ACOP Main Event begins tomorrow

ps_news_thn.jpgThe HKD $100,000 Main Event of the 2012 Asia Championship of Poker starts tomorrow afternoon (7 November). After 12 days of preliminary events at the 2012 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP), PokerStars Macau is set to launch the tournament everybody's been waiting for as the main event is set to begin Wednesday afternoon.

The new five-day flagship event on the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour has a HKD $100,000 (USD $13,000) buy-in and comes with a HKD $10,000,000 (USD $1.3M) guarantee -- the largest in Asia.

"This is where the real fun begins." said Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu.


Raymond Wu serenades the tournament floor...

After winning the opening ACOP Title Event -- the HKD $10,000 Deepstack Championship -- Wu made his goal clear. "I'm really happy with the win and the Silver Spade trophy but I want the big one. I want the Gold Spade!"

Wu will be joined by fellow Team PokerStars members Bertand 'ElkY' Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Angel Guillen, Celina Lin, Vivian Im, Bryan Huang, Naoya Kihara, and 2011 APPT Macau champion Randy 'nanonoko' Lew.

Also expected in tomorrow's field is two-time World Champion Johnny Chan, reigning Aussie Millions winner Oliver Speidel, 2010 APPT Sydney winner Jonathan Karamalikis, 2012 APPT Melbourne winner Sam Razavi , and recently crowned ANZPT Player of the Year Mishel Anunu.

The ACOP takes place from 26 October to 11 November. The ACOP is an official event of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour and is held at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex from October 26 to November 11.

For live updates of the ACOP Main Event event click here.


Reigning champ Randy 'nanonoko' Lew

2012 ACOP Title Events 
(all figures in HKD)
26 Oct: $10,000 Deepstack Championship, $1,000,000 guarantee, three-day event
1 Nov: $8,000 Six-Handed Championship, $400,000 guarantee, two-day event
2 Nov: $2,000 Rebuy Championship, $300,000 guarantee, two-day event
3 Nov: $25,000 ACOP Warm-Up, $5,000,000 guarantee, three-day event
4 Nov: $8,000 Turbo Championship, $500,000 guarantee
7 Nov: $100,000 ACOP Main Event, $10,000,000 guarantee
8 Nov: $10,000 KO Big Bounty, two-day event ($2,000 cash for each elimination)
9 Nov: $15,000 NLH, $1,000,000 guarantee, three-day event
10 Nov: $250,000 High Rollers Event, two-day event
10 Nov: $8,000 NLH, $500,000 guarantee, two-day event
10 Nov: $4,000 Ladies Asia Championship

Check out the full ACOP schedule here.

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