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APT China Announced for June 2014

Posted at 16:57 2013-12-23 by Tim Duckworth

During the recent APT-RWM Ironman Poker Challenge, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) announced a new stop for 2014 with an eight-day ‘Festival of Poker’ to be staged in Guangzhou, China as part of APT China.

Coming on the heels of a very successful APT Sydney recently that attracted an APT record of 648 entrants that was won by Australian Tristan Bain, APT CEO Jeff Mann had this to say.

“We are the Asian Poker Tour, we should have a presence in China. It is a growing poker market and we are seeing talented Chinese poker players at all of our events in increasing numbers.”

Gala Poker’s Franklin Ha Yat To and Zhang Xiang with APT CEO Jeff Mann singing APT China contract.
Gala Poker’s Franklin Ha Yat To and Zhang Xiang with APT CEO Jeff Mann singing APT China contract.

The APT China event will be staged with local partner Gala Poker Club Group from June 18th – 25th, 2014 at the Chimelong Paradise Hotel Convention Center. The APT China schedule will consist of 11 events with the marquee RMB 11,000 Main Event (approximately $2,023) set to attract a strong field consisting of players from all across the Asia-Pacific region.

Zhiang Xiang (pictured holding the Chinese flag) is a partner of the Gala Poker Group, and had this to say on the upcoming APT China event.

“There are so many Chinese players that now want to play poker events at the highest international standard. APT is well known and respected throughout China and we are very proud to be partnering with APT in this manner. We hope that in the not-too-distant future there will be APT events happening throughout China.”

Further details are expected to be posted soon by the Asian Poker Tour.

*Photo courtesy of the Asian Poker Tour.

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