2014 ACOP 'Spadies': Schedule Draft

It's about that time we start looking ahead to the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP), or, what some in the Far East are simply calling the 'Spadies' - in reference to the nickname given to the coveted trophies (seen below).

Below you will find some of the things we already know while some are yet to be confirmed.

The ACOP will be held at the 'PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams' poker room in Macau and will run from October 24 to November 9.

The 17-day schedule will feature the Main Event which has a buy-in of HK $100,000 (USD $13k) and the first draft indicates that there will be 14 Spadies up for grabs in addition to 7 smaller buy-in events.

Many of the finer details are still to be confirmed, such as start times, length of each tourney, and prize pool guarantees. But here's a couple of things I can share:

1. 2m GTD Spadie - Clearly the name gives away the guarantee in this event as this new HK $8,800 buy-in event is assured of at least HK $2 million in prize money.

2. Super High Roller - Macau's appetite for high stakes is ever growing and we like to feed people. The ACOP has previously had -- and will still have - a HK $250,000 High Roller event. But this year, a second high stakes challenge has been added with the HK $500,000 (~USD $65,000) buy-in Super High Roller event.


OK, let's get to the schedule shall we?

Reminder that this is just the first draft and only includes significant live satellites. Something you'd love to see? Send in your comments and suggestions to: macau@pokerstars.net or Twitter with the hashtag #ACOP

2014 Asia Championship of Poker - Tentative Schedule
(all figures in HKD)

Friday, 24 October 2014
$2,500 Rebuy Championship*

Saturday, 25 October 2014
$2,500 Deepstack Championship Satellite
$11,000 Deepstack Championship*

Sunday, 26 October 2014
$2,000 Deepstack

Monday, 27 October 2014
$11,000 6-Max Championship*

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
$2,000 6-Max
$15,000 PLO Championship*

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
$2,500 PLO
$11,000 KO Big Bounty*

Thursday, 30 October 2014
$2,500 KO Bounty
$8,800 2m GTD Spadie* - Day 1a

Friday, 31 October 2014
$8,800 2m GTD Spadie* - Day 1b

Saturday 1 November 2014
$8,800 Ladies Asia Championship*
$500,000 Super High Roller*
$5,000 ACOP Warm-up Satellite

Sunday, 2 November 2014
$25,000 ACOP Warm-up*

Monday, 3 November 2014
$13,500 Main Event MEGA Satellite

Tuesday, 4 November 2014
$100,000 ACOP MAIN EVENT *

Wednesday, 5 November 2014
$4,000 Teams Event

Thursday, 6 November 2014
$1,000 Turbo
$11,000 Turbo Championship*

Friday, 7 November 2014
$8,800 NLH*

Saturday, 81 November 2014
$13,500 High Roller Satellite
$15,000 NLH*
$250,000 High Roller*

Sunday, 9 November 2014
$2,500 Turbo


All tournaments are subject to regulatory approval
All tournaments are No Limit Holdem and with no re-entry unless specified
*ACOP Title Event or 'Spadie'