Asia Pacific Poker Tour

MPC23: Xiang Rong wins record Baby Dragon event

'PokerStars LIVE Macau' kicked off Macau Poker Cup 23 this past weekend and completed three of the seventeen Official Asia Player of the Year events on the 17-day schedule.Those three events drew totals of 854 players and awarded HK$2,808,441 in prize money -- the biggest opening weekend since the M...more

by Fred Leung on August 31, 2015 8:17 AM

MPC23: Opening Weekend

The 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room is set for the 23rd edition of the Macau Poker Cup which runs from Aug 28 - Sep 13.The previous installment of Asia's popular poker festival had impressive totals of 3,883 players and HK$27,571,268 (USD $3.56m) in prize money. Players can safely expect similar...more

by Fred Leung on August 27, 2015 6:51 AM

APPT9 Manila: Aaron Lim wins to become first two-time APPT champ!

The Season 9 APPT Manila title has been decided with Australia's Aaron Lim making history to become the first-ever two-time APPT champion with a scintillating victory!Lim had to work for it against opponent Douglas Olsson as he entered heads-up play with a near four-to-one chip advantage.The heads-u...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 9, 2015 11:49 AM

APPT9 Manila: And then there were two!

Our fantastic four has gone from three to two with the eliminations of former Macau Poker Cup champion Terry Fan and local hope Jessie Leonarez.It was an interesting road for Fan today.He started out the day in blazing fashion with his pocket kings spiking a set to crack pocket aces for the very fir...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 9, 2015 9:43 AM

APPT9 Manila: A couple of rockets destroy Lee

We have been idle at five players for over two hours and Canadian player Thomas Lee has dominated the table with non-stop grinding, most often up against Australian player Aaron Lim. As the chip leader with around 4.6M, Lee was about to feel the shifting of the tides.Everything began with Lim shovin...more

by Triccia David on August 9, 2015 7:20 AM

APPT9 Manila: Japan and Germany next on the chopping block

Eliminations were slow to come by so we were stuck at 7 players for some time. That didn't mean there was no action at the felt, actually, quite the contrary with lots of chips shuffling around to different sections. In one hand, Filipino player Jesse Leonarez found himself losing over half a millio...more

by Triccia David on August 9, 2015 6:23 AM

APPT9 Manila: Chua and Yu eliminated

Down to nine players, it was time to show each other the stuff they were made of and clearly everyone at the final table was a heavy hitter. So it is no surprise that when the cards were in the air, out came a lot of muscle. It began with an intense pre-flop raise war between three players. Iona Chr...more

by Triccia David on August 9, 2015 4:50 AM

APPT9 Manila: Final table is set!

The players are off to take a quick dinner break as the final table of nine has been formed here at the APPT Manila Main Event.It didn't take long for three more eliminations to go down as our dozen remaining players were reduced to just nine.Fubo Fu Bang Huang had slipped to the short stack before ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 9, 2015 3:53 AM

APPT9 Manila: Falling to the wayside, 12 remain

Busting out of a big tournament when you've gotten quite deep always sends a bit of a stab to the heart. There's that constant review of should I have done this or that but in the end, a bust is a bust and it will be your story at least until the next event. Entering today with a fairly healthy amou...more

by Triccia David on August 9, 2015 3:05 AM

APPT9 Manila: Down to 18

The final day of the APPT Manila Main Event has started off at a cracking pace, especially when compared to late last night.The final level of yesterday was a bit of a yawn...literally. Players were tired after a long day on the felt, and there was little action as everyone wanted to simply survive ...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on August 9, 2015 12:41 AM
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EPT Barcelona

Congratulations to John Juanda, winner of the EPT Main Event and €1,022,593

Congratulations also to Mustapha Kanit, winner of the €10,000 High Roller event and €738,759

Other big festival winners included:

Martin Finger, who won the One-Day €25K High Roller, and €865,900.

Sylvain Loosli who won the €50K Super High Roller and €1,224,000.

Mario Lopez, who won the Estrellas Main Event and €408,000