APPT: Johnny Chan to hit Macau
PokerStars has just announced an unprecedented line-up of champion poker players who will be bringing world-class poker action to Macau in the People's Republic of China on September 1st for the launch of Season 2 of the PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour.
Joining the field of 20 world class champions in a tournament that is destined to become the largest-ever in Asia with 500+ participants, is poker legend Johnny 'The Orient Express' Chan. There are few players on the planet who can rival his poker record, with ten World Series of Poker bracelets to his name and more than $6.7 million in tournament earnings during his career.
"It's great for Poker in Asia that there's a major tournament like this here in Macau," says Chan. "It's bringing in top players like myself, and letting the world know that there is real poker here, and real poker players here, and that anybody can win millions of dollars."
Joining the Chan will be a host of players from across Asia Pacific, and the world, who have won their way to the event via free online tournaments on PokerStars, in addition to those who will win their entries through live mega satellites still to take place throughout next week at the PokerStars Macau poker room at Grand Waldo Casino. Players can also buy-in directly on-site.
The PokerStars.net APPT Season 2 in Macau from September 1-9, will include the $25,000 HKD buy-in Main Event (approximately $3,200 USD) September 1-6 and the return of the prestigious "high roller" event with a buy-in of $150,000 HKD (approximately $19,250 USD) September 7-9. Both televised events guarantee a minimum prize pool of $10M HKD and with more than 500 players expected to start in the Main Event it is likely to set a new record for poker tournaments in Asia, both in player numbers and prize pool.
The Champions from around the world that will be hosted at PokerStars APPT Macau event include:
For more information on the PokerStars.net APPT and how to qualify for the tournaments, go to: //www.appt.com.