MAIN EVENT Day 1B today! Everything you need to know including CoinPoker promos and Championships Event


The APT Korea Championships 2018 at Paradise City Casino in Incheon offers two featured tournaments, the Main Event and the Championships Event. These are the Asian Poker Tour’s most prestigious events.

Both are deep-structured No Limit Hold’em tournaments running back-to-back from August 10 to August 14 and August 15 to August 19. They each cover a total of five days. We have all the information for you below including the Main Event CoinPoker promos.


The Main Event starts on Friday, August 10 and will conclude on Tuesday, August 14. Buy-in is ₩1,100,000. Players begin with a 25,000 stack. Opening blinds are 25-50, gradually increasing every 60 minutes. Registration closes on Day 2 at the start of Level 10. See schedule below. Full structure can be found here

Day 1A – Friday, August 10 @1pm – (play 8 levels)
Day 1B – Saturday, August 11 @1pm – (play 8 levels)
Day 2 – Sunday, August 12 @1pm – (play 8 levels)
Day 3 – Monday, August 13 @1pm – (play to the Final 8 players)
Final 8 – Tuesday, August 14, @130pm

Bubble Protection

As always, the Bubble Protection will be in effect for both featured events. Ever since its introduction two years ago, it has been a mainstay at every APT festival. For players that qualify for the protection, they will be insured on the bubble round. In the event that a protected player falls as the bubble, that player will receive their buy-in back in the form of APT tournament credits.

To qualify, players must meet these 3 simple steps:

  1.      Pre-register
  2.      Draw for your seat before the 1pm starting time
  3.      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.

MAIN EVENT CoinPoker promos

Along with our Bubble Protection incentive, APT sponsor, CoinPoker, a cryptocurrency-based online poker room is offering two fantastic promos for all players joining the Main Event.

The first promo is the “Last Man Standing”. The promo is simple; the last player remaining in the Main Event wearing the CoinPoker patch will be awarded one free seat to APT Philippines Championships II 2018 MAIN EVENT.  In order to be eligible, you must wear the CoinPoker patch from start to finish of the Main Event.

The other promo is the MAIN EVENT RAKE BACK. Players of the Main Event will be able to collect their full rake back by simply following these steps:

  1.      Register and play the APT Korea Championships Main Event
  2.      Take a photo of your paid receipt
  3.      Send the photo of the receipt to with the subject heading APT PROMO.

*Players will be credited the ₩100,000 rake back via their online account.


The Championships Event gets underway immediately after the close of the Main Event. It runs from Wednesday, August 15 until Sunday, August 19. Please take note that the structure differs from the main. See structure here

Players begin with a 50,000 stack. Opening blinds are 100-200, gradually increasing every 60 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 10. Buy-in is ₩1,650,000. See schedule below.

Day 1A – Wednesday, August 15 @1pm (play 8 levels)
Day 1B – Thursday, August 16 @1pm (play 8 levels)
Day 2 – Friday, August 17 @1pm (play 8 levels) 
Day 3 – Saturday, August 18 @1pm (play to the Final 8 players)
Final 8 – Sunday, August 19 @130pm

*Bubble protection in effect