Today Boyaa Interactive has delivered for third year its increasingly ambitious Boyaa Poker Tour. And it has done by continuing its tradition of holding the Final in Macau and using its multiregional and multi platform online qualifiers to delivered the precious invitation letters.
Nonetheless. In 2017 BPT Boyaa has added a few more invitations that were won through the new European and Vietnamese Satellite Tournaments, held this summer in Dublin and Hanoi respectively. These two systems (online+satellites) make up for some last time cancellations has completed this first day of a tournament that aims to be first rate in professional terms but also casual, feisty and very international. Proof of these ambitions is that the this BPT is included in the Global Poker Index and the provision of travel subsidies to attract players from all corners of the World.
It's true that there bigger tournaments out there but the key here is the tendency, and this year Boyaa has continue its growing strategy more than duplicating the number of participants. Moreover, it has also increased the prize pool a 40% from last year, to reach a respectable $770,000 that is seducing more experienced players. A prize big enough to attract more than 600 people from more than 10 countries and as diverse as Poland, Ireland, China, Philippines and others. In fact, most of the them were winners in the MTT qualifiers that were organized in the last three months, so the this should be considered a final where the best of five regions are getting together to compete. A stream of poker lovers that keep arriving in the City of Dreams to be part of this young and original Texas Poker tournament. A five day competition at the sumptuous Babylon Casino packed with prizes, payouts, live broadcast, Squad events, High Rollers and, it seems, much more.
The Main Event started its first leg, they so called Day1 Group A, with 387 participants that have been playing no LImit Texas Poker for over 8 hours, 9 levels of blinds until 189 players won their classification for the 2nd round, on October 30. The first players to make it into the semifinals was Burin Shinawatra, who had 142,300 chips at the time the game was over. The last lucky player to get the right to keep fighting for the championship was Feng Ge, with 102,700 chips.
This day 1 finished with two event satellites. Tomorrow BPT we’ll have its second leg of this first round, with more players, more poker faces, more all-in and hopefully the same mix of fun, professionalism and international attitude that we saw today.
For more information, please refer to the Boyaa Poker Tour website or visit Facebook and search "Boyaa Poker Tour."