Nonstop poker action continues today with several side events headlining the third day of the Asian Poker Tour Kickoff 2017. The ongoing festival began two days ago and is scheduled to run for a total of nine days, from January 11th-19th, at Resorts World Manila.
The first event lined up today is a big crowd favorite, the Head Hunter US$100/Bounty event. This event tends to see aggressive action early with everyone looking to scalp as many heads and pile up the bounties. Players begin with a 10,000 starting stack with round one at 25/50. Blinds go up every 30 minutes. Cards in the air by 1pm.
At 2pm, we have the Ladies of Poker event gracing the floor. For all the lady card sharks out there, be the first APT queen of the felt this year. Buy-in is US$165.
Still needing a seat to the APT Main Event? At 5pm, you can try your luck for a cheap one at the Main Event Mega Satellite. Buy-in is US$180. To give you more playing time, we have upped the starting stack to 5,000 as compared to the previous 3,000. The US$1,650 buy-in APT Main Event begins this weekend with Day 1A on Saturday, January 14th and Day 1B on Sunday, January 15th. Players who win seats via the satellite will have to use their ticket on Day 1A.
For the full schedule, head to the APT Kickoff 2017 event page.
Main Event Warm-Up resumes
The Main Event Warm-Up will see yesterday’s 14 survivors return to the felt at 1pm. Only 9 players will profit. Leading the way is Jamaica’s George Taylor with 607,000 chips, trailed closely by Malaysia’s Liew Kuen Seng with 575,000. We will be broadcasting the Final 8 in the APT Twitch channel with a 30-minute delay.
APT Player of the Series update
With two side events completed, the APT Player of the Series race has begun. The top three players with the highest points accrued at the end of the series will be awarded these special APT POS awards:
1st Exclusive Luxury Watch, Customized Ring, Trophy, and Qualifies to Game of Champions
2nd Trophy and Qualifies to Game of Champions
3rd Trophy and Qualifies to Game of Champions
Current race leaders:
John Tech – Philippines – 91 points
Allan Daypuyart – Philippines – 86.13 points
Guido Budack – Italy – 77.07 points
More detailed information on the APT POY and APT POS.
One more thing to enjoy is the daily video highlights of the event which can be found in the APT YouTube channel.