ASIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

ASIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Since 2009, the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) has been awarded each year to the best poker player on the PokerStars Asia Circuit. This is determined by the APOY Leaderboard where players gain points by participating in the premiere poker tournaments in Asia. Each year the winner has their name engraved into the permanent APOY trophy located at PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room and becomes a part of poker history. The 2017 APOY winner will be awarded a 1-Year Sponsorship with PokerStars LIVE!

Past Winners

2016: Jack En-ching Wu (Taiwan)
2015: Alan "Kinglune" Lau (Hong Kong)
2014: Pete Yen Han Chen (Taiwan)
2013: Jian Yang (China)
2012: Yosuke Sekiya (Japan)
2011: Hung-sheng “Shaq” Lin (Taiwan)
2010: Bryan Huang (Singapore)
2009: Kitty Kuo (Taiwan)

2017 Asia Player of the Year

The following tournaments are Official Asia Player of the Year Events and count towards the 2017 APOY Leaderboard, with more events to be announced soon.

EVENT DATES MAIN EVENT BUY-IN
Manila MegaStack 6 November 29-December 4, 2016 ₱25,000
(22,500+ 2,500)
PokerStars LIVE Manila Anniversary Special January 2-8, 2017 ₱5,000
(4,400+ 600)
ACOP Platinum Series 16 January 6-15, 2017 HK$5,500
(5,000+500)
Macau Poker Cup 26 February 3-19, 2017 HK$15, 000
(13,500+1,500)
PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series February 27-March 5, 2017 ₱10,000
(8,800+1,200)
ACOP Platinum Series 17 March 3-12, 2017 HK$5,500
(5,000+500)
PokerStars Championship Macau March 30-April 9, 2017 HK$42,400
(40,000+2,400)
ACOP Platinum Series 18 April 28-May 7, 2017 HK$5,500
(5,000+500)
PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series 2 May 8-14 , 2017 ₱10,000
(8,800+1,200)
Manila MegaStack 7 May 29-June 4, 2017 ₱30,000
ACOP Platinum Series 19 June 23-July 2, 2017 HK$5,500
(5,000+500)
PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series 3 July 4-9 , 2017 ₱10,000
(8,800+1,200)
PokerStars Festival Korea July 14-24, 2017 KRW 1,650,000 (1,500,000+150,000)
PokerStars Festival Manila July 28-August 7, 2017 ₱5,500 (5,000+500)
Macau Poker Cup 27 August 25-September 10, 2017 HK$15,000
(13,500+1,500)
PokerStars LIVE Manila Super Series 4 Oct 2-8 ,2017 ₱10,000
(8,800+1,200)
2017 Asia Championship of Poker October 13-29, 2017 HK$100,000
(95,000+5,000)

 

All events subject to regulatory approval.

There are three criteria when calculating points:

  1. Place Finished
    Players receive points only if they are in the money. If a tournament pays only five places, only the top five players get points.
  2. Amount of the buy-in
  3. Number of entrants

Total points are calculated by multiplying the point factors of the three criteria:

Place finished

The top 10 players receive points in field size less than 400. The top 20 receive points for fields from 400-799. The top 30 receive points for field of 800+

Players making deals which alter prize payouts will have further allocation of bonus APOY Leaderboard points suspended.

Place Points Awarded
1st 120
2nd 100
3rd 80
4th 60
5th 50
6th 40
7th 35
8th 30
9th 25
10th 20
11th-20th 10
21th-30th 5

Buy-ins

Buy-in (HKD) Points Awarded
$200,000 and more 8 points
$100,000 6 points
$50,000-99,999 5 points
$30,000-49,999 4 points
$20,000-29,999 3.5 points
$10,000-19,999 3 points
$5000-9,999 2.5 points
$2,000-4,999 2 points
Under $2,000 1 point

The buy-in in rebuy tournaments are calculated by dividing the total gross prize pool by the number of entrants.

Please Note: Conversion rate for purpose of determining buy-in amount will be locked at 5 PHP-to-1 HKD; 125 KRW-to-1 HKD

Number of entrants

Number of entrants Points Awarded
Under 50 1 point
50-99 2 points
100-149 3 points
150-199 4 points

200-204 entries is 4.1 points. Then each grouping of 10 entries increases the number of points by 0.1. For example: 205-214 entries is 4.2 points, 215-224 entries is 4.3 points and so forth. The maximum points awarded for Entries factor is 10 (which occurs at grouping 785-794 entries).

Here is a hypothetical total point calculation example:

You finished in 3rd place in a $5,000 buy-in event that had 120 entrants.

You receive 80 points for 3rd; the buy-in is $5,000, which is a 2.5-point event; and there are 120 entrants, which is good for 3 points.

Thus, you receive 600 total points (80 x 2.5 x 3= 600).

Note: PokerStars LIVE Macau reserves the right to change the Asia Player of the Year schedule and criteria at their discretion. Players making deals which alter prize payouts will have further allocation of bonus APOY Leaderboard points suspended.

All player names are recorded as per payout sheets for each event. Please ensure your name is being recorded correctly - and legibly - by the payout team so that your points can be calculated accurately.

PokerStars LIVE Macau bears no responsibility for any points miscalculated due any error in the spelling of player names. Please check this page approximately one week after each event and email macau@pokerstars.net as soon as possible if you believe points have been miscalculated. Any errors must be reported within 30 days after each event for review and update of the ranking.

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ASIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank Player Points
1 Alan 'King Lune' Lau 15,962
2 Sparrow Park Yu Cheung 10,664
3 Xingbiao Zhu 6,403
4 Pete Yen Han Chen 6,208
5 Bobby Zhang 5,375
6 Jack En Ching Wu 5,374
7 Adones Carmona 5,272
8 Terry Tianyuan Tang 4,679
9 Ben Lai 4,368
10 Emmanuel Segismundo 4,346
Standings as of day ending October 8, 2017.