Save the date: Upcoming tournaments in Asia

IPO Manila: November 27 – December 3

The third edition of the IPO will be taking place between November 27th (Today) and December 3rd. The USD$3,300 High Roller will be eagerly awaited, as will the USD$1,050 Main Event, and there are plenty more tournaments going on during this series too. Game variety is at the core of this schedule, and the buy ins are mostly very affordable. Resorts World Casino is hosting the series.

WPT Korea: December 7 – 11

Paradise Casino in Jeju will be the location of the next stop on the globally recognised WPT. South Korea is a beautiful place in which to further promote a beautiful game, and between December 7th and 11th, this KRW2,000,000 ($1,739) buy in event will be the tournament to watch, or indeed, to participate in.

APT Finale: December 9 – 15

December 9th to the 15th will see the APT converge in Manila for the Finale event of the tour. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion will be the location, within the APT Poker Room. Highlights of this event include, the PHP50,000 Main Event ($1059) that begins on December 12th, the PHP25,000 ($529) on December 15th, and the High Roller on December 16th, which has a PHP108,000 buy in ($2289).

WPT National Philippines: January 2 – 8

From January 2nd to the 8th, the Philippines will once again be staking their claim as the premier poker location in Asia, as they host the WPT National Philippines. This prestigious event will feature a USD$1,650 Main Event, which is expected to draw more than 300 competitors. Furthermore, there will be a USD$200,000 Super High Roller event for those who have the stomach, and bankroll, for such high stakes. The Poker King Club will be the hosts of this event.

Read our articles: WPT National  Philippines returns and Asia Pacific  -World High Stakes Capital in January

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Poker King Club Manila is hosting the WPT National Philippines

Macau Millions: January 8 – 18

The Macau Millions is a particularly exciting event, because it holds the accolade of the largest tournament field assembled in Macau (1,804.) The tournament has taken a 2 year break and is making it’s return between January 8th and 18th, with every chance of breaking it’s own record. The buy in stands at HK$3,000 (USD$387) and the guarantee stands at HK$3,000,000. The location will be the Pokerstars Live room in Macau.

APT Kick Off: January 13 – 21

January 13th sees the APT start their next season with the aptly named Asian Poker Tour Kick Off Event, which will take place at the APT Poker Room in Manila, and will run until the 21st of January. The tour promises to be as popular as ever in 2016.

Aussie Millions: January 13 – February 1

The Aussie Millions has been one of the most recognisable festivals in the world for many years now, and the 2016 edition will offer everything that you would expect from a festival of this reputation. From January 13th to the 1st of February, the Crown Casino in Melbourne will be presenting this huge poker festival, with many different game varieties on offer. Many of the events will be affordable to most players, with the Main Event buy in standing at AUD$10,000 (USD$7,218.) This is not quite as big as their AUD$25,000 Challenge Event though, which is nothing compared to the AUD$100,000 Challenge Event, which in turn, is affordable compared to their AUD$250,000 Challenge Event. All in all, a banquet of big money poker, but with so much more going on in between. The Aussie Millions is not to be missed.

Read our article: How to qualify online to the Aussie Millions?

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700 players are expected for the Main Event

APT Cebu: February 10 – 18

The APT rolls onwards in February, as the tour makes it’s way to Cebu for the second event on the calendar. February 10th to 18th are the dates you’ll need to make a note of, with the All In Poker Club providing the location. This can be found at the Waterfront Hotel &Casino. The schedule is yet to be determined.

MPC 24: February 19 – March 6

The 24th Macau Poker Cup has already been scheduled for the 19th of February to the 6th of March, and while there is a lot of poker between now and then, and there aren’t full details of the schedule available yet; mark the dates on your calendar. The Main Event will cost HK$12,000 (USD$1,548) to enter.

Article by Craig B / Cover picture by PokerStars

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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