Asian Poker Tour Announces Million Dollar Guarantee for APT Taipei Main Event
Ben Wilson / 9 Feb 2023
APT to launch the tour’s biggest poker festival in history
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, February 9, 2023 – Today, the Asian Poker Tour presented by Natural8 has announced its most ambitious schedule ever for APT Taipei (April 28 to May 7) which will take place at the Asia Poker Arena in Taipei, Taiwan.
The action-packed poker series features the NT$50,000 (~USD $1,700) buy-in Main Event which boasts a NT$30,000,000 (~USD $1M) prize pool guarantee.
“APT Taipei will be the biggest poker series in the 15-year history of the Asian Poker Tour,” said APT President Neil Johnson.
The opening weekend starts with the NT$10,000 APT Kickoff (NT$2M GTD) and NT$16,000 Mystery Bounty Hunter presented by Natural8 (NT$3M GTD) events.
Catering to those with bigger bankrolls, APT Taipei will also offer eight high roller events including the NT$150,000 Super High Roller - 8 Max (NT$5M GTD) and NT$100,000 APT High Roller (NT$4.5M GTD).
In total, the 10-day series will offer 49 events with more poker variations than ever before and over NT$50 million in guaranteed prize money.
“The potential for APT has always been clear to me and I’ve been extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished to date. Nonetheless, the sense of ‘never being satisfied’ has been a core value that’s allowed us to thrive and there’s a renewed sense of enthusiasm amid this next evolution of the APT,” added an exuberant Lloyd Fontillas, VP of Live Poker Operations, who has been with the brand since 2009.
APT Taipei will also be the opening poker festival to be held at the Asia Poker Arena -- a brand-new venue operated by CTP.
"Poker is a passion for CTP and we can't wait to bring the poker world to Taiwan," said CTP CEO David Tai.
- APT Kickoff (NT$2M GTD): April 28-29 – NT$10,000
- Mystery Bounty Hunter presented by Natural8 (NT$3M GTD): April 29-30 – NT$16,000
- APT Super High Roller - 8 Max (NT$5M GTD): April 29-30 – NT$150,000
- APT Main Event (NT$30M GTD): May 1-6 – NT$50,000
- Zodiac Classic presented by Natural8 (NT$3M GTD): May 4-5 – NT$20,000
- Double Stack (NT$2M GTD): May 5-6 – NT$15,000
- Mini Main Event (NT$1.5M GTD): May 6-7 – NT$10,000
- APT High Roller (NT$4.5M GTD): May 6-7 – NT$100,000
For the complete APT Taipei schedule please CLICK HERE
ASIAN POKER TOUR REBRANDED The APT Taipei announcement was part of the unveiling of the new APT logo as the Taiwan tournament represents the official launch of the tour's rebrand under its new ownership.
"2023 will be a transformative year for our organization. We have already cemented a strategic partnership with Natural8 and we're extremely grateful to CTP for choosing us to host the first event at their new Asia Poker Arena venue," said APT CEO Fred Leung. "This is just the beginning as we charter the Asian Poker Tour into the new era."
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