup July 23 3,500
50+ July 24 3,500
Heads Up July 25 22,000

For more information about the TMT Season 16, including registration details and event schedules, please visit


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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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