APT Tournament Rules

All Players participating in any APT event are subject to the rules applied by the Asian Poker Tour and stipulated in the APT Player Registration / Release Form. Players may be asked to present a valid ID upon registration as proof of identity and age.

The Asian Poker Tour will be implementing the Tournament Directors Association’s Rules (2015 TDA Rules Version 1.0) for the duration of its tournaments and events. In addition, the below rules will also be implemented. Check out the complete APT & PokerTDA Tournament Rules

  •  Non-Smoking Rule

Players are not allowed to smoke in the tournament area, violating this rule will result in a penalty. Players caught smoking at the table will receive a one round penalty.

  • Late Registrants

Late players being seated into an open seat after the start of a tournament/satellite will receive a full stack, will be dealt in immediately if possible.

  • Close of Registration

Main Event registration will close at the start of round 7.

Satellites, rebuy and/or add-on event registration will close at the end of the first break.

Registration for all other events will close at the start of round 7.

  • Determining the Button

At the start of the tournament and all redraws the button will be determined by a high card.

  • Forward Motion Rule

Players moving chips in a forward motion (across their hole cards) maybe forced to put all of the chips in hand into the pot.

  • Redraws

Tournaments/satellites paying less than a full table will redraw at the final table.

Tournaments/satellites paying 1 full table only will redraw at two tables and the final table.

Tournaments/satellites paying above a full table will re-draw at 3 tables, 2 tables and the final table.

  • Hand for Hand Play

Players will not be allowed to visit other tables during hand for hand play and are requested to stay at their tables.

Players can be penalized after a warning has been issued.

Players should not reveal their hand in an “All in and Call” situation or with a player/players all in after the action has been completed on the river card until requested by the Tournament Director.

  • Re-Entry Policy

Players caught re-entering a non re-entry tournament will be disqualified, their chips will be taken out of play and no refunds will be entertained.

For same day re-entry tournaments/satellites, Players may only re-enter multiple times after they have been eliminated or have exhausted all their chips before the end of the registration period.

  • Main Event Re-Entry Policy:
    • Same Day Re-Entry is ALLOWED before the start of Round 7.
    • Day 1B and 1C – allow Day 2 qualifiers to re-enter.
    • Players qualifying to Day 2 with multiple stacks must play the largest stack. Smaller stack/s will be removed from play.
  • Seat/s won through satellites hosted by the APT

All seat/s won through satellites hosted by the Asian Poker Tour are non-transferable and must be played on the specified date, if allocated. In the event that a player wins more than enough seats for the allowed starting days or qualifies through the FIRST starting day, cash will be awarded for the remaining seat/s

  • Deal-making is allowed in all APT tournaments, unless otherwise specified or announced in a specific tournament.

View the APT Rules on Deal Making in the complete APT & PokerTDA Tournament Rules