The Asian Poker Tour (APT) will continue its live circuits in Asia with a live stop at the Corona Casino and Resort Phu Quoc, a popular tourist island in Vietnam not far from the coast of Cambodia. Natural8 continues its partnership with the APT and will be hosting satellites for the APT Vietnam Main Event on the online platform. Furthermore, Day 1a of the 2 Billion Vietnamese Dong (VND) guaranteed Main Event will also take place on Natural8 on May 15th.
The online schedule of the APT Vietnam Phu Quoc 2021 festival will run from May 14th until May 21st. A total of eight satellites with a buy-in of $52 will take place and two of them are dedicated for the sole online starting day. They take place on May 14th and May 15th, the latter of which will be held in a turbo format.
Day 1a of the APT Vietnam Phu Quoc 2021 is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm (UTC +7) on May 15th. Each level will last 15 minutes each and the late registration for the flagship tournament of the festival remains open for 90 minutes. The buy-in on Natural8 is USD473, which includes a fee of USD43.
Each of the satellites on Natural8 will feature at least two guaranteed tickets and levels of eight minutes each except for the turbo heat. The late registration for each regular satellite remains open for one hour and players can win their Main Event entry for the live starting days at the Corona Casino and Resort. From May 16th until May 21st, one daily satellite will get underway at 2pm (UTC +7) and gives players the chance to win their seat for a fraction of the expense.
The live action on the Vietnamese island will officially kick off on May 22nd with a 1,200,000 VND Main Event Satellite and two Side Events. That includes the 55,000,000 VND Super High Roller (~ USD 2,384) and a Welcome Event with a price tag of 8,800,000 VND.
One day later on May 23rd, the second starting day of the Main Event kicks off at noon local time. The 1,000,000 fee is waived and all participants only have to pay the 10,000,000 VND buy-in to take part on Day 1b. The Super High Roller will play down to a winner and a capped Open Face Chinese Poker Progressive Side Event is also scheduled.
May 24th will feature the last two chances for players to enter the Main Event. Day 1c is scheduled for noon local time once more and requires 11,000,000 VND to enter. At 6 pm local time, the turbo heat Day 1d gets underway with a faster structure.
The following two days, May 25th and May 26th, are dedicated to the conclusion of the Main Event and some Side Events such as a Head Hunter bounty tournament and a 33,000,000 VND High Roller.
One further highlight awaits all local poker enthusiasts with the 16,500,000 VND (~ USD 715) Championships Event. It will also feature a guaranteed prize pool of 2,000,000,000 VND (~ USD 86,760) similar to the prize money up for grabs in the Main Event. There will be two starting days on May 27th and May 28th, before the event then concludes throughout May 29th and May 30th.
Both flagship events use the best stack forward format and can forfeit their stack in order to re-enter before the close of registration. Multiple re-entries are allowed during the registration period. Furthermore, shot clock mechanics are in play across various events in the festival.
A thirty-second shot clock will be introduced once selected tournaments are down to six tables after the close of registration. Five time bank extensions will be granted to all players in the Main and Championships Event, while another five will be granted to the final 8 players. Other two-day and turbo / hyper turbo events with more than 20 entries will receive between four and two time banks.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age in order to participate. All players that finish in the money in any scheduled tournament will also earn points towards the Player of the Series ranking, which will award further prizes.
To find further information about the full schedule at the Corona Casino and Resort Phu Quoc, please visit the APT website.