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APPT Macau and Macau Poker Cup Schedules Season 8 Unveiled

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Apr/02/2014
APPT Macau and Macau Poker Cup Schedules Season 8 Unveiled

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) has announced the Season 8 schedules for APPT Macau and the 21st edition of the Macau Poker Cup where both tournaments will be held at the ‘PokerStars LIVE Macau’ poker room.

APPT MACAU

The APPT returns to Asia’s gaming capital of Macau and the schedule will include twelve Official Asia Player of the Year events from the May 14-25, 2014.

The 12-day poker festival features the HK $25,000 (~USD $3,200) Main Event which runs from the 21st to 25th of May. 

Last year, APPT Macau awarded HK $17,728,424 in prize money to 1,887 players across 11 cash tournaments and those numbers are expected to be exceeded in Season 8.

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“PokerStars LIVE Macau has been breaking records all year long.  Players are telling us that they love these events, and this is demonstrated in the huge number of players that are taking part." said Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Director of Live Poker Events.  “MPC20, the Platinum Series III, and Macau Millions have all hit new highs and the team has every reason to believe that this will be the biggest ever APPT Macau as well.”

The opening weekend will introduce the HK $5,000 APPT Warm-up event which comes with a HK $1 million prize pool guarantee.  Other highlights include the HK $15,000 NLH and HK $100,000 High Roller events which take place on the second weekend of the schedule.

Online satellites are running now to APPT Macau.

Schedule Highlights

Date

Time

Tournament Name

Buyin (HKD)

17-May

6:00 PM

APPT Macau Warm-up ($1,000,000 Guarantee)

$5,000

21-May

3:00 PM

Main Event - Day 1A

$25,000

22-May

3:00 PM

Main Event  - Day 1B

$25,000

23-May

9:00 PM

$15,000 NLH

$15,000

24-May

6:00 PM

100K High Roller

$100,000

 

For the complete APPT Macau schedule please visit: psta.rs/APPT8Macau-schedule

 

MACAU POKER CUP

The 21st installment of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) takes place this August 1-17 and the popular regional series will expand to a 17-day schedule that includes 14 Official Asia Player of the Year events.

Once again, the legendary HK $11,000 Red Dragon main event returns with a HK $5 million prize pool guarantee.  The MPC kicks off with the HK $2,000 Deepstack NLH and HK $6,000 Baby Dragon which comes with a HK $1 million prize pool guarantee.

MPC21 then concludes with the new HK $80,000 High Roller and the HK $20,000 NLH events on the final weekend.

Online satellites to the Macau Poker Cup begin on May 26.

 

 

Schedule Highlights

Date

Time

Tournament Name

 Buyin (HKD)

01-Aug

8:00 PM

$2,000 Deepstack NLH ($200,000 Guarantee)

$2,000

02-Aug

6:00 PM

Baby Dragon ($1,000,000 Guarantee)

$6,000

08-Aug

7:00 PM

Red Dragon ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A

$11,000

09-Aug

3:00 PM

Red Dragon ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B

$11,000

10-Aug

3:00 PM

Red Dragon ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1C

$11,000

14-Aug

7:00 PM

High Roller (1 re-entry)

$80,000

16-Aug

5:00 PM

$20,000 NLH [2-day event]

$20,000

For the complete Macau Poker Cup schedule please visit: www.PokerStarsLIVEMacau.com

*All PokerStars LIVE Macau events are subject to regulatory approval

For further information, please contact: info@appt.com

About the Asia Pacific Poker Tour

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is the region’s richest and most popular poker tour and it is operated by Global Poker Tours Limited. Every year Global Poker Tours Limited sends thousands of poker players to compete in events across Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. The APPT has created a whole new dimension of poker in Asia Pacific, marking its emergence as a truly global sport.

The tour provides poker enthusiasts with the chance to test their skills against some of the world's best players in the most glamorous of Asia Pacific destinations.

Further information on the APPT is available online at www.appt.com

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