Today in the GGPOKEROK room another major series of Asian Poker League tournaments has started – this time the theme is dedicated to the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.
Asian Poker League at a glance
- Dates: June 11-27
- 20 main events with special trophies
- Buy-ins from ¥ 50 (~ $ 7.8) in side events and from ¥ 525 (~ $ 82) in main events
- Main Event with ¥ 1,888 buy-in and ¥ 10M guarantee
Schedule major APL events
|Date (MSK time)||Tournament||Bai-in||Guarantee|
|June 11, 14:05||#1: Dragon Boat Festival Tip-off||¥550||¥ 888K|
|June 12, 14:05||#2: Da Nang River’s Bounty||VND 1M||VND 1500M|
|June 13, 11:05||#3: Hanoi Enter the Dragon [6-Max]||VND 2.2M||VND 2500M|
|June 13, 14:05||#4: Ho Chi Minh City Championship||VND 3,3M||VND 3000M|
|June 14, 14:05||#5: Dragon Boat Bounty Celebration||¥525||¥ 888K|
|June 15, 02:05 PM||#6: Manila Megastack||₱1100||₱3M|
|June 16, 02:05 PM||#7: Taipei Bounty Hunter||TWD 2100||TWD 3M|
|June 17, 02:05 PM||#8: Jeju Jade Dragon||₩110K||₩100M|
|June 18, 02:05 PM||#9: Seoul Starleague Bounty||₩210K||₩150M|
|June 19, 02:05 PM||#10: Tokyo Poker Open||¥5000||¥10M|
|June 20, 02:05 PM||# 11: Macau Grand Prix||¥3300||¥2M|
|June 20, 15:30||#12: Summer Championship [Day 2]||¥880||¥ 4M|
|June 21, 14:05||#13: Kunshan King of the Hill [Bounty 6-Max]||¥525||¥800K|
|June 22, 02:05 PM||#14: Shanghai Masters of Poker||¥1100||¥1,5M|
|June 23, 14:05||#15: Xi’an Silk Road Bounty||¥840||1M|
|June 24, 02:05 PM||#16: Kunming Mountain Monster Stack||¥550||1M|
|June 25, 02:05 PM||#17: Sanya Bay Shooting Star||¥1100||¥1,5M|
|June 26, 02:05 PM||#18: Beijing Bounty Millions||¥2100||¥2M|
|June 27, 02:05 PM||#19: Super Stars Challenge||¥8000||¥1,5M|
|June 27, 15:30||#20: Main Event [Day 2]||¥1888||¥10M|
What makes APL different from other series?
APL is being held at GGPOKEROK for the second time in 2021, with exactly the same ¥ 80M ($ 12.5M) guarantee. The first time the series was timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year, and now – to the Dragon Boat Festival. According to Wikipedia, at this time, the Chinese decorate cities, and also organize rowing competitions in boats depicting dragons.
The main differences between the Asian Poker League and the standard series:
- Most of the tournaments have a CNY buy-in. There are several events dedicated to other Asian countries: Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines – they are held in the corresponding currency.
- The winners of the main events will receive a themed trophy in the form of a jade dragon figurine.
APL Main Event
The massive Main Event with a buy-in of ¥ 1888 ($ 295) and a guarantee of ¥ 10M (~ $ 1.56M) will have 53 days of entry. Players start the first flight with a stack of 200 bb and play 20 levels for 12 minutes. Day 2 is scheduled for the final day of the series, June 27th.
There are no satellites for the Main Event in the GGPOKEROK lobby yet. But the next flight will take place only on June 14, so there is a possibility that the situation will change until that moment.
Hundreds of side events
The APL schedule will be literally inundated with hundreds of additional tournaments with buy-ins ranging from ¥ 50 ($ 7.8) to ¥ 5,250 ($ 820). Some of them have already started and successfully beat the guarantees. For example, let’s take a ¥ 1,100 high roller tournament, in which the third place was taken by Belarusian Vladimir “Aptivova” Lappo (S1n0bi at GGPOKEROK).