Asia Pacific Poker Tour

2016 ACOP: Schedule Draft

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) is over three months away from its October 28 start date but the good folks at the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room have been kind enough to release the first draft of the schedule.The 17-day poker festival once again features a HK$100,000 (USD $13k) buy-...more

by Fred Leung on July 15, 2016 6:33 AM

APPT10 Seoul: Pass the trophy to Albert Paik

Congratulations to Albert Paik!Champion of the APPT10 Seoul Main Event. For his impressive victory this week Paik collects ₩119,097,600 (~$101,000) (including a HK$100,000 ACOP Main Event seat), the coveted APPT trophy and he etches his name in Asia poker history. Paik overcame a tough field of 157 ...more

by Brad Kain on June 27, 2016 2:48 AM

APPT10 Seoul: Final table coverage archive

* The main event is over* Albert Paik is the winner for ₩119,097,6006:20pm: It's over! Albert Paik wins APPT10 Seoul for ₩119,097,600Level 24 - Blinds 15,000/30,000 (5,000 ante)Meet your winner - Albert PaikMy colleague Brad Kain predicted that this heads-up battle would end at 7pm, but it's actuall...more

by Brad Kain on June 26, 2016 7:53 PM

APPT10 Seoul: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Ken Hirosawa, 30 (Japan) - 185,000 in chipsYou won't normally find Japan's Ken Hirosawa in tournaments; he works as a restaurant director who primarily plays $2/$5 cash games. However, the 30-year-old told us that he enjoys the challenge of the APPT because "play is more serious than in cash...more

by Brad Kain on June 26, 2016 1:57 AM

APPT10 Seoul: Day 3 coverage archive

Talk about fast and furious! Today's Day 3 took less than five hours to whittle the starting field of 22 remaining players down to an official final table of seven.In that time we saw the bubble burst (with only 18 players getting paid); we saw some sick beats (a particular two-outer - scroll down t...more

by Brad Kain on June 25, 2016 7:40 PM

APPT10 Seoul: Day 2 coverage archive

Day 2 is done and dusted. The lucky few who bagged up chips at the conclusion of play will have the night off from the tables before returning at midday tomorrow to battle it out on the penultimate day. That bunch consists of the 22 players who survived through six levels of play today, after being ...more

by Jack Stanton on June 24, 2016 7:48 PM

APPT10 Seoul: Day 1B coverage archive

While thousands of miles away my home country of Britain made its surprising exit from the EU, this day also saw 96 poker hopefuls make their entrance into the APPT10 Seoul main event. Plenty of those would make a brexit of their own by the end of the day (a broke exit) as they didn't make it throug...more

by Brad Kain on June 23, 2016 7:47 PM

APPT10 Seoul: Day 1A coverage archive

The chips were flying thick and fast over eight levels of play today but for now Day 1a is in the books. When registration locked out at the end of Level 4 it was 61 poker hopefuls who had pulled up seats but when all was said and done only 23 remained. While the field size may have left a little to...more

by Jack Stanton on June 22, 2016 7:40 PM

APPT10 Seoul: It's showtime

Welcome to Seoul! One of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour's most breathtaking stops. Not only is there another exciting week of poker in store here but players get the chance to enjoy the rich cultural experience that the city has to offer when they're away from the tables. Those tables began filling up ...more

by Brad Kain on June 21, 2016 9:30 PM

APPT10 Macau: Sun shines on final day to take title back to Beijing

Jian Guo Sun: Champion!Poker, by its very nature, throws up surprises at every turn. And we've just seen a pretty huge one here at the PokerStars LIVE card-room at the City of Dreams Casino, where the latest champion on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is a 52-year-old coffee shop worker from Beij...more

by Howard Swains on May 29, 2016 5:32 AM
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