Asia Swing Announced for WPT 2019August 15, 2019 2:46 am
For the second straight year the World Poker Tour will be taking a special trip through Asia during Season XVIII.
The WPT announced their second “Asia Swing” during series scheduled to take place in Vietnam, Japan and South Korea this September. The Asia Swing will consist of nine tournaments (three at each stop) with points being awarded to the top players across all three stops.
Whoever accumulates the most points in the nine tournaments will receive a WPT Indian High Roller package. The package consists of a INR 100,000 ($1,400) buy-in to the WPT India High Roller tournament, three nights accommodation and travel transfers.
The top three points getters during the Asia Swing will also receive $500 that can be redeemed at the WPT India series.
How does the Asia Swing WPT work?
The first stop on this year’s Asia Swing is WPT Vietnam at the Ho Chi Minh City Pro Poker Club from September 3 to 11. The three tournaments at WPT Vietnam that are eligible for the Asia Swing are the WPT Vietnam kickoff tournament on September 3, the WPT Vietnam main event on September 6, and the WPT Pro Poker Club SuperStack Classic on September 10.
The second stop for the Asia Swing is WPT Japan at Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo from Sept 14-16. The three tournaments at WPT Japan that are eligible for the Asia Swing are the WPT Japan main event, beginning on September14, the WPT 300 on September 15 and the WPT MegaStack on September 16.
The Asia Swing concludes at WPT Korea at the Paradise City in Incheon, South Korea from September 17-23. The three tournaments on the WPT Korea schedule that are eligible for the Asia Swing are the WPT Warm Up on September 18, the WPT Korea main event on September 20 and the WPT 500K Finale on September 23.