Good day to everyone! Day 1a of the Asian Poker Tour Kickoff 2016 Main Event has arrived! This event starts at 1pm with a P55,000 buy-in fee. Late registration / re-entry is open until just before level 7. As announced, there are a couple of exciting things to look forward to, most especially, a Main Event Bubble Protection will be put into effect, and if you haven’t seen it yet, the eventual winner will receive the first-ever APT Championship Ring! For a read on some of the action at the Main Event, head to the Live Updates section of the website.
To avail of the Main Event Bubble Protection, all you need to do is complete these three simple requirements:
- Draw for your seat before starting time
- Have your chips put into play on the first deal of round number 1
For re-entry players, if you have already met the qualifications for Bubble Protection, you will maintain that status only on a same day re-entry. For re-entry players wanting Bubble Protection on a next day re-entry, you will have to repeat the steps above. Once you are protected, if you happen to end up as the bubble, you are entitled to one free entry to the next APT Main Event that you enter.
Another thing to also keep in mind, anyone who qualifies into day 2 from day 1a will be allowed to participate in day 1b. If it so happens that a player qualifies into day 2 with multiple stacks, then he/she must play the largest stack. The smaller stack will be taken out of play.
Side Events on Deck:
Running alongside the Main Event is the Open Face Chinese Pineapple Shootout 36 max at 2pm. Buy-in is P16,500. For players still in search of a Main Event seat for cheap, you have one more opportunity to get in, the Last Chance Main Event Mega Satellite will be up and running at 6pm. Buy-in is P5,500. One seat will be awarded for every 10 players.
Another four APT event trophies were awarded at yesterday’s festivities. The Pot Limit Omaha High Rollers event was won by Norway’s Henrik Tollefsen, the Ladies of Poker event went to Filipino player Menchu Esdaile Razavi, the High Roller Open Face Chinese Pineapple Shootout 12 max trophy was awarded to Korea’s Sim Jae Kyung, and the Head Hunter event was claimed by SJ Kim. Congratulations to the winners!