Asia Pacific Poker Tour

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Asia Pacific Poker Tour
Asia Pacific Poker Tour Logo.svg
Sport Texas Hold 'em
Founded 2007
CEO Danny McDonagh
Country  Australia
 China
 Macau
 New Zealand
 Philippines
 South Korea
Official website appt.com

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[edit]

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).[1] With 538 entrants APPT Macau 2008 is the largest poker tournament in Asia.

Tournament results[edit]

All prizes are listed in US dollars.

Season 1[edit]

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

Season 2[edit]

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

Season 3[edit]

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

Season 4[edit]

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

Season 5[edit]

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

Season 6[edit]

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

Season 7[edit]

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

Season 8[edit]

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

Season 9[edit]

Date City Entires Winner Prize
25 Jan-1 Feb 2015 Australia Melbourne 648 Australia Manny Stavropoulos $1,094,737
7-13 Mar 2015 Macau Macau 987 China Yuguang Li $238,230
19-23 Mar 2015 Australia Sydney 445 Australia Dimitrios Psaros $139,784
9-12 Apr 2015 South Korea Seoul 241 United States Jason Mo $151,333
27–31 May 2015 Macau Macau 493 Hong Kong Yat Cheng $325,699
6-9 Aug 2015 Philippines Manila 585 Australia Aaron Lim $131,780
9-14 Nov 2015 Macau Macau 260 China Jimmy Zhou $759,190

Season 10[edit]

Date City Entires Winner Prize
14-18 Jan 2016 Macau Macau 2343 China Yifan Zheng $117,390
24-31 Jan 2016 Australia Melbourne 732 Canada Alan Engel $1,120,110
28 Feb-4 Mar 2016 Macau Macau 1075 Malaysia Ying Lin Chua $244,842
3-8 May 2016 Philippines Manila 478 TaiwanTzu Chieh Lo $50,524
18–29 May 2016 Macau Macau 533 China Jian Sun $289,608*
23-27 Jun 2015 South Korea Seoul 158 United States Albert Paik $103,019
28 Jul-8 Aug 2016 Philippines Manila 577 Vietnam Linh Tran $130,191
26 Aug-11 Sep 2016 Macau Macau 1145 England Tom Alner $323,469
6-18 Oct 2016 Australia Melbourne 523 Australia Ashish Gupta $124,191*
7-12 Nov 2016 Macau Macau 302 Russia Vladimir Geshkenbein $727,483*

Winners by country[edit]

Place Country Times
1st Australia Australia 13
2nd China China 9
3rd United States USA 8
4th South Korea South Korea 4
5th New Zealand New Zealand 3
Canada Canada 3
Vietnam Vietnam 3
England England 3
9th Germany Germany 1
Hong Kong Hong Kong 1
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1
Israel Israel 1
Japan Japan 1
Malaysia Malaysia 1
Russia Russia 1
Taiwan Taiwan 1
Thailand Thailand 1

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Seats at Final Tables by country[edit]

Place Country Times
1st Australia Australia 100
2nd China China 83
3rd United States USA 49
4th New Zealand New Zealand 31
5th Canada Canada 23
6th Japan Japan 21
7th England England 20
8th South Korea South Korea 19
9th Philippines Philippines 16
10th Hong Kong Hong Kong 15
11th Taiwan Taiwan 13
12th Singapore Singapore 10
13th Sweden Sweden 9
France France 9
15th Germany Germany 8
16th Malaysia Malaysia 7
17th Russia Russia 6
18th India India 4
Norway Norway 4
Thailand Thailand 4
21st Denmark Denmark 3
Finland Finland 3
Macau Macau 3
Netherlands Netherlands 3
Vietnam Vietnam 3
26th Hungary Hungary 2
Republic of Ireland Ireland 2
Israel Israel 2
Poland Poland 2
Spain Spain 2
31st Costa Rica Costa Rica 1
Croatia Croatia 1
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1
Panama Panama 1
Scotland Scotland 1
Slovenia Slovenia 1
Switzerland Switzerland 1

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Top 10 Prizes[edit]

Rank Event Place Name Prize
1st Australia APPT8 Melbourne 1st Canada Amichai Barer $1.399.739
2nd Australia APPT10 Melbourne 1st Canada Alan Engel $1.120.110
3rd Australia APPT9 Melbourne 1st Australia Aristomenis Stavropoulos $1.094.737*
4th Australia APPT9 Melbourne 2nd Germany Lennart Uphoff $959.623*
5th Australia APPT1 Sydney 1st Australia Grant Levy $875.542
6th Australia APPT8 Melbourne 2nd Canada Sorel Mizzi $874.837
7th Macau APPT8 Macau 1st Canada Gabriel Le Jossec $812.361
8th Macau APPT9 Macau 1st China Jimmy Zhou $759.190
9th Macau APPT10 Macau 1st Russia Vladimir Geshkenbein $727.483*
10th Australia APPT10 Melbourne 2nd United States Tony Dunst $700.069

Up to Season 10 - APPT Macau

See also[edit]

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