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Asian Poker Tour
Asianpokertour.jpg
Asian Poker Tour
Sport Texas Hold 'em
Founded 2006
No. of teams No officially recognized teams
Country(ies) Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore (Founded)
Most recent champion(s) Neil Arce, APT Philippines 2009
Adrien Allain, APT Macau 2009
Official website http://www.asianpt.com

The Asian Poker Tour [1](APT) is a major poker tour focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to promote poker by conducting poker tournaments and events in major Asia-Pacific cities such as Macau, Manila, Seoul, and Singapore.[2]

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History

The APT was initially owned by Singapore-based Capital Events Pte. Together with online poker room Betfair, the group launched the first APT event in Singapore in 2006. Held in November, the tournament was won by poker player Tony G.[3]

In early 2008, the APT was acquired by AsianLogic[4], an Asia-Pacific online and land-based gaming company.

Tournaments

2008

Following its acquisition by AsianLogic, the APT held two major events in 2008. The first tournament, APT Philippines, was held in Manila, Philippines from May 27 to June 1, 2008. It was won by Australia-based poker player David Saab.[5] The second, APT Macau, was held in the Asian gaming city of Macau from August 27–31, 2008. The winner was Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

2009

The APT's first event for 2009 was APT Philippines 2009, which was won by local player Neil Arce.[6] The Tour's next event for the year was APT Macau 2009; a twelve-day festival of poker which ended with, French online qualifier, Adrien Allain's main event victory.[7]

Winners

  • Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2008: David Saab (Australia) - US $280,000[8]
  • Asian Poker Tour Macau 2008: Yevgeniy Timoshenko (United States) - US $500,000[9]
  • Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2009: Neil Arce (Philippines) - US $185,000[10]
  • Asian Poker Tour Macau 2009: Adrien Allain (France) - HK $3,035,000[11]

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