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GGPoker hosts $12M GTD Asia Poker League

Asia Poker League at GGPoker

The Asia Poker League will take place online this year. GGPoker was chosen as the online platform for hosting the series, which total guarantee amounts to $12 million.

This series kicks off on February 1st and will run until February 21st. During this time, the room will carry out a lot of tournaments with fairly big guarantees.

Basic information on the APL

  • Dates: runs from 1st to 21st February.
  • Total guaranty: $12 000 000.
  • Winners of 16 key events will receive trophies and an exclusive APL prize.
  • The series will feature a weekly leaderboard.
  • Weekly ¥100 000 GTD Freeroll for the top 3 countries.

Full schedule of the trophy events

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in in USD
Guarantee in USD
06.02.218:00 amAPL Trophy #2 Da Nang River's Bounty Opener$45.50$86 700
06.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #3 Hanoi Rising Dragon [6-Max]$95.40$130 000
07.02.218:00 amAPL Trophy #4 Ho Chi Minh City Championship$143$173 500
07.02.2112:30 pmAPL Trophy #1 2021 Tip-Off [Day 2]$29$312 000
09.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #5 Seoul Starleague Classic$196.70$134 000
11.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #6 Manila Metro Million$114,30$155 800
13.02.218:00 amAPL Trophy #7 Taipei City Challenge$78.50$142 700
13.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #8 Macau Grand Prix Superstack$425.60$258 000
14.02.218:00 amAPL Trophy #9 Shanghai Masters of Poker [6-Max]$169.80$231 500
14.02.2112:30 pmAPL Trophy #10 Asia Poker League Championship [Day 2]$90.75$463 000
16.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #11 Kunshan King of the Hill Bounty$81$154 300
18.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #12 Xi'an Silk Road Open$101.90$154 300
20.02.218:00 amAPL Trophy #13 Kunming Mountain Monster Stack$84.90$154 300
20.02.2112:00 pmAPL Trophy #14 Sanya Bay Shooting Star Bounty$129.60$231 500
21.02.218:00 amAPL Trophy #15 Beijing Capital Cup$169.80$308 630
21.02.2112:30 pmAPL Trophy #16 Main Event [Day 2]$291.40$1 543 000

You can familiarize yourself with the schedule of other APL tournaments on the official website of GGPoker.

Main Event and Leaderboard

The organizers of the series are going to break the record: the Main Event APL will have the largest RMB guarantee in online poker history.

The Main Event guaranteed prize pool will be RMB 10 million, which is nearly $1.5 million. Given that the tournament buy-in is $300, it can be considered analogous to the Sunday Million.

In order to cover the claimed guarantee, the ME APL must collect at least 5 000 entries. The organizers have made a schedule in a way that the Main Event will have 28 flights running from 15th to 21st February. Each of them will have separate qualifying tournaments.

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February was chosen as the time to hold the festival for a reason. On February 12th, China celebrates the (Chinese) New Year, and after that, the country will have a week off. Registration for the Main Event is available to poker players from any place in the world.

Also, the weekly leaderboard starts on February 1st. All players from the top three countries that earn at least 1 point every week are eligible to participate in the weekly freerolls with a guarantee of 100 000 RMB! The country leaderboard will take into account only points of its top 10 players.

The key events will be streamed live so that people who do not have the opportunity to take part in the series can watch them online. These live streams will take place every Saturday: February 13th, 20th and 27th. Good luck in playing the Asia Poker League at GGPoker!

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