First Ever Beijing Millions Set for July 18
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) will find its way to Beijing, China, this summer as the Beijing Star Poker Club hosts the first ever Beijing Millions tournament from July 18-27.
According to the APPT’s official website, the ¥3,000 (approximately $480 USD) buy-in NLHE Beijing Millions event will offer a total of six Day 1 flights.
There has been speculation that the tournament format could be similar to that of the popular Macau Millions, where players are allowed to buy-in to and compete in as many Day 1 flights as they choose, but can only take their largest stack into the second day of play.
Unlike the traditional live poker tournament format that consists of timed blind levels and clear cut-offs, the Macau Millions plays down until only 7% of the field remains, even if that process takes far longer than a typical 12-poker day.
The poker action in Beijing will be open to anyone 18 years or older, and will commence on Friday, July 18 with the opening Day 1A flight.
Days 1B and 1C will take place on Saturday and Sunday respectively, followed by the ¥2,000 NLHE Deepstack tournament on Monday, July 21.
There will be a ¥1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event on the following Tuesday, then a two-day ¥5,000 NLHE Knockout Bounty tournament on July 23.
Beijing Millions Day 1 flights will resume July 24-26 with Day 1D, E and F. Meanwhilere there are also two ¥10,000 16-max Heads Up events on tap for that weekend.
Tournament officials have stated that if there are enough players to warrant an additional starting flight, a separate Day 1G will be added.
Sunday, July 27 will be witness to the final of the Beijing Millions, alongside a ¥20,000 ($3,200 USD) NLHE High Roller tournament.
The APPT is sponsored by PokerStars and is scheduled to host a total of 17 tournament events by the end of the 2014 calendar year. It concludes with APPT Auckland in November.