The Main Event may be over and won but that doesn’t mean you missed out entirely. The APT Kickoff 2019 Vietnam has a second feature tournament and it starts today at partner and host venue Pro Poker Club. The CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT kicks off at 1pm and has a VND 6 Billion guarantee, roughly USD 258,800. Buy-in is VND 38,500,000 (~USD 1,660). 

Alike the main, the Championships Event is one of our top of the line tournaments equipped with a great structure. Players begin with a deep 50,000 stack, blinds increasing at a slow 60 minute pace. Opening blinds are 100/200. The APT utilizes the Ante Big Blind format.

  1. The “ANTE BB” format utilizes the ante first rule before the big blind. This rule applies in the event that the big blind player cannot cover the full amount of both the ANTE and BB.
  2. The “ANTE BB” structure remains the same regardless of the number of players at a table.

The event will run a total of five days from January 16 to 20. See the schedule below: 

Day 1A: Wednesday, January 16 (play 8 levels)
Day 1B: Thursday, January 17 (play 8 levels)
Day 2: Friday, January 18 (play 8 levels)
Day 3: Saturday, January 19 (play to the Final 8)
Final 8: Sunday, January 20

*Registration closes at the start of Level 10 in Day 2. 

Bubble protection

Bubble Protection will also be in effect. Two years ago, the APT introduced the Bubble Protection. This is a type of insurance for players on the bubble round. If a protected player falls on the bubble, then that player will receive his/her buy-in back in the form of APT tournament credits. To be eligible, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

  1. Pre-register
  2. Draw for your seat before starting time
  3. Have your chips put into play before the first hand is dealt for each starting day

New Pay Table

Alike the Main Event, the Championships Event will also pay out the 10% of the field with heavy payouts for the top three spots. 

Full APT Kickoff 2019 Vietnam schedule