PokerStars LIVE Asia comes to Taipei and Manila in 2020!

Posted On 05 Dec, 2019 0

The year 2020 is heavily scheduled with a great many series hitting major countries around the world. Each day inking new dates in our calendars, the action-packed year is already spilling out huge guarantees at jaw-dropping destinations which will attract poker fanatics looking forward to strengthening their bankrolls.

Run by PokerStars LIVE Asia, the new year would see the very popular Red Dragon’s next stop at Manila between 4-11 January. The 8-day long festival comes with a series guarantee of PHP 60 million which will feature 13 different tournaments. And the 2020 Red Dragon Manila Main Event promises a thrilling PHP 50 million running from 6-10 January. Day 2 of the same would give out Platinum Pass worth €26,000 to the fortunate player.

Early November the Red Dragon hit the Landing casino in Jeju, South Korea for a 7-day long poker tour. And it is the Main Event in any given series that catches the public attention. The 2019 Red Dragon Jeju Main Event champion was China’s Zhihoa Zhang who pocketed an enormous KRW 345 million.

Other tournaments in line are:

  • PHP20,000 - Red Dragon Kickoff - January 4-5
  • PHP500,000 - Red Dragon Super High Roller - January 4-5
  • PHP110,000 - Red Dragon Main Event (PHP50 million GTD) January 6-10
  • PHP60,000 - Red Dragon Poker Challenge (PHP10 million GTD) January 9-10
  • PHP200,000 - Red Dragon High Roller 1 Day Event - January 9
  • PHP250,000 - Red Dragon High Roller - January 10-11

That’s not it, shortly after putting an end to the brimming action at Manila, the PokerStars LIVE Asia will soon enter its brand-new stop, Taipei, for the very first time running between 31 Jan - 9 Feb. The series will be called APPT Open Taipei to be hosted at the CPT Club in Formosa.

The 10-day long APPT Open will comprise 33 tournaments including TWD 10,000 Kickoff, TWD 70,000 APPT Open High Roller, TWD 35,000 Main Event which promises a splendid TWD 7.5 million, TWD $15,000 Super Stack NLH guaranteeing TWD 1.5 million and so on.

APPT's last stop in August at Manila observed various Indian contenders in the Main Event including Vivek Singh, Anant Purohit, and Sahil Chutani. Indians poker pros are keen towards both APPT and Red Dragon and 2020 will surely be a hit to watch them battle it out. For more updates on poker tournaments and industry news around the world, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!

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Event Dates Buy In
Baazi Poker Tour 2 Jan - 14 Jan INR 35,000
Red Dragon Manila 2020 4 Jan - 11 Jan PHP 110,000
Aussie Millions 2020 4 Jan - 24 Jan AUD 10,600
APT Kickoff Ho Chi Minh 8 Jan - 19 Jan TBD
India Poker Championship 15 Jan - 19 Jan INR 50,000
APPT Open Taipei 2020 31 Jan - 9 Feb TWD 35,000