Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon event on the way
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 Red Dragon main event.
PokerStars Macau marketing manager Fred Leung says, "As we enter the eleventh Macau Poker Cup we have a chance to make it ten consecutive MPCs of growth and prize pool records. It's a special and exciting time to be part of the PokerStars team in Macau and work with the amazing organization at Grand Lisboa."
Macau Poker Cup Schedule Highlights
01-Sep @ 8:10 PM - Event 1: $2,000 KO Bounty ($125,000 Guarantee)
02-Sep @ 2:10 PM - Event 2: $1,000 Charity Event ($50,000 added prizes)
02-Sep @ 8:10 PM - Event 3: $3,000 NLH ($350,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
03-Sep @ 12:10 PM - Event 4: $1,500 Deep Stack ($100,000 Guarantee)
03-Sep @ 8:10 PM - Event 5: $10,000 Red Dragon ($2,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1A
04-Sep @ 2:10 PM - Event 5: $10,000 Red Dragon ($2,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1B
05-Sep @ 12:30 PM - Event 6: $5,000 NLH ($400,000 Guarantee)
The 5-day poker celebration will be comprised of six numbered events which each count towards the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) Leaderboard. The APOY winner will receive a 1-year sponsorship via PokerStars Macau and is currently led by Team PokerStars PRO: Asia Raymond Wu from Taipei.
The week is book ended by the $2,000 KO Bounty event and the $5,000 NLH. As with previous MPCs, there will be a Charity Event where PokerStars Macau adds HKD $50,000 in prizes to the prize pool and then generously donates half of the entry fee in support of Caritas de Macau.
Wu and fellow Team PokerStars PROs Bryan Huang from Singapore, Celina Lin from China, and Tae Joon Noh from Korea have all confirmed their attendance to the MPC.
"Macau Poker Cup and the Red Dragon event have really built a name for itself," says Huang. "Asia's top poker players come out to the Red Dragon in hopes of making a name themselves and I'm always mindful of that. Playing the MPC at PokerStars Macau really means playing the best in Asia. The person who eventually wins the Asia Player of the Year will certainly deserve the trophy. I'm obviously hoping that person is me."
Other notables coming to the MPC include PokerStars sponsored Nam Le, JC Tran, and Quinn Do all from Vietnam. Of course, the reigning Red Dragon champion Kenichi Takarabe from Japan is expected to be amongst Asia's elite to defend his crown. The last MPC awarded HKD 4,257,000 through six events and this special week expects to be bigger and better.
Players can qualify live to Macau Poker Cup at PokerStars Macau.