Top Joy Poker Australia (TJPA) Sydney Poker Championships 2024 debuts in twelve days; Event structures released


TJPA Sydney Poker Championships 2024 debuts in twelve days

With less than two weeks to go, Chinese-led Top Joy Poker Tour is gearing up for its Australian debut this coming April 29 through May 9, 2024 for eleven full days of thrilling action on the felt. A third international run for the budding live poker brand, this season’s festivities celebrate a 26 tournament lineup highlighted by a lucrative A$1,000,000 (~USD 650,000) guaranteed Main Event. 

The TJPA Sydney Poker Championships set to run at the iconic Canterbury League Club in Belmore, New South Wales, offers a mix of popular formats – Mystery Bounty/ Knockout, Deepstack tournaments, Turbo events, and its share of High Roller games, keeping everyone in tuned to the buzz from start to finish.

TJPA Sydney Poker Championships 2024 – Player E-Guide

TJPA Sydney Poker Championships 2024 Main Event

The crown jewel of the series, TJPA Sydney Poker Championships Main Event, kicks off on Friday, May 3rd

The crown jewel of the series, TJPA Sydney Poker Championships Main Event, kicks off on Friday, May 3rd, just a day before the weekend festivities begin. While the guarantee has been adjusted recently, the A$1,000,000 (~USD 650,000) set prize pool still brings a sizeable amount onto the table left to vie for.

Four heats complete the schedule, each charging an entry fee of A$ 2,500 (~USD 1,629) with the last one deemed to run a much faster turbo format. All Day 1 entries start off with a 40,000 stack equivalent to 400 times the starting blinds, playing through 40 minute blind levels through registration at the end of Level 9. Once the day’s tally is locked in, gameplay will adjust to 60 minute levels all the way down to the Final Table.

With lots of room for play, tournament runners will course through a total of fifteen levels for Day 1 and an additional nine hours on the felt for the Day 2 games. Those making the cut will be met with another set of eight hour levels, leading to Day 4 where action will conclude once the final table is set or by the end of Level 40, whichever comes first. Each player is allowed two re-entries per Day 1, giving those eyeing to secure Main Event glory more than enough chances across the four qualifying flights.

Date/s: May 3 – 9, 2024
Buy-in: A$ 2,500 (~USD 1,629)
Guarantee: A$1,000,000 (~USD 650,000)
Starting Stack: 40,000

Day 1A: Friday, May 3
Day 1B: Saturday, May 4
Day 1C: Sunday, May 5
Day 1D Turbo: Sunday, May 5
Day 2: Monday, May 6
Day 3: Tuesday, May 7
Day 4: Wednesday, May 8
Day 5: Thursday, May 9

Main Event Satellites

Aside from the pre-festival satellites offered, players who wish to maximize their bankrolls can take advantage of the in-series Main Event satellites available daily. Beginning on Monday, April 29th through Sunday, May 5th, Main Event runners might as well test the waters and try their luck to secure a seat for cheap with buy-ins posted as low as A$ 250 (~USD 160).

TJPA offers in-series Main Event satellites available daily

Other Highlights

Joining the Main Event festivities are a number of great value events beginning with the series’ TJPA Sydney Launch Event right on opening day. The A$ 200,000 (~USD 132,000) guaranteed tournament offers three qualifying rounds, each one beginning at 12 noon for a buy-in of A$ 550 (~ USD 360). An affordable option to jumpstart one’s festival run, the welcoming games stands to be the only other guaranteed tournament aside from the Main Event. Unlike the series’ crown jewel, Day 1 runners are allowed unlimited entries per flight, with play accompanied by 40 minutes on the clock from start down to the Final Day.

TJPA Sydney Launch Event kicks off on opening day

Showcasing a range of games to choose from, high roller regulars will definitely find their journey to the Land Down Under worthwhile with two high tiered buy-ins focused on the tail end of the series. Those who find their Main Event run cut short, the last three days features the NLH Super High Roller with a price tag of A$ 10,600 (~USD 6,800), along with the PLO High Roller for a lesser A$ 5,300 (~USD 3,400) entry fee. 

Players can expect deep stack play to be in effect especially for the NLH Super High Roller, with a 100,000 starting stack (500x the opening blinds) to course through 40/60 minute gameplay. Similar to the Launch Event, the NLH Super High Roller allows for unlimited re-entries while the PLO High Roller is restricted to two re-entries per runner. Registration for both tournaments remains open through early of Day 2.

NLH Super High Roller

Date/s: May 7 – 8, 2024
Buy-in: A$ 10,600 (~USD 6,800)
Starting stack: 100,000
Level Duration: 40 Minutes for Day 1 and 60 Minutes for Day 2
Registration closes at the end of Level 12

PLO High Roller

Date/s: May 8 – 9, 2024
Buy-in: A$ 5,300 (~USD 3,400)
Starting Stack: 50,000
Level Duration: 40 Minutes for Day 1 and then 60 Minutes after
Registration closes at the end of Level 10

TJPA Sydney Poker Championships 2024 Schedule

TJPA Sydney Championships Full Schedule

About Top Joy Poker Tour

Having been established in Mainland China back in 2019, up and coming live poker brand Top Joy Poker Tour, has a number of hosting experience throughout the past five years, boasting several recorded offerings in various locations within the country. Last 2023 saw the Asian born brand take a shot at the international scene with its inaugural grand-scale series in Seoul, South Korea, awarding over USD 1.37 Million in prizes.  Following this, the brand found its partnership with Poker Dream just two weeks ago staging a huge success in Malaysia, where 2,096 entries turned up for the Main Event alone and set a record-high with its eye-catching RM 10,767,152 (~USD 2,268,000) prize pool.

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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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