Asian Poker Tour releases 2019 season schedule

Posted On 17 Aug, 2018 0

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) keeps getting bigger and better with every passing year. Recently, the company released the entire schedule for their 2019 season online. Vietnam just made its debut in the 2018 season, and the 2019 APT season will see Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, playing host to the opening event for a second consecutive year.

A total of 11 stops have been announced by APT, with 8 confirmed and the rest to be confirmed in coming weeks/months. The current eight stops include two stops each at Vietnam, Korea, Philippines and Macau, including the season-ending APT Finale Macau, scheduled between 4-15 December 2019.

The current season of APT has been quite a success and the amount of Indian participation is set to increase in the 2019 season, with APT recently partnering with Baadshah Gaming, to give away APT packages to Indian players. Currently, the APT Korea Championships is being played, with Iori Yogo of Japan recently shipping the Main Event.

 “We are releasing our event dates so players can start planning ahead of time and other tournament organizers can start setting their dates to avoid unnecessary overlaps. Most organisers keep to the informal gentleman’s agreement that in Asia poker events should not clash thereby giving players at all levels the opportunity to play the maximum number of poker tournaments which can only be good for the continued growth of the sport,” said Lloyd Fontillas, APT General Manager and Executive Tournament Director.

List of announced events:

  1. APT Kickoff Vietnam Ho Chi Minh:  9-20 January
  2. TBA: 20 February-3 March
  3. APT Macau: 22 March-2 April
  4. APT Philippines I: 25 April-6 May
  5. APT Korea Seoul: 29 May-9 June
  6. APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh: 3-14 July
  7. APT Korea Incheon:  7-18 August
  8. APT Philippines II: 10-19 September
  9. TBA: 2-13 October
  10. TBA: 6-17 November
  11. APT Finale Macau: 4-15 December

The schedule has been announced keeping in mind not to overlap with other brands, like how the recent APT Korea and APPT Manila were played during similar dates. Keep reading for similar updates on poker in Asia and around the world.

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Event Dates Buy In
AJPC Asian Circuit - Festival 2019 6 Dec - 15 Dec TBD
Manila Super Series 13 10 Dec - 15 Dec PHP 12,000
APT Kickoff Ho Chi Minh 8 Jan - 19 Jan TBD
India Poker Championship - January 2020 15 Jan - 19 Jan INR 50,000
The Indian Poker Series (TIPS) 3 Feb - 10 Feb TBD