PokerStars APPT announces Season 3 dates

June 22, 2009


It’s only be a couple of years since we first talked about a little poker tour. The Asia Pacific Poker tour was in its infancy. No one knew exactly what would happen with it.

PokerStars had a pretty good idea, though, and it predicted the APPT would become poker’s biggest tour in that part of the world. PokerStars was right.

Now, just a couple of years later, the APPT has announced the dates for its third season.

According to information just released on, the tour is going to kick up again in Macau August 24-30. The event will return to the scene of its other successes at the Grand Lisboa. The $5,160 buy-in event can handle up to 700 players over three Day 1 flights. Last season, Eddie Sabat played a marathon 12-hour final table to take down the Macau championship. Now it’s time for another group of people to have a shot at Macau glory.

The APPT has four other events on its Season 3 schedule. After starting in Macau, the APPT will wind its way across Asia and the Pacfic, from Seoul, to Auckland, to Cebu, and finally to Sydney for the Grand Final.

It was there that Martin Rowe became Australia’s newest million-dollar man in Season 2 of the APPT. Just six months ago, Rowe won the Season 2 Grand Final for AUD $1,000,000.


Keep your eye on the Events > APPT section of the PokerStars tournament lobby. Before too long, you should be able find a full array of satellites for the APPT. And, as always, you can get full details on that tour over at

See you in Macau!


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