PokerStars Macau reveals ACOP title events

MacauPokerCup_thn_promo.jpgToday, PokerStars Macau revealed that the highly anticipated October 26 - November 11 launch of the 2012 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) will have certain tournaments designated as ACOP Title Events.

These events have buy-ins ranging from HK $8,000 (US $1,000) to HK $250,000 (US $32,000) with the exception of the HK $2,000 Rebuy event and the Ladies Asia Championship.

"Clearly, the ACOP has a lot of excitement surrounding the Main Event and the fact that it guarantees the largest prize pool in Asia." said Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Director of Live Operations for Asia-Pacific. "But the vision for the poker series is quite literal to its name. These 'ACOP Title Events' ARE the Asia championship tournaments of poker."

In terms of historical significance, these titles will be the measuring stick for all-time achievements at the ACOP. The winners will receive a special ACOP Title trophy, which will be revealed at a later time.

"It's a very exciting schedule and there's never been anything like it in Asia." said Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin. "It's a preview to some of the most prestigious titles to come!"

The ACOP is an Official APPT Event and features the HK $100,000 (US $13,000) buy-in Main Event which comes with a HK $10,000,000 (US $1.3 Million) guarantee. The 17-day poker extravaganza will be held at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex.

Players can qualify now to the ACOP at


ACOP Title Events 

(all figures in HKD)

  • Oct 26 -- $10,000 Deepstack Championship ($1,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A (Day 1B re-entry allowed)
  • Oct 27 -- $10,000 Deepstack Championship ($1,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B (3-day event)
  • Nov 1 -- $8,000 Six-Handed Championship ($400,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Nov 2 -- $2,000 Rebuy Championship ($300,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Nov 3 -- $25,000 ACOP Warm-Up ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1A (3-day event)
  • Nov 4 -- $25,000 ACOP Warm-Up ($5,000,000 Guarantee) - Day 1B (3-day event)
  • Nov 4 -- $8,000 Turbo Championship ($500,000 Guarantee)
  • Nov 7 -- $100,000 ACOP Main Event ($10,000,000 Guarantee)
  • Nov 8 -- $10,000 KO Big Bounty (2-day event) ($2,000 cash for each elimination)
  • Nov 9 -- $15,000 NLH ($1,000,000 Guarantee) (3-day event)
  • Nov 10 -- $250,000 High Rollers Event (2-day event)
  • Nov 10 -- $8,000 NLH ($500,000 Guarantee) (2-day event)
  • Nov 10 -- $4,000 Ladies Asia Championship
  • For the complete 2012 ACOP Schedule, please visit

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