Australian Poker Tour Heads Back to Sydney in June

As 2021 welcomed poker players back to many aspects of their pre-pandemic lives, the Australian Poker Tour provided that tournament series poker action that players had been missing. The APT had been on hold for most of 2020, as the beginning of a pandemic turned to waves of Covid-19 cases that prompted one postponement after another.

The tour did host a successful series in Brisbane in October of last year to test the waters. That led to another APT Brisbane in January 2021 with nearly double the tournaments and prize money awarded.

Tour organizers most recently hosted the APT Gold Coast in March, and they are now preparing for a long-awaited return to Sydney in June.

APT Gold Coast Delivered

The Australian Poker Tour hosted its March series at Southport Sharks, complete with 21 tournaments and estimates of at least $900K in prize pools.

It actually went very well. Players were more than a little excited to return to the APT tables.

  • Event 1: $120 NLHE Opener = 294 entries, $27,835 prize pool ($20K estimated)
  • Event 2: $2,500 NLHE Goliath = 189 entries, $412,300 prize pool ($250K est)
  • Event 3: $80 Short Deck = 108 entries, $6,575 prize pool ($5K est)
  • Event 4: $80 NLHE Deepstack = 270 entries, $16,570 ($10K est)
  • Event 5: $660 NLHE 6-Max = 119 entries, $67,735 prize pool ($30K est)
  • Event 6: $120 NLHE Mix-Max = 166 entries, $15,680 prize pool ($10K est)
  • Event 7: $1K NLHE Players Championship = 254 entries, $204,200 prize pool ($100K est)
  • Event 8: $200 NLHE Main Event = 950 entries, $157,850 prize pool ($150K est)
  • Event 9: $80 NLHE 6-Max Shootout = 192 entries, $12,675 prize pool ($7,500 est)
  • Event 10: $1,200 NLHE Grind = 376 entries, $374,965 prize pool ($150K est)
  • Event 11: $80 Pineapple = 128 entries, $7,825 prize pool ($7,500 est)
  • Event 12: $80 NLHE Ladies Championship = 87 entries, $5,655 prize pool ($4K est)
  • Event 13: $100 NLHE Big Bounty = 258 entries, $20,740 prize pool ($10K est)
  • Event 14: $350 NLHE National Teams = 52 teams, $15,530 prize pool ($10K est)
  • Event 15: $120 NLHE 120 = 372 entries, $35,245 prize pool ($20K est)
  • Event 16: $1,200 Big PLO = 96 entries, $99,665 prize pool ($30K est)
  • Event 17: $120 NLHE 6-Max Championship = 234 entries, $22,135 prize pool ($10K est)
  • Event 18: $450 NLHE High Roller = 479 entries, $181,925 prize pool ($75K est)
  • Event 19: $60 NLHE Megastack = 195 entries, $9,170 prize pool ($7,500 est)
  • Event 20: $800 PLO/NLHE High Roller = 66 entries, $43,795 prize pool ($30K est)
  • Event 21: $60 PLO Frenzy = 156 entries, $7,135 prize pool ($5K est)

Altogether, the 6,485 entries equaled a total amount of $2,021,670 awarded to players.

Next Up: APT Sydney in June

The next stop cannot come soon enough for some players. But considering APT Sydney is not scheduled to start until mid-June, poker players have plenty of time to build their bankrolls, schedule child care, and set up their accommodations.

The series will run 21-27 June with a series estimate of $1.75M across 31 tournaments It will take place at the Cube Sydney (The Cube Entertainment Centre) in Campbelltown.

Without further ado, the schedule is as follows, with the Main Event in bold:

  • Event 1 on 21 June: $150 NLHE Opening Event (2x reentry, $40K estimated prize pool)
  • Event 2 on 21 June: $100 NLHE 8-Max Freezeout ($15K estimated)
  • Event 3 on 21 June: $350 NLHE Celebrity Knockout Bounty (freezeout, $75K estimated)
  • Event 4 on 21 June: $120 Short Deck (ante only, reentry, $10K estimated)
  • Event 5 on 22 June: $150 NLHE Mix Max (8-6-2, 1x reentry, $15K estimated)
  • Event 6 on 22-24 June: $2,500 NLHE Goliath (1x reentry, $300K estimated)
  • Event 7 on 22 June: $660 NLHE 6-Max Shotclock (reentry, $30K estimated)
  • Event 8 on 22 June: $100 Pineapple (2x reentry, $10K estimated)
  • Event 9 on 23 June: $450 NLHE 6-Max Championships (1x reentry, $40K estimated)
  • Event 10 on 23 June: $120 Campbelltown Catholic Club NLHE Deepstack (freezeout, $15K estimated)
  • Event 11 on 23 June: $550 PLO-8 (2x reentry, $20K estimated)
  • Event 12 on 23-27 June: $600 NLHE APT Sydney Main Event (repechage, 4 starting days, $300K estimated)
  • Event 13 on 23 June: $350 NLHE Hyper-Turbo (10/10/10, 2x reentry, $25K estimated)
  • Event 14 on 23 June: $120 NLHE 6-Max Shootout (1 reentry, $15K estimated)
  • Event 15 on 24 June: $120 NLHE Accelerator (1x reentry, $10K estimated)
  • Event 16 on 24-25 June: $1K NLHE Players Championships (freezeout, $150K estimated)
  • Event 17 on 24 June: $120 NLHE Ladies Championship (1x reentry, $7,500 estimated)
  • Event 18 on 24 June: $100 NLHE Rebuy ($10K estimated)
  • Event 19 on 25 June: $150 NLHE Cube 150 (2x reentry, $12,500 estimated)
  • Event 20 on 25-27 June: $1,200 NLHE Grind (unlimited reentry, $200K estimated)
  • Event 21 on 25-26 June: $5K NLHE XHR (1x reentry, $150K estimated)
  • Event 22 on 25 June: $100 NLHE Big Bounty (freezeout, $15K estimated)
  • Event 23 on 26 June: $350 NLHE National Teams (5 players/team, freezeout, $15K estimated)
  • Event 24 on 26 June: $200 NLHE Pokershop 200 (2x reentry, $30K estimated)
  • Event 25 on 26-27 June: $1,200 Big PLO (1x reentry, $75K estimated)
  • Event 26 on 26-27 June: $1,200 8-Game Mix Championship (1x reentry, $25K estimated)
  • Event 27 on 26 June: $240 NLHE Tag Team (2 players/team, reentry, $12,500 estimated)
  • Event 28 on 27 June: $450 NLHE Beast (2x reentry, $100K estimated)
  • Event 29 on 27 June: $80 NLHE Megastack (freezeout, $10K estimated)
  • Event 30 on 27 June: $800 PLO/NLHE Rotation HR (reentry, $50K estimated)
  • Event 31 on 27 June: $60 PLO Frenzy Closer (unlimited reentries, $7,500 estimated)

Details like structures, starting stacks, and late registration information are on the APT website.

 

Rose Varrelli

Rose Varrelli has always been passionate about online casinos, as she’s been a player at a variety of places for years. Rose turned her personal knowledge and insight into a writing career. She aims to provide readers with the most up to date, informative news in the world of online casinos!

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