From February 1, 2021, the first combined series of tournaments between the online poker room GGPokerOK and the Asian offline poker brand will be held. The total guaranteed prize pool will be $ 12 million.
New poker series at GGPokerOK
Following the Asia Poker Tour and WPT Asia, GGPokerOK will host another major tournament series called the Asian Poker League $ 12M GTD.
The event will run over three weeks from February 1st to 21st, with a total guarantee of $ 12 million or ¥ 80 million.
Let’s review the main distinguishing features of this series:
- There will be 16 trophy events and over 100 side events.
- Unique prizes will be awarded in the main events.
- A weekly race will take place among players from the winning countries with a prize pool of ¥ 100.000.
- The beginning of the tournaments is morning or afternoon, due to the time zone of Asian countries.
- Buy-ins and prize pools are announced primarily in RMB. 7 trophy events will use different Asian currencies.
Asian Poker League Main Event
The Asian Poker League Main Event promises to be the largest online tournament with a prize pool in RMB. The guarantee will be ¥ 10 million, or just over $ 1.5 million. Considering the $ 291.4 buy-in to this tournament, this event can be called the Chinese Sunday Million.
To form the guaranteed Main Event prize pool, you need to organise at least 5.000 registrations, so 26 starting days are planned. You can get into the tournament for a smaller buy-in by participating in satellites, which are held every day.
The organisation of such a large-scale tournament is associated with a national holiday. On February 12, according to the Chinese calendar, New Year begins. Throughout China, after the holiday, the whole week will be non-working, so a large number of registrations from Asian poker players are expected. Players not only from Asia, but also from any other countries will be able to take part in this major event.
There are five regular leaderboards for poker fans in a different format:
- $40k Daily Rush&Cash Race.
- $20k Daily Hold’em Race.
- $20k Daily Omaha Race.
- $10k Daily Hold’em 6+ Race.
- $ 30K Daily Spins Race.