All Japan Poker Championship Launches Asian Tour

Posted On 11 Dec, 2017 0

The AJPC (All Japan Poker Championship), on Thursday 7th December, announced the launch of a new poker tour, known as the AJPC Asian Circuit. The All Japan Poker Championship holds several tournaments in Japan, with the AJPC Championship (yearly event) being the largest poker tournament in the country; they are now all set for the start of their first ever international poker tournament.

The international poker tour has been announced with the aim of 'developing one of the largest circuits in Asia', with the AJPC also mentioning their plans of hosting multiple tournaments across Asia throughout the year 2018.

This first Asian tour is set to take place at Paradise City Incheon, Korea. The event has been named as the AJPC Asian Circuit – Korea, and will be played between 14th and 18th December 2018.

The venue is a casino resort near South Korea's main airport and the event is expected to attract over 300 poker players from Japan, with additional interest from other Asian countries. The 5-day event will feature a main event with a buy-in of ?1.1 million (~INR 65,100), and a high roller event with a buy-in of ?11.8 million (~INR 6,98,400).

The AJPC is an organization that focusses on developing the game of poker for Japanese players, promoting events both in Japan, and outside the country.

Further events of the AJPC Asian Circuit will be announced during this week and you can get all major updates of this tour on GutshotMagazine.com.

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Event Dates Buy In
APT Korea Championships 8 Aug - 19 Aug TBA
Asia Poker League Xi’an, China 14 Aug - 22 Aug CNY 5,000
APT Macau 2018 29 Aug - 5 Sep HKD 11,000
WPT Japan 2018 1 Sep - 17 Sep JPY 30,000
APT Philippines 11 Sep - 20 Sep TBA
WPT Korea 2018 18 Sep - 24 Sep KRW 1,100,000