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Nicky Jin

China's Nicky Jin wins Event 4 on the eve of his Red Dragon

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                      Nicky Jin's background as a professional online poker player has clearly made the successful jump to the live poker arena. After winning the Red Dragon main event earlier this year in February he won the first Macau Poker Cup event he entered and looks good heading into Thursday's "Slay Day"Day 1A of the Red Dragon main event which begins at 8:10 PM local time. Jin arrived in the new PokerStars Macau tournament area at theGrand Waldo Entertainment Complex and dominated the 152-player field in Event 4: $3,000 NLH on his way to capturing his second title of the year. The ...more

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Strong day for Strong Play at Macau Poker Cup Championship

PokerStars girls

Day 1a of the 2010 Macau Poker Cup Championship is in the books with 60 players surviving six levels of play to reach day two action. There were patches of the aggressive play that we have come to expect from players in this region, but the eliminations were slow early...more

MPCC Day 1a: Levels 5 & 6 (blinds 300-600, ante 50)

Celina Lin

8:30pm: MPCC Day 1a in the books That's a wrap from the PokerStars Macau poker room on Day 1a of the Macau Poker Cup Championship as 60 players have survived to reach day two action. In the final minutes of play, Australian Joel Dodds was able to improve his stack...more

MPCC Day 1a: Levels 3 & 4 (blinds 150-300, ante 25)

Tony Dunst at MPCC

6:20pm: Ten-minute break 6:10pm: Getting aggressive Recently joining the table of Julian Powell and Dan Neilson is fellow Aussie Joel Dodds as the boys sit three in a row on table 12. It's certainly creating an interesting dynamic as the boys flex their muscle with some aggressive raises. First it...more

MPCC Day 1a: Levels 1 & 2 (blinds 100-200)

4:10pm: Ten-minute break 3:50pm: Spets strikes Our early chip leader appears to be Sweden's Roger Spets who just took another healthy pot from David Steicke. The board read A♠K♠7♦9♣J♦ when Steicke called the bet of 2,500 from Spets who showed A♦K♣. Steicke mucked and is down to just a few...more

Macau Poker Cup Championship: Season finale in Asia's gambling capital

Grand Lisboa Casino

Macau has a long and deep tradition in gaming and gambling. From 1962 the gambling industry was operated under a government-issued monopoly license, but when that monopoly ended in 2002, several overseas operators entered the market and Macau experienced its own boom. With the opening of the Sands Macau in...more

Bryan Huang in running for Asia Player of the Year

Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang

PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa held the MPC October Special over the weekend and welcomed 78 players to the featured $5,000 KO Bounty event. Amongst the field, only Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang was in a position to overtake fellow Team Pro Raymond Wu for the top spot on...more

PokerStars unveils Macau Poker Cup Championship

Devan Tang at PokerStars Macau

by Fred Leung PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa is proud to host the Macau Poker Cup Championship (MPCC) from November 2-7, 2010. The MPCC is the grand finale for Asia's premiere poker series and features the HKD $20,000 buy-in Main Event with a HKD $3,500,000 guarantee. Last year, PokerStars...more

James McCarty wins PokerStars Macau Cup

PokerStars Macau Cup winner James McCarty

by Fred Leung There was a record prize pool of HKD $4,512,353 for this PokerStars Macau Cup with more than 1,000 players registering across seven tournaments. The main Red Dragon event saw 314 entries making it the second largest ever and awarded HKD $2,859,912 in total prize money, with HKD...more

Red Dragon: Ginger is the spice of Day 2

Ginger Keong

by Fred Leung PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa had 179 players entered Day 1B to bring the tournament total to 314 players making this the second largest Red Dragon event. The eventual winner will receive HKD $643,000 out of the total HKD $2,859,912 prize pool. 62 players remained from...more

Jason Coe Leads Day 1A In Red Dragon

Jason Coe

by Fred Leung The Macau Poker Cup, hosted by PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa, began Day 1A of the Red Dragon tournament on Friday, September 3. A healthy field of 135 players entered the first of two Day 1s for Asia's premiere poker series' main event. Jason Coe from...more

Macau Poker Cup opens with success despite typhoon fears

Bryan Mad Mimi

by Fred Leung PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa had a successful opening to the September edition of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) which runs from September 1-5. The MPC kicked off with 167 players in the $2,000 KO Bounty event which set a record for that tournament. This was...more

Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon event on the way

Justin Chan, Macau Million champion

PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa is fresh off the success of the record smashing Macau Millions and now prepares for the final Red Dragon event of 2010 at the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) from September 1-5. Asia's premiere poker series will boast a HKD $2,000,000 Guarantee for the featured...more

Justin Chan wins historic PokerStars Macau Millions

Justin Chan at Macau Millions

by Fred Leung PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa hosted the Macau Millions from August 4-8 and smashed the Asia poker tournament record for player field size. The previous record of 679 was held by the Filipino Poker Tour at the Metro Card Club, but on August 7 the...more

Macau Millions breaks record

Raymond Wu at Macau Millions

by Fred Leung PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa made history yesterday as the Macau Millions smashed the all-time record for player field size in an Asia poker tournament. Day 1E had 209 players and brought the total field size to 741 to eclipse the Asia record of 679 previously...more

Macau Millions closing in on record

Jimmy Ng at PokerStars Macau Millions

by Fred Leung The Macau Millions hosted by PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa continues to close in on the record for field size in an Asia-based poker tournament. Yesterday saw 132 and 169 players participate in Day 1C and 1D respectively (yes, two on the same day!). After four...more

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