Asian Poker Tour Partners With Natural8 For First-Ever Online Series

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The Asian Poker Tour has partnered with Natural8 to present their first-ever online series.

As a sign of the times, another major live poker series is being brought online.

It was announced this week that the Asian Poker Tour has partnered with Natural8 to bring the APT online for the first time in their 12 year history.

The APT 2020 Online Series runs April 29 through May 10 and offers 62 events with more than $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money.

The series offers a wide array of events with buy-ins ranging from $50 up through the $5,000 Super High Rollers. Although the series has a concentration on No Limit Hold’em players can also find both Pot Limit Omaha and Short Deck events mixed into the schedule.

In fact, the series highlights four major events including the 2020 APT $500 Main Event which kicks off on May 3. The Main Event gives players five flights to choose from over the course of three days in an effort to make it into the final stage on May 5 where there is $200,000 guaranteed to fight for.

Other major events include the $400 Pot Limit Omaha Championships on May 6, the $400 Short Deck Championships on May 7th, and the $800 Championships event which wraps up on the final day of the series with a $250,000 guarantee.

This is new territory for the APT. Since forming back in 2008, the Asian Poker Tour has grown to become a premier poker brand in the Asia-Pacific market. In their first year, the tour only offered two Main Events, which were won by infamous Australian cash game pro David Saab and well-known tournament grinder Yevgeny Timoshenko.

Over the next few years later the tour picked up traction and by 2012, the APT was offering 10 stops in a year. Now in 2020, two APT events have already taken place with at least six more events still on the schedule even after the cancellation of APT Philippines and the postponement of APT Tokyo due to COVID-19 concerns.

Of course, the APT is just one of many live poker tours that are being forced to make adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the World Poker Tour announced that they would be teaming up with partypoker to present their very first online series in their 18-year history. In the past two weeks, the World Series of Poker officially postponed the 2020 WSOP summer series as well as announced a partnership with GGPoker to bring players outside of the United States a WSOP Circuit Super Series.

Like other live series that have taken place online, including the Irish Poker Open, the APT will reap some of the benefits of taking their series online. In addition to a broader customer base, allowing players from around the world to participate, Natural8 will be running over 180 qualifiers giving players access to the biggest events on the schedule for as little as $6. Additionally, Natural8, which is part of the GGPoker Network, will also be able to offer its unique in-client staking platform, allowing players to sell pieces of themselves for select events.

However, the APT isn’t forgoing all of their live traditions however, as winners of the events will be shipped actual trophies and a leaderboard will determine the APT Player of the Series.

Asian Poker Tour 2020 Online Series Schedule

DATE EVENT BUY-IN GTD
04-29 APT Event 1: Monster Stack Flight A $300 $30,000
04-29 APT Event 2: High Rollers $1,000 $30,000
04-29 APT Event 3: No Limit Hold’em Freeze Out $100 $5,000
04-29 APT Event 4: Progressive Bounty 93.50 $200 $12,500
04-29 APT Event 1: Monster Stack Flight B $300 $30,000
04-29 APT Event 5: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
04-29 APT Event 6: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
04-30 APT Mini Main Event Flight A $200 $75,000
04-30 APT Event 1: Monster Stack Flight C $300 $30,000
04-30 APT Event 7: Pot Limit Omaha $100 $5,000
04-30 APT Mini Main Event Flight B $200 $75,000
04-30 APT Event 8: No Limit Hold’em $100 $10,000
04-30 APT Event 9: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
04-30 APT Event 1: Monster Stack Final Day N/A $30,000
04-30 APT Mini Main Event Flight C $200 $75,000
04-30 APT Event 10: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-01 APT Mini Main Event Flight D $200 $75,000
05-01 APT Event 11: Monster Stack Flight A $300 $30,000
05-01 APT Event 12: High Rollers $1,000 $30,000
05-01 APT Event 13: Progressive Bounty $200 $12,500
05-01 APT Mini Main Event Flight E $200 $75,000
05-01 APT Event 14: Micro Monster Stack $50 $10,000
05-01 APT Event 11: Monster Stack Flight B $300 $30,000
05-01 APT Event 15: No Limit Hold’em Freeze Out $100 $5,000
05-01 APT Mini Main Event Flight F $200 $75,000
05-01 APT Event 16: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-02 APT Mini Main Event Flight G $200 $75,000
05-02 APT Event 11: Monster Stack Flight C $300 $30,000
05-02 APT Event 17: Progressive Bounty $200 $12,500
05-02 APT Mini Main Event Flight H (Turbo) $200 $75,000
05-02 APT Event 18: No Limit Hold’em $100 $10,000
05-02 APT Event 19: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
05-02 APT Event 11: Monster Stack Final Day N/A $30,000
05-02 APT Event 20: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-02 APT Mini Main Event Final Day N/A $75,000
05-03 APT Main Event Flight A $500 $200,000
05-03 APT Event 21: Super High Rollers $5,000 $100,000
05-03 APT Event 22: No Limit Hold’em Freezeout $200 $12,500
05-03 APT Event 23: Micro Monster Stack $50 $10,000
05-03 APT Event 24: Short Deck $100 $5,000
05-03 APT Main Event Flight B $500 $200,000
05-03 APT Event 25: PLO Turbo $50 $5,000
05-04 APT Main Event Flight C $500 $200,000
05-04 APT Event 26: No Limit Hold’em $200 $12,500
05-04 APT Event 27: Progressive Bounty $200 $12,500
05-04 APT Event 28: No Limit Hold’em $300 $15,000
05-04 APT Event 29: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
05-04 APT Main Event Flight D $500 $200,000
05-04 APT Event 30: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-05 APT Main Event Flight E (Turbo) $500 $200,000
05-05 APT Event 31: Monster Stack Flight A $300 $30,000
05-05 APT Event 32: High Rollers $1,000 $30,000
05-05 APT Event 33: No Limit Hold’em Freezeout $200 $10,000
05-05 APT Event 31: Monster Stack Flight B $300 $30,000
05-05 APT Event 34: Pot Limit Omaha $100 $5,000
05-05 APT Main Event Final Day N/A $200,000
05-05 APT Event 35: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-06 APT Pot Limit Omaha Championships $400 $25,000
05-06 APT Event 31: Monster Stack Flight C $300 $30,000
05-06 APT Event 36: Pot Limit Omaha $100 $5,000
05-06 APT Event 37: Progressive Bounty $200 $12,500
05-06 APT Event 38: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
05-06 APT Event 31: Monster Stack Final Day N/A $30,000
05-06 APT Event 39: NLH Turbo – 10,000 GTD $50 $10,000
05-07 APT Short Deck Championships $400 $25,000
05-07 APT Event 40: Monster Stack Flight A $300 $30,000
05-07 APT Event 41: Super High Rollers $5,000 $100,000
05-07 APT Event 42: Short Deck $100 $5,000
05-07 APT Event 43: No Limit Hold’em Freezeout $200 $10,000
05-07 APT Event 40: Monster Stack Flight B $300 $30,000
05-07 APT Event 44: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-08 APT Championships Flight A $800 $250,000
05-08 APT Event 40: Monster Stack Flight C $300 $30,000
05-08 APT Event 45: No Limit Hold’em $300 $15,000
05-08 APT Event 46: Progressive Bounty $200 $12,500
05-08 APT Event 47: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
05-08 APT Event 40: Monster Stack Final Day N/A $30,000
05-08 APT Championships Flight B $800 $250,000
05-08 APT Event 48: NLH Turbo $50 $10,000
05-09 APT Championships Flight C $800 $250,000
05-09 APT Event 49: Monster Stack Flight A $300 $30,000
05-09 APT Event 50: No Limit Hold’em Freeze Out $200 $10,000
05-09 APT Event 51: Micro Monster Stack $50 $10,000
05-09 APT Event 49: Monster Stack Flight B $300 $30,000
05-09 APT Event 52: High Roller Turbo $500 $15,000
05-09 APT Championships Flight D $800 $250,000
05-09 APT Event 53: PLO Turbo $50 $5,000
05-10 APT Championships Flight E (Turbo) $800 $250,000
05-10 APT Event 49: Monster Stack Flight C $300 $30,000
05-10 APT Event 54: High Rollers $500 $30,000
05-10 APT Event 55: Progressive Bounty $200 $15,000
05-10 APT Event 56: NLH Hold’em $100 $15,000
05-10 APT Event 49: Monster Stack Final Day N/A $30,000
05-10 APT Event 57: NLH Turbo $50 $15,000
05-10 APT Championships Final Day N/A $250,000