We’re closing in on the halfway point of the year and its hard to believe where the first half of the year has gone. But yeah, time flies when you’re having a blast, doesn’t it?
And nobody has been having a blast this year quite like the Asian Poker Tour.
After a first half of the year that featured three tournaments, including the highly popular Asian Poker Tour Philippines, the APT is gearing up for what promises to be an equally actioned-pack second half of the year.
If you thought the APT Asian Series Cebu in January, the APT Asian Series Jeju in February, and APT Philippines in April displayed some true grit poker, the APT is promising that the second half of 2013 will have no shortage of fireworks, either.
Up first on the calendar will be the crown jewel event of the Asian Poker Tour: APT Macau. Scheduled to take place from July 24 to 31 at the StarWorld Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Macau. As the unquestioned biggest tournament in the APT’s calendar, APT Macau is looking to be even bigger and better than last year’s tour that attracted 268 players in the Main Event alone. It was a tournament that Taiwan’s Carlos Chang took home, winning an impressive HK$1.913 million in the process. Once the tour gets the approval from Macau’s governing body, and there’s no reason why they won’t be able to, APT Macau 2013 is looking like its going to be another one for the ages.
Immediately following APT Macau will be the tour’s second go-round in Korea. But unlike February’s Asian Series Jeju, the APT, together with partner Club Phonex, will bring the big boys this time around for the first-ever Asian Poker Tour Korea that’s been circled on the calendar to take place from August 18 to 23.
September will see some down time from the APT; but that’s only because it’s putting together it’s second event in the Philippines for the year: the APT Asian Series Manila. No specific timetable has been set but it’s going to happen sometime in October at Resorts World Manila, giving people enough time to prepare for the tournament.