2016ACOP: More Fun and Games

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) launches soon and there's lot of highs and lows that come with competing in the Far East's richest poker festival.

The good folks at PokerStars LIVE Macau are well aware of all that stress you've built up and so they've included a wide variety of fun and games to relieve your tension.

Let's take a look at what's in store for the 2016 ACOP.

2016 ACOP TEAR & GO (OCT 28 - NOV 3)

How about we kick things off with a chance at over HK$100,000 in prizes during the opening week of the 17-day schedule? All you have to do is enter any tournament or satellite and you'll receive a Tear & Go promotion ticket. There are instant prizes but also ways to win bigger prizes such as an entry to the HK$25,000 ACOP Warm-up event!


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HALLOWEEN PARTY (OCT 31)

Sometimes the obvious isn't so obvious.

Players have always come to the poker room in costumes on October 31 but we've never officially celebrated Halloween.

That is...until this year.

Monster Monday will have the usual food, drinks, music, and...


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...FOOSBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Do you remember foosball?

Most of us played during our childhood and it just so happens that the PokerStars staff in Macau are utterly addicted to the game. But this isn't the foosball you grew up with. Our competition will take place on a foosball field twice the size of a standard table.

We just love competition and so the first official 3 vs. 3 ACOP Foosball Championship is born!


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FREE-TO-ENTER MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (NOV 4)

When the schedule came out most players assumed this was a typo.

I'm here to tell you. NOT.A.TYPO.

Completely free to enter with a HK$100,000 Main Event entry guaranteed. You can improve your chances of victory by way of HK$200 rebuys but that's totally optional.

Warning: There's a 20-table max for this satty so come early to avoid the chaos that's sure to resemble the picture below.


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PLAYERS PARTY (NOV 9)

Main Event players get to enjoy the lovely confines of the Hard Rock Café poolside for the ACOP Players Party. Come dressed to impress while mingling with the biggest names in poker, enjoying bottomless drinks, and all-you-can eat munchies.


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And of course, there's the...


...BEER PONG CHAMPIONSHIP

The tradition continues as sixteen 2-player teams battle it out for the ACOP Beer Pong title and trophies! It's first come, first serve in terms of registration. If you want to play then don't come late as this gets sold out ridiculously fast. I mean, just look at the intensity and sheer joy of last year's winners - Jordan Westmorland and Joel Micka.


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Oh, this is where I remind you that PokerStars urges everyone to drink responsibly.

The 2016 Asia Championship of Poker takes place at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room from October 28 - November 13, 2016.


Fred Leung
@PokerStars in Asia Pacific Poker Tour