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Asian Poker Tour Announces $1 Million Main Event for APT Taipei 2023

Last updated: 23 Mar 2023
Phil Lowe 23 Mar 2023
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  • APT Taipei 2023 event runs from April 28th-May 7th
  • Event will be the "biggest poker series in the 15-year history of the Asian Poker Tour"
  • Enter APT tournaments at Natural8.com
  • New players can use Natural8 poker code MAXBONUS to get up to $1000 bonus
  • APT Taipei Key Events
  • APT Taipei Highlights
  • APT Taipei Venue
  • Conclusion
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) recently announced its Taipei edition, which will be presented by Natural8.

This is the largest tournament guarantee ever put forth by the brand in over a decade, with a whopping $1 million prize pool (NT$ 30 Million) for its Main Event.

The APT Taipei 2023 event runs from April 28th through to May 7th at the Asia Poker Arena in Taipei, Taiwan.

All registered players can enter the event at Natural8.com.

If you are yet to register with this poker room, use the Natural8 Poker bonus code MAXBONUS when opening your account to get up to $1000 in bonus money.

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APT Taipei Key Events

The festival's line-up comprises of 49 events, with an added NT$ 21 Million ($700,000) in side event guarantees.

Below is a table of the guaranteed events for the APT Taipei 2023 event:

Main Event May 1-6 NT$ 30,000,000 NT$ 50,000
Kickoff April 28-29 NT$ 2,000,000 NT$ 10,000
Mystery Bounty Hunter April 29-30 NT$ 3,000,000 NT$ 16,000
Super High Roller 8-Max April 29-30 NT$ 5,000,000 NT$ 150,000
Zodiac Classic May 4-5 NT$ 3,000,000 NT$ 20,000
Double Stack May 5-6 NT$ 2,000,000 NT$ 15,000
Mini Main Event May 6-7 NT$ 1,500,000 NT$ 10,000
High Roller 8-Max May 6-7 NT$ 4,500,000 NT$ 100,000

APT Taipei 2023 will be the first event to be held at the Asia Poker Arena, which is operated by the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association. The venue boasts 55 tables, live streaming, a poker TV show, a restaurant and a dedicated room for Match Poker.

APT Taipei Highlights

Natural8 sponsors the Asian Poker Tour (APT) and the highlight of the APT Taipei 2023 will be the $1,650 APT Main Event which boasts a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000.

The event is the most ambitious in the 15-year history of the Asian Poker Tour.

In total there are eight high roller events, including the NT$150,000 Super High Roller - 8 Max with NT$5M GTD and NT$100,000 APT High Roller with NT$4.5M GTD.

In the announcement, APT President Neil Johnson said, "APT Taipei will be the biggest poker series in the 15-year history of the Asian Poker Tour."

 Lloyd Fontillas, VP of Live Poker Operations, added: "The potential for APT has always been clear to me, and I’ve been extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished to date. Nonetheless, the sense of 'never being satisfied' has been a core value that's allowed us to thrive, and there’s a renewed sense of enthusiasm amid this next evolution of the APT."

APT Taipei Venue

The newly inaugurated Asia Poker Arena, which is operated by the poker room Chinese Texas Poker (CTP), will host the major highlight of APT Taipei. David Tai, CEO of CTP, said, "Poker is a passion for CTP, and we can't wait to bring the poker world to Taiwan."


The APT Taipei 2023 is a highly anticipated poker event that features a record-breaking Main Event prize pool of $1 million.

The 10-day long series has 49 attractive events on the schedule, including eight high roller events meaning players with bigger bankrolls have much to look forward to.

The Asia Poker Arena, with its state-of-the-art facilities, is an ideal venue for the event, and poker enthusiasts can expect to witness some of the best players from around the world competing for the coveted Main Event title.

With a renewed sense of enthusiasm amid this next evolution of the APT, it is sure to be an exciting and memorable event for all involved.

Log in to your Natural8 account to enter APT Taipei events!

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