The unique invitational features 32 players battling it out in a round-robin and knock-out format for the right to claim the lucrative £82,000 top prize and a place in the Champion of Champions.
The rules are the same as those in a traditional game of snooker, but there are only six red balls as opposed to 15.
Snookers behind a nominated colour are not permitted and players will have the option for ball-in-hand providing their opponent has been penalised by five consecutive foul-and-a-miss calls.
The field is initially divided into eight groups of four, with the top two players from each following the round-robin phase advancing to the knockout stages.
Mark Williams is the defending champion after he defeated Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8-2 in last year’s final.
Williams will be joined in the star-studded event by the likes of world number one Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Kyren Wilson, Stuart Bingham and Stephen Maguire.
The tournament takes place at the Bangkok Convention Center in Thailand.