APPT adds Seoul to Season 5 schedule

Oh, it looked like the APPT's fifth season had come to an end. The year 2011 drew to a close, Shaq Lin won the Asia Player of the Year Award, and the APPT schedule had no more dates listed for its fifth season. Oh, yes, it looked like it had all come to an end. But today, the APPT announced it had something else up its sleeve: APPT Seoul.

That's right, folks. The APPT is going back to Korea. March 7-11, the APPT will set up shop in the amazing Paradise Walkerhill Casino for a five-day poker festival capped off by a KRW 3,000,000 (US $2,600) buy-in main event.

If you need any excuse other than the great action, potential riches, and fun travel to go, just look at this bird's eye view of the venue. Not bad, eh?


Sheraton Grande Walkerhill

The APPT fell in love with Seoul years ago and has been looking for a chance to get back there since 2008. That's the last time the APPT visited. Then, Yoshihiro Tasaka became the tour's first Japanese winner. Since that time poker has exploded all over Korea. The APPT is expecting a record field when it gets back to Seoul.

If you don't want to pay the whole price of getting there, PokerStars is already running satellites. You can make it into main event for pennies on the dollar.

For more information and the whole APPT Seoul schedule, head on over to

See you in Seoul!

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Asia Pacific Poker Tour