Early rush brings in 761 for Mini Main Event $200K and 154 for Opening Event $500K

The race is on! Although we are still two days away from the official start of the APT Online Series 2nd Edition, players have already saddled up for the Mini Main Event $200K GTD and the $500K GTD Opening Event. Both events completed two entry heats. You can join the action by signing up to Natural8

APT Online Series 2nd Edition Schedule

Featured: Mini Main Event $200K GTD

Nothing short of a spectacular opening turnout at the Mini Main Event with a booming 761 entries across two entry flights. At the inaugural edition, this event drew a tour record 1,299 entries. That number will definitely be cracked with six entry heats yet to be played.

Earning the top spot was Flight A chip leader “VSMPZD“. Ranked third is Flight B chip leader “crackurnutz“. Among the 183 qualifiers was Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Hristo “Icho” Anastassov who also advanced to the Final Day of the Opening Event. 

Chip leader: VSMPZD

Flight A: 70 advanced out of 312 entries
Flight B: 113 advanced out of 449 entries

Dates: June 11 to 14
Buy in: $ 50
Guarantee: $ 200,000
Entry Flights remaining: 6
Final Day: Sunday, June 14, 21:00 (HKT)

Top 10 in chips

Event 1: Opening Event $500K GTD

The Opening Event also fielded an attractive number with a combined 154 entries across two flights. Of all the APT side events, this one pays out the richest, guaranteeing a mighty half a million dollars. 32 players have already secured their spot to the Final Day. In the lead is “mrduckie” who topped Flight B. Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Thai Ha also advanced. 

Chip leader: mrduckie

Flight A: 13 advanced out of 59 entries
Flight B: 19 advanced out of 95 entries

Dates: June 11 to 14
Buy in: $ 300
Guarantee: $ 500,000 
Entry Flights remaining: 10 
Final Day: Sunday, June 14, 20:00 (HKT)

Top 10 in chips

Upcoming Events

The two days leading up to the official start of the series will continue to offer entry heats for each of the events mentioned above. Once the series officially begins on June 14, players can expect ample amount of games with 15 or more to choose from daily. Buy ins start at $ 10 and go as high as $ 5,000. We guarantee there will be something for everyone. 

Two events to mark down are the tour’s most prestigious tournaments – APT MAIN EVENT and APT CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT. At the inaugural edition, both events pulled in record attendance and breached half a million dollars. For this edition, we push way past the barrier by guaranteeing a very large $ 1,000,000 for each event. 

Featured Events 

APT Main Event – $ 1,000,000 guarantee

Dates: June 18 to 21
Buy in: $ 500
Entry Flights: 9 offered 
Final Day: Sunday, June 21 @ 20:00 (HKT)
Reigning champion: Alex Wei Xiang Lee “DblBarrel”

Super High Roller 

Date: Sunday, June 21 @ 21:00 (HKT)
Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 300,000
Reigning champion: Chi Jen Chu “PetitFoxx”

APT Championships Event – $ 1,000,000 guarantee

Dates: June 25 to 28
Buy in: $ 800
Entry Flights: 9 offered 
Final Day: Sunday, June 28 @ 20:00 (HKT)
Reigning champion: Michael Kim Falcon “DirtyDuck”

Short Deck Championships – $ 30,000 guarantee

Date: Sunday, June 28 @ 19:30 (HKT)
Buy in: $ 400 
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Reigning champion: Paul Teoh “Dingzhu88”

PLO Championships – $ 40,000 guarantee

Date: Sunday, June 28 @ 20:00 (HKT)
Buy in: $ 400
Guarantee: $ 40,000
Reigning champion: Phachara Wongwichit

APT Side Events

At the side games, all the highly popular APT No Limit Hold’em events are rostered such as one day Deep Stacks, Turbos, and Bounty events. Several multi-day Monster Stack events are scheduled with guarantees of $ 100K and $ 250K. PLO enthusiasts will also be very happy with at least two offered daily. For the big guns, three types of High Roller events run daily:

High Roller Deep Stack – $ 50,000 gtd – $ 500 buy in
High Roller Turbo – $ 40,000 gtd – $ 500 buy in 
High Roller – $ 75,000 gtd – $ 1,000 buy in

APT Player of the Series

The distinguished APT Player of the Series title is up for grabs once again. The top three players in points at the end of the series will win special prizes. All three will receive an APT POS Ring and prize money from $ 500 to $ 1,500. The ultimate winner also receives an APT Finale Championship Event ticket while 2nd place receives an APT Finale Main Event ticket. 

Natural8 Daily Leaderboard 

Natural8 will run a Daily Leaderboard categorized according to select countries and exclusive to Natural8 members. Cash prizes will be awarded daily. A total of $ 10,000 will be distributed throughout the series.