J88 Poker Tour 2018
In December 2018, J88Poker sponsored a tournament series in Taiwan with a $4 Million NT GTD ($130kUSD) Main Event which was held in the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP). 360 players in total played the Main Event and Chia-Jung Liu won it for 1,445,700 NT (close to $50kUSD). Over 1,000 players took part in the 13 events held last year.
Side events such as KO, High Roller, and Ladies Event were also part of the schedule 2018 of the J88 Poker Tour Taiwan. The High Roller tournament featured an NT$92,000 + $8,000 buy-in and was played by 24 players; Xiao Yin He won the event for NT$942,460 ($30,551) after defeating Alan King Lun Lau in the final heads-up.
J88 Poker Tour 2019
From March 29th to April 3rd, a new stop of the J88 Poker Tour will be played in Taipei, Taiwan, in the same venue (CTP). The Main Event will feature a GTD prize of NTD 5,000,000 ($163kUSD) and the champion will also get a package to the WSOP Main Event.
A total of 11 events are scheduled including a Team Event (from day 1), a Short-Deck tournament (Sunday, March 31st), a PLO event and a High Roller tournament with a buy-in of NT80,000+8,000. The Main Event will have three initial flights (buy-in NT22,500+2500) and satellites will be played until the Day 1C (April 1st).
On the last day (April 3rd) the action will be great as the Main Event and the High Roller will end, plus the J88 Cup tournament will be played. The blind structure is from 15 mins to 40 mins to the most popular events. The last day of the Main Event will have a 60 min blind structure.
Satellites are being played on the J88Poker platform with GTD tickets for the 2019 Taiwan Main Event.
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