The 2017 Boyaa Poker Tour (BPT) Macau Final is scheduled to be held between October 28 and November 1 at the Babylon Casino.
Hosted by Boyaa Interactive, an online card and board gamesdeveloper, the mega event offers poker fans worldwide a chance to win stunning prizes. The BPT follows a two-step process involving online and offline qualifiers for the final event.
This year, the Boyaa Poker Tour will feature entirely new rewards, competition zones and tournament structures. The Main Event promises a fabulous HK$6 million prize pool, the largest ever in its history.
Around HK$ 1.2 million of it will be given out to the ultimate champion.
Additionally, the payout structure has been designed to ensure that top 200 finishers will receive a share of the prize money. The 2017 BPT will also be offering the top 300 online players an extra 425 billion in online chips.
Apart from the Main Event, the BPT is introducing ten side events in order to add fun and excitement while giving poker players opportunities to win big. Some of the events announced are the International Battle and Hunter match.
Launched in 2015, the global poker tournament has been expanding after earlier successful editions.The number of entries is expected to hit record highs this year leading to the organizers creating a new structure in which the Main Event will be spread over five days.
The first two days starting October 28 will have the Day 1 qualifiers, held separately for two groups Group A and Group B. Following that will be two days of semifinal action before the final battle on November 1.
Online playoffs are currently taking place and will award the winning players seats to the Main Event. This year the BPT was expanded to include two offline BPT satellite tournaments as well.
One of these tournaments was held in Dublin (Ireland) on August 26 at the Fitzwilliam Casino & Card Club. The event attracted players from several European countries including Spain, Poland, Austria and Ireland. It was a local lad named Paddy who ended up winning the title. Paddy received €6000 in prize money and a BPT 2017 Macau Final invitation.
The other satellite tournament was held in Hanoi (Vietnam) on June 17 and saw the participation of 72 players who had qualified for the offline event through online tournaments. The winner was Trinh Anh Dung who took home the title, 250,000,000 VND in cash as well as an invite for the BPT 2017 Macau Final.