Light turnout at APT Vietnam Phú Quóc 2021 – MAIN EVENT Day 1A – with only five Vietnamese players battling it out. Four of them won their seat via Natural8 online satellites. Terry “Terryboom” Nguyen emerged victorious to become the first player to advance to Day 2. After eliminating two players – BigFishVN and Josh Tu – Nguyen faced Paul1986 at heads up with a 27:1 advantage / 96% of the chips in play. It was a swift one hand finish with J♠ J♥ dominating 7♦ 5♦. Nguyen will carry in a 125,000 stack into Day 2.
For the next six days, the event is on break however players can still secure Main Event Day 1 seats via Natural8 online satellites which are scheduled to run from May 16 to May 21. Buy in is US$ 52.
From May 22 to May 30, in partnership with Pearl Island Poker Tour (PIPT), the full APT Vietnam Phú Quóc 2021 inaugural festival begins featuring VN₫ 4 Billion (~US$ 173,455) in guaranteed prizes. All the action takes place at partner / host venue Corona Casino and Resort Phú Quóc.
APT Main Event
The APT Main Event is the tour’s most highly revered tournament offering the best deepstack structure in the Asian region. For this edition, it comes with a VN₫ 2 Billion (~US$ 86,730) guarantee. Buy in is VN₫ 11,000,000 (~US$ 477). Awaiting the champion are the bragging rights first ever APT Vietnam Phú Quóc Main Event title, the APT Main Event Trophy, APT Championship Ring, and a sizeable first place cash prize.
Day 1A: 1 advanced out of 5 players – Terry “Terryboom” Nguyen
Day 1B: Sunday, May 23
Day 1C: Monday, May 24
Day 1D (Turbo): Monday, May 24
Day 2: Tuesday, May 25
Final Day: Wednesday, May 26
As a special treat to early birds, entry for all Day 1B players is RAKE FREE. Buy in is VN₫ 10,000,000 (~US$ 433.65). To get in for even less, players can try their luck at the live and online satellites. Six Natural8 online satellites are offered at US$ 52 buy in with a total of 12 seats guaranteed, and two live satellites are offered with buy in at VN₫ 1,200,000 (US$ 52) and VN₫ 2,400,000 (~US$ 104).
APT Championships Event
On deck right after the main is the APT Championships Event. This is the second featured event of the series and it also guarantees VN₫ 2 Billion (~US$ 86,730). The event is scheduled from May 27 to May 30. Buy in is VN₫ 16,500,000 (~US$ 716).
Day 1A: Thursday, May 27
Day 1B: Friday, May 28
Day 2: Saturday, May 29
Final Day: Sunday, May 30
Alike the main, the eventual winner will receive plenty of recognition in prizes such as the APT Championships Event Trophy, APT Championships Ring, and a sizeable first place cash payout.
In addition to the featured events, players will have their hands full with 13 side events to conquer. All the crowd favorites are rostered such as the Monster Stack, Head Hunter, and a variety of NLH games. Added to the list are two High Rollers events and one Super High Rollers. Other variants making the list are Limit Hold’em, Open Face Chinese Poker Progressive, and of course, Pot Limit Omaha.
See you at the venue in six days!