Anthony Wong leads opening event at Macau Poker Cup

ps_news_thn.jpg PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa launched 2011's final edition of the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon on Saturday with 166 players in Event 1: $3,000 NLH.

Asia's premiere poker series runs from August 6-14 and features the legendary Red Dragon main event which boasts a HKD $3,000,000 Guarantee. In total, there are 9

The opening event easily broke the 300k guarantee with a prize pool of HKD $443,718.
Leading the remaining 19 players at the end of Day 1 is Anthony Wong from Hong Kong with 120,000 chips. Other notables advancing to Sunday's Day 2 final include Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin (57,500), Charles Lam (39,100), Jeff Ng (36,800), and Daren Yoon (9,500).

Celina Lin advances to Day 2 of Event 1: $3,000 NLH

In addition to the first place prize of HKD 108,700 there are 960 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) points for the winner.

Every tournament plays a bigger role as we enter the second half of the Asian poker circuit. A victory in Event 1 would move Lam from 26th to 6th on the overall rankings. Lin and Yoon can enter the Top 20 at 11th and 20th respectively with a title finish.

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Day 2 of Event 1 and Event 2: $1,000 Charity Event + 2 Rebuys both begin on Sunday, August 7 at 2:10 PM HKT.

Macau Poker Cup Schedule
(All figures in HKD)

  • Saturday, Aug 6 @ 8:10 PM - Event 1: $3,000 NLH ($300,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Sunday, Aug 7 @ 2:10 PM - Event 2: $1,000 Charity Event + 2 Rebuys ($50,000 added prizes)
  • Monday, Aug 8 @ 8:10 PM - Event 3: $1,500 Deepstack ($150,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Tuesday, Aug 9 @ 8:10 PM - Event 4: $4,000 NLH ($400,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Wednesday, Aug 10 @ 2:10 PM - Event 5: $5,000 KO Bounty ($500,000 Guarantee) [2-day event]
  • Thursday, Aug 11 @ 2:10 PM - Event 6: $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1A
  • Friday, Aug 12 @ 8:10 PM - Event 6: $11,000 Red Dragon ($3,000,000 Guarantee), Day 1B
  • Saturday, Aug 13 @ 4:00 PM - Event 7: $6,000 NLH ($600,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Saturday, Aug 13 @ 7:00 PM - $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Saturday, Aug 13 @ 8:10 PM - Event 8: $30,000 High Rollers (2-day event)
  • Sunday, Aug 14 @ 2:10 PM - Event 9: $2,500 KO Bounty ($250,000 Guarantee)
  • For the complete Macau Poker Cup schedule please visit www.pokerstarsmacau.com

    Zenix
    @PokerStars in PokerStars Macau