APT Korea Championships 2018 kicks off today at Paradise City in Incheon

Good morning players! Welcome to opening day of the APT Korea Championships 2018! For the past months, we’ve looked forward to this moment for a few exciting reasons.

First, we are back at the elegant and luxurious Paradise City casino resort in Incheon. Having opened just last year, the facility is all about class, offering nothing less than high quality services and amenities. An added perk, the venue is located within the business complex of the world-renowned Incheon International Airport making it easily accessible to all traveling players.

Second, this is the first time the APT brings its championships series to Korea. Players can expect twelve days of nonstop poker festivities starting today, August 8 until August 19. Two major tournaments are highlighted, Main Event and Championships Event. These events run back-to-back beginning Friday, August 10. Side events of course will be abundant with single day events to two-day events on the list. We have all those details for you below.

The third big reason for our excitement is the Ante Big Blind format. This festival marks the official start of the APT switching to the Ante BB format for all events in the future. The Ante BB is the latest innovation in the game and is now being utilized worldwide.

For players new to the format, the Ante BB does away with each player posting an ante at every turn and replaced with only the big blind player responsible for posting the ante. The Ante BB is equivalent to one big blind, which means, regardless of the number of players at the table, the big blind player posts a total of two big blinds on his/her turn.

With that said, here’s a look at the events we have in store:

Opening Day Events

Boost that bankroll, be the first at the top of the APT Player of the Series race, or perhaps win your seat to the Main Event. Come on out and get an early start! 

13:00: NLH Welcome Event – buyin KRW 330,000

15:00: CoinPoker Super High Rollers (special event) – buyin KRW 16,000,000 – this is a scheduled two-day event

17:00: Main Event Satellite – buyin KRW 120,000 – one seat awarded per ten players


Featured Tournaments

MAIN EVENT – buyin KRW 1,100,000 – August 10 to 14

Day 1A – Friday, August 10 @1pm
Day 1B – Saturday, August 11 @1pm
Day 2 – Sunday, August 12 @1pm
Day 3 – Monday, August 13 @1pm
Final 8 – Tuesday, August 14 @130pm

Registration is open until the start of Level 10 in Day 2. APT sponsor CoinPoker continues to offer its Last Man Standing and Main Event Rake Back promos for all players at the Main Event.

*There are three Main Event satellites leading up to the event.

CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT – buyin KRW 1,650,000 – August 15 to 19

Day 1A – Wednesday, August 15 @1pm
Day 1B – Thursday, August 16 @1pm
Day 2 – Friday, August 17 @1pm
Day 3 – Saturday, August 18 @1pm
Final 8 – Sunday, August 19 @130pm

Registration is open until the start of Level 10 in Day 2. Additionally, there are five Championships Event satellites leading up to the event.


Side Events

Apart from today’s NLH Welcome Event, there are also 18 side events running throughout the twelve day series. Highly popular events on the roster are the Bounty Tournament, NLH Single Day, Monster Stack, and Turbo events. We also have below:

CoinPoker High Rollers: buyin KRW 2,150,000 – August 13 to 14
CoinPoker High Rollers Single Day:  buyin KRW 2,150,000 – Tuesday, August 14

And for those seeking out Pot Limit Omaha, we have two of those as well:

Pot Limit Omaha Hi 1: buyin KRW 330,000 – Friday, August 10
Pot Limit Omaha Hi 2: buyin KRW 440,000 – Friday, August 17

You can view the full APT Korea Championships 2018 schedule including the structure of each event.