Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) announces APT Warm Up Series – November 22 to 28 in Hanoi, Vietnam

In just two week’s time, doors will storm open for what is expected to be the boldest event ever seen in Vietnam’s capital city, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Hanoi Billions 2023! In partnership with Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP), the festival boasts a jaw dropping VN₫ 60 Billion (~$2.5 Million) in guarantees and a jam-packed roster of 88 APT trophy events.

As players eagerly await the upcoming action, VSOP has unveiled a seven-day prelude to help players gear up. Running from November 22 to 28, 2023 at the VSOP is the APT Warm Up Series – Road to APT Hanoi Billions featuring VN₫ 8 Billion (~$328,280) in guarantees and 18 events.

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Four APT trophies up for grabs


This year, the APT has taken its trophy design to a new level. At the APT Warm-Up Series, four highly sought-after APT silver lions will be lighting up the awards mantle which can be won via these events listed below:

Event 1: APT Warm-Up Kick-Off
Event11: APT High Roller – Shot Clock 8 Max
Event 13: APT Warm-Up Main Event
Event 15: APT Rising Stars 8 Max

Furthermore, the APT Warm-Up Main Event champion will be awarded an APT Hanoi Billions Mystery Bounty ticket valued at VN₫ 11,000,000.

Free Rake for the first 20 players

More than just trophies and tickets, players enjoy discounts. At the APT Warm-Up Series, the first 20 players that sign up before the tournament starts and have their chips in play by the opening deal will be rake-free. That’s a 10% discount! This does not apply to satellites and High Roller events.

Bubble Protection

Similarly, Bubble Protection is in effect for all players that sign up to any event – excluding satellites and High Roller events – before the start of Level 2. In the event a protected player falls on the bubble without any cash return, that player will receive their buy in back in VSOP tournament credits.

Lucky Draw to Vietnam National Cup

Lastly, there are three “Lucky Draw” tickets to APT Hanoi Billions Event #2: Vietnam National Cup. This event features a VN₫ 3,000,000,000 guarantee. Each Lucky Draw ticket is valued at VN₫ 5,000,000. One lucky ticket can be won via each of these specified events listed below:

Event 1: APT Warm-Up Kick-Off Day 1A
Event 5: Mystery Bounty Day 1A
Event 13: APT Warm-Up Main Event Day 1A

All players registered for these events will have a chance to draw for the hidden ticket.


For more information on the APT Warm-Up head to the VSOP facebook page.

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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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