The Asian Poker Tour is hosting its second day of festivities at the APT Korea Incheon 2017 in Paradise City with a few events certain to crowd up the tournament arena. The nine-day festival running from August 12th – 20th began yesterday with two side events at the helm. Today, another two side events are slated to power things up, the No Limit Hold’em 1 and the High Rollers 1, while the No Limit Hold’em Welcome Event will be returning from an overnight break with the final 8 players back for the race to the finish.
Today’s side events
Sunday, August 13th at the tables will see the No Limit Hold’em 1 kick off the action at 1pm followed by the High Rollers event at 2pm. Here are all the details.
No Limit Hold’em 1
Buy-in: KRW 550,000
Starting stack: 10,000
Opening blinds: 25-50
Blinds duration: increases every 30 minutes
Registration / Unlimited Re-entry: closes at the start of round 7
High Rollers 1
Starting stack: 40,000
Opening blinds: 100-200
Blinds duration: increases every 40 minutes
Registration / Unlimited Re-entry: closes at the start of round 10
Full details including tournament structures can be found in the APT Korea Incheon 2017 event page.
In just two days’ time the APT Main Event will be taking over the tournament floor. Buy-in to this prestigious event is KRW 1,100,000. For those interested in securing a seat at a lower cost, there are Main Event Mega Satellites offered prior to the event. Today will see one of those satellites on the felt starting at 6pm. One lucky seat will be awarded for every ten players. Buy-in is KRW 120,000. Important reminder, seats won via this satellite can only be played on Day 1A.
Welcome Event resumes with the final 8 players
The 96 entry field NLH Welcome Event was chopped down last night leaving only 8 contenders returning today for the first big payout of the series. Singapore’s Zhou Hong Ming will be the player to catch up to with his massive stack of 298,000. He is followed by the reigning APT Player of the Year 2016 champion, Iori Yogo with 206,500 in chips. The final 8 players are all guaranteed a piece of the KRW 27,936,000 (USD 24,400 approx) prize pool with the eventual winner taking home the biggest cut of KRW 7,604,000 (USD 6,600 approx). Cards start flying at 1pm.