Season 7 of the APPT brings big money live poker tournaments to South Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.
APPT Satellites - Qualify Now
Look out for satellites for the next APPT event, where you can win a package including buy-in to the Main Event, accommodation and money for expenses. To locate a satellite tournament, launch the PokerStars software, and select ‘Events’ & ‘APPT’.
The PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is back for Season 7, with more big-money events taking place across the region in 2013. You can qualify with PokerStars satellites now, and win a prize package that includes your Main Event buy-in plus everything else you need for the perfect poker trip.
This season the tour kicks off in Seoul in South Korea at the spectacular Walker Hill Paradise Casino, before stopping at the beach resort of Cebu in the Philippines, before Queenstown, New Zealand for a Snowfest event. The tour then visits the home of poker in Australia - the Crown in Melbourne. There will be big prize pools on offer along the way, as hundreds qualifiers from PokerStars and members of Team Pro gather to battle for tournament titles, and you can be there too.
The APPT just keeps getting better, and Season 7 is your chance to experience everything it has to offer. Online satellite tournaments are available now in a range of buy-ins to suit everyone. The locations are incredible and the rewards are huge, so take your shot at APPT glory now!
Please note that the following information is subject to change.
|APPT Seoul*||March 14-17, 2013||Walker Hill Paradise Casino||KRW3,000,000 (2,760,000+240,000)|
|APPT Cebu*||May 1-5, 2013||Waterfront Hotel and Casino||PHP100,000 (92,000+8,000)|
|APPT Macau**||June 7-16, 2013||City of Dreams||HKD $25,000|
|APPT Queenstown Snowfest||July 30-August 4, 2013||SkyCity Queenstown Casino, Queenstown, New Zealand||NZD $3,000 ($2,700+300)|
|APPT Melbourne||September 5-9, 2013||Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia||AUD $3,000 ($2,700+300)|
*3% of the prize pool will go to tournament staff.
**Please note this event is subject to regulatory approval
Macau | 388 players | HKD$8,656,280 prize pool | 1st: Alexandre Chieng (HKD$2,165,000)
China celebrated its first-ever winner on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour when Alexandre Chieng took down the Macau Main Event, scooping the title, trophy and HKD$2,165,000 in first place prize money. He bested a field of 388 players, and sealed the deal when he beat former Red Dragon winner Kenneth Leong in the heads-up finale. The end came when Chieng’s trip Sevens cracked Leong’s pocket Aces.
Cebu | 158 players | PHP 3,948,000 prize pool | 1st: Jae Kyung Sim (PHP 3,948,000)
A grand total of 158 players made the trip to the beach resort of Cebu in the Philippines and registered for the Main Event, creating a prize pool just short of 4,000,000 Pesos or USD $345,000. The big winner was Jae Kyung ‘Simba’ Sim who battled back from a short stack to take the title, trophy, and prize money when his 8-6 suited flopped the nut straight against Magnus Karlsson’s T-6.
Seoul | 222 players | KRW 594,338,400 prize pool | 1st: Aaron Lim (KRW 121,700,000)
The opening event of Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 7 took place in Seoul, South Korea, at the magnificent Walker Hill Paradise Casino. In all 222 players registered for the Main Event creating a prize pool of close to KRW 600,000,000. Australia’s Aaron Lim won the title, KRW 121,700,000 and a seat to the ACOP Main Event when he beat Chane Kampanatsanyakorn from Thailand in the heads-up.
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