Asia Pacific Poker Tour

ACOP Platinum Series X: Tokuho Yoshinaga wins, Celina Lin hits milestone

This past week saw the 'PokerStars LIVE Macau' poker room complete the tenth edition of the ACOP Platinum Series from July 21-28. The eight-day series had 8 Official Asia Player of the Year (APOY) events which, in total, drew 992 players and awarded HK$3,475,588 million in prize money - both of whi...more

by Fred Leung on July 28, 2015 8:26 AM

APPT9 Manila: A New Beginning

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour has come to the Philippines annually since 2007 and, in some cases, more than once in a calendar year. Despite the familiarity, Season 9's arrival in Manila feels distinctly different - like the nervous excitement and anxiousness of a first date. The tradition of the an...more

by Fred Leung on July 22, 2015 11:28 AM

ACOP Platinum Series X: Milestone Celebration

The tenth edition of the ACOP Platinum Series is just around the corner and the 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams, Macau' poker room has decided to celebrate the milestone with a super-sized schedule and HK$1.3 million in guaranteed prize money!Platinum Series X takes place from July 21-28 and ...more

by Fred Leung on July 14, 2015 3:12 PM

APPT9: The Second Half of Season 9

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour may be on summer hiatus but the APPT team is hard at work getting things ready for the exciting second half of Season 9 which begins in a month's time.Here's a look at the remaining poker festivals this season:July 30-Aug 9: APPT Manila hosted by PokerStars Live ManilaAug...more

by Fred Leung on June 23, 2015 6:42 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 4: Champion Cheng chews up competition

"It was a lucky day" came the words of a champion.A humble statement from someone who just overcame a field of 493 runners. Tony Yat Wai Cheng started the final table as chip leader and was relentless as he navigated his way to victory in this APPT9 Macau Main Event. The APPT9 Macau Main Event champ...more

by Brad Kain on May 31, 2015 4:43 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 4: Double down, heads up set

Heads up is set!The crowd here is really livening up as the bar overlooking the final table is filling with observers all cheering on the final table players. They only have two to sweat now though with the other two who were in contention finding the rail here. Weijie Ye and Yat Wai Cheng are read...more

by Brad Kain on May 31, 2015 3:29 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 4: Bang, bang, bang

Only an hour into today's proceedings and already three have fallen by the wayside. In an unexpected turn of events, despite the prevalence of shortstacks, the first casualty among our final seven was second in chips to start the day - China's Weiyi Zhang. Weiyi Zhang accepts his fateIt happened in ...more

by Brad Kain on May 31, 2015 1:02 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 4: Hunt for a champion

The end is near. This week we've seen chip molehills turn to mountains for the final seven. They're making their way into PokerStars LIVE Macau momentarily for the conclusion of what has been an exhilarating four days of tournament poker. The final seven players take their seatsThey'll all be gunnin...more

by Brad Kain on May 30, 2015 11:15 PM

APPT9 Macau: Final table player profiles

Seat 1: Chun Liang Kuo (China) - 467,000The 39 year-old Taiwanese Chung-Liang Kuo says that he's been playing poker for 5 years. He tells us that he learned poker playing cash games but has proven he is no slouch at tournament poker. When he's not busy making deep runs in the APPT Macau Main Event h...more

by Brad Kain on May 30, 2015 9:47 AM

APPT9 Macau Day 3: The magnificent seven

Chants and applause. That was the scene here not long ago at PokerStars LIVE Macau. Both the rail and the final nine celebrated as the Main Event final table was set. It wasn't over then, however, as play was set to continue until only seven remained. One of the few who wasn't in good spirits was ou...more

by Brad Kain on May 30, 2015 8:50 AM
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