After a successful online run at the first Asian Poker Tour, it’s time for the series to return
While the world of live poker is still at a halt, big poker event organizers continue to find success in the online poker scene. Just a month ago, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Online Series ran successfully and paid out more than $4.1 million in prizes. The success experienced in this past series has motivated the organization to run an even bigger series this June. With more than 200 events – even flights to the flagship tournaments – the second edition of the APT Online Series will run from June 14-28.
It is posing as the biggest online series in the Asian poker market so far and will distribute over $10 million in prize money among the winners. Out of the 200 events, six of them will award an exclusive APT trophy to the champion, as well as to the top three finishers on the overall leaderboard. Besides the trophy, winners of these events can expect an APT Player of the Series ring and attractive cash prizes from $500 to $1,500.
The first event that will offer a trophy is the $50 APT Mini Mai Event, which is scheduled for June 14 and has a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. The next trophy event will happen one week after on June 21; two trophies will be awarded, one at the $500 APT Main Event and the other at the $5,000 APT Super High Roller, which features over $1 million in cash prizes.
On the last day of this Asian poker festival, there will be three trophy events; however, all eyes will be on the much-anticipated $800 APT Championship, which comes with guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. The final day will also offer something for short-deck and Pot-Limit Omaha players, with the $400 buy-in events offering trophies to the winners.