Upcoming Asia Online Events: WPT Spring Festival feat. CN¥ 12M gtd; APT Online Series India with over IN₹ 7 Crores gtd

To cap off the first month of the year, here are a couple of Asia online events to fill one’s appetite.

WPT Spring Festival hosted by Poker King on January 27 to February 7

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Photo Credit: World Poker Tour

Included in the World Poker Tour Season XX lineup is the third installment of the WPT Spring Festival presented by Poker King, one of Asia’s leading brands. The highly lucrative festival runs from January 27 to February 7 and like previous, the games will be held on the Poker King app featuring a massive CN¥ 12 Million (~US$ 1,890,000) in guarantees. The bulk of the pot is reserved for the Main Event where CN¥ 8 Million (~US$ 1,260,000) has been promised. During the past installment, Chinese player “Shenqiyulu” turned his CN¥ 2,200 buy in into a massive CN¥ 1,605,750 (~US$ 251,350) payday.

Main Event 

Dates: February 1 to 7
Buy in: CN¥ 2,200 (~US$ 345)
Guarantee: CN¥ 8,000,000 (~US$ 1,260,000)

In addition to the main, the twelve day series offers a variety of popular games that include No Limit Hold’em, Short Deck, Pot Limit Omaha, and Progressive Knockout Bounty. Buy ins range from CN¥ 220 to CN¥ 10,500 with guarantees offered on select events. 

*Access is limited to select Asian countries.

APT Online Series India 3.0 on January 30 to February 6

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Photo Credit: Asian Poker Tour

For the second consecutive year, the Asian Poker Tour will open its calendar season on the virtual front. The brand recently announced a third edition of APT Online Series India taking place from January 30 to February 6 at This event is exclusive to players in India. 

Over the eight days, 43 games are scheduled along with an enticing IN₹ 7 Crores (~US$ 940,100) in guaranteed prizes. Buy ins range from IN₹ 880  (~US$ 11.80) to IN₹ 55,000  (~US$ 740), and is highlighted by the Main Event which features a guarantee of IN₹ 1 Crore (~US$ 134,300). For select champions, APT trophies will be awarded; the Main Event and Championship Event winners will both receive a trophy and the exclusive championship ring. 

Key Events

Main Event 

Date: Sunday, February 6
Buy in: IN₹ 11,000  (~US$ 148)
Guarantee: IN₹ 1 Crore (~US$ 134,365)

Championship Event 

Date: Thursday, February 3
Buy in: IN₹ 22,000 (~US$ 296)
Guarantee: IN₹ 50 Lac (~US$ 67,180)

Daily Trophy-bearing events

Event #1: Kickoff 25L GTD – IN₹ 3,300 buy in
Event #4: Sunday Major 35L GTD – IN₹ 5,500 buy in
Event #9: Monday Major 20L GTD – IN₹ IN₹ 4,400 buy in
Event #14: PLO High Roller 25L GTD – IN₹ 11,000 buy in
Event #19: Mini Main Event 50L GTD – IN₹ 5,500 buy in
Event #30: Super High Roller 80L GTD – IN₹ 55,000 buy in
Event #35: PLO-5 High Roller 20L GTD – IN₹ 11,000 buy in

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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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