Japan Open Poker Tour Breaks Attendance Information
The Japan Open Poker Tour (JOPT) concluded its most up-to-date dwell collection earlier this month at Port Corridor in Takeshiba, Tokyo, with a record-breaking 5,989 entries throughout all occasions.
The occasion schedule mixed two occasions that had been beforehand postponed because of the prevalence of Covid-19, with the JOPT Season 19 Grand Ultimate and JOPT Season 20 becoming a member of collectively. The schedule contained two Principal Occasions and 31 facet occasions together with No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, but additionally combined video games resembling H.O.R.S.E., a Badugi / 2-7 Triple Draw Combine, and extra.
Each of the Principal Occasion fields required gamers to qualify both by dwell satellites at poker rooms throughout Japan or on-line satellite tv for pc qualifiers by GGPoker, who introduced their sponsorship with the JOPT final month.
Yuta Aikawa bested a area of 396 entries to change into the Season 19: Grand Ultimate champion, taking residence a participant contract valued at $21,860. As for the Season 20 Principal Occasion, Toshiya Ishikawa topped a area of 507 gamers and gained a participant contract price $31,020, the biggest prize of the collection.
Notable facet occasion victories embrace that of Kimura Keisuke who overcame the biggest participant area of the collection within the NLH Megastack occasion on Could fifth. The Poker Gamers Championship was held on Could third, and Shinobu-san emerged because the champion, profitable a participant contract for $7,960. Hiroki (20) was the youngest match winner of the collection, taking down one of many nightly NLH Hypers.
Poker in Japan
In Japan, actual cash prize swimming pools for poker usually are not authorized. As a substitute, poker gamers compete for the aforementioned participant contract presents from the JOPT, which permit match winners to take part in abroad tournaments such because the WSOP.
Poker is experiencing explosive development in Japan as of late with YouTube and social media making it simpler than ever for gamers to study the sport of poker and take part in poker tournaments. Because it stands, Japanese poker gamers don’t have any alternative however to play in home tournaments and sadly, different dwell occasions throughout Asia haven’t but totally resumed.
Nevertheless, because of the fast development in reputation within the Japanese poker scene, it’ll come as no shock when Japanese poker gamers begin to take part abroad greater than ever earlier than.
The subsequent JOPT collection is the Season 20: Grand Ultimate, and is being held from July twenty first – twenty fourth.
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