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Asia Pacific Poker Tour

Asia Pacific Poker Tour
Sport Texas Hold 'em
Founded 2007
CEO Danny McDonagh
Country Australia
China
Macau
New Zealand
Philippines
South Korea

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is a major international series of poker tournaments established in 2007 and hosted in cities across the Asia Pacific. Along with other major tours such as the European Poker Tour and Latin American Poker Tour, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour is sponsored by PokerStars.

Format

The first season ran from August to December 2007 with five events held across four locations: Manila (Philippines); Seoul (South Korea); Macau (China); and Sydney (Australia). The second season runs from September to December 2008 with six events held across five locations: Macau (China); Seoul (South Korea); Auckland (New Zealand); Manila (Philippines); and Sydney (Australia). The third season was held with events held in the same locations as 2008, with the substitution of Cebu for Manila in the Philippines. In 2014 the eight season was played.

Since season three, PokerNews.com and PokerStars.tv have provided intensive online reporting, including video coverage by presenters Lynn Gilmartin, Kristy Arnett, Sarah Grant and Nicki Pickering.

The APPT is responsible for bringing the first major government-sanctioned real-money Texas hold 'em poker tournaments to Korea and China. The PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asian Poker Open in November 2007 was the first ever poker tournament in Macau. With 352 entrants, it was also the largest poker tournament in Asia (a November 2006 event in Singapore held the previous record with 313 entrants). With 538 entrants APPT Macau 2008 is the largest poker tournament in Asia.

Tournament results

All prizes are listed in US dollars.

Season 1

Date City Entires Winner Prize
14-26 Aug 2007 Manila 255 Brett Parise $179,775
28-30 Sep 2007 Seoul 185 Ziv Bachar $139,872
23 Nov 2007 Taipa 352 Dinh Doat Le $222,640
13-16 Dec 2007 Sydney 561 Grant Levy $875,542

Season 2

Date City Entires Winner Prize
1 Sep 2008 Taipa 538 Eddy Sabat $453,427
26-28 Sep 2008 Seoul 166 Yoshihiro Tasaka $128,199
9-12 Oct 2008 Auckland 306 Daniel Craker $169,999
13-16 Nov 2008 Manila 285 Van Marcus $164,380
2-7 Dec 2008 Sydney 477 Martin Rowe $631,780

Season 3

Date City Entires Winner Prize
25-30 Aug 2009 Macau 429 Dermot Blain $541,100
17-20 Sep 2009 Seoul N/A Cancelled N/A
14 Oct 2009 Auckland 263 Simon Watt $154,110
11-15 Nov 2009 Cebu 319 Dong-Bin Han $157,532
1-6 Dec 2009 Sydney 396 Aaron Benton $543,260

Season 4

Date City Entires Winner Prize
20-25 Mar 2010 Manila 430 Binh Nguyen $260,700
18 May 2010 Macau 342 Victorino Torres $418,026
15-19 Sep 2010 Auckland 218 Danny Leaoasavaii $124,363
12 Nov 2010 Cebu Unknown Vivian Im $134,142
7-12 Dec 2010 Sydney 289 Jonathan Karamalikis $454,304

Season 5

Date City Entires Winner Prize
29 Jul-1 Aug 2011 Melbourne 260 Leo Boxell $352,474
23-28 Aug 2011 Queenstown 127 Marcel Schreiner $77,053
23-27 Nov 2011 Macau 575 Randy Lew $484,617

Season 6

Date City Entires Winner Prize
8-11 Mar 2012 Seoul 268 Andrew Kim $129,253
25 Apr 2012 Cebu Unknown Hoang Do $139,007
7-11 Nov 2012 Macau 184 Xing Zhou $457,712

Season 7

Date City Entires Winner Prize
14-17 Mar 2013 Seoul 222 Aaron Lim $111,088
1-5 May 2013 Cebu 158 Jae Kyung Sim $95,487
12-16 Jun 2013 Macau 388 Alexandre Chieng $278,926
30 Jul-4 Aug 2013 Queenstown Unknown Jonathan Bredin $75,469
5-9 Sep 2013 Melbourne 309 Billy Argyros $121,264
28 Oct-2 Nov 2013 Macau 203 Sunny Jung $561,228

Season 8

Date City Entires Winner Prize
2-9 Feb 2014 Melbourne 668 Amichai Barer $121,264
3-6 April 2014 Seoul 256 Chane Kampanatsanyakorn $141,719
21-25 May 2014 Macau 494 Jiajun Liu $358,078
4-7 Jul 2014 Manila 260 Thanh Duong $79,562
18-27 Jul 2014 Beijing 2,732 Qin Chen $109,411
4 Nov 2014 Macau 291 Gabriel Le Jossec $812,361
19-23 Nov 2014 Auckland 225 Minh Hau Nguyen $88,608
26-30 Nov 2014 Wuhan Unknown Unknown Unknown
17-21 Dec 2014 Beijing 346 Yang Zhang $101,683

Season 9

Date City Entires Winner Prize
25 Jan-1 Feb 2015 Melbourne 648 Manny Stavropoulos $1,094,737
7-13 Mar 2015 Macau 987 Yuguang Li $238,230
19-23 Mar 2015 Sydney 445 Dimitrios Psaros $139,784
9-12 Apr 2015 Seoul 241 Jason Mo $151,333
27-31 May 2015 Macau 493 Yat Cheng $325,699
6-9 Aug 2015 Manila 585 Aaron Lim $131,780
9-14 Nov 2015 Macau TBC TBC TBC

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