Good morning everyone and welcome to another day of nonstop poker festivities at the APT Macau 2017! We hope these past few days have warmed up those poker skills because the highlight tournament of the series begins today, the APT Main Event!
Starting promptly at 1pm, Day 1A of the APT Main Event gets underway. Buy-in is HKD 19,800. This is the first of two entry days offered. The APT Main Event is the only event where you can win the exclusive solid silver APT Championship Ring. Last year, Guo Dong and SJ Kim were each awarded one of these special bands here in Macau. In addition, the eventual winner will also receive the first place cash and the APT Championship Trophy.
Main Event Bubble Protection
To spice up the action, the APT introduced an incentive for all the early birds in the house, the Main Event Bubble Protection. This is a very powerful perk to have. In the event that you find yourself falling as the unfortunate bubble but are insured with bubble protection, then you will receive a consolation prize of one free seat to the next APT Main Event of the same value or you can receive the equivalent in APT credits.
One important reminder though, for Day 1A players re-entering or going for multiple stacks in Day 1B, you will have to re-qualify for the Bubble Protection in order to be insured. To qualify for Bubble Protection:
- Draw for your seat
- Have your chips in play by the first deal of round 1.
It’s that easy.
Main Event Details
Starting stack: 50,000
Opening blinds: 100-200
Blinds duration: 60 minutes
Late registration: closes at the start of round 7
End of Day 1A: bag and tag after Level 8
The Asian Poker Tour is currently hosting the APT Macau 2017, scheduled to run from July 14th – 22nd at the Macau Billionaire Poker room, top floor of the Babylon Casino. Three side event trophies have already been awarded with another three certain to be claimed today. One of those will go to the High Rollers event which picks up from yesterday’s beat. 9 out of 20 players will be back on the felt racing for the title and the HKD 291,000 first place purse. China’s Weiyi Zhang currently holds the chip lead. Game begins at 130pm.
The Head Hunter event will also return return from yesterday’s bout with 8 players out of the 59 entries hunting each other down for the ultimate bounty title and the HKD 47,000 first prize. India’s Manoj Pentakota enters with the largest stack. Cards start flying at 1pm.
The third event to see a winner today will be the NLH One Day 1 event. Buy-in is HKD 3,300 with cards in the air at 2pm. Players begin with a 10,000 stack. Opening blinds are 25-50 with increases every 20 minutes.
For the full schedule, head to the APT Macau 2017 event page.
You can watch daily highlights of the event in the APT YouTube channel.