Time to suit up! The APT Main Event – the Asian Poker Tour‘s top of the line tournament – gets underway from September 13 to 17, 2019. Its well designed deep structure has continuously drawn in players from all over the region. Starting stack is 500 times the opening big blind and each level runs 60 minutes which means plenty of playing time and hands to see. The structure can be found in the APT Philippines booklet.
Several things to get excited about for the Main Event, most important, it comes with a PHP 10,000,000 (~USD 192,000) guarantee. This year, the APT surpassed every guarantee it set forward so expect it to be breached again. Second, registration has been extended one extra hour. Registration now closes at the start of Level 11 in Day 2. We have also extended regulation play of our to 9 levels. Bagging time is now at the end of Level 9.
Main Event info
Day 1A: Friday, September 13
Day 1B: Saturday, September 14
Day 2: Sunday, September 15
Day 3: Monday, September 16
Final 8: Tuesday, September 17
Important things to know:
- Day 1A and Day 1B play a total of 9 levels
- Day 2 plays a total of 8 levels
- Day 3 plays to the official final table of 8 players
- Multiple stacks allowed but only best stack advances
- Registration closes at the start of level 11 in Day 2
- The Main Event utilizes the Ante BB format
- Shot clock will be implemented when the tournament is down to the final six tables
- Blinds escalate every 60 minutes
Bubble Protection is one of the best Main Event incentives to take advantage of. For those new to this promo, it is a type of insurance policy during the bubble round. If a protected player busts on the bubble, that player will receive their buy-in back in the form of APT tournament credits. Since its inception, numerous protected players have been saved from walking away empty-handed.
To be eligible, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:
- Draw for your seat before the starting time of 1pm
- Have your chips put into play on the first deal of Level 1
*Eliminated players wanting bubble protection on the next starting day will have to qualify again.
APT Philippines defending champion and reigning APT champion
Through the years, the APT has produced many Main Event champions, some earning their first major title. That was the case for APT Philippines I 2019 with Philippines Christopher Mateo rising victorious and earning his largest live score of PHP 4,376,000 (~US$ 83,800). Mateo has already been spotted at the festival. He will surely be looking to defend his title.
While Mateo is the APT Philippines defending champion, the Asian Poker Tour reigning champion is Hong Kong’s Tsang Dicky Siu Hang. Tsang won the recently concluded APT Korea Incheon Main Event for KRW 59,485,00 (~USD 50,300).
Who will be the next APT Main Event champion? It’s anyone’s game! It could be you!