The PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour has announced a new stop to its Season 5 schedule. From March 7 through 11, the APPT will travel to the Paradise Walkerhill Casino in Seoul, South Korea. Over the course of five days, the APPT will host five events, culminating in a KRW 3,000,000 (US $2,600) buy-in Main Event.
The APPT has previously visited South Korea on two occasions. In Season 1, Ziv Bachar of Israel emerged victorious over a 186-player field to capture the $139,000 first-place prize. In Sesson 2, Yoshihiro Tasaka won the title and $128,000 prize after navigating a field of 165.
After a two-season hiatus, this year’s tournament is expected to attract a record crowd that will be capped at 250 players. Reaching the cap shouldn't be too difficult because players need to be just 19 years old to play in Seoul.
Here's a look at this year's APPT Seoul schedule:
APPT Seoul - Season 5 Schedule (All figures in KRW)
|March 7||2:00 p.m.||420,000 Main Event Mega Satellite (in Casino), 1-in-8 win||₩420,000|
|March 7||6:00 p.m||420,000 Main Event Mega Satellite (in Casino), 1-in-8 win||₩420,000|
|March 8||12:15 p.m||Event 1: APPT Seoul Main Event - Day 1A||₩3,000,000|
|March 8||4:00 p.m||Main Event Mega Satellite, 1-in-8 win||₩420,000|
|March 8||8:00 p.m||Main Event Last Chance Mega Satellite, 1-in-5 win||₩650,000|
|March 9||12:15 p.m||APPT Seoul Main Event - Day 1B||₩3,000,000|
|March 9||6:00 p.m||No Limit Hold'em Teams Event||₩400,000 (per team)|
|March 10||4:00 p.m||No Limit Hold'em Bounty||₩300,000|
|March 10||8:00 p.m||Pot Limit Omaha||₩1,100,000|
|March 11||12:30 p.m||High Rollers Event (2 table max)||₩6,000,000|
As always, players can qualify for APPT Seoul packages at PokerStars where satellites are already under way.