Asia Pacific Poker Tour

2015 ACOP: Tweet to win a seat!

We're getting closer to the 2015 Asia Championship of Poker and the fine folks at PokerStars are giving you a chance to come to PokerStars LIVE Macau and play for free!How you ask?Simply use your Twitter account between the contest dates of Oct 5-11 and let us know, "Who would you want to play with...more

by Fred Leung on October 2, 2015 2:32 AM

2015 ACOP: The Race to Two - Part 2

Last year, I wrote a piece about the race to two Spadies and wasn't planning on a Part 2. In fact, I fully expected to be amongst heated arguments about how to compare ACOP title counts - such as open tournaments vs. restricted tournaments (e.g. Ladies Events) or whether two Main Event's Gold Spadi...more

by Fred Leung on September 28, 2015 6:50 AM

2015 ACOP: High Stakes, High Rewards for the Early Bird

There are plenty of exciting tournaments each year at the Asia Championship of Poker but few, if any, gain the poker world's attention like the high stakes events.The ACOP has held the HK$250,000 (USD $32k) High Roller each year since its inaugural poker festival in 2012. Last season, the HK$500,00...more

by Fred Leung on September 23, 2015 2:25 AM

2015 ACOP: The Preview

We are just six short weeks away from the 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (#2015ACOP) - meaning the countdown is officially on for the richest poker festival in the Far East!Hosted by PokerStars LIVE Macau, the 17-day poker festival will take place from October 30 to November 15. The weeks leading ...more

by Fred Leung on September 18, 2015 7:23 AM

MPC23 High Roller: All glory to James Chen

Today saw once again what the Macau Poker Cup has become renowned for - records broken!The record 75-player MPC23 High Roller field just worked its way down to a champion after one of the fastest final tables in MPC history. And that champion was Taiwan's James Chen, who took only 75 minutes to navi...more

by Brad Kain on September 12, 2015 9:35 AM

MPC23: High Roller live updates

11:05pm: Makoto Yoshimichi eliminated in 2nd place (HK$1,117,000)It's all over here!In what was one of the fastest final tables ever James Chen has emerged victorious after defeating Makoto Yoshimichi. The final hand saw Yoshimichi open preflop to 160,000 from the button and Chen three-bet to 420,00...more

by Brad Kain on September 11, 2015 10:27 PM

MPC23: Pan's push to victory!

What a week it's been here at PokerStars LIVE Macau!A new record for the summer edition of the MPC Red Dragon saw a field of 945 where a champion has now been crowned. After three days of play it took less than six hours for that champion to emerge tonight. China's Yue Feng Pan made light work of th...more

by Brad Kain on September 11, 2015 7:26 AM

MPC23: Final table live updates

8:50 pm: Congratulations to Yue Feng Pan, winner of the MPC23 Red Dragon (HK$2,108,000)!China's Yue Fang Pan has overcome a field of 945 players to close out the MPC23 Red Dragon. Pan started the final table third in chips and picked his spots wisely to navigate the victory. Not only does Pan receiv...more

by Brad Kain on September 10, 2015 11:56 PM

MPC23: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Tse Jui Tsai, 34 (Kao Hsiong, Taiwan) - 2,495,000 in chips34 year-old Tse Jui Tsai is businessman from Taiwan. He learnt the game of poker from friends and his usual game is HK$100/200 cash. Tsai says the most important part of his success at the table this week has been playing safe even wh...more

by Brad Kain on September 10, 2015 9:49 AM

MPC23: Tsai leads final table charge

The MPC23 Red Dragon final table is set!It's been an exciting day here at PokerStars LIVE Macau and after six-and-a-half levels of action only nine players remain. Those lucky few will return tomorrow where one will be crowned the MPC23 Red Dragon champion!Leading the way for our final nine is Taiwa...more

by Brad Kain on September 10, 2015 8:25 AM
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