Japan Open Poker Tour Breaks Attendance Information
The Japan Open Poker Tour (JOPT) concluded its most up-to-date reside sequence 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 as a result of prevalence of Covid-19, with the JOPT Season 19 Grand Last and JOPT Season 20 becoming a member of collectively. The schedule contained two Foremost Occasions and 31 facet occasions together with No-Restrict Maintain’em and Pot-Restrict Omaha, but additionally blended video games akin to H.O.R.S.E., a Badugi / 2-7 Triple Draw Combine, and extra.
Each of the Foremost Occasion fields required gamers to qualify both via reside satellites at poker rooms throughout Japan or on-line satellite tv for pc qualifiers via GGPoker, who introduced their sponsorship with the JOPT final month.
Yuta Aikawa bested a subject of 396 entries to develop into the Season 19: Grand Last champion, taking house a participant contract valued at $21,860. As for the Season 20 Foremost Occasion, Toshiya Ishikawa topped a subject of 507 gamers and gained a participant contract value $31,020, the biggest prize of the sequence.
Notable facet occasion victories embody that of Kimura Keisuke who overcame the biggest participant subject of the sequence 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 event winner of the sequence, 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 gives from the JOPT, which permit event 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 be taught the sport of poker and take part in poker tournaments. Because it stands, Japanese poker gamers haven’t any selection however to play in home tournaments and sadly, different reside occasions throughout Asia haven’t but absolutely resumed.
Nevertheless, as a result of fast development in recognition 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 sequence is the Season 20: Grand Last, and is being held from July twenty first – twenty fourth.
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