Yesterday saw the World Series Of Poker announce their first ever schedule for the World Series Of Poker Asia Pacific, which is being at the Crown Casino in Melbourne from the 4th of April and will be running until the 15th.
In an already busy poker schedule for 2013, this new range of events are sure to be one of the more popular, as the WSOP looks certain to have a tournament in each continent on the planet.
The tournament series will have five events that will be awarding bracelets, with there being a Main Event, High Roller a bunch of satellites and a special Caesars Invitational event. Here is a quick rundown of the events that have been scheduled, please note that these are Australian dollar buy-ins:
April 4th – 8th Event 1 – $1,100 NLHE Accumulator
April 7th – 9th Event 2 – $1,650 PLO
April 8th – 10th Event 3 – $2,200 Mixed Event
April 9th – 11th Event 4 – $5,000 NLHE Six Handed
April 11th – 15th Event 5 – $10,000 Main Event
April 13th – 14th – $50,000 High Roller
The events will all be able to be viewed via live streaming, whilst it is thought that both the Main Event and High Roller events will have television coverage.
This is set to be an extremely popular event, with players all looking to become the first batch of World Series Of Poker Asia Pacific holders, whilst local players will be extremely proud that the WSOP is now able to hold an event on that side of the world. It just goes to show the popularity of poker all over the world, with the original WSOP events only being held in Las Vegas, we have now has the WSOP Europe running for a number of years and now we have an Asia equivalent.
The popularity of poker has always been evident on this side of the world, especially since Joe Hachem won the WSOP Main Event back in 2005.
2013 is certainly going to be one of the most successful and busier years for poker in a very long time, we certainly cannot wait for the action to start at the WSOP APAC in April, with us wondering just who will be the player to take down the very first Main Event.
We will be following each of the events and producing reports on all of them, so if you cannot get to that side of the world to take part or watch, be sure to follow us as we keep you well informed of the goings on.