Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker…

admin | November 4, 2019 | 0

There once a time when poker tournaments involved one buy-in, one stack and one shot. In the simpler days of a freezeout you’d only ever see a player bust once.

But these days, professionals can fire bullet after bullet until they finally build a big stack they can go to war with. Meanwhile recreational players find the player pool stays concentrated with sharks, and if they lose their stack, they may not be able to afford another try. read more

APT Finale 2019 Schedule

admin | November 4, 2019 | 0

The APT Finale 2019 will be held from November 28th to December 9th at the Chinese Texas Poker Hold’Em Association Taipei, Taiwan.

Events Buy In + Fee (TWD)
Nov. 28 to Dec. 9
20:00 CTP Daily Deepstack (No APT POS Points) 1,600 – 4,200 400 – 800
Thu, Nov. 28
13:00 Event 1: Monster Stack Day 1 – 2 Million Guaranteed + 1 CTP Championships Pass 15,000 1,500
18:00 Satellite 1: Main Event 3,300 300
Fri, Nov. 29
13:00 Main Event Day 1A – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 1,000
13:00 Event 2: Ladies of Poker 7,000 700
13:00 Monster Stack Final Day
14:00 Event 3: Head Hunter Day 1 2,000 Bounty  10,000 1,000
15:00 Event 4: High Rollers Day 1 80,000 8,000
18:00 Satellite 2: Main Event – Hit and Run format 3,300 300
Sat, Nov. 30
13:00 Main Event Day 1B – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 3,000
13:00 Head Hunter Final Day 2,000 Bounty
13:00 High Rollers Final Day
14:00 Event 5: Pot Limit Omaha Hi Day 1 8,000 800
15:00 Event 6: High Rollers Single Day 50,000 5,000
18:00 Satellite 3: Last Chance “1 in 5” Main Event 6,600 600
Sun, Dec. 1
13:00 Main Event Day 1C – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 3,000
13:00 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Final Day
14:00 Event 7: NLH Single Day Event 7,000 700
18:00 Satellite 4: Championships Event 5,000 500
Mon, Dec. 2
13:00 Main Event Day 2 – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 3,000
15:00 Event 8: No Limit Hold’em Day 1 9,000 900
18:00 Satellite 5: Championships Event – Hit and Run format 5,000 500
Tue, Dec. 3
13:00 Main Event Day 3 – 6 Million Guaranteed
13:00 No Limit Hold’em Final Day
14:00 Event 9: No Limit Hold’em Day 1 9,000 900
15:00 Event 10: High Rollers Day 1 80,000 8,000
18:00 Satellite 6: Championships Event 5,000 500
Wed, Dec. 4
13:00 Event 11: Pot Limit Omaha Hi Day 1 10,000 1,000
13:00 High Rollers Final Day
13:00 No Limit Hold’em Final Day
13:30 Main Event Final Eight – 6 Million Guaranteed
15:00 Event 12: High Rollers Single Day 50,000 5,000
18:00 Satellite 7: Championships Event – Hit and Run format 5,000 500
Thu, Dec 5
13:00 Championships Event Day 1A – 6 Million Guaranteed 45,000 4,500
13:00 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Final Day
14:00 Event 13: NLH Single Day Event 7,000 700
18:00 Satellite 8: Last Chance “1 in 5” Championships Event 10,000 1,000
Fri, Dec 6
13:00 Championships Event Day 1B – 6 Million Guaranteed 45,000 4,500
13:00 Event 14: WeLoveSport Super Deep Stack Turbo 7,000 700
16:00 Event 15: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo 5,000 500
22:00 APT Players Christmas Party
Sat, Dec. 7
13:00 Championships Event Day 2 – 6 Million Guaranteed 45,000 4,500
15:00 Event 16: 5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi Day 1 9,000 900
18:00 Event 17: Deep Stack Turbo 5,000 500
Sun, Dec. 8
13:00 Championships Event Day 3 – 6 Million Guaranteed
13:00 5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi Final Day
13:00 Event 18: Monster Stack Day 1 15,000 1,500
15:00 Event 19: High Rollers Day 1 70,000 7,000
18:00 Event 20: Deep Stack Turbo 5,000 500
Mon, Dec. 9
13:00 Event 21: High Rollers Single Day 50,000 5,000
13:00 Monster Stack Final Day
13:00 High Rollers Final Day
13:30 Championships Event FINAL Eight – 6 Million Guaranteed
14:00 Event 22: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo 5,000 500

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Event organizers in Asia tighten security around their…

admin | November 4, 2019 | 0

The poker world was shaken a few weeks ago when Mike Postle supposedly cheated on a live stream hosted at the Stones Gambling House. Across the world, the community reacted strongly to these allegations which in turn revived other fears and stories.

Talking with Somuchpoker, three of the major live event operators in Asia – Asian Poker Tour, World Poker Tour, and Asia Poker League – stated new measures have been implemented to reinforce the fairness of the games. Main changes are bringing their own decks of cards and banning any electronics at a streamed table. read more