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Taiwan Millions Tournament To Stage Historic US$1 Million Main Event Prize Pool this July

Taiwan Millions Tournament

The Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association aka CTP Club has upped the bar on its popular homegrown Taiwan Millions Tournament (TMT) with the upcoming Season 16 Main Event boasting a jaw-dropping USD $1 Milllon guaranteed prize pool. 

While this figure may seem ambitious, the beloved tournament’s ever-growing turnout along with CTP’s relentless drive suggest otherwise. The upcoming season aims to attract a much larger crowd as it extends its reach beyond Taiwan. Currently in the works are Main Event Day 1 flights held in Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, and several other locations. CTP Chief Executive Officer, David Tai said,

“We are thrilled to see the TMT grow each season and are committed to enhancing the experience for our players. Season 16 promises to be our most exciting yet, with a record-breaking prize pool and the inclusion of overseas Day 1 events. We look forward to welcoming players from around the globe to Taiwan.”

The historic event takes place from July 21 to July 29, 2024 at the Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City, Taiwan. Buy in is an affordabe NTD 9,000 (~USD $280). 

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Taiwan Millions Tournament Through the Years

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Since its inception in 2017 that witnessed the Main Event attract a decent 311 entries, the TMT Main Event has now become the largest running low-tiered tournament in the region. In January, TMT 15 drew a roaring 3,891 Main Event entries for a record prize pool of NTD $25.3 Million (~USD $805,900).

TMT Main Event Attendance

  • 1st TMT (2017): 311 entries
  • 2nd TMT (2017): 426 entries
  • 3rd TMT (2018): 420 entries
  • 4th TMT (2018): 537 entries
  • 5th TMT (2019): 645 entries
  • 6th TMT (2019): 737 entries
  • 7th TMT (2020): 679 entries
  • 8th TMT (2020): 1,522 entries
  • 9th TMT (2020): 1,066 entries
  • 10th TMT (2021): 1,163 entries
  • 11th TMT (2022): 1,297 entries
  • 12th TMT (2022): 1,895 entries
  • 13th TMT (2023): 1,732 entries
  • 14th TMT (2023): 3,485 entries
  • 15th TMT (2024): 3,891 entries

Taiwan Millions Tournament – Info

The Taiwan Millions Tournament kicks off on July 11 and will run until July 29, 2024. While the complete event lineup has yet to be revealed, players can be assured plenty of trophies up for grabs. The headliner USD $1 Million guaranteed Main Event opens on July 21 and will run until the last day of the festival.

Festival Dates: July 11 to 29, 2024
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

Details on overseas flights have yet to be announced.

For more information about the TMT Season 16, including registration details and event schedules, please visit https://asiapokerarena.com/about.

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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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