The APT Main Event is the first featured tournament of APT Korea Incheon 2019 and it is the event everyone seeks to win. With its deep structure and slow escalating blinds, it is one of the most highly praised events in the region. The structure can be found in page 5 of the festival booklet.
For this leg, the Main Event runs a course of five days and it comes with a KRW 200,000,000 guarantee. Players start with 25,000 in chips which is a very healthy 500 times the opening big blind. There are two starting days offered however players can register as late as the first hour of Day 2.
Date: August 4 to 8
Guarantee: KR₩ 200,000,000 (~USD 170,000)
Buy-in: KR₩ 1,320,000 (~USD 1,200)
Day 1A: Sunday, August 4
Day 1B: Monday, August 5
Day 2: Tuesday, August 6
Day 3: Wednesday, August 7
Final Day: Thursday, August 8
Several things to know:
- The Main Event utilizes the Ante BB format
- Shot clock will be implemented when the tournament is down to the final six tables
- Blinds escalate every 60 minutes
- Day 1A, Day 1B, and Day 2 play a total of 8 levels
- Multiple stacks allowed but only best stack advances
- Registration closes at the start of level 10 in Day 2
- Day 3 plays to the final 8 players
- Official final table is 8 players
Main Event promos
Bubble Protection is one of the best Main Event incentives to take advantage of. For those new to this promo, it is a type of insurance policy during the bubble round. If a protected player busts on the bubble, that player will receive their buy-in back in the form of APT tournament credits. Since its inception, numerous protected players have been saved from walking away empty-handed.
To be eligible, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:
- Draw for your seat before the starting time of 1pm
- Have your chips put into play on the first deal of Level 1
*Eliminated players wanting bubble protection on the next starting day will have to qualify again.
Dafabet Main Event Survivor
Another great incentive for APT Main Event players is the Dafabet APT Main Event Survivor. This promo is open to everyone attending the Main Event. To be eligible, all you need to do is wear the Dafabet patch throughout the Main Event. The last player remaining sporting the patch will win a Main Event seat to APT Philippines 2019 in September.
Past winners of APT Korea Incheon
Through the years, APT Korea Incheon has crowned two Main Event winners. The first title-holder was USA’s Albert Paik who won it in 2017. The following year the victory went to Japanese pro Iori Yogo. The past two opening days of the ongoing series has already seen reigning champion Yogo on the felt ready to defend his title.
Who will be the next APT Main Event champion? It’s anyone’s game! It could be you!